Guided tour

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

4.9 / 5

10 reviews

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

Activity provider: Faberest

Enjoy a fascinating guided tour of the Vatican museums, St. Peter’s and the Sistine Chapel with skip-the-ticket-line entry. Get the most out of your stay in Rome by joining this tour for small groups, so you can have more time with your expert guide!

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
Duration 3 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
Italian, English


  • Discover the hidden gems of the Vatican with an expert guide
  • Skip the long ticket line at the entrance
  • See the Vatican museums, the Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica
  • Benefit from a Vatican tour in a small group
Full description
The Vatican hides so many treasures that it makes sense to visit it the smart way: by skipping the ticket lines at the entry and learning about its wonderful collections from a professional local guide in a small group. This tour for small groups allows you to discover the best of the Vatican following the explanations and the routes traced by your expert guide. Get to see the artworks of Michelangelo and Raphael, the Gallery of Tapestries and the Gallery of the Candelabra. The tour ends at St Peter’s Square.
  • Skip-the-ticket-line access to St Peter's Basilica
  • Fast-track entrance ticket and reservation fee to the Vatican Museums
  • Access to the Sistine Chapel
  • Headsets so you can always hear your guide (for groups of 6 or more)
  • Small groups tour
  • Expert local guide
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up or drop off
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
  • All participants are required to bring and wear FFP2 masks. Blue surgical masks will not be accepted

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Meeting point

Meet your guide in front of the entrance of the Vatican Museums (on the other side of the street)

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Flash photography
  • Tripods
  • Backpacks

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.
  • This tour involves a fair amount of walking and stairs.
  • Entrance to the Vatican requires a strict dress code. Knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women.
  • Please note that large bags/tripods/umbrellas/backpacks are not permitted in the Vatican and must be checked into the free luggage storage area.
  • Non-flash photography is permitted throughout the tour, except in the Sistine Chapel where talking and photography are prohibited.
  • Please note that access to some areas of the Vatican may be restricted without notice in case of particular religious events
  • This is a small group tour of up to 16 participants, this ensures a more personalized experience
  • Entry to St. Peter's Basilica is not possible during March 2021
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 10 reviews

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Excellent in depth tour

Our tour guide was exceptional! She was very knowledgeable and could answer any question that was posed. She took us on a great tour and pointed out things that, on our own, we would have never noticed. She took the time to explain the intricate politics of the Vatican and its players. She was also able to give us the inside information on a lot of the inner workings of Vatican City and is interplay with world politics. Honestly things I had never considered before. This was well worth the cost.

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March 29, 2019

A knowledgeable guide who knew her job.

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with a guide who was well versed with history n cud communicate well.

September 29, 2018

Enjoyed this very much.....our guide was amazing

September 25, 2018

Product ID: 146187