Guided tour

Vatican: Tour of the Sistine Chapel with Basilica Entrance

Activity provider: Maya tours

Vatican: Tour of the Sistine Chapel with Basilica Entrance

Activity provider: Maya tours

From € 52 per person

Skip the lines and enjoy a tour of the Vatican Museums and admire works by Michelangelo, Botticelli, and others. Marvel at the Sistine Chapel and skip the line into St. Peter's Basilica.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Skip the ticket line
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English, Spanish, French, Italian
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English, French, Italian


  • Skip the long ticket lines to the monuments of Vatican City
  • Take a guided tour of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
  • See works of art by Michelangelo and many other artists
  • Get skip-the-line access to the iconic St. Peter's Basilica
Full description

Take a comprehensive tour of the Vatican City and benefit from the expertise of an art historian guide. See stunning works of art in the papal collections by Michelangelo, Perugino, Pinturicchio, Girlandaio, Rosselli, Botticelli and Signorelli. Get insights from your guide and learn information that isn't readily available in tour books. Learn the Vatican’s historic secrets and feel inspired to learn even more! Travel throughout the various areas of the Vatican in a small group for a more personalized experience. Navigate the miles of galleries at the Vatican Museums to see highlights such as the Octagonal Courtyard, Gallery of Tapestries and Gallery of Maps. Enter the Sistine Chapel and be mesmerized by the frescoes by Michelangelo. Areas you will visit: • The Art Gallery (Pinacoteca) • The Octagonal Courtyard  • The Gallery of Tapestries • The Gallery of Maps • The Round Room (Sala Rotonda) • The Greek Cross Room (Pio-Clementine Museum) • The Raphael Rooms (when possible) • The Gallery of the Muses • The Sistine Chapel (Michelangelo’s frescoes) • St. Peter's Basilica

  • Skip-the-ticket-line entry ticket to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
  • Skip-the-line entry ticket to St. Peter's Basilica
  • Professional art historian guide
  • Small group walking tour
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Via Germanico, 16, 00192 Comune di Roma RM, Italy

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Student card

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Shorts
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Unaccompanied minors
  • Weapons or sharp objects

Know before you go

  • If you book the Wednesday 9:30 AM guided tour, you will not be able to skip the line to the Basilica; due to the pope's mass, it will be closed until later in the day
  • If you arrive late, it will not be possible to join the group or reschedule and you will not be entitled to a refund
  • Knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women to enter the Sistine Chapel
  • Certain areas of the attraction may be closed due to religious events and national holidays
  • Capacity regulations and security may delay the tour departure
  • Cancellations, changes, or issues due to weather, security, and events held by the monument are can occur
  • All visitors must pass through the a security check; you will need at least 20 minutes to clear security
  • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with difficulty walking or wheelchair users
  • Students booking a reduced ticket must have a photo ID
  • Infants under 6 years old travel free
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 384 reviews

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Wednesday is the busiest day to visit the Vatican museums and the Sistine Chapel. As a result, you walk among thousands of people, even with a guided tour, which means that the tour guide is sometimes inaudible or even out of sight. You have to go everywhere at breakneck speed because of the crowds. So Wednesday is not recommended. However, the visit itself is an absolute must! It is wise to buy a skip-the-line ticket. This saves you 4 hours waiting in line outside.

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September 28, 2022

Interesting tour, smooth organization and a great guide!

The on-site organization went well, even if the GetYour-Guide office was a bit difficult to find at first because it had a different name. We happened to be a very small group of only 5 people which made it even more enjoyable. At the entrance to the Vatican Museums we left the long lines behind and were able to go straight in. A real time saver. Our guide Alessandra led us through the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica with lots of charm, wit and lots of background information and informative explanations. After 4 hours we were pretty knocked out but very satisfied.

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November 5, 2017

pleasant small group with pleasant and very knowledgeable guide !

Ordered 3 tickets, but unfortunately my wife went through her back and couldn't come. The office at the departure point referred us back to Get Your Gide for further processing. On site via the App. passed on to Get Your Gide and 2 days later the money was already refunded! Actually, we had not counted on this (refund possible up to 1 day in advance). I think this is TOP service and will choose Get Your Gide again next time. Thanks again !

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October 29, 2017

Product ID: 66553