Vatican: Gardens, Museums and Sistine Chapel Tour

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Vatican: Gardens, Museums and Sistine Chapel Tour

From $88.29 per person

Enter Vatican City with special permission when it is closed off to other visitors. Enjoy a unique walk behind the scenes of the Vatican, including the Vatican Gardens, Vatican Museums, and the Sistine Chapel.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 3 hours
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  • Enjoy a unique walk behind the scenes of the Vatican
  • Explore the beautiful Vatican Gardens
  • Experience the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel with the assistance of a professional guide
  • Hear the in-depth stories behind the art from your expert guide
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Covid-19 Update

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

Enjoy an exclusive visit to Vatican City. Take a unique walk behind the scenes of the Vatican. See the Pope Emerito House, the Vatican Radio Station, the Academy of Science, the Pope’s former Summer Residence, a piece of the original Berlin Wall and the “Fontana dell’Aquilone.” see St. Peter’s Basilica from behind and admire the Cupola from a unique perspective. Visit the Gallery of Maps, the Gallery of Tapestries and Candelabras, and the Chapel of Pio V. Next, enter the Sistine Chapel and marvel at Michelangelo’s frescoes that changed the course of art forever. Then, you can explore at St. Peter’s Basilica at your own pace. Stroll through the striking aisles of the world’s largest church. Admire Michelangelo's "Pieta" and the beautifully carved Bernini Pulpit.
  • Reserved entrance to the Vatican Gardens, Vatican Museums, and Sistine Chapel
  • Professional guide
  • Headsets
  • Entrance to the dome
  • Food or drinks
  • Pickup
  • Transfers
  • Entrance to St. Peter's Basilica
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You 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
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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    Meeting point

    Viale Vaticano, 97, 00192 Rome.

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    Important information

    Not allowed

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

    Know before you go

    • Please note: The Basilica is not accessible until further notice
    •  This tour involves long periods of standing with a lot of walking, and is not recommended for people with limited mobility
    •  Children under the age of 5 are free of charge
    •  Please report to the Touristation Office 20 minutes before the selected time
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8 / 5

    based on 8 reviews

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    The visit to the Vatican gardens was a bit disappointing. The visit to the Vatican museums and the Sistine chapel on the other hand is very pleasant and interesting

    June 23, 2021

    I would appreciate if they had informed me before that the entrance for the garden tour was on the opposite side of the touristation shop in order to organize better my time. The guide for the Vatican museum was extremely friendly, with many knowledge. Grazie per tutto.

    June 16, 2021

    Perfect organization. The guide was passionate knowledgeable and very funny I highly recommend doing this.

    June 11, 2021

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