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Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Tour with Access to St. Peter’s Basilica

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2.5 Hours

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

25 people




The Vatican City is a sovereign state in its own right. You cross the state border from Italy to the Vatican when you visit St. Peter’s Square or the Vatican Museums. All the Vatican Museums, as well as St. Peter’s Basilica’s treasury, the Dome, and the Grottoes, are open to the public. You can see a substantial portion of the Vatican Museums and St. Peter’s Basilica in half a day.

If you’re pressed for time, the best option is to schedule a guided trip that takes you directly from the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel to St. Peter’s Basilica. This tunnel can only be completed in guided groups. This shortcut will save you several kilometers of walking time. Otherwise, return from the Sistine Chapel to the Vatican Museums exit and then walk around the complex to St. Peter’s Basilica. You’d have to go through the security checkpoint all over again.

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  • Student has to bring a valid Student ID card
  • Strict dress code: Shoulders and knees must be covered
  • Student has to bring a valid Student ID card
  • Strict dress code: Shoulders and knees must be covered
  • Please note - the Vatican has a very strict security restrictions. Due to metal detectors at the entrances of most 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
  • Please note also that - the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica maintains a strict dress code all year-round. All visitors must have their shoulders covered and pants/skirts must come to the knee. Please wear comfortable shoes.
  • St. Peter's is closed during the following times: Wednesdays: 8:00 AM -12:00 PM, December 24 and 31
  • During these times the tour will visit other parts of the museums
  • The Vatican can get very crowded all year round. June, July and August are particularly busy as they are high-season months. On rare occasions, St. Peter's Basilica closes without notice. In this case, the tour will include a 3-hour visit to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel instead of St. Peter's.


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Vatican Museum
The Vatican Museums is a Christian museum and museum located within Vatican City. They showcase works from a vast collection that the Pope has collected over the centuries, including some of the world's most famous Roman sculptures and some of the most important masterpieces of Renaissance art. The museum has approximately 70,000 works, of which 20,000 are on display and currently employ 640 people in 40 different management, science and restoration departments.
Sistine Chapel
The Sistine Chapel is in the Vatican Palace, the official residence of the Pope of the Vatican City. Originally known as the Great Chapel, this chapel is named after Pope Sixtus IV, who was restored between 1477 and 1480. From then on, the chapel served as a place for both religious and functional papal activities. Today, it is the location of the Pope Conclave, the process by which a new Pope is elected. The fame of the Sistine Chapel comes primarily from the frescoes that decorate the interior, especially the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel and the Last Judgement by Michelangelo.
St Peter’s Basilica
St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican or simply St. Peter's Basilica is the Italian Renaissance Church in the Vatican City and the City of Rome.


  • Expert live guide
  • Skip the line entrance tickets
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly Free Charging stations Free Wifi Accomodating friendly staff at a comfortable office
  • Pick up / Drop off
  • Food and Beverages
  • Gratuities


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