Guided tour

Rome: Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Skip-the-Line Tour

4.6 / 5

61 reviews

Rome: Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Skip-the-Line Tour

Activity provider: REAL BARCELONA TOURS, S.L
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From £44.84 per person

Immerse yourself in some of the world’s most memorable and historic artworks during this guided tour inside the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. Enjoy skip-the-line entry tickets.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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French, Italian, Spanish, German, English


  • Inspire your artistic side by spending the day exploring historic artworks
  • Discover the art collection of the Vatican Museum with an art historian guide
  • Avoid waiting in long lines with included skip-the-line entry tickets
  • Explore the Raphael Rooms and get an up-close look at Raphael’s frescoes
  • Learn all about Michelangelo's masterpiece inside the Sistine Chapel
Full description

Discover the wonders of the art collection inside the Vatican Museums on a tour with an art historian guide and skip-the-line entry tickets. Walk through the Raphael Rooms and admire masterpieces by Michelangelo inside the Sistine Chapel, including The Last Judgement.

Start your visit by meeting your guide and enjoying a streamlined entry inside the museums. Listen to the explanations of your art historian guide as you visit the Gallery of the Maps, Gallery of the Tapestries, and the Gallery of the Candelabra.

Arrive at the Raphael Rooms and marvel at Raphael’s incredible frescoes, including the School of Athens. Round-off the tour with the marvels of the Sistine Chapel and the frescoes by Michelangelo. Inside, you’ll get to see Michelangelo’s most famous artwork: The Last Judgement.

  • Guide
  • Skip-the-line entry tickets
  • Headsets (for groups of more than 6 people)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • Masks are required while indoors
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present proof of full vaccination
  • All participants are required to bring and wear FFP2 masks. Blue surgical masks will not be accepted

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Meeting point

Look for your guide near the restaurant called Lattuga.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Umbrellas

Know before you go

  • All visitors must pass through airport-style security. During high season the wait for security checks can take up to 30 minutes
  • This tour will take place rain or shine
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 61 reviews

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I would definitely recommend that you go with a guide to the Vatican museums and Sistine chapel tour as there is so much to see and without a guide it could be overwhelming. You would also miss out on a lot of valuable and interesting information. The wait time to get organised into groups before setting off on the tour was rather frustrating and made us a little uneasy, wondering how the tour was going to pan out. However, we needn’t have worried as our guide was wonderful.

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25 April 2022

We were recommended to use "Get your Guide" and the whole experience was brilliant. The prices are very reasonable, all communication and information before the trip is clear and concise. We arrived at the meeting point to be met by the friendly team, then our guide for the day (Francesco) took us on a short walk to the Vatican. To our amazement we were the only two people in the group so this turned into a private tour!! Francesco was absolutely fantastic, he spent so much time explaining Roman history, Catholicism and renaissance art so we were able to make the most of our day and we learnt so much! I thought I was quite a history buff but this guy - wow - his knowledge, passion and humour turned our trip into something special. Raphael was a bit of a lad wasn't he.. The Vatican is obviously astounding in its beauty but we would never have enjoyed it quite so much without the company of such a super guide - we cannot thank you enough!! PS - Francesco - your English is fine mate!!

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4 March 2022

Great way to see the Vatican museums and skip the queues. It's definitely worth staying afterwards to see St Peters Bascilla and the Dome too.

14 May 2022

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