Skip-the-Ticket-Line Vatican Tour and Sistine Chapel
- Enjoy faster than skip-the-line access through the official Vatican Partner Entrance
- Skip the ticket line for St Peter’s Basilica
- See the Sistine Chapel, Vatican, Raphael Rooms, the Papal collections, the famous Gallery of Maps and more
- Hear in-depth stories behind the art from your expert English-speaking guide
- Make the most of exclusive access, with a maximum group of 20 people
Due to health and safety regulations, this itinerary may change. See Know before you go for the latest updates.
These are just a few of the rooms you will discover as we take you deeper into the Vatican. You’ll then spend time with Michelangelo’s most famous masterpiece, the Sistine Chapel, where your guide will highlight the key details for you not to miss. Next your guide will then take you to St Peter’s Basilica, which is larger than the Statue of Liberty, so you can gaze up into its massive dome and see its iconic sculptures, mosaics and hidden details.
The tour then ends in St. Peter’s Square, where the faithful gather to listen when the Pope appears. By the end, you’ll have heard about the key facts, history of the Vatican and understand how it has helped shaped the world we are in today. You will also see the important aspects of Vatican architecture, demanding politics, and the artistic secrets it contains. This is a truly memorable experience not to be missed!
- Exclusive skip-the-ticket-line partner access to the Vatican Museums
- Access to the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's
- Tour guide
- Audio headsets
- Hotel pick-up and drop off
- St Peter's Dome ticket
- Wheelchair users
Prepare for the activity
Meet your guide at the bottom of the steps across the street from the entrance of the Vatican Museums. The steps are located right next to Caffè Vaticano on the corner of Viale Vaticano and Via Tunisi.Open in Google Maps ⟶
- Comfortable shoes
- Face mask or protective covering
- Baby strollers
- Short skirts
- Sleeveless shirts
• All visitors must pass through airport-style security. During high season the wait at security may be up to 30 minutes.
• Comfortable shoes are recommended.
• The local tour provider is unable to accommodate visitors with wheelchairs or with walking disabilities
• Entrance to the Vatican is subject to a strict dress code. Shoulders and knees must be covered. No low-cut/ sleeveless tops or shorts. Clients who do not adhere to the dress code will not be permitted entry.
• Access to St. Peter’s Basilica and the Square may be closed in the morning due to the Papal Audience.
• From April - Oct, the tour will include a shorter guided tour of the Basilica.
• From Nov - March, there will be no guided tour inside the Basilica, due to restrictions. Your guide will offer an explanation from outside, and you can still enter the Basilica independently.
• In both cases, tour duration is not affected.