Skip the Ticket Line: 3.5-Hour Vatican Museums Tour

Skip the Ticket Line: 3.5-Hour Vatican Museums Tour

From $79.31 per person

This 3.5-hour walking tour includes all the must-see works in the Vatican Museums, such as Raphael's Rooms, the Gallery of the Maps, the Gallery of the Tapestry, Pine Courtyard, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 3.5 hours
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English, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian


  • Skip the ticket lines at the entrance to the Vatican
  • Explore the famous museums and see world-renowned masterpieces
  • Marvel at the magnificent Sistine Chapel
  • Visit St. Peter's Basilica and the famous "Pietà"
Full description
During a 3.5-hour walking tour, explore the masterpieces at the Vatican, including Raphael’s Rooms and St. Peter’s Basilica. Don’t waste your precious time waiting in ticket lines, spend it admiring the masterpieces of the Vatican Sate with the help of a professional guide. Begin at the Vatican Museum. The impressive complex contains galleries, paintings, sculptures, frescoes, tapestries, and classical antiquities of Roman, Greek and Egyptian origin. Visit Raphael's Rooms, the Pine Courtyard, the Gallery of the Maps, the Gallery of Tapestries, Pio Clementine Museum and the Gallery of the Candelabra. Then proceed inside the stunning Sistine Chapel where you can admire Michelangelo’s world-famous frescos: "The Last Judgment" and "The Creation of Adam". At the end of the tour, visit the largest church in Christendom, the St. Peter’s Basilica, where your guide will introduce you to the history of several artworks such as Michelangelo’s famous "La Pietà" sculpture, Bernini’s immense "Baldachino," and much more. The tour will conclude at St. Peter's Square. Do not leave Rome without visiting the famous Vatican Museums. Whether you're a novice or an art veteran, the professional guides will provide a detailed guided tour.
  • All admission fees
  • Professional guide
  • Headset
  • Skip-the-ticket-line entry
  • Instant confirmation
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Tips
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 15 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts

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    Not allowed

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

    Know before you go

    •  All visitors must pass through airport-style security. During high season the wait at security may be up to 30 minutes.
    • This tour is not wheelchair accessible.
    • Cancellation policy: Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the tour. If the cancellation is made less than 48 hours before the tour departure time, no refund will be given.
    • St. Peter's Basilica may be closed to the public on Wednesday mornings due to the weekly Papal Audience. If this coincides with your tour, you will visit the Vatican Museums, Raphael's Rooms and the Sistine Chapel.
    • Please ensure your knees and shoulders are covered. Both men and women may be refused entry in cases of failure to comply with this dress code.
    • Groups have a maximum size of 18 people.
    Customer reviews

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    4.4 /5

    based on 250 reviews

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    fantastic places to admire more calmly

    Guided tour of the Vatican museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica with the guide Tiziana. All well organized and guide available and prepared. only negative note to report is that the duration of the tour was not respected: it had to be 3 hours and 30, however, it only lasted 2 hours and 30 (the guide could be seen that he was in a bit of a hurry .....).

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    April 8, 2019

    The guide was exceptional

    We booked the tour expecting to see the inside and get a bit of a chat and history. What we got was amazing and the detail and information the guide gave us was second to none. Her knowledge and in depth explanations made this one of the best tours I have been on in any city. The Vatican, Museum and Sistine Chapel are a must for anyone going to Rome.

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    August 24, 2018

    Tour guide was very difficult to understand for an English speaking tour. That being said, he was a charming fellow. I Just couldn't understand much of what he was telling us, and not enough time to read things on my own. One big advantage however, was that we got through the whole place in a relatively short amount of time, seeing the "big" items. It would have been beneficial if he spoke better English or if we could have had an audio guide.

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    February 19, 2020

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