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Rome: Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Tour

Rome: Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Tour

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Join a guide with skip-the-line tickets to the Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel. Then, explore St. Peter’s Basilica at your own pace.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 2.5 - 3 hours
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Live tour guide
German, English, French, Spanish, Italian, 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

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. 

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
  • 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 Reinforced Green Pass that is valid in the EU and has a verifiable QR code. Reinforced Green Passes can only be obtained by uploading either proof of full vaccination or proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months to either the Green Pass or Covid Certificate app
  • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)
  • All participants are required to bring and wear FFP2 masks. Blue surgical masks will not be accepted

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Meeting point

Meeting point varies depending on option booked.

Important information

Not allowed

  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Shorts
  • Short skirts

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
  • 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 7611 reviews

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They called us 24 hours before, when we did not answer, they sent us a whatsapp. They had to change the time excursion they were very attentive but they only gave us one possibility. Our guide Giuseppe Mozzoni gave us a great tour of the Vatican. He explains himself very well and speaks perfect Spanish. He showed us the area of the floats out of route and out of time, he indicated to us where the pio museum was (it does not enter the excursion). He also recommended where we could eat. Two great guides on two Vatican tours with Giusepe and the Colosseum with Bianca. Two great professionals thank you

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January 16, 2022

We would highly recommend this tour as a stepping off point for the Vatican. Although it is 3 hours long, it only scratches the surface of the things you could see while you are there. We were blessed with an amazing guide, Giuseppe, who tailored our tour in the museum to the kids in our party. He showed us the mummies (which the kids thought were really cool) which aren't normally on the tour. After this tour, we happily booked other tours during our vacation in Italy with GetYourGuide.

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January 12, 2022

Overall, we enjoyed this tour. It was a bit of a hectic start as the museum was particularly crowded the day after Epiphany, and we ended up waiting a long time for the actual tour to start (some people even dropped out). Once it started, our guide was very knowledgeable and it helped to have someone leading us through the vast museum. We would have been totally lost otherwise! The Sistine Chapel and the Raphael Room were highlights.

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January 7, 2022

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