Guided tour

Rome: Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Tour

Activity provider: Tours About

Rome: Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Tour

Activity provider: Tours About
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From US$ 42.99 US$ 34.39 per person

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

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 2 - 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German, Spanish, Italian, French, Chinese, Portuguese
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 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.

Includes
  • 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
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

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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

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 9300 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    4/5
  • Service
    4.3/5
  • Organization
    4.2/5

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The guide (I cannot remember her name) was very knowledgeable on the history. This by far was the busiest/crowded tour we were on during this trip. She did a great job with keeping the group together and still being able to give the history to us. I would definitely recommend the guided tour to get even more history. The Sistine Chapel was just breathtaking.

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October 2, 2022

Our tour guide, Rudy, was excellent! He was very knowledgeable and navigated us through our tour at a great pace which allowed for incredible photos to take home. My husband and I were also so thankful that we did not have to wait in a very long line to enter. The entire process, from arrival to departure, was easy and made for extraordinary memories at Vatican City. Thank you!

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September 30, 2022

I wish we had more time to enjoy all the areas of the tour. Seemed a bit rushed considering all the information to take in. Started with our guide being late for the scheduled tour. During the tour she was rude to the elderly couple that was in our group as they couldn’t keep up.

September 29, 2022

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