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 2.5 - 3 hours
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Skip the line through express security check
Live tour guide
Portuguese, English, Italian, French, German, Spanish, 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
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 entry tickets
  • Official tour guide
  • Headsets
  • Wi-Fi at the meeting point
  • Access to St. Peter's Basilica
  • Access to the Basilica during the 3:00 PM tour
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • Masks are required while indoors
  • All participants are required to bring and wear FFP2 masks. Blue surgical masks will not be accepted

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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 the access to the basilica is not included in the 3 PM tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 905 reviews

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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

Vatican Museum, Vatican City Wow Wow Wow, definitely make sure you do the guided tour for this one, the guide was superb, really knowledgeable and the overall experience was well worth the money and time spent listening to the story, history along with bringing it all to life. – Thanks again for the recommendation of climbing St Peters Basilica, the views were breath-taking!

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October 31, 2022

This tour was excellent, the guide was very informative. We went on a three hour tour and enjoyed every minute of it. There is a 10 minute walk to the meeting point so give yourself extra time to get to it but very easy to find using google maps. The lady giving the tour was friendly and was able to answer all questions. There was 20 other people on this tour at first we thought the group was quite large but once the tour got going with the headsets and flag to follow it was very enjoyable and we noticed most groups were around the same size. The vatican is very beautiful and well worth the visit it can however be very busy in places but was very well organised. We would definitely use this tour company again and recommend it to others.

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October 12, 2022

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