All in One Vatican City Guided tours: Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica
Complete Vatican City Guided Tour with your professional guide
Vatican Museums, Viale Vaticano, Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy
Explore the exclusive marble at Vatican city in this complete guided tour. Skip-the-line entrances included at Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica. Head straight to the museum with your expert tour guide to bring these masterpieces to life.
Every day, except Sunday
Via Germanico, 40, 00192 Roma RM
25 minutes before the tour start time
Travelers can start the tour at their own convenient time
Start your tour at Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
Our Complete Vatican Tour goes beyond your expectations. Get real insights into Vatican city with this complete guided tour. Here you can see such sculptures that you have never heard of.
Our route to Vatican Museums includes all the sights you ever wanted to see. After the tour ends at Vatican Museums, your visit will start at Sistine Chapel. These museums are situated within the Vatican Museums, so you don’t have to buy any extra admission tickets.
From the Sistine Chapel and Raphael Rooms to stunning old sculptures, you may have never heard of, our tour of the Vatican Museums takes you to all the places you want to see, as well as a few surprises.
Your guide will have revealed the history and secrets behind the paintings, as well as what they symbolize and why they’re so famous, by the time you get to the Chapel.
The next guided tour is at St. Peter’s Basilica
St. Peter’s Basilica, located near the Vatican Museums, has separate entrances and rules. With the skip-the entrance, you will be inside the Basilica within limited hours for guided tours. Our Complete Vatican Tour assures that you and your experienced guide get inside the Basilica (not to mention skip the lines!) to see Michelangelo’s Pietà, Bernini’s baldachin, and St. Peter’s throne.
The Vatican City, the smallest state in the world, houses the world’s largest collection of outstanding Renaissance paintings. And this Vatican tour with an expert guide will guarantee that you gain a thorough understanding of the masterpieces’ history and context. Skip the huge lines and save hours of waiting time to visit the Vatican’s major attractions and be fascinated by the treasures housed within those historical buildings.
Explore the timeless works of legendary artists such as Michelangelo, Bernini, Raphael, and others to create some lasting memories. And learn how these artists contributed to a massive collection of artwork in the world’s tiniest nation. This guided tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St Peter’s Basilica is the best way to get a sense of the state’s history and architecture.
An Exclusive Vatican tour designed for you
We’ve spent years assembling a team of dedicated experts who are eager to share their knowledge of the Vatican with you. When you combine them with a small party, you’ve got a recipe for sightseeing success! During peak season, we also use privileged entrances to the Vatican Museums and St. Peter’s Basilica, skipping general access lineups that sometimes stretch for hours.
Faster Access that no tours can provide
You can now go straight inside and explore without wasting time with our Reserved Entrance; you’ll also learn about the characters who trod these corridors before you as painters and Popes.
With added security measures and social distancing, you can enjoy a safe and exciting journey to the Vatican. Although crowds are common here. It is the best time now to plan your Vatican tour because you will be among the few people admitted to the museums. Without having to compete for space with other visitors, get up close and personal with the amazing artwork throughout the Vatican, and create once-in-a-lifetime memories of this incredible setting.
Exclusive fast entrance at Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica.
Professional tour guide throughout the journey.
Explore Raphael’s Rooms, Gallery of the Maps, and Bramante’s Pinecone Courtyard at your own pace.
Experience the famous masterpieces at St. Peter’s Basilica, such as the La Pieta sculpture.
See Michelangelo, Raphael, and many other masterpieces at Sistine Chapel.
What is included
Guided tour of Vatican Museums
Guided tour of Sistine Chapel
Skip-the-line entry to all sites
What is not included
Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Food and drinks
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Frequently Asked Questions
One group consists of a member of 24 people (maximum)
Yes, for the children aged between 0 to 6 and young tourists aged between 7 to 17 can enjoy discounts on the total price. Students under 25 years old also can avail themselves of the discounts but need to come with a Student ID for proof of eligibility.
There are reduced-price tickets for being an EU citizen. The citizens aged between 18 to 25 years will enjoy reduced admission tickets. And there are EU complimentary tickets that can be available by EU citizens age between 6 to 18. But please keep in mind, certain places require full entry price.
No, photography is restricted inside the chapel, although you can take pictures outside the museum.
If you have any issue with mobility, you have to contact us for private access. But one thing should be noted, the sites are not wheelchair accessible. So if you use one unfortunately you can’t visit this place.
You can bring a small bag with you that has the necessary items. During the visit, do not bring any large bags or luggage, as it is not permissible to enter the attraction with large bags.
Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel are open everyday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Please note that St. Peter's Basilica is closed on Easter, December 24 and 31, and other religious holidays; the 3-hour tour will be given in other areas of the Vatican Museums at these times.
The Basilica is a place of worship that may be closed for religious activities without warning; in this case, a visit to the Vatican Library will be replaced.
Normally, the St. Peter's Basilica has another door that allows visitors to walk straight from the Sistine Chapel to the Basilica, however that door has been blocked for the time being since Covid19 Pandemic. As a result, no group tour or any tour may now enter the basilica from the interior. All visitors must depart the Vatican and proceed to the Saint Peter's Basilica, which has a separate entrance. As a result, St. Peter's Basilica is not included in a group tour at this time.
Yes, hotel pick-up option is available but it is optional and comes with extra fees. Please select the Hotel transportation option at the time of tour booking. We will arrange it for you.
This tour falls under ‘All Sales Final’ status. That means the tour reservation is non-refundable and cannot be canceled once you confirm the booking.
At Rome Tour Tickets, we are acutely aware of the current circumstances resulting from the COVID-19 Pandemic. We are solely responsible for keeping you up to date with the most correct information.
Corona vaccine certificates need to be brought with each tourist on the tour. Travelers need to get tested negative for coronavirus no more than three days (72 hours) before the tour. And they must need to bring the test report alongside the Vaccine certificate. You are not permitted to visit any attractions in Italy without this. Visit Covid-19 Travel Notice for the most up-to-date travel information during this epidemic.