More photos

From US$ 55 per person

Skip-the-Line: Sistine Chapel & Vatican Tickets & Tour

Key Details

Tour Duration
3 hours
Skip the Line
Save up to 2-3 hours
Mobile Voucher Accepted
Instant Confirmation
Live Guide
German, English, Spanish, French, Portuguese

Pick-up service

Pick-up available from hotels within the Aurelian Walls. Please make sure to confirm the pick-up details with the local tour operator. Provide your address and the name of your hotel.

Select date and participants:


Our promise to you

  • Speedy booking and reserved spots
  • No-hassle Best Price Guarantee

What You'll Do

  • See the Papal treasures of the Vatican Museums
  • Marvel at the Sistine Chapel
  • Go inside St. Peter's Basilica (except on Wednesday)
  • See the Raphael Rooms, part of the Papal Apartments
  • Skip the line for fast entry to the Vatican's most famous sights


Visit one of the most beautiful cathedrals in the world with skip-the-line access to the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica. The guided 3-hour morning or afternoon tour also explores the papal treasures and magnificent art of the Vatican Museums.

What to Expect

Tour one of the holiest sites in Christendom on a 3-hour guided walking tour of the Vatican Museums including a comprehensive visit to the Sistine Chapel and the masterpieces of St. Peter’s Basilica. With exclusive skip-the-line access, saving you long waits in the lines that form outside one of the world’s most popular attractions.

Considered among the most important places in the history of human civilization, start your tour at the museum to see the important collections of art that various popes have acquired throughout the centuries.

Look out for renowned sculptures and masterpieces of Renaissance art. Feel the weight of history and get a sense of the sacred as you spy paintings by Raphael, Giotto, Leonardo da Vinci, Caravaggio, and Michelangelo, including his masterwork in the Sistine Chapel.

Only in the morning
Admire Bernini’s colonnade in St. Peter’s Square and go inside the Basilica. Built over the centuries by famous architects including Michelangelo, its iconic dome is one of the glittering symbols of Rome.

What's Included

  • Tour guide
  • Skip-the-line entrance tickets to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel

What's Not Included

  • Hotel pick-up (unless option booked)
  • Drop off
  • Entrance tickets to St. Peter’s Basilica (applies to all afternoon tours)

Meeting Point

Meet your tour guide at Piazza del Risorgimento, at the corner of Via Ottaviano (except hotel pick-up option).

What to Remember

• Tours run every day except Sundays and religious holidays.
• Tour ends close to St. Peter's Square.
• Strict dress code: no skirts above the knee, no shorts, no bare shoulders (tank tops or sleeveless blouses), and you must wear shoes. You will not be permitted inside the basilica unless you are dressed appropriately. Since this tour goes into the Basilica through the Sistine Chapel, it is important that you respect the dress code.
• If there are children with you, please do not take the tour with your baby buggy. Vatican Museums allows you to take baby buggies into the Museum, but not inside the Basilica, therefore it is strongly recommended that you do not carry the buggy with you before entering the Museums, otherwise you will risk losing the group at the Sistine Chapel.
• Please note that on Wednesdays the tour will not enter the Basilica due to the Papal audience
• Spanish, French (in low season, requires a minimum of 4 people) and German tours may be led in multiple languages

Our promise to you

  • Speedy booking and reserved spots
  • No-hassle Best Price Guarantee

What Other People Are Saying(1660 Reviews)

Good tour, definitely worth skipping the line!

October 5, 2015
4.0/5 stars

Guide was very knowledgeable and spent time answering our questions. Very long tour with no breaks, be prepared!


October 4, 2015
5.0/5 stars

very good and rich of information, a little unorganised in the at the start but it end very good.

Great place to see but very crowded.

October 3, 2015
4.0/5 stars

Felt herded along like sheep at times, but our guide was lovely and tried to keep us all together! Amazing place to see.

Skip the line is a misnomer

October 1, 2015
1.0/5 stars

"Skip the line" really means "wait in the group tour line instead of the regular line." We still waited for at least an hour while the group assembled and again in line to enter the museum. Our tour guide was knowledgable but the spotty radios meant we could hear her part of the time. The Sistine Chapel is worth seeing but you won't get in much faster with this tour.

Rita, the guide, has made the tour most worthwhile!

October 1, 2015
4.0/5 stars

The i straciłeś what happens between the tour of the Vatican Museum and the after lunch tour of the Forum, etc, were confusing. The distance to those objects and the difficulties involved in getting there, were too much and I at least decided not to go. Nurit.

Other Info

Gray Line I Love Rome

Product ID: 9241