Guided tour

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

Guided tour

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

Activity provider: REAL BARCELONA TOURS, S.L
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From US$ 54.09 US$ 43.27 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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English, French, German, Spanish, Italian


  • 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

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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
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Very knowledgeable guide but we were left on our own in the Sistine chapel and St Peter’s. The advert was misleading which a few other tourists commented on at the start of the tour. Very expensive for what we got which has made me reluctant to use your company again sorry.

March 29, 2023

The most important for me was having somebody to takę Over all organizaytional actions. Buying tickets, showing the way, skipping the line. More Over having guide which made this excoursion the experience and not only sightseeing. Great job! Thank you Guide Eugenio.

March 29, 2023

We had a great guide who clearly knew his stuff. It is a beautiful place and we are glad we visited. A downside- it was far too busy, if we had known how busy it would be we might not have gone. Staff did a good job of trying to divert traffic halfway through the tour but being packed in together so much did ruin the experience a bit. They just let too many people in so didn’t manage to actually see a lot of the first half of the tour. Overall, glad we did it but would only do it in February or November as that is when the guide said the crowds aren’t as bad

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March 27, 2023

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