Guided tour

Vatican: Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums Small Group Tour

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Activity provider: EcoArt Travel

Vatican: Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums Small Group Tour

Activity provider: EcoArt Travel

From US$ 67.58 per person

Enjoy skip-the-line access to the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and Raphael's Rooms. Explore iconic sites with a Vatican insider who will share fascinating stories, all in small groups of up to 10.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Skip the lines waiting to enter the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
  • Hear fascinating stories about the Vatican Museums from an insider guide
  • Enjoy intimate groups of 10 people tops
Full description

Skip the lines and visit the Vatican Museums on a small group tour with an expert guide. Learn in-depth knowledge about the Sistine Chapel and see it for yourself without the crowds. Visit the the Pinecone Courtyard, the Hall of the Maps, the Gallery of Tapestries, the Pinacoteca, the Round Room, Belvedere Courtyard, Room of the Muses and Candelabra Gallery. Your guide will provide information about the Sistine Chapel before entering, as it is forbidden to talk once inside. Marvel at the beauty of Michelangelo's most important masterwork without the crowds, as you’ll be visiting at the end of the day. Enjoy this full experience in intimate groups of 10 people tops led by a five star guide.

  • Fastest-possible access to the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and Raphael's Rooms
  • English-speaking Vatican insider guide
  • Vatican Museums admission ticket
  • Small groups of 10 people tops
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meet your guide on the steps located at the corner of Via Tunisi and Viale Vaticano in front of Via Tunisi 4. The representative will be holding a sign with the green EcoArt logo.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Professional cameras
  • Backpacks

Know before you go

  • Comfortable shoes are recommended
  • Large bags and backpacks are not permitted on this tour
  • To enter the Vatican Museums, shoulders and knees must be covered
  • In order to join this tour you must be able to climb and descend stairs on your own
  • Photos are permitted in almost all rooms of the Vatican Museums, except for the Sistine Chapel. No bulky or clearly professional photographic or video equipment (especially tripods or large videocameras, equipment backpacks) will be permitted inside the museum
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 8 reviews

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Firstly, booking changed by an out of the blue phone call while in Rome which ended up costing ''me'' approx $25 for just recieving it. i was offered a different tour at different time, and was even asked if i could change my morning boooking i had booked to fit in with their sheduled tour which i couldn't, and was then offered a partial refund! we ended up agreeing to a lesser tour in the afternoon just so we didnt miss out of seeing the Sistine Chapel and St Peters Basillica. This tour was booked as we wanted to see the pope mobile collection and appreciated our guide allowing us to separate from group for a quick 5 min visit while we were close by looking at something else. The Meeting point was set up and towards to the back end of the Basillica building, and using the Maps app it was easy to find. we were split into two large groups, we went with a wonderful guide who was very informative, sorry don't remember his name. it was a long 3 hour tour but we thouroughly enjoyed it.

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October 26, 2019

Exceptional Tour!

I booked this because I wanted to see the Pope's vintage/antique car and carriage collection and it did not disappoint! Our guide, Chiara, was exceptional. I felt so fortunate to have her as my guide as I would have been lost in the Museums without her. Her insight made the tour for me. Thank you, Chiara!

January 22, 2019

Very informative , covered more than you would see without a guide..loved it

January 25, 2020

Product ID: 95997