Wonders of Vatican: Museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica Guided Tour

Rome, Italy

Experience Rating
icon3 hours  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English and 1 more

Beat the midday crowds and heat on this early-morning Vatican tour. Save time with skip-the-line tickets and see the highlights of the huge Vatican Museums collection in just hours with a guide. Take in the galleries, Raphael Rooms, Borgia Apartment, and Sistine Chapel while learning about the history and significance of their most important works, then enjoy free time to explore St. Peter’s Basilica at your own pace.
  • Visit the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel without the crowds
  • Save hours with priority access tickets so you don’t have to wait in line
  • A guided tour of the galleries to fully appreciate the rich art and history
  • Take in St. Peter’s Basilica and Square on your own after the tour

Entry to Sistine Chapel & Vatican Museum
Entry to St Peter's Basilica
Spanish Tour 9:30 AM/11:00 AM/15:30 PM
Professional English speaking guide
Headsets for clear narrations
A small group of a maximum of 22 travellers (Only for 7:30 am Tour)
Food or Drinks
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

Via Vespasiano, 26, 00192 Roma RM, Italy

Return Details

Saint Peter's Square, Forum Sancti Petri, Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
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Vatican Museums
"Explore the astonishing main galleries of the Vatican. A combination of Gallery of the Tapestries, Gallery of the Candelabra, and the most popular Gallery of the Maps. Authorized by several Popes, these galleries are truly eye-opening. See the galleries dedicated to Raphael, one of the genius artists of the Italian Renaissance. With his other masterpieces, see his most famous painting the School of Athens. This painting will catch your interest long before you enter Raphael's Rooms. Because it is printed on the entry tickets of Vatican Museums. Visit Borgia Apartments that involve the oldest known representation of native Americans in Europe. Pinturicchio frescoed the apartments who was also a co-pupil of Raphael. Hear some incredible and interesting facts about the suites from your guide. Including what technique Pinturicchio used that gave a three-dimensional effect on the walls. A guided exploration of these extensive collections frescoes, artworks and sculptures will get you warmed up for the astonishing masterpieces ahead."
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Sistine Chapel
If you are wondering which is the most famous work inside the Vatican? It is undoubtedly Sistine Chapel by Michelangelo. You will get yourself emerged in flawless Sistine Chapel full of marvellous frescoes illustrating stories from the Bible. See Michelangelo's most famous painting the undefinable "Creation of Adam". It is forbidden to speak or take photographs inside the chapel. But you will get plenty of time to get yourself indulged in its magnificent beauty.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
St. Peter's Basilica
Enter St Peter's Basilica without long lines using an exclusive skip the line entry. This is a massive church approximately large as two American football fields and full of artworks by some admired artists in history. Explore all the masterpieces situated there including Michelangelo's La Peita, Bernini's Baldacchino and St Peter's statue. Go underneath the basilica with a guide to visit the Papal tombs before the tour ends. Your guided tour will end here and if you wish you can explore the Vatican on your won. This tour will surely make space in your travel diary!
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Both men and women must cover their knees and shoulders to enter the religious venues
  • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Carrying a big bag/luggage is not allowed during the tour
  • The sites are not wheelchair accessible
  • Travellers requested to arrive at the meeting point 20 minutes before the tour starting time. Tours are time-sensitive and late arrivals cannot be accommodated
  • Parts of Vatican Museums and St Peter's Basilica may remain closed without prior announcements for religious ceremonies. These are fully the decisions of Vatican authorities, and the tour operator will not agree on any refunds.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 22 travelers

Cancellation policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.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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