Vatican
Afternoon Tour

Three hour guided tour of the Vatican,
St Peter's, and the Sistine Chapel.

 
A 3 hour afternoon guided tour of the Vatican Museums, St Peter's Basilica, and the Sistine Chapel.
“We loved our tour of the Vatican! Sylvia was a fantastic tour guide who kept us engaged. I don't think there would be a better way to visit the Vatican, I would strongly recommend!”
MJ, USA.
“Our guide was excellent. She was funny and very informative. Enhanced the experience and was very pleasant.”
HS, Canada.
“Amazing tour guide and very informative! Had we not gotten advanced tickets we would never have gotten in that day because of the lines.”
NB, USA.

Guided tour of the Vatican - around 3 hours

An afternoon tour of the Vatican, Sistine Chapel and St Peters Basilica. Lasting approximately three hours, the tour starts at 2.30 PM and is available on Monday and Friday in low season and Monday to Saturday in high season. Skip-the-queues with preferential entrances.

Lasting approximately three hours, this is a fully guided tour of the Vatican and the Sistine Chapel with exclusive queue-skipping access to St Peters. The tour runs Monday to Saturday in high season, Friday and Saturday only in low season, always in the afternoon, when the Vatican is traditionally less busy. The tour will introduce you to a large part of the Vatican City as well as the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel. You'll visit the Gallery of the Candelabras, the Gallery of the Geographical Maps, the Gallery of the Tapestries (Renaissance art), the Sobiesky Hall and the Immaculate Conception Hall before finishing with the Sistine Chapel and then St Peters.

Once the guided tour is over you are free to remain inside the Vatican complex and continue your individual explorations, should you so desire.

Being a pre-arranged tour you'll be skipping any entrance queues - there's a special entrance for 'pre-bookers'. Please note that this itinerary is not suitable for those using a wheelchair.

Reduced (slightly) price tickets are available for children between the ages of 3 and 7 - everyone else pays full price. Please note that child buggies/prams are not able to be used on these tours.
This is a group of up 40 visitors and you'll be listening in on provided headsets.

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At a glance details:

This is a full 'skip-the-queue' ticket.

You may use a copy of your voucher on a mobile device to gain admittance.

This tours lasts approximately 3 hours.

The tour is in English and includes headsets so that you can hear your guide.

For a three hour walking tour you are advised to wear comfortable shoes.

The date and time of your visit cannot be modified so please be sure to arrive on time - it's recommended that you're there at least 20 minutes before start time.

Please remember that as the tour includes a visit to religious places that you'll need to dress respectfully - to not do so risks being denied entrance.

This itinerary is not suitable for those using a wheelchair.

Guided tour of the Vatican - around 3 hours
Ceiling of Sistine Chapel
St Peter's Interior
St Peter's interior
Plan of the Vatican

3.6 stars out of 5 from 70 ratings. See all 40 reviews

5 stars
MJ, United States
26th Sep 2017
We loved our tour of the Vatican! Sylvia was a fantastic tour guide who kept us engaged. I don't think there would be a better way to visit the Vatican, I would strongly recommend!
5 stars
BC, Ireland
9th Aug 2017
The tour was excellent. A knowledgeable guide and spectacular art and architecture on display. The most impressive sight.
5 stars
AR, United States
11th Apr 2017
Enjoyed and was great! Guide was wonderful!!
5 stars
LS, United States
3rd Apr 2017
Our guide was very pacient with the group and very knowledgeable of the subject matter. We greatly enjoyed the tour.
5 stars
RW, United Kingdom (Great Britain)
24th Mar 2017
Fantastic guide, really great tour.
5 stars
AM, United Kingdom (Great Britain)
23rd Feb 2017
Great value for money tour with a knowledgeable guide. (a little focused on the art rather than history of the vatican, which maybe could have been detailed in the description)