Guided tour

Vatican: Highlights and Sistine Chapel Skip-the-Line Tour

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19 reviews

Activity provider: Italy Wonders

Vatican: Highlights and Sistine Chapel Skip-the-Line Tour

Activity provider: Italy Wonders
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From US$ 57 per person

Explore the highlights of the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel with a licensed tour guide. Discover one of the largest collections of art in the world and enjoy skip-the-line tickets.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 3 hours
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Skip the line through express security check
Live tour guide
English, Spanish, German, French, Italian


  • Inspire your creative side while viewing one of the largest collections of art
  • Travel through time as you explore the history of the Vatican and the popes
  • Discover the Pio Clementino, Raphael Rooms, Belvedere Courtyard, and more
  • Take advantage of the rare chance to see the Creation of Adam in person
  • Avoid waiting in long lines with skip-the-line entry privileges to the museums
Full description

Take advantage of skip-the-line entry tickets to both the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel on this guided tour. Walk through the Vatican galleries and explore one of the largest art collections in the world.

Once inside the Vatican Museums, follow your guide to the Pio Clementino Museum. See Nero's bathtub, the Apollo of Belvedere and the Laocoon. Continue to the Raphael Rooms, the Gallery of Tapestries, the Gallery of Maps, and the Belvedere Courtyard.

The last stop will be the Sistine Chapel, where you’ll get to admire the frescoes of Michelangelo, such as the Creation of Adam and the Last Judgement. Learn about Michelangelo and Raphael working at the same time for Pope Julius II.

  • Licensed guide
  • Vatican Museums skip-the-line entry
  • Sistine Chapel skip-the-line entry
  • Headsets (for groups of more than 6 participants)
  • Pickup and drop-off
  • Dome of St. Peter's Basilica entry
  • Tips for the guide
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must present a negative rapid test taken on the same day of the activity
  • You must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 3 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts
  • All participants over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 22 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative PCR test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts
  • Masks are required while indoors
  • All participants 5 and older must present proof that they have received two vaccine doses of an FDA or WHO-approved vaccine or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Proof of vaccination may include the NYC COVID Safe App, Excelsior Pass, CDC Vaccination Card (or photo), NYC Vaccination Record, or official immunization record from outside NYC or the US
  • All participants are required to bring and wear FFP2 masks. Blue surgical masks will not be accepted

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Meeting point

The meeting point is at the local partner's office (Italy Wonders). By metro (Line A), get off at Ottaviano. The Ottaviano metro stop is only a 10-minute walk to the office. Please note that St. Peter's Square is not the meeting point.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Face mask or protective covering

Not allowed

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

Know before you go

  • All customers must pass the airport-style security control. During high season the wait may be up to 30 minutes
  • For disabled visitors with certified invalidity of more than 74%, the Vatican Museums offers free entry. To benefit from this, make sure you mention it at least one day in advance, so that staff may handle your request
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 19 reviews

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Our guide Francesco told us in a professional and engaging way about ours of the Sistine Chapel, of the most important works preserved in the Vatican museums, an ideal way to live this experience if you are not an art expert and still want to listen. and learn interesting notions and anecdotes about the creations of some of the main masterpieces of Rome

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May 13, 2022

Informative & well planned tour. As expected, the place is super crowded. But our guide David was well prepared and ensured to find a spot and explain the details to us. Apt time given in key locations. He was patient to querries and handled group well. Recommended.

June 13, 2022

Great tour, very detailed by the guide who was very nice, loved every minute of it, definitely recommend

June 6, 2022

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