Guided tour

Rome: Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Tour with St. Peter's

Rome: Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Tour with St. Peter's

Activity provider: REAL BARCELONA TOURS, S.L

From US$ 53.23 per person

Immerse yourself in some of the world’s most historic artworks during a guided tour inside the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. In the morning, enjoy skip-the-line access to St. Peter’s Basilica.

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Duration 2 - 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian, French, German, Spanish
Optional audio guide


  • Inspire your artistic side by spending the day exploring historic artworks
  • Discover the art collection of the Vatican Museum with an art historian guide
  • Learn all about Michelangelo's masterpiece inside the Sistine Chapel
  • Admire Michelangelo's famous The Last Judgement
  • See the Gallery of the Maps, the Gallery of the Candelabra, and more
Full description

Discover the art collection inside the Vatican Museums on a tour with an art historian guide, with an optional entry to Castle Gandolfo and skip-the-line access to St Peter's Basilica for visits before lunchtime. Walk through the galleries and admire masterpieces by Michelangelo inside the Sistine Chapel. 

Meet your guide, an art historian who will tell you all about the masterpieces you will be encountering. Hear fascinating facts and stories as you visit the Gallery of the Maps, the Gallery of the Tapestries, and the Gallery of the Candelabra.

Round off the tour with by encountering the marvels of the Sistine Chapel, complete with frescoes by Michelangelo. Be awed by coming face-to-face with Michelangelo’s most famous artwork: The Last Judgement.

On tours before 2:30 PM, take advantage of skip-the-line access to St. Peter's Basilica. You can also make the most of your experience by taking advantage of additional entry to Castle Gandolfo (if option selected).

  • Live guide
  • Skip-the-line ticket to Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
  • St. Peter's Basilica entry (on tours before 2:30 PM, excluding Wednesdays)
  • Skip-the-line ticket to Castel Gandolfo or St. Peter's Basilica (if option selected)
  • Headsets (for groups of more than 6 people)
  • Entry to St. Peter's Basilica (on tours after 2:30 PM and on Wednesdays)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • Masks are required while indoors

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Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Umbrellas

Know before you go

  • Please be aware that in peak season due to the number of visitors it might take extra time to go through the security check and to collect the Vatican headsets which are compulsory
  • This tour will take place rain or shine
  • All visitors must have their shoulders and knees covered to access the Sistine Chapel
  • On Wednesdays, the Basilica is not included in the tour due to religious functions
  • Disabled visitors and a companion are offered free entry at the Vatican Museums. To benefit from this, mention it at the time of booking so that staff may handle your request
Customer reviews

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4.5 /5

based on 707 reviews

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We had a great experience with Hilary! The meeting spot is the tour office next to a super delicious coffee shop. Small walk to the Vatican and there’s a bathroom break before we began! We toured the museums with a nice guided tour and toured the Sistine Chapel. We got about 20 minutes to enjoy inside the chapel unguided (it’s a quiet zone). Then you walk to the Basilica and the tour ends. We had a wonderful few hours and we highly recommend it! Easy quick and fun!

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December 1, 2022

Would have been 5 stars but didn't get to see St.Peters, would have appreciated the heads up as we all were expecting it as it is part of the activity. Besides that it was a great tour though. Our guide was enthusiastic and knowledgeable. It is worth noting that there is an abundance of things to look at and 3 hours does not do it justice. I would recommend going on your own or going twice.

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November 25, 2022

I think this is a very well organised tour. The headsets help a lot for good communication. The guide was very helpul, funny and kept us informed at all times. Overall, I don’t think visiting the Vatican would have been as enjoyable without this tour. Would recommend it to anyone.

November 6, 2022

Product ID: 411732