Guided tour

Rome: Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Tour

Activity provider: Tours About

Rome: Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Tour

Activity provider: Tours About
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From US$ 78.05 US$ 62.44 per person

Join a guide with skip-the-line tickets to the Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel. Then, explore St. Peter’s Basilica at your own pace.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 2 - 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German, Spanish, Italian, French, Chinese, Portuguese
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the vast galleries of the Vatican Museums with a guide in your chosen language
  • Discover Michelangelo's masterpiece in the Sistine Chapel
  • Skip the ticket lines to enter the Vatican Museums
Full description

Covid-19 Update

Due to health and safety regulations, this itinerary may change. See Know before you go for the latest updates.

Take a guided tour of the extensive papal collection of statues, artifacts, and paintings by some of the world’s most distinguished artists in the endless corridors of the Vatican Museums. 

See work by historic cartographers in the Gallery of the Maps, admire the Gallery of the Candelabras and more. Enter the Sistine Chapel and admire Michelangelo’s acclaimed masterpiece.

Afterward, explore St. Peter’s Basilica at your own pace without a guide. Discover highlights include Bernini's high altar and the stunning "La Pieta" by Michelangelo.

Includes
  • Skip-the-ticket-line entry to the Vatican Museums
  • Skip-the-ticket-line entry to the Sistine Chapel
  • Guide
  • Headsets
  • Wi-Fi at the meeting point
  • Bathroom access
  • Recharging station for your mobile devices
  • Transportation
  • Entrance ticket to the dome of St. Peter's Basilica
  • Guide in St. Peter's Basilica
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
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 over 12 years old must present proof of full vaccination
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present either proof of full vaccination or proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months
  • All participants are required to bring and wear FFP2 masks. Blue surgical masks will not be accepted

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Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Important information

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • There is a strict dress code to visit the attractions of the Vatican, and shoulders and knees must be covered at all times. You may be refused entry if you do not comply. Peter's Basilica is closed at Easter and other religious holidays, on December 25 & 31, & every Wednesday from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM. During these times, the tour will be offered in other parts of the Vatican Museums
  • On rare occasions, St. Peter’s Basilica is subject to closure without notice. If this happens, you'll spend a full 3 hours in the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
  • The Raphael Rooms are only available on the 8:30 AM English tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 8866 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    4/5
  • Service
    4.3/5
  • Organization
    4.2/5

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I paid for the skip-the-line and early entry but being the only one, they moved me with another group later. I recommend that the tour starts much earlier. The amount of people was barbaric and uncomfortable. The bad : the agency changed address and it was super difficult to find it. To top it off, they had my name registered when I had even arrived. I had to run to join the group.

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July 2, 2022

I would highly recommend this tour if this is your first time going to the Vatican. There are swarms of people and different lines; it’s very over whelming. Our tour guide helped us through the lines and gave us a great tour. Without a guide, I would’ve missed so many things made my famous artists in the museums.

June 30, 2022

This was an excellent tour. Our guide Antonio was superb on all fronts. He expertly guided us with clear instructions that set the group up for success. This included what to expect, where to stand, and how to move with him in confidence through the crowds. He was very knowledgable with a clear well paced delivery. We felt grateful to be paired with him. Thank you Antonio!

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June 25, 2022

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