Guided tour

Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel Tour

Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel Tour

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From $64.35 $51.48 per person

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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Live tour guide
English, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Russian, Chinese, Romanian
Private or small groups available

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Experience

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 exceptional 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 during the early morning tours) and a comprehensive visit of the Sistine Chapel. Your expert guide will take you 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

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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 34403 reviews

Review summary

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

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Our guide Valentina us the Palatine Hill, the Roman Forum and the Flavian Amphitheater. A very nice and charismatic guide. She had a lot of knowledge about the place and not only did she stay in history and legends, but she also told us about its archeology since she is an archaeologist. Very happy with this guided tour. Thanks.

September 4, 2021

We had booked a tour of the Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel. Despite the heat and the additional corona measures introduced overnight, the tour was very impressive and informative. Our guide, Marcus or Marcius (sorry I'm not quite sure anymore) led the tour with an incredible amount of knowledge, passion and the art and history. BRAVO!

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August 9, 2021

Good and worth the money to get q guided tour. Tour guide was fantastic.h brother in law took the regular tour with audio and he said it was an awful experience. He didn’t have his plugged in ear plugs and so he had to bring the device to his ears. Said hard to hear and not very good.

July 23, 2021

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