Guided tour

Vatican & Sistine Chapel Tour

Vatican & Sistine Chapel Tour

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Join a guide with skip-the-line tickets to the Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel. Explore St. Peter’s Basilica on your own.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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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
  • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)

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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.
  • 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 6706 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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Excellent! Me and my wife enjoyed whole tour. Federico our guide was simply perfect. He showed us evertyhing that's important to see and explained us things that on your own you wouldn't find out. This is trull must do tour when visiting Vatican and Rome. Important note: pay attention to meeting point and time. In Vatican and Rome all these tours have reserved slot and entry time. Come 15-20 min before start of the tour!

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October 14, 2021

Maria was a fantastic guide! I was so engaged and interested in what she was saying, when I finally looked at my watch I was shocked that three hours had passed! This tour was a great way to see the Vatican for the first time and I’d recommend it to anybody that wants to have fun and learn more about the art and sculptures there.

October 10, 2021

We recommend this activity. The +: - Guide (Pascuale) whose French is excellent (speaks softly and clearly which is pleasant during the visit). - Clear explanations and anecdotes of the main works. The -: - Unfortunately we go quickly over the main works (because of the diversity and multitude of works) and we do not see everything. However, at the end of the activity, it is possible to return to the starting point and redo the entire visit if we wish. In summary, we recommend this activity.

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October 1, 2021

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