Tours About
ENGLISH  ENGLISH
ENGLISH  ENGLISH
Rome
Ultimate Vatican Tour of Rome
Mo
Tu
We
Th
Fr
Sa
Su
Chinese - English - Spanish - French - German - Italian - Dutch - Portuguese - Romanian - Russian - Swedish
20
Adults
1
21
Student Card Holders 18 - 25
0
25
Less 18 years
0
19
Less 6 years
0
22
Infant
0
24
Disabled
0
23
Carers for disabled
0
OK
Book your tour
3 hs.
Duration
Medium
Difficulty
Accessibility
Type
Time
Skip
the
line
Extra
SPECIAL

49 %

PRICE
4.92
37 REVIEWS
“Excelente tour con un guía genial”
Claudio y Blanca

Ultimate Vatican Tour of Rome

SHARE
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.

cancellation policy

FREE Cancellation
SCORE REVIEWS
4.92/5
with 37 user reviews
Petra
sehr informativ und eindrucksvoll, hat Spaß gemacht.
03/12/2019 11:27
Letizia
TOUR BEN ORGANIZZATO, GUIDA PREPARATA E DISPONIBILE
26/11/2019 22:55
Angelique
Très belle visite avec des informations très instructive, on n'a pas vu passer les 3h ! En si peu de temps, on ne peut que survoler le musée et la basilique mais pour une 1ère approche c'est très bien.Très belle visite avec des informations très instructive, on n'a pas vu passer les 3h ! En si peu de temps, on ne peut que survoler le musée et la basilique mais pour une 1ère approche c'est très bien.Très belle visite avec des informations très instructive, on n'a pas vu passer les 3h ! En si peu de temps, on ne peut que survoler le musée et la basilique mais pour une 1ère approche c'est très bien.Très belle visite avec des informations très instructive, on n'a pas vu passer les 3h ! En si peu de temps, on ne peut que survoler le musée et la basilique mais pour une 1ère approche c'est très bien.Très belle visite avec des informations très instructive, on n'a pas vu passer les 3h ! En si peu de temps, on ne peut que survoler le musée et la basilique mais pour une 1ère approche c'est très bien.Très belle visite avec des informations très instructive, on n'a pas vu passer les 3h ! En si peu de temps, on ne peut que survoler le musée et la basilique mais pour une 1ère approche c'est très bien.Très belle visite avec des informations très instructive, on n'a pas vu passer les 3h ! En si peu de temps, on ne peut que survoler le musée et la basilique mais pour une 1ère approche c'est très bien.Très belle visite avec des informations très instructive, on n'a pas vu passer les 3h ! En si peu de temps, on ne peut que survoler le musée et la basilique mais pour une 1ère approche c'est très bien.
25/11/2019 05:33
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
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
Sophie
Great tour with a really good tour guide - Irene. Her humour made the tour!
21/11/2019 06:39
Kevin
The best way to experience the Vatican and to skip all the queues. Definitely recommend.
18/11/2019 04:01
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
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
Cyril
tres bonne visite avec guide excellent
28/10/2019 01:15
Francisco
Experiência inesquecivel. Superou todas as espectativas.Experiência inesquecivel. Superou todas as espectativas.Experiência inesquecivel. Superou todas as espectativas.Experiência inesquecivel. Superou todas as espectativas.Experiência inesquecivel. Superou todas as espectativas.Experiência inesquecivel. Superou todas as espectativas.Experiência inesquecivel. Superou todas as espectativas.
19/10/2019 09:45
Olaf
wunderbare Führung, informativ u. gut organisiert
19/10/2019 05:48
Victoria R
Nos encantó, todo el arte que ver y la información, historias, anécdotas, curiosidades.... contadas de una forma amena, hizo de la visita, la guía Elena,una buena opción. Gracias
06/10/2019 17:03
Cepnili
Kann ich nur jedem empfehlen, der den Vatikan besuchen möchte. Die Führerin Chiara war sehr nett und kompetent. Sie hat alles detailliert erklärt und auf Fragen geantwortet. Eine Besuch ohne Tour hätte wahrscheinlich Wartezeiten von 3-4 Stunden gekostet.
01/10/2019 23:33
Great experience, had never experienced anything quite like it and you come from it having learned so much. Highly recommend.
30/09/2019 18:15
Michelle
It was incredible and our tour guide Marie theresa was lovely.
30/09/2019 05:25
Helio
A guia foi muito simpatica e sabia claramente o que estava a dizer. Falava e explicava com grande paixao e entusiasmo, foi muito agradavel. A visita foi feita com calma e vimos o mais importante. Nao houve filas (de maior), e tudo correspondeu ao anunciado.
25/09/2019 23:32
Sabine W
Great to pass all the queues as we were led into the Museum. Our friendly and experienced guide Pascuale really knew his stuff and pointed out all sorts of interesting facts and curiosities that we surely would have missed had we gone on our own. He was very knowledgable and could answer all the group's questions. The whole experience was well worth it and I would recommend it to anyone wishing to visit the Vatican.
23/09/2019 07:18
Florence
Superbe activité! Parfaite
20/09/2019 21:43
Caroline
Une visite incontournable! Nous sommes avons vraiment apprécié la facilité d’accès au Vatican et la compétence de notre guide.
20/09/2019 13:34
pp992018
Very interesting tour of the Vatican museum, Sistine chapel and St Peter’s basilica. Full 3 hour tour and excellent service and knowledgeable tour guide Mina who really knew his stuff. Added benefit avoided the massive queue and walked straight in. Be warned though huge crowds but fortunately Mina has longest extendable stick with star fish at top so never lost our guide! Use of audio equipment made it easy to hear everything said.
17/09/2019 16:12
Mark
Great service. Look on people's faces as you pass the queues by. Well worth the small extra cost. ***** star
14/09/2019 07:55
Purificacion
Una agradable experiencia y María nuestra guía una persona encantadora, repartiríamos , un saludo
08/09/2019 13:47
Juan Roberto
vale la pena. Es una visita obligada y para no olvidar
06/09/2019 17:17
Maria de Fatima
Muito bom e recomendo.
01/09/2019 07:44
Diana
Der Reiseführer war sehr kompetent und man merkte ihm an, dass er Spaß hatte sein Wissen und die wichtigsten Informationen an uns weiter zu geben. Deswgen hatte es wohl auch länger gedauert als drei Stunden. Es war toll und informativ.Danke
31/08/2019 11:17
Alan
Excellent well worth it! Very good guide tour was around 3hrs. Time soon went
23/08/2019 17:38
Francisco
Inolvidable! Excursion que es obligatorio no perderse
22/08/2019 21:35
Robert
I can recommend this Trip , we passed all the lines and the Guide was friendly.
17/08/2019 00:22
Cedric
Bonne organisation malgré le monde. Guide passionné et passionnant qui ne peut pas expliquer tous ce qu'il veut car trop de monde. Bien pour une première.
14/08/2019 09:01
WRITE A REVIEW
find cookiefind cookie