Complete Vatican Tour with Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica

Rome, Italy

Experience Rating
icon3 hours 15 minutes  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English

The Vatican is widely considered among UNESCO–listed Rome’s top attractions, but the long queues can make visiting a challenge. On this tour, save valuable sightseeing time with skip-the-line entry to the Vatican Museums and St. Peter’s Basilica, and marvel at Michelangelo’s frescoes in the Sistine Chapel. With your guide to lead the way, hear the hidden secrets of the Vatican’s most impressive frescoes, paintings, and statues.
  • Beat the admission queues with skip-the-line entry to the Vatican in Rome
  • Visit the Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica, and the Vatican Museums in a day
  • Admire Michelangelo’s beautiful masterpieces in the famous Sistine Chapel
  • Your guide shares the back stories behind the Vatican’s valuable treasures

Skip the Line Access tickets to the Vatican Museums
Skip the Line Access to St. Peter’s Basilica
Expert tour guide
Small groups, never more than 20 people
Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off

Departure Point

Bar L'Ottagona, Piazza del Risorgimento, 52, 00193 Roma RM, Italy

Return Details

St. Peter's Basilica, Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
Stop At:  
Vatican Museums
Enjoy our specially designed route showing you all the famous works along with our favorite lesser-known sights. Stops include the Raphael Rooms, the Belvedere Courtyard with Apollo Belvedere & Laocoön & His Sons, the Pinecone Courtyard, the Gallery of the Candelabra, the Gallery of the Maps, and the Gallery of the Tapestries.
Duration: 1 hour 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Sistine Chapel
Step inside the Sistine Chapel to marvel at Michelangelo’s frescoes. Your guide can’t speak inside, but before they take you in they’ll tell you what to look for and give you the surprisingly acrimonious story behind the famous room. Soak up the little details like Michelangelo’s self-portrait and hidden insults in the Last Judgement.
Duration: 1 hour 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
St. Peter's Basilica
Use the guides-only door between the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica to skip the long entrance lines and enjoy a full tour of one of the most famous churches on earth. Follow your guide through the istorically-important parts of the sanctuary and take in famous works of art like Michelangelo’s Pieta and Bernini’s Baldachin. Don’t forget to rub the feet of St. Peter’s statue for good luck. As you go, your guide will tell you the epic story of the Basilica’s construction and point out details that you would otherwise miss.
Duration: 1 hour 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Please remember that the Sistine Chapel is a holy place, and attire must be appropriate for the visit. Both men and women are asked to wear clothing that covers at least the shoulders and knees.
  • While the Vatican Museums are equipped with elevators for wheelchair and stroller access, they are not conveniently located on the group tour route and only give access to specific sections of the Museums. We advise clients to contact Walks Customer Service Team to make further arrangements.
  • Please note that guests may only carry small handbags inside the Vatican Museums. Larger backpacks and big pointy umbrellas etc must be left at the cloakroom. It is the responsibility of the guest to return to the Vatican Museums entrance to collect these after the tour.
  • Please ensure that all members of your party have a valid ID on them on the day of the visit. This is particularly important for guests who have qualified for child reduction.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 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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