A three-hour official Vatican tour that explores in greater detail the religious galleries and museums in the Vatican, along with, naturally, the Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica.

Art & Faith

Three hour guided tour with a focus on religious art and museums.


Vatican 'Art and Faith' tour - 3 hours

Rapid confirmation.

A three hour group tour of the Vatican, St Peters and the Sistine Chapel with an emphasis on the galleries and religious artwork of the various Vatican museums, most notably the 'Pio-Christian' museum. This official Vatican tour is available on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and is usually available at 8.45 AM, 9.00 AM and 11.30 AM.

This is an official, Vatican-organised tour that in approximately three hours covers the the Pio-Christian Museum, the Picture Gallery (Pinacoteca), the Gallery of the Candelabras, the Gallery of the Tapestries (Renaissance art), the Gallery of the Geographical Maps, the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica.

"The Museum truly displays a continuous interweaving between Christianity and culture, between faith and art, between the divine and the human" ... (From the Address of His Holiness Benedict XVI to the staff of the Vatican Museums, 23rd of November 2006).

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 'Art and Faith' tour - 3 hours
    St Peter's Interior
    St Peter's Interior
    Pio Clementino gallery
    Candelabra Gallery
    Tapestry Gallery
    Sistine Chapel ceiling
    Sistine Chapel interior
    Tapestry Gallery
    Bernini's Baldacchino, St Peter's
    St Peter's interior
    St Peter's interior
    Sala a Croce Greca

    3.7 stars out of 5 from 6 ratings.

    5 stars
    MK, Austria
    11th Oct 2015
    Everything about our visit was great (guide was nice and knowledgable, efficiency of entering and finding our group was amazing), BUT there were too many people (groups and general pubic) to be able to enjoy the tour fully. Will go in November on our next visit
    5 stars
    AL, Hungary
    5th Mar 2014
    Great tour, nice operator, full service, as described.
    4 stars
    AB, Netherlands
    13th Sep 2016
    Unfortunately we were not able to go to the pinacoteca...
    4 stars
    CR, Brazil
    24th Jan 2014
    The visit was great and the guide was very calm and clear on all her explanations. My friend and I enjoyed it all very much. The only tiny problem was that we wanted to visit the Basilica going from the Sistine Chapel, but we got there when it was already closed, so we had to go back to the St. Peter Square to reach the Basilica. Apart from that, it was a great experience.
    3 stars
    SK, United States
    28th Apr 2016
    Tour was okay. Very crowded. Hard to hear guide and accent was very heavy. Concept of tour was good