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

Roma, Italy

From $53.64

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 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


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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Way too crowded to enjoy anything
Holly_L, Jun 2023
The guide was good but it took an hour and a half just to get in. Once in there were so many people that it was constant bumping and shuffling for over 2 hours just to get to the Sistine Chapel. Our guide talked right into his mic but we still could barely hear him over the mass of people and other guides. There were so many people and we moved at such a pace that we couldn’t actually stop and look at the art and sculptures. Once out of the Sistine chapel we separated from the guide and left. The Basilica was not worth more of that. As it was it took nearly 30 minutes just to get out of the square because they had so many people routing through gated off areas. I don’t have complaints about the tour guide or company we booked with. He did a good job trying to get us through crowds and stick together. But the Vatican should really limit the number of people even if that means buying tickets ahead of time. Very NOT worth doing.
Once in lifetime experience in rome
Peter_N, Jun 2023
IT IS really stunning snd worth the time and the money There are Lots of people and in the group IT IS much more convinient then doing IT ob your own
Value tour package
Sugimin_S, Jun 2023
Nadia, our guide was very clear and crisp to explain all of the information of Sistine Chapel, St. Peter Basilica
Great tour person
Raul_F, Jun 2023
Tour person was very good trying to keep us together but, I think the Vatican should limit the amount of people inside. It was crazy.
Toured Vatican and more
Valerie_R, May 2023
So worth the money. Loved skipping the line and spending more time in the Vatican. Tour guide was knowledgeable and adjusted walking speed for a diverse group of ages
Book a tour guide or queue for hours!
kerry_f, May 2023
To avoid really long queues, find your way around in such a busy place and to learn the history….you must go on this tour. Very informative and crucial otherwise you will miss important facts.
Avoid the queue
Steven_H, May 2023
The whole tour was professional and well done. Our guide Norman was perfect - calm, good-humoured, kept us informed all the way through, and knowledgeable. Queueing up the 'normal way' would have been soul-destroying.
Organized and well put together
Nellie_D, May 2023
extremely educated tour guide. She knew what she was talking about. Made all the necessary stops and kept the group together. God bless her
Well worth it!
Joy_O, May 2023
Such a great experience! Great to be able to skip the queues too as they are very long. Marco was great! Funny, passionate & so knowledgeable. I’d highly recommend.
Necessary Tourist Item
Nicky_Y, May 2023
Seeing the vatican and Sistine Chapel is one of those tourist items you need to do. The lines are insane and having a tour guide point out the items you would miss is so invaluable. Marco was funny, smart, and very attentive. It's a long day so do wear comfy shoes!
Vatican tour
Nancy_Y, May 2023
Very informative but went really quick.. Guide kept us on track. Great to see all the famous artwork from Michaelangelo
Fab trip
Russell_W, May 2023
The company who did the trip were fab as was our guide. She was knowledgeable and very clear to explain everything - would highly recommend
Kerisha, May 2023
The Vatican & St Paul’s Bascillica was spectacular! Good commentary by your guide and well paced tour
More than the best
Borivoje_M, May 2023
The logistics and our guide Gioia were both par excellence! We were privileged visitors with smooth visit navigation and Gioia's great knowledge and kindness! Magnificent experience! Thank you both so very much!
The guide was very...
George_D, May 2023
The guide was very knowledgeable and skipping the line saved so much time and stress. We really enjoyed our tour.
Excellent tour guide - not sure of her name: Valerie maybe?
Susie_G, May 2023
Our your guide was so good. She knew everything about the Vatican and I learned alot. Very nice, informative.
Great experience in Vatican
Nisita_O, May 2023
Skip the line was really worth it. The tour was done in 3hrs though it says full day tour. Our guide was good in explaining everything however it would have been better if he came inside St. Peter’s basilica rather than explaining everything outside and letting us go inside and we had to explore there ourselves.
Amazing Tour worth the money
marygrace_l, May 2023
Giovanni was an amazing tour guide! Very easy to understand and even though It was very crowded we could hear him very well and he gave us so much interesting information at all three locations. He also made It interesting for the kids in the tour group to keep them entertained. Would book again thank you so much!
Erica_m, May 2023
Giovanni was incredible! Patient, kind, and well spoken. He gave great detail of all the sites and made it easy to understand. Surpassed 2+ hour lines with ease. Would highly recommend this tour!
Very good guide /story...
Heink_D, May 2023
Very good guide /story teller: I really recommend her . She did a really good job. Was clear and fluent and humoristic

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


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