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Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Tour

Product ID: 57230
See the Sistine Chapel and the highlights of the Vatican’s extraordinary art collection on a tour including the best of the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, as well as privileged access to St. Peter’s Basilica.
About this activity
Duration: 2.5 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, French, Italian, German, Spanish
Audio guide/headphones
English, French, Italian, German, Spanish
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Skip the ticket line and don't waste time
  • See the highlights of the Vatican Museums
  • Admire Michelangelo’s masterpiece, the Sistine Chapel
  • Discover the secrets of the Vatican from your professional tour guide
  • Enjoy privileged access to St. Peter's Basilica
Full description
With no unnecessary waiting around, skip the lines and save time on your vacation with fast-track tickets to ensure you get inside as soon as possible to the Vatican Museums, the second most visited in Europe after the Louvre in Paris. With over 4 miles and a whopping 20,000 works of art, the Vatican Museums make for an immersive experience.  

The Sistine Chapel is equally impressive with a sanctuary boasting works by master painters such as Perugino, Pinturicchio, Ghirlandaio, Rosselli, Botticelli, Signorelli, della Gatta and, of course, Michelangelo. At the end of your tour, your guide will accompany you to the front of St. Peter’s Basilica using a special exit reserved for certified guides and their groups.
  • Professional guided tour of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Skip-the-line access
  • Privileged access to St. Peter's Basilica
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meeting point varies depending on option booked.

Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Student card
Not allowed
  • Unaccompanied minors
Know before you go
• Tour reservations have a strict timing
• If you arrive late, it will not be possible to join the group or reschedule and you will not be entitled to a refund
• Knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women to enter the Sistine Chapel
• Certain areas of the attraction may be closed due to religious events and national holidays
• Capacity regulations and security may delay the tour departure
• Cancellations, changes, or issues due to weather, security, and events held by the monument are can occur
• All visitors must pass through the a security check; please allow at least 20 minutes to clear security
• The exact timings and reservations can vary depending on the attraction’s administration offices
• Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or wheelchair users
• Students booking a reduced ticket must have a photo ID
• You must bring a photo ID to be allowed into the monument
• Infants under 6 years old travel free
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 500 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.3 / 5
  • Organization
    4.1 / 5
  • Value for money
    3.9 / 5
  • Safety
    4.3 / 5
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The guide drilled into us the fact the Michelangelo painted Jesus with the body and face of Apollo in the Divine Judgement. It is one thing the share the story as history and another to repeatedly present this as a good inclusive thing. Depending on your beliefs and values the blending of Christianity and Paganism is something to consider before taking your kids.

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14 October 2019

Very interesting but too busy

This trip was very interesting and great to see the Vatican, but there were a few downsides. -the tour guide was late meeting us to take us over to the Museum entrance we then got in was so crowded very unorganised of where we had to go with our tour guide. Then waited ages for our headpieces it took at least 40mins to actually start the actual tour. Was really crowded could hardly move walking along the corridors.

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11 June 2019

Good information but not always easy to hear .

Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and pleasant but I found that she walked and spoke so fast that it wasn’t always easy to keep up with her pace or hear what she was saying. This was not helped by the fact that it was so busy and packed with groups that it was difficult to keep up with her as it was so crowded. However, I think it’s better to go with a guide than without. Maybe bringing your own earphones would have helped with the sound clarity.

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24 May 2019

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Maya tours

Product ID: 57230