Guided tour

Rome: Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel Official Guided Tour

Rome: Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel Official Guided Tour

Likely to sell out Booked 69 times yesterday

From US$ 40.02 per person

Likely to sell out Booked 69 times yesterday

Enjoy skip-the-ticket-line entry to see the awe-inspiring art and design of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. Uncover the important religious history of these buildings with your guide.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Duration 2 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English, Spanish, Italian, French, German

Experience

Highlights
  • Experience the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel with the assistance of an enthusiastic guide
  • Get speedy access inside the museums with a skip-the-ticket-line ticket
  • Explore the astonishing interiors and artworks inside Rome's most iconic buildings
  • Marvel at Michaelangelo’s “The Creation of Adam”
  • Enjoy the official guided tour of Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
Full description

Skip the ticket line and gain fast access to both the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. Once inside, meet your guide who will conduct your tour and reveal the intriguing story behind the seminal design. Enter the Pio Clementino Museum and get up close to the astonishing classical Roman and Greek sculptures, before walking through to the Gallery of the Candelabras which is populated with majestic marble structures throughout.

Continue on to see the 40 maps frescoed on the walls of the Gallery of the Geographical Maps, the hanging renaissance artworks at Gallery of the Tapestries, and the four Raphael Rooms. Finally, marvel at Michelangelo's fresco "The Creation of Adam" in the Sistine Chapel.

Includes
  • Skip-the-ticket-line entrance
  • Official guided tour
  • Ticket to St.Peter's Basilica. Entry is free however it is not guaranteed due to crowd control
  • Access to St. Peter's Basilica's dome
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • All participants are required to bring and wear FFP2 masks. Blue surgical masks will not be accepted

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Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Passport or ID card for children

Not allowed

  • Shorts

Know before you go

  • You must cover your shoulders and knees to visit the Vatican and may be refused entry if you do not adhere to the dress code
  • St Peter’s Basilica and the Square may be closed on Wednesday mornings due to Papal Audience
  • Children under 6 years old go free of charge
  • Late arrivals will not be accommodated
  • All visitors must pass through airport-style security. During high season the wait at security may be up to 30 minutes.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 2398 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.2/5
  • Service
    4/5
  • Organization
    4.5/5

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The tour was interesting and the guide was knowledgable. As the museum was extremely busy it was difficult to keep up and see the guide at times. We only saw a small part of the museum though the guide did recommend other parts for us to go and see after. It would have been good if the tour was extended slightly and these parts were included with the guide too. A quick toilet and refreshment stop during the tour would have been good too as it was so hot!

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August 9, 2022

I recommend to anyone who wants to see the Vatican museums to do so with a guide. The museums are huge and the guide is able to make a selection based on the length of the visit. Also our guide was very knowledgeable and gave explanations that made sense of what we were seeing

August 6, 2022

Excellent visit accompanied by a guide giving lots of information and anecdotes. We started with an explanation of the works of the Sistine Chapel because once inside, silence is requested. We continued with a visit to the Vatican Museum, ending with the Sistine Chapel where we were able to appreciate the works mentioned earlier by the guide. To recommend without hesitation !

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August 6, 2022

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