See all the highlights of Vatican City with a licensed Vatican guide, and enjoy priority entrance to the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel. Marvel at the vast collections of art, and your morning with an optional visit to St. Peter's Basilica.
What to Expect
Skip the line to see the best of the Eternal City: the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, and make an optional visit to St. Peter's Basilica! You will be accompanied by an experienced, licensed Vatican guide throughout.
During the morning tour you’ll see the highlights of arguably the most important collection of art in the world. The museum, which comprises more than 1,200 galleries, includes the Rooms of Raphael, the Sistine Chapel, and the Ancient Roman and Greek pieces in the Belvedere Courtyard.
The Sistine Chapel is located at the far end of the galleries, and your guide will take the shortest possible path so that you arrive there quickly and without unnecessary waiting. Along the way, you'll cover the most important masterpieces and your guide will ensure you don't miss a thing.
You will learn about the background of the Sistine Chapel, from its commissioning to the finishing touches being applied. You’ll also learn the difference between fact and popular Hollywood fiction about the Chapel.
On leaving the Sistine Chapel, you’ll have direct access to St. Peter's, which is allowed only to those on official guided tours.
- Vatican tour commencing from the office by the Vatican museums
- Priority no-waiting-in-line fast-track entrance tickets included in price
The meeting point for the tour is the When In Rome Tours office, Via Sebastiano Veniero 21. The office is located on the right side at the bottom of the staircase on Via Tunisi, which is in front of the Vatican Museums entrance.
What to Remember