Museums

Skip-the-line guided tour of Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica

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Availability: Every day except Sundays
Duration: 2 hours, 30 minutes
Language: English , Italian , French , Spanish , German , Portuguese , Russian , Polish
Mobile voucher accepted
Do this because
  • Experience the magnificence of the Sistine Chapel on a guided tour
  • Admire the brilliant masterpieces of Michelangelo, Raffaello and Bernini
  • See the incredible altar and marvel at La Pietà in the St. Peter's Basilica
What to expect

Benefit from skip-the-line access to some of the Vatican's top attractions. Discover the beautiful Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica, 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.

After the Sistine Chapel, with skip-the-line access yet again, you'll exit through a special door leading you straight into St. Peter’s Basilica, where you will enjoy on your own the holiest place in Christendom. See Bernini's incredible altar and marvel at Michelangelo’s beautiful sculpture, La Pietà, before heading outside to St. Peter’s Square.

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What's included
  • Guided tour with an official guide
  • Entrance and reservation fees
  • Skip-the-line access to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
  • Skip-the-line access to St. Peter's Basilica
  • Free Wi-Fi at the meeting point
  • Headsets
What's not included
  • Guided tour of St. Peter's Basilica
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
  • 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 a day before the activity begins.
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