Guided tour

Rome: Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel Group Tour

Rome: Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel Group Tour

From US$ 74.60 per person

Benefit from skip-the-line entrance and visit one of the largest and most famous museums in the world, avoiding queues and crowded groups.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund
Reserve now & pay later
Keep your travel plans flexible — book your spot and pay nothing today.
Duration 3 hours
Check availability to see starting times.
Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide


  • Enjoy skip-the-line entrance to Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica
  • Admire the major representatives of Italian art such as Leonardo, Perugino, Beato Angelico and many more
  • Visit the beautiful Sistine Chapel to admire Michelangelo’s masterpiece "The Last Judgement"
Full description
Met your guide at the meeting point and start your experience discovering the Vatican. Thanks to this skip-the-line option, you will avoid any queue. Moreover, this small group tour will give you the chance to enjoy at best your visit, avoiding the stressful crowded groups, so you can start exploring the vast collections right away.  You will be taken into the museum by a spectacular big spiral staircase. Inside, you will find many masterpieces from different periods of time, from classical Greek art to Renaissance masterpieces of Michelangelo. For example, admire the statue of Laocoön and his sons that is one of the most famous ancient sculptures. Admire the major representatives of Italian art such as Leonardo, Perugino, Beato Angelico and many more. Enjoy a view over the Vatican Gardens. You will be guided through the history and secrets of the Catholic church and you will hear about the rivalry between the Renaissance artists. Towards the end of this tour, you will visit the beautiful Sistine Chapel.  At the end of the tour, your guide will escort you to have a privileged entrance for St. Peter's Basilica. You will visit the basilica at your leisure without the guide. Inside, admire some Baroque masterpieces and the breathtaking Pietà by Michelangelo. You can also enjoy a moment of reflection in the Vatican caves where many popes are buried, including Pope John Paul II. Tour highlights will include the following: introduction of the Vatican City and Vatican history, Chandelier Gallery, Tapestry Gallery, Maps Gallery, apartment of San Pio V, Sistine Chapel and many more along the way.
  • Entrance fees
  • Local taxes
  • Professional art historian guide
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Small group guaranteed
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Transportation to/ from attractions
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Select participants and date



Meeting point

The meeting time is 15 mins prior to the tour departure time. You will meet your guide isnide the agency "Discovery live tours"

Open in Google Maps ⟶
Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Shorts
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Walking frames

Know before you go

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • A moderate amount of walking will be involved, comfortable walking shoes recommended
  • Infants under 6 years old join this tour free of charge
  • Not wheelchair accessible due to some difficulties in the Sistine Chapel (if you need an accessible tour, please check the special tour: "Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel special guided private tour wheelchair accessible")
  • Note: tour will not operate on religious holidays. It will not be possible to visit the basilica during religious holidays and ceremonies (audiences, beatifications, masses of the pope). The basilica is often subject to sudden closures. In these cases, it will not be possible to guarantee access to the basilica
  • Maximum group size of 24 people
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4 /5

based on 6 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Value for money

Sort by:

Traveler type:

Star rating:

We enjoyed seeing the Museum and the Sistine Chapel and all the history there. It was a must-see for our trip and we are glad that we did it. It was very busy there the day that we went and we overheard other guides stating that it was busy than normal. Because it was so busy it made it hard to move through the crowds and our guide was very impatient and we lost her a couple of times. At one point four people got lost and I am sure that if I knew Italian what she was saying was not very good.

Read more

September 30, 2019

Very bad experience. We reached to our gathering point which was the tourist office we arrived and asked the receptionist how many max the group will be. Since I specifically asked and payed for the “small group” experience she said max of 10 people. Then to be surprised at the Vatican museum gates with a guide and a group of 26 people! What kind of theft is that!!!!! Laying to customers.

Read more

May 31, 2022

May 23, 2022

Product ID: 133509