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Rome: Vatican City and Sistine Chapel Tour with Basilica Entry

Entry ticket
Group size up to 20 persons
Mobile ticket
What is included in activity
Guided tour of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
Headsets to hear the guide clearly
Skip-the-line access to all sights
What is not included
Hotel pick-up and drop off
Lunch
Gratuities (optional)
Take an unbelievable excursion to the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel. Head to every famous highlight with a knowledgeable guide. Skip the line to enter St. Peter's Basilica with a special entrance ticket.
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Reviews by travellers
Lorenzo
Had the great pleasure to experience Debora's guided tour to Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel. Right from the outset she appeared different in her approach to other guides (no flag/umbrella waving/following), she wanted to know what we didn't know so she could tailor her tour accordingly ensuring that we get the most out of our visit. We could not but get totally engaged with her...and she expected it in the best possible way! Deborah's unquestionable passion, extensive knowledge, and personal insights brought the tour alive...it felt like we were walking in the shoes and seeing through the eyes of Michael Angelo and others of the time. It's obvious that she is held in high regard and well respected as when she entered a space (Mosses-like !) other group parted to allow us best access. Thank you, Debora. for an amazing experience and I would highly recommend this tour.
Tommaso
16 days ago
The tour was very interesting and our guide was quite knowledgeable. I expected a more abbreviated tour of the museum but our guide went into a lot of detail about certain pieces of art. I personally would have preferred less detail and more highlights. But if you are the type to really delve into the art and it’s history, this tour is for you. Our tour lasted over 3 hours which was a bit long. Once you got to the most important part of the tour, the Sistine Chapel, you were worn out and ready to go. We had to run to catch a late afternoon train so the length of the tour ran a little long for us. Nonetheless, the guide was great and you certainly got your moneys worth. The starting point of the tour was hard to find. If you blinked you would walk right by the entrance. I would suggest some outdoor signage.
Gary
15 days ago
It was overcrowded and impossible to take in the enormity of the place, if you lost sight of your guide you then spent a minute or two looking for him. Your then herded into the Sistine chapel and it felt almost like being pushed into a gas chamber and again overcrowded and impossible to take it all in! The tour is a brilliant experience but it’s all very rushed along due to the crowds.
Bernardo
about 1 month ago
That was the best guided tour we,ve ever had. Debora was very polite, all the time kept our attention, was very friendly with kids. Tour with her was super interesting, we got planty of new information, we could ask questions and get answers, but also she asked questions too and made her tour very personal and unforegettable. We enjoyed this tour very much. Thank You Debora.
Riccardo
13 days ago
Debra, our tour guide, was simply captivating. Her enthusiasm and knowledge kept us enthralled at all times bringing history’s characters alive with stories, gossip and intrigue. Her presentations were simply inspiring and her organisation immaculate. She said hers was not a tour but an experience. We agree with this. Joining instructions clear. Money well spent. Thank you.
Edoardo
4 days ago
The tour was great, fast and trouble-free admission. Our guide was Eugene, very friendly and helpful with all details and questions. A minus of the tour was the lack of visit to Raphael Rooms, which are of big importance in the Vatican Museum, so we needed to go by ourselves and miss the last part of the tour in the Basilica. Overall we were very pleased with the tour.
Matteo
about 2 months ago
The guide drilled into us the fact the Michelangelo painted Jesus with the body and face of Apollo in the Divine Judgement. It is one thing the share the story as history and another to repeatedly present this as a good inclusive thing. Depending on your beliefs and values the blending of Christianity and Paganism is something to consider before taking your kids.
Alessandro
about 2 months ago
We had a great Vatican city museum/Sistine chapel tour with Christine(?). She made it fun and interesting and bought her own pictures so we didn't have to crowd around with others. She was easy to understand and time went quick (which isn't always the case in museums for me!) thank you!
Gabriele
11 days ago
Our guide, Jed, was very knowledgeable and led the tour well. It was a pity about the crowds, but Jed guided us through a difficult tour expertly. Fascinating and spectacular things to see. Could have done with longer to take it all in, particularly the Cistine Chapel.
Diego
25 days ago
Christina was an AMAZING guide, and kept everyone engaged the entire time. She was genuinely one of the greatest tour guides I’ve ever had and I wish I could bring her around the entire city of Rome with me!!!! I had a great experience with her and with Maya tours
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Your professional guide will tell you all the secrets behind the outstanding works of art and ancient buildings. Visit the Sistine Chapel and the Vatican Museums with skip-the-line access, and explore St. Peter's Basilica without wasting time waiting in line.

Experience the Vatican Museums, one of the most visited in Europe after the Louvre in Paris. Revel in every one of the 20,000 famous artworks and have unforgettable experiences.

In the Sistine Chapel, you will find artworks by great master painters, such as Perugino, Pinturicchio, Ghirlandaio, Rosselli, Botticelli, Signorelli, and, of course, Michelangelo. Plunge into the world of magnificent painting and brilliant artists and sculptors. Afterwards, visit St.Peter's Basilica without the line.

Important information:

• Tour reservations have a strict timing

• If you arrive late, it will not be possible to join the group or reschedule and you will not be entitled to a refund

• Knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women to enter the Sistine Chapel

• Certain areas of the attraction may be closed due to religious events and national holidays

• Capacity regulations and security may delay the tour departure

• Cancellations, changes, or issues due to weather, security, and events held by the monument are can occur

• All visitors must pass through the a security check; please allow at least 20 minutes to clear security

• The exact timings and reservations can vary depending on the attraction’s administration offices

• Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or wheelchair users

• Students booking a reduced ticket must have a photo ID

• You must bring a photo ID to be allowed into the monument

• Infants under 6 years old travel free

What to bring:

• Passport or ID card

• Student card

• Long pants

• Long-sleeved shirt

Not allowed:

• Shorts

• Short skirts

• Sleeveless shirts

• Unaccompanied minors

Tour program

the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel

Price
Adult (Age 19+)
€50
per person
Children (Age 6-18)
€35
per person
Student (with ID) (Age 19-25)
€35
per person
For any payment method you must book a ticket through the booking form below and receive confirmation by e-mail and (or) SMS.
Activity book period
You can book tour up to 6 hours in advance.
Languages in what activity is performed
English
Directions to meet your guide

Vatican museums

How long your tour will be
2 hrs 30 min
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Lorenzo
Had the great pleasure to experience Debora's guided tour to Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel. Right from the outset she appeared different in her approach to other guides (no flag/umbrella waving/following), she wanted to know what we didn't know so she could tailor her tour accordingly ensuring that we get the most out of our visit. We could not but get totally engaged with her...and she expected it in the best possible way! Deborah's unquestionable passion, extensive knowledge, and personal insights brought the tour alive...it felt like we were walking in the shoes and seeing through the eyes of Michael Angelo and others of the time. It's obvious that she is held in high regard and well respected as when she entered a space (Mosses-like !) other group parted to allow us best access. Thank you, Debora. for an amazing experience and I would highly recommend this tour.
3 days ago
Edoardo
The tour was great, fast and trouble-free admission. Our guide was Eugene, very friendly and helpful with all details and questions. A minus of the tour was the lack of visit to Raphael Rooms, which are of big importance in the Vatican Museum, so we needed to go by ourselves and miss the last part of the tour in the Basilica. Overall we were very pleased with the tour.
4 days ago
Gabriele
Our guide, Jed, was very knowledgeable and led the tour well. It was a pity about the crowds, but Jed guided us through a difficult tour expertly. Fascinating and spectacular things to see. Could have done with longer to take it all in, particularly the Cistine Chapel.
11 days ago
Riccardo
Debra, our tour guide, was simply captivating. Her enthusiasm and knowledge kept us enthralled at all times bringing history’s characters alive with stories, gossip and intrigue. Her presentations were simply inspiring and her organisation immaculate. She said hers was not a tour but an experience. We agree with this. Joining instructions clear. Money well spent. Thank you.
13 days ago
Gary
It was overcrowded and impossible to take in the enormity of the place, if you lost sight of your guide you then spent a minute or two looking for him. Your then herded into the Sistine chapel and it felt almost like being pushed into a gas chamber and again overcrowded and impossible to take it all in! The tour is a brilliant experience but it’s all very rushed along due to the crowds.
15 days ago
Tommaso
The tour was very interesting and our guide was quite knowledgeable. I expected a more abbreviated tour of the museum but our guide went into a lot of detail about certain pieces of art. I personally would have preferred less detail and more highlights. But if you are the type to really delve into the art and it’s history, this tour is for you. Our tour lasted over 3 hours which was a bit long. Once you got to the most important part of the tour, the Sistine Chapel, you were worn out and ready to go. We had to run to catch a late afternoon train so the length of the tour ran a little long for us. Nonetheless, the guide was great and you certainly got your moneys worth. The starting point of the tour was hard to find. If you blinked you would walk right by the entrance. I would suggest some outdoor signage.
16 days ago
Diego
Christina was an AMAZING guide, and kept everyone engaged the entire time. She was genuinely one of the greatest tour guides I’ve ever had and I wish I could bring her around the entire city of Rome with me!!!! I had a great experience with her and with Maya tours
25 days ago
Bernardo
That was the best guided tour we,ve ever had. Debora was very polite, all the time kept our attention, was very friendly with kids. Tour with her was super interesting, we got planty of new information, we could ask questions and get answers, but also she asked questions too and made her tour very personal and unforegettable. We enjoyed this tour very much. Thank You Debora.
about 1 month ago
Alessandro
We had a great Vatican city museum/Sistine chapel tour with Christine(?). She made it fun and interesting and bought her own pictures so we didn't have to crowd around with others. She was easy to understand and time went quick (which isn't always the case in museums for me!) thank you!
about 2 months ago
Matteo
The guide drilled into us the fact the Michelangelo painted Jesus with the body and face of Apollo in the Divine Judgement. It is one thing the share the story as history and another to repeatedly present this as a good inclusive thing. Depending on your beliefs and values the blending of Christianity and Paganism is something to consider before taking your kids.
about 2 months ago
Likely to sell out. Book in advance!
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