Guided tour

Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel: Tour and Happy Hour

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Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel: Tour and Happy Hour

From US$ 67.58 per person

Join a 2.5-hour tour of the Vatican with skip-the-ticket-line access. Explore the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel during off-hours with an official tour guide. Conclude with experience with an Italian-style buffet in the Vatican courtyard.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Mobile ticketing
Vouchers must be exchanged for tickets.
Duration 2.5 hours
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Skip the ticket line
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Live tour guide
Audio guide included
Wheelchair accessible
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Discover the marvels of the Renaissance with a guided tour of the Vatican Museums
  • Admire the Sistine Chapel with a small group while other visitors are asked to leave
  • Round off the experience with a buffet aperitivo in the magnificent Pinecone Courtyard
Full description
Skip the ticket line and gain fast access to both the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel. Once inside, meet your guide who will lead you on a fascinating tour and reveal the intriguing story behind all the rooms. The guided tour has a duration of approximately 2.5 hours. At the end of the visit, all other visitors will be taken out while your group may remain in the Sistine Chapel until 6:15 PM. Marvel at Michelangelo's fresco, "The Creation of Adam" in a peaceful environment. Afterwards, end the experience in the magical Pinecone Courtyard with an Italian-style buffet consisting of finger food, drinks, and cold cuts.
  • Skip-the-ticket-line entry to the Vatican Museums
  • Guided tour of the Vatican Museums
  • Semi-private visit of the Sistine Chapel
  • Italian-style buffet in the Vatican Pinecone Courtyard
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • 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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    Prepare for the activity

    Meeting point

    • Enter through the main entrance of Vatican Museums • Redeem your voucher for a ticket at the Guided Tour Desk after the security check

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    Important information

    Not allowed

    • Shorts
    • Short skirts
    • Sleeveless shirts

    Know before you go

    •  This tour will take place rain or shine
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.4 /5

    based on 93 reviews

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    Very very nice visit, especially in this period, as there are few visitors due to covid. It lasts 1 hour and a half, then there is the aperitif that we could however define a real dinner. The only drawback was that at the entrance to the museums they didn't want to let me in with the electronic voucher, although I kept saying that I had to redeem it inside.

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    September 21, 2020

    Very satisfying tour. Short but enjoyable, due to the presence of a few people with the opportunity to linger for a long time don the guide. Spectacular time in a Sistine chapel with an adequate number of visitors. Good final aperitif in a splendid courtyard that offered the scenery of the dome of Dan Pietro illuminated in the evening. Luck: perfect weather. Recommended.

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    September 7, 2020

    The visit was very nice, wonderful to have done it in a small group of ten people, our guide Alessia was a passionate and deeply prepared person who, despite a little tight time, answered in a timely and polite way to every question. Seen this way, the Vatican museums acquire a lot and make you want to visit them over and over again. The final aperitif was pleasant and abundant: nothing special in terms of variety and quality of the dishes but a good end to the wonderful walk.

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    September 2, 2020

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