Guided tour

Vatican City: Best of the Vatican Small Group Tour

Vatican City: Best of the Vatican Small Group Tour

From US$ 44.12 per person

Skip the ticket lines and enjoy a small group tour of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. Discover highlights of the papal collection with a licensed guide.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 2.5 hours
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Skip the ticket line
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Portuguese
Small group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the highlights of the Vatican City with a licensed guide
  • Marvel at masterpieces of art in the Vatican Museums
  • Save time with skip-the-ticket-line entry
Full description

Get an introduction to the highlights of the Vatican City and then skip the ticket lines to the Vatican Museums. Wander the vast network of galleries to see highlights such as the Gallery of the Maps, Gallery of the Tapestries, and Raphael Rooms. Benefit from your guide's expert knowledge and learn the history of Vatican City. Hear about hidden meanings behind the precious art and more. Then, marvel at Michelangelo's miraculous frescoes in the Sistine Chapel.

Includes
  • Licensed guide
  • Skip-the-ticket-line entry
  • Headsets for groups of more than 6 participants
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • 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 over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 22 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative PCR test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts
  • 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
  • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

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

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 or suitable for those with walking difficulties.
  • You must bring your passport or ID.
  • You must cover your knees and shoulders in order to enter the Vatican and you risk being refused entry if you do not follow the dress code.
  • There is a maximum number of 25 people for this tour.
  • It is recommended to dress for the weather because this tour operates in all weather conditions.
  • You can bring normal sized bags but large backpacks are not permitted.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 430 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Service
    4.7/5
  • Organization
    4.6/5

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Highly recommended to take guided tour in order not to worry about the tickets and trying to figure out which way to go. We learned a lot and the greatest part was that the guide highlighted the most important works in the museum because without it we would have been lost among tons of drawings, statues, information etc. and would have been exhausted at the end.

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October 22, 2021

Our guide was Sevarano Pescatore. We consider him excellent.We didn't have time to finish the tour, but the 2 hours we had were very informative - he made the history come alive. Somebody will always think the tour is too short or too long, too fast or too slow. He set a pace that worked fine for us. We realized it's stressful for the guides to get their groups into the Vatican through the crowds and all set up to roll, so be patient, help them out... the headsets worked well and his explanations were clear. You meet at the GetYourGuide center a few blocks from the Vatican and walk over as a group. Be well rested and have good shoes, dress cool because the Vatican gets warm, and watch THe Borgias before if you can.

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October 9, 2021

Francisco was great! He was so excited to tell us about the history of the Vatican! I do recommend that you wear good shoes and lite material clothing because it’s warm in there with all those people! The tour goes through most of the museum but there are some spots we missed, not Francisco fault but the fact that the Vatican Museum is like 3 miles of history to see! We stayed after the tour to wonder around for a little! The Sistine Chapel was breathtaking! I highly recommend the tour because of the guide!

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September 29, 2021

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