Discover the Vatican: Sistine Chapel and Basilica Tour

Skip the long lines and explore the breathtaking Sistine Chapel, the notable collections and galleries of the Vatican, and St. Peter's Basilica with the assistance of a knowledgeable guide.

66.47 $

Vatican Tours

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Included in the price:

  • Professional expert Vatican guide
  • Skip-the-ticket-line entry ticket to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
  • Direct access to St.Peter's Basilica
  • Basilica entry is not possible on Wednesday 9:30 AM and tours after 3:00 PM
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks

Free cancellation: Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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Duration 2 - 2.5 hours: Check availability to see starting times.

Skip the ticket line: English, Spanish

Live tour guide: English, Spanish

Rome: Vatican and Sistine Chapel Tour with Basilica Entry

Discover the incredible Sistine Chapel, Vatican’s extraordinary collections, and St. Peter's Basilica with the expertise of a guide. Skip the lines and immerse yourself in the art and history.


This guided tour provides a curated experience of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica. Admire Michelangelo’s masterpiece and other renowned works.


Explore the Vatican Museums, the second most visited in Europe, housing an extensive collection of over 20,000 works of art. Stroll through galleries and marvel at sculptures and masterpieces.


Experience the artistry within the Vatican, including skip-the-line entry to the Sistine Chapel. Delve into the world of master painters like Michelangelo and other renowned artists.

Meeting Point

The meeting point may vary based on the option booked. Ensure you confirm the designated meeting location for your chosen tour.


Travelers have praised this tour as one of the best in Rome. Professional guides, insightful information, and expertly managed time made this a highly recommended experience.

Important Information

Before attending the tour, be mindful of the dress code requirements. Knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women to enter the Sistine Chapel. Additionally, certain areas may be closed during religious events or national holidays.

Customer Reviews

Rated at an impressive 4.5 based on 2358 reviews, visitors highly appreciate the guide's expertise, the value for money, and the overall service provided on this tour.

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Secrets of Vatican Artworks: Main Highlights and Attractions

The Vatican, a city-state enclaved within Rome, Italy, is renowned for its rich history, religious significance, and remarkable artworks. One of the most prominent aspects of the Vatican is its extensive collection of artworks, which holds countless secrets and stories within its masterpieces. In this article, we'll delve into the main highlights and attractions of the Vatican's art collection, unveiling the secrets that lie within.

1. The Sistine Chapel

The Sistine Chapel, an iconic masterpiece, is a significant highlight of the Vatican's art collection. Painted by Michelangelo between 1508 and 1512, the ceiling of the chapel is adorned with breathtaking frescoes. The most famous of these is the 'Creation of Adam,' depicting the divine act of God creating Adam, reaching out with his finger to infuse life into the first man. The intricacies of Michelangelo's brushwork and the symbolism throughout the chapel are awe-inspiring and hold deep religious meaning.

2. St. Peter's Basilica

St. Peter's Basilica is another remarkable Vatican attraction. This grand church, designed by architects including Michelangelo, Bramante, and Bernini, stands as a stunning example of Renaissance architecture. Inside, visitors can marvel at renowned artworks, including Michelangelo's 'Pieta' and Bernini's 'Baldacchino.' These artworks not only showcase extraordinary talent but also carry profound religious symbolism.

3. Vatican Museums

The Vatican Museums house an extraordinary collection of art and artifacts accumulated by various popes throughout centuries. The museums showcase works from different cultures and eras, making it a rich tapestry of human creativity and history. Visitors can explore renowned pieces such as the 'Laocoon and His Sons,' 'The School of Athens' by Raphael, and the 'Apollo Belvedere.'

4. Raphael Rooms

The Raphael Rooms, also known as the Stanze di Raffaello, are a series of rooms adorned with frescoes by the renowned artist Raphael and his workshop. These frescoes depict various themes, including theology, philosophy, law, and the arts. One of the highlights is 'The School of Athens,' which portrays the great thinkers of ancient Greece and embodies the Renaissance spirit of knowledge and enlightenment.

5. Secret Passageways and Hidden Artifacts

Beyond the well-known attractions, the Vatican holds secret passageways and hidden artifacts that are not immediately visible to the public. These passageways, used by popes and clergy over centuries, conceal hidden treasures and reveal a different perspective on the Vatican's history and architecture.


Q1: Can visitors access the secret passageways at the Vatican?

Access to the secret passageways is restricted to Vatican personnel and not open to the general public.

Q2: Are there guided tours available for the Vatican's art collection?

Yes, guided tours of the Vatican Museums and its art collection are available, providing in-depth insights into the history, significance, and secrets of the artworks.

Q3: How can one plan a visit to the Vatican to explore its art collection?

Planning a visit to the Vatican involves booking tickets in advance, considering guided tours for a comprehensive experience, and allocating sufficient time to explore the vast art collection and its various attractions.

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2358 reviews

I bought tickets that included entrance to the basilica, but when we arrived, the guide informed us it was only for the museum and the Sistine Chapel. If we wanted to visit the basilica, she offered it as a courtesy because it wasn't included initially. She said she'd wait for us outside. We went outside and never found her. We had no opportunity to visit St. Peter's church.

Jinsa – United States

The group was too large, and the tour guide was not good. It's not worth spending money on this tour.

traveler – United States

We were denied entry; they refused to scan our tickets and insisted we print them at the office, which was a 30-minute walk away, even though we had our QR codes on our phones. This was not an issue anywhere else.


The tour guide left us alone very early in the museum. They deceive you regarding visiting the Basilica even though it's mentioned in your tickets. It really seems like a scam. They didn't even guide us to move faster or inform us when the tour ended.

traveler – United Kingdom

We were last-minute informed at the meeting point that the visit couldn't be conducted in the language we had chosen. I was refunded half the amount, but I could hardly understand what the guide was saying.

traveler – United States