Guided tour

Rome: Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel Tour and St. Peter's

Activity provider: Tours About
Guided tour

Rome: Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel Tour and St. Peter's

Activity provider: Tours About
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Join a guide with skip-the-line tickets to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. Then, explore St. Peter’s Basilica at your own pace.

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Duration 2.5 - 3 hours
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Live tour guide
German, Italian, French, Spanish, English, Chinese, Portuguese
Private or small groups available


  • 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

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.

  • 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
  • Access to St. Peter's Basilica
  • Transportation
  • Entrance ticket to the dome of St. Peter's Basilica
  • Guide in St. Peter's Basilica
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Important information

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Shorts
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • Please cover your shoulders and knees. You will be denied entry if you do not comply with the rules
  • St. Peter's Basilica remains closed every Wednesday from 8 AM - 12 PM. It is also closed at Easter, other religious holidays, and December 25th and 31st. 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. In such case, you will spend part of the tour in the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, especially the Raphael Rooms
  • Individuals with disabilities or special health needs must note it on their booking
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 10002 reviews

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Highly recommend paying for a guided tour rather than just “Skip the Line” pass. You can only really experience the Vatican Museums with a knowledgeable Vatican guide and it also allows you direct access to St Peter’s (no queuing). Our guide Maria was passionate and informative. A highlight was her taking our group down to the Popes’ Crypts and seeing Pope Benedict’s tomb. We would never have experienced that without her.

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January 14, 2023

The guide was knowledgable but tour explanation could have been better. All throughout the queue and prep area, the guide was trying to entertain us and gave us instruction (asked us to not click pics) etc while the time could have been partially used to explain the history and connect dots from archeological point of view

December 29, 2022

Great overview of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica. Once formal tour is done you are free to roam the galleries or grounds. Guide spoke excellent English and the meeting spot was easy to find and had restrooms. Overall very well organized and professional.

December 28, 2022

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