Guided tour

Rome: Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and Basilica Tour

Activity provider: Brastours
Guided tour

Rome: Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and Basilica Tour

Activity provider: Brastours
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Enjoy the Vatican Museums' immense art collection on this guided tour. Admire the frescoes of the Sistine Chapel and the masterpieces of St. Peter's Basilica, and uncover the history behind each turn.

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Duration 3 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
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Italian, Spanish, French, English


  • Visit the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica
  • Skip all the lines with priority entry to enjoy more time inside the sites
  • Enjoy a small-group tour and listen to historical stories from your guide
  • Explore the Vatican Galleries and the incredible Sistine Chapel
  • Admire the masterpieces of St. Peter's Basilica
Full description

Discover the Vatican Museums on this guided tour with skip-the-line guaranteed. Visit St. Peter's Basilica and marvel at the works of Michelangelo and Bernini.

Begin your guided walking tour at the Vatican Museums, with their immense collection built by the Popes throughout the centuries, and discover one of the world's most remarkable art collections.

See the Pio Clementino Hall, the Laocoon and Apollo Belvedere. Marvel at works by ancient cartographers in the Gallery of Maps and wander the Candelabra Gallery and the Gallery of Tapestries to see Flemish works by pupils of Raphael. Go inside the Sistine Chapel to see Michelangelo's legendary frescoes.

From the Museum, exit directly into St. Peter's Basilica, the most important Christian church in the world, where you will admire, among others, Michelangelo's masterpiece the Pietà and the impressive Baldachin Altar by Bernini.

The tour ends in St. Peter's Square, dominated by Michelangelo's imposing Cupola and surrounded by the famous Bernini's double Colonnade.   

  • Licensed Guide
  • Skip-the-line entry to the Vatican Museums
  • Skip-the-line entry to the Sistine Chapel
  • Skip-the-line entry to St. Peter's Basilica
  • Sistine Chapel illustrated factsheet
  • Official Vatican headsets
  • Wi-Fi and charging station at the meeting point
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meet at the Brastours office.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Long-sleeved shirt
  • Passport or ID card for children
  • Long pants

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Weapons or sharp objects
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Short skirts
  • Pets (assistance dogs allowed)
  • Mobility scooters
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • Should St. Peter’s Basilica be closed or not accessible within the scheduled time, the tour will include Raphael's Rooms or the explanation of the Basilica from the outside.
  • Please respect the dress code and keep your knees and shoulders covered during your visit. Low-cut or sleeveless dresses, short skirts, shorts, and hats are not allowed.
  • No refunds will be issued to customers who are late and miss the tour.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 1510 reviews

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The tour was awesome. Our guide was very informative and was patient with the amount of people all around us. For the sake of time, I understood we couldn’t look at too many of the artifacts but sort of needed to breeze through it. I still appreciated getting the highlights. I thought the time we had at the Sistine Chapel was perfect, and we were even given a handout by our guide on what to look for. That was so helpful! She also gave us an option to stay behind at St Peter’s Basilica before the last portion of the tour so that was much appreciated! We were able to pray and go back to the areas in the basilica that we wanted to see again. Overall, I would do this again! Just wish we had more time at the museums… but it was so crowded that it may not have been too great anyway. Thank you to our guide (I wish I got her name! She was great!)

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March 27, 2023

Very good tour. Hilary was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable. She also managed to get us fast tracked at all places which saved a lot of precious time. Highly recommend especially if you have limited time and want to cover Vatican in about 3-4 hours.

February 26, 2023

This was an amazing tour lead by an extremely knowledgeable and passionate guide. It was wonderful to see the treasures in the Vatican museums, the Sistene chapel and the beautiful St Peter’s basilica. The guide provided background on Ancient Rome and history on popes and the artists. It was wonderful to skip lines and gain to access to everywhere extreamly quickly, would 100% recommend.

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January 29, 2023

Product ID: 69620