Guided tour

Rome: Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel Official Guided Tour

Rome: Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel Official Guided Tour

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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
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Duration 2 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English, Spanish, Italian, French, German


  • 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.

  • 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 to 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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Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

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

4.5 /5

based on 1493 reviews

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Amazing! Very well organised, we were there at 8 am which I would recommend. Just the right amount of information, and looking at the highlights, which we would never have found on our own. Very informative and no problem keeping up with the guide. The visual presentation at the start where she gave us all the information about the Sistine Chapel was very good, as the guide cannot actually go in there with us. To be able to go back on your own to see more afterwards is also useful

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May 13, 2022

We made a mistake of queuing for the Basilica & Dome for 20min, only to notice the Vatican museums were 15 min walk away from the main buildings. Thankfully our guide was waiting for us to start the tour but it's good for people to know the museums cannot be accessed through the Basilica. It was definitely worth getting a guide as otherwise you are not sure what you are looking at, there is so much to see to see and the tour makes it more enjoyable. Our tour guy was really funny :)

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May 3, 2022

Ovviamente il posto è meraviglioso di suo,abbiamo avuto la fortuna di trovare la guida(Stefania),molto preparata, esauriente,simpatica. Unica nota un po' stonata,gli addetti di prima accoglienza (quelli ancora sul marciapiede),che la gentilezza probabilmente l'avevano lasciata a casa, perché capisco l'enormita' di gente che arriva, e quindi forse sono stufi di dire le stesse cose, però c'è molta gente magari avanti con gli anni,che è la prima volta che vanno lì e che non sono pratici con telefonini,o muoversi in certe situazioni!Al di là di questo, è stata una bellissima esperienza.

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April 27, 2022

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