The world’s most iconic sights are once-in-a-lifetime experiences for absolutely everyone – which means you and your customers can also count on absolutely everyone being there, with wait times going on hours at end. So how are your customers supposed to get through their travel bucket list without losing all sanity? These 10 “skip-the-line” tours, will help them avoid the long queues that typically come with the most popular attractions on the planet.

The London Eye – London, England

At 135 meters high with 25-mile views in every direction, The London Eye delivers what one reviewers calls “a relaxing look at London” – Big Ben and London Tower included. All of the iconic attractions, without the ground-level chaos? Talk about a tourism win-win.

Average Queue Time : 2.5 hours

The London Eye employees were so helpful and friendly. Lots of people in line, and with the Fast Track ticket, they ushered me right to the front of the line! Was great!

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Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums – Vatican City

With more than five miles of corridors to explore, the Vatican Museums chronicle the history and accomplishments of mankind over the last 2,000 years. And if the site wasn’t already significant enough – it’s considered one of the holiest in Christendom – you’ll also get an up-close look at originals by Michelangelo, Raphael, Rodin and more.

Average queue time: 2 hours

Excellent tour.  Guide excellent, knowledgeable, friendly. Definitely worth it to skip the line alone!

Keith R

Colosseum – Rome, Italy

The Colosseum opened in AD 80 as an arena for (bloody) gladiator matches – and with 50,000 seats, it’s the largest amphitheater in the world. Thanks to major restoration projects the structure is still intact, providing a rare glimpse into Roman social life as it was thousands of years ago.

Average queue time: 2 hours

Highly recommend! Learned so much and skipped the long lines. Our guide was very friendly and knowledgeable and covered so many details we would have missed without the tour.

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The Catacombs – Paris, France

A bona fide labyrinth in the heart of underground Paris, the Catacombs originated in the late 18th century as a solution for the city’s overflowing cemeteries, housing the remains of more than six million (yes, million) people. As for another dimension of intrigue? These same tunnels were used as a headquarters by the Resistance during WWII.

Average queue time: 2 hours (up to 3-4 hours during summer)

The tour started on time, we skipped a very long queue and visited areas where the general public has no access. The guide was amazing, while being very knowledgeable made the tour entertaining and the hour and a half passed very quickly.

Lauren

Eiffel Tower – Paris, France

Fun fact: The Eiffel Tower was supposed to be a temporary exhibit for the 1889 World’s Fair. Over 120 years later, it still stands tall – both as a symbol of French civic pride and an international beacon of romance.

Average queue time: 2 hours

Well organized and very knowledgable tour guide. You definitely skip lines. We highly recommend using viator tours.

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St. Peter’s Basilica – Vatican City

One of the most famous cathedrals in the world, St. Peter’s Basilica is the spiritual center of Vatican City – and the handiwork of great Renaissance architects like Raphael, Michelangelo and Bramante. As Catholic tradition has it, the tomb Saint Peter – the first Pope – is directly below the Basilica’s high altar.

Average queue time: 1.5 hours

The entry and passage through the security going into St. Peter’s Basilica Church was lightning fast! I would highly recommend buying the pass to save time.

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Tower of London – London, England

As the history of the Tower of London goes, “gruesome” is a common descriptor. What started as a grand palace became famous as a prison with an enduring reputation of torture – with two kings and three queens having met their fates here. On a brighter note, the tower is home to the Crown Jewels, a collection of 23,578 gemstones still used in royal ceremonies.

Average queue time: 1.5 hours

I loved skipping the long lines! A must see the crown jewels are impressive!
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Van Gogh Museum – Amsterdam, Netherlands

Van Gogh fans, this one’s for you. Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum is home to the world’s largest collection of works by the famed Dutch painter, with masterpieces like Sunflowers, The Bedroom and The Potato Eaters all in one spot.

Average queue time: 1.5 hours

This was an exceptional tour. The guide was very informed and really keep our interest through the whole tour. The museum is stunning and the art is well currated. I highly recommend this tour.

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Empire State Building – New York City, United States

Dubbed “The World’s Most Famous Office Building”, the Empire State Building offers unobstructed panoramic views of New York City from two different observation decks – one on the 86th floor, the other on the 102nd floor (they’re the two highest vantage points in the city.) On a clear day, your clients can see up to five states: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Massachusetts.

Average queue time: 1.5 hours

The mobile phone tickets worked perfectly and helped us skip the ticket line! The Empire State Building was amazing. It is a MUST DO!

Leslie E

Notre-Dame Cathedral – Paris, France

A masterpiece of French Gothic architecture (and who isn’t familiar with The Hunchback of Notre Dame?), Notre-Dame Cathedral is considered the symbolic heart of Paris, set on the famed Ile de la Cite. And from the stained glass and gargoyles to its iconic flying buttresses – the cathedral is a breathtaking sight to behold, for sure.

Average queue time: 1 hour (up to 2 hours for the towers)

This was a very interesting tour. Charley was very knowledgeable and friendly. Worth the price to skip the line. would do this again.

Michelle K

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