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
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 2.5 - 3 hours
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Skip the ticket line
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Live tour guide
English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Chinese
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 St. Peter's Basilica
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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.
  • 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

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The details below may change if you update your current selection:

    Meeting point

    Meeting point varies depending on option booked.

    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 6111 reviews

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    Our guide Norbert was simply excellent. The tour was unfortunately postponed at short notice by the tour operator, which was not so funny. But Norbert made up for everything. Exciting, well structured, entertaining and without memorized, worn-out phrases. A lot of knowledge was conveyed and you could tell that he was enjoying it and was able to tell a lot more. Another tour 2 days before had shown us that the opposite can also be the case. This was lengthy, was overdrawn by an hour and was by no means exciting, ultimately just travel guide knowledge.

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    June 5, 2021

    The tour was great, the guide showed us the most interesting pieces in the Vatican Museum and explained a lot. I definitely learned more than I would have if I had entered the museum on my own. Unfortunately, due to the current Covid situation, it is not possible to enter the St. Peter's basilica directly from the Vatican Museum. You have to walk over to the official entrance and get in line to enter the basilica.

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    September 1, 2020

    Daniela, our guide, made our Vatican visit so interesting, even for our 12 year old! She explained everything in a simple way with lots of fun facts and made sure everyone understood and got the chance to see everything without rushing fast to the next part. Great value for the money! Thank you!

    February 8, 2020

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