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Skip The Line: Semi-Private Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel, And St. Peter's Basilica Walking Tour

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Don't just skip the line; beat the crowds at the Vatican. Enjoy a semi-private guided tour of the Vatican before it opens to the general public, including visits to the beautiful Sistine Chapel and enchanting St. Peter's Basilica.

Skip the Line and Visit St. Peter's Basilica and More

Wake up and take a tour of the Vatican that lets you see it before it opens to the general public. See three of Rome's top attractions, the Vatican, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica. Visit the Vatican on this semi-private walking tour with a maximum of 12 guests that shows you the Vatican museum without the crowds.

You don't want to leave Rome without seeing the Vatican. Your Vatican tour guide will take you through the architecture, history, and politics of the site, while walking you through one of the most amazing attractions in Rome. Tour the Vatican museums and see the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica alongside a knowledgeable tour guide after skipping the very long line. The incredible painted ceilings and walls of the Sistine Chapel are sure to take your breath away, and the ornate architecture of St. Peter's Basilica will have you in awe. Atop the burial site of Saint Peter, the Basilica is an incredible example of ornate Renaissance architecture. The Sistine Chapel features the not-to-be-missed Last Supper fresco by Rosselli and d'Antonio, as well as the unparalleled ceiling by Michelangelo. Your Rome shore excursion will give you more than just a taste of this incredible place; you'll be immersed in the history, beauty, and tales of the Vatican.

Enjoy the storied walls of the Vatican before the crowds get there. Walk with a guide through the sites of the Vatican and learn about this awe-inspiring site from a professional.

Please Note: This tour includes admission and headsets. The St. Peter's Basilica and/or Sistine Chapel may be closed without notice on rare occasions. During these times, the tour will visit other parts of the museums. A dress code is strictly enforced; men must wear long pants, and knees and shoulders must be covered at all times. This tour ends at St. Peter's Square and takes place in Rome. Guests on ships docking in Civitavecchia will need to make their own way to Rome from Civitavecchia (approximately 50 miles away) at their own expense. There is train service from nearby train stations, and the average trip takes approximately 90 minutes each way. Your cruise ship may offer a shuttle to a nearby station.

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Shore Excursions Group was created with one goal in mind: to provide exceptional travel experiences to cruise passengers in the ports they visit around the world. To accomplish this, we have compiled an exceptional array of tours delivered by local experts with decades of experience serving travelers and delivering excellent tours. Our owners and management team are comprised of seasoned travel industry executives who leverage their considerable experience to deliver memorie ...
from $115.00 (USD)
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Group Size
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Tour Duration
3 Hours
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Tour Leaves From
The Vatican.
Food/Beverage Provided
Not Included
Special Instructions
A strict dress code is enforced at the Vatican: knees and shoulders must be covered at all times, and men must wear full-length trousers.
This tour is not wheelchair accessible.