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  1. Italy
  2. Lazio
  3. Rome
  4. Vatican City

Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, Basilica & Colosseum Tour

Product ID: 9297
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Treat yourself with this skip-the-line visit to Rome's most important artworks, including the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and the monuments of ancient Rome on this guided full-day tour with a typical lunch in a central restaurant.
About this activity
Duration 7 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, German, Spanish, French, Portuguese

Pickup included

Hotel pick-up may be as early as 1 hour prior to tour start time. Please be ready in your hotel lobby 10 minutes prior to the pick-up time provided. Please take note that hotel pick-up is provided from selected hotels in the city center.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

Select participants, date and language:



  • Skip the line at the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel
  • See all the highlights of Rome in just 1 day
  • Admire the breathtaking Capitoline or Palatine Hills (depending on day time or season)
  • Tour inside the Colosseum and the Roman Forum
  • Explore the amazing Raphael's Rooms
  • Access St Peter's Basilica (except on Wednesdays)
  • Enjoy a typical lunch in Rome city center
Full description
Take a guided tour of the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel and skip the lines. There are no long waits and there’s no stress involved. When you arrive your guide will lead you into the museums where you’ll see one of the most important art collections of the world.

On this full-day tour, you’ll have a chance to admire the splendid halls, including the Gallery of Tapestries and Geographical Maps, before finally arriving at the famous Sistine Chapel. You’ll visit the unforgettable St. Peter’s Basilica and Raphael’s Rooms as well.

Please note that on Wednesdays the tour does not enter the Basilica due to the Papal Audience event.

After a break for lunch, which is included in the tour price, you’ll take a drive to Rome’s Archaeological Area. Enter the glorious Colosseum to see the interior of this massive arena and take a complete tour of the Roman Forum. Climb the marvelous Palatine Hill or the enchanting Capitoline Hill, and explore one of the most important archaeological areas in the world.
Please note that due to shorter days, from October the 28th the visit to the Palatine Hill will be replaced with an external explanation from Capitoline Hill. 
  • Skip-the-line entrance tickets
  • Pick-up service from selected hotels
  • Transportation
  • Local guide
  • Headset system to better hear the guide
  • Lunch in a typical restaurant
What’s Not Included
  • Drinks
  • Drop-off service
  • Tour of St. Peter's Basilica on Wednesdays (due to Papal audience)

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Open-toed shoes
Know before you go
• This tour is only 1 language when booked in English, but it is also available in Portuguese, Spanish, German, French (max 2 languages in the same group). The personal headsets allow you to the guide speaking only in your language.
• This tour visits religious sites, and as such, no sleeveless blouses, no miniskirts, no shorts, and no hats are allowed.
• Pickup service is provided on the departure date only from selected Rome hotels. Please contact the agency to determine if pick-up service is possible from your location; if not, you'll meet at the meeting point.
• This tour is not wheelchair accessible.
• The visit inside St. Peter's Basilica is substituted by a visit to the Vatican Library on Wednesday morning tours due to the Papal Audience.
• Those with a pacemaker must show a certificate.
• The Basilica is an active place of worship and may be closed without prior notice for religious events. In this case the visit will be substituted by a visit to the Vatican Library.
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Product ID: 9297