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Skip the Line Vatican, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's Tour | Small Group & Private

By LivItaly Tours
Recommended by 99% of travellers
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The Vatican Museums, home to Raphael’s Rooms and the world-famous Sistine Chapel, is one of Italy’s most popular attractions. On this intimate guided tour, get skip-the-line access to incredible galleries, ancient sculptures, and Renaissance masterworks— topped off with an exclusive visit to St. Peter’s Basilica, where you beat the crowds with your own private entranceway. All entrance fees included for a seamless experience. 
from
₹8,449.82
per adult (price varies by group size)
from
₹8,449.82
per adult (price varies by group size)

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Ages 0-99, max of 6 per group
Duration:3h
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Ticket type:Mobile
English

Highlights
  • Skip-the-line tour of the Vatican Museum and St. Peter’s Basilica
  • Small group limited to six people means more personal attention
  • Commentary from the guide and fun-filled history lessons
  • See ancient treasures: the iconic pine-cone statue and Apollo Belvedere
  • Time to explore the Sistine Chapel at your own pace
  • VIP access to St. Peter’s Basilica with private entranceway
  • All entrance fees included

  • Tour in a Safe and Semi Private group of MAX 6 people GUARANTEED
  • Enjoy Skip the Line Access
  • Professional, Local, Expert Guide
  • Private Option available!
  • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
  • Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel
  • Entry/Admission - St. Peter's Basilica
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities

Meet your guide directly across from the Vatican Museums, where your small group breezes past crowds with skip-the-line admission tickets and enter directly into the galleries. The tour is limited to six people, so you have no trouble maneuvering the stunning collections. Move at your own pace through the Raphael Rooms, ornate papal apartments lined with Renaissance frescos, and the Gallery of Maps, where you find 16th-century plans of Italy. Feel free to ask as many questions as you’d like before entering into the Sistine Chapel, where the group has time to observe Michelangelo’s world-famous ceiling masterpiece on their own. Most tours end there, but you continue on to St. Peter’s Basilica, where you access your own VIP entranceway. Finish the tour in Italy’s largest and most lavishly built church, home to phenomenal Renaissance artworks like Michelangelo’s Pietà, carved from a single block of Carrara marble.

Departure details
  • Viale Vaticano, 100, 00192 Roma RM, Italy in front of Caffé Vaticano, on viale Vaticano 100, just across the street from the Museum entrance. Your guide will be holding a LIvTours sign.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 6718P18

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • Occasionally the basilica may be closed due to last minute private events outside of the tour operators control and often without notice. In these uncommon circumstances the tour will operate as usual and the time spent inside the basilica will be made up elsewhere on the tour
  • Please note that tours selected on Wednesday mornings at 10 am can be periodically effected by the closure of St Peter's Basilica due to last minute decisions by the Vatican. Please be insured the lost time will be compensated with other areas of the museums.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

A note from Skip the Line Vatican, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's Tour | Small Group & Private
  • This tour operates within current local COVID-19 protocol. We are not responsible for any persons who do not adhere to regulations, and in said circumstances will result in loss of the tour without refund.
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

Which attractions will I visit with Skip the Line Vatican, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's Tour | Small Group & Private?
How much is Skip the Line Vatican, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's Tour | Small Group & Private?
Skip the Line Vatican, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's Tour | Small Group & Private price starts from ₹ 8,320.10. Discover and book Skip the Line Vatican, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's Tour | Small Group & Private on Tripadvisor
What is the Skip the Line Vatican, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's Tour | Small Group & Private cancellation policy?
Skip the Line Vatican, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's Tour | Small Group & Private cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Skip the Line Vatican, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's Tour | Small Group & Private on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Skip the Line Vatican, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's Tour | Small Group & Private?
Skip the Line Vatican, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's Tour | Small Group & Private is hosted by LivItaly Tours. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact LivItaly Tours on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Skip the Line Vatican, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's Tour | Small Group & Private on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 6718P18

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Viale Vaticano, 100
    Viale Vaticano, 100, 00192 Roma RM, Italy
    in front of Caffé Vaticano, on viale Vaticano 100, just across the street from the Museum entrance. Your guide will be holding a LIvTours sign.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Vatican Museums
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Sistine Chapel
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    St. Peter's Basilica
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Mckinley Berg
San Diego, CA33 contributions
Nov 2022
Our tour guide was great, she was able to provide us with lots of information about the vatican city and the sistine chaple before entering the chapel. The only downside of this tour was the number of people in the vatican city and the chaple during the tour. The tour company was very smart to split the group up into several smaller groups to help provide a better experience and keep people together.
We were not able to go into Saint Peter's Church coming out of the sistine chapel because the passageway was closed. However, the church is free to enter and can be accessed from another entry way you just needed to wait in line.
The weather this time of year was cool and was a great time to go because it was warm inside to vatican museum and chapel
Written 3 November 2022
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Kimberley S
1 contribution
Sep 2022
I would like to express our thanks and pleasure with Uta and LivTours for our early access small group tour of the vatican. She did a great job of sharing her knowledge about the Vatican, its museums and St Peters. She was informative, attentive and a joy to spend the morning with. I would give her a 10 out of 10 and would not hesitate to book with LivTours again. We felt the tour was well worth the money and getting up early to avoid the crowds. Truly a wonderful experience!
Written 30 September 2022
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449diane
Gatineau, Canada5 contributions
Sep 2022
The tour of the Museum(s), the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's was excellent. Davide clearly knows the subject matter and shares information with passion and humour. It was like strolling among priceless objets d'art accompanied by a knowledgeable friend; relaxed and informal. When you see the lines waiting to get into the Vatican, you realize just how valuable skipping the line can be.
Written 7 October 2022
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Cathy D
San Francisco, CA28 contributions
We have a semi private tour with Deborah. The group was a total of six people. The information and excitement that Deborah brought to the tour was amazing. The stories she told, the information she shared and just the way she brought every painting to life was worth every penny.

LivTours was very easy to deal with, and communicated as needed in a very efficient way.

It is insanity inside the museum and we were so grateful to have a guide help us get through the crowds to see the masterpieces.
Written 7 April 2022
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Freto2013
11 contributions
We took the “Vatican & Sistine Chapel Small Group Tour” with LivTours as the early entrance was not being offered on the day we were scheduled. Our tour guide was Dario and we had two other couples from the U.S. on this tour.

Let me start with how easy it was to book the tour as LivTours has an easy to use website. Their mobile app has all the information you’ll need for the city you are touring including virtual reality experiences and your voucher and meeting location information. 

Dario was definitely a pro at touring the Vatican, he provided so many fascinating details about the amazing Vatican collection and Sistine Capel. He knew the significant pieces and did a great job providing the historical relevance. He knew where to stand and the best places for photos. Dario made sure to engage with each person in the group and someone connected background, cities your were visiting, or where you were from to something on the tour. He remembered every person’s name and was conscious of the pace given the older couple in the group.

The highlight was the Sistine Chapel and I felt knowledgeable examining this amazing room based on the information Dario shared before the tour. St Peter’s Basilica is not to be missed as well, Although you could tour St Peter’s for free, I believe is was worth it to tour with an experienced guide like Dario, absolutely incredible.

We highly recommend LivTours.
-Bill & Lenore Freitas
Written 7 April 2022
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Kalen D
6 contributions
May 2022
It has been a life-long dream of mine to see the Vatican. I was warned that it would be crowded, but it was CROWDED. At times it could be hard to hear our guide, Santi, even though our group was only six people. However, what information I could hear from him I thought was very helpful and interesting! He was patient and informative, and he made sure to show us some of his favorite pieces of art within the museums. This tour takes you to the Vatican museums (through them quickly, but not comprehensively), then to the Sistine Chapel, which surpassed my expectations. It does not take you through St. Peter's Basilica, but it does end right at the entrance of that and entry is free. Be sure to wear clothes that cover your knees and shoulders, otherwise they will deny you admission. Overall, chaotic, but amazing. Santi was adorable and I would highly recommend. He seemed genuinely interested in engaging with us and answering any questions we may have (not only about the tour, but about Italy in general).
Written 7 June 2022
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sarahjoy13
Baltimore, Maryland14 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
The tour was excellent and informative. The Vatican museum is huge and can be overwhelming so we are thankful to have had our tour guide. I also definitely recommend the smaller group as again a larger group can be overwhelming and the guide has more time to answer your questions.
Written 29 October 2022
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bridgieo
44 contributions
Oct 2021
This was an amazing tour thanks to our most incredible tour guide, Paola! The way she presented the information, weaving in little known interesting facts, made us feel a part of history and helped us to retain the information. She was incredibly knowledgeable, passionate about her role (because this was not a "job" to her, it was a privilege and pleasure for her to impart her knowledge with us!) and an overall caring, compassionate person. We had another couple from another country with us and she did her best to ensure they could understand (after her first attempt to try and find another suitable tour guide from their country). Then, she performed miracles for my husband who has low back issues to help him along the way with seats, access to lifts and then provided the option to take a taxi to St. Peter's since the private access was closed due to COVID. She then went on into St. Peter's with us, even though the tour was to end, and provided such amazing information with little known facts that made the tour even more interesting! From now on, I will look for LivItaly Tours when again visiting. Worth every penny and then some! We also learned that Paola does the Colosseum Underground tour so would HIGHLY recommend to ask for her when booking either of these tours!
Written 30 October 2021
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Gina F
1 contribution
Sep 2022 • Family
Our tour guide Sara Napolitano was absolutely amazing. She made the experience so engaging and clearly knows a ton of information and was able to answer all of our questions. The tour itself was fantastic but Sara truly made it above and beyond with her kind spirit and wonderful storytelling. We highly recommend this tour and if you are lucky enough to have Sara as your guide you will not be disappointed.
Written 7 September 2022
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LightPacker583416
1 contribution
Our tour with Ella was superb! She was able to get us in quickly and accommodate elderly mom with a bad knee and kept a close eye on our group of 7 ensuring we didn’t separate. Her supporting commentary also came with pictures on her tablet that helped explain the structures and before/after photos of restoration. She had so much knowledge of the art and was able to give us a very detailed description of what we were going to see in the Sistine Chapel. We moved quickly from room to room but she was able to reference where we were and where we had come from to orient us. We highly recommend Ella as your guide!!
Written 1 July 2022
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