Guided tour

Rome: Skip-the-Line Vatican and Sistine Chapel Guided Tour

Activity provider: AROUND THE CITY srl

Rome: Skip-the-Line Vatican and Sistine Chapel Guided Tour

Activity provider: AROUND THE CITY srl

From US$ 88.42 per person

Pre-book your skip-the-line entry ticket and visit the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel without waiting in line. Learn about these sights and the masterpieces they hold on a guided tour.

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Duration 3 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
Audio guide included


  • Feel inspired as you walk through the intricate interiors of the museums
  • Enrich your time at the Vatican and Sistine Chapel with a guided tour
  • Get to know the history of some of Rome's most prominent structures
  • Discover the wonders of the Gallery of Maps and Gallery of Tapestries
  • Admire the Sistine Chapel's one-of-a-kind frescoes and roof paintings
Full description

Skip the ticket lines and enjoy fast-track entry to the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel with this combo guided tour. With the help of your guide, get an inside look at the most famous aspects of these sights and discover masterpieces by Bernini, Michelangelo, Raphael, and others.

After meeting your guide, you’ll enter the Vatican Museums to start exploring. Follow an itinerary centered on the museum's most important regions, featuring treasures of art from across the centuries.

Your guide will lead you to some of the museums’ highlights from the papal collection at the Vatican Museums' kilometers of galleries, explain everything along the way.

The Cortile della Pigna (Pine Cone Courtyard) will be the next stop, where you can view the fountain of a pine cone that previously stood near the Temple of Isis. The octagonal courtyard of the Cortile Ottagono is a sight to see.

Your trip will continue to the 40 frescoed maps on the walls of the Gallery of Maps, the hanging Renaissance artworks at the Gallery of Tapestries, and the four Raphael Rooms. Finally, at the Sistine Chapel, marvel at Michelangelo's fresco, "The Creation of Adam."

At the end of your guided visit, your guide will lead you to St. Peter's Basilica, via a route that will let you avoid waiting in the lines. Here, you can finish your day exploring the basilica freely.

  • Skip-the-line tickets to the Vatican Museums
  • Entrance to the Sistine Chapel
  • Guided tour
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Access to St. Peter's Basilica's dome
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants must also bring a valid form of ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, identity card, student card, etc)

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Meeting point

The meeting point is in front of Bar Trecaffè. The meeting point is only 200 m (660 ft) from the main entrance of the Vatican Museums. Tour staff will be waiting for you with an Around The City sign.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • All visitors are required to go through airport-style security. During peak season, security lines might be up to 30 minutes long
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April 25, 2022

Product ID: 409878