Guided tour

Skip-the-Ticket-Line Vatican Tour and Sistine Chapel

Skip-the-Ticket-Line Vatican Tour and Sistine Chapel

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Spend more time inside when you skip the ticket line at the Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel through an official, priority entrance. On this comprehensive guided tour, you’ll experience the best of the Vatican in just 3 hours.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 2 - 3 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, French, German, Italian
Small group available

Experience

Highlights
  • 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
Full description

Covid-19 Update

Due to health and safety regulations, this itinerary may change. See Know before you go for the latest updates.

Step inside the Vatican museums and Sistine Chapel with skip-the-line entry. Experience all the wonders and history the Vatican has to offer on this guided tour.

Skip the queues and be whisked straight into the Vatican. Once inside, your expert guide will show you the best of the Pinecone Courtyard, Gallery of Tapestries, and the highlights of the Papal art collection in the Raphael Rooms.

Marvel at Michelangelo’s most famous masterpiece, the Sistine Chapel, and hear the history from your guide. Continue to St Peter’s Basilica, which is larger than the Statue of Liberty. Gaze up into its massive dome and see its iconic sculptures, mosaics, and hidden details.

Finish your tour at St. Peter’s Square, where the faithful gather to listen when the Pope appears. Come away with an understanding of the Vatican's history and see how it has impacted the modern world.

Includes
  • Exclusive skip-the-ticket-line partner access to the Vatican Museums
  • Access to the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's
  • Tour guide
  • Audio headsets
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • St Peter's Dome ticket
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 15 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts
  • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)

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Meeting point varies depending on option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Face mask or protective covering

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Baby strollers
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • As of August 6, 2021, all public venues in Italy will require visitors above the age of 12 to present either a COVID-19 green certificate and an ID, proving that they are fully vaccinated with an EMA-approved vaccine or negative PCR or antigen test that is no more than 48-hours old
  • Green Vaccine Passes must be in Italian or English and can be presented in digital or printed formats
  • The Basilica is currently not accessible
  • All visitors must pass through airport-style security
  • Entrance to the Vatican is subject to a strict dress code. Shoulders and knees must be covered. No low-cut tops or shorts. Guests 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. You can still enter the Basilica independently.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 13945 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Service
    4.7/5
  • Organization
    4.6/5

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The overall experience was quite good. The guide and the meeting spot were helpful and accurate. I wish the guide walked us through just a bit slower and spoke a bit more understandable. However, the tour, the guide, and the overall experience was good. I’d take it again if I had to :)

October 16, 2021

Nice tour with interesting information on selected works of art (in the huge museum rooms there would otherwise be the risk of losing track of things overwhelmed ...) ... No company in the Sixt. Chapel, but only information in advance (because it is not allowed to talk there), unfortunately many visitors did not adhere to it and there was neither a “solemn” atmosphere nor “awe-inspiring silence” - a shame! (But neither Getyourguide nor the guide can do anything about it!)

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September 25, 2021

Unfortunately, the St. Peter's Basilica tour was missing, as promised in the description. Reason: pandemic organization - the description should be adapted after almost 2 years of pandemic. Leadership itself (led by Christa) very good. The leader was very committed, a lot of knowledge was transmitted in a lively manner.

September 19, 2021

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