Guided tour

Rome: Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel Official Guided Tour

Rome: Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel Official Guided Tour

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From US$ 45.28 per person

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Enjoy skip-the-ticket-line entry to see the awe-inspiring art and design of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. Uncover the important religious history of these buildings with your guide.

About this activity

Cancellation policy
This activity is non-refundable
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures are in place. Check your activity voucher once you book for full details.
Duration 2 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English, Spanish, French, German, Italian

Experience

Highlights
  • Experience the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel with the assistance of an enthusiastic guide
  • Get speedy access inside the museums with a skip-the-ticket-line ticket
  • Explore the astonishing interiors and artworks inside Rome's most iconic buildings
  • Marvel at Michaelangelo’s “The Creation of Adam”
  • Enjoy the official guided tour of Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
Full description

Skip the ticket line and gain fast access to both the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. Once inside, meet your guide who will conduct your tour and reveal the intriguing story behind the seminal design. Enter the Pio Clementino Museum and get up close to the astonishing classical Roman and Greek sculptures, before walking through to the Gallery of the Candelabras which is populated with majestic marble structures throughout.

Continue on to see the 40 maps frescoed on the walls of the Gallery of the Geographical Maps, the hanging renaissance artworks at Gallery of the Tapestries, and the four Raphael Rooms. Finally, marvel at Michelangelo's fresco "The Creation of Adam" in the Sistine Chapel.

Includes
  • Skip-the-ticket-line entrance
  • Official guided tour
  • Ticket to St.Peter's Basilica (entry is free however it is not guaranteed due to crowd control)
  • Access and guided tour of St. Peter's Basilica's dome

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Meeting point

Enter the Vatican Museums by showing your voucher at the outside entrance. Once inside, follow the sign “GUIDED TOUR DESK” to where your guide will be waiting for you.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Passport or ID card for children

Not allowed

  • Shorts

Know before you go

  • You must cover your shoulders and knees to visit the Vatican and may be refused entry if you do not adhere to the dress code
  • St Peter’s Basilica and the Square may be closed on Wednesday mornings due to Papal Audience
  • Children under 6 years old go free of charge
  • Late arrivals will not be accommodated
  • All visitors must pass through airport-style security. During high season the wait at security may be up to 30 minutes.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 3635 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.2/5
  • Service
    4.4/5
  • Organization
    4.5/5

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For sure recommend this tour! Our guide was great, she was knowledgeable and taught us really cool things. The only reason im not giving it 5 stars is because we couldnt go to the st peter's basilica since our tour started at 13:30 and it closed at 13:30. I chose this tour because it also is supposed to help us get into the basilica and yet we didnt know that we were going to go there until the tour started and the basilica closed. Shame to only find out then because we couldve gone without the tour at least but it was too late...

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December 19, 2022

Very interesting tour, prepared and clear guide. Possibility of taking photographs in all rooms (except in the Chapel). Visiting the Sistine Chapel was an exciting experience. An essential stop for anyone visiting Rome. The only negative note: the presence of too many tourists so that some rooms were very crowded and with little possibility of appreciating the works carefully.

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December 8, 2022

The guide was great, you could tell that he knew a lot about the subject, the tour does not include the Sistine Chapel, only being able to enter it. The downside was the number of people, it was impossible to keep up and enjoy the experience, a pity that the Vatican Museums do not control the capacity, that seemed like the Valencia Metro was failing after a mascletà.

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November 24, 2022

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