Guided tour

Vatican & Sistine Chapel Tour

Vatican & Sistine Chapel Tour

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Join a guide with skip-the-line tickets to the Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel. Explore St. Peter’s Basilica on your own.

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 2.5 - 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Chinese
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 St. Peter's Basilica
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.

Get access to the pope's private apartments in the Raphael Rooms (available only during the 8.30 AM tour), see work by historic cartographers in the Gallery of the Maps, admire the Gallery of the Candelabras and more.

Enter the Sistine Chapel and contemplate the glory of Michelangelo’s acclaimed masterpiece. Then, experience the magnificent interior of St. Peter’s Basilica at your own pace without a guide, where 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
  • Free 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 12 years and older must present a Green Pass that is valid in the EU and has a verifiable QR code. Valid 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
  • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  •  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 is closed at Easter and other religious holidays, on December 25 & 31, & every Wednesday 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.
  • 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.
  • Regrettably, this tour is not wheelchair accessible.
  • The Raphael Rooms are only available on the 8:30 AM English tour.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 7267 reviews

Review summary

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

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The guide Claudio was simply said excellent. He told us many unknown histroy details in a way that we listen with open ears. Its amazing to hear and learn the about Sistine Chapel in a different way from standard history books. I would definitely recommend him for your guide. BTW a group was also very small only 6 person.

November 5, 2021

I am a visitor from Minneapolis, MN, USA and was traveling with my daughter and niece, both studying this fall in Florence and London. We toured the Vatican museum on a bright and sunny end of October, 2021 day. Our tour guide Claudia was exceptional! The Vatican was it's usual busy scene with our guide directing us artfully to our destination. Claudia is passionate about her work and wonderfully enthusiastic in communicating the history and importance of the art featured throughout the Vatican museum. The three of us loved the experience and left with a profound appreciation and awe. If you are lucky enough to have Claudia as your tour professional you will be ensured of a once in a lifetime experience. Thank you Claudia!

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November 3, 2021

Really glad I booked this tour! Our tour guide was amazing, she was so informative and it was fruitful listening to her. She’s a great storyteller! The company was also amazing at working with me to get an extra ticket last minute bc I accidentally only bought 1 when I needed 2

October 31, 2021

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