Guided tour

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

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

From $93.47 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 2.5 - 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
  • Explore the biggest Church in the Wold, St Peter's Basilica
Full description
Start your day of sightseeing by meeting your experienced and knowledgeable tour guide at the pre-arranged meeting point. After a short meet and greet with your friendly driver you will set off on your day of adventure.  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 take you on a tour of this place and ensure you get to see as much as you can. Next, you will visit the Sistine Chapel. Once inside you will get to marvel at this glorious place, not to mention, see in the flesh, Michelangelo's masterpiece depicting the last judgement, on the ceiling. This is a true sight to behold. Finish your tour at the Basilica of St. Peter, the biggest church in the world. Today the church is a treasure trove of precious works of art such as the Pietà by Michelangelo and the St. Peter's Baldachin by Gian Lorenzo Bernini.
Includes
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Local guide
  • Professional art historian guide
  • Skip-the-ticket-line access
  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Gratuities
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 over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 15 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts

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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, guided tours are not allowed in St. peter's Basilica at the moment
  •  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

4.4 /5

based on 401 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.1/5
  • Service
    4.3/5
  • Organization
    4.2/5

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We were in Rome for the first time and are actually not your typical sightseeing tourists. Nonetheless, we opted for a small group tour to Vatican City and we were not disappointed. Christina, our guide, imparted her collected knowledge to us very authentically and with a lot of joy and passion. The three hours flew by and the memories remain of passing through magnificent galleries, Michelangelo's masterpieces in the Sistine Chapel. We ended in the breathtaking St. Peter's Basilica.

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September 17, 2021

We had a great guided tour with Cristina in the Vatican Museum! Cristina explained everything very vividly and with lots of stories and the sensitivity not to go into too much detail, and presented it in a very understandable way for us. We got to know her as a competent, funny and entertaining guide. Thank you!

July 6, 2021

Kiara Donatello was our guide and she was great, full of knowledge and full of enthusiasm On the other hand, we had an unpleasant and irritating experience because we accidentally came an hour late to the tour. The receptionist didn’t help us and we felt very frustrated. In summary- a great guidance and a bad costumer service

October 12, 2019

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