Guided tour

Rome: Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Tour incl. Papal Tombs

Activity provider: Nicom Tours
Guided tour

Rome: Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Tour incl. Papal Tombs

Activity provider: Nicom Tours
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Skip the long ticket lines to the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica. Gaze in awe at masterpieces of architecture and art from the papal collections. Visit the Papal Tombs to complete the ultimate experience of Vatican City.

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Duration 3 - 3.5 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English, German, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Italian
Private or small groups available


  • Witness the treasures of the Vatican City, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Skip the line to the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica
  • Enrich your experience with an expert guide in your chosen language
  • Admire the final resting place of many popes and royals in the Papal Tombs
  • Marvel at masterpieces by Michelangelo, Raphael, Caravaggio, and many more
Full description
Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Vatican City on a guided tour of all of its most important treasures. Discover the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, St Peter’s Basilica, and the Papal Tombs all included with fast-track access to make the most of your day. Begin your experience by discovering masterpieces of art in the Vatican Museums by some of the world’s most distinguished artists. Follow a guide in your chosen language to the most important areas of the museum, including the Gallery of Maps and Gallery of Tapestries. Enter the Sistine Chapel to contemplate the glory of Michelangelo’s acclaimed masterpiece, “The Last Judgment”, one of the most famous pieces of art ever made. Then, experience the magnificent interior of St. Peter’s Basilica with fast-track entrance. Be awed by one of the holiest sites in the world and admire Michelangelo’s stunning “La Pieta”. Complete your visit of Vatican City in the Papal Tombs to see the resting place of many popes and royals. Appreciate the religious importance of this burial site as you observe the sarcophagi, frescoes, and tombs near the grounds of St Peter's burial.
  • Skip-the-ticket-line entry to the Vatican Museums
  • Skip-the-ticket-line entry to the Sistine Chapel
  • Skip-the-ticket-line entry to St. Peter's Basilica
  • Guide
  • Headsets
  • Wi-Fi at the meeting point
  • Recharging station for your mobile devices
  • Guided tour of Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel, and Papal Tombs
  • Transportation
  • Entrance ticket and visit to the dome of St. Peter's Basilica
  • Entrance to the Papal Tombs are not included in the evening tour option
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

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 may be up to 30 minutes
  • Please note that St. Peter's Basilica is closed at Easter, on December 24 and 31 and other religious holidays, and every Wednesday from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM. During these times, the tour will be offered in other parts of the Vatican Museums, including the Raphael Rooms
  • On rare occasions, St. Peter’s Basilica is subject to closure without notice. If this happens, you'll spend the full amount of time in the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. No refund will be offered
  •  On rare occasions, Papal tombs are subject to closure without notice. No refund will be offered
  • Shoulders and knees must be covered at all times. You may be refused entry if you do not comply
  • Individuals with disabilities or special health needs must note it when booking
Customer reviews

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The tour was really good! I discovered that 3-3.5 hours is a little long for me. The host was soooo knowledgeable which was excellent but I found I would have liked to have been seeing more things rather than hearing about them. It was so educational though and lovely!

September 3, 2021

My boyfriend and I decided to go on the Vatican Museum and Basilica Tour after a superb experience attending the same company’s (EnjoyRome) tour of the Colosseum and Roman Forum the day before. Our guide was Marcius - an absolutely lovely guy. And with a degree in history and a natural flair for the History of Rome, we we’re escorted back in time and inspired by the sheer greatness of artists such as Michelangelo and Raphael. Again, an absolutely amazing experience - and such a pleasure with Marcius, who shines with pure passion for the art, history and greatness of it all.

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July 20, 2021

My partner & I, did the Vatican basilica, Museums & Papal tomb grottoes tour with Davide yesterday. Great job mate Kept us entertained & enlightened with info easily through out the tour. Very knowledgeable, with awesome little facts/dates/stories left right & centre, but had a good sense of humour to keep it interesting Place was pretty much empty due to the Corona Virus which was a triple bonus for us, being able to see everything up close & personal without the hectic crowds around. Very happy. We booked this only an hour before, so it was fantastic value too Would recommend. Thanks again Davide, Cheers bud - Keep up the good work dude ! From the Aussie couple

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March 1, 2020

Product ID: 131925