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78 REVIEWS
“Guide très intéressant à écouter. Les coupe files sont vraiment nécessaires quand on voit les milliers de gens qui font la queue”
Anne Celine
“Très belle visite avec un excellent guide Paulo . A conseiller à tous les amoureux du Vatican et des arts.”
Benoit
“Kann ich nur jedem empfehlen, der den Vatikan besuchen möchte. Die Führerin Chiara war sehr nett und kompetent. Sie hat alles detailliert erklärt u...”
Cepnili
“Well managed and timed. Very informative. Got to know a lot as uninitiated.”
Ashish
“Superbe! Très bon tour. Guide très connaissante, passionnée, professionnelle et attentionnée. Et c’était un vrai coupe fil .”
Sylvie

Ultimate Vatican Tour of Rome

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This sightseeing tour covers the most important places in Vatican City – the remarkable Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica. All while you skip-the-line with our Fast Track entry.

Our licensed guide will escort you through the extensive collection of some of the world’s most distinguished paintings, frescoes, and sculptures. Highlights of the Vatican Museums include: Museo Pio-Clementino, Borgia Apartment, Raphael Rooms*, Gallery of the Maps, Gallery of the Tapestries, Gallery of the Candelabras, and the Pieta of Michelangelo.

After exploring some of the greatest works of art in Italy, the tour continues on to the Sistine Chapel – one of the most famous destinations in the world. See the glory of Michelangelo’s acclaimed masterpiece first-hand before making your way to the last stop on this tour – St. Peter’s Basilica, one of the largest churches in the world.

itinerary

  1. This essential Vatican City tour in Rome begins with a visit to the Vatican Museums- one of the main destinations and top things to do in Rome. And you can skip the line, allowing you more time to discover great works of art by Michelangelo and Raphael. (Please note: Raphael Rooms are available only for the first morning tour)
  2. Explore works of art in the Pio-Clementino Museum and travel through the Gallery of the Tapestries and the Gallery of the Maps. At 75 meters long, the Gallery of the Tapestries is named after the elaborate Flemish tapestries that drape its walls. The Gallery of the Maps, painted between 1580 and 1585, takes its name from the 40 maps frescoed on the walls, representing each of the Italian regions and papal properties at the time of Pope Gregory XIII.
  3. Our sightseeing Vatican visit continues to one of the most revered places to see in Rome – and the world – the Sistine Chapel. An absolute must-see in Rome, our guide will walk you through amazing works of art including Michelangelo’s The Last Judgement – the largest fresco ever painted by one man. As you explore the endless wonders, our guide will tell you the stories behind these famous masterpieces on this breathtaking Sistine Chapel tour.
  4. The last stop on this walking tour of Vatican City is St. Peter’s Basilica- without having to leave the museums. The most renown work of Renaissance architecture and one of the largest churches in the world, a visit to St. Peter’s Basilica is essential to your Rome itinerary. Covering the most significant and spiritual destinations in the world, this Vatican City tour in Rome is an experience you will cherish for a lifetime.

what's included

  • Skip the line access
  • Expert tour guide
  • Standard tour (Maximum 25 persons per group) or Semiprivate (Maximum 16 per group)
  • Headsets
  • Raphael Rooms tour

what's not included

  • Pick up and drop off

meeting point

Your meeting point is on Vespasiano 46A (take Metro OTTAVIANO stop on Line A). Please arrive 25 minutes before the start of your tour to check-in with a member of our staff.

Please note that starting from 01st of April 2019, the meeting point for English – Language Vatican tours will be at Via Germanico 8, 00192 Rome.

ending point

Our tour ends with on the steps of St. Peter’s Square, surrounded by the beautiful white columns and Bernini’s fountains.

dress code

Please note- the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica maintains a strict dress code year-round. All visitors must have their shoulders covered and pants/skirts must come to the knee. And make sure to wear comfortable shoes!

important information

The Vatican and St. Peter’s Basilica has strict security restrictions. Due to metal detectors at the entrances of most attractions it is forbidden to bring the following:
  • Weapons and blunt objects (knives, long umbrellas, etc.)
  • Glass bottles, aerosol sprays, and alcohol
  • Bicycles, skates, and segways
  • Luggage
  • Pets
Large bags and selfie sticks are not allowed in the Vatican. There is a free Vatican cloakroom service once you have gone through the metal detectors. But please keep in mind that there is no bag check at St. Peter’s Basilica. Strollers are permitted.

PLEASE NOTE:

On Wednesdays, Easter, Christmas and other religious holidays and feasts, Saint Peter’s Basilica will be closed. In that case, a three-hour tour will be offered inside the Vatican Museums.

*The Raphael Rooms visit is only during the first, early morning tour.

accessibility

If you or any member of your party has difficulty with mobility (uses crutches or a wheelchair, etc.), please contact us in advance. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.

Private tours are available to meet these needs, on request.
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Petra
sehr informativ und eindrucksvoll, hat Spaß gemacht.
03/12/2019 11:27
Elena Luiza
Everything was perfect!
29/11/2019 03:10
Letizia
TOUR BEN ORGANIZZATO, GUIDA PREPARATA E DISPONIBILE
26/11/2019 22:55
Learned a lot while having fun. Our guide Federico has the right mix of knowledgeable facts and funny comments. :)
26/11/2019 10:41
Carmela
Wir haben die vatikanischen Museen, die sixtinische Kapelle und den Petersdom besichtigt. War wirklich eine Runde Sache. Haben sehr viel darüber erfahren. Unser Guide Chiara hat das super gemacht! Herzlichen Dank nochmal hierfür.
25/11/2019 16:29
Anne Celine
Guide très intéressant à écouter. Les coupe files sont vraiment nécessaires quand on voit les milliers de gens qui font la queue
23/11/2019 21:43
Connie
A really good experience for a quick overview of the Vatican main attractions.
23/11/2019 20:14
Roland
Die Tour war prima, der Guide war kompetent, freundlich und gut informiert. Der Ablauf und die Führung war excellent.
23/11/2019 14:58
Guida molto esperta, consigliato !
23/11/2019 13:59
Enrico
Unser Guide war Gabriele. Unglaubliches Hintergrundwissen und Supersympathisch. Kann man nur weiterempfehlen. Die Tour dauerte 3,5 Std und war sehr ausführlich.
23/11/2019 02:59
Carolina
Muy recomendado el tour, te evitas filas y tienes acceso rápido
22/11/2019 02:55
Sophie
Great tour with a really good tour guide - Irene. Her humour made the tour!
21/11/2019 06:39
José
Organisation au top et guide très intéressant et pro.
20/11/2019 21:12
Super interessante, liebevolle Führung. Total erfahren und führt einen geschickt und gut durch das Museum, die Kapelle und den Petersdom. Am Ende hatte man nochmal alleine die Zeit sich im Dom alles anzuschauen. Das Deutsch der Frau war auch sehr gut. würde ich immer wieder empfehlen!
19/11/2019 22:44
Alexander
Sehr zu empfehlen. Unsere Führerin Maria konnte super deutsch und wir haben alles verstanden. Waren froh eine Tour wie diese gebucht zu haben, weil selbst im November die Schlangen vor dem Vatikan "kilometerlang" waren.Sehr zu empfehlen. Unsere Führerin Maria konnte super deutsch und wir haben alles verstanden. Waren froh eine Tour wie diese gebucht zu haben, weil selbst im November die Schlangen vor dem Vatikan "kilometerlang" waren.
19/11/2019 19:07
Benoit
Très belle visite avec un excellent guide Paulo . A conseiller à tous les amoureux du Vatican et des arts.
19/11/2019 01:32
Rossella
ottimo tour, la nostra guida Antonella è stata esaustiva e mai banale, rispondendo a ogni nostra curiosità!
19/11/2019 01:13
Kevin
The best way to experience the Vatican and to skip all the queues. Definitely recommend.
18/11/2019 04:01
visite superbe, très bien organisé heureusement que nous avions réservé nos billets notre guide en français Giorgia était fabuleuse, très gentille et nous a donné de très bonnes explicationsvisite superbe, très bien organisé heureusement que nous avions réservé nos billets notre guide en français Giorgia était fabuleuse, très gentille et nous a donné de très bonnes explications
17/11/2019 07:38
Ana Paula
It was a great 3 hour tour! the guide Alfredo was excellent: he gave us lot of information in a very nice and assertive way! Definently I highly recommend it!
16/11/2019 11:28
Laura
Esperienza Molto positiva, abbiamo trovato una guida attenta e molto brava
11/11/2019 20:05
Maria Gabriela
La organización del Tour muy bien, nuestra guía en español, Antonieta está muy preparada para preguntas y manejar el grupo, pese a la cantidad de visitantes en el lugar, Felicidades!
10/11/2019 07:02
Marie France
Le guide très agréable, les accès dédiés aux groupes évitent de faire la queue. Vraiment bien
09/11/2019 02:06
Françoise 
Excellente guide Alexandra... tout était très interessant les 3 heures ont passé très vite . Nous recommandons fortement
08/11/2019 14:22
Andreas
Tolle Tour mit Alberto, der diese sehr engagiert, unterhaltsam und interessant gestaltet hat. Wir haben viel Zeit gespart und viele Eindrücke erhalten. Sehr zu empfehlen.
08/11/2019 12:31
Lilian e Flavio
ponto de encontro fácil de achar, foram super pontuais também e a guia muito boa e atenciosa. recomendo.
07/11/2019 08:04
Vincent
Visite guidée fortement conseillée pour éviter la file d’attente et pour les explications
03/11/2019 12:46
Antonio
Esperienza bellissima la rifarei
02/11/2019 09:05
Marlene
Super visite et une guide vraiment sympa qui explique bien et prend le temps de nous laisser admirer la chapelle sixtine. Parle très bien français également et très ponctuelle
30/10/2019 23:08
A great tour! Long enough to see everything but not overwhelming. It was a small group which was ideal.
29/10/2019 05:20