Rome: Vatican, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica Tour

64 Reviews
Tours Culture & history Good for groups Art Sightseeing Tours Art & Museums Meet the Locals Religious & spiritual activities History & heritage UNESCO Sites Small group

Enjoy this fascinating Vatican tour through the treasures of the home of Catholic Church with privileged entrance. Explore the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica.


  • Learn about interesting facts with fun little-known stories and anecdotes
  • Admire the Greek statues of the Lacoon and the magnificent Raphael Rooms
  • Enjoy a small group tour with a maximum of 6 people
  • Skip the line access to Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's


Get skip-the-ticket-line access to the Vatican Museums on this guided tour, a luxury that can save you up to 2 hours of waiting in line. The tour features highlights of the Papal palaces from the Greek statues of the Lacoon to the magnificent Raphael Rooms. As you observe some of the most important art in the history of western civilization, your expert Vatican guides will not only enlighten you with its fascinating history but also share bits of gossip and other little-known stories about the popes and the artists represented. See the Pinecone Courtyard, Vatican Garden's Terrace, Octagonal Courtyard, Belvedere Palace, Lacoon Priest of Troy, Apollo Belevedere, Muses Room, Belvedere Torso, Round Room, Greek Cross Room, Gallery of Candelabra, Gallery of Tapestries, Gallery of Maps, and the Raphael Rooms. The museum tour culminates at the Sistine Chapel, one of the greatest and most famous examples of Michelangelo's artistic genius, for which your guide will have thoroughly prepared you. Finally, you will have VIP access directly to St. Peter's Basilica for an awe-inspiring guided visit to the most immense and ornate church in the world.


Skip-the-ticket-line access Entrance tickets Reservation fees Tour guide

Important Information

  • All visitors must pass through airport-style security. During high season the wait at security may be up to 30 minutes Occasionally the basilica may be closed due to last-minute private events outside of the local partner's control and often without notice. In these uncommon circumstances the tour will operate as usual and the time spent inside the basilica will be enjoyed by an extended tour in an alternative area The passage between the Sistine Chapel and Saint Peter's Basilica is currently closed due to Covid-19 measures. To enter the church, your tour will need to go around the Vatican State walls. Your guide will do their best to include a tour of the basilica, but this may not always be possible due to the distance between the sites. If it's not possible, your guide will give you a complete orientation of the basilica before your visit

Easy cancellation

Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund


Book Now!

My Lists

Create New Guide


Mini Guides

Login to create your guides for Rome.

Add to My Guide

Create New Guide



Create & Share your own Guide to Rome with friends and family!

Add your recommended places to visit by browsing the website and pressing the icon.

Create your own guide of favourite 'must see' places

Earn your Local Expert badge by Sharing your guides with others

Get your guide seen by submitting it to the Mini Guides section


We Are Part of the My Guide Network!

My Guide Rome is part of the global My Guide Network of Online & Mobile travel guides.

We are now in 120+ Destinations and Growing. If you are interested in becoming a local travel partner and would like to find out more then click for more info about our Website Business Opportunity.

Nearby Destinations

Events in Rome

Filter Events by Sub-Category

Please select a Date first.

Search for a company in Rome