Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and Basilica fast-track guided tour
Attractions & guided tours

Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and Basilica fast-track guided tour

4.6/5
Excellent
Based on 15 reviews
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£60.00
Free cancellation
language
Language: English
mobile_voucher
Mobile voucher accepted
duration
Duration: 3 hours
Do this because
  • Avoid the queue thanks to the skip-the-line ticket
  • Get a guided tour of the Vatican Museum, the Sistine Chapel and the St. Peter's Basilica
  • Learn about the history of the Vatican and Catholicism with an expert and passionate guide
What to expect

Experience the tranquility of a skip-the-line entrance and guided tour to the world-famous Vatican monuments.

In the Vatican Museums you will get the chance to marvel at the extensive art collections of the Renaissance period belonging to the Catholic Church, that have gathered great significance historically and artistically throughout the years; you will also explore the most spectacular rooms and sophisticated galleries and walk through the impressive paintings in the Gallery of Maps. During the tour, you'll be mesmerized by the beauty of the Sistine Chapel and its iconic ceiling painted by Michelangelo.

Your guide will also take you in the St. Peter’s Basilica, the greatest of all churches of Christendom, home of the famous mosaics, Michelangelo’s Pietà and the iconic St. Peter's Baldachin made by Bernini in the 17th Centutry.

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What's included
  • check Guided tour
  • check Skip-the-line tickets
  • check Entrance ticket
Where

Via Tunisi, 4, 00192 Roma, RM, Italy

Meeting point:
The meeting point is at the bottom of the wide steps across from the entrance to the Vatican Museums. The steps are located between Caffè Vaticano and Hotel Alimandi Vaticano, on the corner of Viale Vaticano and Via Tunisi. Please exchange your voucher with the staff who will be meeting you holding a “Loving Rome” flag. Kindly arrive at the meeting point 15 - 20 minutes before the activity starts.
What to remember

Not suitable for:

  • This tour is not suitable for wheelchair users, people with walking difficulties or guests with claustrophobia

Not allowed:

  • Food and drinks are not allowed, except water

Know in advance:

  • The ticket will give you access to the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel access, and to The St. Peter's Basilica
  • It's recommended to wear comfortable footwear and appropriate clothes that cover at least the shoulders and knees. Note you can not enter the premises wearing shorts, short skirts, and sleeveless shirts
  • Kindly note that baby strollers, luggage and large bags (over 40x35x15 cm), backpacks, umbrellas, tripods, animals and potentially harmful objects are not allowed on the premises and must be left in the cloakroom. The cloakroom is a 20-minute walk from the end of the tour
  • Some parts might not be accessible and are subject to unexpected closures until further notice due to site’s restrictions
  • On religious holidays or Wednesday mornings (Papal Audience), please note that the tour will be adjusted to include only the visit to the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel
  • All guests must undergo through an airport-style security. During high season, the wait may be up to 30 minutes
  • Photography is not allowed inside the Sistine Chapel and in some other parts of the tour. The Vatican staff is authorized to delete any files taken
  • Late arrivals will not be accommodated

Remember to bring:

  • Please bring your passport or ID card with you and be prepared to show them if required
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Provider
Loving Rome
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

What people say about this experience

Excellent

4.6/5

Based on 15 reviews from verified customers

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Review categories

Safety

3.9/5

Service

3.9/5

Staff

3.9/5

Value for money

4.3/5

  • *

    From United States of America - March 2024

    Travelled as a couple

     

    18 - 24 years old

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

  • Anonymous

    From United States of America - February 2024

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

    Very knowledgeable guide, enthusiastic which came across. The 'skip the line' tickets were a must. Went at the speed we wanted and didn't rush us ar ...

  • T.R

    From United States of America - December 2023

    Travelled as a couple

     

    35 - 44 years old

    Great

    Overall rated

    4/5

    De gids wist heel veel te vertellen over alles. Het enige minpuntje was dat ze heel vlug praatte waardoor niet alles even goed verstaanbaar was.

  • Johanneke

    From United States of America - November 2023

    Travelled with family

     

    18 - 24 years old

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

  • Sailstill

    From United States of America - November 2023

    Travelled with family

     

    25 - 34 years old

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    4/5

    Oppaan mikrofoni välillä pätki joten ihan joka sanaa ei kuullut. Pietarinkirkon opastetun kierroksen puuttuminen oli vähän pettymys.

  • Heyvaert

    From Belgium - September 2023

    Travelled with family

     

    25 - 34 years old

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

    Zeer goed gids met uitgebreide kennis. De uitspraak van het Engels was spijtig genoeg met zware Italiaanse tongval en daarom niet altijd duidelijk te ...

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