The Holy Tour: Vatican Museum & Sistine Chapel plus Hadrian’s Tomb Guided Tour

Rome, Italy

Experience Rating
icon5 hours  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English

One day tour exploring the main religious features in Rome, from the ancient times until the contemporary ages. Start your activity with 3-hour skip-the-line tour of Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel, one of the most extraordinary collections of art worldwide, where admiring incredible masterpieces as Michelangelo's "Last Judgment" and many other frescoes and work of art. At the end of the visit, you will be allowed to enjoy an exclusive privileged entrance to St. Peter's Basilica. You can visit the Basilica at your own pace, likewise the Vatican Holy Caves, where many popes are buried. The experience continues with an intimate (max 25 pax) 2 hours guided tour, discovering the main treasures of Castel Sant'Angelo, staying away from the crowded group tours. With your guide, you will admire the impressive castle's architecture. Once you get inside, you will be lead through the several historical stages of the Eternal City and admire the incredible masterpieces hosted by the castle.

Local taxes
Professional art historian guide
Guaranteed to skip the long lines
All Fees and Taxes
Food and drinks
Gratuities (recommended)
Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Transportation to/from attractions

Departure Point

1: Via Leone IV, 6, 00192 Roma RM, Italy
2: Lungotevere Castello, 50, 00186 Roma RM, Italy

Departure Time

10:00 AM

Return Details

Lungotevere Castello, Roma RM, Italy
Stop At:  
St. Peter's Square
Introduction to the Vatican City and Vatican History
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Vatican Museums
Discover the treasures hosted by one of the largest and most-visited museums of the world enriched by a considerable number of masterpieces collected through time.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Sistine Chapel
Admire the major representatives of Italian art such as Leonardo, Perugino, Beato Angelico, and many more Towards the end of this tour you will visit the beautiful Sistine Chapel to admire Michelangelo’s masterpiece: The Last Judgement.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
St. Peter's Basilica
You will visit the Basilica at your leisure, without the guide. Inside, you can admire some Baroque masterpieces and the breathtaking Pietà by Michelangelo. You can also enjoy a moment of reflection in the Vatican caves.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo
An experienced official guide will escort you around the castle. It will be shown the incredible masterpieces hosted there and, you were told about the castle's histories along with its role during the history of Rome. Your tour will start just outside Castel Sant'Angelo, where you will find your guide. From there, you will appreciate and admire the incredible and impressive structure of the Castle and its beautiful setting. Once you get inside, you will be impressed by the several treasures hidden there. During the visit you will see: Emperor Adrian's tomb Popish apartments and bastion Historical prisons Michelangelo's courtyard An incredible panoramic view from the terrace Castel Sant'Angelo bridge and so much more!
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • A minimum of 2 adults per booking is required
  • Vatican Museum groups can reach a maximum number of 25 participant
  • Castel Sant'Angelo groups can reach a maximum number of 25 participant
  • Customers have a mandatory meeting time stated 30 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time for the Vatican Museum Tour, and 15 min advance for the Castel Sant'Angelo Tour, due to managing and organizational reasons.
  • Vatican Museum tour starting time 10:00 am
  • Castel Sant'Angelo tour starting time 5:00 pm
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and Vatican Museum. 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
  • Dress code is smart casual. Comfortable shoes recommended
  • To get inside the monuments it is used group ticket and not individual one. It cannot be can asked just the ticket entrance.
  • You must have a valid photo ID to enter the monuments (student's ID, Driver License, Passport or State ID all work.) You will be asked to also provide your name, last name and date of birth (at the beginning of the tour, if not provided beforehand.) Security may prevent you from entering the site if the information provided is not accurate and/or don't match the one on your ID.
  • Child discount is applied only with a valid ID card
  • Tour will not operate on religious holidays
  • This activity can be subjected to sudden closures due to religious and istitutional reasons.
  • Estimated time entrance to the Vatican Museum is 45 minutes after tour departure, because you will have to pass the security check.
  • For security reasons all visitors and their luggage shall be screened. To facilitate the security checks please insert any object (including mobile phone) in the bag/backpack or in the tray to be included in the X-ray
  • Not recommended for participants with mobility problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not wheelchair accessible due to some difficulties in Sistine Chapel
  • English only
  • There is no refund on reservation fees and tickets of monuments that are closed due to event that is out of our control.
  • In that instance we’ll try our best to re-accommodate the tour when the information from the office responsible of the sites visited is given in a timely manner for us to rearrange and inform all clients.
  • If this is not possible, we will operate the tour and will include other sites to compensate for the site/s being closed. No refund is given on unused tickets due to events that are out of our control.
  • For the safety of all guests, the tour operator reserves the right to refuse service to passengers who are intoxicated or show signs of intoxication. If, as a result, your tour is canceled, you will not be entitled to a refund.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers

Cancellation policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.Learn more about cancellations.

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