Guided tour

Rome: Vatican City Guided Tour with Skip-The-Line Tickets

Rome: Vatican City Guided Tour with Skip-The-Line Tickets

From US$ 73.40 per person

See the famous sites in Vatican City on a small group, personalized 3-hour tour. Your expert guide will take you through the Vatican Museums, and Sistine Chapel on an informative journey focusing on art, history and archaeology.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 3 hours
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Skip the ticket line
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Live tour guide
English
Audio guide included
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Tour the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
  • Hear about art history and archaeology from an experienced professional guide
  • Explore unique attractions of the Vatican Museums
  • Feel comfortable and relaxed with headsets
  • Learn the secrets behind each monument, room, and piece of art
Full description
Skip the ticket line and explore the Vatican on an 3-hour walking tour!  You will be led by an expert guide among the must-see sites of the area, including the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel. Your tour begins at the Vatican Museums, boasting 2,000 rooms filled with the most extensive collection of art in the world. Listen as your guide, a specialist in art history and archeaology, provides you with a detailed and intriguing history of what you are seeing. Finally, walk through the Sistine Chapel and marvel at the art of Michelangelo.
Includes
  • Headsets
  • Professional guide
  • Entrance tickets to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
  • Hotel pick up and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • 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 over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 22 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative PCR test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts
  • 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
  • Masks are required while indoors
  • 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 is at Viale Vaticano 97, 00192 Rome.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Shorts
  • Weapons or sharp objects
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Umbrellas

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.
  • It is important to note that although this is a small group tour, the Vatican Museums remain a very popular tourist attraction. This activity will ensure that you skip the ticket lines to the Museums, however please be prepared for the eventuality that there may still be crowds inside.
  • Entrance into the Vatican Museums requires a strict dress code and the tour company cannot be held responsible for entry denied due to improper dress. Comfortable shoes are recommended.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 391 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4/5
  • Service
    4.3/5
  • Organization
    4.3/5

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Worth seeing once

Thank goodness we had a skip the line ticket, because even with that, it took over an hour of queuing to finally get in. Once in, it is extremely busy, understandably. Our guide constantly reorganised her bag during the tour, which caused interference with the microphone meaning a lot of what she was saying, we missed. What we saw, and the bits we heard, were worth seeing and hearing, though.

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October 22, 2018

It was very nice!

We had no problem finding the meeting point, and the organization was perfect. The guide was really nice and interesting. We still had to wait to enter (45min) but definitely less than the normal line (probably 3h). My only regret is that this tour does not include the dome of the basilique, and I think it should be clear when you buy the ticket, as it was kind of expensive.

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July 19, 2018

Good value for money, very knowledgeable guide and we did indeed skip lots of waiting which was worth it! but there was a bit of a rush to get through everything. Bare in mind you re out of Vatican in 2.5 hours so you can’t go back and see any of the attractions again (unless you pay and queue again). Make sure you read up on Vatican before you go, helps to follow what’s being explained.

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March 17, 2018

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