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THE BEST VATICAN TOURS 2024

Explore the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica and save time and money with our skip-the-line Vatican tours.

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Our knowledgeable local guides will help you discover the top sights in Vatican City.

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We have the best tours for you, recommended by our travel experts for their value and experience.

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Skip The Line Access

Avoid the lines, and enjoy the fast entry access to Vatican Museums & St. Peter’s Basilica

Choose one of our top Vatican tours for a memorable experience!

Exploring Vatican City on your own can be overwhelming and time-consuming. That’s why we recommend booking one of our guided tours. All our tours offer skip-the-line access for an enjoyable and stress-free Vatican visit. Whether you are interested in joining our Vatican Museums tour and exploring art collections or getting a closer look at Michelangelo’s ceiling in the Sistine Chapel, we have it all.

Discover beautiful St Peter’s Basilica with our small group tour, or descend underground with our Scavi tour. We recommend joining our Vatican Gardens tour if you wish to experience the Vatican outdoors. Whatever you choose, you can be assured that you’ll explore the most important highlights of the Vatican with a professional local guide.

Vatican Tours – Prices and Overview

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Vatican Museums Tour
Vatican Museums Tour

Join our most popular tour and explore Vatican Museums

€ 94
€ 79,90

Limited time offer

Sistine Chapel Tour
Sistine Chapel Tour

Discover Michelangelo’s masterpieces in the Sistine Chapel with an art historian guide.

€ 94
€ 79,90

Top pick

St. Peter’s Basilica Guided Tour
St. Peter’s Basilica Guided Tour

Explore St. Peter’s Basilica’s interior, & climb to the Dome for a panoramic view of Rome.

€ 52
€ 41,60

Popular choice

Vatican Underground Scavi Tour
Vatican Underground Scavi Tour

Get an exclusive view of the tomb of St. Peter and other papal tombs beneath St. Peter’s Basilica.

€ 52
€ 41,60

Exclusive access

Vatican Private Tour
Vatican Private Tour

Enjoy VIP treatment and personalized experience & discover highlights of the Vatican with your own guide.

€ 250
€ 237,50

VIP experience

Vatican Early Morning Tour
Vatican Early Morning Tour

Start your day early and explore the Vatican before the crowds arrive.

€ 89

Avoid the crowds

Vatican at Night Tour
Vatican at Night Tour

Visit Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel in the evening for the special night tour

€ 95

Unique experience

Vatican Gardens Tour
Vatican Gardens Tour

Join our minibus tour through Vatican Gardens & visit Vatican Museums

Colosseum & Vatican Tour
Colosseum & Vatican Tour

Visit the Vatican & Colosseum and enjoy private transportation from central Rome to the Vatican.

€ 135

Combo

Vatican Angels & Demons Tour
Vatican Angels & Demons Tour

Discover Rome’s secrets in a walking tour inspired by Dan Brown’s “Angels and Demons” bestseller.

Vatican Virtual Reality Tour
Vatican Virtual Reality Tour

Step into virtual reality and explore the Vatican’s history and art like never before.

Many of our guests had a great time on our Vatican tours!

Find out what people say about us and why we’re so popular!

Fantastic Sistine Chapel Tour!

Visiting the Vatican with my parents was unforgettable! We took a guided tour of the Sistine Chapel, and it was fantastic. Our guide was lovely, full of knowledge and skipping the lines was a huge plus. The Sistine Chapel was so peaceful, and seeing Michelangelo’s Last Judgment up close, was a dream come true for me. Highly recommend it!

Lisa Marie

The best Vatican and Colosseum Combo Tour!

Good value for money. Very informative and entertaining at the same time. Transfer from Colosseum to Vatican was very helpful, so we didn't waste any time. All in all, a great experience. If you are in Rome for a day or two, this is a good way to see both the Vatican and Colosseum.

Max

Early morning escape from crowds!

Getting up early to visit the Vatican Museum before it got crowded and hot was a great idea! We could explore the galleries in peace and it was lovely to have our guide Marco help us to go straight to the art pieces we wanted to see. Visiting St. Peter’s Basilica was amazing! Being there early, before the crowds showed up, made it even more special. Absolutely incredible to see it in person!

Alicia

Which Vatican City Tour is the best for me?

For those with busy holiday itineraries who want to see the Vatican highlights

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€ 94
€ 79,90
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Vatican Museums Tour

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Experience Vatican City with our most popular tour! During your 2.5-3-hour tour with priority access, you will explore Vatican treasures with a local guide available in multiple languages.

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€ 52
€ 41,60
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CLIMB TO THE TOP

St. Peter’s Basilica Guided Tour

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Discover St. Peter’s Basilica and join us for a small group 1,5 hour tour of the largest church in the world. Explore the Cathedral in-depth, from its underground to the Dome, for a panoramic view of Rome.

For those who want to explore Vatican attractions without crowds

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€ 89
Avoid the crowds

EARLY EXCLUSIVE ACCESS

Vatican Early Morning Tour

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Escape the large crowds and choose a small group or a private experience with our Early Morning Vatican Tour. During your skip-the-line 2.5-hour tour, you will see the world’s most extensive art collection.

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€ 95
Unique experience

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Vatican at Night Tour

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Experience the Vatican after dark on a cozy small group or private tour. During a 2.5 - 3 hour evening art exploration, you will get exclusive priority access to the peaceful surroundings of the Museum's Galleries and Sistine Chapel.

If you want to discover hidden Vatican corners

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€ 52
€ 41,60
Exclusive access

UNCOVER ANCIENT SECRETS

Vatican Underground Scavi Tour

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Explore the Vatican underground and descend beneath St Peter's Basilica. During the 1.5 - 2 hour exclusive underground tour, you will discover the tomb of St. Peter and other tombs and crypts where popes and royalty are buried.

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€ 75

THRILLING VATICAN ADVENTURE

Vatican Angels & Demons Tour

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Join us for a four-hour guided journey through the Vatican and Rome to discover the mysterious stories described in Dan Brown's best-selling novel " Angels and Demons." Follow the enigmatic trail of the Illuminati and explore key sites featured in the book.

For those who want to experience more

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€ 250
€ 237,50
VIP experience

PERSONAL ART HISTORIAN GUIDE

Vatican Private Tour

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Personalize your experience and get an exclusive three-hour tour of the Vatican's most famous historical sights. With VIP access, you will have privileged skip-the-line entry and your personal, professional local guide.

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€ 135
Combo

BEST BUNDLE

Colosseum & Vatican Tour

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Explore the best Vatican sights and other top Rome attractions during this full-day tour. Enjoy skip-the-line entry to the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and Colosseum and transportation to the Vatican Museums.

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FAQ – Vatican Tours

How long does it take to tour the Vatican?

Exploring Vatican City typically takes 2 to 3 hours but varies based on your preferences. If you plan to visit the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica in one day, plan a longer stay, at least 4 hours. If you wish to visit Vatican Gardens , you can expect to spend around 4 hours there.

What to wear to the Vatican?

The Vatican's dress code is modest and respectful. All visitors must cover their shoulders and knees and dress appropriately for a religious site. Avoid wearing shorts, revealing and transparent clothes, short skirts, and sleeveless or low-cut tops.

When is the best time to visit the Vatican?

The Vatican is Rome's most popular destination and is busy year-round. The high season is June to August when most tourists visit. The Vatican Museums are usually closed on Sundays but open for free on the last Sunday of each month, attracting large crowds. To avoid long lines, it is always a good idea to buy Vatican skip-the-line tickets in advance.

Are photos taken inside the Vatican Museums allowed?

You can take photos in the Vatican Museums, but not in the Sistine Chapel. Remember to turn off the flash to protect the artwork.

Can I bring food and drinks inside the Museums?

Eating and drinking are prohibited inside the Museum corridors, so planning your meals outside the Vatican Museums is better. There is a cafeteria inside for snacks, but we suggest enjoying your meal outside before or after your visit, as you'll find a wider variety of food options.

Are there any rules for visiting the Sistine Chapel?

When visiting the Sistine Chapel, remember the dress code (the same as for Vatican Museums). Given the high number of visitors daily, no photos or talking is allowed to maintain a peaceful environment.
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Vatican Museums Tour

Our most popular tour with priority access 

Join our Vatican Museums tour and let us guide you in choosing what to see—there’s so much to explore. With 54 galleries and 20,000 artworks on display, the museum stretches over 7 kilometers. Your best choice is to relax and enjoy following your professional guide, who will lead you to the key Vatican attractions like the Spiral Staircase, Raphael Rooms, Papal Throne, Gallery of Maps, and Sistine Chapel. This tour also includes a visit to St. Peter Basilica.

Sistine Chapel Tour

Experience Michelangelo’s genius creations

Discover Michelangelo’s famous masterpieces up close in The Sistine Chapel. Join our art historian guide to explore this beautiful Renaissance chapel with its walls covered in frescoes. Learn how Michelangelo painted his iconic frescoes, including the “Last Judgment” and the “Creation of Adam.” The Sistine Chapel is a must-see sight for anyone visiting the Vatican.

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St. Peter’s Basilica Tour

Don’t miss the stunning view of Rome from it’s Dome

Enter St. Peter’s Basilica with priority access and climb to the Dome for the panoramic views of Rome. Find out more about this significant Cathedral, one of the largest churches in the world and a pilgrimage site for Catholics. The church is famous for its Renaissance style and artworks by masters like Michelangelo and Bernini.

Vatican Gardens Tour

Access to the green oasis within the Vatican is permitted only with a guided tour

If you’re in Vatican City, visit its stunning landscaped gardens. Access to the Vatican Gardens gardens is limited, and you can only enter as part of a guided tour. Join our exclusive tour and enjoy the peaceful surroundings of these Renaissance gardens, which spread over 23 hectares. Relax in peaceful surroundings and enjoy viewing the gardens and fountains inspired by Italian, English, and French styles.

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Top tips for your perfect Vatican visit

Check out our tips to get ready for your visit to Vatican City! Our guide has all the recommendations you need. Find out the best times to visit, how to get there, the dress code, and all other important information you will need before your Tour.

Prefer to visit the Vatican alone?

You’ll miss some key insights, but you can choose from our bestselling skip-the-line tickets!

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Vatican Museum Ticket

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With our Vatican Entry Ticket, you can easily access the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel. Select your preferred time slot, and enjoy exploring the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel at your own pace. For a better experience, you can get an audio guide available in multiple languages.

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Combo

BEST VALUE COMBO TICKET

Colosseum & Vatican Combo Ticket

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Make the most of your holiday budget and get this Vatican Pass plus Colosseum ticket, valid for 3 days. Get priority entry to the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel and skip-the-line tickets to the Colosseum, Roman Forum, Palatine Hill, and other top attractions in Rome.