Guided tour

Vatican City: Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel Guided Tour

Vatican City: Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel Guided Tour

From US$ 36.31 per person

Skip the ticket lines and visit the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel. Admire famous artworks by Michelangelo, Raphael, Bernini, and more.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Duration options: 2 - 3 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English, German, Dutch, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, Russian
Optional audio guide
English, French, Portuguese, Spanish
Private or small groups available
Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Admire Michelangelo’s frescoes on the Sistine Chapel ceiling
  • Skip the ticket lines at the Vatican Museums
  • Discover the peaceful courtyards of the Vatican
  • See the Raphael Rooms and learn about the School of Athens
Full description

Discover one of the greatest art collections in the world on a guided tour of the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel. Learn the fascinating history and facts about these sites from your licensed guide, marvel at the frescoes, and leave the tour with a wealth of information. First, your local guide will show you around the Rotunda, the Gallery of Tapestries, and the Gallery of Maps. Marvel at the ornate ceilings, ancient statues, and intricate tapestries found throughout the Vatican Museums including an entire ceiling and wall completely frescoed by Michelangelo. Visit the world-famous Sistine Chapel, and see the Creation of Adam in real life. Listen as your guide tells you about Michelangelo’s private jokes and secret messages that were hidden amongst the painted frescoes on the ceiling of the chapel

  • Access to Saint Peter's Square
  • Access to Cortile del Belvedere
  • Access to Vatican Museums
  • Access to Sistine Chapel
  • Access to Gallery of Maps
  • Live tour guide
  • Access to Vatican Museums Cabinet of the Masks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

• Meet at Via Tunisi 3 outside the souvenir shop. • The activity coordinators will be easy to spot wearing a purple shirt with the company logo and holding a purple Crown Tours flag. • Late arrivals cannot be guaranteed entrance.

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 26086 reviews

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Guia was our guide and did a good job of taking us through the highlights of the Vatican Museum. We did the small group tour of 20 people for 2.5 hours and we were able to get a good introduction to the Museum itself, the Western sculptures section, Gallery of Maps and then the Sistine Chapel. Since we had an afternoon tour in July, the museum was packed and extremely crowded in certain sections, but Guila did a good job of finding shade, keeping us engaged and explaining aspects of the Sistine Chapel fresco we should look out for. Highly recommend a guided tour when visiting the Vatican Museum to get the most out of your time there

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July 8, 2022

My review is a little late, but I recommend!! Our tour guide Christian, was awesome! He was patient with those that were a little slow, he was aware of everyone in his group, he had a lot of detail in his program and made it into a story that was both entertaining and educational.

June 21, 2022

Tour was ok. There were a few more people than the "maximum 20" that was listed. The guide went into a LOT of history about details standing in place about certain things that our party of 6 appreciated but probably would have preferred less of because it then seemed to cause a rush where she would get far ahead of the tour members walking because total time is 2 hours. I would also recommend spending more time and getting tour of the basilica.

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June 8, 2022

Product ID: 394731

VA ID: 394731