How to skip the line at some of the world's best attractions!
September 10, 2019 at 11:00 AM
Quay Travel can organise private, small group, and custom tours to some of the world’s most-visited cultural institutions. You’ll skip the line, so you won’t have to wait. The tours are led by scholarly local experts in art, architecture, or history—offering you a deeper dive into the popular attractions. Skip the line in over 60 global cities - explore some of our skip-the-line offerings below.
The Vatican, Rome
It may be the world’s smallest country, but Vatican City attracts big crowds during high season—which is pretty much all the time. On busy days, the wait can be more than three hours. Take advantage of line-skipping privileges on the Arte Vaticana: Vatican Museums Tour, though, cruise past the crowds with an art or church historian leading the way. You'll see ancient and Renaissance art, peer up at St. Peter’s Basilica, and explore the Sistine Chapel.
The Uffizi, Florence
In the heart of Florence’s bustling historic center, the Uffizi Galleries were originally built as government offices, or uffizi. However, they soon became a repository for fine art and later opened to the public in 1769 after acquiring the Medicis’ artistic treasures, which were gifted to the city. Head to the front of the line on the art historian–led Uffizi Gallery Tour: Crash Course, which covers Renaissance masterpieces, including Sandro Botticelli’s “Birth of Venus” and “Primavera” (or “Spring”).
Tower of London, London
Enjoy the royal treatment and see the Crown Jewels with an Exclusive Early Morning Tower of London tour. On arrival, one of the Yeomen Warders or ceremonial will open the gates 90 minutes before the published opening time. Along with avoiding the crowds, you'll have the full attention of a historian specializing in English history, who will share stories of kings and queens, political intrigue, and the history of the building.
The Louvre, Paris
With more than 10 million visitors in 2018 alone, the Louvre is the most-visited museum in the world. For anyone who loves art, getting in is well worth the wait, but why stand in line if you don’t have to? The Louvre Museum Tour: Crash Course takes care of all the planning, with dated and timed tickets that someone else purchases for you. Just show up and enjoy an insightful tour led by an art historian from a local university or a curator.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
At the start of New York City’s Museum Mile, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, or The Met, is one of the most prestigious and beautiful art institutions in the world. You'll experience it at a time when most people don’t, with the special Met Museum After Dark tour led by an art historian or museum curator. Sidestep the queue and begin with a sunset viewing of The Temple of Dendur. Pay close attention as the museum’s original copper lights illuminate the American Wing’s golden Diana sculpture.
We have so many more skip the line tours on offer, so get in touch and let us elevate you to the top of the queue!
Plus, we have some great airfare specials on right now. Let us plan and book a fantastic trip for you. Email Lisa now or phone the team on 0800 782 797.