Guided tour

Vatican City: Sistine Chapel Tour with Basilica Access

Activity provider: QUO VADIS TOUR

Vatican City: Sistine Chapel Tour with Basilica Access

Activity provider: QUO VADIS TOUR
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Discover the treasures of the Vatican Museums with a live guide, who will show you some of the most important works on display. Admire masterpieces by major Italian artists and others.

About this activity

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Duration 2 - 3 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
Live tour guide
English, Portuguese, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian


  • Skip the lines waiting to enter the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
  • Marvel at the exquisite art in one of the world’s largest collections
  • Admire masterpieces by Raphael, Michelangelo and many others
  • Get access to the world's largest cathedral at St. Peter's Basilica
Full description

Enter the Vatican Museums without the wait on this skip-the-line tour of the Museums, the Sistine Chapel, and the Raphael Rooms. Admire masterpieces by Michelangelo and Raphael and learn from an official tour guide.

Skip the lines for faster entry to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel and become an expert in the history of the art and culture on display as you listen to your tour guide and your audio headsets.

See the marvelous artwork of Raphael and Michelangelo in the Sistine Chapel, Giotto, Leonardo, and Caravaggio in the Pinacoteca, and van Gogh, Matisse, and Moore in the area dedicated to contemporary art.  Encounter the greatest masterpieces of classical antiquity, visit the Etruscan and Egyptian Museums with collections that span centuries, and see the non-European collections in the Ethnological Museum.

  • Skip-the-line Vatican Museums entry ticket
  • Skip-the-line to the St. Peter's Basilica (depending on the option selected)
  • Official tour guide
  • Guided tour of the Vatican Museums
  • Sistine Chapel visit
  • Official Vatican Museum headset
  • Wi-Fi at the meeting point
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Student card
  • Passport or ID card for children

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • This tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or wheelchair users due to uneven surfaces
  • Note that access to the basilica is not included in the 2-hour express tour options
  • The Basilica of St. Peter's may be subject to unscheduled closings and late openings for religious ceremonies. As these are often last-minute, the Vatican's administration often does not inform the activity provider. In this case, you will spend more time in the Vatican Museums
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based on 926 reviews

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We went to the Vatican on a Saturday. This tour skips the line and covers the major aspects of the place. The guide was giving us information throughout the tour and is attentive to everyone in the group. This is a feat because the crowd is mind boggling shoulder to shoulder at some places.

December 11, 2022

It is a totally recommendable experience! It deserves every euro invested in the tour as it was an incredible experience, which our guide made even more special. You could tell that he knew a lot and that he was passionate about the subject, and that made us fully immersed in the story. Without his explanations we would not have understood anything about how everything was created.

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November 28, 2022

The leadership was good. Alberto made the tour interesting. However, one could not always understand everything. This was due to several things: it was loud, the headphones were loose and the quality wasn't great. In addition, the mask with the guide (which is also understandable and understandable in the crowd). Sometimes you had to make an effort to understand everything. Nevertheless, we learned a lot. A minus was, our tour started at 3 p.m., until we were really inside the Vatican Museums, it must have passed 30 minutes. The tour lasted a total of 3 hours (with all the trimmings) but at 6 p.m. sharp all visitors were "thrown" out of the rooms. The museums are closing. So there was almost no time to visit the other rooms or to admire the Sistine Chapel in peace. The tour was good but next time I might book an 11am tour to have time to check out all the other stuff afterwards.

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November 4, 2022

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