Skip the line tour means that the tour provides special access that allows you to skip all the entrance lines — even the priority ones. Skip-the-line tour provides fast-track access so you don’t have to wait in the admission line. Interesting, isn’t it?
There are several skip the line tours available in Italy, especially in Rome and Vatican. We have summarized some of them in this article, here is the list:
1. Skip the Line: Vatican Museums with St Peter’s, Sistine Chapel and Small-Group Upgrade
Visit the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica on this guided Vatican walking tour, in a group of no more than 20 people! See Raphael’s Rooms, Gallery of the Maps and more, and then step inside the Sistine Chapel to see Michelangelo’s fresco ‘The Creation of Adam.’ Finish with a St Peter’s Basilica tour and hear the secrets of the holiest place in Christendom. Choose from four different start times or upgrade to a small-group tour (12 people maximum). Skip the long lines for St. Peter’s Basilica with special access directly from the Sistine Chapel.
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Hear the stories and secrets of the intriguing Vatican while following your guide through incredible rooms like the Gallery of Tapestries and the Gallery of Maps, a seemingly never-ending corridor adorned with intricately detailed Italian maps. Pass through the Gallery of Candelabras, seeing ancient sculptures and opulent candelabras from Imperial villas, and wander through Bramante’s Pinecone Courtyard to pose for pictures in front of the bronze Pigna statue.
2. Skip the Line: Ancient Rome and Colosseum Half-Day Walking Tour
Leave the crowds behind and head straight inside the Colosseum with your skip-the-line entrance ticket! In a group of no more than 25 people, explore the first and second tiers of this A-list attraction with a guide, learning about the gladiators who competed in the Colosseum’s gory gladiatorial games. Finish with a tour of the Roman Forum in Ancient Rome and admire incredible ruins, like the Temple of Julius Caesar.
Start your tour near Oppian Hill – one of the famous Seven Hills of Rome — to enjoy panoramic views of the Colosseum, and then stroll down to it with your guide. As Rome’s premier crowd-drawing site, the Colosseum regularly attracts long entrance lines. Skip them with your priority-access ticket and head straight inside for your small-group tour.
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As you walk around the Colosseum’s first and second tiers, your guide will keep you entertained with tales of gladiators, mock sea-battles and executions — a fascinating insight into the amphitheater’s gruesome past. Wander its circumference and learn what it must have been like when the crowds were roaring and the gladiator’s fate was decided by an emperor on a whim.
3. Skip the Line: Vatican Museums Tickets
Use your skip-the-line Vatican Museums ticket to explore one of the world’s greatest museum complexes at leisure! A veritable Aladdin’s Cave, the Vatican Museums teem with history at every turn, glistening with magnificent Renaissance art and architecture. Queues are long, so skip past them with your fast-track ticket and then spend as long or as little as you like inside, seeing sites like Raphael’s Rooms and the Sistine Chapel — home to Michelangelo’s ‘The Last Judgement’ fresco. Upgrade your ticket to include a small-group guided tour (maximum 20 people), and put the dazzling sights of the Vatican into historical context.
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To see everything inside the Vatican Museums would be a definite feat, as the rooms that comprise them collectively stretch a staggering 9 miles (15km) around Vatican City. However, your ticket enables you to stay for as long or little as you want, meaning you can see as much of the art-filled rooms as your heart desires.
4. Skip the Line: Borghese Gallery Tickets
If you want to visit the Borghese Gallery in Rome at your leisure, without a guide, but don’t want to wait in the entrance queue, book this skip-the-line ticket to ensure your admission (tickets regularly sell out a month in advance!). You’ll enjoy fast, hassle-free entry to this renowned art gallery, which is home to a collection of masterpieces by artists like Caravaggio, Rubens and Bernini. If you would prefer to explore the gallery with a guide, just upgrade to the guided tour option when booking.
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If you would prefer to explore the gallery with a guide, just upgrade to the guided tour option when booking.
After meeting a representative and exchanging your voucher, gain quick access to the Borghese Gallery (Galleria Borghese), one of the best art collections in Rome, made up of classical sculptures, Renaissance paintings and priceless antiquities. You can also enjoy a view over Piazza del Popolo and stroll through the beautiful Villa Borghese gardens.
5. Skip the Line: Crypts and Roman Catacombs Small-Group Walking Tour
Discover Rome’s hidden delights and quirky sites on a 3.5-hour walking tour of the underground catacombs, Capuchin Crypt and the Basilica of San Clemente. The intriguing tour showcases the best of Rome’s underground attractions, such as the crypt made from Capuchin monks’ bones and the Domitilla Catacombs where early Christians worshiped in secret. Finish with a visit to Basilica of San Clemente to see a church like no other, and marvel at the centuries of history displayed through its architecture.
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Meet your guide at Piazza Barberini in central Rome, and stroll to the Church of Santa Maria della Concezione to discover the Capuchin Crypts. Start by entering the crypt’s museum to see an incredible Caravaggio painting – St Francis in Meditation – as well as other relics about St Francis (Italy’s patron saint), and then head into the jaw-dropping crypts.
6. Skip the Line: National Roman Museum and Diocletian Thermal Baths Walking Tour
Venture into the Palazzo Massimo for 2-hours with your local guide to discern one of the world’s most impressive collections of ancient Roman art. Witness famous sculptures like the Boxer at Rest, Discus Thrower and Sleeping Hermaphrodite. Explore the stunning painted rooms from the Villa of Empress Livia, colorful original mosaics, Ancient coins, and jewels. Choose between a private or small-group tour.
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Enjoy beautiful collections of classical art inside the National Roman Museum of Palazzo Massimo. Learn about each painting from your knowledgeable and professional guide. Discover all of the four floors exhibits offering a rich panorama of Roman art from statues to mosaics, frescoes to numismatics and jewellery.
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