Guided tour

Skip the Line Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel

Skip the Line Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel

From US$ 58.01 per person

Skip the Line at the Vatican Museums, St. Peter's Basilica, and Sistine Chapel to delve into the world of Renaissance art. See the famous works of Michelangelo, da Vinci, and Raphael.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 2 hours
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English, Spanish, German, Portuguese, Russian, Italian, French
Small group available


  • Enjoy the Vatican Museums
  • See all the most important sights
  • Admire the amazing Sistine Chapel
  • Stroll around inside St. Peters at your own leisure after your tour
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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.

Enter a world of Renaissance art and intrigue on a tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica. Using the skip-the-line entrance, avoid the queues and see works by Michelangelo, Raphael, and Leonardo da Vinci.

Meet your guide and bypass the line with your skip-the-line ticket. Explore the collection of the Vatican Museums, hearing the history that dates back to the 16th Century and the work of Pope Giulio II. Explore 4.35 miles (7km) of priceless art. Discover Greek Classical art and the works of Renaissance masters, Michelangelo and Raphael. See the statue of Laocoon and His Sons and the Transfiguration, and admire the works of other Italian masters such as Leonardo da Vinci, Perugino, and Fra Angelico. 

Hear the history of the Catholic Church and continue to the Sistine Chapel, home of Michelangelo's The Last Judgement. Step inside St. Peter's Basilica to gaze at La Pieta. Finally, visit the paper crypt, where Pope John Paul II and others were laid to rest.

  • Museums entrance fee with skip-the-Line entry
  • Guided tour
  • Headset to hear your guide perfectly
  • Transportation to/from hotel
  • Gratuites
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You 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
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • 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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Meeting point

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Student card
  • Face mask or protective covering

Not allowed

  • Oversize luggage
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • Due to ongoing COVID-19 preventative measures, privileged access from Sistine Chapel to St. Basilica isn't available
  •  Tour suitable for all ages
  •  Tour is not wheelchair accessible
  •  Avoid large backpacks and long umbrellas
  • For student tickets (19-25 years old), you will need to bring a valid student card
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 127 reviews

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Great tour & our guide Monica G was so lovely and so informative. The only thing is that there is no tour of St Peter's Basilica provided, I feel that this could be more clearly specified in the description. However, it was a brilliant tour and experience overall. Monica was brilliant - clearly an expert in her field.

August 16, 2021

The tour is very well paced and organised. The vatican museum is huge so it was so helpful to have a guide show you the best parts. Our guide Monica G was fantastic! She was so knowledgeable and friendly. She guided us in a way so that we understood things before seeing them allowing you to appreciate the vatican even more! 100% would recommend. Check in was very easy too.

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August 15, 2021

It was a good experience, very interesting and fascinating for the information we learned and the things we saw. Our boys have always followed the guide with curiosity. We recommend this tour to all families. The Vatican Museums collect wonderful works, it is worth knowing some of them with the help of a guide. We thank Roberto, who was our guide, for his professionalism.

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June 23, 2021

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