Guided tour

Rome: Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Tour with St. Peter's

Rome: Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Tour with St. Peter's

Activity provider: REAL BARCELONA TOURS, S.L
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From US$ 52.50 per person

Likely to sell out Booked 29 times yesterday

Immerse yourself in some of the world’s most historic artworks during a guided tour inside the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. In the morning, enjoy skip-the-line access to St. Peter’s Basilica.

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Duration 2 - 2.5 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English, Italian, French, German, Spanish
Optional audio guide


  • Inspire your artistic side by spending the day exploring historic artworks
  • Discover the art collection of the Vatican Museum with an art historian guide
  • Learn all about Michelangelo's masterpiece inside the Sistine Chapel
  • Admire Michelangelo's famous The Last Judgement
  • See the Gallery of the Maps, the Gallery of the Candelabra, and more
Full description

Discover the art collection inside the Vatican Museums on a tour with an art historian guide, with an optional entry to Castle Gandolfo and skip-the-line access to St Peter's Basilica for visits before lunchtime. Walk through the galleries and admire masterpieces by Michelangelo inside the Sistine Chapel. 

Meet your guide, an art historian who will tell you all about the masterpieces you will be encountering. Hear fascinating facts and stories as you visit the Gallery of the Maps, the Gallery of the Tapestries, and the Gallery of the Candelabra.

Round off the tour with by encountering the marvels of the Sistine Chapel, complete with frescoes by Michelangelo. Be awed by coming face-to-face with Michelangelo’s most famous artwork: The Last Judgement.

On tours before 2:30 PM, take advantage of skip-the-line access to St. Peter's Basilica. You can also make the most of your experience by taking advantage of additional entry to Castle Gandolfo (if option selected).

  • Live guide
  • Skip-the-line ticket to Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
  • St. Peter's Basilica entry (on tours before 2:30 PM, excluding Wednesdays)
  • Skip-the-line ticket to Castel Gandolfo or St. Peter's Basilica (if option selected)
  • Headsets (for groups of more than 6 people)
  • Entry to St. Peter's Basilica (on tours after 2:30 PM and on Wednesdays)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • Masks are required while indoors

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Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Umbrellas

Know before you go

  • Please be aware that in peak season due to the great amount of visitors it might take extra time to go through security check and to collect with your alive guide the Vatican headsets that are compulsory in the Vatican Museums.
  • All visitors must pass through airport-style security: during the high season the wait for security checks can take up to 30 minutes
  • This tour will take place rain or shine
  • All visitors must have their shoulders and knees covered to get access to the Sistine Chapel
  • Please note that on Wednesdays the Basilica is not included in the tour due to religious functions
Customer reviews

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based on 661 reviews

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I think this is a very well organised tour. The headsets help a lot for good communication. The guide was very helpul, funny and kept us informed at all times. Overall, I don’t think visiting the Vatican would have been as enjoyable without this tour. Would recommend it to anyone.

November 6, 2022

very efficient at the ticket office, tour started when i was suppose to. but by far the best part was our tour guide, Francesco! He was so knowledgeable and very thorough. Plus generously took pictures of couples, families, etc when asked and he even offered! I thought he was easy to understand, though you need to pay attention. his descriptions of the art really brought it all to life and felt more enriched after our tour. Very worth while and money well spent. Plus no waiting in line!

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November 6, 2022

Worth the money and time saved in lineups. Our guide, Rene was knowlegable and didn't miss an attraction. She knew the best route to walk around. Easily to get lost without her. Recommend to get the earliest time in the morning. Our tour was set for 9:15 am and it was extremely busy.

November 5, 2022

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