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

Roma, Italy
Skip the Line Group Tour of the Vatican Sistine Chapel and St Peters Basilica

From $38.60

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up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Make the most of your valuable vacation time by skipping the line at the Vatican Museums. You save hours waiting by booking a group tour, and get engaging commentary from your guide as you explore. Admission is included to the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica; follow your guide on a carefully-crafted itinerary to ensure you don't miss a thing.
  • Guaranteed skip-the-line access to the Vatican Museums
  • Save tons of valuable vacation time
  • Guide provides in-depth commentary as you travel
  • Admission to all sites visited

What's Included

  • An expert tour guide with over 10 years of experience. Excellent story teller.
  • Guaranteed skip-the-line access to the Vatican Museums
  • Admission tickets to the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica
  • Private transportation
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Via Plauto, 17
    Via Plauto, 17, 00193 Roma RM, Italy

    The meeting point is located in Borgo Pio, near St. Peter's square. The exact address is Via Plauto 17/A. IMPORTANT: Please check your booking for the start time of the Vatican ENGLISH tour. Arrive 20 minutes before at the meeting point ( Via Plauto 17A ) for check-in. Thank you !

End point

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

What To Expect

Meet your guide and group in the Borgo neighborhood, a short walk away from the St. Peter's Square, for an introductory briefing for this Vatican Museums skip-the-line tour. Then, head to the square as a group, passing along the Via della Conciliazione along the way, while your guide provides commentary about the Vatican and its history.

Arrive at St. Peter's Square and head into the Vatican Museums, taking advantage of your special skip-the-line admission ticket to speed your tour along. Once inside, listen to your guide provide commentary as you take in the sculptures, paintings, and tapestries that flank the main halls.

Continue to the Sistine Chapel to see some of Michelangelo’s most famous works, wrapping your Vatican Museums tour up at St. Peter's Basilica, where you'll be able to enter directly, circumventing the regular lines.


40 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Via della Conciliazione (Pass By)

St. Peter's Square

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Vatican City

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Vatican Museums

45 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Sistine Chapel

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

St. Peter's Basilica

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 200 travelers
Operated by Made in Rome Tours

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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5,658 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
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Breege_M, Feb 2024
St Peter’s Basilica was so impressive. It is free to visit. The Sistine Chapel was very much overrated! All of the churches in Rome are free to visit & are much more impressive.
Cindy_H, Feb 2024
The tour was not interesting. One couple left the tour because they were bored. The tour guide was upset and continued to talk about the couple for the remainder of the tour. We continued on and got separated from the group in the Sistine Chapel as it was very overcrowded. We could not locate the guide again and missed St Peters Basilica part of the tour. We contacted Viator and they were not helpful at all. Also, it was very hard to find the meet up location which was approximately 15 minutes from the start of tour.
Wonderful tour and tour guide!
ToniMarie_B, Feb 2024
What a wonderful tour and tour guide! Absolutely LOVED learning about the Vatican and everything it had to offer. Take this tour and you will not be disappointed!
Silverio was a fabulous...
Laura_M, Feb 2024
Silverio was a fabulous guide!! Very knowledgeable, friendly and great getting us through the crowds.
Okay but not great
Anthony_M, Feb 2024
The guide only really started to make contact with the group in the sistine Chapel. Not very engaging from pick up until inside. As soon as that was done and time for the basilica he got off. Bit flat really.
Great tour!
Pam_B, Feb 2024
So glad we chose this tour, as I’m sure it would have added hours to just show up at the Vatican and wait in line to buy tickets. This tour will take the better part of your day, as there is so much to see and learn; I’d recommend going as early in the day as you can. We did climb the steps to the top of the Dome (8 Euro extra at the site) but I would do the elevator next time (10 Euro, you still need to climb stairs but not as many). Karl was a great guide (English speaking tour) very knowledgeable and friendly.
Paula_F, Feb 2024
Brilliant morning spent touring vatican city, museums, sistine chaple & St Peter’s basilica. Tour guide Nadiya was outstanding, very informative and we only had a small group of 8 so felt more personal too! Highly recommend.
excellent tour
Sridhar_K, Feb 2024
The guide was superb. She was very knowledgeable and explained a lot of details. Learned a lot of details about art.
Marco our guide,...
Anonymous, Feb 2024
Marco our guide, knowledge of the tour was exemplary. We learn a lot on the tour which you don't read on the books.
Highly recommend
Jarna_R, Feb 2024
Firstly just wanted to say thank you to Giovani (john) our tour guide from made in Rome tour. He was really knowledgeable and guided us very well throughout Vatican city main sites. Considering he had a large group, he kept the group together. He was really caring and attaintive when somebody in our group couldn't walk as fast so he said to walk with him so he can walk her pace Instead. We thought the company Made in Rome tour was quite organised and would recommend them. I personally think its the tour guide that makes the experience more enjoyable so thank you giovani . From the girls from Birmingham UK
Great Tour
Deborah_P, Feb 2024
Silvia was a great tour guide! Knowledgeable and enthusiastic. She was also great at answering questions and providing context.
Best tour guide in the world!
Sarah_P, Feb 2024
Our tour guide was first class. Top notch!!! He was very knowledgeable, funny, and very insightful. One of the best tours I have ever taken!
Victoria_O, Feb 2024
Sylvia is the best guide ever. She was really nice and told us amazing facts about the Vatican. You never got bored with her.
Worth the price
Jill_M, Feb 2024
Excellent guide. We were able to skip a 2-3 hour line. Definitely with the price of admission. Meet up place was easy to find.
Steven_D, Feb 2024
This was my favourite tour of this break the guide was very knowledgeable which made this a fantastic tour. Thank you !!!
Great Time
Jennifer_K, Feb 2024
Phenomenal experience with the tour. The meeting point was easy to find and the operations ran smoothly. Our guide Salvio was so knowledgeable and funny, truly an amazing experience!
Worth the experience!!
Lexie_E, Feb 2024
This was such a great tour!! Philippe was an awesome guide and explained everything in such detail!!
Imelda_F, Feb 2024
Went to vatican on Thursday was a fantastic experience and Marco the guide was brilliant so knowledgeable it was the best day of our trip
Better than expected
Nicolas_T, Feb 2024
This skip-the-tour was well worth the time! Filipo was a great guide and story teller, keeping the group together throughout.
Karl was a great tour guide!
Lina_S, Feb 2024
This was an excellent tour! The Vatican was amazing and the tour guide Karl was really funny, inclusive and passionate about the information he was sharing. Definitely a lot of information but managed to keep it really fun! Learned so many new things that I didn’t know! The really long hallway with the maps was my favorite part! Definitely recommend this tour!!!

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