St Peter Vatican
View of the Last Judgment inside the Sistine Chapel
Guided tour inside the St Peter Basilica
View of the Bernini Canape inside the St Peter Basilica
Guided tour of the Vatican
Faster Than Skip The Line

Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, & St. Peter's Basilica Tour

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3 h.
English
20
Mon to Sat
Several Departure Times

  • Discover the marvels of the Vatican on TripAdvisor’s Number One Tour in the World for 2019.
    Be mesmerized by Michelangelo’s world famous Sistine Chapel and Last Judgement, visit the Raphael Rooms and hear the stories behind the renowned “School of Athens”. Then wonder at the treasures inside St. Peter’s Basilica, from Michelangelo’s Pietá to Bernini’s enormous bronze altar.
  • With our Official Vatican Partnership, we can guarantee a Faster Than Skip-the-Line entrance, allowing our guests to enter the Museums ahead of other operators (whom often have an average of 45 mins wait) thanks to our dedicated entrance.
  • Tours are limited to 20 people with an expert, English-speaking, art historian as your guide that will bring the artwork to life using headsets to allow you to hear the guide seamlessly throughout the tour.

Enjoy your Vatican Tour experience

What's Included

  • Faster Than Skip-the-Line Access to the Vatican Museums
  • All entrance & reservation fees
  • Access to the Sistine Chapel
  • Skip-the-Line Access to St. Peter’s Basilica
  • Audio headsets so you can always hear your guide
  • Small groups of 20 people or less
  • Gratuities

Sites Visited

  • Vatican Museums
  • Sistine Chapel
  • Raphael's Rooms
  • Gallery of Maps
  • Gallery of Tapestries
  • St. Peter's Basilica
  • St. Peter's Square

No One Gets You in Faster

As the only Official Vatican Partner with the highest partnership status, we are the Vatican experts. With us, you can not only use our exclusive Partner Entrance which allows you to enter the Museums immediately, but you’ll also discover the stories about the characters that walked these corridors before you as artists and Popes.

No One Gives You More Access

Inside, your guide will take you out to the Vatican Gardens balcony for your first glimpse of the dome of St. Peters Basilica before strolling through the ancient statues and modern sculptures of the Pinecone Courtyard. As there is no talking allowed in the Sistine Chapel your guide will prepare you here for the many fascinating details you otherwise might miss on your own.

To reach the Chapel, your guide will lead you along the Hall of Maps, the Gallery of Tapestries, the Gallery of Candelabra and through the Raphael Rooms.  These works of art will come to life as you follow your guide’s commentary on your dedicated audio earpiece. At the Sistine Chapel, take some time to pick out the rich details on the walls and ceilings – from Michelangelo’s boneless self-portrait to the shields representing violent bible stories.

No One Gets You in Earlier

After soaking up the Sistine Chapel, we’ll use our Skip-the-Line Access again, to enter St. Peter’s Basilica. Here, you will see Michelangelo’s ‘Pietá’ which portrayed Mary as being as an eternal young mother. Spend some quiet time in this vast place of worship beneath the tallest dome in the world before walking out into the welcoming embrace of St. Peter’s Square where the faithful gather for the Papal audience.

In just three hours, we’ll introduce you to the artistic treasures of the Vatican in an enjoyable and hassle-free manner. From the enormous basilica built over the tomb of St. Peter to Michelangelo's ground-breaking frescoes in the Sistine Chapel, you will see how the Popes used art and culture to spread their message. You’ll leave not just appreciating the Vatican but having understood it too. 

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