On this guided tour of the Vatican City, you'll visit the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel. As an added bonus, you won't have to wait in the endless queues at the museums.
Vatican City Tour
Explore two of the most astonishing places 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.
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.
St. Peter's Basilica
To guarantee safety regarding Covid-19, access to St. Peter's Basilica from the Sistine Chapel will be temporarily closed, therefore we will not visit the Basilica during the tour. Entrance, however, is free, and you can access it from St. Peter's Square before or after the tour.
Hotel Pick Up
You can reserve optional pickup at your hotel, with this pickup taking place an hour before the tour start time. This service is available at all accommodations 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.
Still after more?
If you'd also like to discover the Colosseum, the Roman Forum and the Palatine Hill, you can also book our Rome Combo tour.
Other activities in The Vatican
You can see other activities in The Vatican with the following link.
|Adults||Children 6-12 years old||Children under 6 years old|
|Tour without pickup||
US$ 62 US$ 47.30
US$ 49.60 US$ 33.80
|Tour with pickup||
US$ 75.50 US$ 58.60
US$ 63.10 US$ 45.10
Tour without pickup
AdultsUS$ 62 US$ 47.30
Children 6-12 years oldUS$ 49.60 US$ 33.80
Children under 6 years oldFree
Tour with pickup
AdultsUS$ 75.50 US$ 58.60
Children 6-12 years oldUS$ 63.10 US$ 45.10
Children under 6 years oldFree
* The price varies based on the chosen date
All of our providers comply with recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19. Please check local restrictions before traveling. Show more
The use of masks is obligatory. Masks will be given to those clients who do not have their own.
All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.
Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.
It is mandatory to present a complete vaccination certificate. The vaccine must be accepted in the country of activity.
Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.
Alcoholic drinks are not available.
The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.
English speaking guide
Skip the line admission to the Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel
Hotel pick up (depending on option selected)
24% discount on the official ticket price.
When to book?
You can book up until 3 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.
Type of voucher
Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.
All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code. Specifically, this activity applies the following practices: Show more
Printed material is avoided.
No single-use plastics are used.
The activity helps the dissemination of local cultural heritage.
No printing of documentation required.
Promotes local employment.
Has a gender equality policy.
Has a carbon footprint offset policy.
Frequently asked questions
Q - Will we visit the Gregoriano Egiziano Museum?
A - No, this tour does not include a visit to the Gregoriano Egiziano Museum.
Q - Does the tour visit the Bramante Staircase or Momo's spiral staircase?
A - No.
Q - Can we stay to explore the basilica after the guided tour?
A - Yes, you can also choose to visit the crypt (not included).
Q - What if our group is large?
A - If your group is 15 people or more, we cannot always guarantee that you will be in the same group. If you would like a more personalised service, we recommend the private tour of Rome.
Q - Is it possible to organize a visit to the tomb of Saint Peter during this tour?
A - No. The visit to the tomb of St. Peter and the necropolis below the Vatican basilica can only be booked with a formal request to the Office of Excavations, following a rigorous protocol.
Q - How many people visit per group?
A - A maximum of 30 people per guide.
Q - Is it possible to visit the Vatican museums after the tour?
A - No, once you enter St. Peter's Basilica (the last stop on this tour), it is not possible to re-enter the Vatican Museums. If you want to stay in the museums to spend as much time as you want in this area, you can leave the tour once the visit to the Sistine Chapel is finished and then visit the basilica on your own.
Q - Does the Vatican have a luggage locker?
A - There is a left-luggage service in the Vatican Museums, because access with pushchairs, large backpacks or long umbrellas is not allowed. Once the visit is over, you will have to return to the Vatican Museums to pick up your belongings.
Q - Can I bring my backpack?
A - You can only enter with small backpacks. Access with pushchairs/strollers, large backpacks or long umbrellas is not allowed.
Q - Does the tour visit the Pinacoteca?
A - No, the tour does not visit the Vatican Pinacoteca.
Q - Is it possible to climb the dome of St. Peter's Basilica?
A - The climb to the dome of St. Peter's Basilica is not included. Once the tour is over, you can stay in the basilica to go up on your own. The price is 10 euros per person.
Q - Does the tour visit the Raphael Rooms?
A - Only if there are not too many people that day. Sometimes the waiting time is more than half an hour.
Q - Is it possible to access the Vatican Museums with pushchairs/strollers?
A - No, access to the Vatican Museums with pushchairs/strollers is not allowed. They can be left with the museum's left-luggage service before entering the 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 have any other questions please contact us.
Viale Giulio Cesare 229, in front of the Giulio Cesare cinema (A Ottaviano Metro)