Guided tour

Vatican City: Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's

Activity provider: TOURS OF ROME
Guided tour

Vatican City: Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's

Activity provider: TOURS OF ROME

From US$ 68.61 per person

Take a guided tour of the Vatican City 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.

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Duration 3 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English, Spanish, German, French, Italian
Small group available


  • Discover the treasures of the Vatican Museums with a professional art historian
  • Admire the Michelangelo's famous works
  • Explore the Sistine Chapel
  • Visit the biggest church of the world
  • Take a picture of the the Michelangelo's Pietà
Full description

Explore the Vatican City with a guided tour led by a professional art historian. Discover the treasures of the Vatican Museums, admire the stunning Sistine Chapel, and visit the world's heart of Christianity at St. Peter's Basilica.

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. Admire the religious site's other incredible frescoes by many Florentine Renaissance masters.

Finish your tour in St. Peter's Square, where your guide will provide all the necessary explanations before you visit St. Peter's Basilica on your own. Admire the Pietà by Michelangelo and the St. Peter's Baldachin by Gian Lorenzo Bernini.

  • Skip-the-line entry
  • Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel guided tour
  • St. Peter's Basilica guided tour
  • All tickets and fees
  • If St. Peter's Basilica is closed, the Rafael Rooms will be visited instead
  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Gratuities
  • Dome and Crypts
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Meet your guide near Cafè Vaticano at the top of the stairs. Your tour guide will be waiting for you at the meeting point holding a sign that says, “Tours of Rome”.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • Physical or electronic copies of your ID will be accepted
  • Tour runs on time as all voucher are skip the line with a tight schedule to get inside
  •  A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No short shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women. You may be refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • St Peter's Basilica may be closed last minute for private services
  • 3:30 PM, 3:45 PM, 4 PM, 4:15 PM, 4:30 PM, 5:30 PM, and 6:30 PM tours will not include St. Peter's visit because the church will be closed; these tours will have a guided tour of the Rafael Rooms instead
  • Vip Small Group Tours are 4-24 max visitors
  • Ordinary Group Tours are 5-35 max visitors
  • Strollers and wheelchairs are not allowed
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I loved the tour with Rosa - she was vibrant, friendly and knowledgable!!! I learned so much about Rome’s history, Roman history and Italian history. We we’re taught about architecture and secret tunnels. This is a strenuous tour - we were able to partake but there are lots of steps and walking that some may find difficult. I would recommend the tour!

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February 26, 2023

Tour guide was fab. a lady with curly hair spoke fab English. sadly I went at probably the busiest time of all 2 days after Pope Francis funeral this meant the Vatican museums were like sardines!! this is obviously not the tours fault, but it was quite a tight squeeze until we reached the Sistine Chapel. which wow! amazing , our guide always kept the group together and the knowledge too was great! sadly we were unable to have headphones for the St Peters Basillica so we had to go at that part alone (unsure if that was legit but by this point freedom was actually appreciated ha). she gave us all the top spots to see inside with instruction, so at our own accord without her we all ventured in and split up into our own journeys.

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January 11, 2023

The Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums were very very crowded due tohigh holiday travel and the passing of Pope Benedict and the funeral the day after our tour. Our guide helped us navigate the crowds while also giving us great informatin and history throughout. Without our guide the visit would not have been as meaningful. Thank you for a great experience!

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January 6, 2023

Product ID: 199210