Sistine Chapel and Vatican City Guided Tour

3.9 / 5

91 reviews

Sistine Chapel and Vatican City Guided Tour

From $65.25 per person

Tour one of the holiest sites in Christendom on a 3-hour guided tour of the Vatican Museums, followed by a visit to the Sistine Chapel and the stunning St. Peter’s Basilica.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 2 hours
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Skip the ticket line
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Live tour guide
English, French, Portuguese, German, Russian, Italian, Spanish
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Experience standing in the Sistine Chapel admiring Michelangelo's Judgement Day
  • Walk through the famous Hall of Maps, Hall of Tapestries and one of the most complete Egyptian Museum in the world
  • See the awesome and breathtaking Halls of the Vatican Museums with thousands of art and sculpture masterpieces by artists like Raffaello and Giotto
Full description
Take a journey through Vatican City’s highlights on this 3-hour guided tour. Explore the Vatican museums, see the spectacular Sistine Chapel, and tour the interior of St. Peter’s Basilica. This excursion into the Vatican’s legendary art and architecture starts at the Vatican Museums, which house the most important ancient art collection in the world. From the Egyptian Museum to the Etruscan Museum, and the Greek-Roman section to the Collections of Renaissance Art, there is something for everyone. Your guide will lead you to the best galleries to see frescoes, statues, tapestries, and historical maps. There, you will also find the Borgia Apartment, La Pinacoteca Vaticana and the beautiful Vatican Library. Continue to the Sistine Chapel to admire masterpieces by Michelangelo, Botticelli, Ghirlandaio, Pinturicchio, and Perugino - gazing up at Michelangelo’s ceiling is an experience you’ll remember for the rest of your lives. Then, you’ll ascend Bernini’s Royal Staircase to St. Peter’s Basilica, rebuilt in the 16th and 17th centuries, a master work of architectural achievement. 
  • Skip-the-ticket-line entry to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
  • Professional Guide
    Covid-19 precautions

    Customers must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
    • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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    Meeting point

    Meet your guide at Touristation, 150 feet from the entrance to the Vatican Museums.

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    Important information

    Know before you go

    • Knees and shoulders must be covered
    • No short skirts or shorts are allowed
    • No pets allowed
    • No bulky bags
    • Guide services will be in your choice of various languages - you will be given headsets so that you can freely wander around whilst listening to your guide's interesting explanations
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    3.9 / 5

    based on 91 reviews

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    I visited the Vatican museums two Saturdays ago with my partner, we were guided on the tour by the fantastic guide Cristina who told us so many anecdotes and so much history to make the visit unforgettable What is inside the museums is already something great, admiring it while someone tells you the story behind each painting makes the experience unique The guide was a priceless added value

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    March 15, 2021

    Great Service

    I had a very good experience from beginning to the end. Sara from Touristation greeted me with a wonderful smile and efficiently organized my skip the line entrance to the Vatican Museums. The museum and Sistine Chapel were fantastic and I will return with a guided tour next time to better learn about the treasures. Well done to all

    November 30, 2018


    Just amazing!!!!! I loved the tour we had Debora has a guide and she was very friendly and helpful. The tour is worth it, so easy with them as they help u with the queque als they answer any questions. I would highly racomend the tour with the guide. Thank you and i will see you again.

    November 27, 2018

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