Guided tour

Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's Basilica Tour

Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's Basilica Tour

From US$ 98.68 per person

Take a guided tour of the Vatican City and discover the Vatican Museums, walk inside the Sistine Chapel, see the glorious work of Michelangelo and take a trip to St Peter's Basilica.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Mobile ticketing
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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, Spanish, German, Italian
Small group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the highlights of the Vatican City
  • Wander through the Vatican Museums, seeing a vast collection of artwork and artifacts
  • Visit the Sistine Chapel and admire its amazing frescos
Full description

Explore the Vatican City with a guided tour led by a professional art historian. Discover the treasures of the Vatican Museums, admire the stunning Sistine Chapel, and visit the world's heart of Christianity at St. Peter's Basilica.

Start your day of sightseeing by meeting your tour guide and your driver at the pre-arranged meeting point. First, enjoy the luxury of skip-the-ticket-line access. Enter the Vatican and start your tour with a visit to the Vatican Museum, a true spectacle for everyone who visits.

Your tour itinerary through the museum is specialized to focus on the most important parts of the site. The museum is full of art masterpieces, created by Europe's most famous artists throughout the centuries. Your guide will explain every detail of this place. Next, visit the Sistine Chapel. Once inside, marvel at Michelangelo's masterpiece on the ceiling depicting the last judgment. Finish your tour at the Basilica of St. Peter. Admire the Pietà by Michelangelo and the St. Peter's Baldachin by Gian Lorenzo Bernini.

Includes
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Professional art historian guide
  • Skip-the-ticket-line access
  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)
  • All participants are required to bring and wear FFP2 masks. Blue surgical masks will not be accepted
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present either proof of full vaccination or proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months

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Meeting point

Meet your guide outside Caffè Vaticano on Viale Vaticano.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  •  A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements.
  •  All visitors must pass through airport-style security. During high season the wait at security may be up to 30 minutes.
  • Please note that St Peter's Basilica can be closed last minute for private services.
  • Your guide will give you an introduction to the basilica and you are free to decide how long you want to stay inside
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 485 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.2/5
  • Service
    4.3/5
  • Organization
    4.2/5

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Incredible and highly recommended tour of the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel with Deborah (with an "h") on Christmas Eve 2021. The Vatican Museum can be overwhelming, and there is no possible way to see everything in a 3 hour tour, but our guide did a wonderful job of pointing out the highlights, as well as get into the details. She also reviewed printed materials of the Sistine Chapel in advance, so we knew some things to look for (and the Chapel is a quiet place) We were fortunate to be a small group, just our family of four and our guide, so we did not need headphones, we just kept close together and were always able to find a little corner to gather and listen. Needless to say, the Vatican is a must-do for a visit to Rome, and I highly recommend both Deborah and this specific tour.

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January 1, 2022

the tour of the museums was amazing and our guide Elizabeth was absolutely great. We are sorry that you are also offering a tour of St. Peter's Basilica and there is no time for that. You should change that, because I was looking forward to it the most and we didn't make it :-(

December 7, 2021

We had a guided tour with Christina (just our family). That was the best tour we have ever had. Christina gave us a historical overview at the beginning of the tour. Great! She illustrated the history of the Vatican with a lot of heart, a lot of understanding and also at one point or another with humor. She was able to inspire us - without flooding us with names and dates - for the history of the Popes in the Vatican. Her selection of exhibits in the Vatican Museums, which she explained to us in more detail, was super interesting. There was no boredom, even our 14 year old son was thrilled. Her historical knowledge was impressive. Christina is an excellent guide!

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October 26, 2021

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