Skip-the-Line Group Tour of the Vatican, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's Basilica

Roma, Italy

From USD 53.69

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Make the most of your valuable vacation time by skipping the line at the Vatican Museums. You save hours waiting by booking a group tour, and get engaging commentary from your guide as you explore. Admission is included to the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica; follow your guide on a carefully-crafted itinerary to ensure you don't miss a thing.
  • Guaranteed skip-the-line access to the Vatican Museums
  • Save tons of valuable vacation time
  • Guide provides in-depth commentary as you travel
  • Admission to all sites visited

What's Included

  • An expert tour guide with over 10 years of experience. Excellent story teller.
  • Guaranteed skip-the-line access to the Vatican Museums
  • Admission tickets to the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica
  • Private transportation
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Via Plauto, 17
    Via Plauto, 17, 00193 Roma RM, Italy

    The meeting point is located in Borgo Pio, near St. Peter's square. The exact address is Via Plauto 17/A. IMPORTANT: Please check your booking for the start time of the Vatican ENGLISH tour. Arrive 20 minutes before at the meeting point ( Via Plauto 17A ) for check-in. Thank you !

End point

  • St. Peter's Basilica
    Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Città del Vaticano, Vatican City

What To Expect


40 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Via della Conciliazione (Pass By)

St. Peter's Square

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Vatican City

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Vatican Museums

45 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Sistine Chapel

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

St. Peter's Basilica

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 200 travellers
Operated by Made in Rome Tours

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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Hope you get Roberta
amy_g, June 2023
Check in process was easy. Long walk to get into the Vatican. Our guide Roberta was excellent. She gave us info and told relevant stories as we walked. It was a long process to get into the museum between security lines and ticket lines- and that’s with skip the line access. Roberta navigated the whole thing well and saved us a ton of time!! Roberta showed us lots of interesting pieces and kept all of us interested for 3 hours- kudos Roberta!
Italy 2023
Rose_M, June 2023
Private tour. Patient guide. Learned a lot. Travel with 89 yr old mom. They accommodated us with a tour guide that went slower and allowed us to take breaks and even got my mom a wheelchair when accessible.
Experience of a lifetime !
Martin_H, June 2023
We appreciated Marco the drivers professionalism in getting our bus safely to and from La spezia. Frederic’s was kind to us all as well. Great trip !
Not good
Lynn_M, June 2023
Too many people we were like cattle and our guide did not give any info as very little because he was hoarding us through the crowds. I’ve done tours before here but only eight people and of course never in June so that was our mistake to come this time of year. Never again If you are here in summer you might as well do it yourself as a self guided tour. You won’t be pushed through like cattle .
Great guide!
Concettina_G, June 2023
Great guide! He was knowledgeable, friendly and kind. Thank you Marco! He brought the artifacts to life. I would have lost my mind attempting to get around and making sense of the place. The tour is not for the faint of heart as the walking, steps, heat and crowds can really suck your energy.
Too many people
Barbara_L, June 2023
I loved the history of the Sistine chapel and the Vatican but there were too many people. I thought that there were only a certain amount of people allowed per hour. My daughter became overcome by heat and left the room with the tapestry and missed the Sistine chapel. She should get a refund
Great tour
Rick_A, June 2023
We enjoyed the sights of this tour. Sometimes it was difficult to understand our guide but overall the tour was very enjoyable.
My friend and I were very...
Megan_J, June 2023
My friend and I were very much looking forward to our Vatican visit. It was our first time in Rome. Unfortunately we did not have a positive experience for the money we paid. Our guide was nice and trying his best. However, he never gained control of our group. We had too many people and they were very disrespectful to the guide and group. People from our group ended up wandering away and leaving. I understand crowds of summer and seeing something as beautiful as the Vatican and Sistine Chapel. However my guide was more concerned about yelling at group members and for us to stay as close as possible and left out valuable information. I feel like I never really knew what I was looking at or seeing. Other groups seemed more together and guides were giving them more valuable information. Nice to see certain landmarks but no information provided and too big of group. Not worth the money.
Real Value
Wilbert_P, June 2023
The tour was informative and packed with a large amount of knowledgeable information. In spite of large number of groups, our guide maintained his group. Also, Viator support service was phenomenal. We missed the group initial start. Via Viator our tour group service located us. We felt valued and appreciated our guide greatly. We are happy we did not miss the tour!
Vatican Tour
Kelly_G, June 2023
Skipping the line was fabulous. We walked right in, collected our hearing devices and started to enjoy. Our tour guide was so knowledgeable and took the time to answer any questions. He explained all of the pictures in the Sistine Chapel so that when we entered we were able to enjoy the masterpieces to the fullest. The Vatican Museum with the Map Hall was fabulous!
Compats and interesting tour
Katja_T, June 2023
Sistine Chapel was amazing. Our guide was sharing us during the tour more information that what you can remember. She took care of the group and ensured that we were able to hear and see what was planned despite of the amount of people there were in Vatikans.
Average experience
jason_b, June 2023
The guide was satisfactory and this tour allowed us to skip the line. This would be an average experience I would say.
Hot and crowded
Angela_G, June 2023
Our guide was nice we where told to arrive 20 min early to check in . We were here the first group of the day and they kept us waiting 45 min outside in the heat . I would not use the company again
Skip the queue Vatican tour
Evagelia_V, June 2023
Laura our tour guide was very informative and knowledgeable about the history of the Vatican. She made our tour very interesting and it’s worth spending the money to skip the very long queues!
Lucia a generous, charming, organized and very knowledgeable tour guide. Lovely!
Darcy_D, June 2023
Lucia was a terrific guide. Her knowledge of the art, history and culture were excellent and she did a tremendous job of keeping us all together on a ridiculously crowded day at the Vatican. She got to know all of our names and was lovely and very interesting and informative.
It's worth it!
Mehetabel_R, June 2023
I was very glad to see that we skipped the line for the Vatican. The regular line to the Vatican was absolutely ridiculous. BE PREPARED that you still have to walk through a line with your tour guide and other tour groups but it moves along fairly quickly, you will go through security as well. We went on a Wednesday and it was absolutely packed inside which made it feel very crammed inside and not as enjoyable if less people. I would say book another day of the week and early morning! Norman was a great tour guide with alot of knowledge and passion for what he does. We enjoyed this tour aside from how crowded it was. Apparently the church will never deny entrance to people so they dont keep track of how many people they have let in for the day. Also, there is no other way to see the Sistine Chapel than to go through all the other museums.. Sistine Chapel is the last one but its absolutely beautiful when you get there!
Love the history!
Alesia_P, June 2023
Our guide, Marvin, was very knowledgable and made the experience come alive! The paintings and architecture are beautiful. Loved learning the history!
A fun and entertaining way to see the Sistine Chap and the Vatican museums.
Daniel_L, June 2023
I loved seeing the Sistine Chapel in real life, and my tour guide Paula explained the whole story of the Sistine Chapel very well. It was very nice to skip the line to see the Basilica of St. Peter. I enjoyed this tour very much.
Best Viator of Italy- Vatican City- Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica- skip the line
Connie_V, June 2023
Our tour guide, Norman, was one of the most knowledgeable of tour guides - we have ever had. He had an in-depth mastery of Roman and Greek History as well as the history of Catholicism.
Great guide!
Michael_D, June 2023
My family and I really enjoyed our Vatican tour with Filipo. He was an enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and engaging guide who was able to keep us moving and well informed; even with the crazy crowds we were facing during our visit. Highly recommend this tour. The skip the line access alone is worth this tour as the lines were 3-4 hours of waiting time.

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