Guided tour

Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel Tour

Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel Tour

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Join a 3-hour tour of the Vatican with fast-track access and explore the Vatican Museums, and the Sistine Chapel.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 3 hours
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English, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Russian, Chinese, Romanian
Private or small groups available

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Highlights
  • Benefit from fast-track access to some of the Vatican's top attractions on this walking tour
  • Admire the beautiful Vatican Museums, and Sistine Chapel
  • Feast your eyes on the artwork of old masters like Michelangelo and Raphael
  • Explore the Pio Clementine Museum, Belvedere Courtyard and more
Full description

Covid-19 Update

Due to health and safety regulations, this itinerary may change. See Know before you go for the latest updates.

Take a 3-hour tour of one of the holiest sites in Christendom on this guided walking tour of the Vatican Museums.

This tour includes, among other galleries of the Vatican corridors, a tour of the Pine Courtyard, Belvedere Courtyard, the Gallery of the Maps, Candelabra Gallery, Pio Clementino's Rooms, the Tapestry Gallery, Raphael Rooms (only on early morning tours), and a visit of the Sistine Chapel.

Be led by an expert guide to some of the major attractions, as well as to some lesser-known spots that other tourists often miss. You will receive a broad base for understanding the remarkable history, architecture, and politics of the Vatican.

Includes
  • Tour guide
  • Headsets
  • Entrance fees
  • Skip-the-ticket-line access to the Vatican Museums
  • Skip-the-ticket-line access to the Sistine Chapel
  • Free Wi-Fi at the meeting point
  • Bathroom access
  • Recharging station for your devices
  • Transportation
  • Access to St. Peter's Basilica and the Dome
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • 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 who are over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 15 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts
  • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • Due to ongoing COVID-19 preventative measures, the passage from the Vatican Museums to the St. Peter's Basilica is closed. The tour will include a 3-hour visit to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel instead of St. Peter's.
  • The Basilica is not accessible until further notice
  • St. Peter's is closed during the following times: Wednesdays: 8:00 AM -12:00 PM, December 24 and 31.
  • During these times the tour will visit other parts of the museums.
  • The Vatican can get very crowded all year round. June, July and August are particularly busy as they are high-season months.
  •   All visitors must pass through airport-style security. During high season the wait at security may be up to 30 minutes.
  • On rare occasions, St. Peter's Basilica closes without notice. In this case, the tour will include a 3-hour visit to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel instead of St. Peter's. The tour operator will not offer refunds.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 34500 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.4/5
  • Value for money
    4/5
  • Service
    4.4/5
  • Organization
    4.3/5

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The Vatican Museum and St. Peter's Basilica are an absolute highlight of a trip to Rome. As had unfortunately already been feared, the lead was not ideal. The comprehensibility of the guide is improved by the technical aids ((earphones and radio receiver), but the German-language explanations were still difficult to understand (missing vocabulary, Italian pronunciation of German vocabulary).

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October 16, 2021

Great experience seeing the Vatican museums in a small group with a dedicated and knowledgeable guide. Very few visitors thanks to the early 8:50 tour. No queues, no waiting and more than enough time in the museum and the Sistine Chapel. The so-called VIP tour is not cheap but worthwhile.

October 14, 2021

The tour has been good, although a bit hasty; It felt a bit like a tour of doing a "check" of each room, that is, you couldn't stop to appreciate the individual rooms and their works because the group had to advance very quickly to the next one. Plus it felt a bit short overall. Of course, the guide answered all the questions and focused more on the artistic and architectural aspect of the museum, than on the religious, which is what interested us personally. And come on, the museum itself is something that I recommend going to see at some point in your life, since it is one of the most impressive private art collections in the world.

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October 7, 2021

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