Guided tour

Best of the Vatican: Fast Track Highlights

Best of the Vatican: Fast Track Highlights

From US$ 66.79 per person

See all the highlights of Vatican City with a licensed Vatican guide and enjoy priority entrance to the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel. Marvel at the vast collections of art and your morning with an optional visit to St. Peter's Basilica.

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Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 2.5 hours
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English, Spanish


  • Skip the ticket lines at the Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's, and the Vatican Museums
  • See all the highlights of Vatican City
  • Learn about Vatican history and the museum collections from knowledgeable, licensed tour guides
Full description
Skip the ticket line to see the best of the Eternal City: the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and make an optional visit to St. Peter's Basilica! You will be accompanied by an experienced, licensed Vatican guide throughout. During the morning tour see the highlights of arguably the most important collection of art in the world. The museum, which comprises more than 1,200 galleries, includes the Rooms of Raphael, the Sistine Chapel and the Ancient Roman and Greek pieces in the Belvedere Courtyard. The Sistine Chapel is located at the far end of the galleries and your guide will take the shortest possible path so that you arrive there quickly and without unnecessary waiting. Along the way, cover the most important masterpieces and your guide will ensure you don't miss a thing. Learn about the background of the Sistine Chapel, from its commissioning to the finishing touches being applied. You’ll also learn the difference between fact and popular Hollywood fiction about the Chapel. On leaving the Sistine Chapel, you’ll have direct access to St. Peter's, which is allowed only to those on official guided tours.
  • Vatican tour commencing from the meeting point by the Vatican Museums
  • Priority skip-the-ticket-line fast-track entry
    Not suitable for
    • Wheelchair users
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask
    • All participants who are 12 years and older must present a Green Pass that is valid in the EU and has a verifiable QR code. Valid Green Passes can be obtained by uploading either proof of vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months, a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before the activity starts, or a negative antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts to the Green Pass or Covid Certificate apps
    • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)

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    Meeting point

    The meeting point for the tour is the local partner's office at Via Sebastiano Veniero, 19. The office is located on the right-side at the bottom of the staircase on Via Tunisi, which is in front of the Vatican Museums entrance.

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    Important information

    Not allowed

    • Shorts
    • Short skirts
    • Sleeveless shirts
    • Weapons or sharp objects

    Know before you go

    • All visitors must pass through airport-style security. During high season the wait at security may be up to 30 minutes.
    • Please note, this tour is not wheelchair accessible.
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.4 /5

    based on 217 reviews

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    Absolutely fantastic

    Our guide Luigi was so knowledgeable and passionate about the Vatican and it’s arts - we learnt so much from it - absolutely excellent - we’re just so pleased that we booked it - can’t recommend highly enough - fantastic tour, great guide and even remembers names making it so friendly .

    June 2, 2019

    Great experience

    It’s a difficult task racing through the Vatican in one day, but our guide was amazing. It helped that there were only 4 people in our entire group too! I can’t believe I forgot her name. It began with an F, she had curly hair and was from Genoa!! Wonderful experience, thank you!!!

    October 9, 2018

    Loved Christina!! She had so much personality and gave so much insight

    Christina was wonderful! She gave all the deep details and happily answered all questions. Her personality really brought all the stories to life! My boyfriend and I were on a two week trip around Europe and took numerous guided tours. We both agreed this one was hands down the best.

    September 16, 2018

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