Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel with Basilica or Rafael Rooms

Roma, Italy
Explore Vatican Museums with Sistine Chapel and Vatican Basilica
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From USD 69.25

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 hours
  • Offered in: English


Skip the usual lines in front of the Vatican Museum during this fast-track VIP tour, which includes skip-the-line admission tickets. Enjoy a deluxe guided visit to the Vatican City's public museums in a group capped at ten people. Tours include stops at the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica.
  • A small-group, skip-the-line tour of the Vatican Museum and St. Peter's Basilica
  • Skip long wait times with guaranteed fast-track entry
  • Listen to enriching context on the centuries-old masterpieces from your guide
  • Enjoy an intimate tour atmosphere in a group limited to 10 visitors total

What's Included

  • Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
  • St. Peter's Basilica or Rafael Rooms
  • If St. Peter's Basilica is closed, Rafael Rooms will be visited instead.
  • St. Peter's Basilica tour is not Guaranteed
  • Vatican Tickets Only option doesn't include a Guided Tour
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Tours starting from 14:30 will not visit St. Peter's Basilica.
  • St. Peter's Basilica is subject to last minute closure.
  • No Guided tours for Vatican Tickets Only option

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Viale Vaticano, 100
    Viale Vaticano, 100, 00192 Roma RM, Italy

    Viale Vaticano 100, Rome, at the top of the stairs nearby Caffè Vaticano across the road from Vatican Museums’ Main Entrance. Our guide will be waiting for You holding a sign that says '' Buonjorno Tours ''

End point

  • Saint Peter's Square
    Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Città del Vaticano, Vatican City

What To Expect

Vatican Museums

2 hours Admission Ticket Included

Sistine Chapel

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

St. Peter's Basilica

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Please cover between your shoulders and knees to be allowed inside the Vatican
  • Please note that St. Peter's Basilica can be closed last minute for private services
  • Our guide will Explain all the information about St. Peter's Basilica outside
  • After the Guided tour you can stay more time inside St. Peter's Basilica
  • All Tours run on time, Please arrive to the meeting point early
  • VIP Group Tours are small group of 4 - 24 Max visitors
  • Ordinary Group Tours are groups of 4 - 35 max visitors
  • Wheelchairs and strollers are not allowed
  • Pets and service dogs are not allowed
  • Tours starting from 2:30 pm will not be allowed to visit St. Peter's Basilica but Raphael Rooms instead
  • This tour does not include climbing the Dome
  • For information or assistance to reach the meeting point please contact us directly on our phone number
  • We Highly recommend to avoid street vendors around the Vatican Area as they may give you incorrect information
  • Please don't go directly to The Vatican Museums Entrance without our Guide
  • St. Peter's Basilica tour is not Guaranteed
  • Vatican Tickets only option will have no guided tour, only skip the line tickets
  • Vatican Tickets only option will have a tour coordinator to accomodate inside the Museums
  • Please arrive 15 minutes before Tour Start Time
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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73 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travellers.
Showing 1-10 of 73 reviews
Very bad experiance!!,...
L_M, Sept 2023
Very bad experiance!!, the agent a young guy, help the grup to cross the street enter the museum give us the ticket and say good bye to all the grup!! He did not guide of any kind, web had to do the tour by our selfs. Very bad service!! Do not hire them.
Fast paced tour of Vatican
Brenda_B, Sept 2023
Well planned and paced your. This tour worked especially well for my group as we had 1 day to see as much of Rome as we could.
Daphne_B, Sept 2023
The outside courtyard/square known as St. Peter’s square was full of so much richness and beauty. Inside the tapestry and gold laced ceilings
Vatican tour
arlene_S, Sept 2023
Our guide Elisabetta was wonderful. She made the tour very interesting and informative. We felt her excitement in giving us the history of Roman Empire.
Exactly what it said it would be
Dwayne_K, Sept 2023
Saw the Basilica, Chapel and Ruffaello rooms all in the one tour. Easy to find the guide and well run. Thank you
Lost our money not worth it!!
adalberto_r, Aug 2023
We where late by 5 mins because the location wasn't clear, and we are clearly not from rome. all we wanted was ticket to get inside, they did not even try to reschedule us or refund us the money .. better off buying the tickets online in the vatican official website.. very disappointed stay away
Was okay
Segui_S, Aug 2023
Guide person only take you to the entrance of the Museum, the rest you’re on your own inside. Solamente el guía te lleva hasta la entrada y tú haces el Tour solo
Nothing was explained, but fast way to get inside
Noah_S, Aug 2023
Nothing was explained about the tour, we were left at the entrance to fend for ourselves after the guide got us in and disappeared without saying anything, no other participants knew what was happening and we had to ask a guard about it. However it is a great way to skip very long lines, but next time the American tour guide should actually tell us what’s happening.
Terrible experience
Janaka_B, Aug 2023
This tour is a scam. I am disappointed with Viator and Trip advisor. We paid AU$ 218 for a guided tour of Vatican Museums but we were told by the guide that its only fast track tickets. We were were in a queue to get it to Vatican for about 10 mins and once were in we were given the tickets and the guide showed us the entrance to museum. I demand my money back.
Wow! Best Tour Ever.
Gillian_J, Aug 2023
This was an amazing tour. Words can not express how much we enjoyed the presentation of the knowledgeable guide and his expertise in moving the group through the crowd. Would highly recommend it to others.
Excellent Tour
Lorna_C, July 2023
Fantastic tour. Very knowledgeable guide who gave so much information. Really enjoyable morning. Thank you.
Questionable Business Practices
Sandra_G, July 2023
The most memorable part of the tour was standing at the entrance with 15 other people waiting for our tour guide ....that disappeared because even though most of the wording around this option said "guided" the tour operator snuck in fine print some where on some page saying it wasn't guided. So we paid 60 Euros for a ticket worth 17 euros...and then still waited 15 min to get tickets...MORAL OF THE STORY IS SKIP THIS OPERATOR and TOUR. Currently disputing the charges
Joanne_K, June 2023
Our guide, Alberto, was knowledgable and did not rush through the tour. He was able to give context to our experience. He also gave reverence to the sacred spaces which set the tone for our group. We were able to view the Sistine chapel, basilica and museums in the allotted time frame, which is not always guaranteed anymore.
Terrible Scam!
Sarah_C, June 2023
TLDR: This tour is a self walking tour. The fee you’re paying is for nothing so don’t bother going with them. Guide was on some sort of substance - He wasn’t clear for work. Given some tickets to some while keeping rest of tickets in his pockets. After highlighting this to him, we finally headed inside where he told us to follow “the useless map” as it is one direction and to “enjoy”. We didn’t have any guided tour or anything. He left us at the gate where we scan the tickets and we entered alone trying to find our way. We believe it’s a scamming company providing access to the Vatican without any guiding or tours. The extra fee you pay is for them to put in their pockets.
Too crowded to enjoy
Gwyn_S, May 2023
Our tour leader was very knowledgeable and personable. She did the best she could but the crowds in the Vatican were too much. People were packed in where you just shuffled along and really couldn’t get a good look at anything. For such a holy place, there was a lack of reverence from all the people there. It’s a total shame that the Vatican sells that many tickets at a time. If there was a limit in the numbers of people it would be so much better. This is not the tour company’s fault or the guides.
Response from Host, May 2023
Dear GWYN, Thank you for sharing your feedback about your recent tour experience. We appreciate your kind words about our knowledgeable and personable tour leader. We understand your frustration with the crowds at the Vatican and apologize for any inconvenience caused. The Vatican is undoubtedly a popular destination, attracting visitors from all over the world, and at times, the sheer number of people can make it challenging to fully appreciate the experience. The Vatican City receives a significant influx of tourists, and unfortunately, this can lead to overcrowding and a lack of reverence within the premises. While we agree that implementing a limit on the number of visitors allowed at a given time would greatly improve the experience, this decision lies within the jurisdiction of the Vatican authorities. As a tour company, we strive to provide the best possible experience for our guests within the limitations imposed by external factors. We appreciate your understanding that this issue is beyond the control of both our company and our guides. Despite the circumstances, we are glad that our tour leader did her best to navigate through the crowds and provide you with valuable insights. Please know that we take your feedback seriously and will continue to work towards finding ways to enhance our customers' experience within the constraints of popular tourist sites. Thank you once again for choosing our tour company, and we hope to have the opportunity to serve you better in the future. Best regards,
Poorly organised... Wouldn't recommend this operator
Sharmili_P, May 2023
Poorly organised.... I was unable to reach the number given nor received a call to get help on the meeting point. I had to miss the tour...
Response from Host, May 2023
Dear Sharmil I'm sorry to hear about your negative experience with our service. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by the disorganization and the inability to reach the provided contact number. At our company, we strive to ensure a smooth and enjoyable experience for all our customers, and it is disappointing to learn that we fell short of your expectations on this occasion. We understand how frustrating it can be to miss out on a tour due to a lack of communication and assistance. To address this issue, we will review our internal procedures and make necessary improvements to ensure better organization and accessibility for future customers. Additionally, we will investigate the specific incident you mentioned to understand what went wrong and take appropriate action to prevent such occurrences in the future. We genuinely appreciate your feedback, as it helps us identify areas where we can enhance our services. Please accept our sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused. We would like to make it up to you and offer you a complimentary tour or a refund for the missed tour. If you would like to take advantage of this offer or discuss the matter further, please contact our customer support team directly at [phone number] or [email address]. We value your business and would welcome the opportunity to regain your trust. Once again, we apologize for the inconvenience you experienced, and we hope to have the chance to make it right. Best regards,
Excellent tour!
Craig_S, Apr 2023
Our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. The skip the line tour is DEFINITELY worth it. Highly recommended this tour
Response from Host, Apr 2023
Hello, Thank You for your feedback. we are Looking forward to seeing you again Best Wishes
Great tour of these beautiful museums
Lydia_S, Apr 2023
Wonderful tour of the Vatican Museums. Despite the overwhelming crowds, our guide was able to keep us together and engaged (including our teens!). Definitely recommend.
Response from Host, Apr 2023
Hello, Thank You for your feedback. we are Looking forward to seeing you again Best Wishes
Great experience
Alison_B, Apr 2023
Guide was great and very knowledgeable. The Museum is so big there is not enough time to see more with the guide
Response from Host, Apr 2023
Hello, Thank You for your feedback. we are Looking forward to seeing you again Best Wishes
Bad experience
Marc_H, Mar 2023
Tour started 20 minutes late then we waited 30-45 minutes for them to get the tickets to enter. We left your about 2 hours in to see the rest of the sites
Response from Host, Apr 2023
Hello, Thank You for your feedback. we are Looking forward to seeing you again Best Wishes

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