I've heard horror stories about crowds and lines, so I was wondering if anyone had any good strategies.
We will be visiting the Vatican sites on Thursday, August 21. We are scheduled for the Scavi tour at 10:45 (1hr 1/2).
I am thinking the following:
7:00 am Tour St. Peter’s Basilica
8:00-9:00 Climbing the dome
9:15-10:15 Purchase early tickets for Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel.
10:30 – tour starts at 10:45 (1hr ½) Scavi Tour
Does this look possible? Will there be long lines that early in the morning for the Dome? Should we just get online after the Scavi tour or will the lines still be too long.
There are some other things we would like to do and I really don't want to spend all-day at the Vatican. I could purchase the Vatican tour at 2:00, but that means we would be there all day. Any suggestions? Thanks!