Rome: Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's Basilica & Vatican Museums' Guided Tour

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Use the skip-the-lines ticket to start relishing a magnificent and colossal art collection in the Vatican Museums. Here you might endeavor the best Michelangelo's works, from the Creation of Adam to the Last Judgement, as well as paintings of many other significant world-known painters, such as Raphael or Bernini. Pay a visit to Sistine Chapel, famed for its vast collection of Renaissance art, and St Peter's Basilica. Your knowledgeable guide will follow you all the time so your experience will be based on proper knowledge.
4 hours
Group size up to 20 persons
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On this guided tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica, you can skip the ticket lines to the main Vatican City landmarks.

The Rotunda, the Gallery of Tapestries, and the Gallery of Maps—the museums' most fascinating galleries—will be visited by your local guide. The walls of each of these rooms are adorned with ancient statues, frescoes, and tapestries, and the ceilings are ornate.

Obviously, the most valuable piece in the Vatican collection is not a painting on any wall; rather, Michelangelo Buonarotti, the greatest Renaissance artist, frescoed an entire ceiling and wall.

Michelangelo devoted some of his best years to the Sistine Chapel, worked day and night and even slept in the chapel to please the popes of Rome, created masterpieces from the Creation of Adam to the Last Judgement.

He also used hidden meanings in his work to express his dissatisfaction with his employers. These have now been discovered and comprehended. As your guide tells you about Michelangelo's jokes, pay attention.

The Basilica of St. Peter, the world's largest cathedral and the most impressive piece of Renaissance architecture, is where you should finish your tour. Take note of Gian Lorenzo Bernini's elaborate St. Peter's Baldachin and the well-known Pietà by Michelangelo.

Important information:

  • The airport-style security is obligatory for all the visitors. Please note: during peak season you might be waiting up to 30 minutes

What to bring:

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed:

  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Short skirts
  • Shorts
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Tour program

the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's Basilica

Adult (Age 9-99)
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Children (Age 4-8)
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For any payment method you must book a ticket through the booking form below and receive confirmation by e-mail and (or) SMS.
What is included in activity

• Access to Vatican Museums
• Access to Gallery of Maps
• Access to Sistine Chapel
• Access to St. Peter's Basilica
• Live tour guide

What is not included

• Access to St Peter's Basilica Dome
• Access to Vatican Museums Cabinet of the Masks

Activity book period
You can book tour up to 6 hours in advance.
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How long your tour will be
4 hrs
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Reviews by travellers
4.9 out of 5
877 reviews
It was amazing to see and connect to all the history that Angelo, our guide, told us about - all the greats in history. I will be back again to do this tour as there is so much to see. I’m glad I did this tour as I learnt a lot and enjoyed it so much. Thank you Angelo
7 days ago
The meeting instructions were clear and we started right on time. Our guide was Eugenio, he was fantastic so knowledgeable, carismatic and passionate about the Vatican, it’s history and the untold/secret stories behind its wall, it really made this an amazing tour! I strongly recommend it! Thank you Eugenio!
13 days ago
If you're going to tour the Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's you MUST book this tour! Our guide was Lucia and she was ahhhhhhhmazing! I can't stress how important it is to get THIS tour and go early with the correct guide. If you wait until later in the day, it will be PACKED and you'll feel rushed. There is SO much beauty to explore you'll want to take your time while listening to great information. As a reminder, you'll need to be dressed properly to tour. We didn't have a problem but others di...
15 days ago
This tour was amazing! Was definitely worth the money. Our guide Carlota was absolutely fantastic. Her knowledge was incredible, her explanations were spot on for people who didn’t have too much knowledge about the Vatican history. She kept it light hearted, added personal touches and kept it relevant to today, and this made it the perfect tour! 100% would recommended this tour to anyone first timers in Rome. We would’ve missed so much if not for this tour!
15 days ago
This is an excellent tour! It features the Vatican Museum, the Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica. Elaine, our guide, was very knowledgeable, entertaining, got us around the lines so we could spend the most time possible hearing and seeing about the features and exhibits. She focused on the most historical items in the Museum and told us the history of Michelangelo and the Sistine Chapel in great detail. We learned a lot.
16 days ago
Like any guided tour - it’s the quality of the guide that makes or breaks it. We had a wonderful woman who was knowledgeable and relaxed… she coped with my two children really well finding things that would suit them as well as the adults in the group.
17 days ago
Fantastic experience. The early entrance was well worth it, St Peter’s basilica was magnificent, mass was on at the time, well worth visiting. The museums were really good also. Our guide Elaine was amazing, her knowledge of everything and more was exceptional plus she had an amazing sense of humour. Would highly recommend.
19 days ago
Our guide was very knowledgeable and able to share that knowledge with us. He kept the tour moving at a comfortable pace and helped us focus on both the art and when important the buildings as well. We toured multiple museums of the Vatican. He directed us from point to point keeping us together as a group and preparing us for the features coming up next. While waiting outside for the tour to start, he went over a handout on the Sistine Chapel. Detailing the features of the ceiling. Inside th...
20 days ago
Elaine was our tour guide and she was hands-down the absolute best! You could tell that she was patient about the art, the museums, the statues, and the history. She absolutely made the tour entertaining, interesting, and even had a few secrets to share. We would HIGHLY recommend this tour to anyone interested and would DEFINITELY recommend requesting Elaine.
20 days ago
The check in process was painless, the actual walk to and in the Vatican Museum was speedy and our tour guide, Olympia, was TOP DRAWER! We’ve been on two other Vatican Muesum/Sistine Chapel tours in year’s past but never one that included a guided tour of the Basilica and St Peter’s Square. Well-well-well worth the extra time and dollars!
about 1 month ago
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