Skip the Line Vatican Tour Vatican Museums Sistine Chapel

Roma, Italy

From $70.48

Select Date and Travelers

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


See the highlights of Vatican City ON this skip-the-line tour of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. Join a knowledgeable guide for a visit to the incomparable Vatican Museums—home to one of the most extensive and impressive art collections in the world. Admire the Raphael Rooms and take in the incomparable frescos of the Sistine Chapel.
  • Enjoy fast-track access past the lines at the popular Vatican Museums
  • Learn about the incredible art collections from an expert guide
  • Finish up a museum visit with time in the gorgeous Sistine Chapel

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

With this tour, a hotel pickup option drops you off straight at the meeting point.

What's Included

  • Exclusive Skip-the-line
  • Professional guide
  • Headsets
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Hotel pickup in central Rome (if option selected)
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach (if option selected)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Pickup service (if the option is not selected)

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • Piazza del Risorgimento
    Piazza del Risorgimento, Roma RM, Italy

    Meet at Piazza del Risorgimento at the 'Bar - Caffetteria L’Ottagono' at the centre of the square,

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

End point

  • Via delle Fondamenta
    Via delle Fondamenta, 00120 Città del Vaticano, Vatican City

    The tour ends near Piazza San Pietro square.

Pickup details

Your centrally located hotel in Rome

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship. 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
  • If you choose pick-up option, contact us no later than 24 hours, in order to reconfirm your pick-up schedule be ready in the lobby
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 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.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the pick up location?

A:We offer pick ups from most hotels. Let us know where you are staying in the 'Special Requirements' box in the Traveler Details section during checkout. Or you can let us know after booking by visiting 'Manage my Booking' and emailing us there.

Jul 2019

Q:Where is the meeting point?

A:Meeting point for the tour will be at Bar "L'Ottagono" in Piazza del Risorgimento.

Jul 2019

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Traveler Tips

Don't get separated from the group because you will have to play catch up and miss the experience.
Skip the line is must unless you want to spend hours queuing.
It is a long tour so be prepared to walk and and stand up a lot.
1,254 reviews
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Skip the tour. Not worth it.
Dan_R, Mar 2023
Way way way too crowded. Most of the 3 hours is spent waiting in long lines. We had a large group with a very nice and knowledgeable tour guide. However, the Vatican does not appear to limit crowds, making this one of the most unpleasant experiences of our trip to Italy.
Anthony_F, Mar 2023
Roxy was very knowledgeable and friendly! She highlighted so many interesting points throughout tour
Feast for the eyes
Kim_N, Mar 2023
Our guide shared historical information with reverence and humor. Lots of interesting behind the scene tidbits.
Nice tour, avoid the weekends
Diego_B, Mar 2023
Although visiting the Vatican is a must when you visit Rome for the first time our experience was not great, mainly because we went on a Saturday and it was packed with people. There was so many people that you were forced to walk faster than you might have wanted because there were a lot of tour groups. Our tour guide Alice was nice and very knowledgeable.
Not what we signed up for
Lisa_T, Feb 2023
The museums & chapel were extraordinary beautiful. There was so much to learn. While our tour guide did share a wealth of information, unfortunately it was as if we were on an art history tour (not what we signed up for). Our tour was 8:30am & we didn’t start the tour, ie, enter the actual museum until 10:30am. It was difficult listening to/focusing on over an hour’s description of the Sistine chapel paintings while just standing in an open courtyard … And, we specifically booked an early tour to avoid the crowds - it was painful to watch tour after tour head into the museum ahead of us, after their much briefer summary of the chapel paintings. It was crowded when we finally entered. Can’t say I would recommend this tour/guide. Disappointing
Beautiful place!
Camilla_F, Feb 2023
The host was actually nice, but we got headphones, and the sound was terrible!! So it made it really hard to follow. But very beautiful place!!
Stunningly Beautiful
Patti_H, Feb 2023
Absolutely breathtaking! It was incredible just being there and seeing all the art and St Peter’s! What a sight! Our guide was lovely, very informative!
The tour guide was very...
Suyeon_Y, Dec 2022
The tour guide was very knowledgeable and gave good information to understand and enjoy the tour. The line to enter was very very long and I was glad I chose to skip the line.
Maryann_E, Dec 2022
The long lines, wait, and crowds- we were not informed that our time changed and we got there five hours early because the chapel closed unexpectedly then we got rescheduled to what was perhaps the busiest time of the Vatican. It was unbelievably crowded. The lines were long and I probably would’ve been better if we did it on our own.
Good audio tour.
JeanO, Dec 2022
This tour was good. The guide Claudia was knowledgeable and friendly. The audio tour is great. The only downside, and has nothing to do with the tour companies is that the Vatican can get extremely crowded and can be overwhelming. I would advise going during a slow season for the best vatican tour.
Amazing tour!
Elizabeth_D, Dec 2022
I loved this tour. In spite of the horrible rainy day, Alicia made this tour an incredible one. She was so knowledgeable and took her time to answer all of our questions. Needless to say that the museums were amazing, St. Peter’s Basilica was breathtaking and we skipped the line!
Great tour!!
Emma_J, Nov 2022
This was amazing!! Once I got inside I realized how huge the museums are and how east it would be to get lost. Rita did a great job getting us to the main events ans explaining everything in detail. She was super friendly and excellent and keeping the group together but allowing us free time whenever possible. I'm so happy we did the Vatican with help. (Side note this was super accommodating, my mom has a tough time getting around and these guys were super helpful)
A great tour!
John_M, Nov 2022
Our guide George was awesome! He was so passionate and knowledgeable it made the tour. Also going to the head of the line saves a ton of time. Great tour. Thank you George!!!
Great guide, fantastic tour!
Alisha_R, Nov 2022
Our guide, Nicoletta, was very knowledgeable about everything from how to best navigate the crowds, to all the history and details! She kept the dialogue light and entertaining, while still being educational and ensuring that our group was respectful during our tour. She was lovely!
The Vatican museums and the Sistine Chapel
Janet_J, Oct 2022
Seeing the Sistine Chapel was amazing, Our guide was full of knowledge and information and made the whole experience very enjoyable. I feel that our experience was enriched having a guided tour.
Good tour
Leanne_R, Oct 2022
Pity that we were not made aware that the Vatican is closed on Wednesday's otherwise we would have booked another dat
Our guide was very well...
Morten_L, Oct 2022
Our guide was very well informed and good at presenting the informations. 5 stars for Letiza ☺️. A great place to visit.
Vatican Guide Professional
JERRY_B, Oct 2022
David was a terrific guide and was extremely knowledgeable of all phases of the Vatican. He made it informative and fun to hear the back facts behind the art. He is truly one great guide
Informative and interesting.
viator, Oct 2022
The Vatican museums, Sistine Chapel, and Saint Peter's Basilica are true world treasures. Skipping the lines for the tours made it really helpful. Very enjoyable.
Beautiful tour!
Maribel_S, Oct 2022
Great experience, totally in Spanish. Our guide, Irina, was amazing. She gave us very interesting information. Finishing with a visit to the St. Peter's Basilica, that was a memorable experience. I recommend this tour without any reserve!