1. Italy
  2. Lazio
  3. Rome
  4. Vatican City

Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Tour

Product ID: 60233
Discover the world’s richest collection of art on a 3-hour guided tour of the Vatican City. Enter the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica, and see art by Michelangelo, Bernini, and Raphael. Access the spiritual heart of Christianity.
About this activity
Duration: 3 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Portuguese, French, Spanish
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Discover masterpieces of art in the vast galleries of the Vatican Museums
  • Enter the spiritual heart of Christianity at St. Peter's Basilica
  • See Michelangelo's magnificent frescoes in the Sistine Chapel
  • Look at Bernini's colonnades in St. Peter's Square
  • Marvel at maps by ancient cartographers
  • Go inside the private chambers of former popes
  • Journey through Ancient Rome and Greece
Full description
Explore the highlights of the Vatican City on a 3-hour guided tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica.

Meet your guide outside the Vatican Museums for an introduction to a selection of the galleries of classical sculptures, tapestries, and paintings. Journey through Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome. See maps by age-old cartographers. Go to the private chambers of former popes, and see paintings by Raffaello.

Enter the Sistine Chapel to see Michelangelo Buonarroti’s miraculous frescoes, and his ceiling painting of “The Last Judgment.” The, access St. Peter's Basilica and explore the largest church in the Catholic faith. The sacred site was built around 320 by Emperor Constantine over the tomb of the apostle Peter. Completely redesigned about 200 years later by artists such as Bramante, Michelangelo and Bernini, it is now the spiritual heart of the Christian world.

Exit onto St. Peter's Square, and admire the colonnades by Bernini. Look up at the vast dome of St. Peter's as you tour ends on St. Peter’s Square.
Includes
  • Entrance tickets
  • Skip-the-line access to the Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica
  • Guide
  • Headsets
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Tips

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point
Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Shorts
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Umbrellas
Know before you go
• Please note that on Wednesdays the visit to St, Peter's Basilica is not permitted due to the Papal Audience
• There is a strict dress code at the Vatican: shorts, miniskirts and uncovered shoulders are not permitted
• It is compulsory to leave umbrellas with spike tips or, metal objects at the cloakroom of the Vatican Museums
• It is strictly forbidden to enter the Vatican Museums with any kind of weapon or oversized backpacks
• The provider is not liable for any partial or full closures of monuments due to religious celebrations, events, or force majeure
• Please note that the itinerary is subject to change according to the season and any cause beyond the control of the local supplier. The supplier is absolved of responsibility.
• The tour does not include the Basilica of St. Peter on Wednesday mornings (due to the papal audience), as well as during ceremonies that occur inside or outside of St. Peter's.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.9 / 5

based on 46 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    3.7 / 5
  • Organization
    3.5 / 5
  • Value for money
    3.4 / 5
  • Safety
    4 / 5
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The Tour was incredible, everything was explained so well. I can't wait to bring my family and do it all over again.

13 February 2020

Awful

I need my money back, because when I got there they didn’t find my name, so that miss I didn’t get in to the museums or any other activity..

20 October 2018

We have been forgotten, paid for a presentation that we have not had

Very unhappy. We booked and paid for a full 4 hour tour. We were able to return with another group for a quick 2 hour tour. ZERO WE ARE VERY DISSATISFIED.

9 September 2018

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Product ID: 60233