Guided tour

Vatican City: Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's

Activity provider: TOURS OF ROME SRLS

Vatican City: Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's

Activity provider: TOURS OF ROME SRLS

From US$ 62.94 per person

Take a guided tour of the Vatican City and discover the Vatican Museums, walk inside the Sistine Chapel, see the glorious work of Michelangelo and take a trip to St Peter's Basilica.

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Duration 3 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English, Spanish, German, French, Italian
Small group available


  • Discover the highlights of the Vatican City
  • Wander through the Vatican Museums, seeing a vast collection of artwork and artifacts
  • Visit the Sistine Chapel and admire its amazing frescos
Full description

Explore the Vatican City with a guided tour led by a professional art historian. Discover the treasures of the Vatican Museums, admire the stunning Sistine Chapel, and visit the world's heart of Christianity at St. Peter's Basilica.

Start your day of sightseeing by meeting your tour guide and your driver at the pre-arranged meeting point. First, enjoy the luxury of skip-the-ticket-line access. Enter the Vatican and start your tour with a visit to the Vatican Museum, a true spectacle for everyone who visits.

Your tour itinerary through the museum is specialized to focus on the most important parts of the site. The museum is full of art masterpieces, created by Europe's most famous artists throughout the centuries. Your guide will explain every detail of this place. Next, visit the Sistine Chapel. Once inside, marvel at Michelangelo's masterpiece on the ceiling depicting the last judgment. Admire the religious site's other incredible frescoes by many Florentine Renaissance masters.

Finish your tour in St. Peter's Square, where your guide will provide all the necessary explanations before you visit St. Peter's Basilica on your own. Climb the Dome and visit the papal tombs. Admire the Pietà by Michelangelo and the St. Peter's Baldachin by Gian Lorenzo Bernini.

  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Professional art historian guide
  • Skip-the-ticket-line access (excluding the Basilica where police control lines are mandatory)
  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Gratuities
  • Dome and Crypts
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Meet your guide outside Cafè Vaticano. Your tour guide will be waiting for you at the meeting point holding a sign saying “Tours of Rome”.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • Arrive at least 15 minutes before the tour start time to sign up
  • Tour runs on time as all voucher are skip the line with a tight schedule to get inside
  •  A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women. You may be refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  •  All visitors must pass through airport-style security. During high season the wait at security may be up to 30 minutes
  • St Peter's Basilica may be closed last minute for private services
  • Police controls to get inside St. Peter's Basilica can not be skipped, and all visitors must go through the metal detector
  • 15:30, 15:45, 16:00, 16:15, 16:30, 17:30 and 18:30 tours will not include St. Peter's visit because the Church will be closed
  • Vip Small Group Tours are 4-24 max visitors
  • Ordinary Group Tours are 5-35 max visitors
  • Strollers and wheelchairs are not allowed
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 681 reviews

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Our guide Alberto was professional, so full of knowledge and he interjected humor where appropriate. It was amazing to actually be in places that I’ve only seen on ZTV. To see the window where the Pope gives his sermons and the one to his apartment was very special. We enjoyed every minute of this your!

September 19, 2022

Very good. Without a guide who gives additional background information, you would have walked through everything without knowing it. But we learned interesting things, it was fun and we weren't bored. Sometimes the group was a bit scattered, so that everyone had to find each other again. But that may have been due to the group and not the guide.

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August 31, 2022

The guide's little anecdotes have always contributed to amusement. It's a shame that the murder of the children was discussed in such detail in the presence of children and that explicit reference was also made to the pictorial representation. St. Peter's Basilica is just gigantic. Thanks for the tips with the dome at the end of the tour.

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August 25, 2022

Product ID: 199210