A two-hour official guided tour of the Vatican and the Sistine Chapel.

Explore some of the world's greatest art collections in the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel.
“This was indeed fabulous. The tour guide was knowledgeable and friendly. Excellent tour and I would recommend this to anyone. I rate this tour a 5.”
AD, Barbados.
“It was fantastic, could not have worked out better. Perhaps you could tell your clients that no matter what the hawkers will tell you, you do not need any other ticket in order to have a complete tour of the Vatican and Sistine chapel. Superb and very reasonably priced.”
DS, Ireland.

Official Tour

Two hour guided tour of the Vatican
and the Sistine Chapel.


Guided tour of the Vatican - 2 hours

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Official Vatican tour including the Sistine Chapel. Available Monday to Saturday at various times of day, lasts two hours.

This is an official, Vatican-organised tour that in approximately two hours covers the Pio Clementino Museum, the Gallery of the Candelabras, the Gallery of the Geographical Maps, the Gallery of the Tapestries (Renaissance art), the Raphael Rooms and, finally, the Sistine Chapel.

Once the guided tour is over you are free to remain inside the Vatican complex and continue your individual explorations, should you so desire. The essential difference between this, the two hour tour, and some of our longer tours is that a guided visit to St Peters is not included, although you are able to enter St Peters by yourself, without the guide. Please note that this itinerary is not suitable for those using a wheelchair.

Tours are available 6 days a week (not on Sundays) in English, Italian, French, German, Spanish, Russian and Portuguese. They start at 8.30, 10.30 and 11.30 in the morning and 12.30, 2.00 and 2.30 in the afternoon. Being a pre-arranged tour you'll be skipping any entrance queues - there's a special desk for voucher-holders.

Reduced (slightly) price tickets are available for children between the ages of 6 and 18 (those under 6 pay nothing), as well as students under the age of 26 - ID will be required. Full priced tickets are necessary for everyone else, including those over the age of 65.

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 2 hours.

  •     The tour is available in English, Italian, French, German, Spanish, Russian and Portuguese and includes headsets so that you can hear your guide.

  •     For a two 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 you'll be visiting a religious place that you'll need to dress respectfully - to not do so risks being denied entrance.

    Guided tour of the Vatican - 2 hours
    Ceiling of Sistine Chapel
    Candelabra Gallery
    Raphael rooms
    Sistine Chapel ceiling
    Sistine Chapel interior
    Plan of the Vatican

    4.1 stars out of 5 from 88 ratings. See all 59 reviews

    5 stars
    DH, United States
    10th May 2019
    Excellent guide and tour. I think her name was Alexandra. The tour guide improved our visit to the Vatican immensely! I did originally purchase tickets for the garden tour but we had a 1 year old with us. Your site didn’t tell me that there was a minimum age requirement for the bus garden tour and our tickets had to be exchanged. Your fantastic employees caught the error, but it would have been wildly disappointing to show up for the bus tour and find out we couldn’t go in.
    5 stars
    AD, Barbados
    1st Nov 2016
    This was indeed fabulous. The tour guide was knowledgeable and friendly. Excellent tour and I would recommend this to anyone. I rate this tour a 5.
    5 stars
    SM, United Kingdom (Great Britain)
    9th Feb 2016
    Very sweet and enthusiastic guide, unhurried and very informative.
    5 stars
    DT, Indonesia
    15th Dec 2015
    The process is so easy, despite it being the last day of the year (31 Dec) and closing the museum early and massive visitors, we got in quickly and got a very knowledgeable guide! I would recommend booking the tickets with tickitaly! :)
    5 stars
    CH, Australia
    14th Dec 2015
    Amazing tour, the guide was very informative and we were blown away with what we saw and heard.
    5 stars
    CL, United Kingdom (Great Britain)
    12th Nov 2015
    Very good, so knowledgable and interesting. 2 hours gave us a good tour with time left to look around by yourselves afterwards.