Guided tour

Vatican: Tour of the Sistine Chapel with Basilica Entrance

Activity provider: Maya tours
Guided tour

Vatican: Tour of the Sistine Chapel with Basilica Entrance

Activity provider: Maya tours
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Skip the lines and enjoy a tour of the Vatican Museums and admire works by Michelangelo, Botticelli, and others. Marvel at the Sistine Chapel and skip the line into St. Peter's Basilica.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Skip the ticket line
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English, Spanish, French, Italian
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English, Spanish, French, Italian


  • Skip the long ticket lines to the monuments of Vatican City
  • Take a guided tour of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
  • See works of art by Michelangelo and many other artists
  • Get skip-the-line access to the iconic St. Peter's Basilica
Full description

Take a comprehensive tour of the Vatican City and benefit from the expertise of an art historian guide. See stunning works of art in the papal collections by Michelangelo, Perugino, Pinturicchio, Girlandaio, Rosselli, Botticelli and Signorelli. Get insights from your guide and learn information that isn't readily available in tour books. Learn the Vatican’s historic secrets and feel inspired to learn even more! Travel throughout the various areas of the Vatican in a small group for a more personalized experience. Navigate the miles of galleries at the Vatican Museums to see highlights such as the Octagonal Courtyard, Gallery of Tapestries and Gallery of Maps. Enter the Sistine Chapel and be mesmerized by the frescoes by Michelangelo. Areas you will visit: • The Art Gallery (Pinacoteca) • The Octagonal Courtyard  • The Gallery of Tapestries • The Gallery of Maps • The Round Room (Sala Rotonda) • The Greek Cross Room (Pio-Clementine Museum) • The Raphael Rooms (when possible) • The Gallery of the Muses • The Sistine Chapel (Michelangelo’s frescoes) • St. Peter's Basilica

  • Skip-the-ticket-line entry ticket to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
  • Skip-the-line entry ticket to St. Peter's Basilica
  • Professional art historian guide
  • Small group walking tour
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Via Germanico, 16, 00192 Comune di Roma RM, Italy

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Student card

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Shorts
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Unaccompanied minors
  • Weapons or sharp objects

Know before you go

  • If you book the Wednesday 9:30 AM guided tour, you will not be able to skip the line to the Basilica; due to the pope's mass, it will be closed until later in the day
  • If you arrive late, it will not be possible to join the group or reschedule and you will not be entitled to a refund
  • Knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women to enter the Sistine Chapel
  • Certain areas of the attraction may be closed due to religious events and national holidays
  • Capacity regulations and security may delay the tour departure
  • Cancellations, changes, or issues due to weather, security, and events held by the monument are can occur
  • All visitors must pass through the a security check; you will need at least 20 minutes to clear security
  • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with difficulty walking or wheelchair users
  • Students booking a reduced ticket must have a photo ID
  • Infants under 6 years old travel free
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 399 reviews

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Had previously booked with get your guide and was certainly not disappointed. To navigate such a vast experience without an expert guide, in my opinion is a no go. We skipped past the lengthy queues, avoided congested areas, to return when more settled. The guide Alexandra was amazing, her knowledge, eagerness and going above and beyond what one expects from a guided tour, made this a lifetime memory for us. From start to finish we felt welcomed, not rushed in any way and that we had missed anything out. I personally learned so much about the paintings, tapestries and history surrounding this amazing city. We could approach her with any questions, which she readily answered. The actual Vatican tour in itself is incredible, however, I would highly recommend a small group tour as it allows one to experience that personal touch. Thank you Alexandra, it was a pleasure meeting you. You are one incredible lady.

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March 26, 2023

Our guide Allesandra, was so enthusiastic and provided us with an amazing tour. Everywhere was crowded and teeming with people, which made our tour longer, but still our guide did not cut the tour short. She continued until we had finished. Highly recommended.

March 26, 2023

Our guide was without doubt exceptional and is a credit to your company. She truly loves her subject and went way beyond what we expected. I really want to thank her for a fantastic day. The tour was meant to be 3 hours and she spent over 4 hours with us, certainly she was more interested in making it a day to remember and not worried about just doing her job.

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March 26, 2023

Product ID: 66553