Skip-the-line guided tour of Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
Attractions & guided tours

Skip-the-line guided tour of Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel

based on 488 reviews
Free cancellation
Language: English , Italian , French , Spanish , German , Portuguese , Russian , Polish
Availability: Every day except Sundays
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 2 hours 30 minutes
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Experience the magnificence of the Sistine Chapel on a guided tour
  • Admire the brilliant masterpieces of Michelangelo, Raffaello and Bernini
What to expect

Benefit from skip-the-line access to some of the Vatican's top attractions. Discover the beautiful Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel, and feast your eyes on the artworks of great masters such as Michelangelo and Raphael. Explore the Pio Clementine Museum, Belvedere Courtyard and much more.

Start your tour heading to the Vatican Museums and let your guide bring the works of art to life at the Pinecone Courtyard, the Hall of Maps, the Gallery of Tapestries, and the Gallery of Candelabra. Throughout the visit you'll learn about the lives of the artists responsible for these works of art as well as their intriguing history.

Later, you'll be taken to admire the magnificent Sistine Chapel. Here, you'll be able to spend all the time necessary to learn about things you've always heard about - such as Michelangelo's self portrait, in which he expresses to the world that he would rather be skinned alive than paint in the Sistine Chapel again. As incredible as his work is, it was a backbreaking feat of willpower – a fact you will understand after learning what it takes to create a fresco.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors
  • What's included
    • Guided tour with an official guide
    • Entrance and reservation fees
    • Skip-the-line access to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
    • Free Wi-Fi at the meeting point
    • Headsets
    Reduced price
    • Infants (0-5 years): free
    • Child (6-17 years): reduced
    Where

    Viale Vaticano, 97, Rome, Italy

    Meeting point:

    Viale Vaticano 97 - Rome - 50 meters away from the Vatican Museums' entrance.

    What to remember
    • Please ensure you arrive at the meeting point at least 15 minutes before the starting time. Late arrivals will not be granted access
    • If purchasing a reduced price ticket, you must bring a valid ID for children (6-17 years) so they can be admitted. Children under the age of 6 go free and don't need a reservation
    • Please observe the strict dress code; no shorts or sleeveless shirts are allowed
    • Please note that the Museums' hours and closures may change due to special events at the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
    • The service can be canceled up to 24 hours before the booked event
    • Unfortunately, this tour is not accessible to wheelchair users
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    When

    The tour is available every day except Sundays and religious festivities

    • 10.30am - English and Spanish
    • 12.00pm - English, Spanish, Italian, French, German, Russian, Portuguese, Polish
    • 1.30pm - English, Spanish, French, Russian
    • 2.30pm - English and Spanish
    • 3.30pm - English, Spanish, French, German, Russian and Portuguese
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    Provider
    Ticketstation srl
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the activity begins.
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