Guided tour

Rome: Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel with Basilica Access

Activity provider: Tours About

Rome: Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel with Basilica Access

Activity provider: Tours About
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Join a guide with skip-the-line tickets to the Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel. Then, explore St. Peter’s Basilica at your own pace.

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Duration 2 - 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German, Italian, French, Spanish, Chinese, Portuguese
Private or small groups available


  • 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 the Vatican Museums
Full description

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. 

See work by historic cartographers in the Gallery of the Maps, admire the Gallery of the Candelabras and more. Enter the Sistine Chapel and admire Michelangelo’s acclaimed masterpiece.

Afterward, explore St. Peter’s Basilica at your own pace without a guide. Discover highlights include Bernini's high altar and the stunning "La Pieta" by Michelangelo.

  • Skip-the-ticket-line entry to the Vatican Museums
  • Skip-the-ticket-line entry to the Sistine Chapel
  • Guide
  • Headsets
  • 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

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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

  • 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. Peter's Basilica is closed at Easter and other religious holidays, on December 25 & 31, & 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
  • 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
  • The Raphael Rooms are only available on the 8:30 AM English tour
Customer reviews

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based on 9573 reviews

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To buy a ticket with a tourist guide and thus to skip the queue was a good idea. A lady guide was good. Everything was fine till the moment when I should leave the Sistine Chapel. I came to the right exit in time limit which we received. The group was not there. Though the guide knew that someone is missing because before she took the audio boxes from us. And happened what she warned before, the guard did not allow me to leave the chapel without the group and thus I miss the St. Peter´s Cathedral. Should I mention hygienic rules that you receive the small earphope after anyone in the group when we should receive them back before visit of St. Peter´s Cathedral?

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November 22, 2022

Had an amazing tour of the Vatican museum and Sistine chapel. Lynda our tour guide was very knowledgeable and very accommodating. She went above and beyond to make sure our tour was an enjoyable one. Would definitely recommend and if your lucky enough to get Lynda then your in for a great tour.

November 15, 2022

We were lucky enough to have a very competent guide who was able to make the visit very pleasant. Our four daughters aged 13, 12, 10 and 4.5 years followed the 3h visit with interest (the little one held out until the end). The large turnout of people in museums and the Sistine Chapel (in my opinion they should limit the number) should be noted.

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November 6, 2022

Product ID: 130416