City Wonders & The Vatican

City Wonders & The Vatican

A Partnership with the Highest Privileges

Vatican Partnership

With over 15 years of experience in tour operation, it’s safe to say we’re the experts. City Wonders is the only Official Vatican Partner and for over 12 years we have provided the most exclusive and engaging tour experiences for this iconic institution. You may have heard of other Vatican “Partners”, but we are the only tour operator that has the highest partnership status available. A status that means we get YOU in faster, earlier, and to areas most people never see. Discover why our Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter’s Basilica Tour is recognized as the No. 1 Experience Worldwide.

Privileges Only for Our Guests

It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity to see the Vatican, don’t waste it by choosing a standard tour operator.

No One Gets You in Faster

Skip the line access of the Vatican Museums with City Wonders

Over 200 tour operators have “Skip-the-Line” entry to the Vatican, which can mean a wait of 45 minutes or more. We are the only Official Partner, and that means you get to use our Private Partner Entrance, which allows you to enter immediately!

No One Gets You in Earlier


Ever imagined having the Sistine Chapel all to yourself? Our First Entry to the Vatican allows you to get in 30 minutes before any other tour operator and 1 hour and 30 minutes before the general public.

No One Gets You More Access


Our status as a Vatican Partner also allows you to access normally off-limits areas like the Bramante Staircase and enjoy unique experiences like breakfast in the Pinecone Courtyard or a Night Tour of the Sistine Chapel.


“City Wonders is an official Vatican Museums tour partner, meaning you get to enter immediately through a private partner entrance alongside their expert guides and experience a truly unique itinerary.”

- This is the World's Most Booked Tour on TripAdvisor, Stacey Leasca, Travel & Leisure



“If you’re able to wake up before the sun rises, you could be the very first person inside the Sistine Chapel thanks to City Wonders’ exclusive first entry tour.”

- Why You Should Go to Rome This Winter, Lyndsey Matthews, Afar Magazine



“To avoid the crowds in the Vatican, City Wonders created a tour with an exclusive entry before the museums open to the public and a VIP breakfast served in the Vatican's Pinecone Courtyard .”

- Tour Operators Provide Answers to Challenges of Overtourism, Michelle Baran, Travel Weekly


More Reasons to Visit the Vatican with Us

Over 100 Tour Options
No matter how you want to experience the Vatican, we have an option for you! From specially-crafted family tours for your little ones to night access for a less-crowded view of the museums, we have the widest selection of tours, times and itineraries.


15 Years of Experience
We’ve been in business more than 15 years, guided more than 1.5 million people through the Vatican and have the No. 1 Experience Worldwide, so we’ve learned a thing or two during our time! Choose us to experience the Vatican with experts.


25k 5-Star Reviews
We’re the highest rated, best-loved Vatican tour operator, and our reviews prove it! From expert guides, to a highly-curated route through the museums, we always provide 5-Star service to our guests. Take a tour with us to find out why TripAdvisor voted us as the No. 1 Experience Worldwide!