Guided tour

Vatican & Sistine Chapel Tour

Vatican & Sistine Chapel Tour

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See all the most important sights of Vatican City with a guide in your chosen language. Skip the ticket lines to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel to spend more time gazing at masterpieces of art. Explore St. Peter’s Basilica after on your own.

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
English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Chinese
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • 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 St. Peter's Basilica
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. Get access to the pope's private apartments in the Raphael Rooms (available only during the 8.30 AM tour), see work by historic cartographers in the Gallery of the Maps, admire the Gallery of the Candelabras and more. Enter the Sistine Chapel and contemplate the glory of Michelangelo’s acclaimed masterpiece. Then, experience the magnificent interior of St. Peter’s Basilica at your own pace without a guide, where highlights include Bernini's high altar and the stunning "La Pieta" by Michelangelo.
Includes
  • Skip-the-ticket-line entry to the Vatican Museums
  • Skip-the-ticket-line entry to the Sistine Chapel
  • Guide
  • Headsets
  • Free 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 over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 15 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • Please note: The Basilica is not accessible until further notice
  •  All visitors must pass through airport-style security. During high season the wait at security may be up to 30 minutes.
  • Please note that 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 6491 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.4/5
  • Value for money
    3.9/5
  • Service
    4.3/5
  • Organization
    4.2/5

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We were amazed by the beauty of the Vatican and its secrets while at the base we are not religious practitioners and all this would not have been possible without PASQUALE our young guide who speaks perfect French and who knows the smallest legends about the Vatican! All this in the middle of a touch of humor, a passionate beritable, thank you!

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September 23, 2021

Silvia was the best tour guide we ever had! She was so passionate about her explanation of the Italian/Roman history. Silvia gave so much detail about each room and even put it in a story context to make it more interesting. She made eye contact with all of us to ensure we understood the education she was providing and asked if we had any questions. She kept us all engaged with her stories and friendly banter. She also explained how the tour was going to go and the stops along the way, which was helpful since we planned on when we would grab a drink and eat. Loved the experience she provided!! THE BEST!!

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September 16, 2021

Tour was a little chaotic to begin with as tour company was third party to get your guide and they did not seem to be running on time at all. We left approx 15mins late. However, that is no reflection to the tour or guide themselves, who was very informative and provided a great tour. Extensive detail. Well worth the cost (£35). I also think a tour is well worth it to get a full experience.

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September 14, 2021

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