Vatican: Gardens, Museums and Sistine Chapel Tour

Vatican: Gardens, Museums and Sistine Chapel Tour

From $89.96 per person

Enter Vatican City with special permission when it is closed off to other visitors. Enjoy a unique walk behind the scenes of the Vatican, including the Vatican Gardens, Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 3 hours
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  • Enjoy a unique walk behind the scenes of the Vatican
  • Explore the beautiful Vatican Gardens
  • Admire the largest church in the world: the St. Peter's Basilica
  • Hear the in-depth stories behind the art from your expert guide
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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.

Gain exclusive access to the Vatican in the afternoon, when it is usually completely forbidden to enter. This is when the Pope typically walks around to stroll and pray. Encounter the Pope Emerito House, the Vatican Radio Station, the Academy of Science, the Pope’s former Summer Residence, the Vatican Government Palace, a piece of the original Berlin Wall, and the “Fontana dell’Aquilone", a lovely fountain with nice water games. See St. Peter’s Basilica from behind, and admire the Cupola from a unique perspective. You can take some photos in the beautiful Vatican gardens, and discover one of the most prestigious museums in the world. Visit the Gallery of Maps, the Gallery of Tapestries and Candelabras, and the Chapel of Pio V, before entering the Sistine Chapel and admiring one of the greatest masterpieces in the world. Michelangelo’s frescoes are magnificent works that changed the course of art forever, simply open your eyes and experience the spectacular view. After taking in all of the Sistine Chapel’s beauty, your Vatican guide escorts you with special access to St. Peter’s Basilica, allowing you to avoid long ticket lines and save time. Discover the largest church in the world, stroll through the striking aisles, and admire Michelangelo's "Pieta" and the beautifully carved Bernini Pulpit.
  • Entrance to the Vatican Gardens, Vatican Museums, and Sistine Chapel
  • Entrance to the St. Peter's Basilica
  • Professional guide
  • Headsets
  • Skip-the-line entrance
  • Entrance to the dome
  • Food or drinks
  • Pickup
  • Transfers
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • 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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Meeting point

Viale Vaticano, 97, 00192 Rome.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • Please note: The Basilica is not accessible until further notice
  •  This tour involves long periods of standing with a lot of walking, and is not recommended for people with limited mobility
  •  Children under the age of 5 are free of charge
  •  Please report to the Touristation Office 20 minutes before the selected time
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 / 5

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I would appreciate if they had informed me before that the entrance for the garden tour was on the opposite side of the touristation shop in order to organize better my time. The guide for the Vatican museum was extremely friendly, with many knowledge. Grazie per tutto.

June 16, 2021

Perfect organization. The guide was passionate knowledgeable and very funny I highly recommend doing this.

June 11, 2021


September 27, 2020

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