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.

Small Group Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, & St. Peter’s Basilica Guided Tour

Duration: 3 hours
Spend more time inside with no-wait access to the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's Basilica 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 Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's Basilica, 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 and languages.

Fast Track - Vatican Tour with Museums, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's Basilica

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 and then visit the Sistine Chapel to see incredible frescoes by Michelangelo.
Continue your tour as you enter St. Peter’s Basilica with priority access. Admire even more Renaissance masterpieces inside the beautiful church as you appreciate Michelangelo’s ‘Pietà’ and Bernini’s altar covering. Rub the toes of the statue of St. Peter for the chance to receive some good luck!

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

City Sightseeing Rome Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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 24, 48 or 72 hours of sightseeing, and if you opt for a 24/48-hour ticket, upgrade to include entrance to Rome’s showpieces such as Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's Basilica 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.

Semi-Private Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter’s Basilica Guided Tour

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, 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

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.

Skip the Line Vatican Tour Vatican Museums Sistine Chapel

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!

VIP Vatican Breakfast: Sistine Chapel & St Peter’s Basilica Guided Tour

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 13 people of the Vatican Museums before they open to the general public. See highlights such as the Sistine Chapel before heading inside St Peter’s Basilica.

Full Day Combo: Vatican and Colosseum Skip the Line Guided Tour

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.

Sistine Chapel First Entry Experience with Vatican Museums

Duration: an hour
Be among the first visitors of the day to enter the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel 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. By making Michelangelo’s masterpiece your first formal stop on the tour you will arrive before nearly anyone else has had the time to find a map! This will mean that you and your small group of 16 people or less will have plenty of time to gasp in wonder at the work of this Renaissance genius while your guide brings the art to life with stories and details of its creation.

Skip the Line to Vatican Treasures, Sistine Chapel

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.

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

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.)

Vatican Museums - Small Group Tour

Duration: 3 hours
Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel tour with an expert friendly guide in a small group.You'll avoid long lines & access to the Museums with skip the line tickets and maximize your time inside this magnificent museum. Your guide will guide you through the amazing galleries housing the most important art collections who have been part of the private collections of the Popes in the past centuries. Art and history will be brought back to life and you will learn many stories & anecdotes hidden in the art works.
During your tour you will discover the Galleries of the Maps, Galleries of Tapestries, Galleries of Candelabra and the Raphael Rooms and the Sistine Chapel. You will learn about Michelangelo & Raphael who have been working for the Pope Julius II in the 1500s, they have been rivals for many years, while Raphael was painting the Raphael Rooms next door there was Michelangelo painting the Ceiling of the Sistine Chapel with the Creation of Adam. Enjoy the Vatican with a dedicated Guide!

Vatican City Tour: Vatican Museums Sistine Chapel and Vatican Basilica

Duration: 3 hours
First, enjoy the luxury of skip-the-line tickets and bypass the stressful queues. Enter the Vatican and start your tour with a visit to the Vatican Museum, a true spectacle for everyone who visits. Your tour itinerary through the museum is specialized to focus on the most important parts of the site.

Next, you will visit the Sistine Chapel. Once inside you will get to marvel at this glorious place, not to mention, see in the flesh, Michelangelo's masterpiece depicting the last judgement, on the ceiling. This is a true sight to behold.

Finish your tour in front of the Basilica of St. Peter, the biggest church in the world. Our guide will give You an introduction about the Basilica and you are free to stay inside all the time you want.

Private Early Bird Vatican Tour

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.
Don't waste your time, choose our Prime option and be among the first lucky ones to enter the Museums!


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

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.

Early Entry Vatican Museums: The Best of the Sistine Chapel

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.
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.

Entire Vatican Tour: Treasures of the Sistine Chapel Small Group Experience

Duration: 3 hours
Meet your expert guide by the Vatican Museum entrance and after brief introductions enjoy skip-the-line entry to what is arguably the most important and largest art collection in the world. Your guide knows every nook and cranny of the museums and will navigate seamlessly through the galleries, emphasizing the Rooms of Raphael, the Ancient Roman and Greek pieces in the Belvedere Courtyard and the Gallery of Maps, all while ensuring that you stay on track with an eye on the ultimate prize: the Sistine Chapel.

We have hand-picked a selection of the highlights of this massive museum, covering the most important masterpieces from Greek and Roman times to the high Renaissance. Ample time will be dedicated to the Rooms of Raphael and the majestic Sistine Chapel, from its commissioning to the finishing touches applied by none other than Michelangelo Buonarroti. Your expert guide will help you to discern between myth, fact, and popular Hollywood fiction regarding this epic work of art.

Vatican Museums Skip the Line Tour with Raphael Rooms and Sistine Chapel

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'. At the end of the tour your guide will take you to visit the largest Christian church in the world – St Peter's Basilica – and introduce you to the history of several artworks, including Michelangelo's La Pietà sculpture, Bernini's immense Baldachino, and much more!

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.

Skip the Line: Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel & Raphael Rooms + Basilica Access

Duration: 3 hours
Enjoy a classic Skip the Line tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and Raphael's rooms. When available, benefit from Skip the Line Access to St. Peter's Basilica at the conclusion of your tour. Make it to all of the highlights. Leave it up to your expert tour guide to make your visit fun and interesting! Shared groups are limited to 20 people tops with headsets to make it easy to hear as you explore. Would you like a guide all to yourself or a smaller group? Upgrade to a Private Tour or the Small Group option (10 people or less). Don't want a guide at all? Opt for an escorted ticket only option, skip the lines and then explore on your own. Please note that escorted ticket only options do not include access to St. Peter's Basilica.

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

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.

* As of June 23rd, 2021, the Vatican has closed the "licensed guide entrance" to St Peter’s Basilica for all tour companies and tour guides. Therefore a guided visit to the Basilica won’t be possible due to the distance between sites. Not to worry! Your awesome guide give you a detailed introduction of the church and will explain how to visit on your own at the conclusion of the tour.. Hopefully, this changes very soon!