Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Tour including Papal Tombs

Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Tour including Papal Tombs

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Skip the long ticket lines to the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica. Gaze in awe at masterpieces of architecture and art from the papal collections. Visit the Papal Tombs to complete the ultimate experience of Vatican City.

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 3 - 3.5 hours
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Skip the ticket line
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Live tour guide
English, German, French, Spanish, Italian

Experience

Highlights
  • Skip the line for the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica
  • Marvel at masterpieces by Michelangelo, Raphael, Caravaggio, and many more
  • Enrich your experience with an expert guide in your chosen language
  • Admire the final resting place of many popes and royals in the Papal Tombs
Full description

COVID-19 Update

Due to health and safety regulations, this itinerary may change. See Know before you go for the latest updates.

Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Vatican City on a guided tour of all of its most important treasures. Discover the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, St Peter’s Basilica, and the Papal Tombs all included with fast-track access to make the most of your day. Begin your experience by discovering masterpieces of art in the Vatican Museums by some of the world’s most distinguished artists. Follow a guide in your chosen language to the most important areas of the museum, including the Gallery of Maps and Gallery of Tapestries. Enter the Sistine Chapel to contemplate the glory of Michelangelo’s acclaimed masterpiece, “The Last Judgment”, one of the most famous pieces of art ever made. Then, experience the magnificent interior of St. Peter’s Basilica with fast-track entrance. Be awed by one of the holiest sites in the world and admire Michelangelo’s stunning “La Pieta”. Complete your visit of Vatican City in the Papal Tombs to see the resting place of many popes and royals. Appreciate the religious importance of this burial site as you observe the sarcophagi, frescoes, and tombs near the grounds of St Peter's burial.
Includes
  • 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
  • Guide
  • Headsets
  • Free Wi-Fi at the meeting point
  • Bathroom access
  • Recharging station for your mobile devices
  • Guided tour of Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel, and Papal Tombs
  • Transportation
  • Entrance ticket and visit to the dome of St. Peter's Basilica
  • Entrance to the Papal Tombs are not included in the evening tour option, this is because St. Peter's Basilica is closed in the evening
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
COVID-19 precautions

Customers 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
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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Participants

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Meeting point

Meeting point varies depending on option booked.

Important information

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • The Basilica is not accessible until further notice
  •  All visitors must pass through airport-style security. During high season the wait may be up to 30 minutes
  • Please note that St. Peter's Basilica is closed at Easter, on December 24 and 31 and other religious holidays, and every Wednesday from 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 the full amount of time in the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. No refund will be offered
  •  On rare occasions, Papal tombs are subject to closure without notice. No refund will be offered
  • Shoulders and knees must be covered at all times. You may be refused entry if you do not comply
  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible
  • The Raphael Rooms are only available on the 8:30 AM English and German tours, at 9:30 AM on the Spanish tour and at 10:00 AM on the French tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 4413 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    4/5
  • Service
    4.4/5
  • Organization
    4.3/5
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My partner & I, did the Vatican basilica, Museums & Papal tomb grottoes tour with Davide yesterday. Great job mate Kept us entertained & enlightened with info easily through out the tour. Very knowledgeable, with awesome little facts/dates/stories left right & centre, but had a good sense of humour to keep it interesting Place was pretty much empty due to the Corona Virus which was a triple bonus for us, being able to see everything up close & personal without the hectic crowds around. Very happy. We booked this only an hour before, so it was fantastic value too Would recommend. Thanks again Davide, Cheers bud - Keep up the good work dude ! From the Aussie couple

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March 1, 2020

The meeting place was not easy to find as GPS told us the wrong place. When we were at the right place, it was not well marked, and it was a different tour company name in addition to GYG. Our names were not on the list, despite my booking it two days prior to the tour. They did write us in after seeing the confirmation info on my phone. Sabrina, our guide, spoke very good English and was quite knowledgeable about the history of the Vatican Museums and art work. She reminded us to be courteous when other groups were passing ours, so we were not the cause of slowdowns during a very busy week of tourism. Apparently in a typical day they get about 30K visitors PER DAY through the Vatican Museums but high volume weeks like now, more like 50K. She gave a different co name-not sure how all 3 are affiliated. I was surprised how many people failed to be respectful of the Sistine Chapel and continued talking when the guards even reminded people twice not to talk, or use video or take photos.

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January 3, 2020

Really enjoyed the Vatican Tours. Our guide provided us with relevant information during the tour and he seemed like he really knew what he was talking about. It was off peak but there were still a lot of people so i really appreciated the guided tour as I would probably be very overwhelmed without a guide telling me the most important bits.

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December 17, 2019

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