Guided tour

Rome: Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel Official Guided Tour

Rome: Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel Official Guided Tour

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From US$ 37.74 per person

Likely to sell out Booked 61 times yesterday

Enjoy skip-the-ticket-line entry to see the awe-inspiring art and design of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. Uncover the important religious history of these buildings with your guide.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures are in place. Check your activity voucher once you book for full details. Learn more
Duration 2 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
Spanish, French, Italian, German, English

Experience

Highlights
  • Experience the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel with the assistance of an enthusiastic guide
  • Get speedy access inside the museums with a skip-the-ticket-line ticket
  • Explore the astonishing interiors and artworks inside Rome's most iconic buildings
  • Marvel at Michaelangelo’s “The Creation of Adam”
  • Enjoy the official guided tour of Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
Full description

Skip the ticket line and gain fast access to both the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. Once inside, meet your guide who will conduct your tour and reveal the intriguing story behind the seminal design. Enter the Pio Clementino Museum and get up close to the astonishing classical Roman and Greek sculptures, before walking through to the Gallery of the Candelabras which is populated with majestic marble structures throughout.

Continue on to see the 40 maps frescoed on the walls of the Gallery of the Geographical Maps, the hanging renaissance artworks at Gallery of the Tapestries, and the four Raphael Rooms. Finally, marvel at Michelangelo's fresco "The Creation of Adam" in the Sistine Chapel.

Includes
  • Skip-the-ticket-line entrance
  • Official guided tour
  • Ticket to St.Peter's Basilica (entry is free however it is not guaranteed due to crowd control)
  • Access and guided tour of St. Peter's Basilica's dome
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 are required to bring and wear FFP2 masks. Blue surgical masks will not be accepted

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Passport or ID card for children

Not allowed

  • Shorts

Know before you go

  • You must cover your shoulders and knees to visit the Vatican and may be refused entry if you do not adhere to the dress code
  • St Peter’s Basilica and the Square may be closed on Wednesday mornings due to Papal Audience
  • Children under 6 years old go free of charge
  • Late arrivals will not be accommodated
  • All visitors must pass through airport-style security. During high season the wait at security may be up to 30 minutes.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 2916 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    4.2/5
  • Service
    4/5
  • Organization
    4.5/5

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The tour passed through very beautiful parts of the Vatican. We had an excellent tour guide who gave us lots of information and was very helpful. The Vatican museums are very full in general though which means the tour moves very very fast and it’s difficult to properly look at the artwork and sculptures. Overall a good experience.

September 21, 2022

Guide was very knowledgeable and passionate about art history. The art is breathtaking! Lots of walking however, and very crowded with no air conditioning. It was a very hot day which made it somewhat difficult. The Sistine Chapel was last and very beautiful. We were told we could take pictures by our guide, but I was scolded rudely by an attendant in the Chapel when he saw my phone out. Told me I would be removed if he saw it again. People were herded into the Chapel and told to stand closely in line and be silent. It was very awkward and uncomfortable. I couldn’t wait to get out at that point. The attendants were stern and dictatorial. Unfortunate that visitors were treated that way - only in the Chapel though. (which had air conditioning by the way, as did the gift shops)

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September 20, 2022

This was a great experience overall. You get to skip the long lines and enter the beautiful Vatican City. The guided tour is through the museum, not the Sistine chapel but that’s okay. The only reason why I took off one star is because there was a bit of a language barrier with out tour guide. Overall though I’m glad I booked this.

September 17, 2022

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