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

Badge of ExcellenceRoma, Italy

From $90.31

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


Save time in the smallest country in the world with priority access tickets to the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica. This hassle-free tour take you to some of the Vatican's must-see sights. Rather than get lost in the enormous churches and museums, your guide picks the best sights for you to see.
  • Save time with pre-reserved, skip-the-line tickets
  • Receive personalized attention on a small-group tour
  • Get personal headsets so you can hear your guide clearly
  • An easy way to see the highlights of the Vatican City

What's Included

  • Skip-the-line access to the Vatican Museums
  • A small group tour with a local tour guide
  • English-speaking licensed tour guide
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Skip-the-line entry to St. Peter's Basilica
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Skip-the-line for the Sistine Chapel
  • Easy meet up point to our office.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Via Santamaura, 14b
    Via Santamaura, 14b, 00192 Roma RM, Italy

    The meeting point is Via Santamaura 14B - What a Life Tours Office

End point

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

    The tour ends inside St.Peter's Basilica.

What To Expect

What a Life Tours

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Vatican City (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements.
  • While the Vatican Museums are equipped with elevators for wheelchair access, they are not conveniently located on the group tour route and only give access to specific sections of the Museums. As a result, we cannot accommodate wheelchairs on this tour.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

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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Vatican tour
Donald_C, Mar 2023
Gabriel was FANTASTIC one of the best tours I have ever had very knowledgeable patient with us taking pictures just a delightful day
really great tour guide. ...
Katherine_D, Mar 2023
really great tour guide. knowledable and very easy to understand. We learnt a lot in the 3 hours we shared
Poor audio quality
Kathleen_C, Mar 2023
Of the three tours that we took, this was the only one that wasn’t great. The small group worked well, but the audio equipment was poor- difficult to hear and understand the guide. The guide was only average- not particularly informative or engaging.
Great tour
Stacey_W, Mar 2023
Elaine was awesome! What a great exerience and a start to our trip in Italy. Highly recommended tour!
Great tour!
danalsam2, Mar 2023
Our guide, “mama” was excellent and knowledgeable- she kept us together in a sea of crowds and answered all questions- learned so much!
Packed with information
Clayton_D, Mar 2023
Lucia was very knowledgeable and informative about everything on our tour. She is amazing! The tour was fast paced but we had plenty of time to take in the sights.
Wonderful experience
Simon_G, Mar 2023
Our guide was so knowledgeable Best tour I have ever been on. I would highly recommend take my this tour. The history lesson alone is worth it.
Natalie was an excellent...
Aicha_W, Mar 2023
Natalie was an excellent tour guide. She was very knowledgeable and ensured we were all together the entire tour.
Don’t miss this tour at the Vatican
Bryce_R, Mar 2023
We took the 3 hour tour of the Vatican museum, Sistine chapel, and St. Paul’s cathedral with our tour guide, Elaine. The tour was so much better than trying to see all of it on our own or use an audio guide. Elaine was knowledgeable, funny, and gave us some in depth history to some topics without overwhelming us with information. She gave us information unlikely to be heard with another tour guide and was an expert on all things Italy and Vatican. Additionally, our group size was only 10 people so we felt a personal connection to Elaine through the entire tour. I would recommend this tour to everyone and would happily do it again to learn more each time. Elaine’s unique depth of knowledge, experience, and wit provided the absolute best tour possible. So much so, that other groups kept listening in to what she was saying as it was all very captivating. This is one of the best tour companies we’ve used, and make sure to ask for Elaine.
I learned so much and Elaine is the bomb!
Kim_V, Mar 2023
Elaine !!! fantastic British tour guide, knowledgeable, passionate about what she does and funny. I learned so much on this tour and the 3 hours flew by. Thank you Elaine! You helped make our experience in Europe so unforgettable.
Thank you Elaine for a perfect tour.
shawn_c, Mar 2023
The small group tour is highly recommended. The three hours passed by too quickly in part because our guide Elaine was truly exceptional; extremely knowledgeable and humorous.
Learn things you didn’t know about the history of Rome !
Linda_C, Mar 2023
Eugene our tour guide who in a short time became the groups friend … not only incredibly knowledgeable but kind and caring … as my aunt had a bad leg and he sure helped and didn’t rush us . Our group was wonderful. Sign up for this tour and ask for Eugene ! If your lucky he’ll be available… great experience
Great tour guide and first class tour company!
bobprager, Mar 2023
From the initial “hello” to the final “goodbye” this tour company treated its guests with friendliness and professionalism. Eugene, our guide, was very engaging and full of knowledge and enthusiasm. This was our most important tour in Rome and it was easily our best tour.
A Must Do
Dee_B, Feb 2023
There are so many to mention. But the bath the size of a small car. Our tour guide Fredirica was so knowledgeable and explained so much more. The opulence of the entire place just floored me. One pope outdoing the other for stautus. The Sistine Chapel needs no words. It is a serene holy place.
Outstanding tour
Karen_M, Feb 2023
The Sistine Chapel and unlimited time in the Basilica. Excellent guide. Good pacing. The time flies by!
Eugene deserves a raise.
Noah_W, Jan 2023
Our tour guide, Eugene, was by far the best part of the experience. He was very knowledgable, interactive, fun, engaging, and invested in making sure we all had a good tour. The museum and the Basilica were absolutely phenomenal and I would love to visit again someday.
Great experience; highly recommend
Bethany_W, Dec 2022
The tour guide was very knowledgeable and we learned a lot from Eugene. It was nice not to wait in long lines
Great tour! We appreciate all the information and care that was taken.
Anthony_A, Dec 2022
Our tour guide Elaine was wonderful, she was very knowledgeable. She made the history of the Vatican come to life and made it engaging.
Our tour was fantastic -...
Nora_B, Dec 2022
Our tour was fantastic - our guide Eugene was very knowledgeable & added a lot of humor to the tour. The three hours was just the right amount of time to see all the attractions of St.Peters, The Sixteenth Chapel & The Vatican.
Brett_P, Dec 2022
Our guide, Lucia, was outstanding. Many personal thoughts and insights and a wonderful knowledge of the Vatican. Thank you for a delightful afternoon.