Guided tour

Rome: Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel Official Guided Tour

Rome: Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel Official Guided Tour

From US$ 43.10 per person

Enjoy skip-the-ticket-line entry to see the awe-inspiring art and design of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. Uncover the important religious history of these buildings with your guide.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Vouchers must be exchanged for tickets.
Duration 2 hours
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Skip the ticket line
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Live tour guide
English, Italian, French, Spanish, German

Experience

Highlights
  • Experience the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel with the assistance of an enthusiastic guide
  • Get speedy access inside the museums with a skip-the-ticket-line ticket
  • Explore the astonishing interiors and artworks inside Rome's most iconic buildings
  • Marvel at Michaelangelo’s “The Creation of Adam”
  • Enjoy the official guided tour of Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
Full description

Skip the ticket line and gain fast access to both the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. Once inside, meet your guide who will conduct your tour and reveal the intriguing story behind the seminal design. Enter the Pio Clementino Museum and get up close to the astonishing classical Roman and Greek sculptures, before walking through to the Gallery of the Candelabras which is populated with majestic marble structures throughout.

Continue on to see the 40 maps frescoed on the walls of the Gallery of the Geographical Maps, the hanging renaissance artworks at Gallery of the Tapestries, and the four Raphael Rooms. Finally, marvel at Michelangelo's fresco "The Creation of Adam" in the Sistine Chapel.

Includes
  • Skip-the-ticket-line entrance
  • Official guided tour
  • Ticket to St.Peter's Basilica. Entry is free however it is not guaranteed due to crowd control
  • Access to St. Peter's Basilica's dome
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • All participants who are 12 years and older must present a Green Pass that is valid in the EU and has a verifiable QR code. Valid Green Passes can be obtained by uploading either proof of vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months, a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before the activity starts, or a negative antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts to the Green Pass or Covid Certificate apps
  • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Passport or ID card for children

Not allowed

  • Shorts

Know before you go

  • You must cover your shoulders and knees to visit the Vatican and may be refused entry if you do not adhere to the dress code
  • St Peter’s Basilica and the Square may be closed on Wednesday mornings due to Papal Audience
  • Children under 6 years old go free of charge
  • Late arrivals will not be accommodated
  • All visitors must pass through airport-style security. During high season the wait at security may be up to 30 minutes.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 496 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.4/5
  • Value for money
    4/5
  • Service
    4/5
  • Organization
    4.5/5

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Nice tour inside the Vatican museums and Sistine chapel with a very knowledgeable and friendly guide. Of course in 2 hours it is not possible to linger too much, but it was quite exhaustive! And for those who want it there is still the possibility to stop even after the end of the tour.

November 8, 2021

The tour is excellent; but many other people on our tour booked through different organisers for the same tour which meant there was a large deviation in pricing. This made some in our group feel like they got value for money and others thinking they were ripped off. I'm just going to explain the entrance.

November 2, 2021

It was hard to find the location. I wish more folks guided us to the entrance! Our tour guide was knowledgeable and excellent. I learned so much… I got to spend more time at the end of the tour, on my own, in sections that interested me more…,A fantastic day at the Vatican!

August 26, 2021

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