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Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Guided Tour
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Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Guided Tour

20,805 reviews | 201,831 travellers
An excellent guide (Fabio) who knew how to highlight the essentials of the vast art collection as well as placing us in the historical context with clarity and sympathy. The reproaches that could be made to the visit have nothing to do with the company or the guide, but with the excessive crowding that makes it almost impossible to enjoy the artistic treasures with a little calm. The museum should limit the capacity....
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Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts
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Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts
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On this guided tour of the Vatican, you'll visit the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel. As an added bonus, you won't have to wait in the endless queues at the museums.

The Vatican
Raphael Rooms
The Creation of Adam
St Peter's Basilica
Outside the Vatican Museum
Gallery of Maps in the Vatican

Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Guided Tour

Explore two of the most astonishing places in the world, accompanied by an expert guide who will reveal the history and lesser-known stories of these magical landmarks:

  • Vatican Museums: The Vatican Museums feature one of the world’s largest art collections, including Renaissance masterpieces and stunning classical sculptures. You’ll follow your guide through The Gallery of Maps, Raphael Rooms, Tapestry Gallery and other impressive rooms.    
  • Sistine Chapel: The Sistine Chapel is entirely decorated with breath-taking Renaissance frescos, including The Last Judgement by Michelangelo. Nowadays, the Chapel holds the Papal conclave.

But the Vatican isn't only grandiosity, it also has a long, dark past of betrayal and even lust that our guides will reveal...

St. Peter's Basilica

To guarantee safety regarding Covid-19, access to St. Peter's Basilica from the Sistine Chapel will be temporarily closed, therefore we will not visit the Basilica during the tour. Entrance, however, is free, and you can access it from St. Peter's Square before or after the tour.

Hotel Pickup

You can reserve optional pickup at your hotel, with this pickup taking place an hour before the tour start time. This service is available at all accommodations within an 8 km radius from the meet point. Drop off back at your hotel isn't included.

If you've made your booking after 3 pm on the day before the visit, we won't be able to pick you up from your accommodation. In this case, you'll need to make your own way to Viale Giulio Cesare 209-229.

Still after more?

If you'd also like to discover the Colosseum, the Roman Forum and the Palatine Hill, you can also book our Rome Combo tour.

Other activities in The Vatican

You can see other activities in The Vatican with the following link.

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Adults Children between 6 and 12 years old Children under 6 years old
Tour without pickup
55 47
44 33
Tour with pickup
67 57
56 43

Tour without pickup

  • Adults

    55 47
  • Children between 6 and 12 years old

    44 33
  • Children under 6 years old


Tour with pickup

  • Adults

    67 57
  • Children between 6 and 12 years old

    56 43
  • Children under 6 years old


* The price varies based on the chosen date

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Covid-19 Measures

Please check local restrictions before traveling. All of our services comply with recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19. Show more

The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.

All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.

Disinfected radio units will be provided, and headphones will be single-use.

The transport used will be disinfected before and after each service and deep-cleaned every 24 hours.

Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.

Alcoholic drinks are not available.

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3 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.


English speaking guide

Hotel pick up (optional)

Skip the line admission to the Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel

Individual headphones

15% discount on the official ticket price.

When to book?

You can book up until 3 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.


Not wheelchair accessible.


All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code. Specifically, this activity applies the following practices: Show more

Printed material is avoided.

No single-use plastics are used.

The activity helps the dissemination of local cultural heritage.

No printing of documentation required.

Promotes local employment.

Has a gender equality policy.

Has a carbon footprint offset policy.

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Not permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - Will we visit the Gregoriano Egiziano Museum?

    A - No, this tour does not include a visit to the Gregoriano Egiziano Museum.

  • Q - Does the tour visit the Bramante Staircase or Momo's spiral staircase?

    A - No.

  • Q - What if our group is large?

    A - If your group is 15 people or more, we cannot always guarantee that you will be in the same group. If you would like a more personalised service, we recommend the private tour of Rome.

  • Q - Is it possible to organize a visit to the tomb of Saint Peter during this tour?

    A - No. The visit to the tomb of St. Peter and the necropolis below the Vatican basilica can only be booked with a formal request to the Office of Excavations, following a rigorous protocol.

  • Q - How many people visit per group?

    A - A maximum of 30 people per guide.

  • Q - Can I go back inside the Vatican Museums after the tour?

    A - No, you can only go in with the guide. However, you can stay in the museums once the guided tour has finished.

  • Q - Does the Vatican have a luggage locker?

    A - There is a left-luggage service in the Vatican Museums.

  • Q - Can I bring my backpack?

    A - You can only enter with small backpacks. Access with pushchairs/strollers, large backpacks or long umbrellas is not allowed.

  • Q - Does the tour visit the Pinacoteca?

    A - No, the tour does not visit the Vatican Pinacoteca.

  • Q - Is it possible to climb the dome of St. Peter's Basilica?

    A - The climb to the dome of St. Peter's Basilica is not included. Once the tour is over, you can stay in the basilica to go up on your own. The price is 10 euros per person.

  • Q - Does the tour visit the Raphael Rooms?

    A - Only if there are not too many people that day. Sometimes the waiting time is more than half an hour.

  • Q - Is it possible to access the Vatican Museums with pushchairs/strollers?

    A - No, access to the Vatican Museums with pushchairs/strollers is not allowed. They can be left with the museum's left-luggage service before entering the museum.

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

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If you have any other questions please contact us.

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts

Meeting point

Viale Giulio Cesare 229, in front of the Giulio Cesare cinema (A Ottaviano Metro)

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