Vatican City Tours: Sistine chapel & St Peter’s Basilica

Tour Description

Skip the line at the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel through an authorized priority entrance. A Vatican Museums ticket embraces access to the Sistine Chapel, and as part of the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel Rome cannot be visited on its own and can only be entered through the museum complex. St. Peter’s Basilica is a crucial part of any visit to the Vatican. On your small group tour, experience the best of Vatican City tours in 3 hours, as you visit the Raphael Rooms, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica, and more.

$67.46 per person

Duration: 3 hours


  • Exclusive no wait partner access to the Vatican Museums
  • Access to the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s
  • Tour guide
  • Audio headsets

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Highlights of Vatican City Tours

  • Discover Michelangelo’s frescos in the Sistine Chapel.
  • A skip-the-line tour of the Vatican that includes St. Peter’s enables you to bypass the basilica’s long entry lines.
  • Visit the beautiful Raphael Rooms.
  • Get more time inside the museums with exclusive VIP No Wait for Access entrance to St. Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican Museums.

More About Vatican, Sistine Chapel & St Peter’s

The Vatican is a popular place to visit that attracts over 8 million visitors a year! Take this tour and avail of the no-wait Vatican partner entrance, where you’ll walk right inside the Vatican’s best-loved attractions with your expert guide. Head to the Vatican Museums and let your guide convey the works of art to life at the Pinecone Courtyard, the Hall of Maps, the Gallery of Tapestries, and the Gallery of Candelabra. You’ll acquire about the figures responsible for these works and their history from Sistine chapel entrance and along the way. At St. Peter’s Square, where you can appreciate Bernini’s clever optical illusion, spot the balcony from which the Pope delivers his public addresses and take photos of the striking exterior of the basilica.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • The basilica has a strict dress code—no bare shoulders, midriffs, or knees—and you won’t be allowed in unless you adhere to it.
  • Climbing into the St Peter’s Basilica dome, which affords fantastic views over St. Peter’s Square, requires a ticket.
  • Don’t miss a detail on a small group tour, limited to 20 participants in Vatican City tours.
  • The tour of St Peter’s Basilica one of the most popular attractions in Rome and all of Italy, so crowds are nearly inevitable.

When to Get There

The Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel are superbly crowded, especially during the middle of the day. To skip the line and flavor the chapel murals in relative peace, reserve an exclusive first-entry or early-access Vatican tours in the morning or a night tour after the general public has left remembering Sistine chapel opening hours. The chapel is often quieter on Wednesday mornings, when the papal address attracts most visitors to St. Peter’s Square instead of the museums. Visit saint peter’s basilica at any time of the year but it’s a working church so it closes frequently for mass and special religious services. Take Sistine chapel skip the line tour and marvel at one of the most visited sights in all of Italy.

What Not To Miss at the Vatican 

The basilica’s most famous tomb is that of St. Peter, but most visitors do not ever go below the main level of the church. It’s easy to be stunned by the majesty of Michelangelo’s sumptuous ceiling frescoes, which cover 5,000 square feet (460 square meters) and illustrate more than 300 figures illustrating the “Creation of the Earth,” the “Creation of Humankind,” and the “State of Humanity.” Take a Sistine chapel private tour and explore the best of Italy at its best.

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  • Abbey

    Very informative and fun! Robert was our guide and he was wonderful. I took this tour with my family and we thoroughly enjoyed this tour.

  • Nicola

    Wonderful tour! Definitely, if you travel to Italy, you should visit the Vatican because of its history and art. Our tour guide made this tour so interesting than we would like to visit again.
    Thank you, Ruth

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$67.46 per person

Duration: 3 hours


  • Exclusive no wait partner access to the Vatican Museums
  • Access to the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's
  • Tour guide
  • Audio headsets

Book Now

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