Vatican Museums, Vatican City, Italy

Vatican museums tours. Discover the magical world!

What can you do in Rome? You can visit one of the most famous places in the world – the Vatican. We offer more than fifty Vatican museums tours. Enjoy the collection of the greatest artworks in Vatican Museums! This is a real treasure of Roman sculpture masterpieces. Here you can admire Sistine Chapel, the paintings of Raphael, Leonardo da Vinci, Giorgio Vasari, the works of Giovanni Lorenzo Bernini, and see the famous papamobile.

Fast Track - Vatican Tour with Museums, Sistine Chapel & Raphael rooms

(7719)
Duration: 3 hours
See the highlights of Vatican City with an expert guide, visiting the Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel. Head inside the world’s largest collection of private art with an expert guide, and see for yourself why the Vatican is a mecca for millions of travelers. Explore intriguing sites like Raphael’s Rooms and then visit the Sistine Chapel to see incredible frescoes by Michelangelo.

Before you start, our multilingual staff will welcome you to our fully equipped, air-conditioned offices.

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

(25113)
Duration: 3 hours
Spend more time inside with no-wait access to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel through an official, Vatican partner entrance. On this comprehensive guided tour, you'll experience the best of the Vatican in just three hours, including the Raphael Rooms, St. Peter's, and more. Navigate the vast complex of artwork and history with an expert, who will bring this ancient collection to life. Choose from several departure times.

Rome Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

(4853)
Duration: Flexible
Let the sights of Rome unfold before you on an open-top, double-decker, hop-on hop-off bus. Climb aboard to admire top Rome attractions including the Vatican City, Colosseum and Trevi Fountain on this comprehensive tour. Enjoy 360-degree views from the open deck and hop on and off as you wish at any of the eight stops. Choose 1 Day, 24, 48 or 72 hours of sightseeing, and if you opt for a 48-hour ticket, upgrade to include entrance to Rome’s showpieces such as Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and Colosseum.

Download now Sightseeing Experience APP: an easy and practical way to orient yourself, move, visit and discover the city.

Inside the APP you find a free walking tour of the center available in 5 languages and an interactive map that shows you the position of the buses in real time, the waiting time at each stop and your position so you can easily reach the nearest stop.

Early Access Vatican Museums Semi-Private Tour with Sistine Chapel & St. Peter’s

(2606)
Duration: 3 hours
See the highlights of the world-famous Vatican Museums in one morning on this intimate, small-group Vatican walking tour! Starting early in the morning to beat the heat and crowds, you'll skip the line and head straight inside with your priority access ticket. Led by an expert Vatican guide, your comprehensive tour visits the sacred Sistine Chapel, Raphael's Rooms, St. Peter's Basilica and more!

Due to a new Vatican partnership, this tour provides VIP access through a reserved door, allowing you to skip all the lines – even the priority lines. Numbers are also limited to just 10 people on this unique Vatican tour, ensuring you'll see the very best of the Vatican Museums in a small-group atmosphere.

Skip-the-Line: Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Admission Ticket

(2577)
Duration: 3 hours
This ticket is perfect for an independent sightseer who wants to visit the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel without a tour guide but would still like to avoid the long lines that form outside this famous site. When you arrive, you’ll be escorted through a special no-wait Vatican Partner entrance before being set free to spend as much of the day as you want exploring the famous collections.

Sistine Chapel First Entry Experience with Vatican Museums

(888)
Duration: an hour
Be among the first visitors of the day to enter the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel on this semi-private first entry tour of up to 10 participants, before the crowds have poured in. With the help of your enthusiastic guide, you will sweep past the long galleries of tapestries, sculptures and frescoes directly to the most magnificent and important piece, the Sistine Chapel, and finish at the incredible complex of the Vatican Museums, where you have an all-day access to enjoy at your leisure.

Vatican and Colosseum Combo Tour: Don’t Wait in Line to See the Best of Rome

(895)
Duration: Flexible
Experience Rome’s headline acts, the Vatican and the Colosseum, on this full-day combo, made even better by fast-track, skip-the-line access to both attractions. With an expert guide, head inside the hallowed Vatican Museums through an exclusive, reserved entrance, beating even the Standard skip-the-line priority lines. Witness its glorious artistic treasures, including Michelangelo’s extraordinary frescos in the Sistine Chapel. After free time for lunch (own expense), skip the lines at the Colosseum and Roman Forum, with a guided tour of the stunning amphitheatre and the Forum’s evocative ruins.

Skip the Line to Vatican Treasures, Sistine Chapel and Optional Upgrade with Lunch

(1064)
Duration: Flexible
Enjoy a morning or afternoon of Vatican splendor on a 2-hours skip-the-line tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica. Explore the Gallery of Maps, Gallery of the Tapestries and Giuseppe Momo’s spiral staircase, and admire iconic Michelangelo frescoes inside the Sistine Chapel. Want to see the Christian sights of Rome, too? Upgrade to a full-day tour to visit the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, Roman catacombs and more. A traditional lunch can also be included.

Vatican VIP Experience: Exclusive Breakfast at the Vatican with Early Access to Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel

(837)
Duration: 4 hours
Start your day early at the Vatican with a lavish buffet breakfast in the Pinecone Courtyard, followed by a semi-private tour of up to 10 people of the Vatican Museums before they open to the general public. See highlights such as Raphael’s Rooms and the Sistine Chapel before heading inside St Peter’s Basilica though a reserved entranceway to beat any crowds.

Omnia Rome and Vatican Pass - Including Hop-On Hop-Off and Fast Track Entry

(1099)
Duration: Flexible
2 great passes rolled into one:
- The Roma Pass allows free entry to 2 out of 6 top attractions plus discounts at 30 further top sights and a travel card.
- The Omnia Vatican Card allows entry to all top sights in Vatican City plus a 3 day hop on hop off bus tour.

Explore Rome and Vatican City at ease with the Omnia Vatican and Rome Pass – two must-have 3-day sightseeing passes that include entry to selected attractions, discounts and more. Enjoy fast-track-entry to the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica with the Omnia Card. Use the Rome Pass for general entry to two out of five possible attractions such as the Colosseum.

Other features of the Rome Pass include a hop-on hop-off bus ticket, a central Rome travelcard, guidebook and map.

PLEASE NOTE: Child passes (6-17 yrs old) do not include the Roma Pass (entry to 2 Rome landmarks of choice), nor a travelcard. Many museums in Rome are free for under 18s, and travel in Rome is free for under 10 yrs old.)

Skip the Line Vatican Tour Vatican Museums Sistine Chapel

(901)
Duration: 3 hours
Enjoy a local guided tour of the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel, skipping long entrance lines. Take a tour of the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel, jumping the lines! No stress to reach the area: upon arrival, your guide will lead you into the museums, where you’ll visit one of the most important art collections in the world. Admire the Gallery of Tapestries and the Geographical Maps before arriving at the famous Sistine Chapel!
Private

Private Vatican Museums Tour with Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's Basilica

(462)
Duration: 3 hours
What better way to see the Vatican than with your own private guide? Do just that on this 3-hour walking tour, and explore the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica with customized commentary. From the splendor of Michelangelo’s “The Last Judgement” fresco to the intrigue of an architectural optical illusion in St Peter’s Square, this in-depth tour charts the stories behind the Vatican’s sacred sites. Even better, the tour provides access that allows you to skip all the entrance lines — even the priority ones.
Private

Skip the Line: Vatican Museum & Sistine Chapel Tour

(180)
Duration: 4 hours
Join me for a private Vatican tour and let's discover the Vatican secrets together. Skip the lines with your priority ticket and let's enter the Vatican Museums for a journey through some of the most valuable art in the world. As you walk through the various rooms and galleries, you'll discover the impressive Pope's collection: from ancient art from Rome or Egypt to contemporary art we'll pass through the geographic and the tapestries corridors at your own pace. This is a great way to witness a small part of the Pope's private lifestyle as you'll peak into the ancient apartments and admire the beauty of paintings and statues from all historical periods. As you wander through the courtyards, galleries, and corridors, feel free to ask me any questions you have. Enter the amazing Sistine Chapel, where you will have the chance to admire the magnificent Michelangelo’s frescoes in their full beauty. Hear about the symbolism of Michelangelo's famous frescoes and take your time to absorb the beauty of this room, meditate, think or pray. Finally, end your private tour with a delicious coffee in a very local place. Before we say goodbye, ask me all your burning questions about the city and places you have visited. I'm more than happy to give you local insights about my hometown. See you soon!
Private

Private Early Bird Vatican and St Peter's Basilica Tour

(359)
Duration: 4 hours
Are you planning your once in a life time Vatican experience? This is hands down the best Vatican Tour!

Our early bird tour options will allow you to enjoy the Vatican treasure before the crowd!

After hotel pickup, travel to the Vatican. Enjoy a fascinating tour and an interactive experience with a passionate tour guide who will animate the history of the magnificent artwork and cater to your personal interests.
During your visit, see one of the world’s finest collections of sculptures, carvings, frescoes, and paintings.
The main attractions included in the tour will be the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica.
According to the option you will select the order in the itinerary will be different to avoid possible queues!

Early Entry Vatican Museums: The Best of the Sistine Chapel

(284)
Duration: 4 hours
Enter the Sistine Chapel before it opens to the general public and enjoys Michelangelo’s masterpieces in peace before embarking on a thorough guided tour of the Vatican Museums and St. Peter’s Basilica. There is simply no better way to see the highlights of the Vatican without the crowds that can overrun the galleries later in the day.

NOTE: This tour costs less on Wednesdays because it does not enter St. Peter’s Basilica. Instead, we spend more time in the Vatican Museums and our guide will give you an introduction to the Basilica so you know what to look for if you want to visit later on your own.

Free tour upgrade until Jan 31st, 2022: With this upgrade, you'll spend an hour enjoying the buffet before your guide whisks you to the Sistine Chapel, ahead of the crowds and fully fueled for the adventure ahead. If you would like to purchase this upgraded tour for a date past Jan 31st, 2022, you can book our Pristine Sistine Tour with Breakfast.

Entire Vatican & Vatacombs

(293)
Duration: 3 hours
Spend 3+ hours browsing world class art and sculpture inside the Vatican City with an expert Art Historian guide! Your Vatican guide will cover all the most important Vatican masterpieces and more. We include the magnificent rooms of Raphael and ancient Roman and Greek pieces which will engage and inspire. The Sistine Chapel is surely one of the main reasons why you are in Rome and you will stand just a few feet away from Michelangelo's remarkable frescoes! This is our flagship Vatican experience, THE original full scope Vatican journey copied by every tour operator in Rome but never matched! You will bypass the crowds with skip-the-line access to St. Peter's Basilica too. Book well in advance to guarantee availability!

Vatican Museums No-Wait Access Tour with Raphael Rooms and Sistine Chapel

(304)
Duration: 4 hours
This no-wait access Vatican Museums tour includes all the must-see places of the Vatican Museums such as the Raphael's Rooms, the Gallery of the Maps, the Gallery of the Tapestry and the famous Sistine Chapel with Michelangelo's 'Last Judgement' and 'the Creation of Adam'. Your expert guide will help you to pass the long lines at the entrance. Maximum 18 people in a group guarantees personalized attention from your guide.

Please be aware that St. Peter's Basilica is not included on this moment due to current restrictions.

Rome Vatican, Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica Early Morning Express Tour

(211)
Duration: 3 hours
If you have a lot to see in Rome in a short amount of time, this Vatican Highlights Tour is one of the best Rome tours for you. See the best galleries, tour St. Peter's Basilica and see Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel in less time.

Small-Group Tour of Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel

(177)
Duration: 3 hours
Discover all the secrets of Vatican City on this small-group tour, with a max. of 10. Accompanied by an expert guide, in an intimate group, discover the hidden histories behind the treasures of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel.

Your tour begins in the Vatican Museums: one of the world's oldest galleries, and home to some of its greatest art. Follow your expert guide through the labyrinthian Vatican Museums to its treasures — including the Raphael Rooms, Borgia Apartments, Gallery of Maps and the Hall of Masks.

Continue to the Sistine Chapel, where you'll get to enjoy Michelangelo's magnificent frescoes. Learn the turbulent story behind their creation and admire their unparalleled beauty.

Vatican Museums Tour with Bramante Staircase, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's

(155)
Duration: 5 hours
Dig a little deeper at the Vatican, visiting all the highlights of the collection – plus some incredible gems not often visited by the public. On this comprehensive and carefully crafted tour, your expert guide will take you to famous sights like the Raphael Rooms, St. Peter’s Basilica and the Sistine Chapel – and to see hidden treasures like the Etruscan Museum, Vatican Paintings Gallery and the phenomenal Bramante Staircase. As part of this Official Vatican Partner tour, you’ll also gain No-Wait access through a private, partner entrance so you won’t waste any time waiting in line.