Guided tour

Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel: Tour

Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel: Tour

From US$ 46.63 per person

Skip the ticket lines to explore the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel. See masterpieces by Michelangelo, Raphael, Bernini, and more.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Duration options: 2 - 4 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English, Spanish, Italian, French, Portuguese, Russian, German
Optional audio guide
German, English, Spanish
Private or small groups available
Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • All visitors must pass through airport-style security, during high season the waiting time may be up to 30 minutes.
  • Admire the Sistine Chapel and Michelangelo’s frescoes
  • Skip the ticket line at the Vatican Museums
  • Explore the courtyards of the Vatican complex
  • See the Raphael Rooms and learn about the School of Athens
Full description

Discover one of the greatest art collections in the world on a guided tour of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel.  Your local guide will take you to the most interesting galleries within the museums – the Rotunda, Gallery of Tapestries and Gallery of Maps. Each of these rooms contains ornate ceilings with the walls decorated with ancient statues, frescoes, and tapestries. Of course, the greatest gem of the Vatican collection is not a painting on any wall, but an entire ceiling and wall completely frescoed by the greatest genius of the Renaissance period – Michelangelo Buonarotti. Learn all about how Michelangelo dedicated himself to painting the Sistine Chapel, working day and night, and even sleeping in the chapel. Discover how he expressed his frustration with his employers as your guide lets you in on private the jokes hidden within his work.

  • Entry tickets & places visited
    • Sistine Chapel entry ticket

    • Vatican Museums entry ticket

    • Saint Peter's Square visit

    • Courtyard of the Pigna visit

    • Access to Vatican Museums Cabinet of the Masks

  • Who you’ll be with
    • Live tour guide: English, Spanish, Italian, French, Portuguese, Russian, German

  • Transport
    • No transport is included on this activity

  • Food & drink
    • Not included: food & drink

  • Equipment
    • Audio guide: German, English, Spanish

Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meet your guide on the steps located at the corner of Via Tunisi and Via Sebastiano Veniero, in front of Via Tunisi 4. The representative will be holding a sign with the green EcoArt logo.

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based on 36020 reviews

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A very well organized trip. Even though we booked it only 1 week in advance, we were able to visit the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel on the exact day we wanted. Getting a ticket on your own was not realistic. Plus, skipping the queue is a big plus. The guide was very good, she guided us through the most important rooms in an efficient way and focused primarily on painting.

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November 4, 2022

Fabrizio was an excellent tour guide. We had 25 people and he managed all of us very well. He was extremely knowledgeable and answered all questions posed to him. He was humorous and engaging. He took us through the Hall of Statues explaining about the difference between the material, the origins, where they came from and especially about heads and bodies of the various statues. He deftly guided us through the throngs of tourists as we threaded our way single file through the corridors to reach the Sistine Chapel and MichaelAngelo. Spectacular. He made sure we knew all the rules going in there. He spoke English and was easy to understand. I would definitely recommend Fabrizio to be your tour guide.

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October 11, 2022

We were very lucky because we had Antonio (the one and only! The one that speaks Japanese!!!) as our guide. It was definitely the best tour I have experienced. Unique experience. Antonio was excellent. The information we received and the way he communicated with us will be unforgettable. We came with my little son from Greece. I was afraid that the child would get tired and bored for so many hours, but really it was so pleasant and so interesting that when we said goodbye to him three hours later, we were really sad!!!Thank you so much Antonio!!!!

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September 22, 2022

Product ID: 387550

VA ID: 387550