If you are planning to spend your holidays in Italy, and perhaps visit the Vatican during that time, then the last thing you should be doing is standing in line, or getting up a crazy o’clock just to avoid a queue. Instead, spend a little of your precious time reading our Avventure Bellissime guide on how to tour the Vatican without waiting in line.
Book a tour
One of our first tips on touring the Vatican without waiting in line is to book a tour in advance of coming to the Vatican. There are three advantages to this:
Many tour companies, including Avventure Bellissime, offer a skip the line Vatican tour. This means that you will indeed be able to tour the Vatican without spending time in the formidable queues.
And, by touring with experts like ourselves at Avventure Bellissime, you’ll be able to visit on the day and at the time you wish to.
Since there is so much to see, you’ll get a guide to show you the museums, the Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica and Square. It’s personal, in-depth, and makes best use of your time by avoiding the queues (which shouldn’t be underestimated) and you won’t be spending time worrying if you’ve seen anything or which way you should go to find x, y or z.
Book in advance
It’s best to book your tickets and tour, if you wish to be part of one, in advance. Many tours do sell out, so doing your research and visiting early is advised, particularly during peak season.Also, when you arrive at the Vatican you are likely to be approached by people who say that they will be able to get you Vatican skip the line tickets. When you look at the length of the queue you may think that the offer is too good to be true, and most of the time it is and they should be avoided.