Skip-the-Line Tour of the Vatican, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's | Small Group

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Priority Access The Official Vatican Tour with Sistine Chapel and St Peters Basilica

From $85.49

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Save time in the smallest country in the world with priority access tickets to the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica. This hassle-free tour take you to some of the Vatican's must-see sights. Rather than get lost in the enormous churches and museums, your guide picks the best sights for you to see.
  • Save time with pre-reserved, skip-the-line tickets
  • Receive personalized attention on a small-group tour
  • Get personal headsets so you can hear your guide clearly
  • An easy way to see the highlights of the Vatican City

What's Included

  • Skip-the-line access to the Vatican Museums
  • Small group tour
  • English-speaking licensed tour guide
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Skip-the-line entry to St. Peter's Basilica
  • Easy meet up point to our office ( 5 min walk from the Museums)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuites

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Via Santamaura, 14b
    Via Santamaura, 14b, 00192 Roma RM, Italy

    The meeting point is Via Santamaura 14b - What a Life Tours Office

End point

  • St. Peter's Basilica
    Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Città del Vaticano, Vatican City

    The tour ends inside St.Peter's Basilica.

What To Expect

What a Life Tours

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Vatican City (Pass By)

Vatican Museums

1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Gallery of Maps

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Sistine Chapel

25 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

St. Peter's Basilica

40 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

St. Peter's Square (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements.
  • While the Vatican Museums are equipped with elevators for wheelchair access, they are not conveniently located on the group tour route and only give access to specific sections of the Museums. As a result, we cannot accommodate wheelchairs on this tour.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Great experience on Vatican Tour
Rachel_S, Sep 2023
Daniela our guide was really informative and led us through the Vatican Museam explaining the history behind all the exhibits and was able to add some humour . Having seen the amount of people there I don’t think you could do this any other way
Daniela was great tour guide. I learned a lot. She knew the history and the back stories.
Zoe_S, Sep 2023
I love it all. Learning the back stories regarding Michael Angelo was my favorite. Daniela has VIP status. She took us to areas that other groups didn't go to.
First Time from Boston to Rome
optimom4831aolcom, Sep 2023
Marcello was a wonderful guide! We saw everything we had hoped to see and with the head sets given to us we could hear him perfectly giving us all the history and information we needed. It was well worth booking this, and seeing the Vatican this way! we would highly recommend !! Thank you for a once in a lifetime experience! Sincerely, your friends from Boston
Only way to go.
Diane_V, Sep 2023
Skip the line tour with a guide is the only way to go. The crowds would be overwhelming without a good guide to ease you through. Our guide Mario was engaging and very knowledgeable Well worth the money!
Wonderful Tour!
janessa_t, Sep 2023
Wonderful tour of Vatican, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter’s! We highly recommend this tour if you want to skip the very long lines and get special access to certain areas of the museum otherwise not accessible to all guests. Our guide Daniela, was very knowledgeable, managed the crowds well and provided interesting background throughout the tour. Daniela took us through crowded areas with ease and everyone seemed to know her along the way. Book this tour today if you are looking for an exceptional tour of The Vatican!
Best Tour ever
Danette_D, Sep 2023
Guide was very knowledgeable. There’s a tremendous amount of ground to cover and things to see in a short time. Loved it!
Fantastic tour!
Tina_G, Sep 2023
Highly recommend! Daniela was a wealth of knowledge. The VIP access is well worth the money as it gives you access to areas others don't have.
I was enthralled and mesmerized by this tour.
gwen_j, Sep 2023
Our Guide was extremely knowledgeable and told us details and stories that provided important information so we could understand the art and sculpture in context. The crowds were huge, however that is to be expected as so many want to see these sights. A tour is definitely the way to go to get the maximum benefits from this experience.
Good tour
Linda_R, Sep 2023
Skip the line really helps. Sistene chapel was amazing. Loved the availability of a Spanish speaking tour guide.
The Vatican tour
Paula_C, Sep 2023
We really enjoyed our tour today of the Vatican , Sistine Chapple and St Peter's Basilica. Our guide Elaine was wonderful, very knowledgeable and fun!! Very thorough!! Loved it!
Great experiemce
Hassan_A, Sep 2023
Besides the majestic views in the vatican city, our guide Gabrielle, with archeological background provided us with interesting info about the city. Highly recommended
Great tour.
Ronald_F, Sep 2023
This is a must see! The skip the line tour is the only way to go on this tour. Our guide was great and answered all our questions and had great knowledge of the locations we visited.
Lina_V, Sep 2023
This tour was awesome, our guide was extremely knowledgeable, spoke very good English and he was very nice. Totally recommend.
Fabulous tour with Mario
Bruce_T, Sep 2023
Our tour guide, Mario, was amazing. He was extremely knowledgeable, funny and offered us an informative tour. Mario got us through the enormous crowds to see the most important areas. I couldn’t imagine doing this on our own and finding our way around or fully understanding what we were looking at.
Great tour but a lot of walking and standing. If you can’t do hours of both don’t do this tour
Nicole_B, Sep 2023
Tour guide was very knowledgeable and kept the group moving despite huge crowds and extremely hot weather
I did not expect to see La Pieta
Tracey_C, Sep 2023
The meeting point (What a Life Tours office) was easy to find. Tatiana was our guide. We did skip the line! She explained things well prior to entering the Vatican museums so you knew what to look for. The Rafael room (I understand) isn’t always part of the tour but somehow we saw it. The Sistine chapel needs no explanation. You cannot believe you’re seeing the work of one man. I cried when I saw La Pieta which I did not know was in the Basilica. We paid the extra 8/10euros to climb the dome (10 if you take the elevator 1/2 way). All around amazing and worth the cost!!
Excellent small group tour!
Richard_H, Sep 2023
Excellent tour! Our tour guide Cinzia was fantastic and made history come alive , adding interesting facts and backstory about the different pieces of art we were seeing. She also had some funny anecdotes as well. As promised, it was a small group (12) and we did indeed bypass the lines. I can’t imagine how much we would have missed if we had decided to see the Vatican on our own. I would highly recommend this tour and especially Cinzia. Thank you for a great afternoon!
Excellent Vatican Tour
Linda_W, Sep 2023
We had a fantastic Vatican tour with Barbara. Her extensive knowledge and efficient guidance made our experience truly enjoyable.
Great Rome Trip
Mykle_Z, Sep 2023
Wonderful guide, he really knew great details. Ear sets used, very helpful. Highly recommend Viator!!
Great Guide
Christy_R, Sep 2023
Our guide Gabriel was very knowledgeable. The tour was beyond our expectations because of Gabriel’s clear explanation of the tour. An amazing experience, so happy we booked!

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