Guided tour

3-Hour Vatican Skip-the-Line Group Tour

4.6 / 5

36 reviews

3-Hour Vatican Skip-the-Line Group Tour

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From US$ 58.74 US$ 46.99 per person

A 3-hour tour for those who wish to visit the Vatican as part of a group, away from the daily crowds. Choose to enter the museums before opening to the general public and visit highlights of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 2.5 hours
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Skip the ticket line
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, French, German
Small group available


  • Enjoy skip-the-line service
  • Learn more about the artwork at the Vatican
  • Get exclusive access
Full description
You will meet with your guide and the rest of your group, and be issued with headsets to ensure you can better hear your guide during the tour. The group will then enter Vatican City, bypassing the ticket line of those already waiting to enter the museums at 9 am when the doors open to the general public! Your group will be guided through the many stunning galleries, making stops at all the must-see works of art. The whole group will be captivated by the rich history of the artworks and the Vatican itself, recounted by your expert guide in a way that is engaging and relatable for every participant. After you have explored the Vatican galleries you will enter the 'piece de resistance' of the museums, Michelangelo's breathtaking Sistine Chapel. A once-in-a-lifetime experience, you will be able to fully appreciate the incredible genius of Michelangelo with the help of your guide. Your tour will finish here. Do not miss this exclusive opportunity to beat the crowds at the Vatican Museums.
  • Entrance fees
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Skip the line access
  • Professional licensed guide
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments
    • Wheelchair users
    Covid-19 precautions

    You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

    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 over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 22 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative PCR test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts
    • 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

    Meeting point varies depending on option booked.

    Important information

    What to bring

    • Passport or ID card
    • Comfortable shoes
    • Water

    Not allowed

    • Shorts
    • Luggage or large bags
    • Short skirts
    • Drones
    • Sleeveless shirts

    Know before you go

    • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
    • St Peter's Basilica is a church and as such the Vatican can decide to close it for religious functions without any notice. We are not responsible for unexpected closure of the Basilica. When the Basilica of St. Peter is closed for religious functions, you will spend more time in the Vatican galleries with your guide
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • For booking with kids, kindly bring with you a copy of the ID or passport otherwise the kid tickets cannot be provided and the new ticket should be purchased directly on site
    • A current valid passport or ID document is required on the day of the tour for children under 18 years old as a proof of their age
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.6 /5

    based on 36 reviews

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    La guide était super ! Plein d'anecdotes, un puit de connaissance, nous avons appris une tonne de chose. En ce qui concerne l'organisation, la visite de la basilic n'est pas comprise (mais la guide donne des explications avant la fin d'activité). Et ce qui est le plus décevant on a perdu près d'1h à attendre des audioguides et des tickets.

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    September 25, 2021

    In the beginning I was skeptical about booking a guided tour, spent hours upon hours searching for the best rated tour and in the end chose this one. And it was amazing! Our tour guide's name was Arnaldo, he spoke perfect German and was an art enthusiast. He told us so many things about the language of art and said "I want my group to know what they are taking pictures of". It was great, every penny was worth it. Thank you Arnaldo for letting us see and experience Michelalngelo's art through your eyes! Nothing can replace a guided tour of the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel.

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    October 11, 2020

    We had a very nice and informative guide in Renate from Budapest. It was a great tour with a lot of good information and historical connections ... It was not so good that we did not receive any information that the tour started 1 and 1/2 hours later. And that St. Peter's Basilica was on the program but was not part of the tour.

    August 19, 2020

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