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Vatican City Tour: Sistine Chapel, Museum & St. Peter's
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Vatican City Tour: Sistine Chapel, Museum & St. Peter's

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The city is beautiful; the citizens are kind; Stephanie was a wonderful guide! Grazie!!
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  • English English
  • 3.5 - 4 hours

This complete Vatican City tour takes you around the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica, all with skip the line admission and in a group that never exceeds 35 people!

Vatican City Tour

Explore three of the most astonishing attractions in the world, accompanied by an expert guide who will reveal the history and lesser-known stories of these magical landmarks:

  • Vatican Museums: The Vatican Museums feature one of the world’s largest art collections, including Renaissance masterpieces and stunning classical sculptures. You’ll follow your guide through The Gallery of Maps, Raphael Rooms, Tapestry Gallery and other impressive rooms.    
  • Sistine Chapel: The Sistine Chapel is entirely decorated with breath-taking Renaissance frescos, including The Last Judgement by Michelangelo. Nowadays, the Chapel holds the Papal conclave.
  • St Peter’s Basilica: Step inside the imposing St Peter’s Basilica, the largest and holiest site for Roman Catholics. The Pope delivers his sermons from this magnificent temple.

But Vatican City isn't only grandiosity, it also has a long, dark past of betrayal and even lust. Our guides will open our eyes.

Important information

  • The dress code is strictly enforced to enter St Peter’s Basilica. Women and men must cover their shoulders and knees.
  • Please note that the Holy See may close St Peter’s Basilica without prior notice. If this were to happen during your tour, you would spend more time on the other parts of the tour.
  • Due to the Papal Audience, on Wednesday tours at 8:15 am, access to St Peter’s Basilica is not guaranteed. This restriction does not apply in July.
  • If you’d also like to discover the Colosseum, the Roman Forum and the Palatine Hill, you can also book our Rome Combo tour.
  •  If you want to see the gardens, we advise that you book our extended Vatican museums & gardens Tour.
  • This guided tour includes priority access, meaning you will skip the ticket office line at the monuments visited.
  • This activity cannot be taken with a wheelchair, nor with pushchairs/strollers. In this case, we advise that you take a private tour.

Hotel Pick Up

You can reserve optional pick up at your hotel, with this pick up taking place an hour before the tour start time. This service is available at all accommodation within an 8 km radius from the meet point, where the majority of the hotels in Rome are found. The tour ends at the Vatican.

Price

Adults Children from 6 to 12 Children under 6
Tour without pick up
US$ 61.40
US$ 49.10 US$ 39
Free
Tour with pick up
US$ 72.60
US$ 60.30 US$ 50.20
Free

Tour without pick up

  • Adults

    US$ 61.4
  • Children from 6 to 12

    US$ 49.1 US$ 39
  • Children under 6

    Free

Tour with pick up

  • Adults

    US$ 72.6
  • Children from 6 to 12

    US$ 60.3 US$ 50.2
  • Children under 6

    Free

More Information

Duration

3.5 - 4 hours.

Language English

The tour is exclusively in English.

Included

English speaking expert guide.

Skip the line admission to the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica.

Individual headphones.

Hotel pick up (optional).

Not included

Return transport.

Climbing up St. Peter's Basilica dome.

Visit to St. Peter's tomb and the necropolis under the basilica.

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

You can book up until the previous day (11:00 PM local time) if there are still places available.

Ticket

Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - Does the tour visit the Bramante Staircase or Momo\'s spiral staircase?

    A - No.

  • Q - Will we visit the Gregoriano Egiziano Museum?

    A - No, this tour does not include a visit to the Gregoriano Egiziano Museum.

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.

Accessibility

No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility or pushchairs/strollers).

from
US$ 61.40
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts

Meeting point

Viale Giulio Cesare 229, in front of the Giulio Cesare cinema (A Ottaviano Metro)

Cancellations

Free! Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.

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