Guided Small Group Skip the Line Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel

Badge of ExcellenceRoma, Italy

From USD 69.41

Select Date and Travellers

Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Offered in: English


No trip to Rome is complete without seeing the sights of the Vatican, Sistine Chapel and Saint Peter’s Basilica. However, lines and crowds at these iconic attractions can be overwhelming. Get exclusive access to the art and architecture with a guided tour that includes skip-the-line tickets. Enjoy works by Renaissance greats Michelangelo, Raphael and Da Vinci. Learn fascinating facts from your professional guide.
  • Explore the vast collections of the Vatican Museum
  • Visit the Last Judgment at the Sistine Chapel
  • Marvel at the Baroque and Renaissance architecture of the Basilica
  • Maximize time and reduce stress with skip-the-line tickets
  • 10:30 or 1:30 departure times let you easily fit this tour into your schedule

What's Included

  • Local taxes
  • Professional guide
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation to/from attractions

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Via Santamaura, 21
    Via Santamaura, 21, 00192 Roma RM, Italy

    Closest metrostop CIPRO

End point

  • Sistine Chapel
    00120, Vatican City

    After the tour you can head torwards St. Peters Basilica and wonder around

What To Expect

Sistine Chapel

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Vatican Museums

3 hours Admission Ticket Included

Giudizio Universale. Michelangelo and the Secrets of the Sistine Chapel

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Stanze di Raffaello

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Strict dress code at the Vatican is applicable . Knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Children discount is applied from 13 up to 18 years old with a valid ID card to be shown on site
  • Infants up to 5 years old are free.
  • Near public transportation
  • Not wheelchair accessible due to some difficulties in Sistine Chapel (if you need an accessible tour please ask for our private tour.
  • Note: tour will not operate on religious holidays WILL NOT BE POSSIBLE TO VISIT THE BASILICA DURING RELIGIOUS HOLIDAYS AND CEREMONIES (Audiences, Beatifications, Masses of the POPE). The Basilica is often subject to sudden closures. In these cases it is not possible to guarantee access to the Basilica. Estimated time entrance in the museum is 45 minutes after tour departure, because you will have to pass the security check.
  • Group size 20 people excluding free children.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • You need to arrive to meetingpoint at least 15 minutes before tourstart
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 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.

Traveller Photos

See more


58 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travellers.
Showing 1-10 of 58 reviews
It's a Scam.....
Avalon_C, Sept 2023
I booked a tour, was informed the night before they needed to change it to the earlier tour. When I arrived at the location provided to a closed/locked building. When I reached out I was told they were entering and I lost out, sorry? With no refund/credit provided, I have been unable to reach anyone since nor has anyone contacted me in reference to this issue.
Margaret_P, Sept 2023
Well organized. Great tour guide!!! Difficult to hear with the whisperers so we missed quite a bit. Would be nice if blue tooth could be used. Especially for us that wear hearing aids.
Vatican tour.
Patricia_Z, July 2023
Although tour guide was excellent, I was quite disappointed with Vatican. Over crowded they let far to many people in at once. So you are rushed through saying that you can go back after tour if you like but really to crowded for that. We also paid for sis teen chapel which tour guide did not come in ,as she said you cannot talk ,take photos or have phones go in and are rushed though by guards so cannot really look up as they are moving you along so fast and you are trying not to stand on person in front of you. I think it probably took two minutes from one end to the other. Foot note, there was tour guides in there with there group stood in the middle of the floor people talking and phones out, so don’t understand why our tour guide could not take us in and let us stand in the middle.
Good guide, but not a small group as promised
Aaron_W, July 2023
Tour guide was excellent, but definitely wasn’t small group as promised and purchased - there were 30+ people in the group.
Very disappointing
Graeme_B, June 2023
The guide cancelled at the last minute and the only benefit we had was fast pass . It’s almost impossible to get the benefit without a guide . Do not book through this company
Changed tour time the day before, not a great tour but museum fantastic
Alexander_G, June 2023
The tour time was changed less than a day before the start and was only notified by a generic email that didn't find its way into my notifications. Upon waking up, discovering this email and finding out the tour was starting in 30 mins, we called the reception who told me I 'should have checked my email' and that she will 'try to get the guide to wait' but 'couldn't promise anything'. Despite this the guide did wait briefly and we manged to find her right outside the museum. We were then escorted into the Vatican museum, which was the busiest museum I've ever been to. I think we were assigned an official tour guide, who wasn't too enthusiastic (understandably as there were SO many people). She had quite a strong accent, was a little hard to understand, and didn't seem too interested in what she was talking about. The museum is home to some of the best works of art ever made, and this tour did allow us to skip the line, but the company changing the time less than a day before and telling me I should have 'checked my email' didn't sit too well. Overall would recommend just booking a ticket via the museums website
Vatican Museums incredible tapestries and paintings
Kevin_M, Jan 2023
Raphael rooms. Good description of paintings and a sense of order to the presentation. Sistine Chapel packed!!!
Carlos_O, Oct 2021
Sculptures, paintings, from Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Rafaelo and other famous artists are breathtaking. The buildings are beautiful. The Sistine Chapel is unbelievable. Our guide was knowledgeable and friendly, showing every detail of the tour.
Great tour guide
Francesca_P, Aug 2021
Veronica is wonderful! Such a great tour! There we’re a few other people on this tour but it was total 6 people. Veronica was able to speak to us all. Very knowledgeable.
Bonjour , ...
Pascal_P, Aug 2023
Bonjour , Je regrette d’avoir pris cette option de coupe fil à la va vite , pas d’autres propositions que l’anglais ou l’italien pour un prix exorbitant de 239 euros !!!! c’est du vol , de l’arnaque quant on voit que mon fils de 10 ans a payer 55 euros , c’est honteux , je ne vous ferez pas de pub bien au contraire …..

Compare Similar Experiences

1 / 3
No Photo
Guided Small Group Skip the Line Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel


2 hours 15 minutes
Free Cancellation
USD 69.41
No Photo
Skip The Line Group Tour Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel


2 hours to 2 hours 20 minutes
Free Cancellation
USD 68.35

Explore Similar Things to Do