Rome: Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Express Guided Tour

3.1 / 5

8 Reviews

Rome: Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Express Guided Tour

From US$ 67.93 per person

Enjoy a 3-hour walking tour through the vast art collections inside one of the most beautiful museums in the world with an expert guide. Gain privileged access to the Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica during an exclusive skip-the-ticket-line tour.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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COVID-19 precautions
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Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 2.5 hours
Starting times 10:15 AM, 11:30 AM
Skip the ticket line
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Live tour guide


  • Avoid standing in the ticket line with a fast track admission ticket
  • Explore the richest art collection in the world with live commentary from an expert guide
  • Admire Michelangelo’s breathtaking ceiling in the Sistine Chapel
  • Gain privileged access to St Peter's Basilica from the museums
Full description
See the very best of the world-famous Vatican Museum with an exclusive skip-the-ticket-line access ticket. Bypass the ticket line that often stretches for hours. Begin your tour of the 54 galleries with an expert guide and discover masterpieces of painting and sculpture from all time periods. Admire works by important Renaissance artists such as Raphael, Giotto, and Caravaggio. Then head to the Sistine Chapel to see the breathtaking ceiling painted by Michelangelo. After this, gain privileged access to enter St Peter's Basilica directly from the chapel. Your local guide will give you a detailed explanation of the largest church in the world and you can enjoy the rest of your time to explore it at your own pace.
  • Meet and greet at the meeting point
  • Professional licensed local guide
  • Vatican Museum Tickets with pre-reservation for Fast Track access
  • Headsets
  • Hotel pick-up or drop-off
  • Transportation
  • Meals
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with mobility impairments
COVID-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Touristation Vaticano

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • 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 wait at security may be up to 30 minutes.
  • For reduced child tickets, an identity document must be presented the day of the visit.
  • Shoulders and knees must be covered, low-cut tops, sleeveless tops, or shorts are not permitted - you may be refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.1 / 5

based on 8 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    3.6 / 5
  • Value for money
    3.4 / 5
  • Service
    5.0 / 5
  • Organization
    5 / 5
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This activity was very chaotic. We had it planned at 11:15 and upon arrival they told us it would be at 12:30 and it actually started until 1, they could have notified us because we lost our reservations and the rest of the day's plans. They took us to another tour agency and the people from the original tour were very unkind. The most serious of all was that our guide made unfortunate comments from Jews and Poles, if not racist. Not all of us who attend the Vatican are Catholics and tolerance and respect should be elementary. Besides that I didn't have much knowledge of the subject. The experience was somewhat disappointing.

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January 1, 2020

Bring a snack you might get hungry!

December 16, 2019

Ridiculous organization: booking scheduled for 11.15 but when I arrived at the meeting point I was informed that a reservation was not shown even though I had vouchers. As an alternative I was offered a visit with a group after 12.30. However visit started at 13.30 with a very long line !!! Other that skip a row. If I had not booked I would have certainly avoided such a long line. Overall, a very bad experience, incapable guide, bad organization !!! Money thrown away. To avoid

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April 24, 2019

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