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Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel: tour with reserved entrance

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A reserved tour to admire the beauty of the works in the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel that are unparalleled in the world.

  • Duration:
    2,5 h

  • Location:
    Viale Vaticano, 95

  • Available language:
    English, French, Italian, Spanish

  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair accessible

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Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Tour
View of the helicoidal double flight staircase (right) and the Sistine Chapel vault (left)

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Tour with reserved entrance to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel

The Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel tour offers an enriching journey through some of the world’s most prestigious collections of art. Visitors will explore the intricacies of the Sistine Chapel, marvel at the Raphael Rooms, and view the revered statue of Laocoön and His Sons among other masterpieces.

What’s included

  • Fast-track entrance to the Vatican Museums
  • Entrance to the Sistine Chapel
  • Professional guide
  • Headset to hear the guide better

This guided tour provides an all-encompassing package designed to enhance the visitor’s experience. Guests benefit from fast-track entry, bypassing the regular admission queues, which is a significant advantage, given the popularity of the Vatican Museums. The inclusion of a professional guide ensures that visitors gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of the art and artifacts they encounter. Headsets are provided, allowing tourists to clearly hear insights and historical facts amidst the bustling environment of the museums.

What’s not included

  • Access to the Vatican Gardens
  • Entry to St. Peter’s Basilica

Why choose this tour?

Choosing this tour allows visitors a hassle-free experience with the advantage of expert narration by knowledgeable guides. This tour is ideal for those seeking a comprehensive visit within a manageable time frame, distinguishing it from other options that might require more extensive planning and time.

Unveiling the Sistine Chapel

Located within the Vatican City, the Sistine Chapel stands as a monument to Renaissance art, most famously housing Michelangelo’s ceiling fresco.

The Frescoed Ceilings

Michelangelo’s ceiling paintings in the Sistine Chapel are among the most remarkable visuals in art history. Each panel tells a story from the Book of Genesis, with “The Creation of Adam” being the most iconic.

The Last Judgment

Another Michelangelo masterpiece, “The Last Judgment,” covers the altar wall of the chapel. This fresco depicts the second coming of Christ and the final and eternal judgment by God of all humanity.

Renaissance Artistry

The tour not only focuses on Michelangelo but also includes works by other Renaissance masters like Botticelli, Perugino, and Ghirlandaio, who contributed to the chapel’s intricate tapestry of biblical narratives.


  • Meet at Viale Vaticano, 95
  • Use your reserved ticket for fast-track entry
  • Follow the guide to the museum entrance
  • Headsets are distributed at the start of the tour

Visitors are instructed to meet at the designated point on Viale Vaticano, where they will be greeted by their guide. Using the fast-track entry tickets provided, groups will bypass the typical queues, proceeding directly into the museums. Headsets will be handed out to ensure clear audio reception of the guide’s commentary throughout the tour.


Wear comfortable walking shoes and dress modestly as the Vatican enforces a strict dress code. The tour spans several hours, making comfortable attire essential.

Reschedule and cancellation policy

Tickets are refundable if canceled by 23:59 the day before the visit; rescheduling is not possible.


1041 verified customer reviews

John, USA

Jun 10, 2024


Absolutely unforgettable tour, the guide was incredibly knowledgeable and the art simply breathtaking.


Ana, Brazil

May 15, 2024


So much to see! The skip-the-line option really made a difference. Highly recommend.


Liu, China

Apr 21, 2024

Very Good

Great tour but very crowded. Still, the beauty of the artworks makes it worth it.


Sofia, Italy

Mar 30, 2024


A majestic peek into history. The Sistine Chapel was particularly impressive.


Emma, UK

Feb 25, 2024


The details provided by our guide brought each painting and sculpture to life! Exceptional experience.

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