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Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Guided Tour

Rated 4.1 out of 5.0 from 10247 reviews.
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Discover iconic art and history on a Vatican guided tour. Get skip-the-line access to the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel on this fascinating small-group tour!


  • Skip the lines and enter the magnificent Vatican Museums on this small group guided tour.

  • Learn about the fascinating stories and hidden symbolism behind the artworks from your expert guide.

  • Explore a vast collection of extraordinary masterpieces and breathtaking art, spanning across centuries, from artifacts to Renaissance marvels.

  • Spot Italy's most renowned artist, Michelangelo's awe-inspiring Sistine Chapel frescoes, including the iconic ceiling and Last Judgement.


  • Skip-the-line entrance to the Vatican Museums

  • Entrance to the Sistine Chapel

  • Expert & charismatic local guide

  • Audio equipment to hear the guide clearly (making sure you don't miss a beat)

  • Group size of 25 or less

cancellation policy

These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

ratings & reviews

10.2K Ratings
Philippe ALMODE


Nov, 2023
Small group size: about 20 people. The staff and guides took charge of us on arrival. Cutting through the queue, the professionalism of the guides.
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Darina Gurutidu


Nov, 2023
The tour of tha Vatican was great. The only thing was the meeting point . It was actually accross the street, not on the spot in the map, the streer was super busy without safe place to cross - not only for us but also it was difficult for your employees.
Farida Hossameldin Elsefary


Nov, 2023
The entire experience was very smooth from start to end. The guide was great, the venue was even better, and the cherry on top was skipping the line to the Basilica although it was not included in the ticket.
Sandra Segura Montilla


Nov, 2023
Our guide Andrea was great, his way of leading the group and giving his explanations was admirable, with so many people around. He transmitted his knowledge in a very pleasant way. Thank you very much
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Mitchell Deckelbaum


Nov, 2023
Everything was very good except before entering the museum our group needed to wait ouitside for at least 15 minutes in the cold 4 degree temperature with lots of wind. Our guide did a fine job.

Get escorted directly into the Vatican Museums after meeting your expert tour guide at the designated meeting point. The tour route is meticulously planned and will showcase the Museums' most important collections, such as the Galleries (of the Tapestries, of the Geographical Maps, of the Candelabras), the Roman, Greek and Renaissance sculptures (including Apollo of the Belvedere and the Laocoon), the treasures of the Popes, and the picture gallery thronged by Flemish paintings and the works of contemporary and medieval artists.

After this, you will make your way to the glorious Sistine Chapel. Housing frescoes by the world-famous sculptor Michaelangelo, the Sistine Chapel is one of Vatican's must-visit attractions. Gasp at the stunning portrayal of biblical stories from the old and new testaments, find out where Michelangelo hid Ever's torso, and the real meaning behind the Creation of Adam on this guided tour!

What to bring

  • It is recommended to wear comfortable shoes as the tour involves a fair amount of walking

What's not allowed

  • Big bags and suitcases aren't allowed inside the attraction, but guests can make use of the lockers on site.

  • Since complete silence is to be observed within the walls of the Sistine Chapel according to the rules of the Vatican, the guides will provide you with information about the site outside the Chapel. Visitors are to maintain silence within the Chapel as well.

  • Compulsory Vatican dress code: Visitors must wear clothing that covers their knees, arms, and back.


  • The experience is not accessible for wheelchair users, pram/stroller users, or baby carriages.

  • The Vatican Museums offer free tickets for visitors with mobility impairments (with certified invalidity exceeding 74%). In the case of visitors lacking in self-sufficiency, free entry is extended to their companions.

Additional note

  • Please note: All guests must pass through airport-style security. During high season and peak hours, the wait time at the security check may be up to 30 mins.

  • The Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel will remain closed on Sun.

  • Please arrive 15 minutes before the experience.

  • Purchasing this tour implies agreement to stick with the assigned guide. Adding external guides post-purchase isn't allowed. Access to Vatican Museums requires the assigned guide. Opting out means losing tour and ticket rights, without refunds.

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you shortly.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the meeting point.

  • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the scheduled time of your tour to avoid any delays.

Meeting Point

  • Please check your final voucher for the meeting point details and specific instructions.
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