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

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  • Duration: 3 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    10:00am or 2:30pm depending on the start time selected.   Please plan to arrive 10-15 minutes prior commencement time of the tour.
  • Departure Details :
    Viale Vaticano, 100, 00192 Roma RM, Italy
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


This 3-hour tour takes an incredible journey through thehighlights of the Vatican Museums. Accompanied by your local, professional, and expert guide, enjoy our Truly Small Group size of only 6 people max, or book a Private Tour for an even more personal and intimate experience. Skip-the-line and go right in to embark on an thorough and fun exploration of one of the world's most famous museums. Be amazed while admiring the incredible beauty that is the Sistine Chapel. Stroll through the Gallery of Maps and be impressed by the incredible tapestries. Wonder at the Raphael Rooms, and continue to see unique sculptures, courtyards, hallways, and much, much more, while learning all about the history of the Church, of the Popes, and of all that is the Vatican.


  • Skip the line
  • All entrance fees included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Small-group tour

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Meet your guide in front of the Caf Vaticano directly across from the Vatican Museums for your small-group tour. Discover some of the most famous paintings and sculptures from western civilization and listen to amusing anecdotes about the former popes and artists represented in the museums. With a small-group tour of maximum of six people, easily maneuver through the crowded museums at a comfortable pace. With the personalized attention of your guide, ask all the questions you like.

Skip-the-line to access the Vatican Museums and begin your small-group tour promptly. After a view of the terrace over the Vatican gardens, make your way across the beautiful early Renaissance courtyard to admire Hadrian's Pinecone, and then to the modern art piece of Arnaldo Pomodoro. As your knowledgeable guide presents interesting facts and stories, you will then head to the magnificent Octagonal Courtyard which is one of the most remarkable collections of Roman and Greek artifacts. Admire the famous Belvedere Torso, learn about the mystery of the Laocoon Priest of Troy, and visit the Muses Room. After a short stop for wonderful pictures, continue through the Round Room and the Greek Cross Room.

Walk up the stairs and through the beautiful galleries to admire an abundance of candelabra, tapestries, and maps. Then head to the Julius II apartments and see the grandeur and the magnificent details of the Raphael Rooms.

Next, learn of Michelangelo's masterpiece from your guide before you enter through a tiny door to admire the majestic Sistine Chapel. Take in its grandeur in contemplative silence. The tour will end with a visit to St. Peters Basilica where you will access the church directly through a VIP passage to skip the long line. Enjoy the awe-inspiring visit and be amazed at the size of the beautifully adorned Basilica. 


When you book a small group tour, you are guaranteed one tour guide per group of 6 people. Please bear in mind though that in order to accommodate traveling families and friends, we do on rare occasion make the exception of adding an additional one to two guests in order not to split groups who are traveling together. On that same note, you may find yourself on tour with less than six people. As we accept bookings in multiples of six, math doesnt always work in our favor to help accommodate individual travelers and their families when on the same tour, so we hope you understand and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.


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


Food and drinks

Hotel pickup and drop-off


Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

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.

Near public transportation

Most travelers can participate

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers

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.

Traveler Reviews

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  • 24-Jan-2023

    A wonderful tour with our expert guide, Lucy. Highly recommended! Toured the museums, Sistine chapel, and the basilica. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

  • 23-Jan-2023

    It was amazing, Louisa was very knowledgeable! I was with my Mum who was so impressed too. Definitely recommend - so good having over a few people on tour, feels very personable and luxurious!

  • 22-Jan-2023

    traveling with a small group is the BEST way to tour Rome. This was such a good tour -- our tour guide gave just enough information without being overwhelming, and pointed out so many fascinating items in the museum. It is SO MUCH EASIER to travel in a small group - we were with one other couple! Book this, you won't regret it.

  • 21-Jan-2023

    Great tour with a lovely knowledgeable guide. Our guide was Barbara, she was there waiting for us around 20 minutes before. Showed us all the main points, very knowledgeable and friendly. Would highly recommend booking this trip and on the day book the top of the dome £10

  • 19-Jan-2023

    We had an amazing tour of the Vatican, Sistine chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica with Linda from LivTours. She was very informative, pointing out the highlights in the Vatican Museum and gave us plenty of time to admire the art and take photos throughout our tour.

  • 17-Jan-2023

    I don’t have a wealth of experience with personal tours, but I do know that the value of a tour guide comes from the passion and knowledge that he/she brings to the time together. Massimo (Max) was beyond compare. His knowledge of the Vatican history, specific aspects of the culture, and the nuance of the religious and spiritual value ensured that this was a time that we’ll never forget. It was little things about the way he personalized his own experience, and shared tat with us, showed that he possesses the ability to see everything again for the first time through our eyes. It was clear that he sincerely cared about how valuable this was for people who don’t get to see places and things like this very often; perhaps only once in their lives. We won’t soon forget our time here, and Massimo made it a very special experience.

  • 16-Jan-2023

    We loved our tour with Ella! She was so informative and added so much to our experience. Without her, we would have had no idea what we were looking at and wouldn’t have appreciated it as much! Highly recommended!!

  • 14-Jan-2023

    Massimo is one of the best guides we’ve ever known. Professional, personable, charming, funny and, of course, knowledgeable.

  • 13-Jan-2023

    One of the best small group tours we have taken for the Vatican. Our guide, Sarah was very knowledgeable and shared some aspects of the Vatican that we did not know before. Sarah was very personable and and answered everyone's questions. We highly recommend this tour for anyone wanting to visit the Vatican.

  • 13-Jan-2023

    The art in the Vatican Museum is exceptional, followed by the Sistine Chapel itself. A "must see" tour and site on your Rome touring list!

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