Official Tour

Three hour guided tour.
Vatican Museums, St Peter's & Sistine Chapel.

A three-hour, English-language, guided tour in the company of an art historian.

Explore some of the world's greatest art collections in the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica.
“Tour was wonderful! Our tour guide was great and very knowledgeable, and she kept things moving at a good pace. Our group only had 8 people, which created a very personalized experience (despite being among thousands of people visiting the Vatican at the same time). Would highly recommend.” TT, USA.
“Fantastic tour, glad we did it in November & not summer time. The tour guide was extremely knowledgable & friendly. I was recommended Tickitaly & I will recommend to friends etc.”.

DF, United Kingdom.

Vatican, Sistine Chapel and St Peter's guided tour - 3 hours

A three hour group tour of the Vatican, St Peters and the Sistine Chapel - you'll be joining a group escorted by an official Vatican tour guide. This tour is available on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, and is usually available at 9.00 AM and 01.00 PM.

This is an official, Vatican-organised tour that in approximately three 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, the Basilica of St Peters 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. Please note that this itinerary is not suitable for those using a wheelchair.

Tour is available in English, Italian, French, German, Spanish, Russian and Portuguese.

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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 available in English, Italian, French, German, Spanish, Russian and Portuguese 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.

Vatican, Sistine Chapel and St Peter's guided tour - 3 hours
St Peter's Square
Skip this - and longer - queues!
Map Gallery
St Peter's Basilica
Borgia Apartments
Statue, Laocoön and His Sons
The Sistine Chapel
Candelabra Gallery
Raphael rooms
Nero's bath
Michelangelo's Pieta, St Peter's
Tapestry Gallery
Bernini's Baldacchino, St Peter's
Sistine Chapel interior

4.5 stars out of 5 from 97 ratings. See all 69 reviews

5 stars
JB, United Kingdom (Great Britain)
6th Nov 2018
Really great and informative!
5 stars
JW, United Kingdom (Great Britain)
1st Nov 2018
Excellent experience and excellent guide, slightly busier than expected at this time of year (Nov)
5 stars
KD, United Kingdom (Great Britain)
9th Aug 2018
Tour guide was amazing and knew his stuff! He really made the tour for us.
5 stars
DD, Ireland
13th Mar 2018
What a tour!!!! Our guide was incredible so knowledgeable couldn't have been better. Absolutely fantastic and great value for money
5 stars
MB, United Kingdom (Great Britain)
11th Mar 2018
Our guide was a little late in getting started but to be honest, her knowledge and interaction with the group was fantastic, couldn’t fault her at all.
5 stars
PD, Canada
12th Jan 2018
Due to the size and amount of information, the tour felt a little rushed although very informative.