No trip to Rome is complete without a visit to its blockbuster Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica. With this guided tour, take in the highlights of these three cultural treasures without being overwhelmed by their vast size and enormous collection of masterpieces. Learn about the history and significance of the art and architecture without the hassle of following a map or guide book.
A guided walking tour to admire the highlights of the Vatican Museums
Skip-the-line access for more time to take in the masterpieces inside
Works by Raphael and Michelangelo in the Raphael Rooms and Sistine Chapel
The glorious interiors of St. Peter’s Basilica, and Michelangelo’s “Pietà”
Official certified guide
Radio system to hear the guide
Skip-the-line access to the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks
Transportation to/from attractions
Entrance ticket to the dome of St. Peter's Basilica
Tombs of the Popes
Departure & Return
Via Leone IV, 49, 00192 Roma RM, Italy
Returns to original departure point
What To Expect
Take a stirring three-hour journey through art and religious history with skip-the-line entry to the unmissable Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica.
The tour starts at Piazza della Città Leonina, where your well-informed guide will provide an overview of the remarkable history, architecture, and politics of the Vatican City. You will explore some of the less-discovered spots that are often missed by other tourists, before taking in the famous painting, sculptures, and artworks collected by popes over the centuries.
You will then be taken through a priority line into the exquisite Sistine Chapel, the crown jewel of the Vatican, featuring the breathtaking work of Michelangelo’s 'The Last Judgement', one of the most famous artworks in the world. The tour will continue on to St. Peter’s Basilica, the largest basilica in the world. Here, you will admire the stunning masterpiece 'The Pieta' alongside the church’s ornate altar and impressive dome structure.
Wear clothes that cover your shoulders and knees, as the Vatican has a strict dress code. You may be refused entry if not properly dressed.
Please wear comfortable walking shoes as there is a moderate amount of walking involved
This activity is not wheelchair accessible
Peter’s Basilica has an airport-style security check after skipping the long line outside. No liquids, large bags, or sharp items are allowed. On peak days the wait time can be impacted by security checks.
"Skip-the-line" access is guaranteed, even during peak season (except in the event of delays or strikes by the Vatican Museum management)
In high season the time allowed inside the Sistine Chapel could be limited by the Vatican Museums security staff
On rare occasions, St. Peter's Basilica closes without notice. In this case, the tour will include a 3-hour visit to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel instead of St. Peter's. The tour operator will not offer refunds
You are not permitted to enter theses attractions with suitcases or large bags. Please note that there is no cloakroom on site
Please note that the tour requires a minimum number of guests to run
Please note that if you arrive after the tour start time you will not be able to join and will not be refunded or have your tour rescheduled
There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements, in the event of this occurring you will be offered an alternative or full refund
Most travelers can participate
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
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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