Guided tour

Rome: Vatican and Sistine Chapel Tour with Basilica Entry

Activity provider: Maya tours

Rome: Vatican and Sistine Chapel Tour with Basilica Entry

Activity provider: Maya tours

From US$ 42.91 per person

See the Sistine Chapel and the highlights of the Vatican’s extraordinary art collection on a guided tour of the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel. Skip the line to enter St. Peter's Basilica.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English, French, Italian, Spanish
Audio guide included
English, French, Italian, Spanish


  • Skip the ticket line and don't waste any time standing in the long line
  • See the historic highlights of the Vatican Museums
  • Admire Michelangelo’s masterpiece, the Sistine Chapel
  • Discover the secrets of the Vatican from your professional tour guide
  • Gain skip-the line entry to St.Peter's Basilica and explore it at your own pace
Full description

Experience the Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums with skip-the-line entrance on a guided tour. Learn about the secrets behind the artwork and buildings from your professional tour guide. Explore St. Peter's Basilica without waiting to enter. 

Discover the Vatican Museums, the second most visited in Europe after the Louvre in Paris. Take in the 4 miles and whopping 20,000 works of art that the Vatican Museums offer for an immersive experience.  

Immerse yourself in one of the world's great museum complexes, with over 20,000 works of art on display. Stroll through the 24 galleries to experience the famous sculptures and masterworks on display.

Next, head to the Sistine Chapel and see works by master painters such as Perugino, Pinturicchio, Ghirlandaio, Rosselli, Botticelli, Signorelli, and, of course, Michelangelo. After your guided tour has concluded, skip the line to enter St.Peter's Basilica and experience its grandeur on your own.

  • Guided tour of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Skip-the-line access to all sights
  • If you book for the Wednesday 930 AM guided tour you will Not be able to skip the line into the Basilica due to the popes mass it will be closed until later in the day
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities (optional)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Student card
  • Long pants
  • Long-sleeved shirt

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • Skip-the-line is not available for the Wednesday 9:30 AM guided tour as the Basilica will be closed until later in the day
  • If you arrive late, it will not be possible to join the group or reschedule and you will not be entitled to a refund
  • Knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women to enter the Sistine Chapel
  • Certain areas of the attraction may be closed due to religious events and national holidays
  • Capacity regulations and security may delay the tour departure
  • Cancellations, changes, or issues due to weather, security, and events held by the monument are can occur
  • All visitors must pass through the a security check; please allow at least 20 minutes to clear security
  • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or wheelchair users
  • Students booking a reduced ticket must have a photo ID
  • Infants under 6 years old travel free
Customer reviews

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4.5 /5

based on 1741 reviews

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I can honestly say that this was one of the best tours I have ever experienced. With this tour you will see everything that the Vatican and the Sistine Chapel has to offer. Deborah was fantastic super knowledgeable and made us feel like VIPs. Everything was hassle free and the insights provided were top level. I cannot recommend this tour enough. If I could give it more than 5 stars I would.

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January 24, 2023

debra our tour guide was absolutely fantastic, I felt really well informed and taken care of. her knowledge of the artworks and history was wonderful. I can usually get bored with being talked to about such things but she didn't make me bored for a moment. she had such passion . really recommended for skip the queue and a respectful, knowledgeable guide.

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January 23, 2023

Our tour guide Christina was wonderful. Sooo knowledgeable and interesting to listen to. She made a big effort to ensure our experience as great as possible. Such a lovely and intelligent guide. As someone who wasn’t sure what to expect from the Vatican tour, I really enjoyed it. Thank you Christina!

January 19, 2023

Product ID: 57230