Guided tour

Fast-Track: Vatican and Sistine Chapel Guided Tour

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Fast-Track: Vatican and Sistine Chapel Guided Tour

From $70.13 per person

Visit the world-famous Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, and St Peter’s Basilica, all must-see attractions when in Rome. Follow your passionate guide into the wonders of the Vatican City and enjoy priority entrance to make the most of your time.

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 2.5 - 3 hours
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Skip the ticket line
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Live tour guide
English, German, French, Italian
Optional audio guide
Small group available


  • Marvel at the incredible frescoes of the Sistine Chapel
  • Explore the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica with a skip-the-line ticket
  • Take in stories to hold onto for a lifetime
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Covid-19 Update

Due to health and safety regulations, this itinerary may change. See Know before you go for the latest updates.

The lines at the Vatican will blow you away—when you see them, you’ll have no doubt in your mind that a guided tour is the way to go. This skip-the-line 2.5-hour guided tour ensures that you won’t spend all day waiting in line to see the glories that await you. Join a passionate guide who will take you on an insightful journey from the Vatican Museums to the Sistine Chapel, and finally down into St. Peter’s Basilica. Throughout the tour, your guide will be open to all questions so you can fully appreciate and enjoy your experience.   In the Vatican Museums, your English-speaking guide will share their knowledge of the Vatican’s 4000-year-old history, share secrets and stories of days gone by, while taking you round the Gallery of Tapestries, the Gallery of Maps, and the Gallery of Candelabras. You’ll be in awe at the ancient sculptures and extravagant candelabras from the imperial villas. Finish off with a stroll in Bramante’s Pinecone Courtyard where you can bathe in the sunshine or take your picture by the bronze Pigna statue.   Your next stop will be the best part of your trip to Rome: the Sistine Chapel. Stare in delight at Michelangelo’s famous “The Creation of Adam”, see “The Last Judgement”, and take in the enchantment of the Pope’s private chapel.   The last visit of your tour will be to the beautiful St. Peter’s Basilica. Venture inside and immerse yourself in the home of the Catholic Church. Admire "La Pietà", a stunning Michelangelo sculpture created by the artist when he was just 24, and Bernini’s "Baldacchino", the ornate bronze canopy that sits above St. Peter’s high altar.
  • Skip-the-line tickets
  • Guided tour
  • Headsets
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

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

Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • 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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Meeting point

Meet your guide at the bottom of the staircase next to Caffè Vaticano. Your guide will be wearing a purple "Crown Tours" t-shirt.

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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

  • The Basilica is not accessible until further notice
  • Please note that there is no storage space for suitcases.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 15 reviews

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Martia is a fantastic guide - she knows everything! She gave us a perfect guiding, giving so much of her knowledge to me and my family, adapting the information so both adults and children could follow it. We had the paintings, the other art, the architecture, the christian history, the roman everydaylife and the whole area so well explained to us. Thank you!

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