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

Roma, Italy

From $54.02

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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)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 200 travelers
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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Perfect experience
Antonios_G, Apr 2023
Perfect tour with tremendous experiences and very best tour guide! I would 100 %recommend the tour to my best friend!
Mind blowing.
yvette_l, Apr 2023
Marcus was very clear and precise in his instructions,and amazing knowledge....we really appreciated, that any questions we asked where answered. We also appreciated his very light humour. Many thanks for an amazing day .
The best way to see the Vatican
Jonathan_K, Apr 2023
Great tour, and the best way to see inside the Vatican City. Well with the money. Our fantastic, knowledgeable guide Shak explained the history of the Vatican State, St. Peter's Basilica, and the art within, in a gripping and engaging way. She also shared some personal tips re. good views around the city/where to get some good food after the tour! From a practical point of view, this tour took away the organisational headache of tickets, queues, route finding, etc. and allowed me to relax and enjoy the information and experience. I think visiting the Vatican without a guide would have been difficult, but thanks to Shak I thoroughly enjoyed my visit. I highly recommend this!
It was nice to not wait...
Todd_R, Mar 2023
It was nice to not wait in line but your is quick and hits only highlights. Would have liked more time to explore.
Busy but fun and informative.
Linda_P, Mar 2023
The skip-the-line part of the tour is essential. We went off season and the queue was almost 2 hours without this! The Vatican museum part of the tour will be busy. Our guide got us through the crowds and made sure we saw the most in the museum. The Basilica was were the tour guide could really show their stuff as it was much less crowded and we could take more time to see everything.
Great tour
Shaun_G, Mar 2023
Great tour and guide with lots of interesting facts about the Vatican it’s worth seeing while in Rome
The tour in general was...
Moe_A, Mar 2023
The tour in general was good and the tour guide cared about the location and the topic. I think the schedule of the tour can be improved. We stayed too long in some parts and went by to fast at others.
Laura was great!
Charlie_K, Mar 2023
Laura was really informative and engaging. Very cool tour seeing all the Vatican has to offer, from museum to Sistine Chapel to St. Peter’s Basilica.
Nah for me
Candace_J, Mar 2023
Insanely crowded, which is to be expected here. But trying to follow along with a tour guide who was talking into your earpiece/radio while moving along with a large group was just too much.
Great tour!
Kate_F, Mar 2023
Great tour! So much to see and learn. I don’t think I would have made it through the longer tour but I would love to do another 3 hr tour. We had a wonderful guide who gave us a lot of information and stories.
Just what we wanted!
Brian_P, Mar 2023
A perfect 3 hours for my family with small children to get a quick tour of the Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s. Our tour guide, Felipo, was great. He helped us navigate through some unforeseen issues with the day. Would absolutely recommend to anyone with small children who just want a quicker tour.
Fun your
Rosa_N, Mar 2023
Tour guy was great was traveling with 8 year old and teens and the tour covered a lot in an adequate time.
Tour good
maryann_f, Mar 2023
Tour guide could of spoke louder and had a hard time keeping up with guide because of the crowds. Would recommend tour to friends.
Beautiful place
Kevin_P, Mar 2023
To jump the ridiculous queue is a must, strongly advise this. We were lucky to have Lucia for our guide, her English was very good, clear with a good sense of humour too. Knowledge was impeccable, answered all questions with detailed answers. To see such beauty with your own eyes was a privilege. Definitely try to do the early tour if you can.
Great way to get an overview of the vatican
Phillip_M, Mar 2023
Had a great time with Phillipo. He was very knowledgeable and helping and kept everyone well together. I highly recommend getting a guided your of the Vatican as the amount of stuff to see can be overwhelming. Even with 3 hours it felt like we barely scratched the surface. I would like to go back and look at some of the art for a bit longer but understand why with the time limit Philippi had to keep us moving.
I think the tour was cut...
Leon_B, Mar 2023
I think the tour was cut short & although told they couldn't come into the basicalla for the Vatican a lot of others had tour guides so I'm a bit skeptical of why they couldn't still but other than that the information at times felt a bit lackluster. It wasn't bad but it tfelt a lot of information was thought up on the spot but that could've been down to the guide already doing one prior to us by 2 hours.
I would highly recommend...
Michelle_O, Mar 2023
I would highly recommend this tour. We booked the early tour on Saturday 18th of March and could not have asked for more. Our tour started early because all participants arrived early and we were thrilled to get going early. Our tour guide was absolutely fantastic. She was so knowledgeable and approachable. She gave us lots of information and sprinkled lots of humour throughout our time together. We were able to skip all the long queues and had lots of time to see everything with the guidance of our tour guide. The headsets worked really well and we could clearly make out what our tour guide was telling us. All in all, a fantastic experience and I would recommend this to everyone. Thank you again for a fantastic tour
Great tour
Richard_R, Mar 2023
All great tour and guide Norman very knowledgeable and easy to listen to. Access to sistine chapel and basilica good.
Colin_L, Mar 2023
This was an excellent tour with a very great guide. It helped a ton to skip lines and learn about the history from a guide
Great experience
GeirAndre_R, Mar 2023
Shak was a very pleasant guide, easy to understand and a great storyteller! She managed our way around smoothly on a busy day and pointed out so many interesting details.