Vatican City Tour: Vatican Museums Sistine Chapel and Vatican Basilica

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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 Guided Tour
  • St. Peter's Basilica Guided Tour
  • Skip the Line Tickets
  • If St. Peter's Basilica is closed, Rafael Rooms will be visited instead
  • St. Peter's Basilica tour is not Guaranteed
  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Tours starting from 14:45 will not visit St. Peter's Basilica
  • St. Peter's Basilica is subject to last minute closure

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

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 3:30 pm will not be allowed to 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
  • Most travelers can participate
  • St. Peter's Basilica tour is not Guaranteed
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 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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Traveler 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.
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Good experience - sad to not get to se the Basilica of Peter
Gudrun_K, Mar 2023
A afternoon trip that started late due to some trouble in documenting the group members. Some guests were not very helpful and patient. The guide did a good job to try the best and got some bad comments from attendants. She however stood her guidance and did a great job. We missed seeing the Basilica of Peter due to the crowding and late start. That was unfortunate. The tour was very informative.
Great tour
Joanne_H, Mar 2023
Amazing day, skipped the queues, and had plenty of time looking at the sights. Also a very knowledgeable tour guide, Maria-Theresa.
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Madeleine_l, Mar 2023
Sienna(?) was a fantastic guide! We enjoyed it much more than had we gone alone. Didn’t include the basilica due to an event but we just went back later that day as it’s free entry
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Well organized and informative
Sofia_T, Mar 2023
The tour was well organized and the tour guide was very informative. It was a very long walk through the Vatican museum which was extremely busy, however the tour guide successfully engaged with everyone and explain the history of all major exhibits.
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The Vatican Tour
Jennifer_L, Mar 2023
The Sistine Chapel was amazing but it took too long to get there. Our tour guide took a little longer than expected. In fact, we waited an hour to just get inside. I felt like this tour could have been better organized. Things were just too drawn out.
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Vatican City, a must!!
Lori_C, Mar 2023
To visit the Vatican was a blessing. It was so beautiful. Our guide, Alberto, was very good. The art work, paintings, tapestry were amazing!
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HeatherM, Mar 2023
Tour guide was great however due to the rain, her colleagues were late or didn’t show leaving her to try and figure out several groups at the same time. Our tour started almost 30 min late but once inside, it was great. She was very knowledgeable and thorough with everything. Felt a bit rushed with very little time to actually look at some things. Hard to say if it was due to starting later or this was the way the tour was. All in all a good tour, just needed more time.
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Great Experience
Pamela_M, Mar 2023
Easy to book and find the guide. The guide a was excellent. She took time beyond explaining what we saw, to answer questions, enhance our experience.
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Gillian_M, Mar 2023
Too much information given at the start, was a rush to get to the sistine Chapel where once inside we were almost ushered back out. It was too busy, cramped and very warm, it felt almost unsafe. We bought tickets to include the basilica but we were never shown it as the guards shut the door and said we were too late. This was disappointing given we had paid for it.
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Great tour
janice_w, Mar 2023
Tour guide was the best , we enjoyed her keeping the tour active and knowledgeable . We will tell our friends
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Michelle_E, Mar 2023
The entire experience the omboence the opulence of all the churches the relics of the past The entire experience
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Amazing artwork!
Shaarika_K, Mar 2023
Our guide was awesome. She gave us the full history of Vatican City, context of the artwork, and led us swiftly through the highlights of the museum . We also got to see the Sistine chapel and St Peter’s Basilica! Truly incredible collections!
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It was very crowed that day.
Alicia_T, Mar 2023
The Vatican tour was memorable to me in how easily our guide directed us through the heavy crowds on the day we went to the Vatcan Museum, St Peters Badilica and Sistine Chapel, she was an expert guide.
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Great tour
Conor_H, Mar 2023
Deborah was an extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide. Would recommend to anyone going to Rome.
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Dont book this tour- Tour Guide Was A No Show
Brenden_Y, Mar 2023
Find a different tour guide for this trip. The tour guide was not at the listed meeting point and left early. We knew we were cutting it close on time and called ahead to let the operator know at 1415 with a start time of 1430. We called the number provided to give them a notice. We arrived at 1427 and did not see a group of people gathered at the meeting point. We called the tour operator again at 1429 and he said they had left with a group of 68 people and had waited for us. They said a picture was taken of the big group leaving the meeting point and have still not provided the picture after request.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
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Great choice!
Lisa_D, Mar 2023
Our guide was fantastic. She was very informative and we learned a lot. I would absolutely recommend.
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Our tour guide was...
Eny_M, Mar 2023
Our tour guide was excellent. Unfortunately, our reservation was changed from the morning to late afternoon. Consequently, we were not able to see everything because some of the sites at the Vatican close at 4:00 p.m. Therefore, we felt robed from the experience.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Hello, thank you for your Feedback, changes came due to technical issues and the afternoon tour covers all the attractions the same like the morning Vatican museums close at 18:30 so all the afternoon covers everything Best wishes
Vatican museum and Sistine Chapel beautiful
Christopher_O, Mar 2023
Beautiful sculptures and artwork. Great history lesson. Only downside is microphone was buggy at start
Excellent guide!
Gareth_K, Mar 2023
Informative and overwhelming but also exhausting. The guided tour through the Vatican museums was then followed by a chance to visit St Peter's and avoid the considerable queues. Be prepared to set aside the better part of a day. An excellent guide as well combining extensive knowledge with humour!
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Horrible tour guide..I would NOT recommend! We have 2 other tours booked thru viator Florence and Venice I may cancel?
Jill_R, Mar 2023
Unfortunately our guide struggled with her English( unacceptable for an English tour when u come all the way from the USA to see the Vatican ) We cold not hear her, she did not wait for everybody. It was a terrible experience.
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