Guided tour

Rome: Vatican, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica Tour

Activity provider: Through Eternity Tours

Rome: Vatican, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica Tour

Activity provider: Through Eternity Tours
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Have the essential experience in the Vatican City, exploring the Vatican museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica.

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Duration 3.5 hours
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Skip the ticket line
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  • Visit St. Peter's Basilica
  • Learn centuries of history at the Vatican Museum
  • Marvel at the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel
  • See the ancient Greek Sculpture of Hermes
  • Discover the Map Rooms
Full description

Discover the best of the Vatican in a single visit. Skip the ticket line to the key attractions and see outstanding examples of art and architecture in the company of your expert guide.

Discover the frescoes of the Raphael Rooms. Explore the amazing collections of the Vatican Museums, including the Map Rooms and the sculpture of Hermes.

Enjoy the beauty of the Sistine Chapel, and marvel at masterpieces by Michelangelo and Raphael.

Then, take a tour of St Peter’s Basilica. Admire the world's center of Christianity and discover more about its fascinating history with your guide.

  • Skip-the-line access to the Vatican Museums, St. Peter's Basilica, and Sistine Chapel
  • Guide
  • Headsets (for groups of 6 or more)
  • Roundtrip transportation
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at the flower stand on the corner of Via Giulio Cesare and Via Leone IV. The guide will have a Through Eternity sign or flag.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Water

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • The Vatican Museums provide free entrance for visitors who are (according to the requirements stated by the Vatican City) at least 74% disabled with the appropriate certification and provides free entry to caretakers: please inform the local partner when booking if you fit into these requirements
  • For a student discount a valid student ID must be shown on the day of the tour, if the ID is invalid, the student might be charged for a full-price ticket on the day of the tour
  • As this is a walking tour with steps and staircases, comfortable walking shoes and a bottle of water are strongly recommended
  • Please advise the local partner of any mobility concerns to be accommodated
  • The Basilica of St. Peter's may be subject to unscheduled closings and late openings for religious ceremonies, because these are often last-minute the local partner does not have time to notify customers
Customer reviews

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4.7 /5

based on 916 reviews

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This Vatican City tour was amazing. We had no idea how large the museums and residences are. The collection of art, mosaics, frescos and statues is very impressive. To see Michelangelo’s works in the Sistine chapel with our own eyes was incredible. St. Peter’s Basilica is beautiful and we were in awe seeing the largest church in the world.

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November 24, 2022

This was well worth it for my family. We couldn’t have asked for a better tour guide. We only had one day in Rome, and didn’t want to just wander aimlessly without knowing much about what we were looking at. Our guide Thomas made everything interesting, answered our questions thoughtfully, and made it a great experience. While we didn’t have time to stop and see every small piece in the museum (it would take all day!), what we did see and learn about was well worth it.

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November 23, 2022

Antonella led an informative and entertaining tour of the Vatican museums and St Peter's basilica, sharing her vast knowledge and experience with generosity and good humour. She steered us throuyh the huge crowds with skill and determination. We thoroughly enjoyed what was a truly memorable visit and a highlight of our trip to Rome and highly recommend Antonella's tour to fellow travellers.

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November 22, 2022

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