Guided tour

Skip-the-Ticket-Line Vatican Tour and Sistine Chapel

Skip-the-Ticket-Line Vatican Tour and Sistine Chapel

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Spend more time inside when you skip the ticket line at the Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel through an official, priority entrance. On this comprehensive guided tour, you’ll experience the best of the Vatican in just 3 hours.

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
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 2 - 3 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, French, German, Italian
Small group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy faster than skip-the-line access through the official Vatican Partner Entrance
  • See the Sistine Chapel, Vatican, Raphael Rooms, the Papal collections, the famous Gallery of Maps and more
  • Hear in-depth stories behind the art from your expert English-speaking guide
  • Make the most of exclusive access, with a maximum group of 20 people
Full description

Covid-19 Update

Due to health and safety regulations, this itinerary may change. See Know before you go for the latest updates.

Step inside the Vatican museums and Sistine Chapel with skip-the-line entry. Experience all the wonders and history the Vatican has to offer on this guided tour.

Skip the queues and be whisked straight into the Vatican. Once inside, your expert guide will show you the best of the Pinecone Courtyard, Gallery of Tapestries, and the highlights of the Papal art collection in the Raphael Rooms.

Marvel at Michelangelo’s most famous masterpiece, the Sistine Chapel, and hear the history from your guide. Continue to St Peter’s Basilica, which is larger than the Statue of Liberty. Gaze up into its massive dome and see its iconic sculptures, mosaics, and hidden details.

Finish your tour at St. Peter’s Square, where the faithful gather to listen when the Pope appears. Come away with an understanding of the Vatican's history and see how it has impacted the modern world.

Includes
  • Exclusive skip-the-ticket-line partner access to the Vatican Museums
  • Skip-the-Line Access to the Sistine Chapel
  • Tour guide
  • Audio headsets
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • St Peter's Dome ticket
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
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • All participants who are 12 years and older who are visiting a site in White or Yellow Zones must present a Basic Green Pass, while those in Orange or Red Zones must present a Reinforced Green Pass that is valid in the EU and has a verifiable QR code. Basic 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. Reinforced Green Passes can only be obtained by uploading either proof of vaccination or proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months
  • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)

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Meeting point varies depending on option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Face mask or protective covering

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Baby strollers
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • As of August 6, 2021, all public venues in Italy will require visitors above the age of 12 to present either a COVID-19 green certificate and an ID, proving that they are fully vaccinated with an EMA-approved vaccine or negative PCR or antigen test that is no more than 48-hours old
  • Green Vaccine Passes must be in Italian or English and can be presented in digital or printed formats
  • The Basilica is currently not accessible
  • All visitors must pass through airport-style security
  • Entrance to the Vatican is subject to a strict dress code. Shoulders and knees must be covered. No low-cut tops or shorts. Guests who do not adhere to the dress code will not be permitted entry
  • Access to St. Peter’s Basilica and the Square may be closed in the morning due to the Papal Audience
  • From April - Oct, the tour will include a shorter guided tour of the Basilica
  • From Nov - March, there will be no guided tour inside the Basilica. You can still enter the Basilica independently.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 14030 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Service
    4.7/5
  • Organization
    4.6/5

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Everything went perfect. Punctuality and a well informed guide, Michelle,who made us feel lost in the atmosphere. He was also so hilarious that made it an unforgettable experience. The only thing, we thought that because of the title we would also be guided inside Capella Sixtina. However the guidance stopped just outside it. We had been presented with all the appropriate information though, so once we entered we knew what we were looking at. Thank you Mikki! Hope to meet you again ;)

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December 6, 2021

Such a wonderful experience . Make sure you wear your walking shoes met the expert guide at the bottom of the long flight of stairs such knowledge was passed onto the tourists was a lifelong tour come true for me :) . Have used get your guide multiple times in the past and will again in the future

November 17, 2021

This was a good tour of the Vatican Museums and an overview of the Sistine Chapel before they let you go into the chapel on your own (no guides/talking allowed inside the chapel). It’s A LOT of material to cover and our guide Dorian’s did a great job of pointing out the highlights!

November 15, 2021

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