Guided tour

Vatican City: Best of the Vatican Small Group Tour

Vatican City: Best of the Vatican Small Group Tour

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From US$ 61.18 US$ 48.94 per person

Skip the ticket lines and enjoy a small group tour of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. Discover highlights of the papal collection with a licensed guide.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 2.5 hours
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Skip the ticket line
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Live tour guide
German, French, Italian, English, Spanish
Small group available


  • Discover the highlights of the Vatican City with a licensed guide
  • Marvel at masterpieces of art in the Vatican Museums
  • Save time with skip-the-ticket-line entry
Full description

Get an introduction to the highlights of the Vatican City and then skip the ticket lines to the Vatican Museums. Wander the vast network of galleries to see highlights such as the Gallery of the Maps, Gallery of the Tapestries, and Raphael Rooms. Benefit from your guide's expert knowledge and learn the history of Vatican City. Hear about hidden meanings behind the precious art and more. Then, marvel at Michelangelo's miraculous frescoes in the Sistine Chapel.

  • Licensed guide
  • Skip-the-ticket-line entry
  • Headsets for groups of more than 6 participants
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • 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 must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present either proof of full vaccination or proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months
  • All participants are required to bring and wear FFP2 masks. Blue surgical masks will not be accepted

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Meeting point

Meeting point varies depending on option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Shorts
  • Short skirts
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • All visitors must pass through airport-style security. During high season the wait at security may be up to 30 minutes
  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible or suitable for those with walking difficulties
  • You must bring your passport or ID
  • You must cover your knees and shoulders in order to enter the Vatican and you risk being refused entry if you do not follow the dress code
  • There is a maximum number of 25 people for this tour
  • It is recommended to dress for the weather because this tour operates in all weather conditions
  • You can bring normal sized bags but large backpacks are not permitted
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 649 reviews

Review summary

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Our guide was Sandra we took the tour in Spanish and was good, the guide was pending of all details at the entrance and during the first hour of the tour but during the last hour and a half, she was more aware of the time and took us literally RUNNING through all the salons and spaces which was not good and did not give us time to enjoy the views.

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December 30, 2021

AMAZING! Saverie was a super enthusiastic guide - his extensive knowledge of every single statue, artwork and historical fact was impressive. Clearly someone who enjoys running these tours, our 3 hour tour quickly turned into 4 hours. We had a great time and are already considering this a highlight of our tour!

December 3, 2021

The tickets are bought through a local agency, located right next to the museum. The customer service was great, very helpful and responsive people and everything went smooth. We were a group of 4 and all enjoyed the tour. We would definitely recommend it for a first visit of the museum because it helped understand the insights.

November 24, 2021

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