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.

Official Tour

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


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

Rapid confirmation.

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 typically heads off with various start times from 8.30 AM until late morning - you'll be able to see available times during checkout.

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.

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 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 you'll be visiting a religious place 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 99 ratings. See all 71 reviews

    5 stars
    SN, Australia
    11th Apr 2019
    Everything was great. Quick to get in without lining up for ages. Early time slot meant that we were not in peak of al the tourists. Our guide was very informative and well worth the money spent on tour.
    5 stars
    EM, United Kingdom (Great Britain)
    24th Jan 2019
    Fantastic tour around the Vatican and St Peters, tour guide was amazing - her knowledge of the museum pieces and art was really impressive and kept it interesting throughout. 3 hours flew by - nothing negative to say about this tour - second time we have used tickitaly and both experiences very good.
    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