Vatican Museums and St. Peter’s Basilica Small Group Tour

Rome, Italy

Tour Rating
icon2 to 3 hours  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English

Rather than exploring Rome in a large group, opt for a more personalized experience of the city’s top historic attractions on a small-group tour of the Vatican and St. Peter’s Basilica. Skip-the-line admission tickets mean you’ll save hours of waiting in line, while a group size limited to 10 guarantees personalized attention from your guide. Plus, headsets are provided to ensure you hear guide commentary clearly.
  • Tick off two top Rome attractions without having to wait on a skip-the-line tour of the Vatican and St. Peter's Basilica
  • Receive personalized attention in a small group limited to 10 people
  • Benefit from the insider knowledge of your guide as you explore the Sistine Chapel
  • A comprehensive introduction that's ideal for first-time visitors

Headsets to hear the guide clearly
Professional tour guide
Small group tour of 10 people or less
Skip the line admission tickets
Transportation to/from attractions
Hotel pick-up and drop-off

Departure Point

Viale Vaticano, 100, 00192 Roma RM, Italy

Return Details

Saint Peter's Square, Forum Sancti Petri, Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
Pass By:  
Vatican Museums
After meeting with your tour guide, you will reach the usually packed museum entrance, where, skipping the check-in line, you will enter the museums through a panoramic terrace. You will enjoy a stunning view of St. Peter's dome overlooking the Vatican gardens; the perfect spot to take a great picture! The guide will then walk you through all the highlights of the museums which include masterpieces and artefacts from different cultures and civilizations. You will enter the Pio Clementine museum, famous for its unique Greek/Roman ancient statues such as the Laocoon group, you will gasp at the length of the enormous Tapestry Hall, then through the Hall of the Painted Maps, you will enter the Sistine Chapel whose impact in history, religion and visual arts has no equal in the world. All of this in a small and intimate group of maximum 10 people since we don't want to make our clients feel uncomfortable in big groups.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Sistine Chapel
Inside the world renowned Sistine Chapel, you will admire Michelangelo's frescoed ceiling, considered by many art historians, as one of the greatest masterpieces in history. "Without having seen the Sistine Chapel one can form no appreciable idea of what one man is capable of achieving." Johann Wolfgang Goethe (1787)
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
St. Peter's Basilica
After visiting the Sistine Chapel, through a special door available only if accompanied by your tour guide, you will reach the largest Catholic church in the world: Saint Peter's Basilica. This is where Michelangelo's sculpture "Pieta" is kept and the tombs of the popes including St. John Paul II's and St. Peter the Apostle. The tour ends in St. Peter's square, where you will admire Bernini's colonnade and the stunning façade of the basilica. At last, for those interested in purchasing religious articles or official Vatican products, the tour guide will take you to the official Vatican gift shop and eventually show you the nearest taxi station or subway.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved
  • Meeting point at 11:30 am
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

Cancellation policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

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