Guided tour

Rome: Vatican Museums Guided Tour

Rome: Vatican Museums Guided Tour

From US$ 57.89 per person

Discover the masterpieces housed in the Vatican Museums, Michelangelo's greatest masterpiece at the Sistine Chapel and the architecture of St. Peter’s Basilica on this 3.5-hour guided tour with skip-the-line access.

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Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, Italian
Small group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Avoid the long lines and walk straight into the Vatican Museums
  • Marvel at Michelangelo's breathtaking Sistine Chapel
  • Admire the architecture of Saint Peter's Basilica
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Covid-19 Update

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

Discover one of the world's most important art collections on this guided tour of the Vatican Museums and enjoy the unique experience of visiting the museum before it opens to the public. In the Vatican Museums, visit the Belvedere Courtyard, the Gallery of Maps, the Gallery of the Candelabra and the Gallery of Tapestries. At the end of the tour, enjoy exclusive access to the Sistine Chapel, where you can admire the beauty of Michelangelo’s inspiring and unique masterpiece. After your visit to the Sistine Chapel, head to St. Peter’s Basilica, where you can skip the long lines of tourists. Inside, admire the church's Renaissance architecture and sculptures by Michelangelo. The tour ends in St. Peter’s Square.
Includes
  • Skip-the-line access
  • Professional tour guide
  • Headphones
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Covid-19 precautions
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 either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 72 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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Between the pharmacy and Giulio Cesare cinema

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Please note: The Basilica is not accessible until further notice
  • Shoulders and knees must always be covered at all times inside the Basilica
  • Please wear long-sleeved t-shirts and trousers or skirts that cover your knees, otherwise, you may be denied entry
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 4 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Value for money
    5/5
  • Service
    4.5/5
  • Organization
    4.5/5

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The guide was very knowledgeable, he explained everything very thoroughly and at the same time in a simple way. Tour I recommend!

July 27, 2021

Very interesting visit, well organized and Vincenzo, our very knowledgeable guide is available. 10 and praise! Congratulations

May 21, 2021

Bellissima esperienza ! Molto simpatica , gentile e professionale la guida Ladu

June 21, 2021

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