Fast-Track Tour to Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's

Roma, Italy
Skip the line tour of Vatican Museums Sistine Chapel and St Peter Basilica

From $85.34

Select Date and Travelers

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

  • 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


See the highlights of Vatican City ON this skip-the-line tour of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. Join a knowledgeable guide for a visit to the incomparable Vatican Museums—home to one of the most extensive and impressive art collections in the world. Admire the Raphael Rooms and take in the incomparable frescos of the Sistine Chapel.
  • Enjoy fast-track access past the lines at the popular Vatican Museums
  • Learn about the incredible art collections from an expert guide
  • Finish up a museum visit with time in the gorgeous Sistine Chapel

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

With this tour, a hotel pickup option drops you off straight at the meeting point.

What's Included

  • Expert-guided tour of the Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel
  • Priority skip-the-line access for a hassle-free entry
  • Engaging insights into the Gallery of Tapestries and Geographical Maps
  • A moment to marvel at the Sistine Chapel's renowned artworks
  • Exclusive and reserved passageway to St. Peter's Basilica (Note: no guided tour inside)
  • Medium group capped at 20 participants for a more personalized feel
  • Optional hotel pick-up service, available if the option is selected during booking
  • Quality headsets, ensuring you won't miss a detail from the guide's explanations amidst the crowd
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Transportation (i.e. this applies to the meeting point options)

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • Piazza del Risorgimento
    Piazza del Risorgimento, Roma RM, Italy

    - Arrive at Piazza del Risorgimento, central to the square, adjacent to Bar l' Ottagono, 20 minutes before the tour begins. - Spot our team wearing the 'I love Rome' logo in pink. Nearest metro: A-Line, Ottaviano stop.

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

End point

  • Saint Peter's Square
    Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Città del Vaticano, Vatican City

    The tour ends after 3.5h approximately near Piazza San Pietro.

Pickup details

Hotel Pickup Details: * For hotel transport, contact us at least 24 hours before your tour for confirmed pick-up timing. * Be prepared in the hotel lobby 10 minutes prior to the scheduled pick-up. Self-Arrival Option: * If your accommodation isn't within the pickup service area, please come directly to the tour's starting point. * Arrive at Piazza del Risorgimento, central to the square, adjacent to Bar l' Ottagono, 20 minutes before the tour begins. * Spot our team wearing the 'I love Rome' logo in pink. Nearest metro: A-Line, Ottaviano stop.

What To Expect

Piazza Del Risorgimento

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Vatican Museums

2 hours Admission Ticket Included

Sistine Chapel

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

St. Peter's Basilica

50 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

St. Peter's Square (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship. 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
  • Near public transportation
  • If you choose pick-up option, contact us no later than 24 hours, in order to reconfirm your pick-up schedule be ready in the lobby
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • By purchasing this tour, the customer agrees to follow only the guide assigned to him/her. It is not permitted to add external guides to the group after the tour has been purchased. We inform our customers that, in such circumstances, access to the Vatican Museums will be granted only if escorted by the assigned guide and respective group. If one chooses to opt out, they will forfeit all rights to the tour and ticket, with no possibility of a refund.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 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.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the pick up location?

A:We offer pick ups from most hotels. Let us know where you are staying in the 'Special Requirements' box in the Traveler Details section during checkout. Or you can let us know after booking by visiting 'Manage my Booking' and emailing us there.

Jul 2019

Q:Where is the meeting point?

A:Meeting point for the tour will be at Bar "L'Ottagono" in Piazza del Risorgimento.

Jul 2019

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Traveler Tips

Don't get separated from the group because you will have to play catch up and miss the experience.
Skip the line is must unless you want to spend hours queuing.
It is a long tour so be prepared to walk and and stand up a lot.


1,447 reviews
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Italian tour with Spanish Style!
Esmeralda_R, Dec 2023
Our tour guide was amazing, she was knowledgeable and very helpful. I hate I forgot her name. We were on group # 160.
Gail_M, Nov 2023
For a walking tour it was a little too long. Guide was extremely knowledgeable & very passionate. We liked seeing everything but was way too long to be standing & walking
Jaw dropping experience!
Christina_A, Nov 2023
Visiting the Vatican Museum, the Sistine Chapel and the St Peter’s Basilica is a jaw dropping experience and this tour was perfect to cover all these spectacular treasures! Our tour guide, Nicoletta was amazing! The meeting spot was easy to find! Highly recommend this tour!
Lovely tour, but pricey for what it offers
Anastasia_S, Nov 2023
Our tour guide was very friendly and provided much info throughout the tour. We started late because one couple didnt come on time, and as a result we really rushed the whole tour, would like to have had more time to view especially the exhibition.
She was excellent!!
Julia_R, Nov 2023
Everything was overwhelmingly. A wonderful and memorable experience visiting the Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica.
Rhea_A, Nov 2023
Roberta, our guide is very pleasant, welcoming, very knowledgeable. She shares her knowledge in an engaging interactive and entertaining way. She made relearning history fun.
Very good experience
Raquel_M, Oct 2023
We really liked the tour, the tour guide has a lot of knowledge and conveyed it to us in a very good way, she was very pleasant during the tour. The starting point of the tour was very convenient and the express entry was the best option we could take.
Excellent tour
Claire_R, Oct 2023
Excellent tour which was interesting and informative. Tour took 4 hrs and very good value for money. 9 year old in our party who says the tour was fun! Fabio our guide was truly amazing. Would highly recommend tour.
Must do
lora_b, Oct 2023
Best to do these sights with a tour group that has skip the line entry. Even at end of October regular queues were extremely long. Loved the tour - you could spend hours in the Vatican museums!
Our guide was very...
Ellen_R, Oct 2023
Our guide was very knowledgeable and clearly loves her job. She kept the group together & moving through all the sites. It is not an easy job!
Floridian in Rome !
Sydell_s, Oct 2023
Excellent tour guide. Covered every detail. Was an awesome experience. Got to see everything I have read about or was taught in school years ago.
Vatican experience
rita_r, Oct 2023
I had been to the Vatican, Sistine chapel and St Peter’s before, about 12 years ago, this trip was just as wonderful, the amazing artwork is stunning , pick up from hotel for the early start well worth it, and skip the queues is a must unless you want to queue all day, throughly recommend, our guide Rita was amazing had a lovely sense of humour and added to the experience she was very knowledgeable and I didn’t feel rushed going round
excellent guide who...
Robert_P, Oct 2023
excellent guide who navigated the crowds very well. She was knowledgeable and very efficient. There were severe crowds at this location but that is obviously not your fault or our guides fall.
Must do in Rome
Christina_N, Oct 2023
Vatican museums where beautiful and th he sistene chapel is amazing. Our guide was very good and informative.
Lorraine_J, Oct 2023
I booked this tour as it said that St Paul’s Basilica was included in the fast track apparently it isn’t on a Wednesday. The guide rushed us through hardly understood a word and it was over in 2 hours 30 minutes not the 3-31/2hours then when we got to the end she disappeared after telling us we could go to the toilets we came back and she was gone the whole tour was a disappointment.
In-Depth and Beautiful!
Michelle_M, Oct 2023
I loved our tour. It was so easy to meet up with our guide and it was just jam packed with information and beautiful sites. Our Tour guide was the sweetest lady who gave us food recommendations that did not disappoint at the end. She was so knowledgable about everything inside the vatican and you could ask her any question and get an answer. My boyfriend and I have degrees in History and the Arts; this was one of our best days in Rome.
Tsarita_A, Oct 2023
It was a very nice experience. Maria is a very knowledgeable guide. The only downfall is that the company of the gyide is hard to licate. I hope when they said that to"look for people wearing PINK that say I LOVE ROME". They should wear it.Because it make it easier for the tourist to find.
Great tour of the beautiful Vatican
Thomas_H, Oct 2023
Nicoletta was friendly and knowledgeable. She ensured that everyone could walk at their own pace and was not left behind throughout the whole tour. Vatican is definitely worth the visit.
Great Tour
Lisa_B, Oct 2023
This tour was definitely worth the cost. Not having to stand in line was huge. There is so much to see and appreciate on this tour. Be prepared for a lot of people and to keep moving through the exhibits.
Nice guide but not very fluent
Pauline_F, Oct 2023
I had to go on a guided tour as I wasn't sure if I would be able to fit the Vatican into my tight schedule and all other booked ticket options were already sold out. Unfortunately, although our guide was very nice he was not very fluent in English and it was hard to understand what he was trying to explain. It took 45 minutes from the group meeting point to enter the museum. although, I expect that is just how it is with the amount of people. We had 20 minutes in the Sistine Chapel to look and explore ourselves, which was longer than I had expected. The Basilica was not as crowded as I expected so we were able to get close to points of interest. My recommendation would be to book early enough and go for an audiotour which would be cheaper, explain things better and give you the time to explore at your own pace

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