ultimate vatican museums tour
vatican museums tour

Ultimate Vatican Museum Tour 2023

T&T Best Value Choice | Vatican Walking Tour | Skip-the-line Access

from: €63
2-4 hours
Live tour guide

About Vatican Museums Tour

Explore Vatican Museums before the general public arrives by skipping the ticket lines. Witness masterpieces created by Raphael, Bernini, Michelangelo and many more coupled with a visit to the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica.


Vatican Museum Tour

Uncover one of the world’s most significant and famous art collections during your guided tour of the Vatican Museums. A knowledgeable local guide will walk you through the most exciting galleries within the museums – The Gallery of Tapestries, the Rotunda, Raphael’s Room, and The Gallery of Maps.

Each room inside the Vatican Museum contains ornate ceilings with the walls decorated with ancient statues, frescoes, and tapestries. Of course, the most remarkable gem of the Vatican collection is not a painting on any wall, but an entire ceiling and wall entirely frescoed by the greatest master of the Renaissance period – Michelangelo Buonarotti. From the Last Judgement to the Creation of Adam, Michelangelo dedicated some of his most excellent years to the Sistine Chapel. He worked day and night – even sleeping inside the chapel. Michelangelo also expressed his frustration with jokes hidden in his artwork. Today these jokes have been uncovered and recognized.

Listen as your local guide lets you in on Michelangelo’s private jokes. By having small tour groups, we make sure you’ll have the best experience and that your tour guide can pay full attention to everyone’s questions and needs. During your Vatican Museum Tour, your guide will help you avoid all the crowds and show you some of the world’s most beautiful masterpieces.

  • Saint Peter’s Square, Vatican City guided tour
  • Sistine Chapel entry ticket
  • Vatican Museums entry ticket
  • Access to Vatican City
  • Access to Saint Peter’s Square
  • Live tour guide
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  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
  • English
  • Italian
  • German
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
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Meeting point

Meet your guide at Touristation, 150 feet from the entrance to the Vatican Museums.

Skip the line

Enter the Vatican Museums one hour before the general public and skip the ticket line at the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel.

Sistine Chapel

The Sistine Chapel is a true masterpiece of human creativity and a testament to the enduring power of art to inspire and uplift the human spirit. Check some of the most significant masterpieces of the Italian Renaissance.

Vatican Museums

Explore one of the world’s most extensive and diverse collections of art and historical artifacts with a knowledgeable guide.

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Get ready for the unforgettable tour through Vatican’s history!


Uncover centuries of art and culture on your tour of the Vatican Museums.

Good to know before you go

  • The entrance tickets are timed, which means that late arrivals can not be granted access.
  • Entrance to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel is only permitted to visitors dressed appropriately. Shoulders and knees must be covered, and no hats are allowed.
  • No photography or filming is permitted inside the Sistine Chapel.
  • It is obligatory to deposit suitcases, large backpacks, and umbrellas in the cloakroom.
  • Students aged 18-25 must have their international student cards and ID cards as a proof of age with them on the day of the visit.
  • Children under 18 years must have their documents with them as a proof of age on the day of the visit.
  • On arrival at The Vatican, please follow the signs for the Groups Entrance with Online Reservations. There may be a wait at this entrance of up to 10 minutes. All visitors must pass through airport-style security. During high season the wait at security may be up to 30 minutes.
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FAQ – Vatican Museum Tours

Is the Vatican Museum tour worth it?

A visit to the world’s smallest state while you’re in Italy is something you don’t want to miss. Discover the centuries of art and culture kept inside the Vatican Museums, awe at the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, and enter St Peter’s Basilica. We recommend booking one of the small group tours of the Vatican Museum – it is definitely worth your time and money.

Which tour of the Vatican is best?

There are countless options out there. Thankfully we’ve put together the best Vatican City tours for you. You can choose between a Sistine Chapel tour, St Peter’s Basilica tour, or even a Private Tour. The best tour is the one that offers you everything you want to see while you’re on your trip.

How long is the Vatican Museum tour?

The Vatican Museum tour takes around 2 – 4 hours. The duration of the tour depends on what type of tour you book, but 3 hours will be more than enough for you to visit and enjoy the art and exhibitions inside of the Vatican Museums. After the Vatican guided tour, you should see the Vatican Gardens and other popular Vatican attractions.

How much does a tour of the Vatican cost?

Vatican Museum tours usually cost approximately €45. While visiting Vatican City for free is possible, admission to the Vatican Museums requires payment. However, there is one circumstance where you can get free entry. Visit on the last Sunday of every month, from 9 am to 2 pm, for this benefit. Going on one of the available guided Vatican Museum Tours will get the best value for your money. You will be able to explore top attractions in a small group and have skip-the-line Vatican access.
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The ultimate Vatican Museum Experience

Our guide loves the Vatican and has made it her mission to help tourists explore all of its most famous artwork as well as the back story and details you couldn’t get any other way. Elaine took early in the morning and ensured that our group was among the first in line entry to the Vatican Museum, so we had the whole place almost to ourselves.


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Guia was our guide and did a great job. We did the small group tour of Vatican Museums. There were approx. 20 people for 2.5 hours. Since we had an afternoon tour in July, the museum was packed and extremely crowded in certain sections, but our guide did an awesome job of finding shade, keeping us engaged, and explaining aspects of the famous Sistine Chapel fresco. Highly recommend a guided tour when visiting the Vatican Museum to get the most out of your time there.


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  • Live tour guide & optional audio guide available
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance

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