Skip-the-Line Group Tour of the Vatican, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter’s Basilica


Maximize the value of your precious vacation time by taking advantage of our skip-the-line access to the Vatican Museums. By booking a group tour, you not only save hours that would otherwise be spent waiting in line but also benefit from the enriching commentary provided by our knowledgeable guide throughout your exploration.

Your admission includes visits to both the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica, and our carefully crafted itinerary, led by our experienced guide, ensures that you won’t miss any of the significant highlights along the way. This seamless experience allows you to make the most of your visit to these iconic Vatican attractions, enhancing your overall travel experience.

  • Guaranteed skip-the-line access to the Vatican Museums
  • Save tons of valuable vacation time
  • Guide provides in-depth commentary as you travel
  • Admission to all sites visited

What’s Included

  • An expert tour guide with over 10 years of experience. Excellent story teller.
  • Guaranteed skip-the-line access to the Vatican Museums
  • Admission tickets to the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica
  • Private transportation
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Via Plauto, 17
  • Via Plauto, 17, 00193 Roma RM, Italy

The designated meeting point is situated in Borgo Pio, in close proximity to St. Peter’s Square. The precise address for your convenience is Via Plauto 17/A. It is of utmost importance that you refer to your booking to confirm the start time of the Vatican English tour. To ensure a smooth check-in process, kindly arrive at the meeting point (Via Plauto 17A) at least 20 minutes before the specified start time. Your punctuality is greatly appreciated, and we thank you in advance for your cooperation.

End point

  • St. Peter’s Basilica
  • Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Città del Vaticano, Vatican City

What To Expect


Your tour will commence with a meeting at our office, strategically situated in Borgo Pio, one of the Vatican’s most historic neighborhoods. Upon arrival, your guide will extend a warm self-introduction.

Subsequently, you will embark on a delightful stroll through the quaint shops of Borgo Pio. During this leisurely walk, your guide will generously impart valuable local tips, offering insights into the best dining options and unique sightseeing opportunities in Rome. This includes recommendations for exploring off-the-beaten-path sites that are essential to enhancing your holiday experience.

Additionally, your guide will provide a comprehensive background on the history of the Sistine Chapel, a crucial aspect of the tour conducted here at our location. This is done in recognition of the chapel’s strict noise policies, as once inside, travelers are expected to observe a solemn silence. By equipping you with this historical context beforehand, you will be well-prepared to appreciate the artistic and cultural significance of the Sistine Chapel’s masterpieces while adhering to the expected decorum within this revered space.

40 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Via della Conciliazione (Pass By)

Admire the flags and surrounding embassies as you walk through this street, which serve as the primary access point to St. Peter’s Square, and by extension, to the Vatican City itself.

St. Peter’s Square

Upon reaching St. Peter’s Square, you will be greeted by the impressive sight of a towering Egyptian obelisk and a magnificent array of columns adorned with statues of saints. It is in this splendid setting that you will have the opportunity to delve into the rich history of the square, learning about its architectural and artistic significance. Additionally, your guide will share insights into the renowned artist Gian Lorenzo Bernini, who played a pivotal role in designing this iconic space.

A noteworthy and intriguing tidbit is that the Pope addresses gatherings of the faithful from his apartment window, which overlooks St. Peter’s Square, during the Papal audience held on both Wednesday and Sunday mornings. This firsthand experience allows visitors to witness the unique connection between the Pope and his devoted followers and adds to the cultural richness of your tour.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Vatican City

As you make your way towards the museum, you will have a unique opportunity to observe and learn about the daily lives of the residents in the world’s smallest city, including how they manage their everyday tasks, such as receiving mail. Additionally, you won’t want to miss the chance to capture a photograph of the Swiss guards, who serve as the pontifical bodyguards, dressed in their distinctive Renaissance uniforms.

Here’s a helpful tip: consider sending yourself a postcard as a memento of your visit. The Vatican’s post office offers a variety of memorabilia, including stamps featuring the likeness of Pope Francis himself.

Afterward, you can leisurely proceed towards the museum’s entrance, where you will be guided to a designated area reserved exclusively for skip-the-line groups, ensuring a smooth and efficient entry into this remarkable cultural institution.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Vatican Museums

As you embark on your guided tour, be prepared to immerse yourself in captivating narratives and stories as your guide leads you through a truly astonishing collection. You’ll have the opportunity to explore a remarkable array of Roman and Greek statues, each with its own unique history and significance. The gallery of tapestries will unveil a world of intricate craftsmanship and artistry, while the gallery of maps will transport you back in time to 16th-century Italy, depicted in intricate detail. Throughout this journey, your guide will provide insightful commentary, enriching your experience as you delve into the rich cultural heritage on display in these extraordinary exhibits.

45 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Sistine Chapel

Prepare to be enthralled by the awe-inspiring masterpieces of Michelangelo, which include the renowned “Creation of Adam” and “The Last Judgement.” These spectacular frescoes skillfully conjure lifelike imagery, vividly narrating the tales of humanity in the biblical era.

Please bear in mind that the museum enforces certain guidelines. Visitors are required to maintain a respectful silence as they appreciate the art, and a dress code is in effect, necessitating that shoulders and knees remain covered during your visit. These measures are in place to preserve the sanctity of the space and ensure that all guests can fully immerse themselves in the profound beauty of Michelangelo’s creations.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

St. Peter’s Basilica

Your journey culminates as you arrive at St. Peter’s Church, where a designated entrance provides direct access from the museum, allowing you to bypass the lengthy queue that often forms in the square. This exclusive access ensures a seamless transition from the Vatican Museums to the magnificent St. Peter’s Church, saving you valuable time.

Before concluding your tour, feel free to take advantage of the opportunity to ask any questions you may have of your knowledgeable guide. They will be more than happy to provide additional insights and information, ensuring that you leave the Vatican with a deeper understanding and appreciation of its cultural and historical significance.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 200 travelers

Cancellation Policy

We offer a flexible cancellation policy, allowing you to cancel your booking up to 24 hours in advance of the scheduled experience and receive a full refund. This policy is designed to accommodate changes in your plans and provide you with peace of mind regarding your reservation.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.