Guided tour

Rome: Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Skip-the-Line Tour

Activity provider: Crown Tours
Guided tour

Rome: Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Skip-the-Line Tour

Activity provider: Crown Tours

From US$ 53.61 per person

With so many important things to see, the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel can be overwhelming places to visit alone, so allow a guide to walk you through these famous sites on a 3-hour guided tour.

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Duration 3 hours
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Skip the line through express security check
Live tour guide
German, English, French, Spanish, Italian
Small group available


  • Avoid waiting in long lines with our skip-the-line entry tickets
  • Admire the vast collection of treasures in the Vatican Museums
  • Discover centuries of art lead by a professional historian expert guide
  • See some of the most celebrated masterpieces by Michelangelo and Raphael
  • Marvel at the infamous ‘Creation of Adam’ fresco
Full description

With so many important things to see Vatican Museums can be an overwhelming place to visit alone, so allow a professional guide to walk you through the second largest museum in the world on a guided tour.

Admire the works of some of history’s most celebrated artists; Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Caravaggio, and Michelangelo, which hang from wall to wall and fill 2,000 rooms of the museum. Up next, is the Sistine Chapel, one of the tour's main attractions. Keep an eye out for Michelangelo’s hidden self-portrait, and marvel at the infamous ‘Creation of Adam’. The tour ends in the Sistine Chapel.

At the end of your experience you can continue your exploration of the Vatican with a visit to St. Peters. Basilica, to be visited at your own pace. Venture inside to discover the center of Catholicism.

  • Skip-the-line ticket to the Vatican Museums
  • Headsets to hear the tour guide clearly
  • Guided tour throughout the Vatican Museums, and Sistine Chapel
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Guided Tour of the St. Peter's Basilica
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

• Meet at Via Tunisi 3, outside the souvenir shop. • The activity coordinators will be easy to spot wearing a purple shirt with the company logo and holding a purple Crown Tours flag. • Late arrivals cannot be guaranteed entrance.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Shorts
  • Weapons or sharp objects
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Electric wheelchairs

Know before you go

  • St Peter's Basilica is a self-guided tour. Guide service won't be included inside the Basilica.
  • In the instance you choose the Ticket Only Option we would like to inform you that the guide service won't be included.
  • 30 min mandatory advance required to join the Vatican Museum Tour as Vatican Museums tickets are strictly timed. As per this reason late arrivals cannot be guaranteed the access.
  • To enter Vatican Museums there is a mandatory dress code: knees and shoulder must be covered otherwise you might have the access denied at the entrance.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 607 reviews

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Utterly breathtaking, has to be seen to be believed. We are not religious or in to art but what an incredible place. Our guide was so knowledgeable, probably offered too much to take in but nevertheless she was fantastic. Regrettably, the ear pieces that we were given were either faulty or had low battery as intermittently we lost contact with our tour guide. Would 100% recommend this tour

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November 11, 2022

A fantastic, efficient tour. Our guide, Christina, was very knowledgeable and well spoken. We appreciated being able to smoothly by pass long lines and have highlights and background explained to us. The tour was less than 3 hrs and for our family was perfect, not having a huge bandwidth for more :)

October 30, 2022

We had a great tour of the Vatican and Sistine Chapel. Our tour guide was very good and knowledgeable. If you are going to visit during October, there will be so many tourists it is unbelievable, so make sure you purchase a skip the lines ticket for any tours you book.

October 25, 2022

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