Guided tour

Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Skip-the-Ticket-Line Tour

Activity provider: Gray Line I Love Rome

Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Skip-the-Ticket-Line Tour

Activity provider: Gray Line I Love Rome
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From US$ 49.10 per person

Likely to sell out

Take a guided tour of the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel. Enter through an exclusive privileged entry for Vatican Museums partners.

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Duration 2.5 - 3 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
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Live tour guide
English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese
Optional audio guide
French, Portuguese


  • Be guided by a professional through Papal treasures of the Vatican Museums with entry through a privileged door
  • Join a group of 30 people maximum
  • Learn about the Sistine Chapel and admire it's 'Creation of Adam'
  • See the Raphael Rooms and learn about the School of Athens
Full description

Take a 3-hour guided tour of the holiest site in Christendom on a guided walking tour of the Vatican Museums including a comprehensive visit to the Sistine Chapel. With exclusive skip-the-ticket-line access through the Vatican Museums partners' entrance, save the long wait in the lines that usually form outside one of the world’s most popular attractions. Considered one of the most important places in the history of human civilization, start your tour at the museum to see the important collections of art that various popes have acquired throughout the centuries. Look out for renowned sculptures and masterpieces of Renaissance art. Feel the weight of history and get a sense of the sacred as you spy paintings by Raphael, Giotto, Leonardo da Vinci, Caravaggio and Michelangelo, including his masterwork in the Sistine Chapel.

  • Vatican Museums entrance ticket
  • Priority entrance for the Sistine Chapel
  • Group guided tour
  • Exclusive partner entrance access
  • Official Vatican Museum headset
  • Visit to Raphael Rooms
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Tombs of the Popes
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Important information

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Hats
  • Baby strollers
  • 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
  • Keep in mind that the Vatican Museum is the third-most visited museum in the world and may be crowded
  • In high season, the time allowed inside the Sistine Chapel could be limited by the Vatican Museums security staff
  • This tour visits religious sites, and there is a dress code to be observed. Visitors must be dressed appropriately: no sleeveless blouses, no miniskirts, no shorts and no hats are allowed
  • No umbrellas, trolleys, baby strollers, large bags, or tripods will be allowed into the Museums
  • Please keep in mind that a short walk (500 meters) is needed from the meeting point to the Museums Entrance
  • Please be on time, as latecomers cannot be accommodated
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based on 8196 reviews

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Eduardo is a master in explaining the history and works! as he himself says, you can spend a week seeing the works of Ufizzi, but in the almost 4 hours of tour he summed it up in a genius way, keeping even two teenagers super entertained and having fun! Thanks Ed!

January 8, 2023

We had a great time visiting Vatican City. Such a beautiful and holy place. Our guide (unfortunately I forgot her name) was very friendly, positive and fun. She provided us with a lot of historical information and some interesting facts, answered to all of the questions. I wanted to climb the Dome which is not included in tour. There’s a separate line inside the church. She suggested not to leave Basilica with the rest of the group and go straight to the dome’s line. So I don’t have to get in line to basilica again. That means I had to miss the ending of tour but she kindly gave me some time and explained some important things privately. I really appreciate it. Thank you from Miami with love ❤️

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November 14, 2022

Absolutely loved this trip and the guide Alessiq was fantastic. This was the highlight of my trip to Rome. The only annoying and disappointing thing was I booked the English speaking tour at 10.45am so was up and out early and at meeting point at advised time (15mins before) only to be told to come back at 11.30 for the English speaking tour. When I queried this with the girl she was adamant I had to come back at 11.30 despite booking 10.45 which meant we had to waste and hour wandering around nearby. This is especially annoying when tour is over 3hours long so at the end we were absolutely starving. It did tarnish what was a fantastic tour!

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November 13, 2022

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