Best of the Vatican 3-Hour Small Group Tour

Best of the Vatican 3-Hour Small Group Tour

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From $64.94 $51.95 per person

Skip the ticket lines and enjoy a 3-hour small group tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica. Discover highlights of the papal collection with a licensed 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
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 3 - 3.5 hours
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Skip the ticket line
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, German, French, Italian


  • Discover the highlights of the Vatican City with a licensed guide
  • Marvel at masterpieces of art in the Vatican Museums
  • Save time with skip-the-ticket-line entry
Full description
Get an introduction to the highlights of the Vatican City, and then skip the ticket lines to the Vatican Museums. Wander the vast network of galleries to see highlights such as the Gallery of the Maps, Gallery of the Tapestries and Raphael Rooms. Benefit from your guide's expert knowledge and learn the history of the Vatican City. Hear about hidden meanings behind the precious art and more. Then, marvel at Michelangelo's miraculous frescoes in the Sistine Chapel. Continue to St. Peter's Basilica through a reserved passageway and choose to remain in the basilica to explore on your own or leave with your guide.
  • Licensed guide
  • Skip-the-ticket-line entry
  • Headsets for groups of more than 6 participants
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

Customers must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Meeting point varies depending on option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts

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.
  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible or suitable for those with walking difficulties.
  • You must bring your passport or ID.
  • You must cover your knees and shoulders in order to enter the Vatican and you risk being refused entry if you do not follow the dress code.
  •  St. Peter's Basilica is subject to closure by the Vatican without notice for religious functions and if this occurs you will spend longer in another part of the Vatican City with your guide.
  • There is a maximum number of 20 people for this tour.
  • It is recommended to dress for the weather because this tour operates in all weather conditions.
  • You can bring normal sized bags but large backpacks are not permitted.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 150 reviews

Review summary

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Excellent guide (Yuri). 3 hours just about right. Not sure that leaving the best until last (The Sistine Chapel) is the best way to do the tour, by that time, with feet aching and needing a rest I just didn't absorb the magnitude of what I was seeing. Awesome artwork but by that time I just wanted a McDonald's!

October 13, 2020

Fabulous. Other than the amazing sights and experience, Davide our guide was exceptional. His vast knowledge of St Peters Basilica, the Sistine Chapel, the hall of Maps, the Vatican and everything else we talked about was astounding. His attention to detail brought this tour to another level. We booked online very simple and quick. Our 3 hour tour took almost 4 hours.

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October 4, 2020

Extremely detailed and professional tour. The guide kept things really informative and was happy to not only answer questions but extremely knowledgeable throughout. There is a lot to cover and huge amount of detail so when it says 3 hours, be ready to do that at least! However, for those of you that really want to see and learn as much as possible, its truly amazing.

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September 13, 2020

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