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
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From US$ 72.14 per person

Likely to sell out

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.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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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

Experience

Highlights
  • 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.

Includes
  • 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
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • You must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 3 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts
  • 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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Participants

Date

Meeting point

Meet your guide outside Caffè Vaticano on Viale Vaticano.

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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. In case of closure, a guided tour of the Rooms of Raphael is provided instead
  • Police controls to get inside St. Peter's Basilica can not be skipped, and all visitors must go through the metal detector
  • 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
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 632 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.2/5
  • Service
    4.3/5
  • Organization
    4.2/5

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Very definitely recommended. Due to circumstances we started a little later. The lady who showed us around knew exactly what she was talking about and gave a good explanation about the history of the Vatican. The upholstery, statues, carpets, works of art, etc. are beautiful to look at. Normally I would just walk through the building myself and read just about every information board you can find. With a guide who tells everything, this is no longer necessary. Would definitely do this.

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August 10, 2022

Very, very great tour! Christina from "Tours of Rome" was a stroke of luck! We booked the German-speaking tour in a small group. In any case, the price was worth it, even our children (11 and 15) were thrilled and, despite the great heat and full rooms, literally hung on Christina's every word. Clear recommendation!!!

July 27, 2022

This tour was fantastic!! My boyfriend and I learned so much from our tour guide. She was energetic, thorough with her knowledge, and incredibly kind and intelligent. We both learned so much in the 3 hours we spent with our tour guide & want to thank her for providing us a great and unforgettable experience. I feel if we never did this tour, we would not have the same experience. Definitely book! You will not regret it.

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June 3, 2022

Product ID: 199210