Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica guided tour
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Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica guided tour

Based on 3517 reviews
Free cancellation
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Do this because
  • Visit the Courtyards of the Vatican City and the Gallery of Tapestries
  • Admire the beauty of the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel
  • Enjoy a more personalized experience with a small group tour
What to expect

Discover the highlights of the world-famous Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica (only if option selected) all in one intimate fully guided tour.

This semi-private walking tour begins at the Vatican Museums where you'll skip the line and head straight inside. Explore the myriad of paintings, sculptures, and tapestries the Museums have to offer.

Your expert guide will then lead you to the Sistine Chapel. Bask in Da Vinci's illustrious and renowned ceiling frescoes as your guide enlightens you on its all-important history.

At last, your guide will escort you into St. Peter's Basilica to provide an overview of this spectacular church. At the end of the tour, you can remain inside or you may return outside to St. Peter's Square to admire Bernini's clever optical illusion and the Basilica's heavenly façade.

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What's included
  • check Skip-the-line access to the Vatican Museums
  • check Entrance fees to the Sistine Chapel
  • check Expert tour guides
  • check Audio headsets when necessary

Via Tunisi, 4, 00192 Rome RM, Italy

Meeting point:
Meet 15 minutes before the departure of the tour 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). Coordinators will be wearing blue polo shirts or jackets for easy recognition.
What to remember

Not suitable for:

  • Guests with wheelchairs or any other impairments requiring special assistance

Not allowed:

  • Strollers or baby carriages

Know in advance:

  • On Wednesday mornings St. Peter's Basilica may be closed to the public due to the Papal Audience taking place in St. Peter's Square. Customers who wish to visit the Basilica are advised to travel on another day
  • Saint Peter's Basilica is subject to last-minute closures for religious ceremonies. When this occurs, you'll be offered an extended tour of the Vatican Museums. In these cases, refunds or discounts won't be provided
  • 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
  • St. Peter's Basilica is included only if the option has been selected
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Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

What people say about this experience



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  • Linda

    From United States of America - May 2024

    Travelled with family


    25 - 34 years old


    Overall rated


    Our guide was amazing. The crowds were big but our guide kept us going

  • BirWi

    From United States of America - May 2024

    Travelled as a couple