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Essential Vatican Tour – Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica
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“A must see with Ciara”
Steve Watkins
Essential Vatican Tour – Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica
The most beloved place to visit in Rome, our complete Vatican tour includes – the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica. All of the must-see destinations when visiting Vatican City.

And you can skip the line with our Priority Access, allowing you more time to enjoy your Vatican visit.
  1. This essential Vatican City tour in Rome begins with a visit to the Vatican Museums- one of the main destinations and top things to do in Rome. And with our Priority Access you will skip the line, allowing you more time to discover great works of art by Michelangelo and Raphael.
  2. Explore works of art in the Pio-Clementino Museum and travel through the Gallery of the Tapestries and the Gallery of the Maps. At 75 meters long, the Gallery of the Tapestries is named after the elaborate Flemish tapestries that drape its walls. The Gallery of the Maps, painted between 1580 and 1585, takes its name from the 40 maps frescoed on the walls, representing each of the Italian regions and papal properties at the time of Pope Gregory XIII.
  3. Our sightseeing Vatican visit continues to one of the most revered places to see in Rome – and the world – the Sistine Chapel. An absolute must-see in Rome, our guide will walk you through amazing works of art including Michelangelo’s The Last Judgement – the largest fresco ever painted by one man. As you explore the endless wonders, our guide will tell you the stories behind these famous masterpieces on this breathtaking Sistine Chapel tour.
  4. The last stop on this walking tour of Vatican City is St. Peter’s Basilica- without having to leave the museums with our Priority Access. The most renown work of Renaissance architecture and one of the largest churches in the world, a visit to St. Peter’s Basilica is essential to your Rome itinerary. Covering the most significant and spiritual destinations in the world, this Vatican City tour in Rome is an experience you will cherish for a lifetime.
what's included
  • Skip the line with our Priority Access
  • Expert tour guide
  • Small group (25 people or fewer)
  • Headsets
what's not included
  • Pick up and drop off
meeting point
Your meeting point is at the Enjoy Rome office – located on Via Germanico 8, at the corner of Via Leone IV (take Metro OTTAVIANO stop on Line A). Please arrive 25 minutes before the start of your tour to check-in with a member of our staff.

Please note- the meeting point is inside of our office. But for security reasons, we are not able to store any personal belongings at our office – so please plan accordingly.
ending point
Our tour ends with on the steps of St. Peter’s Square, surrounded by the beautiful white columns and Bernini’s fountains.
dress code
Please note- the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica maintains a strict dress code year-round. All visitors must have their shoulders covered and pants/skirts must come to the knew. And make sure to wear comfortable shoes!
important informations
The Vatican and St. Peter’s Basilica has strict security restrictions. Due to metal detectors at the entrances of most attractions it is forbidden to bring the following:
  • Weapons and blunt objects (knives, long umbrellas, etc.)
  • Glass bottles, aerosol sprays, and alcohol
  • Bicycles, skates, and segways
  • Luggage
  • Pets
Large bags and selfie sticks are not allowed in the Vatican. There is a free Vatican cloakroom service once you have gone through the metal detectors. But please keep in mind that there is no bag check at St. Peter’s Basilica. Strollers are permitted.
If you or any member of your party has difficulty with mobility (uses crutches or a wheelchair, etc.), please contact us in advance. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.

Private tours are available to meet these needs, on request.
cancellation policy
Free cancellation if you call within 48 hours of your tour.
with 32 user reviews
In praise of Sabina
I cannot praise our Vatican tour guide, Sabina, enough for her excellent presentation. My daughter and I found her command of English to be perfect. She was even a little humorous - we British appreciate this! She looked after her party of guests exceptionally well - especially myself. I'm currently not a well man and I was struggling to keep up. However, on seeing this, Sabina stepped in and took control of the situation and helped me as best she could by finding resting places for me wherever she could. She did this most skilfully and at no inconvenience to the rest of the group. For these reasons I am delighted to say my appreciation of the splendid Vatican was not lost despite me being unwell. I am most grateful to Sabina and I fully endorse her enhancement within your organisation. So from us it is thank you and good luck, Sabina. All the very best. Stephen (Vatican half day walking tour with Sabina, Friday 31 March 2017)
23/04/2017 00:17
Konstantinos Karavasilis
An excellent choice for a first visit to the Vatican Museum & St Peter
This 3-hour activity proved to be an excellent choice for visiting the Vatican Museum and St Peter's for the first time. We were lucky enough to have Giulio the archaeologist as our guide, who was amazing overall. Very eager and willing to provide all sorts of information about the sights that are included in the tour, in the most interesting and easy to digest manner. He definitely made the whole experience worth its money (to say the least). Another positive was also skipping the lines. No waste of time at all. The only thing to improve would be the quality of the radio equipment used to hear the guide.
28/02/2017 17:01
VIGIER Sébastien
Une expérience inoubliable !
Je n'ai pas de mots pour exprimer à quel point cette visite était géniale ! Guidés par un guide extraordinaire en la personne de Pascual (franchement cet homme est extra !), nous avons visités les musées du Vatican, en passant par la Chapelle Sixtine et l'inoubliable peinture de Michel Ange, pour terminer la visite à la basilique Saint-Pierre. Une expérience inoubliable ! Je conseille vivement ++++
22/02/2017 15:12
Steve Watkins
A must see with Ciara
This was my first visit to Roma and the total experience of the Vatican, its museums and chapels was significantly enhanced by Ciara. Her knowledge, humour and throughly professional insite in to the history and art of the Catholic Church was amazing. She really brought this to life in her presentation. Will definitely ask for a tour with her the next time I come to Roma.
04/02/2017 12:12
Notre guide Alexandra a été fantastique. Elle a su nous intéresser tout au long de la visite du Vatican, visite pourtant longue et difficile. Sa culture nous a en outre permis de rester en éveil intellectuel durant plusieurs heures, ce qui n'est pas évident. Encara gramaci à elle pour son professionnalisme et pour cet agréable moment.
23/12/2016 21:46
Visit of Vatican city, Saint Peter's Basilica and Chapel Sixtin
A very nice visit with Lorena this morning very interesting with an desire to return
15/12/2016 17:38
Sam Effinger
Highly recommend!
Great tour with an excellent guide (Marqetta, not sure of spelling). Excellent narrative as we toured the museums, and reached the Sistine Chapel before the crowds arrived. It was the 8 AM tour (4-21-2016). This was my third guided tour over the years and by far the best! Just be sure to note the price does NOT cover Vatican entry fee. Ask for Marquetta, if possible. Again, not sure I am spelling it right.
22/04/2016 12:49
visite idéale
Notre guide LAURENA a été parfaite! très bonnes explications en Français, disponible pour d'autres questions... La visite est super et à mon sens indispensable lorsqu'il y a tant de choses à voir. nous étions nombreux ce jour là dans le groupe mais grâce aux oreillettes nous avions la sensation d'une visite privée!
31/03/2016 16:21
juste que que nous souhaitions
Nous avons découvert le Vatican, la chapelle Sixtine et la Basilique st Pierre avec nos 3 grands ados ! Nous avons tous beaucoup apprécié l'accès direct sans attente, ainsi que les explications de notre guide Nicolas, qui a su capter l'attention de tout le groupe. Très bonne organisation, nous conseillons vivement ce tour.
01/03/2016 10:26
Emma Nye
Wonderful tour with Chiara Antonelli
What an insightful tour, brought to life by Chiara who was so enthusiastic and informative. Would highly recommend this tour, as there are so many things to see and Chiara was able to highlight the key points of interest and bring everything to life!
13/03/2017 01:17
Super Stefanie
Family of 4 from the UK, First time using this company but can highly recommend them especially our guide Stefanie. Very organised, lots of attention to details, regular head counts and clear instructions. Stefanie clearly knew her Papal history and made learning fun and entertaining.The meeting point is in the Enjoy Rome office across the street from the Vatican main entrance. Highly recommend
23/02/2017 10:38
Une belle visite
Notre guide Pasquale a été un super guide pendant 3 heures même les enfants n ont pas vu le temps passé.. A recommander sans hésiter.
21/02/2017 00:48
Margit Waid
Paola Spectaculoso
Wir waren heute mit Paola auf Tour durch den Planeten Vatikan. Die Welt Michelangelos hat uns diese wunderbar wissende und ebenso unterhaltsame Führerin so spannend nahe gebracht,dass Worte nicht ausreichen! Vielen Dank und absolut grossartig, so spannend und herzlich kann Geschichte sein!!
17/02/2017 20:45
Vatican Tour
The tour was tremendous. The knowledge of our guide Sara brought it all to life and we learned so much more through her than we would have done on our own.
13/02/2017 12:44
Nat guillem
Me encanto la visita al vaticano guiada por Katherine, hizo que 3 horas se quedaran cortas. Muy amena y agradable. La recomiendo 100%
11/01/2017 11:14
Great experience ... brought the Vatican to life
Great tour and even though it was Christmas and so many people the skip the lines and our great guide made the tour a fantastic experience. Frederica did an amazing job of educating us, and really showing us the hidden gems of the Vatican !!! cannot recommend enough.
30/12/2016 19:40
Lauren Love
A must see, with Alfredo
Our second time visiting the Vatican; Our guide Alfredo was amazing. Informative, polite and entertaining! Worth every moment
30/12/2016 17:31
Marielena Very Good Guide
Marielena was anderes wonderful guide. She has a abnormus knowledge about Roman history and presents this in very charming way.
23/11/2016 23:23
We all had a great time on this tour which was made so great because of our tour guide Tonia! She was so informative as well as great fun throughout the tour and it was one of our highlights during our visit! Thanks Tonia ?
17/09/2016 05:18
Fantastic tour
I had a wonderful time doing the Vatican walking tour with our guide Eugene! He made it extremely enjoyable and informative and you could tell how passionate he was about his job Could not recommend this tour more and especially having Eugene as a tour guide
11/08/2016 13:52
Aplausos para la Guia Serena
Hola, la pasamos muy bien en compañia de Serena, quien nos guió en el Vaticano el 30 de Julio. Muy comprometida en explicarlo todo. Aclaro que el tour fue en ingles.
04/08/2016 00:40
Amazing Tour with Eugene
After a poor experience at the Colloseum, we were so happy with our Vatican tour. Eugene was an amazing storyteller, very engaging and even kept the curious interest attention of our 2 10 and 9 yr old boys for 3 hours. A true feat - we all loved it. Thanks Eugene!
23/07/2016 20:11
Best tour guide Linda
Linda has been the best tour guide we have had. She made it fun for my 3 kids and we all learned things! The Catican was great but Linda made it fabulous!!!
17/07/2016 00:22
Cláudia Frisby
Fab tour - definitely recommend it!
We took this tour today. Our guide was a lovely lady - Rossella - very knowledgeable and clearly passionate about the subject matter. She kept a nice pace and had a good sense of humour to add to the tour. Would definitely recommend this tour as good value and money well spent.
19/02/2016 00:20
silvia lopez
Excelente visita y sobretodo excelente guia Valerio.
El dia 21 de julio de 2015 realizamos una visita a los musos Vaticano guiada por el señor Valerio. Dicha visita superó nuestras expectativas especialmente por las explicaciones y la buena organización de nuetro guía, el cual de forma muy amena. ilustrativa y didáctica nos documentó de toda la historia que envuelve estos magníficos museos.Valerio es todo un profesional y disfruta con su trabajo poniéndole mucho entusiasmo. Felicidades!!!
31/07/2015 11:26
Jessica M
Skip the line tour of the Vatican - money well spent
Enjoy Rome provided us with a great tour of the Vatican. Tour aside, paying extra to skip the queue to buy tickets was 110% worth it. The line to buy tickets wraps around the hot and sunny walls of the Vatican; a sure way to get heatstroke if you're here in summer. Going with Enjoy Rome allowed us to enter straight away and start our 3 hour tour almost immediately. Our guide, Mercheta, was very knowledgeable and did her best to keep our group (~20 people) together. The Vatican was breathtaking and well worth paying for a tour.
09/07/2015 23:43
Q. Curling
We had a great experience
We booked two tours with them and enjoyed both. We did the Ancient Rome walking tour one day and our guide was fantastic. She was very knowledgeable and answered all questions. Her English was great and the headsets worked perfectly. I noticed others commenting in static but if you ask them for help they will switch out or help fix if needed (they carry extras on the tour). This tour covered all of the high points of Rome and made is feel like very efficient travellers. \nWe did the Vatican City tour the next day with them as well and loved it just as much. We had the University professor and she was wonderful. Witty, funny and very knowledgeable. She didn't skip over anything with us and we had an incredibly busy day with tourists as well. Her English was great and understood everything. The only thing we wished was that they would stop for more photo ops and offer to take photos of you at various spots (I understand this can be time consuming in larger groups but we were relatively small groups and would have been a nice touch, rather than taking a bunch of selfies
22/04/2015 11:23
R. Cicala
Excellent Vatican Tour
I did this same tour back in 2011 so on this return trip to rome I knew who to contact.The tour is run seamlessly. Our guide was knowledgable and interesting, showing us not only the popular art but also some other interesting aspects of the museum.\nAs others have said you skip the queue at the museum, see some of the museum (to see it all in one day would be impossible), then see the Sistine chapel. The guide then takes you in to St. Peter's basilica as the last stop.You can then spend as much time in the church as you want, see the crypt underneath and climb the dome (definitely do this! Great experience).\nExcellent tour. Well worth the cost.\nPs the Ancient Rome walking tour run by this company is excellent also
22/04/2015 11:17
R. Crocker
Amazing tour of vatican
We booked a skip the line tour for the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica through Viator. We found the Enjoy Rome office easily and waited for our tour to begin. Our guide was Agnes - and we were thrilled with her knowledge and information. It was honestly the best tour of our trip to Italy! Agnes was fantastic and we learned so much. We saw her the next day doing a tour at another location and we truly wished she could have been our tour guide again. Doing skip the line is the way to go, we walked past a very long line and it was quite satisfying!
22/04/2015 10:54
Shauna Jones De Bruyn
Night Tour and Vatican Tour reccomended!
We had a night walking tour as well as a tour of Vatican City, both led by Ariana. What an absolute gem she is! She was passionate about the information she gave which only enhanced our experience and her background and knowledge also added to the value of the tours! We would recommend your tours to anyone and would definitely recommend Ariana as the guide! Thank you, Ariana for making the scenic part of our honeymoon that much more special
22/04/2015 10:32
Julia Maud
A must see
Our first visit to Rome would not have been complete without a tour of the Vatican. This trip was booked as an optional extra with the package deal, so Enjoy Rome tour was selected by package company. 3 hour walking tour including the Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel, and St Peter 's Basilica. Fantastic tour. Priscilla our guide was informative and friendly. Headsets were given to everyone so we could all hear her comments,even if some of us had wandered off for a closer inspection of something that had caught our eye. Lucky to have a surprise welcome and short prayer by priest in Sistine Chapel. Art work amazing. St Peter 's architecture stunning. Note - tour ends at basilica. You can stay and explore the church and the gift shop but there are NO toilets until you have passed out of security into St Peter 's square. Something to consider after a 3 hour walk. Should have used the facilities prior to chapel but did not want to waste any of the 15 mins we were given and wrongly assumed there would be facilities at the tour end. A guide helps you learn so much more about the Vatican, so recommend you book a tour.
20/04/2015 18:56
Le guide super
Prenez le guide Pascal il est professionnel et beaucoup d humour.merci
06/04/2017 21:01
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