Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St.Peter’s Basilica – Small Group Tour

Rome, Italy

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Explore the highlights of Vatican City on this small-group tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica. Enjoy no-line quick access to the Vatican Museums. Visit the most important sights, including the famous Laocoon statue and the Sistine Chapel with Michelangelo's amazing frescoes.
  • Small-group tour of Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica
  • Enjoy no-line quick access to the museum and basilica to avoid long waits
  • See the most important works in the Vatican Museums, including the Laocoon, Apollo of Belvedere, and Gallery of Maps
  • Admire the famous frescoes by Michelangelo in the Sistine Chapel
  • Walk through the huge interior of St. Peter's Basilica

Expert & entertaining guide
Small-group, maximum 18 people for a relaxed and comfortable guided tour
Guaranteed to skip the long lines into the Vatican Museums
Visit all of the most important sights of the Vatican
Food And Drinks

Departure Point

Giuly's Café, Via Santamaura, 3, 00192 Roma RM, Italy

Return Details

Saint Peter's Square, Forum Sancti Petri, Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
Join your guide in a group of no more than 12 people to enter the Vatican Museums before the general public to avoid waiting in the long entrance lines. If you'd like, upgrade to include hotel pickup within central Rome.

Make your way through the many halls and rooms to see the highlights of the collection, including the Laocoon statue, the Apollo Belvedere, the Gallery of Maps, the Gallery of Tapestries, and much more. Continue on through the whole museum to reach the Sistine Chapel at the end, where you can admire the exquisite frescoes by Michelangelo.

From the Sistine Chapel, follow a special access route directly into St. Peter's Basilica to skip the lines for the church. Walk through the immense interior of the church—the largest in Christendom—while you learn about some of the history of the building and the art it contains.

Please note: There is a strictly-enforced dress code for both St. Peter's Basilica and the Sistine Chapel, so be sure knees, shoulders, midsections, and backs are covered before the tour. Also note that St. Peter's Basilica is sometimes closed for religious ceremonies. If this is the case on the day of your visit, your tour will instead be an extended tour of the Vatican Museums.
Stop At:  
Vatican Museums
The Vatican Museums are the public art and sculpture museums in the Vatican City. They display works from the immense collection amassed by popes throughout the centuries including several of the most renowned Roman sculptures and most important masterpieces of Renaissance art in the world.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Sistine Chapel
The Sistine Chapel is a chapel in the Apostolic Palace, the official residence of the pope, in Vatican City. Originally known as the Cappella Magna, the chapel takes its name from Pope Sixtus IV, who restored it between 1477 and 1480.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
St. Peter's Basilica
The Papal Basilica of Saint Peter in the Vatican, or simply Saint Peter's Basilica, is a church built in the Renaissance style located in Vatican City, the papal enclave which is within the city of Rome.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
St. Peter's Square
St. Peter's Square (Piazza San Pietro), Vatican City, Italy
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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
  • It is recommended you wear comfortable walking shoes and if rain is forecast, bring a small umbrella as well. Large umbrellas, large bags, and selfie sticks will not be allowed into the museums.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers

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