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Vatican City Tour: Vatican Museums Sistine Chapel and Vatican Basilica

Roma, Italy

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icon2 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English and 5 more

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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Revel in the Renaissance relics of the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica on this comprehensive tour. Explore the highlights of the famous museums as you stroll through the vast galleries and marvel at the Sistine Chapel, adorned with Michelangelo's magnificent frescos. Next, head to St Peter's Basilica—with skip-the-line admission—where your guide points out priceless monuments like Michelangelo’s 'Pietà' and Bernini’s 'Baldachin.'
  • Guided tour of the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica
  • See art by Renaissance masters like Botticelli, Perugino, and Raphael
  • Marvel at Michelangelo's masterpiece in the Sistine Chapel
  • Learn more about the legendary works from an expert guide
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure

Traveler Tips

  • "Try to catch the morning tour so that you the option to venture on your own in the Vatican ." See review
  • "I can recommend taking a tour, especially as you don’t want to be queuing up for either the museums or the basilik (February is calm, but the queues still looked horrid from afar)." See review
  • "Does get extremely crowded and hot going through the building." See review


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Loved the whole experience
, Mar 2020
Such a beautiful place, this tour is a must have to get lots of extra information. We had tour guide Christina, she was brilliant! She gave us lots of information, and she made interesting. You could definitely tell she was passionate about what she was talking about, and she made the whole tour very fun and entertaining.
Well worth the money. Amazing tour.
, Feb 2020
Excellent tour guide (Christina) who made the experience interesting and educational. She made sure everyone got the most out of the well organised tour. So much better than going around on our own.
Great tour
, Feb 2020
Try to catch the morning tour so that you the option to venture on your own in the Vatican . The guided tour moves fast but at a comfortable paced . Too much to cover before the place closes . Loved it. Our guide was great !
Excellent and reasonably priced tour of the Vatican and collections
, Feb 2020
(Feb 2020). We were originally signed up for a more extensive tour, but a papal audience required the tour company to offer us an alternative tour. The communication was proactive, the tour arrival was smooth and well organized. The tour route was very good- we entered through the professional tour entrance, skipping the enormous line at the main entrance. We then had a session using the Vatican's big screen maps to explore the sistine chapel before our entry, then had a very well planned tour of the vatican collections. Our tourguide, Christine, was fantastic. Her knowledge of the collection and the history behind it was extensive, and she easily managed a group of 25. I would definitely recommend this tour.
Impressive visit with nice guide
, Feb 2020
Really nice tour. Our guide Gabriel, Maya tours, gave us an earpiece through which you could clearly hear how he explained things via a microphone and had an iPad to clarify the pieces even more. Good level of English and really helpful (went extra when I asked him if my wife could sit down for a minute in the Sistine Chapel). I can recommend taking a tour, especially as you don’t want to be queuing up for either the museums or the basilik (February is calm, but the queues still looked horrid from afar).
Phenomenal Tour
, Feb 2020
Christina was magnificent throughout the tour. She gave a lot of history about the Vatican and it’s architecturally mesmerised buildings.
Vatican tour
, Feb 2020
Christina gave us a great tour. Very friendly and informative. The tour was very smoothly organised and Christina convey a real sense of enthusiasm for the site. It lasted just over two hours followed by free time to explore the basilica.
Great visit to Vatican Museums by Christina
, Feb 2020
Specifically I would like to thank you Christina for her in-depth knowledge and guidance for the tour around the Vatican museum. It was great and really appreciate of the whole thing. God job and will recommend to others coming to Italy and visiting the Vatican.
shorter, but full tour of the three top Vatican sites
, Jan 2020
Our tour guide spoke English with a heavy Italian accent. He was funny and very knowledgable. He took a little extra time to show us an extra exhibit, which made us very last minute to see the rest, but worth it. There is so much to see and we did have to hurry through a few places, but it was a shorter tour and we knew we couldn't possibly see everything. But for a first time visit with a limited amount of time, this was a great tour and covered many important highlights!
Best guide ever
, Jan 2020
Christine was amazing this was my first tour in Italy not knowing what to expect I was very pleased and can’t explain how many times I could say thank you for the great experience

Product code: 16631P7

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