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Vatican City Tour: Vatican Museums Sistine Chapel and Vatican Basilica provided by Tours of Rome

Vatican City Tour: Vatican Museums Sistine Chapel and Vatican Basilica

Vatican City Tour: Vatican Museums Sistine Chapel and Vatican Basilica
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
2h 30m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
15
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    2h 30m
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    15
  • Stroller accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
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
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Call the number below and use the product code: 16631P7
Important information
Inclusions
  • Identity Card and Covid-19 Vaccine or negative test are required
  • Guided Tour of Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
  • St. Peter's Basilica briefing
  • St. Peter's Basilica Free Tour
  • Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel
  • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • 17:30 and 18:30 Tours St. Peter's Basilica will be closed
  • Arrive at least 10 minutes before the tour start time
Duration
2h 30m
Departure details
  • Caffè Vaticano, viale, Viale Vaticano, 100, 00192 Roma RM, Italy Viale Vaticano 100, Rome, Nearby Caffè Vaticano a cross the road from Vatican Museums’ Main Entrance
  • Viale Vaticano, Roma RM, Italy
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Identity Card and Covid-19 Vaccine Passport are required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship
  • Please note that St Peter's Basilica can be closed last minute for private services
  • Your guide will give you an introduction to the basilica and you are free to decide how long you want to stay inside
  • Our guide will explain all the information about the Basilica and you can visit the Basilica by your self
  • No guided tours inside the church, the guide will provide a briefing and you can stay as long as you want
  • Police Controls to get inside the Basilica can not be skipped and all visitors must go through the metal detector
  • We will not be able to accomodate you if you don't arrive at least 15 minutes before the tour start time
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • 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 15 travellers
Inclusions
  • Identity Card and Covid-19 Vaccine or negative test are required
  • Guided Tour of Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
  • St. Peter's Basilica briefing
  • St. Peter's Basilica Free Tour
  • Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel
  • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • 17:30 and 18:30 Tours St. Peter's Basilica will be closed
  • Arrive at least 10 minutes before the tour start time
Departure details
  • Caffè Vaticano, viale, Viale Vaticano, 100, 00192 Roma RM, Italy Viale Vaticano 100, Rome, Nearby Caffè Vaticano a cross the road from Vatican Museums’ Main Entrance
  • Viale Vaticano, Roma RM, Italy
Duration
2h 30m
Return details
  • Viale Vaticano, Roma RM, Italy
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Identity Card and Covid-19 Vaccine Passport are required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship
  • Please note that St Peter's Basilica can be closed last minute for private services
  • Your guide will give you an introduction to the basilica and you are free to decide how long you want to stay inside
  • Our guide will explain all the information about the Basilica and you can visit the Basilica by your self
  • No guided tours inside the church, the guide will provide a briefing and you can stay as long as you want
  • Police Controls to get inside the Basilica can not be skipped and all visitors must go through the metal detector
  • We will not be able to accomodate you if you don't arrive at least 15 minutes before the tour start time
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • 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 15 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 1 Apr 2022
A note from Vatican City Tour: Vatican Museums Sistine Chapel and Vatican Basilica
All participants over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of vaccination or a proof of a Covid-19 infection or Negative Covid-19 TEST. FFP2 Face Masks are required.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Caffè Vaticano
    viale, Viale Vaticano, 100, 00192 Roma RM, Italy
    Viale Vaticano 100, Rome, Nearby Caffè Vaticano a cross the road from Vatican Museums’ Main Entrance
    See address & details
  • 1
    Sistine Chapel
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Vatican Museums
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
    See details
    Pass by
    St. Peter's Basilica
    Tours of Rome
  • You'll end at
    Viale Vaticano
    Viale Vaticano, Roma RM, Italy
    See address & details
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4.5
47 reviews
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Lauren
Bristol, UK34 contributions
This was a very well organised tour! Our guide Elisabeta was really knowledgeable and engaging. The museum itself is chaotic and there's a lot to see so having a guide there really helps you enjoy it! It was also a nice small group so that was great too! The tour is quite long so make sure you go to the loo before and take a bottle of water. The only critique is there's more you can do with your ticket if you don't have a guide, e.g. lift with views and the gardens, so it would have been good to have the option of staying rather than being led out of the museum straight away to the square where you can't get back in!
Written 4 May 2022
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ToursofRome
Hello Thank you for your feedback. We are glad to know that you liked it and looking forward to seeing you again
Written 4 May 2022
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kelly
Nashville, TN4 contributions
This was our first time in Rome and of course we had to tour the Vatican and Sistine Chapel - however I was not expecting it to be as amazing as it was all thanks to our guide Christina. She is so passionate and an amazing story teller that we felt like we were living in it. I am now SO interested to learn even more about Michelangelo after how passionate she was about him. She even has a few tricks up her sleeve like spinning the bronze sphere and great wine bar recommendations lol
Trust us and request her - you won’t regret it!
Written 7 March 2022
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ToursofRome
Hello Thank you for your feedback. We are glad to know that you liked it and looking forward to seeing you again
Written 7 March 2022
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James Falkiner
1 contribution
Apr 2022 • Couples
This is the second time that I have done the tour of the Vatican. The first time I joined on to one of the usual trips where you are led through with a guide and you listen to them through a headset. This was much more personal as it was only a group of 9 people. Our tour guide, Lorenzo, was so knowledgeable and seemed like a guy who genuinely loved his job! He spent time describing the various parts of the tour and he did actually run over a little - the tour took about 3.5 hours; but this was fine by me. It was a much more enjoyable experience than the first time I went and I would definitely recommend the trip, specifically Bonjuorno Tours.
Written 20 April 2022
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ToursofRome
Hello Thank you for your feedback. We are glad to know that you liked it and looking forward to seeing you again
Written 21 April 2022
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Jesus M
1 contribution
Oct 2021 • Couples
One of the best tours we did during our stay in Rome, the grandeur of the Vatican museums is extraordinary. St Peters Basilica is breathtaking and one of the most incredible places I've visited. Visiting the Sistine chapel is a one of a kind experience. Our tour guide Deborah was very knowledgeable and went out of her way to make sure we experienced the highlights of the museums and the history behind it.
Written 26 October 2021
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toursofrome
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Written 27 October 2021
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Sega G
37 contributions
May 2022
For any of you who follow my world travels you know I am not paid for this nor do I hold any punches. Good is good and bad is bad. I have seen enough of both.
My wife and I did the tour of Vatican and it is very obvious this church has sold its soul to making money. It is not a church, it is a mini Disney World but change the rides to paintings.
Sadly, like so many others (the lines are massive) I was suckered into this. Wow what a mistake.
Yes you get to see paintings, and carpet and statues. Yes some are quite good. But you first must get over the fact it is a church all about profit and getting the most money out of you as they can.
In the Sistine Chapel which is supposed to be a holy place you are hearded in like cattle with someone blaring on a microphone for you to be quiet because it is a holy place. Meanwhile, the hundreds and hundreds of people packed in there playing on their phones laughing and having a good time.

Will I do it again. NOPE. Would I recommend it. NOPE, Is it worth the price to have a guide excited pointing out the dogs in the pictures.... NOPE.

Also if you have not been to Rome... Get ready for trash everywhere. Graffiti everywhere and lots of smoking. The place is ran down and becoming a dump. Why this country would allow this I do not know.
How many dirty dippers I stepped over I could not count.
Written 12 May 2022
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ToursofRome
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Written 17 May 2022
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Robin M
2 contributions
We ran through most of the tour to get to the Sistine chapel on time. Difficult to understand the guide, heavy accent, asked her to slow down when talking, she did but when she walked/ran we heard words here and there. Missed the Basilica because of communication, they were closing the gift shop so she left us and the guard opened a gate instead of pointing us to the Basilica. It is a lot of walking. I found a seat in the Sistine Chapel for my Mom. My expectations for a small group, skip the line tour we’re much different than the reality. , I didn’t expect to wait 20 minutes once inside for the guide to purchase tickets that I prepaid. There were so many “small groups” in early May, you could here them all. One guide was much clearer than ours and not on headset it was helpful. To enjoy this, I recommend splitting up the venue.
Written 4 May 2022
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ToursofRome
Hello Thank you for your feedback. We took a note of your recommendation and will do our best to be always better. Thank You again for helping us to improve our service. Please if you need any information contact us on: tours@toursofrome.info Best wishes
Written 4 May 2022
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shaung2342019
2 contributions
Jul 2020
Our group tour could not take place due to the Covid-19 restrictions. Consequently Tours of Rome arranged for us a private tour of the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel (The Basilica was only accessible to individuals due to the Covid-19 restrictions). Our guide Andreas was outstanding in his knowledge and ensured we got maximum benefit from our time on the tour. Highly recommended.
Written 6 July 2020
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Diana
Texas5 contributions
We had Christina as our tour guide and she was amazing. Very enthusiastic and was engaging. She gave the most fascinating facts about the artwork throughout the tour. Highly recommend. The art work is already beautiful but understanding the meaning behind it is even more memorable.
Written 19 October 2021
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toursofrome
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Written 27 October 2021
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Vincent R
1 contribution
Oct 2021 • Couples
Elizabeth, our tour guide was simply terrific. She provided us with an in depth and enthusiastic description of the art and artists whose efforts adorn the galleries of the Vatican and Sistine Chapel. Additionally she is very knowledgeable about Vatican history giving us good background on significant events, key players and the outside influences which shaped it. She was also very familiar with the techniques and materials used in creating the collection. She answered all our questions completely
Written 4 October 2021
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toursofrome
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Written 27 October 2021
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Fiona G
Lancaster, UK6 contributions
Absolutely loved this guided tour . Marco the guide was so passionate about his city his knowledge was outstanding. Marco delivered the tour with humour and it was just a pleasure to have him as our guide . I thoroughly recommend this Vatican tour as you learn about stuff you may never have known . The attention to detail is outstanding. Thank you Marco
Written 17 May 2022
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ToursofRome
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Written 17 May 2022
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