Vatican Museums Sistine Chapel with the Basilica or Rafael Rooms

Roma, Italy
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From USD 60.26

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


First, enjoy the luxury of skip-the-line tickets and bypass the stressful queues. Enter the Vatican and start your tour with a visit to the Vatican Museum, a true spectacle for everyone who visits. Your tour itinerary through the museum is specialized to focus on the most important parts of the site. Next, you will visit the Sistine Chapel. Once inside you will get to marvel at this glorious place, not to mention, see in the flesh, Michelangelo's masterpiece depicting the last judgement, on the ceiling. This is a true sight to behold. Finish your tour in front of the Basilica of St. Peter, the biggest church in the world. Our guide will give You an introduction about the Basilica and you are free to stay inside all the time you want.
  • Guided tour of the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica
  • See art by Renaissance masters like Botticelli, Perugino, and Raphael
  • Marvel at Michelangelo's masterpiece in the Sistine Chapel
  • Learn more about the legendary works from an expert guide
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure

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 '' Tours of Rome ''

End point

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

What To Expect

Sistine Chapel

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Vatican Museums

2 hours Admission Ticket Included

St. Peter's Basilica

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please cover between your shoulders and knees to be allowed inside the Vatican
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • 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 14:30 will not 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 Musums
  • Most travellers can participate
  • 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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Traveller Tips

Try to catch the morning tour so that you the option to venture on your own in the Vatican .
I can recommend taking a tour, especially as you don’t want to be queuing up for either the museums or the basilik (February is calm, but the queues still looked horrid from afar).
Does get extremely crowded and hot going through the building.


1,290 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travellers.
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Colosseum your
Demian_P, June 2023
Great tour and explanation of the historic landmarks .The kids enjoyed the sights and impressed with the foliage.
Breathtaking and Important
Dianne_H, June 2023
Incredible history and very knowledgeable guide. A must do tour when in Rome. Only recommend is to book tour early in the day to see St Peter Basilica because it closes at 5:00.
Vatican Museums
Alvin_B, June 2023
The tour guide was very good, but the museums were so crowded that you could not really see anything. And most of the stuff that you could see was broken parts and pieces. The Sistine chapel was beautiful as you would expect, but it was very very crowded, and they constantly yelled at people to be quiet.
Sistine Chapel ,...
Francisco_P, June 2023
Sistine Chapel , unfortunately, too many people inside . The guide was wonderfull and knew a lot about what she was talking
Did not meet expectations
Piyali_D, June 2023
This was advertised as a VIP tour and the experience didn’t feel like it at all. The entry was chaotic and we waited more than 30 mins in the sun. Later was rushed through the tour.
Michael_V, June 2023
Debrorah was a wonderful person and a super knowledgeable tour guide. She knew so much about the museum and the Vatican. I have been the the Vatican a few times in the past. I learned so much this time.
Crowded !
Brad_S, June 2023
Lots to see, not enough time, too many people ! Crowds were unreal, guide and group could not move. What we did see was impressive !
Worth the visit.
Melissa_M, June 2023
I loved the nap room the best. There were a lot of great statues and tiles as well. The Sistine chapel was great. So was St. Peter’s Square.
Highly recommend
Megan_D, June 2023
Our tour guide was an excellent. Very knowledgeable, kind and a great sense of humor. The tour was a good amount of time and extensive.
Great tour!
Katy_S, June 2023
Our tour guide, Giorgio, was friendly and knowledgeable and made the tour fun and informative. My two kids (ages 13 and 16) were kept engaged and we all learned new things.
Great day at the Vatican
Bradley_B, June 2023
Guide was very well informed. Chapel and being able to participate in the Holy Rosary prayer and Confession.
Excellent tour
Helen_C, June 2023
We did tour yesterday with Alberto. He was an excellent guide. Very informative & educational. He was easy to understand and was good at moving the tour along. Thanks Alberto!! PS It was great to skip the queue also! Helen & Brett Perth, Australia
Save yourself and skip this tour!
Carol_G, June 2023
Unfortunately, we ignored the low star reviews on this tour at our own peril. We could not have had a worse experience to see the amazing artwork at the Vatican. Our guide was nice, but her ability to communicate in English was hampered by her strong Italian accent. It was simply hard to hear and understand her. Our guide also took too much time describing rooms or artwork that the group seemed to have lost interest in. One example is we spent about 8 minutes overlooking a parking lot as she described the parking lot. That's a true story! We tuned her out and after that, we turned in our speaker/headphones and finished the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel on our own. It was such a disappointment! This tour was all about the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel, with no grounds. So, if you're interested in something other than just a museum tour, skip this and find another option.
Response from Host, June 2023
Dear valued customer, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback regarding your recent tour of the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel. We deeply regret that your experience did not meet your expectations, and we sincerely apologize for any inconveniences caused. We strive to provide exceptional service to all of our guests, and it is disheartening to hear that we fell short on this occasion. We appreciate your honesty regarding the language barrier you encountered with your guide. We understand that clear communication is essential for an enriching tour experience, and we apologize for any difficulties you faced in understanding our guide due to her strong Italian accent. We will take your feedback into account and make necessary improvements to ensure that our guides effectively communicate with our English-speaking guests. Regarding the duration spent on certain rooms and artwork, we apologize if it felt excessive and caused disinterest within the group. We understand the importance of maintaining a good pace during the tour and focusing on the most significant highlights. We will review our itinerary and ensure that the tour is well-balanced, providing adequate time to appreciate the artwork while considering the interests of the group as a whole. We appreciate your comment about the lack of grounds included in the tour. While our focus is primarily on the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel, we understand that some guests may prefer a more comprehensive experience. We will take this into consideration when designing future tour options and provide alternatives that cater to a wider range of interests. Once again, we sincerely apologize for the disappointment you experienced during your visit. We value your feedback as it helps us improve our services and deliver better experiences to our customers. We would love the opportunity to make it up to you and restore your faith in our tours. Please feel free to reach out to our customer service team, and we will gladly assist you in finding an alternative tour option that better aligns with your preferences. Thank you for bringing these concerns to our attention. We appreciate your patronage and hope to have the opportunity to serve you better in the future. Best regards, Tours of Rome Management
Kimberly_A, June 2023
The Vatican was very crowded during a 2:30 pm tour on a Monday. Inside was very hot and SO many people and other tour groups. It was hard to hear our guide using the headset provided. Time was short to get to St Peters Basilica before 5pm closing so we had to leave the tour early to move quicker.
Response from Host, June 2023
Dear valued customer, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience you encountered during your tour of the Vatican. We understand that the crowds and heat made your visit less enjoyable than anticipated. The Vatican is undoubtedly one of the most popular tourist destinations in Rome, and it can get extremely crowded, especially during peak hours. We strive to manage the number of visitors, but unfortunately, it can be challenging to control the crowd levels entirely. We apologize if the high number of people and other tour groups affected your ability to fully appreciate the experience. Additionally, we regret that you found it difficult to hear your guide through the provided headset. We will address this issue with our team to ensure better audio quality for future tours. We understand that time constraints can be frustrating, particularly when trying to explore such a magnificent site like St. Peter's Basilica. The closing time at 5 pm does impose some limitations on our tours. We apologize if this forced you to leave the tour early to ensure you could visit the Basilica before it closed. Your feedback is of utmost importance to us, as it helps us improve our services. We appreciate your patience and understanding in this matter. Please be assured that we will review your comments internally to identify areas where we can make enhancements to our tours, such as managing the crowd flow and providing better audio equipment. We value your business and hope that you will consider giving us another opportunity to provide you with an exceptional tour experience in the future. If you have any further concerns or questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to our customer service team, and we will be more than happy to assist you. Thank you once again for your valuable feedback. Sincerely, Tours of Rome Management
Great tour, bring water!
Jackson_N, June 2023
The tour guide was very knowledgeable. Remember, however, to bring water with you! There is almost no chance to get some while on the tour.
Too crowded
Michelle_N, June 2023
We were happy to be able to skip the line with this tour. Unfortunately it does not seem that the Vatican controls the number of people that can be in there at any time. We were packed in like sardines which took away from the experience of getting to see everything. Our tour guide explained things very well. I am glad they have the panels outside so she could explain the Sistine Chapel frescoes but there was too long between the panels and when we were in there to remember it all. We enjoyed being able to explore St. Peter’s on our own as well as St. Peter’s square
Despite numerous attempts...
Steven_W, June 2023
Despite numerous attempts to contact our tour operator they never got back to us. Our meeting point was a place where there were 50 other tour operators and our VIP tour made no attempt to reach back out to us when we were trying to find them and then said we were late and left us despite us searching for them in the crowd of others at the meeting point for 20 minutes
Response from Host, June 2023
Dear valued customer, We apologize for the inconvenience you experienced with our tour operator. We understand your frustration and disappointment with the lack of response and the difficulties you faced in locating our VIP tour at the crowded meeting point. We sincerely apologize for not being readily available to assist you during this situation. It is our utmost priority to provide exceptional customer service, and we regret that we fell short of your expectations. We appreciate your feedback and want to assure you that we take these matters seriously. We will investigate this incident thoroughly to determine what went wrong and take appropriate measures to prevent such occurrences in the future. In order to make it right, we would like to offer you the opportunity to reschedule your VIP tour at a time convenient for you, free of charge. We value your business and want to ensure that you have a positive experience with Tours of Rome. Please let us know your preferred date and time for the rescheduled tour, and we will do our best to accommodate your request. Once again, we sincerely apologize for the inconvenience caused and thank you for bringing this matter to our attention. We look forward to the opportunity to make amends and provide you with an outstanding VIP tour experience. Best regards, Tours of Rome Management
Better to do your own
Jana_J, June 2023
‘Checking in’ was longwinded and took 30 min Went through the museum and couldn’t hear the guide most of the time as the headphones given by Vatican were not great. Has only little time in the st. Paul’s church itself.
Response from Host, June 2023
Dear valued customer, Thank you for providing us with your feedback regarding your recent experience with Tours of Rome. We apologize for any inconvenience you may have encountered during the check-in process, which took longer than expected and resulted in a 30-minute delay. We regret to hear that you experienced difficulties with the provided headphones during the museum tour, leading to difficulties in hearing the guide. We understand the importance of clear audio to fully appreciate the guided experience. We will make sure to communicate this issue with the Vatican authorities to ensure the quality of the equipment is improved for future tours. We also understand your disappointment with the limited time spent in St. Paul's Church. We strive to offer comprehensive experiences to our customers, including ample time for exploration and appreciation of each site. We will review our itineraries to ensure sufficient time is allocated for visits to all attractions. At Tours of Rome, we value our customers' feedback as it helps us identify areas for improvement. We appreciate you bringing these concerns to our attention, and we will take them into account to enhance the quality of our services. Please feel free to reach out to our customer support team if there is anything else we can assist you with. Thank you for choosing Tours of Rome, and we hope to have the opportunity to provide you with an improved experience in the future. Best regards, Tours of Rome Management
Our guide was AMAZING! So...
Chris_F, June 2023
Our guide was AMAZING! So prepared; so knowledgeable; and so excellent in sharing her knowledge, especially under the stress of being surrounded by the press of so many other tourists.
Overly crowed
Delores_E, June 2023
Not the tours fault but too many groups are allowed and not enough space to accommodate them. Our headphones barely worked. Not sure why the tour company didn’t use their own . The audio cut in and out constantly! After walking around waiting for what seemed like forever the guide gave us just 10 minutes to see the Sistine chapel. We were taken to St Peters to look on our own and that was the whole tour.This was not entirely the guide’s fault but it was definitely overpriced for what you got!
Response from Host, June 2023
Dear valued customer, We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience you experienced during your recent tour with us. While we understand that the overcrowding and lack of space were not within our control, we apologize for any discomfort caused. We constantly strive to provide the best possible experience for our customers, and we appreciate your feedback regarding the issue with the headphones. We will certainly look into improving this aspect and ensuring the equipment is in optimal condition for future tours. Regarding the limited time allocated for the Sistine Chapel, we regret any disappointment this may have caused. Due to the high volume of visitors and time restrictions imposed by the site management, we are sometimes required to adhere to strict timeframes. However, we acknowledge that this may not have allowed you sufficient time to fully appreciate the beauty of the chapel. We apologize if the tour did not meet your expectations in terms of value for money. We strive to provide high-quality experiences at a fair price, and we appreciate your feedback in this regard. Your comments will be taken into consideration as we continuously evaluate and improve our offerings. We value your patronage and hope to have the opportunity to serve you again in the future. If there's anything else we can assist you with or if you have any further feedback, please feel free to reach out to us. Warm regards, Tours of Rome Management

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