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Skip-the-Line: Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Guided Tour

Skip-the-Line: Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Guided Tour
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About
Home to some of the world’s most iconic paintings, the Vatican Museums attract huge crowds. Save yourself hours of waiting by booking this skip-the-line tour of the Sistine Chapel and Raphael’s Rooms,. Early morning and evening tour options mean you can explore the complex during far less crowded time slots. Upgrade to a small-group tour limited to 10 people for a more personalized experience.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, Portuguese, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Highlights
  • Skip hours-long lines on this Vatican Museums tour in Rome
  • Listen to the guide's commentary through a personal headset (when group size is 20 people)
  • Opt for an early morning or evening time slot for a less crowded experience
  • Upgrade to a small-group tour, limited to 10 people
What to expect
  • Depending on the time slot you selected at checkout, your experience begins outside of the Vatican Museums. Access the Vatican through a special entrance with no lines, saving hours of waiting time. Walk first through the Gallery of Maps and the Gallery of Tapestries, hearing your guide's commentary loud and clear through your personal headset. Snap photos in front of the Pigna statue in the Pinecone Courtyard before you continue to Raphael’s Rooms. Spend the next part of the tour gazing upward at the Sistine Chapel, home to Michelangelo’s 'The Creation of Adam' and 'The Last Judgement.' After, say farewell to your guide and continue to St. Peter’s Basilica to enjoy the church independently. Please note that on Wednesdays, due to the weekly Papal Audience, St. Peter’s Basilica may be unavailable. Ensure you select a day other than Wednesday if you’re set on seeing the landmark.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, Portuguese, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Skip hours-long lines on this Vatican Museums tour in Rome
  • Listen to the guide's commentary through a personal headset (when group size is 20 people)
  • Opt for an early morning or evening time slot for a less crowded experience
  • Upgrade to a small-group tour, limited to 10 people
What to expect
  • Depending on the time slot you selected at checkout, your experience begins outside of the Vatican Museums. Access the Vatican through a special entrance with no lines, saving hours of waiting time. Walk first through the Gallery of Maps and the Gallery of Tapestries, hearing your guide's commentary loud and clear through your personal headset. Snap photos in front of the Pigna statue in the Pinecone Courtyard before you continue to Raphael’s Rooms. Spend the next part of the tour gazing upward at the Sistine Chapel, home to Michelangelo’s 'The Creation of Adam' and 'The Last Judgement.' After, say farewell to your guide and continue to St. Peter’s Basilica to enjoy the church independently. Please note that on Wednesdays, due to the weekly Papal Audience, St. Peter’s Basilica may be unavailable. Ensure you select a day other than Wednesday if you’re set on seeing the landmark.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 3731VATICAN
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • Reserved Priority Access to the Vatican Museums
  • Skip-the-Line Access to the Sistine Chapel
  • Audio headsets so you can always hear your guide
  • Small groups of 20 people or less
  • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
  • Entry/Admission - Stanze di Raffaello
  • Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel
  • Entry/Admission - St. Peter's Basilica
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • St. Peter's Basilica is not included until further notice
Duration
2h 30m
Departure details
  • Via Tunisi, 4, 00192 Roma RM, Italy Meeting point: At the bottom of the steps across the street from the Entrance of the Vatican Museums. The steps are located right next to Caffè Vaticano on the corner of Viale Vaticano and Via Tunisi. The closest Metro stop is Line A (Ottaviano – Musei Vaticani).
  • Sistine Chapel, 00120, Vatican City
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please bring your own mask on the tour. The wearing of mask is compulsory in order to comply with health & Safety regulations. Our guide will be wearing mask during the tour as well.
  • At the meeting point there will be social distancing taking place. Our guide will organize the group upon your arrival, but we kindly ask yourself to be conscience in taking social distance at all the time from others.
  • Following the new regulations regarding Coronavirus, at the entrance your body temperature will be checked. If a body temperature above 37.5 ° C is registered, you will not be able to enter the site.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • We regret that we are unable to accommodate guests with wheelchairs or any impairments requiring special assistance. We are also unable to accommodate strollers or baby carriages on our group tours.
  • Avoid bringing large purses, bags, or backpacks on your tour
  • We may experience delays in getting through mandatory security checks when entering these venues
  • Please be aware that St. Peter's Basilica is not included until further notice
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Inclusions
  • Reserved Priority Access to the Vatican Museums
  • Skip-the-Line Access to the Sistine Chapel
  • Audio headsets so you can always hear your guide
  • Small groups of 20 people or less
  • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
  • Entry/Admission - Stanze di Raffaello
  • Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel
  • Entry/Admission - St. Peter's Basilica
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • St. Peter's Basilica is not included until further notice
Departure details
  • Via Tunisi, 4, 00192 Roma RM, Italy Meeting point: At the bottom of the steps across the street from the Entrance of the Vatican Museums. The steps are located right next to Caffè Vaticano on the corner of Viale Vaticano and Via Tunisi. The closest Metro stop is Line A (Ottaviano – Musei Vaticani).
  • Sistine Chapel, 00120, Vatican City
Duration
2h 30m
Return details
  • Sistine Chapel, 00120, Vatican City
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please bring your own mask on the tour. The wearing of mask is compulsory in order to comply with health & Safety regulations. Our guide will be wearing mask during the tour as well.
  • At the meeting point there will be social distancing taking place. Our guide will organize the group upon your arrival, but we kindly ask yourself to be conscience in taking social distance at all the time from others.
  • Following the new regulations regarding Coronavirus, at the entrance your body temperature will be checked. If a body temperature above 37.5 ° C is registered, you will not be able to enter the site.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • We regret that we are unable to accommodate guests with wheelchairs or any impairments requiring special assistance. We are also unable to accommodate strollers or baby carriages on our group tours.
  • Avoid bringing large purses, bags, or backpacks on your tour
  • We may experience delays in getting through mandatory security checks when entering these venues
  • Please be aware that St. Peter's Basilica is not included until further notice
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 28 Jul. 2021
A note from Skip-the-Line: Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Guided Tour
You must present either proof of full vaccination (with an EMA-approved vaccine), proof of a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test (PCR or antigen) taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
What you can expect during your visit
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Via Tunisi, 4
    Via Tunisi, 4, 00192 Roma RM, Italy
    Meeting point: At the bottom of the steps across the street from the Entrance of the Vatican Museums. The steps are located right next to Caffè Vaticano on the corner of Viale Vaticano and Via Tunisi. The closest Metro stop is Line A (Ottaviano – Musei Vaticani).
    See address & details
  • 1
    Vatican Museums
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Stanze di Raffaello
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Sistine Chapel
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    St. Peter's Basilica
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
    Pass by
    St. Peter's Square
  • 5
    Vatican City
    Stop: 3 hours
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Sistine Chapel
    00120, Vatican City
    See address & details
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Sestaun
Madrid, Spain47 contributions
We loved the tour. We strongly recommend Chiara
Dec. 2021 • Family
Chiara was amazing! Great with adults and kids!

We learnt a lot and thoroughly enjoyed the tour without visiting useless parts.

My kids 10 & 8 also loved it. Well done Chiara and thank you!

Chiara is super knowledgeable, smiley and patient. She’s an archeologist on the side!!!
Written 5 December 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Giulia C
2 contributions
Vatican tour with guide Alberto
Dec. 2021 • Couples
The Tour guided by Alberto was very fascinating and just spectacular. Super interesting and Alberto had to every question an answer. He gave us the insight we needed. Thanks and always again. Beautiful memory!!! Thanks Giulia & Tim
Written 1 December 2021
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Dung P
9 contributions
Great Vatican City tour
Nov. 2021 • Couples
Christian is really great. He’s funny and also very knowledgeable about the Vatican City and Museum. We love our tour and we will recommend it to whoever want a great tour about the Vatican City.
Written 30 November 2021
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Lisa C
Cumming, GA1 contribution
Wonderful
Mikaela was a wonderful tour guide. She went above and beyond to explain everything in the museums. Very personable! I’m excited to come back and hope to have her as our guide.
Written 27 November 2021
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Marilynn D
1 contribution
Incredible and Informative Tour with Georgia
Nov. 2021
This tour was incredible, and so very informative. We had the pleasure of being led by Georgia who was very kind and personable, and so knowledgable. Our tour began with a slight hiccup when our passes to the Vatican Museum didn't work. Georgia apologized for the delay, and resolved the issue very quickly. She also ensured that we got the full 2.5 hours of our tour, even though we started a little late.
Once inside, Georgia promptly began the tour and shared her vast knowledge of some of the museums greatest treasures. You could instantly tell that she was so passionate about art history, as she called our attention to some of the most amazing details we otherwise would have missed. We could have stayed and listened to her speak all day.
We highly recommend this tour, and hope that you have the pleasure of experiencing Georgia as your guide. You won't be disappointed.
Written 25 November 2021
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fated84
New York City, NY1 contribution
Fantastic
Christian was fantastic! He was so knowledgeable and passionate about the Vatican that got me excited as well. I highly recommend him and this tour to any new comers to the Vatican.
Written 19 November 2021
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Cathie C
Savannah, GA62 contributions
Great tour with Elizabeth !!!
Nov. 2021
CityWonders tour was the best! And our tour guide, Elizabeth was a delight. She was so knowledgeable and made the tour so interesting. Elizabeth was so good at keeping our group together and getting us in just the right spot to appreciate her commentary. You do not want to miss visiting the Vatican Museum and the Sistine Chapel! You can do it without a group tour but you will learn and see so much more on a guided tour. It was very easy to book with CityWonders and we received specific directions for meeting up with our guide.
Written 17 November 2021
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Jennifer D
Southampton, UK28 contributions
Great tour with Laura
Nov. 2021
We had a wonderful tour with Laura for our honeymoon. She was patient, friendly and pointed out the best spots for photos. She explained things very clearly and was very passionate about the Vatican and all the incredible art work. Would highly recommend
Written 17 November 2021
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Julia B
1 contribution
Sister chapel tour
Nov. 2021 • Solo
The tour was fantastic and Hector was phenomenal! Long tour, 3 hours, eat and hydrate before you go!
Written 16 November 2021
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Rhea L
Espoo, Finland21 contributions
Vatican with Laura
Nov. 2021
This was my second time in Vatican with Citywonders. Easy to pick because of the former excellent experiences. This time our guide was amazing
Laura. Her passion about the art and history, excellent English and clear instructions made our tour rewarding. I highly recommed City wonders for their professional guides.
Covid certificates were checked by Laura and the Vatican.
Written 14 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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AMAZING and FUN
We had an awesome time. Stephanie was our tour guide. She did an amazing job and provided alot of interesting facts
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Excellent
We really enjoyed our very informative tour by our lovely guide, (whose name, unfortunately, I did not get) on Frid
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Easy to book and more reasonable than other operators
I got this tor for my 24 yr old son and his buddy. I walked them there and met guide. They were very organized an
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Amazing
My cousin and I did this tour on Saturday with Emiliano. We were absolutely stunned by his knowledge and organisati
lobod91
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Super interesting tours jam packed with information
We had Nick for the first half of our tour, where he showed around the collosuem and Roman forum, and Christian fo
gizmoclunky
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Great tour
Very good tour. I thought that the earpieces would be a gimmick but they were a great idea. The whole place is amaz
N1554TYlisar
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Breathtakingly beautiful
Elizabeth was an amazing guide to have around the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. Her knowledge was truly astounding
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Great Palatine tour, boring Colosseum
The first part of the tour was great. Fabio was a perfect guide, knowledgeable, interesting and fun. He talked abou
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Brilliant tour
Excellent informative tour,with a brilliant tour guide,Vasco.Very entertaining also.Would definitely recommend.
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BE AWARE
BE AWARE They charge you in advance without giving any certainty or confirmation of the tickets. After a few days
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A breathtaking experience.
It took 43 years to come back to Rome and finally made it back. I came to Rome to see the Sistine Chapel and the V
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scammers
the guide never came to do the tour, they kept my money and no one did the tour for me. Hope noone else buys this s
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Don't get scammed
Booked a tour for Nov-30-2021 at 11.15hs, guide never showed up on the meeting point, and agency did not provide an
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Lovely Tour
I forget the name of our tour guide, but this was an incredible tour that highlighted the arts of the Vatican Museu
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Amazing
This tour was amazing, it’s definitely something worth doing when in Italy, the tour guides were so friendly and ve
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