Book our Best of the Vatican Small Group Tour, to discover all Vatican must-sees, Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica, with a top guide and skip the line tickets in just 3 hours.
If you are on a budget but you still want to have a quality visit to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, choose our Best of the Vatican Small Group Tour. You will join a group of maximum 22 people and an expert and passionate guide will lead you inside the Museums and the Sistine Chapel with a special skip-the-line voucher! You will maximize your time and walk along the Vatican Galleries, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica listening to the explanation of a licensed guide. We will provide you with headsets to make sure each participant can hear perfectly and interact with the guide.
Your enthusiastic guide will tell you all about the secrets and stories of the Popes, treasures and famous artists who worked for the Vatican state. During the tour you will discover the valuable artworks preserved in the Vatican galleries. The Vatican Museums contain one of the biggest art collections in the world: paintings, sculptures and other pieces scattered in countless galleries, such as Raphael’s Rooms, the Gallery of the Chandeliers, the Gallery of the Tapestries and so on. Having a guide that can pick out the works and galleries worth spending time on is the best way to make the most of your visit to the Vatican. Once out of the Vatican Museums you will enter the Sistine Chapel with its beautiful ceiling and the Last Judgment by Michelangelo. From here a special passage will allow you to enter the stunning St. Peter’s Basilica avoiding queues once again. Designed by Bramante, Michelangelo and Bernini, St. Peter's Basilica is the most famous church and one of the holiest places in the world. St Peter's Basilica was built on the site of St. Peter’s burial place: you will explore it with your guide and then step out into the beautiful St.Peter’s Square, where you will admire the elegant Colonnade commissioned to Bernini by Pope Alexander VII.
"Caffè Vaticano", Viale Vaticano 100. Our guide will have a sign "Rome Private Guides"
This tour is not suitable for people with hearing disability. People with hearing disabilities can contact us and we will be happy to customize a private tour.
Please wear comfortable shoes. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.
Remember to follow the dresscode for the Vatican: you must be able to cover your shoulder and knees.
PLEASE NOTE: in case St Peter's Basilica is closed for religious functions, you will spend longer time in the Vatican galleries with your guide. The Basilica is a Church and as such the Vatican can decide to use it for religious functions without notice.
Please note that in certain periods of summer time, or when the Vatican Museums reopen its doors after bank holidays, the museums might be busier than usual.