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Official Guided Tour of Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel
Headsets to hear the tour guide
Tour operated by the Vatican

What's not included

Guided Tour of St. Peter's Basilica

Important information

* Shoulders & knees must be covered * No big bags & suitcases allowed; there are lockers on-site * Photos & videos are strictly forbidden inside the Sistine Chapel
  • Explore the best of the 5.5-hectare Vatican Museums with a guide
  • See two of the world’s most famous masterpieces, Michelangelo’s ceiling frescoes, and Giudizio Universale (Last Judgment) in the Sistine Chapel
  • See intricate tapestries and over 40 16th-century topographical maps of Italy

This two-hour guided tour of the Vatican Museums will give you an in-depth encounter like no other. Get the facts surrounding the Vatican, skip the lines and visit the Pio Clementino Museum, Gallery of the Candelabra, Gallery of the Tapestries, Gallery of the Geographical Maps, Raphael’s Rooms and the Sistine Chapel.

The Vatican Museums are a must-see in Rome, not just because of their extensive collections of art, archaeology and ethno-anthropology, all collected by the Popes over the years. They're also the site of some of the most lavishly decorated halls and galleries in the country!

Explore the best of this 5.5-hectare complex with a guide, who'll deliver all the history you can handle as you go.

See some of the Vatican Museums' best classical statuary at the Pio Clementino Museum. Marvel at the massive marble candelabra at the Gallery of the Candelabra, walk a corridor of amazing, intricate tapestries at the Gallery of the Tapestries, and over 40 16th-century topographical maps of Italy in the Gallery of the Geographical Maps.

Head to the four Raphael Rooms, which all form a suite of reception rooms in the palace, famous for their frescoes. Then, in the Sistine Chapel, see two of the world's most famous masterpieces, Michelangelo’s ceiling frescoes, and Giudizio Universale (Last Judgment).

When in Rome... it's a must!

  • Show your smartphone tickets to the security guards at the entrance
  • After security check climb the stairs on the far left of the entrance hall. The meeting point is located at the ‘Guided Tours’ desk, share your ticket and join the group
  • Be on time, as Vatican personnel may not let in latecomers
  • Make sure to bring a valid ID for reduced tickets. Without valid ID, you will be asked to pay for a full price ticket in order to enter and the discounted ticket will not be refunded

The Vatican Museums are most easily reached by public transport and a short walk from the nearest metro, tram, or bus station. If you come by car, there is paid parking nearby on Viale Vaticano.

Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel
Monday 08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 18:00
Thursday 08:00 - 18:00
Friday 08:00 - 22:30
Saturday 08:00 - 22:30
Sunday Closed
Vatican Museums
Viale Vaticano, 00165, Rome
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  • Refunds are not possible for this ticket
  • Rescheduling is not possible for this ticket.

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Josette,  United States United States
23 Oct 2023
Excellent
Once tickets were purchased, so easy to follow instructions. You show your proof of purchase to the gate attendant and they will direct you to the ticket counter to give you your actual ticket .
Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel: Official Guided Tour
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Milica,  Montenegro Montenegro
28 Oct 2023
Excellent
The tour was fantastic! We had such a lovely guide, who was full of positive energy and knowledge. It was easy to follow him, he explained every little thing about the museums. You can see that he...
The tour was fantastic! We had such a lovely guide, who was full of positive energy and knowledge. It was easy to follow him, he explained every little thing about the museums. You can see that he loves everything about his job. I would totally recommend it!
Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel: Official Guided Tour
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Guillermo Andres,  Germany Germany
31 Dec 2023
Poor
The museum as such is worth visiting. Luigina, our guide, was super professional, especially because of her patience and vast knowledge. However, I give this low rate because of the terrible
Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel: Official Guided Tour