Express Vatican Highlights

Tour Rating 5.0

Get a comprehensive overview of the Vatican on this 2-hour express tour. Avoid the crowds with skip-the-line entrance tickets and jump right into the best of the Vatican Museums. Listen to informative commentary from your guide as you visit the Gallery of Maps, the Belvedere Courtyard, the Round Room, and the Sistine Chapel. There is also the option to upgrade your tour to include St. Peter’s Basilica if you’d like.
  • Make the most of your time in Rome with this 2-hour Vatican express tour
  • Avoid the crowds with skip-the-line entrance tickets to the museums
  • See the Sistine Chapel, the Round Room, the Antiquities Museum, and more
  • Upgrade your tour to include St. Peter’s Basilica on the day, if you’d like

  • Peter’s Basilica (option to upgrade on the day)
  • Skip-the-line
  • Vatican Museums tour
  • Licensed tour guide
  • Sistine Chapel tour

Departure Point

Via Sebastiano Veniero, 21, 00192 Roma RM, Italy

Departure Time

11:30 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • You must be at the meeting point 30 minutes before tour departure time
  • a minimum of 3 people per booking is required
  • Minimum numbers apply: there is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough booking
Cancellation policy
All sales are final. No refund is available for cancellations.
Reviews for Express Vatican Highlights
Great experience for kids and adults alike
The tour of the Vatican and St. Peter's was excellent! Andjelka our guide was not only knowledgeable but really great with our kids and teens. She customized the tour to their tastes and kept their curiosity and energy up. She really went the extra mile to make it interesting for kids and adults alike. We had 3 children (aged 7, 11 and 13) and Andjelika masterfully adapted her story and details to each of their individual interests.We also got to skip all the lines, which was a huge plus. I'd highly reccomend her- truly made a difference in our trip.
Amazing tour for families in Tight timeline!
We are so fortunate to have found Rome4Kids for our 1-day visit to Rome with our 4 year old and our 16 year old. Yes, HUGE age gap! Booking a private tour of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel was the best decision we made, from initial planning (thank you Lavinia!) to the day of our tour (thank you Maureen for helping us with the challenges of the day). Our private guide Alessandra was wonderful! We were originally assigned to Ariana, but due to an emergency on our end, we arrived to Rome a bit past the original scheduled time, and Rome4Kids accommodated us quickly with Alessandra. She ensured we had an engaging, well paced and educational (but fun!) experience. My 4 year old is not easily won over, but she enjoyed Alessandra's pictures and descriptions. My teen was in awe of the wealth of history and information Alessandra shared with him. All around, just a wonderful wonderful experience. I only wish we had more time!
Great Tour with 8 Year Old Kids
Angelica was great. She kept our kids engaged with the tour and taught us all a lot. We definitely would not have gotten as much out of going on our own and I don't think our kids would have remained engaged in a large group tour.
Such a great experience
My wife and I toured the Vatican with Paola as our tour guide. She was incredible and we had a really good time together. Her knowledge and years of experience were quite evident as the tour went on. She was also very laid back, and made the tour quite fun. Without a tour guide, we would have been lost / overwhelmed by the sheer size of the Vatican. Bonus - she took us to see the museum of the Pope Mobiles at no extra cost. We were the only people in this massive room while the rest of the Vatican was packed. I seriously doubt we would have even known about this without her.
Incredible family tour of the Vatican Museums
This tour (and tour company) were amazing. The owner, Katya, reached out via email and then WhatsApp moments after I booked, and subsequently answered questions immediately, even following up after the tour to see how it went. The guide, Tommy, was truly above and beyond. Not only was he incredibly knowledgable, but he made his knowledge very accessible and engaging for everyone - from the adult who had been to the Vatican multiple times in the past, to my 12 year old and 10 year old boys, to even my 6 year old girl! And this level of engagement was kept up at 100% for the entire 3 hours we were there! He even stayed past the original time, but never gave any indication he was trying to hurry or wrap it up; if I hadn't finally noticed the time and gratefully insisted that he had gone way beyond what was expected, I think he would've happily kept answering our questions and telling us more interesting things!

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