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Vatican City Tour: Vatican Museums Sistine Chapel and Vatican Basilica

Vatican City Tour: Vatican Museums Sistine Chapel and Vatican Basilica
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
2h 30m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
25
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, English, Italian, French, Spanish
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Call the number below and use the product code: 16631P7
Important information
Inclusions
  • Identity Card and Covid-19 Vaccine or negative test are required
  • Guided Tour of Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
  • St. Peter's Basilica briefing
  • St. Peter's Basilica Free Tour
  • Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel
  • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • 17:30 and 18:30 Tours St. Peter's Basilica will be closed
  • Arrive at least 15 minutes before the tour start time to sign up.
  • Tour runs on time as all voucher are skip the line with a tight schedule to get inside.
Duration
2h 30m
Departure details
  • Caffè Vaticano, viale, Viale Vaticano, 100, 00192 Roma RM, Italy Viale Vaticano 100, Rome, Nearby Caffè Vaticano a cross the road from Vatican Museums’ Main Entrance
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Identity Card and Covid-19 Vaccine Passport are required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship
  • Please note that St Peter's Basilica can be closed last minute for private services
  • Your guide will give you an introduction to the basilica and you are free to decide how long you want to stay inside
  • Our guide will explain all the information about the Basilica and you can visit the Basilica by your self
  • No guided tours inside the church, the guide will provide a briefing and you can stay as long as you want
  • Police Controls to get inside the Basilica can not be skipped and all visitors must go through the metal detector
  • We will not be able to accomodate you if you don't arrive at least 15 minutes before the tour start time
  • VIP Group Tours are small group of 4 - 24 Max visitors
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Ordinary Group Tours are groups of 4 - 35 max visitors
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
Inclusions
  • Identity Card and Covid-19 Vaccine or negative test are required
  • Guided Tour of Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
  • St. Peter's Basilica briefing
  • St. Peter's Basilica Free Tour
  • Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel
  • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • 17:30 and 18:30 Tours St. Peter's Basilica will be closed
  • Arrive at least 15 minutes before the tour start time to sign up.
  • Tour runs on time as all voucher are skip the line with a tight schedule to get inside.
Departure details
  • Caffè Vaticano, viale, Viale Vaticano, 100, 00192 Roma RM, Italy Viale Vaticano 100, Rome, Nearby Caffè Vaticano a cross the road from Vatican Museums’ Main Entrance
Duration
2h 30m
Return details
  • Viale Vaticano, Roma RM, Italy
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Identity Card and Covid-19 Vaccine Passport are required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship
  • Please note that St Peter's Basilica can be closed last minute for private services
  • Your guide will give you an introduction to the basilica and you are free to decide how long you want to stay inside
  • Our guide will explain all the information about the Basilica and you can visit the Basilica by your self
  • No guided tours inside the church, the guide will provide a briefing and you can stay as long as you want
  • Police Controls to get inside the Basilica can not be skipped and all visitors must go through the metal detector
  • We will not be able to accomodate you if you don't arrive at least 15 minutes before the tour start time
  • VIP Group Tours are small group of 4 - 24 Max visitors
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Ordinary Group Tours are groups of 4 - 35 max visitors
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Apr 1, 2022
A note from Vatican City Tour: Vatican Museums Sistine Chapel and Vatican Basilica
All participants over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of vaccination or a proof of a Covid-19 infection or Negative Covid-19 TEST. FFP2 Face Masks are required.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Caffè Vaticano
    viale, Viale Vaticano, 100, 00192 Roma RM, Italy
    Viale Vaticano 100, Rome, Nearby Caffè Vaticano a cross the road from Vatican Museums’ Main Entrance
    See address & details
  • 1
    Sistine Chapel
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Vatican Museums
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
    See details
    Pass by
    St. Peter's Basilica
    Tours of Rome
  • You'll end at
    Viale Vaticano
    Viale Vaticano, Roma RM, Italy
    See address & details
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4.5
93 reviews
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Poor
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Terrible
7

Lauren
Bristol, UK39 contributions
This was a very well organised tour! Our guide Elisabeta was really knowledgeable and engaging. The museum itself is chaotic and there's a lot to see so having a guide there really helps you enjoy it! It was also a nice small group so that was great too! The tour is quite long so make sure you go to the loo before and take a bottle of water. The only critique is there's more you can do with your ticket if you don't have a guide, e.g. lift with views and the gardens, so it would have been good to have the option of staying rather than being led out of the museum straight away to the square where you can't get back in!
Written May 4, 2022
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ToursofRome
Hello Thank you for your feedback. We are glad to know that you liked it and looking forward to seeing you again
Written May 4, 2022
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Nicole N
Sherman, TX23 contributions
Cons - Several tour groups meet at the cafe, so it can be a little confusing finding the correct group, and our guide was often easy to lose in the crowd.

Pros - The Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica are absolutely stunning. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and helped explain things we otherwise wouldn't have fully understood.

Overall -This tour is worth the money and time.
Written July 3, 2022
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ToursofRome
Hello Thank you for your feedback. We are glad to know that you liked it and looking forward to seeing you again
Written July 3, 2022
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ashwaQ s
1 contribution
Family
We were a group of 4, and Elisabetta was our guide. She was very kind, informative and positive. She begun with some practical information as well as some history about the Vatican, the museum and the Sistine chapel. She was descriptive, and gave a thorough explanation about the most important stuff. We moved through the museum at a very good pace, and Elisabetta was very on making sure nobody was left behind. She also explained the history about the rooms, the sculptures and other relevant things in the museum. We saw the Sistine chapel and then the church. All in all it was a fantastic tour with a kind and pretty guide.
Written July 22, 2022
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ToursofRome
Hello Thank you for your feedback. We are glad to know that you liked it and looking forward to seeing you again
Written July 23, 2022
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Christopher C
1 contribution
My wife and I were scammed by Get Your Guide. The price listed for one ticket was 35euros. We were very careful during the checkout process to click "Quantity: 2" and the price changed to 70euros.

Upon arriving at the Vatican the morning of our tour, we were informed that we only purchased one ticket. The tour guide was very helpful in trying to help us fix the situation, but the tour was full so there was nothing she could do.

When I spoke with customer service of the tour company they were not helpful, rude, and not understanding of the frustration we experienced.
Written July 30, 2022
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ToursofRome
Review posted on wrong activity, this is Tours of Rome and not Get Your Guide
Written July 31, 2022
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Hsiaohan C
4 contributions
The Vatican City tour was an amazing and memorable experience during our summer in Italy vacation! Anna was masterful in leading us through the history and significance of this holy place. The weather was extremely hot that day and our radios weren’t working very well, but she had them replaced and balanced the time inside and in the shade extraordinarily well. Her reverence for the art and meaning of every piece she showed us was marvelous, and she really made this tour one of our best experiences in Rome.
Written July 2, 2022
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ToursofRome
Hello Thank you for your feedback. We are glad to know that you liked it and looking forward to seeing you again
Written July 3, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Tonya
Kokomo, IN2 contributions
Our tour guide was very informative and exciting to listen to. She was full of enthusiasm and fun.
The Sistine Chapel was my favorite. Our guide gave a lesson before we went in because no photos or talking is allowed inside.
A priest gave prayer inside the chapel which was awe- inspiring.
Written June 2, 2022
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ToursofRome
Hello Thank you for your feedback. We are glad to know that you liked it and looking forward to seeing you again
Written June 2, 2022
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Darran W
Leeds, UK5 contributions
My husband I took this tour on our recent visit to Rome .We have always been reluctant is taking a guided tour but I cannot recommend enough how good this guided tour was .Very well organised ,very easy to locate the ticket office using google maps .Our guide Renarta was very very knowledgeable but also made the tour fun .We learnt so much history in such little time and it was very interesting We also opted for the audio option which is necessary as with the crowds of people it makes it very difficult to hear your guide so an added bonus .I would highly recommend this tour although we did feel it was pricey
Written June 26, 2022
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ToursofRome
Hello Thank you for your feedback. We are glad to know that you liked it and looking forward to seeing you again
Written June 28, 2022
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Nathalie
1 contribution
Family
We booked a tour that was supposed to start at 09:00.
Later, the tour was changed by the company to 10.00, but no one told us about this change.
So we were 2 groups:
- me and my son and another group of 5 people who stood at the meeting point and waited for 1 hour for the guide.

Stay away, they just say it's a system error that 7 people had to wait 1 hour for the guide.

There was nothing wrong with the guide or the tour itself, but the company did not want to apologize for changing the time of our tour without remembering to tell the customers.

They only blame system errors and send you weird pictures to try to convince you that it is not their fault but the customer's and a rare system error.

For us it was all very silly as we didn't get enough time to enjoy the whole trip. We had to leave before the tour was over so we could reach another appointment.

My 14 year old son and I were tired and hungry and in a bad mood and we didn't have enough time to eat and relax before we had to start the second appointment that we had after this trip. and as I said above, we also had to end the tour before it was finished in order to make it to the second appointment in time.
Written August 11, 2022
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ToursofRome
Hello Thank you for your feedback. We are glad to know that you liked it and looking forward to seeing you again. The delay in your case was communicated via email and via sms Best wishes
Written August 12, 2022
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kelly
Nashville, TN4 contributions
This was our first time in Rome and of course we had to tour the Vatican and Sistine Chapel - however I was not expecting it to be as amazing as it was all thanks to our guide Christina. She is so passionate and an amazing story teller that we felt like we were living in it. I am now SO interested to learn even more about Michelangelo after how passionate she was about him. She even has a few tricks up her sleeve like spinning the bronze sphere and great wine bar recommendations lol
Trust us and request her - you won’t regret it!
Written March 7, 2022
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ToursofRome
Hello Thank you for your feedback. We are glad to know that you liked it and looking forward to seeing you again
Written March 7, 2022
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James Falkiner
1 contribution
Couples
This is the second time that I have done the tour of the Vatican. The first time I joined on to one of the usual trips where you are led through with a guide and you listen to them through a headset. This was much more personal as it was only a group of 9 people. Our tour guide, Lorenzo, was so knowledgeable and seemed like a guy who genuinely loved his job! He spent time describing the various parts of the tour and he did actually run over a little - the tour took about 3.5 hours; but this was fine by me. It was a much more enjoyable experience than the first time I went and I would definitely recommend the trip, specifically Bonjuorno Tours.
Written April 20, 2022
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ToursofRome
Hello Thank you for your feedback. We are glad to know that you liked it and looking forward to seeing you again
Written April 21, 2022
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