Guided tour

Vatican & Sistine Chapel Tour

Vatican & Sistine Chapel Tour

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Join a guide with skip-the-line tickets to the Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel. Explore St. Peter’s Basilica on your own.

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
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Duration 2.5 - 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese
Small group available

Experience

The experience
  • Explore the vast galleries of the Vatican Museums with a guide in your chosen language
  • Discover Michelangelo's masterpiece in the Sistine Chapel
  • Skip the ticket lines to enter St. Peter's Basilica
Full description

Covid-19 Update

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

Take a guided tour of the extensive papal collection of statues, artifacts, and paintings by some of the world’s most distinguished artists in the endless corridors of the Vatican Museums.

Get access to the pope's private apartments in the Raphael Rooms (available only during the 8.30 AM tour), see work by historic cartographers in the Gallery of the Maps, admire the Gallery of the Candelabras and more.

Enter the Sistine Chapel and contemplate the glory of Michelangelo’s acclaimed masterpiece. Then, experience the magnificent interior of St. Peter’s Basilica at your own pace without a guide, where highlights include Bernini's high altar and the stunning "La Pieta" by Michelangelo.

Includes
  • Skip-the-ticket-line entry to the Vatican Museums
  • Skip-the-ticket-line entry to the Sistine Chapel
  • Guide
  • Headsets
  • Free Wi-Fi at the meeting point
  • Bathroom access
  • Recharging station for your mobile devices
  • Transportation
  • Entrance ticket to the dome of St. Peter's Basilica
  • Guide in St. Peter's Basilica
Not suitable for
  • 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 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

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • 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.
  • Please note that St. Peter's Basilica is closed at Easter and other religious holidays, on December 25 & 31, & every Wednesday 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM. During these times, the tour will be offered in other parts of the Vatican Museums.
  • On rare occasions, St. Peter’s Basilica is subject to closure without notice. If this happens, you'll spend a full 3 hours in the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel.
  • There is a strict dress code to visit the attractions of the Vatican, and shoulders and knees must be covered at all times. You may be refused entry if you do not comply.
  • Regrettably, this tour is not wheelchair accessible.
  • The Raphael Rooms are only available on the 8:30 AM English tour.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 6820 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.4/5
  • Value for money
    4/5
  • Service
    4.3/5
  • Organization
    4.2/5

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First we were a bit disappointed because we were asked to meet 20min before the tour starts only to wait for 45min for the tour to start, so with a delay of 25 mintues. But our guide (unfortunately I don’t remember her name) was very nice and good in telling the stories. You could tell that she knows every little detail about the stautues, buildings, paintings,… etc. of the vatican but due to the fact that it is impossible to fit everything in 2h30min she had to stick to the key facts. At the end you have a good overview of the roman history.

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October 26, 2021

Pure disaster! We had booked a German-speaking tour for the afternoon. We were there 3 hours (!!) before the meeting time and registered. When our tour should have started we were told by the staff that our tour was canceled due to low attendance and that we should have taken an earlier tour. They tried to reach us by phone. That probably didn't work. Then please use the email address !! On the day of the tour we received systematically generated messages from Get your Guide that the tour was about to start - with no indication of a postponement! In the end, we were allowed to go on our own with German-speaking audio guides via fast-track entry to the Vatican museums and the Sistine Chapel. WE DIDN'T HAVE ACCESS TO PETERSDOM - as actually offered by Get your Guide. For us, this offer was definitely not worth it

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October 25, 2021

This was excellent, the guide was obviously enthusiastic and somewhat reminiscent about the history and culture of the Vatican. He had what seemed like boundless knowledge of the grounds and the history of the artefacts and his English speaking skills were excellent considering Italian was his native language. He engaged with the tour group and made them feel like they were appreciated and a part of the experience. He brought humour to the tour which made the tour enjoyable and unique. Thank you so much!

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October 24, 2021

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