Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica Half-Day Walking Tour

Duration: 3 hours
Destination: Italy, Lazio, Rome

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  • 3 hours
  • Rome
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable


See the highlights of Vatican City with an expert guide, visiting the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica! Head inside the world’s largest collection of private art with an expert guide, and see for yourself why the Vatican is a mecca for millions of travelers. Explore intriguing sites like Raphael’s Rooms (available only during the early morning tour) and then visit the Sistine Chapel to see incredible frescoes by Michelangelo. Finish with a tour of St Peter’s Basilica, and see the beautiful ‘La Pieta’ sculpture while learning about it from your guide. Choose from a selection of different start times or upgrade to a small-group tour (16 people maximum).

Before you start, our multilingual staff will welcome you at our fully equipped, air-conditioned offices.


  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
  • Skip the line
  • Likely to Sell Out

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Sistine Chapel, Citta del Vaticano 1, 00120 Vatican City Italy

Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, St. Peters Basilica

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Vatican Museums, Viale Vaticano, 00120 Vatican City Italy

Vatican Museums

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: St. Peter's Basilica, Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Vatican City Italy

St. Peters Basilica

Duration: 40 minutes

  • Fully narrated tour
  • Expert tour guide
  • Headsets
  • Free Wi-Fi at the meeting point
  • Bathroom access
  • Recharging station for your devices

  • Important: Entrance tickets to the Vatican Museums are NOT included and will be provided by the agency at an additional cost (on the spot)
  • Gratuities/Tips
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel
  • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
  • Entry/Admission - St. Peter's Basilica
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • All visitors must pass through metal detectors at the security check point. Please expect to wait 20-30 minutes to clear security
  • Luggage storage NOT available
  • Evening tours do not include a visit to St. Peter's Basilica
  • Tours departing Wednesday: St Peter's Basilica and St Peter's Square will be unavailable due to the weekly Papal Audience during which access to St Peter's Basilica is closed. As an alternative you will be offered an extended itinerary within the Vatican Museums, which still includes the Sistine Chapel and Raphael's Rooms. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. If you prefer that St Peter's Basilica and Square are included, please DO NOT select Wednesday as your travel date
  • On rare occasions, St Peter’s Basilica closes without notice. If this happens, you'll spend a full 3 hours touring the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. We will list any affected dates as they become available. The tour guides aim to notify guests if St Peter’s Basilica is unexpectedly closed upon commencement of the tour. It is beyond our control, so no refunds or discounts will be issued
  • This tour is NOT wheelchair accessible. For your information, Vatican Museums provide wheelchairs free of charge in the main lobby. You can easily pick one up after you enter, before starting your own independent visit. If you are looking for a guided tour with wheelchair access, we recommend booking our private tours so a guide can lead you through the alternate routes
  • Our tours end at the front of St Peter's Basilica, which is a very convenient location to leave for lunch, visit the Vatican bookstore, visit the Vatican post office, enter St Peter's Basilica, continue to the grottos below St Peter's, or climb to the dome. Your tour guide will be happy to point you in the right direction!
  • We cannot predict when individual museums will be crowded. In general long lines are common at major attractions in summer, on most weekends, and during peak travel periods throughout the year (Christmas, Easter, local holidays). Our skip-the-line tickets (not included in the price) enable you to skip the line if indeed there is one.
  • Please note: Raphael Rooms are available only for the first morning tour.
  • All students should have their student identity card in order to get the discount for the admission fee.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Important: Entrance tickets to the Vatican Museums are NOT included and will be provided by the agency at an additional cost (on the spot). Adults over 18 years old should pay 24,00 euros per person and 6-17 years old should pay 16,00 euros per person.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Please be informed that, the The meeting point for English language tours is Via Germanico 8 & the meeting point for Other languages is Via Vespasiano 46a.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
Departure Point

Via Vespasiano, 46, 00192 Roma RM, Italy

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


3 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

Image - 05 Nov 2019 -

Anthony M

Description was spot on. We bought entrance ticket at meeting place. Skip the lines was great. Our guide was very informative of all the relics and of all the history. He was very proud to be of Rome and you can tell he loves what he does. Great Tour!!!

Image - 14 Oct 2019 -

Andrew H

Excellent tour. No trouble with the radios and our tour guide was very knowledgeable! Be prepared, it is a whirlwind tour. Wear comfortable shoes and be prepared to walk pretty much non stop. The art and history is amazing. Our stop in the Sistine chapel was humbling. Very crowded and we were there on a slow day! The basilica was extraordinary. Please do an early tour!

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Heather J

I had a very enjoyable visit and saw a lot of historical items. It was interesting to see things that were around about around the time of our Lord Jesus Christ. Although I believe the Lord Jesus died on the cross for everyone in the world I believe they need to persoanlly ask Jesus into their lives to be their Saviour and Lord. The Lord Jesus not only died on the cross for each of us but is risen again and lives in heaven for us; I feel it is only necesary to deal with the Lord Jesus individually and
only Him.

Image - 18 Sep 2019 -

Carol J

Even though there were more tourists than expected, we had a thorough presentation by our Tour Guide. Each time that I have visited the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica, I have been intrigued by the stories behind each piece of visual art forms (sculptors, tapestries, paintings, etc.). It has been a learning experience for me that peaks the interest to extend my research at the different artists and their other works of art.

Image - 22 Aug 2019 -

Adam B

This was a good tour. If noting else you have to do this for the skip the line. It would be unimaginable to have to wait in the line to get in. Espies alt if it’s in the summer. It was 85+ with 60% humidity. It would have been hell to of waited all day in line.

User's Picture Gallery


Besucheralle Vatikan

Anhand eines Modells zeigen die Guides den Besuchern die wichtigsten Gebäude im Vatikan.


St. Peters

Last stop in the tour.


Museum Garden

In the Garden. This was just wonderful to visit the gardens on a beautiful sunny day.


Map gallery, Vatican Museums

Taken during our tour. Quite apart from the colorful frescoes depicting early maps, the ceiling was truly breathtaking. Stopping to take the picture did not mean losing any of the commentary of our guide because we were receiving this over earphones.


Notice anything missing?

Popes had male statues either castrated or covered their maleness with leaves.


Gallery of Maps

This gallery has a beautiful ceiling and maps of Rome going from South to North.






Vatican City


Deckengemälde in den Vatikanischen Musseen


Altarraum des Petersdoms


die heilige Pforte


Inside the Basilica


Statute in the Vatican museum


St. Peter's Basilica


Me and my husband Rob







This picture spoke to me because of Jesus and the angel. I love angels.


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