Semi-private tour: Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica

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From 94.00
Duration 3.0 hours




Uncover the history of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica with this small group tour with skip-the-line access


  • Exclusive skip-the-Line access to the Vatican Museums
  • Raphael’s Rooms
  • Sistine Chapel and Michelangelo’s The Final Judgement
  • Visit St. Peter’s Basilica


  • Entrance Tickets with skip-the-Line
  • Professional guide (English and Spanish speaking guides)
  • Small group tour (limited to 11 participants)
  • Wireless audio headsets to always hear your guide
  • Pick-up (additional cost)
  • Welcome lounge access with wi-fi and a small bottle of mineral water, Free wi-fi and espresso coffee


  • Transport

Please Note

Dress code: This tour visits religious sites. Please dress appropriately. No sleeveless blouses, no miniskirts, no shorts, and no hats. Closures: St Peter’s Basilica is an active place of worship and may be closed without prior notice for religious events: in this case the visit will be substituted by a visit to the Vatican Library. Wednesdays: The visit inside St Peter's Basilica is substituted with a visit to the Vatican Library due to the Papal Audience. Cloakroom: The following must be left in the cloakroom: Suitcases, backpacks and containers larger than 40 x 35 x 15 centimeters; Umbrellas, including those with spike tips, medium and large size; Walking sticks (except those required by disabled visitors); Tripods for cameras and video cameras; Signage of any kind; Shoulder bags no wider than 15 cm are allowed. Cancellation policy: Free cancellation until 24 hours before your tour date. After that, a 100% penalty fee applies. No refunds for no-shows.


  • This activity is not suitable for wheelchair users

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4.3 / 5   overall customer review rating
Aug 06 2019
Great experience. Tour went very well.
reviewed by a Gray Line customer
Aug 05 2019
Our guide Semeli was informative, attentive and humorous. She is quite an asset to your organization!
reviewed by a Gray Line customer
Jul 31 2019
Semeli is an asset to your organization. She is informative, humorous and attentive.
reviewed by a Gray Line customer
Jul 23 2019
Very responsive to our concerns!
reviewed by Mr Robert Galoppi
Jul 12 2019
We had 10 people for this semi private tour. This made it so much easier to navigate the locations and crowds. Our guide is excellent, Semenelle(sp?). Very knowledgeable and responsive.
reviewed by Mr Sean B.
Jun 22 2019
Pickup was 45 min late. We had to ring to query if they were still coming. Once picked up felt very rushed as we were obviously late for the start and other people looked brassed off with us. Very passionate tour guide however we felt like we were dumped outside the Basilica in the end and left to fend for ourselves as she said she was not allowed in that day.
reviewed by Ms Tania Gracie

Tour Itinerary

Tour duration: 3 hours

Skip-the-line and enjoy this small professional guided tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica. With access via the Official Partner’s entrance, you don’t waste time in queues, leaving you more time to explore Vatican Museums’ nine miles of galleries.

Your expert guide will escort you through the impressive Renaissance galleries including the Gallery of Tapestries, the Gallery of Maps, Raphael’s Rooms and the world-famous Sistine Chapel.

From the Sistine Chapel you will be taken via an exclusive entrance to St Peter’s Basilica, skipping the long lines.

Audio guides are also available allowing you the option to enjoy both the guide's commentary and explore at your own pace.

The tour will end in St. Peter's Square.


Pickup Info

Starting time: 10:00 AM and 1:45 PM.

Meeting point: Via Leone IV 33 (Metro A Line, Ottaviano or Cipro stops) 15 minutes before the tour starts.

Tours with pick-up: if you have booked a pick-up, please email [email protected] or call 39 06 474 2501 24 hours before your tour starts to confirm your pick-up time. Please be ready in your hotel lobby 10 minutes before the assigned time.

Gray Line - I Love Rome office:
via Vittorio Emanuele Orlando 95, opposite the St. Regis Hotel
[email protected]
39 06 474 2501 (6:30 AM - 8:00 PM - 365 days)


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