Skip the line and visit the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica on a 2.5-hour guided tour. See one of the greatest art collections in the world and Michelangelo’s legendary ceiling.
What to Expect
Take a tour of Vatican City’s highlights on a 2.5-hour guided tour. Explore the Vatican Museums, see the spectacular Sistine Chapel, and tour the interior of St. Peter's Basilica. The tour includes skip-the-line tickets to the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel, as well as St. Peter's Basilica.
This excursion into the Vatican’s legendary art and architecture starts at the Vatican Museums, which house the most important ancient art collection in the world. There are a total of 1,400 rooms containing over 65,000 works of art. From the Egyptian Museum to the Etruscan Museum, and the Greek-Roman section to the Collections of Renaissance Art, there is something for everyone!
The following galleries are also part of the Vatican Museums: the Candelabra Gallery, the Tapestry Gallery, the famous Gallery of Maps, the Sobieski and Immaculate Conception Rooms, the loggia of Raphael, and Niccoline Chapel.
It would take a lifetime to see everything, but your guide will lead you to the best galleries to see frescoes, statues, tapestries, and historical maps. There, you will also find the Borgia Apartment, La Pinacoteca Vaticana and the beautiful Vatican Library.
Continue to the Sistine Chapel to admire masterpieces by Michelangelo, Botticelli, Ghirlandaio, Pinturicchio, and Perugino. Then you’ll ascend Bernini’s Royal Staircase to St. Peter’s Basilica, rebuilt in the 16th and 17th centuries.
- Entrance tickets
- Professional guide
What's Not Included
- Tips and gratuities
- Pick-up and drop off service
Viale Vaticano 100, in front of the Vatican Museum
What to Remember
Tours operate rain or shine, and are offered daily except Wednesdays, Sundays, and religious holidays.
A total refund will be provided for cancellations made before 72 hours of the tour departure. No refunds are provided for missed flights, buses, trains, etc.
Comfortable shoes are recommended.
Please note that shorts, miniskirts, or bare shoulders are not permitted when visiting churches.