All in one Vatican Guided Tour: Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica

Complete Guided Group tour of the Vatican City

Vatican Museums, Viale Vaticano, Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy

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3 hours

Explore the exclusive marble at Vatican city in this complete guided tour. Skip-the-line entrances are included at the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel. Head straight to the museum with your expert tour guide to bring these masterpieces to life. In the case of St. Peter’s Basilica, it is a place of worship. This place can be closed on any day for religious activities without warning. So keep this information in mind while booking our All-In-One Vatican Tour.

Tour Itinerary

Tour Availability:

Every day, except Sunday

Tour Duration:

3:00 hr

Meeting Point:

Via Germanico, 40, 00192 Roma RM

Meeting time:

25 minutes before the tour start time

Group Size:

24 participate

Starting 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.

St. Peter’s Basilica:

St. Peter’s Basilica, which is located near the Vatican Museums, has its own entry and rules. The last stop of our Vatican Tour concludes at St. Peter’s Basilica. Our tour guide will only tell you everything about this holy place. They will gladly show you all that one of Rome’s most beautiful landmarks has to offer from the outside. You can enter St. Peter’s Basilica when it is open for a visit. As it is a religious place it can be closed for any religious occasion without any prior notice. Please keep in mind that St. Peter’s Basilica is closed on Easter, December 24 and 31, and other religious holidays. In this case, the 3-hour tour will take place in other sections of the Vatican Museums.

Our Complete Vatican Tour assures that you can get inside the Basilica (not to mention skip the lines!) to see Michelangelo’s Pietà, Bernini’s baldachin, and St. Peter’s throne.

Tour Overview

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. But one thing you should know is that as Basilica is a religious place, it can be closed during any religious activity without prior warning. If your tour day falls on a religious holiday at the Vatican, your access to the Basilica may be restricted.

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.

Tour Highlights

  • 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

  • Professional Tour Guide

What is not included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

  • Gratuities

  • Food and drinks

  • Guided tour inside St. Peter’s Basilica

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Walking inside the musuems is really worth it!

Booking this tour with skip the line ticket saved my time and energy. A professional expert guide was a blessing for me during this tour. Without him, it was not possible to view all the spectacular things inside the Vatican and Sistine Chapel. 3-hours is not enough to cover all the remarkable areas inside the Vatican, chapel and the papal area. But after tour completion, I felt a complete guided tour with extraordinary experience.



My dream came true - visiting St. Peters

As my family members are very religious and visited Saint Peter’s Basilica several times except me, so it became my dream to visit st. Peter’s basilica for once at least. It was my first trip to Rome. One of my cousins has booked this tour for me who travelled to Rome last year. I was a little bit annoyed as he booked this tour without my concern. However, after getting a voucher and meeting with my group was really a great pleasure for me. The Rome Tour Tickets’s guide reminded us to follow all the rules and regulations and after a short time security check ups we discovered ourselves inside the ancient vatican museums. The school of athens, the last judgement, beautiful sistine chapel was really entertaining. At the last hour, we visited St. Peter's Basilica which was a really exciting experience for me. The interior inside the basilica is filled with artworks and famous sculptures. Among them, Michelangelo’s La pieta, Bernini’s the Baldachin was the main altar. It was not just a tour but also a dream came true for me.



Amazing tour

Wonderful Vatican museums, stunning chapel’s beauty and chiristian’s greatest religious home, St. Peter's basilica with an excellent english speaking guide made my trip amazing. Recommended!



Great tour with complementary guide

I have visited Rome with my grandmother and I was really happy while booking this tour as it’s seemed to be perfect for families, young children and ealderly people also. Entry without lines with a 3 hours long compulsory guided tour made this tour amazing. Staff from Rome Tour Tickets were really cordial and helpful. The agency created a dedicated security line to enter, which ensured our fastest entry into vatican museums. Guide explained everything inside the Vatican and the sistine chapel. lt was really an informative and relaxing tour of introducing world famous artworks of Rome.



Amazing Vatican Museums Tour …

My journey to the Vatican Museums has a great history. We decided to visit the Vatican as early as possible since it’s less crowded in the morning. So, my friend booked an early morning tour from this company. First, we visited the Vatican museum and the Sistine chapel. After that, st. Peter's basilica was another gift on our tour. As the museums has three parts and altogether it’s about 7.5 Kilometers, me with my friend were really exhausted physically at that time but mentally we were blessed to view and learn about resourceful history of the Roman era. Our skilled tour guide Sara helped us a lot to understand the insights and history behind famous arts and sculptures. I have to say, Rome tour tickets deliver great tour services.



Absolutely amazing atmosphere

We took this tour of the Vatican and thoroughly enjoyed the magnificent pieces of works. Our tour guide made everything more clear to us. We were astounded by his knowledge. Although museums are swarming with tourists but the whole building and exhibitions were just amazing. Do not miss to visit the Vatican when you travel to Rome.



I felt I got my life back

It was my first tour in Rome after the long lockdown and pendemic. Vatican museums where history talks and every single room has a different story of art and culture. By reading an article in a magazine, I was eager to visit vatican museums to see the magnificent masterpieces. The gallery of maps, the school of Athens, stunning sistine chapel’s ceiling, the last judgement, la pieta’s sculpture … all these historical things really filled my heart and eyes. This tour was badly needed after this horrifying lockdown experience. Felt great :-)



Absolutely stunning

We reached the meeting point 20 minutes before the tour started. Without waiting in the line we got quick entry to the Vatican. Our guide was very informative. By his cooperation we got to see the highlights of the museum, Sistine chapel, and St. Peter's without putting any extra efforts. Besides, the service and support of this company was superb. We got answers for every email we sent for clarifying a few matters. Definitely I would recommend this company to plan your tours if you are going to visit Rome.



Amazing Tour After Many Month's

When I heard this on news that Italy opened up and there was no lockdown in Rome, I just couldn’t wait any longer. I flew to Rome and the first thing I did was visit the Vatican museums. Normally this place holds a huge crown but there was no crowd at all. The environment was calm and tourist friendly. We follow all the covid-19 guidelines. It was a good experience and refreshed my mind!



If you can go outside start living the life again

I just couldn’t take it anymore! I made Ome my first destination to hit after the pendamic lockdown. Booked this tour online and communicated with the support. I talked directly with the owner and the support was awesome. Visiting this place was a great experience and helped to come out of mental trauma. Great time spent there. Many more attractions to visit. Stay safe and keep exploring!
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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.

It is best to be at the tour meeting spot 25 minutes early. It is the customer's duty to arrive on time. If you arrive late or don’t show up, we are sorry but we cannot accommodate you because we are already at the tour destination with other participants. Furthermore, the Vatican tour ticket price is non-refundable. A refund or cancellation of the Vatican ticket is not possible. As a result, if you miss it, you will not be refunded your ticket money.

Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel are open every day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m, except Sunday.

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 had been blocked for the time being since the Covid19 Pandemic. As a result, group tours or any other tours were not permitted to 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. However, the government has lifted the restriction, and the entry to the Basilica for guided tours is now open. We can continue the guided tour at Basilica until further notice.

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.

Call us at +39 06 2757630 to cancel any trip; we're available Monday to Saturday from 8 am to 4 pm. Please review other cancellation-related FAQ of this tour and the Cancellation & Refund Policy of Rome Tour Tickets before canceling this tour.

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.

Access to the Vatican Museums is only permitted after getting the Reinforced Green Pass certificate or equivalent one for non-EU citizens.

Reinforced Green Pass attests to vaccination against Sars-Cov-2 or the recovery certificate from Sars-Cov-2.

For non-EU citizens must bring a vaccination certificate issued by national health authorities mentioning the vaccine that has been authorized by the European Medicines Agency. The certificate must include the following information,

  • Identification of the holder
  • Vaccine Data
  • Vaccination Data
  • Information about the State and Health Authority that issued the certificate

Those ages under 12 also need to bring a vaccination certificate while visiting any Vatican attractions.

For those who haven’t obtained the COVID-19 vaccination yet, a rapid test with negative results within 48 hours is mandatory.

Visitors are not permitted to visit any attractions in Italy without this. Also, they must show their identity document in addition to the certificate or test result, whether in print or digital form, to establish ownership.

Furthermore, it is advisable for all the visitors to wear FFP2 masks and maintain a safe distance of more than 1 meter.

Visit Covid-19 Travel Notice for the most up-to-date travel information during this epidemic.

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