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ATTRACTIONS & GUIDED TOURS
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Essential Vatican guided tour: Skip-the-line Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel

Free cancellation
Duration: up to 2 hours 30 minutes
Language: English, Italian, French, Spanish, German
Availability: Varied
Mobile voucher accepted
Safety measures applied

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Visit must-see locations such as the Courtyards of the Vatican City, the Gallery of Tapestries and the Sistine Chapel

Admire the beauty of the Vatican with your expert guide

Enjoy a more personalized experience with smaller group tours

What to expect

Get the most out of your visit and discover all the treasures of the Vatican! Skip the long lines and learn about the fascinating collections from a professional guide.

This experience will allow you to go inside the Vatican Museums and admire renowned artworks of Michelangelo and Raffaello. Visit the famous Courtyards of the Vatican City, the Gallery of Tapestries and the Gallery of the Candelabra. Seize the opportunity to marvel at the Sistine Chapel and Michelangelo's undisputed masterpiece.

Finally, as you exit out into St. Peter’s Square, you will also see Bernini’s optical illusion of the columns.

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COVID-19 information

The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.

Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds

The experience complies with government regulations

What’s included

Faster than skip-the-line access to the Vatican Museums

All entrance and reservation fees to the Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums

Expert tour guide

Audio headsets when necessary

What’s not included

Hotel pick-up and drop-off

Food/Beverage

Location

Via Tunisi, 4, 00192 Roma RM, Italy

Meeting point:

Make sure to be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the departure of the tour. Coordinators will be wearing blue polo shirts or jackets for easy recognition.

Please meet at the corner of Viale Vaticano and Via Tunisi, between Caffè Vaticano and Hotel Alimandi Vaticano. The guide will be waiting at the bottom of the wide steps across the street from the entrance of the Vatican Museums. The closest metro stop is Ottaviano-Musei Vaticani (red line A).

Latecomers cannot be accommodated or will not be eligible for a refund.

Cancellation policy

Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the activity begins.

Important to know

  • Please note that small group tours will have no more than 12 participants and regular group tours will have no more than 20 participants. Meeting points and inclusions are the same for both tours
  • In case of unexpected closures of some of the areas inside the Museums, the guide may have to slightly modify the itinerary. For example, if some of the internal connecting areas are closed for safety reasons, Raphael's Rooms may be replaced with the Pio Clementino Museum, where Laocoon and Apollo Belvedere statues can be found
  • Please note that the time and date of the tour cannot be modified after purchase
  • Guests with wheelchairs cannot be accommodated on this tour
  • Strollers or baby carriages are not allowed on this tour
  • This tour involves a fair amount of walking and stairs