Guided tour

Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's Basilica Tour

Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's Basilica Tour

From US$ 98.68 per person

Take a guided tour of the Vatican state and discover the Vatican Museums, walk inside the Sistine Chapel, see the glorious work of Michelangelo and take a trip to St Peter's Basilica.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 3 hours
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Skip the ticket line
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, Italian, German, French
Small group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Experience many different sites in the Vatican State
  • Wander through the Vatican museum
  • Visit the Sistine Chapel
Full description

Start your day of sightseeing by meeting your tour guide and your driver at the pre-arranged meeting point. First, enjoy the luxury of skip-the-ticket-line access. Enter the Vatican and start your tour with a visit to the Vatican Museum, a true spectacle for everyone who visits.

Your tour itinerary through the museum is specialized to focus on the most important parts of the site. The museum is full of art masterpieces, created by Europe's most famous artists throughout the centuries. Your guide will explain every detail of this place. Next, visit the Sistine Chapel. Once inside, marvel at Michelangelo's masterpiece on the ceiling depicting the last judgment. Finish your tour at the Basilica of St. Peter. Admire the Pietà by Michelangelo and the St. Peter's Baldachin by Gian Lorenzo Bernini.

Includes
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Professional art historian guide
  • Skip-the-ticket-line access
  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Gratuities
  • St. Peter's Basilica
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • All participants who are 12 years and older who are visiting a site in White or Yellow Zones must present a Basic Green Pass, while those in Orange or Red Zones must present a Reinforced Green Pass that is valid in the EU and has a verifiable QR code. Basic 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. Reinforced Green Passes can only be obtained by uploading either proof of vaccination or proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months
  • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)

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Meeting point

Caffè Vaticano viale, Viale Vaticano, 100, 00192 Roma RM, Italy

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  •  Due to COVID-19, St. Peter's Basilica is currently closed
  •  A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements.
  •  All visitors must pass through airport-style security. During high season the wait at security may be up to 30 minutes.
  • Please note that St Peter's Basilica can be closed last minute for private services.
  • Your guide will give you an introduction to the basilica and you are free to decide how long you want to stay inside
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 471 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.2/5
  • Service
    4.3/5
  • Organization
    4.2/5

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the tour of the museums was amazing and our guide Elizabeth was absolutely great. We are sorry that you are also offering a tour of St. Peter's Basilica and there is no time for that. You should change that, because I was looking forward to it the most and we didn't make it :-(

December 7, 2021

We had a guided tour with Christina (just our family). That was the best tour we have ever had. Christina gave us a historical overview at the beginning of the tour. Great! She illustrated the history of the Vatican with a lot of heart, a lot of understanding and also at one point or another with humor. She was able to inspire us - without flooding us with names and dates - for the history of the Popes in the Vatican. Her selection of exhibits in the Vatican Museums, which she explained to us in more detail, was super interesting. There was no boredom, even our 14 year old son was thrilled. Her historical knowledge was impressive. Christina is an excellent guide!

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October 26, 2021

The whole tour was exquisite definitely worth coming to Rome even only to live this experience! It is overwhelming to walk through all the rooms and the sistine chapel while listening to the guide narrating. We basically felt like traveling back in time. It is a must visit. Tickets have to be booked in advance for sure and due to Covid restrictions it was not so crowded.

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October 21, 2021

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