Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel small-group tour with a local guide
We want to help you make a great holiday even better, by giving you the best price possible! If you find a ticket or tour for less (by the same tour operator and in the same currency), simply include the link in an email to support@musement.com and we'll happily match the price.
Attractions & guided tours

Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel small-group tour with a local guide

based on 63 reviews
Free cancellation
Language: English , Italian
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 3 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Discover the hidden and less known treasures of the Vatican with a fully dedicated guide
  • Take home the best photographic memories of the Vatican Museums artworks and galleries
  • Admire the stunning Sistine Chapel frescoes and explore St. Peter's Basilica on a small-group tour
What to expect

Discover the Vatican's top attractions following the explanations and route traced by your expert tour guide! This experience is part of Iconic Insiders, a selection of tours designed for first time visitors to uncover what matters and get oriented in a new city. Your destination insider is a licensed guide who will offer recommendations and highlight the most visually attractive places of the itinerary.

With a collection of more than 70,000 works of art gathered by the popes over the centuries, some 20,000 of which are displayed in 54 galleries, the Vatican Museums are counted among the biggest museums in the world. Not only they have a record of grandeur, but they also contain priceless treasures including the best known Ancient Roman statues and the most iconic works of the Renaissance. Next to the museum, rises the majestic St. Peter's Basilica, "the greatest of all churches of Christendom", which holds additional gems of inestimable artistic and religious value.

Begin your experience by skipping the long lines and accessing the Vatican Museums. Once inside, your guide will lead you through its labyrinthic structure covering the most important parts of it. Walk along the Gallery of Tapestries and the Gallery of Candelabra, take your time to appreciate the masterpieces by Raphael, Bellini, Leonardo, Titian, and Caravaggio, and admire in awe the frescoes realized by Michelangelo inside the Sistine Chapel. Then, head to the Basilica where you'll have the chance to appreciate Bernini's baldachin, Pietà by Michelangelo, and the outstanding dome.

Read more
COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors
  • What's included
    • 3-hour small-group tour
    • Friendly and local guide
    • Skip-the-line ticket
    • Headset (for groups of more than 6 people)
    Reduced price
    • Children (age 6-18)
    • Infants (age 0-5): free of charge
    Where

    Viale Vaticano, 100, 00192 Rome RM, Italy

    Meeting point:

    Meet your destination insider at the top of the flight of stairs just after Caffé Vaticano.

    What to remember
    • For the month of April, it won't be possible to enter St. Peter's Basilica with the guide. An extended tour of the Vatican Museums will be offered, as it is not possible to pass through the Sistine Chapel inside St. Peter's Basilica due to the provisions concerning the containment of the contagion from Covid-19
    • You will visit in a small group of up to 16 people. The small-group size gives you a personalized experience away from the crowds
    Read more
    When
    • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability
    Read more
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the activity begins.
    What people say about this experience
    based on 63 reviews
    Great
    Excellent (51)
    Great (12)
    Average (0)
    Poor (0)
    Bad (0)

    You might also like

    St. Peter's Dome climb and visit to the Basilica and Vatacombs
    Excursions & day trips

    St. Peter's Dome climb and visit to the Basilica and Vatacombs

    Climb up to St. Peter's Dome and admire the beauty of Rome and the Vatican City. After that explore the Basilica and the Vatacombs.

    Free cancellation
    Duration up to 2 hours
    event.info.available_in:

    en 

    Urban trekking to the discovery of the Janiculum
    Activities

    Urban trekking to the discovery of the Janiculum

    Climb to the Janiculum hill to get the best view over the city of Rome and to find out more about this area's importance in the city's history!

    Free cancellation
    Duration up to 2 hours
    event.info.available_in:

    en, it, es 

    Villa Borghese and city center self-balancing scooter tour
    Activities

    Villa Borghese and city center self-balancing scooter tour

    Book a tour of Villa Borghese and the center of Rome by Segway! Discover the most beautiful park in Rome and the monuments of the historic centre with a guide.

    Free cancellation
    Duration up to 2 hours
    event.info.available_in:

    en, it 

    Underground Rome walking tour
    Activities

    Underground Rome walking tour

    Book your tour of Ancient underground Rome and discover the secret sites beneath the city.

    Free cancellation
    Duration 3 hours
    event.info.available_in:

    en, fr, de 

    Typical food tour of Rome with a local guide
    Excursions & day trips

    Typical food tour of Rome with a local guide

    Explore the flavors of Rome during this food tour of the eternal city. Enjoy ten tastings, while crisscrossing the historic center of the city.

    Free cancellation
    Duration up to 2 hours 30 minutes
    event.info.available_in:

    en 

    Espresso and gelato tour of Rome
    Excursions & day trips

    Espresso and gelato tour of Rome

    Enjoy a tasty guided walking tour in Rome's city center and learn how to order an espresso like a real Italian.

    Free cancellation
    Duration up to 2 hours 30 minutes
    event.info.available_in:

    en 

    Villa Borghese e-bike family tour
    Activities

    Villa Borghese e-bike family tour

    Discover Villa Borghese onboard a comfortable and stress-free e-bike! Then, choose your menu option and enjoy a picnic lunch in a Roman garden.

    Free cancellation
    Duration up to 3 hours
    event.info.available_in:

    en, it, es, de 

    Colosseum guided tour with virtual reality experience
    Excursions & day trips

    Colosseum guided tour with virtual reality experience

    During your virtual reality tour, you'll watch the Colosseum come to life in all its ancient glory, thanks to a new-brand immersive and innovative technology.

    Duration up to 1 hour 30 minutes
    event.info.available_in:

    en 

    Instant Confirmation
    Vintage car tour of the Sabine hills from Rome
    Excursions & day trips

    Vintage car tour of the Sabine hills from Rome

    Enjoy a vintage car tour of the Sabine hills! Drive through Farfa, Roccantica, Casperia and stop for a visit at vineyards and olive groves.

    Free cancellation
    Duration up to 6 hours
    event.info.available_in:

    en, it, fr, es, pt 

    Rome experience Pass
    Attractions & guided tours

    Rome experience Pass

    Book your Rome Experience pass, a flexible multi-attraction pass that allows you to unlock your favorite attractions and tours around the city.

    Flexible
    Instant Confirmation