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

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.
Group
4 hours
Group size up to 20 persons
Mobile ticket
Full refund for cancellations up to 24 hours
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English
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

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
€75
per person
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
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the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's Basilica

Price
Adult (Age 9-99)
€75
per person
Children (Age 4-8)
€60
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
How long your tour will be
4 hrs
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Delfina
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!
5 days ago
Kelly
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!
7 days ago
Viviana
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 the Chapel talking is prohibited and his earlier talk brought a greater understanding and appreciation to what I was seeing.
9 days ago
Zola
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!
12 days ago
Lorenza
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.
16 days ago
Daniel
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
17 days ago
Alex
Our guide John was excellent. Not only did he give us loads of information and perspective during the tour, he also helped us navigate the crowds and general maze of rooms, which made for a really efficient trip. There is almost too much to see in the museums so having a guide to point out the highlights was great. The tour company was well organised and the group number was around 10 people. I would highly recommend doing the Vatican with a skip the line tour, especially if you want to keep on track of your time while in Rome.
17 days ago
Luciana
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 did.
about 1 month ago
Rochelle
Our guide Gabriella was very knowledgeable and engaged with everyone on the tour including the children.She answered all our questions and did not rush us and was not taking too long either,right balance. Gabriella tailored the tour to the tourists.The history and the building was amazing definitely I can advise to do and definitely pay skip the queue they were so many people queuing.
about 1 month ago
Seamus
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.
about 1 month ago
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