Guided tour

Vatican City: Skip-the-Line Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel

Activity provider: When In Rome Tours

Vatican City: Skip-the-Line Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel

Activity provider: When In Rome Tours
Likely to sell out

From US$ 75 per person

Likely to sell out

Skip the ticket lines at the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. See all the highlights of Vatican City on this popular guided tour and enjoy priority access to bypass the crowds.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide


  • Skip the ticket line at the Vatican Museums
  • Marvel at the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel
  • Take in the beauty of the extraordinary Raphael Rooms
  • Get the most out of your visit with a guide
Full description

Enjoy priority admission on this 3-hour tour and experience all the major highlights of Vatican City! This popular tour includes the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel. See one of the most important collections of art in the world at the Vatican Museums, which comprise more than 1,200 rooms. Highlights include the Rooms of Raphael, the Sistine Chapel and the ancient Roman and Greek pieces in the Belvedere Courtyard. The Sistine Chapel is located at the far end of the galleries and your guide will ensure that you get there quickly, while seeing the most important masterpieces along the way.

  • Licensed tour guide
  • Vatican Museums skip-the-line entry ticket
  • Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel tour
    Not suitable for
    • Wheelchair users
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask
    • All participants are required to bring and wear FFP2 masks. Blue surgical masks will not be accepted

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    Meeting point

    The meeting point for the tour is in front of Via Sebastiano Veniero 19. Across the street from the Vatican Museum entrance you will see a broad staircase leading down. At the bottom of the stairs, turn right. Number 19 is a few steps ahead where a When In Rome Tours/ Italia Tours representative will be waiting for you.

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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
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.6 /5

    based on 531 reviews

    Review summary

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    Well worth the price, for skipping the line alone! Saved us 3 hours and all the stories behind the place and art works were a bonus! Louigi our guide was a very passionate, Christian Italian man! Couldn’t have had a better guide, he navigated our way through the crowds with confidence and politeness! Took us to important spots and gave us detailed information!

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    October 30, 2019

    A great trip

    Paola was an excellent guide, very knowledgeable on all parts of the Vatican. The tour itself takes you to the important rooms in order to see as much as possible, the only downside is there is little time to view things at your own pace but this does keep the tour fluid Overall I say it’s excellent

    October 18, 2019

    Fabulous tour

    Very pleasantly surprised and happy we booked this tour. Our guide was Andre and he was organized, thorough and friendly. Our group was small and he weaved us successfully through the crowds. (Although we did book early morning so the crowds were very manageable.) He was great at answering all questions and telling us information we may have never heard before. I highly recommend this tour!

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    September 12, 2019

    Product ID: 9153