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Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel small-group tour with a local guide

Free cancellation
Duration: 3 hours
Language: English, Italian
Mobile voucher accepted
Safety measures applied

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Visit the Vatican’s main attractions with a small group tour and skip-the-line admission

See priceless artworks by masters such as Raphael and Bellini in the Vatican Museums

Stroll through the Sistine Chapel to admire Michelangelo’s frescoes on the ceiling

Take in the world-famous Renaissance architecture of St Peter's Basilica

Expert local guide with an unrivalled knowledge of Vatican City and its treasures

What to expect

It may be the world's smallest state, but Vatican City packs a mighty punch when it comes to history, art and architecture. And there's no better way to tick off its must-sees than this walking tour. You’ll explore the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica in a small group, meaning you get more from your guide. Valeria, one of our guides, says, 'Since I was a child, my passion for the past was my inspiration and the dream to become an archaeologist came true. The incredible beauty and splendour of the Vatican Museums will amaze you.’

With a priceless collection of over 20,000 unique works of art, there's no time to waste on this afternoon of discovery. And, with the added value of fast-track entrance, you'll avoid the crowds and skip straight to the good part with your small group. Follow your guide as they take you through the museums' labyrinth of statues, paintings and sculptures from the likes of Raphael, Bellini and Leonardo.

Hear expert background as you wander through the most important sections, including the Gallery of Tapestries and the Gallery of Candelabra, before reaching your next stop – the Sistine Chapel. ‘One of Michelangelo’s greatest masterpieces,' says Valeria. Its frescoes, which took six years to complete, span the complete interior – it's a real showstopper. You'll round off the tour with a visit of St Peter's Basilica, where pilgrims come to worship and pray – and admire the magnificent Renaissance architecture.

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COVID-19 information

The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.

Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds

The experience complies with government regulations

What's included

Three-hour small-group tour


Skip-the-line ticket

Headset (for groups of more than 6 people)


Viale Vaticano, 100, 00192 Rome RM, Italy

Meeting point:

Meet your guide at the top of the flight of stairs just after Caffé Vaticano. Please show up at the meeting point at least 10-15 minutes before entrance time as latecomers may not be accomodated.


Musement S.p.A.

Cancellation policy

Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the activity begins.

Important to know

  • Until further notice, it won't be possible to enter St. Peter's Basilica due to Covid-19 restrictions. An extended tour of the Vatican Museums will instead be offered
  • You'll visit in a small group of up to 16 people. This small-group size gives you a personalized experience away from the crowds