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Small-Group Tour of Vatican City: with Skip-the-line Tickets

Roma, Italy

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icon3 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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Explore the treasures of one of the world’s greatest art collections with this expertly guided small-group tour through the Vatican museums. Skip the long lines to head straight inside the labyrinth of galleries, where your knowledgeable guide leads you to ancient and Renaissance highlights including the Raphael Rooms, Belvedere Courtyard, Laocoön sculpture and, of course, the magnificent Sistine Chapel. Learn the stories behind the masterpieces, and then get direct entry into the stunning interior of St. Peter’s Basilica.
  • Small-group tour of the Vatican Museums
  • Skip the long lines with priority entry
  • Hear the stories and scandals behind some of the world's greatest masterpieces
  • Gain direct entry into St. Peter's Basilica

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Mix main Vatican sights with lesser-known gems like the red sarcophagus of Constantia.
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Skip-the-line admission
Full tour from an expert guide
Small-group tour of max 10 (but 12 for the Early Morning option)
Headsets for groups of 6 or more
Languages: English
Gratuities (optional)
Hotel pick-up and return
Food and drink

Departure Point

Via Santamaura, 3, 00192 Roma RM, Italy

Return Details

Saint Peter's Square, Piazza San Pietro, Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Max 10 people groups allow us access to a privileged line for faster than skip-the-line entrance. (Only for the Early Morning option we are in a group of 12)
  • Please note: On rare occasions, St.Peter's Basilica may be closed without prior notice, in which case a partial refund might be acknowledged
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered.
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • OPERATED BY RomaExperience Tours

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What is the maximum group size during Small-Group Tour of Vatican City: with Skip-the-line Tickets?
This activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers.

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Traveler Tips

  • "Do not plan to visit the Vatican the day before a holiday." See review
  • "It will be better if the guides carry some kind of a sign/ mark with them so that people can see them from a distance." See review


134 Reviews
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Janice E
, Dec 2019
I forgot the name of the lady guide so sorry but she’s very professional. We only have 2 groups total of 6 people. The 1st group got an appointment and we left 2 to enter the Basilica but still she explain and proceed as usual. Kudos!
, Oct 2019
This was our first time to Rome and this tour was excellent. The guide was extremely knowledgeable and was able to navigate our small group through the large crowds that day to make sure we were able to see all of the “must sees”. She kept the pace steady but did not rush us. We have used Viator for other tours on this trip and they have not disappointed. Will definitely book again.
Margaret R
, Oct 2019
Well spoken and knowledgeable guide. Moved us to great viewing areas to see and get the most of the Art work and other items.
Jaclyn P
, Oct 2019
Amazing experience, the tour was just the right amount of time and extremely informative! Everything was checked off our list in relation to what we were expecting/wanted. Small group was great as well!
Joseph P
, Oct 2019
The guide was wonderful and very knowledgeable. Her insight brought more meaning to the artwork, buildings and culture of that period.
Gregory E
, Jul 2019
Very good tour -- got a chance to see the main highlights. I learned a bit more on previous tours of the Vatican, but I understand that you can't cover everything when trying to see Vatican City in a few hours. Tour guide was very kind and well informed. He was hard to understand at times, but had no issues clarifying something or repeating it. We left satisfied with the value of the tour.
, Jul 2019
I have to start by saying that it's a pity I don't remember the name of our guide (her name started with B). She was very friendly and knowledgeable. She explained the history behind the key paintings and places which made the tour very enjoyable. The tour is for a small group which makes it easy to follow the guide. We had lost a couple from our group along the way, but the guide made every effort to find them. Unfortunately we could never find them (the place is really crowded!). It will be better if the guides carry some kind of a sign/ mark with them so that people can see them from a distance.
Fay T
, Jul 2019
We had lovely morning at the Vatican with a very knowledgeable tour guide. This was a very good experience and can highly recommend this.
Lisa D
, Jul 2019
Very thorough and enlightening. Our guide was kind and knowledgeable. We were happy we went on the first tour in the morning as it got very hot towards the end. We walked past huge lines and went right on in. Great experience and a must see at least once while in Rome.
Eric T
, Jul 2019
Wonderful tour. Very informative. Moved at a good pace. Plenty of time. Our guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. Highly recommend.

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