Guided tour

Vatican City: Best of the Vatican Small Group Tour

Vatican City: Best of the Vatican Small Group Tour

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Skip the ticket lines on this guided group tour of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. Discover the highlights of the papal collection and Michelangelo's frescoes with a licensed Vatican guide.

About this activity

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
Live tour guide
Portuguese, English, German, French, Italian, Spanish


  • Discover the highlights of the Vatican City with a licensed guide
  • Marvel at masterpieces of art in the Vatican Museums
  • Save time with skip-the-ticket-line entry
Full description

Enjoy a skip-the-line guided tour of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. Learn about Michelangelo and Raphael and discover their incredible artworks. Your guide will walk you through the amazing galleries and share with you many stories and anecdotes.

See the marble statues of the Apollo of Belvedere, the Laocoon and his sons, and the Torso which was used as a model by Michelangelo for representing the characters in the Last Judgement. Benefit from your guide's expert knowledge and learn the history of Vatican City and its Museums.

Hear about hidden meanings behind the precious art. Then, marvel at Michelangelo's frescoes in the Sistine Chapel and admire the beauty of the Creation of the World and the Last Judgement painted over a 9 year period.

  • Licensed guide
  • Skip-the-ticket-line entry
  • Headsets for groups of more than 6 participants
  • Tips for the guide
  • Transportation
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • 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 will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present either proof of full vaccination or proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months

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Meeting point

Arrive 15 minutes before the activity starts.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Backpacks

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
  • Those with a certified disability of more than 74% and their carer/companion go free of charge with a certificate of disability, which you must present at the Special Permits and/or the reception desk in the entrance hall of the museum
  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible or suitable for those with walking difficulties
  • You must bring your passport or ID
  • You must cover your knees and shoulders in order to enter the Vatican and you risk being refused entry if you do not follow the dress code
  • There is a maximum number of 25 people for this tour
  • It is recommended to dress for the weather because this tour operates in all weather conditions
  • You can bring normal sized bags but large backpacks are not permitted
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 1125 reviews

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The tour was great, we had a little problem finding the meeting point at the beginning, which quickly became superfluous. The tour guide was a charming, likeable and bright woman who brought us the highlights of the Vatican Museums in a funny way. At the end we were led to St. Peter's Square via a corridor. She shared her local recommendations for restaurants with us. just wow. It was a lot of fun and really interesting. Gladly again!

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May 17, 2022

Great tour! We had Claudia as our guide and she was so amazing. It can be overwhelming covering the area as there is so much to see. Claudia took us to the most relevant parts of the museums and gave us great info. Claudia is highly knowledgeable, and is able to naturally present the right level of detail and answer all our questions. Highly recommended!

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May 17, 2022

Our guide was great, she showed us and explained at a good pace everything relevant to the Vatican, we stopped to assess the most relevant ceilings, floors, tapestries, sculptures, she told us the history of its rooms, the history of the building itself and its origins, (which is not little) we went with a baby stroller, it did not give us any problem the treatment was very kind and considerate (although if we went back again we would make the visit only with the baby's backpack, the stroller is a real hindrance)

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May 9, 2022

Product ID: 127022