Wheelchair Accessible Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel PrivateTour

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Skip the Line Wheelchair Accessible Vatican Tour Including Sistine Chapel

From $1,275.76

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 hours
  • Offered in: English


The buildings that make up the Vatican Museums are mostly wheelchair-friendly, but there are still some sections that can only be accessed by elevator or stairs. You can ensure you don’t miss out on the highlights of the Vatican on this specially designed tour that takes you along an entirely step-free route with an informative and helpful guide. Plus, you’ll skip the entrance line! Prepare to be wowed by the legendary art of the Sistine Chapel, Pinacoteca Gallery and Chiaramonti Museum on your private tour.
  • 3-hour wheelchair accessible Vatican tour with an expert guide
  • Enjoy skip-the-line entrance to the Vatican’s showstoppers including the Sistine Chapel
  • Follow an entirely step-free route, with all wheelchair and walking aid logistics arranged in advance
  • Visit the Pinacoteca Gallery and be awed by the portraits of Roman gods and emperors
  • Explore the countless sculptures and statues at the Chiaramonti Museum
  • Marvel at Michelangelo’s world-famous frescoes in the Sistine Chapel
  • Private tour, ensuring a personalized experience

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

On standard tours of the Vatican Museums, there are sections that can only be reached by stairs or elevator, which prevents some folks with walking disabilities from enjoying their visit. On this specially designed tour, guests in wheelchairs can enjoy an entirely step-free route.

What's Included

  • Professional guide
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Skip the line Entrance Tickets to the Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel
  • Free Wi-Fi at the meeting point
  • Bathroom access
  • Recharging station for your devices
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Visit to St Peter's Basilica (no entrance cost for main basilica)

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Via Germanico, 8
    Via Germanico, 8, 00192 Roma RM, Italy

    Closest stop, Metro A: Ottaviano station. Please be at the meeting point (Via Vespasiano 46b) atleast 25 minutes before the departure time, inside the office.

End point

  • Vatican Museums
    00120, Vatican City

What To Expect

Meet your guide in Vatican City to begin your wheelchair-friendly tour of the Vatican complex, home to one of the world's greatest art collections. You’ll be provided with a headset, which allows you to hear your guide’s commentary throughout your tour.

With your skip-the-line ticket, head past the entrance line and straight inside to start your exploration in the Pinacoteca Gallery, where you’ll see revered works of art like Raphael’s Transfiguration, Caravaggio’s Deposition from the Cross and Da Vinci’s unfinished St Jermone. Learn from your guide about the history of the gallery, which was created for Pope Pius XI, and the stories behind the paintings.

Next, visit the Chiaramonti Museum to gaze in wonder at the approximate 1,000 statues and sculptures of cherubs, gods and emperors that make up this arched gallery, founded in the early 1800s by Pope Pius VII. Hear about some specific pieces from your guide before continuing to the Sistine Chapel, home to Michelangelo’s iconic frescoed ceiling and the place where cardinals gather when it's time to elect new popes. Before you enter, your guide will provide a little insight about the chapel and Michelangelo's famed works inside like The Creation of Adam and The Last Judgement (talking isn’t permitted in the chapel). Your tour ends at the Sistine Chapel.

Please note: A valid disability identification card must be presented on the day of your tour. Those without walking disabilities, or those with a disability level of less than 74%, will be required to pay the entrance fee of approximately 23 euros (adult) or 16 euros (child) in addition to the cost of this guided tour. The entrance fee can be paid for in cash at the beginning of the tour.

Vatican Museums

2 hours 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Sistine Chapel

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please note: wheelchair is not provided to clients by the local supplier; you can rent it inside Vatican Museums (a valid document must be presented). Alternatively you can bring your own wheelchair.
  • Luggage storage NOT available
  • Please note, all visitors must pass through metal detectors at the security check point. Please expect to wait 20-30 minutes to clear security
  • A dress code is required to enter the Vatican Museums and knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. This dress code is strictly enforced and you will be refused entry if you fail to comply with requirements
  • This tour does not include a visit to St Peter's Basilica. However, you can visit St Peter's Basilica independently when the tour is over. Ask your guide to point you in the right direction
  • We cannot predict when individual museums will be crowded. In general, long lines are common at major attractions in summer, on most weekends, and during peak travel periods throughout the year (Christmas, Easter, local holidays). Our skip-the-line tickets enable you to skip the line if there is one. Unfortunately, there is no way to foresee which days and times are most crowded
  • Disabled ID Card must be presented on the day of the tour
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 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

The Vatican is a hard tour for those with mobility issues just from the sheer size of the museum, but Marcius, made it comfortable for my mother to truly enjoy herself.


16 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers.
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Unmitigated disaster….don’t do it…
Margaret_G, Jun 2023
Guide didn’t show. Agency attempted to fill in with non authorized tour guide after half hour who said they would “bring” us to another tour guide….at the Vatican… up a hill with broken concrete and cobbles…...but she couldn’t confirm the wheel chair would be allowed. This was a private, wheelchair accessible tour that cost over 600 dollars. Unmitigated disaster. When we got to the Vatican, the replacement tour guide wasn’t there. The agency employee said she understood that we were disappointed, but that there wasn’t anything she could do and suggested we join one of the tours that scalpers were aggressively hawking right outside… know the one next to the guys selling scarves and umbrellas and obviously credible, specifically handicapped tours…. We walked/pushed to the Vatican cab stand and took a cab (25 euros) back to our hotel (near the coliseum. Waste of 50 euro round trip cab trip. Waste of 1.5 hours of our valuable time in Rome. No one on the ground is empowered to do anything and when pressured to maintain the tour, they most definitely will attempt to bait and switch you and just have you accept it with “there’s nothing we can do”. Terrible experience. Absolutely avoid. Ruined the day in Rome.
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Debra_L, May 2023
How easy it was to meet our guide - he took us through the Vatican with ease and had a tremendous knowledge. I had sustained an injury to my knee so I had to be in a wheelchair which was difficult enough but our guide made sure we had the best experience we could.
beautiful tour and super tour guide. It really was helpful having the wheel chair and essentially a private tour!
steve_w, May 2023
beautiful tour and super tour guide. It really was helpful having the wheel chair and essentially a private tour!
We ask for refund as my...
Paul_J, Aug 2022
We ask for refund as my husbands knee falters snd he fell snd had to be taken to hotel immediatdly due to fall snd heat exhaustion
Great tour for anyone with mobility needs!
Desiree_O, Jul 2021
Marcius was an incredible guide. My mother had a walker and he constantly ensured her comfort. He is a historian with a great sense of humor so the tour was both academic but he also told the best anecdotal stories that had us laughing. The Vatican is a hard tour for those with mobility issues just from the sheer size of the museum, but Marcius, made it comfortable for my mother to truly enjoy herself. It’s been the highlight of the trip for us! Thank you!
Christine_U, Jun 2019
Had an incredible tour of the Vatican with Monica. She was so knowledgable and knew how to navigate us through the museum easily despite the crowds. Grazie! Grazie! Grazie!
Amy_D, Nov 2018
Our guide Ian was excellent, efficient, and kind. He was incredibly knowledgeable and navigated the whole tour for us with ease. He pushed my wheelchair for me and made sure I saw everything. Bravo. I can't recommend this highly enough.
A very nice tour
Larry_G, Oct 2018
Wheelchair tour was very nice. Chapel is beautiful. Still a distance to get to wheelchair rental. You should bring a pusher if you need one. A couple of steep ramps. Passing by the large crowds was very helpful. Guide was very nice.
Use a wheelchair for this tour
John_L, Jul 2018
We took a small group of friends on this tour, one in a wheelchair, one using a walker and one walking but with a bad hip. The tour guide was knowledgeable, patient and helpful, pulling the walker for long distances. The problem with this tour is the distance, for handicapped individuals trying to walk it (and the inevitable crowds). Overall, the distance was certainly several miles; ok for the person being pushed in a wheelchair, but exhausting for the person using a walker or walking with a bad hip. Viator should strongly recommend that all mobility challenged persons use or obtain a wheelchair from the Vatican Library for this tour.
The tour is amazing. Our guide (lady...
YenYen_S, Dec 2017
The tour is amazing. Our guide (lady) is fantastic.
Excellent tour guide - the whole family...
Michael N, Nov 2017
Excellent tour guide - the whole family found it interesting and enjoyable
Amazing , our guide Linda was so...
Michelle W, Oct 2017
Amazing , our guide Linda was so knowledgable, and we were moved at our pace with no queue, moving against the tide of people made for a great really informative visit .
Our family had a fantastic time on...
Bonnie M, May 2017
Our family had a fantastic time on this tour. Our guide, Davide, was outstanding. Extremely knowledgeable and personable. We arrived later than our scheduled time but Enjoy Rome just moved us to the next available time slot. Anyone thinking of having a Vatican tour should feel quite comfortable choosing this company for the experience.
We had an excellent tour of the...
Seth C, Oct 2015
We had an excellent tour of the Vatican. Our guide Sarah was so knowledgeable and really made it easy to navigate by wheelchair. I never could have made the tour without the wheelchair access and felt fortunate to have such an informative and efficient guide.

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