Guided tour

Rome: Guided Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel Tour

4.6 / 5

36 reviews

Activity provider: The Ultimate Italy
Guided tour

Rome: Guided Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel Tour

Activity provider: The Ultimate Italy
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From US$ 91.07 US$ 54.64 per person

Beat the crowds by skipping the long lines to enter the Vatican Museum and the Sistine Chapel. Embark on an exceptional journey in a 12-person group, wandering through the incredible collections with a local guide.

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Duration 3 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
Optional audio guide


  • Skip the lines to enter the musems
  • Utilize your headset to hear your professional and certified guide clearly
  • Travel with a maximum of 12 people
Full description
Accompany your guide on an exceptional journey in a small group consisting of no more than 12 people. Together, skip the lines to enter the astoundingly beautiful Vatican City, home to some of the most famous collections of art and architecture in the world. Be led by your professional guide who brings the fantastic art, history, and architecture to life. Travel around and discover the countless works housed within the walls of this beautiful city's 7 kilometers of galleries, chapels, and rooms. Make the most of this emotional experience through the incredible collections of the Vatican Museums, before moving on to the Sistine Chapel where you can observe the Michelangelo-painted ceiling described in detail by your professional guide. Finally, be escorted to St. Peters Basilica where you can explore it at your own leisure.
  • All fees and taxes
  • Professional certified guide
  • Headsets to hear your guide clearly
  • Priority access to St. Peter's Basilica
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • ID card, copy accepted

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Shorts
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Backpacks
  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  •  Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Pets are not allowed inside the venue
  • On Wednesdays there is a possibility that the St. Peter's Basilica will be unavailable to visit
  • Please be aware that large bags/backpacks/suitcases are not permitted (only very small bags are allowed)
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 36 reviews

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Giorgio our guide was hugely informative and steered us through the tour expertly. Due to huge crowds I would recommend booking earlier than the 3pm tour as we had to speed through the Sistine Chapel to ensure we made it to the Basilica before it closed.

April 1, 2023

The tour was great, Simone did a good job. He looked like Maximus from gladiator :) We hoped there was an audio guide while walking towards the basilica though as street noise drowned out some of the historical facts he was sharing. Other than this, we had a great time.

April 1, 2023

Massimo was very insightful and knowledgeable in all the things Vatican. He was well organised with the facts and photos. We were given to decide the structure of the tour too. Even though he was fast with everything, he was patient with us and let us have a good time.

April 1, 2023

Product ID: 382810