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Vatican & Sistine Chapel Tour with Priority Basilica Access

Product ID: 130416
See all the most important sights of Vatican City with a guide in your chosen language. Skip the ticket lines to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel to spend more time gazing at masterpieces of art. Explore St. Peter’s Basilica after on your own.
About this activity
Duration: 2.5 - 3 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Explore the vast galleries of the Vatican Museums with a guide in your chosen language
  • Discover Michelangelo's masterpiece in the Sistine Chapel
  • Skip the ticket lines to enter St. Peter's Basilica
Full description
Take a guided tour of the extensive papal collection of statues, artifacts, and paintings by some of the world’s most distinguished artists in the endless corridors of the Vatican Museums.

Get access to the pope's private apartments in the Raphael Rooms (available only during the 8.30 AM tour), see work by historic cartographers in the Gallery of the Maps, admire the Gallery of the Candelabras and more. Enter the Sistine Chapel and contemplate the glory of Michelangelo’s acclaimed masterpiece.

Then, experience the magnificent interior of St. Peter’s Basilica at your own pace without a guide, where highlights include Bernini's high altar and the stunning "La Pieta" by Michelangelo.
  • Skip-the-ticket-line entry to the Vatican Museums
  • Skip-the-ticket-line entry to the Sistine Chapel
  • Skip-the-ticket-line entry to St. Peter's Basilica (entry to the dome not included)
  • Guide
  • Headsets
  • Free Wi-Fi at the meeting point
  • Bathroom access
  • Recharging station for your mobile devices
What’s Not Included
  • Transportation
  • Entrance ticket to the dome of St. Peter's Basilica
  • Guide in St. Peter's Basilica

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Meeting point
Important information
Know before you go
• All visitors must pass through airport-style security. During high season the wait at security may be up to 30 minutes.
• Please note that St. Peter's Basilica is closed at Easter and other religious holidays, on December 25 & 31, & every Wednesday 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM. During these times, the tour will be offered in other parts of the Vatican Museums.
• On rare occasions, St. Peter’s Basilica is subject to closure without notice. If this happens, you'll spend a full 3 hours in the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel.
• There is a strict dress code to visit the attractions of the Vatican, and shoulders and knees must be covered at all times. You may be refused entry if you do not comply.
• Regrettably, this tour is not wheelchair accessible.
• The Raphael Rooms are only available on the 8:30 AM English tour.
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From £59.06 £47.24 per person

Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 5775 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.3 / 5
  • Organization
    4.2 / 5
  • Value for money
    3.9 / 5
  • Safety
    4.5 / 5
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Daniela, our guide, made our Vatican visit so interesting, even for our 12 year old! She explained everything in a simple way with lots of fun facts and made sure everyone understood and got the chance to see everything without rushing fast to the next part. Great value for the money! Thank you!

8 February 2020

Perfect . Our guide was the best. I forgot her name but i remember she is Roman and blonde. She is perfect. She offered us an unforgettable tour. Very professional , funny, lots of details. She walked with us all around and talk to us nonstop about everything. Very impressive

28 January 2020

Booking this tour was definitely worth it given the lines without it. The guide, Guillermo, was really good and had lots of side information. He kept the group together pretty well. I did have a little trouble with the radio set, but it was understandable. If I was standing close to him, I removed the earpiece and listened directly. I don't know if any others had issues. I strongly recommend booking this tour.

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7 January 2020

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