Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Small Group Tour

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Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Small Group Tour

From $59 per person

See masterpieces of art from the papal collections on a 2-hour small group guided tour of the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel. Skip the long lines to the popular monuments to get a complete Vatican City experience.

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 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
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Live tour guide
English, Italian, Spanish
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Skip the long lines to the main monuments of the Vatican City
  • Marvel at masterpieces of art from Ancient Greece and the Renaissance at the Vatican Museums
  • Interact with your guide easily in a small group of no more than 12 people
  • Learn about different artistic techniques and the rivalry between artists
  • Enjoy a tour with an official guide
Full description
Save precious time with skip-the-line access to the popular monuments of the Vatican City, and explore in a small group of no more than 12 people for a more personalized experience. Follow a meticulously designed itinerary to see the best of the city-state and admire priceless treasures such as the massive bronze statue in the Pinecone Courtyard and the historic maps in the dedicated Gallery of Maps. Look at the enigmatic sculpture of Laocoön and His Sons, and discuss techniques used by different artists with your expert guide. Marvel at Michelangelo's miraculous ceiling in the Sistine Chapel, and get inside details about the 4 years of back-breaking labor it took to complete.
  • Skip-the-line entrance to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
  • All entrance and reservation fees
  • Professional guide
  • Headsets
  • Free Wi-Fi at the meeting point
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Optional gratuities
  • Access to the dome at St. Peter's Basilica
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions

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

Safety measures in place
  • 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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Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet at the local tour operator's office at Via Santamaura 14/B, just a few minutes walk from the entrance to the Vatican Museums.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Shorts
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • This tour involves a fair amount of walking. Comfortable shoes are strongly recommended
  • All visitors must cover their knees and shoulders to enter the Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica
  •  Bags measuring more than 40 x 35 x 15 centimeters, tripods, large umbrellas and objects that could be harmful to other visitors or damage the works of art are not allowed into the Vatican Museums and must be stored in the cloakroom
  • The cloakroom is a 20-minute walk from the end point of the tour
  •  St. Peter’s Basilica is an active parish church and subject to unforeseen closure for spiritual celebrations. In the event this happens, the local tour operator will contact you in advance with an alternative tour time or itinerary
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 4 reviews

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The tour was great!! The company was lovely, offered us coffee and snacks on arrival. And our tour guide Grant was a wealth of information! Would definitely recommend!!

September 30, 2018

Our guide gary was very informative with a good sense of humour

The tour was excellent

August 24, 2018

March 22, 2019

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