Guided tour

Vatican City: Skip-the-Line Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel

Activity provider: ItaliaTours
Guided tour

Vatican City: Skip-the-Line Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel

Activity provider: ItaliaTours
Likely to sell out

From US$ 75 per person

Likely to sell out

Skip the ticket lines at the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. See all the highlights of Vatican City on this popular guided tour and enjoy priority access to bypass the crowds.

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Duration 3.5 hours
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Skip the ticket line
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  • Skip the ticket line at the Vatican Museums
  • Marvel at the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel
  • Take in the beauty of the extraordinary Raphael Rooms
  • Get the most out of your visit with a guide
Full description

Enjoy priority admission and experience the major highlights of Vatican City. Discover the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel with a guided tour.

See one of the most important collections of art in the world at the Vatican Museums, which comprise more than 1,200 rooms. Walk in the footsteps of Popes and Renaissance Masters as you take in the Rooms of Raphael and of course the Sistine Chapel from its commissioning to the finishing touches by Michelangelo.

The Sistine Chapel is located at the far end of the galleries and your guide will ensure that you get there quickly, while seeing the most important masterpieces along the way.

Then, gain fast-track access to St. Peter's Basilica to view masterpieces by Michelangelo, Raphael, and Bernini among others before descending to the Papal crypts below. Finish the tour on the portico with an overview of Bernini’s St. Peter’s Square.

  • Priority entrance to the Vatican Museums
  • Tour guide
  • Fast-track entry and guided visit of St. Peter's Basilica
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at Via Sebastiano Veniero 19. Across the street from the Vatican Museums entrance, you will see a staircase that leads down to Via Sebastiano Veniero. At the bottom of the stairs, turn right. Number 19 is a few steps ahead and an ItaliaTours representative will be waiting for you.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • There is a strict dress code at the Vatican. Shoulders and knees must be covered for both men and women
  • This tour departs on schedule. It is not possible to join the tour in the event of late arrival
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 532 reviews

Review summary

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Well worth the price, for skipping the line alone! Saved us 3 hours and all the stories behind the place and art works were a bonus! Louigi our guide was a very passionate, Christian Italian man! Couldn’t have had a better guide, he navigated our way through the crowds with confidence and politeness! Took us to important spots and gave us detailed information!

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March 26, 2023

Paola was an excellent guide, very knowledgeable on all parts of the Vatican. The tour itself takes you to the important rooms in order to see as much as possible, the only downside is there is little time to view things at your own pace but this does keep the tour fluid Overall I say it’s excellent

March 26, 2023

Very pleasantly surprised and happy we booked this tour. Our guide was Andre and he was organized, thorough and friendly. Our group was small and he weaved us successfully through the crowds. (Although we did book early morning so the crowds were very manageable.) He was great at answering all questions and telling us information we may have never heard before. I highly recommend this tour!

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March 26, 2023

Product ID: 9153