Skip the Line Vatican, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's Tour | Small Group & Private

3 hours
Free cancellation
1 - 15
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This 3-hour tour takes an incredible journey through the highlights of the Vatican Museums. Accompanied by your local, professional, and expert guide, enjoy our Truly Small Group size of only 6 people max, or book a Private Tour for an even more personal and intimate experience. Skip-the-line and go right in to embark on an thorough and fun exploration of one of the world's most famous museums. Be amazed while admiring the incredible beauty that is the Sistine Chapel. Stroll through the Gallery of Maps and be impressed by the incredible tapestries. Wonder at the Raphael Rooms, and continue to see unique sculptures, courtyards, hallways, and much, much more, while learning all about the history of the Church, of the Popes, and of all that is the Vatican.


This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Vatican Museums, Viale Vaticano, 00120 Vatican City Italy

Discover some of the most famous paintings and sculptures from western civilization and listen to amusing anecdotes about the former popes and artists represented in the museums. With a small-group tour of maximum of six people, or in your very own private tour, easily maneuver through the crowded museums at a comfortable pace.
After a view of the terrace over the Vatican gardens, make your way across the beautiful early Renaissance courtyard to admire Hadrian's Pinecone, and then to the modern art piece of Arnaldo Pomodoro.You will then head to the magnificent Octagonal Courtyard which is one of the most remarkable collections of Roman and Greek artifacts. Admire the famous Belvedere Torso, learn about the mystery of the Laocoon Priest of Troy, and visit the Muses Room.
Walk through the beautiful galleries to admire an abundance of candelabra, tapestries, and maps. Then head to the Julius II apartments and see the grandeur and the magnificent details of the Raphael Rooms.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Sistine Chapel, Viale Vaticano, 00165 Vatican City Italy

Next, learn of Michelangelo's masterpiece from your guide before you enter through a tiny door to admire the majestic Sistine Chapel. Take in its grandeur in contemplative silence.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: St. Peter's Basilica, Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Vatican City Italy

Your comprehensive Vatican tour concludes with VIP entrance directly into St. Peter’s Basilica without standing in the long lines. Walking through the Basilica, you will learn all about the secrets of the magnificent and ornate decorations, sculptures, altars and chapels. Visit Michelangelo’s Pieta and walk down the main nave to admire the dome he designed that sits on top of the largest Catholic church in the world.

NOTE: The passage between the Sistine Chapel and Saint Peter's Basilica is currently closed due to covid-19 physical distancing measures. This means that in order to enter the Church your tour will need to go around the Vatican State walls. we will do our best to include a tour of the Basilica, but this may not always be possible due to the distance between the sites and the security line. In the event, this would not be possible, our guides will ensure a complete orientation of the Basilica so that you will collect the information prior to your visit.

Duration: 30 minutes


  • Tour in a Safe and Semi Private group of MAX 6 people GUARANTEED
  • Enjoy Skip the Line Access
  • Professional, Local, Expert Guide
  • Private Option available!
  • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
  • Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel
  • Entry/Admission - St. Peter's Basilica
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines


  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities

Additional information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • Occasionally the basilica may be closed due to last minute private events outside of the tour operators control and often without notice. In these uncommon circumstances the tour will operate as usual and the time spent inside the basilica will be made up elsewhere on the tour
  • Please note that tours selected on Wednesday mornings at 10 am can be periodically effected by the closure of St Peter's Basilica due to last minute decisions by the Vatican. Please be insured the lost time will be compensated with other areas of the museums.
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
  • This tour operates within current local COVID-19 protocol. We are not responsible for any persons who do not adhere to regulations, and in said circumstances will result in loss of the tour without refund.

Ticket delivery

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


Monday, Wednesday, Friday


For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.

May 2022

Max was an awesome tour guide. Extremely knowledgeable and entertaining. We would highly recommend this tour to any one.

May 2022

What an amazing experience! I have never been so blown away by a place before. And, at would not have been possible without our guide Gio. Thanks for a day of lifelong memories.

May 2022

The tour was amazing! Sara was the best guide with so much knowledge to share. We especially loved he explanation of the Sistine Chapel paintings and the St. Peter’s basilica. Highly recommend.

May 2022

Santi was a really fun guide more of an entertainer than a put you to sleep kind of guy. If you're looking for a fun guide who will really show you the important things he's your man. Great tour!

May 2022

Julia was an amazing guide with a true passion for the arts. Her story telling of all subjects was very engaging. I highly recommend this tour with young children.

May 2022

The tour was great, Annalisa was very knowledgeable and we had a great time, would definitely recommend.

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from US$94.44 / per person