Small Group Tour of Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's

3 h
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difficulty Very easy
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Small Group Tour of Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's

On this vatican small group tour, you will visit one of the most incredibly beautiful and awe-inspiring places on Earth – the Vatican City. You will visit the Vatican Museum, St. Peter's Basilica, the Sistine Chapel, and more, all with exclusive skip-the-line access.

Breeze right past the lines others will face and proceed directly into the interior of the Vatican to visit the wondrous sights inside
Be accompanied for the duration of the tour by a friendly, professional, and engaging tour guide who will both educate and entertain you.
View some of the greatest works of art, created by some of the most renowned masters of the Renaissance, including Michelangelo and Raphael
Stop at plenty of other supplemental sites, such as the Museo de Pio Clementino and the Cortile del Belvedere
The tour will never take more than 12 participants at a time, ensuring you get the most intimate and comprehensive experience possible

Join us on this intimate and private tour of one of Christianity's most sacred sites, and the center of the Catholic Church – the Vatican City.

An intimate small group experience to visit the Vatican

You and the rest of your small group will be able to skip the line at each access point, guaranteeing you extra time to spend amidst the wonders of the Vatican compared to regular tourists.
You will visit the Vatican Museum, as well as all of its most famous pieces of art and architecture. You will view the Sistine Chapel and the rest of St. Peter's Basilica, along with a variety of other incredible sights. Visit the Galleries of Maps, the Candelabra, and Tapestries. Pass through the Chambers of Pio Clementino, and through the Cortiles del Belvedere and Pigna, and witness hundreds of unforgettable sights.

A guided small group tour to discover the masterpieces of the Vatican City

Your experienced guide will be with you the entire time, and will truly help to enrich your experience by providing you extra commentary, history, and backstory on much of what you will see. Additionally, the small group tour will be capped at a dozen participants, maximum to provide a higher quality experience and more access to the guide.
Join us on this small group skip-the-line tour of Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and Saint Peter's Basilica.

Learn more about Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and Saint Peter's Basilica! 

Did you know that Saint Peter's Basilica is the largest church in the world? Check out more information on its Wikipedia page! With this small group tour you will visit its masterpieces, from Bernini's and Michelangelo's sculptures to the Holy Door, only opened in special celebrations. You will explore also the majesty of the Vatican Museums: don't miss some of the most important milestones of the art history, collected here.
A Vatican tour would not be completed without a visit to the Sistine Chapel, on of the world's most famous buildings. In the quiet of your small group, you will admire the renowned frescos painted by Michelangelo, particularly The Last Judgement, for an unforgettable experience.

More tours to visit Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and Saint Peter's Basilica!

If you are looking for the most exclusive way to visit the Vatican, don't miss our private tour of Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica: an unforgettable experience that will make your Roman holiday unique. Instead, if you are looking for something within your budget, tale a look to our group tour of the Vatican.

  • Vatican Museum
  • Sistine Chapel
  • St. Peter's Basilica
  • Skip-the-Line mode to access the Vatican Museum and the Sistine Chapel (further details in the information box)
  • 3 hour guided group tour
  • Headphones to listen to a guide
  • Entrance fees (some customers categories are eligible for discounts at the Vatican Museum)
  • Transfer (optional)
  • Tips (optional)
Meeting point: 

The meeting point is close to the Vatican.
Meeting point information and local telephone numbers at your destination are included on your Confirmation Voucher.


The entrance tickets to the Vatican Museum cost €23 for adults and 16€ for students under 26 with a valid International Student ID Card. The tickets must be paid in cash direcly to the guide, on the day of the tour. The ticket price includes the reservation fee.
The itinerary of the tour - especially during the Jubilee year - may change due to unforeseen Vatican events.
Please wear appropriate clothing to have access inside St. Peter's Basilica (no shorts, miniskirts, tank tops, or shirts that leave the shoulders uncovered).
St. Peter's Basilica is closed to the public on Wednesday from 8:00 to 12:00. On Wednesday morning, the tour does not include St. Peter's Basilica. On the 24th and 31st of December, the tour does not include St. Peter's Basilica.

Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability. Once your booking is confirmed we will email you a voucher. This is your ticket and proof of purchase.

Reviews of Small Group Tour of Vatican Museums, Sis...

Reviewed by Richard N. from


Ava, was a great guide and very informative, however, there was a bit of waiting and standing around. Price should include the entry tickets to the museum and not have to pay an extra 23 euros each on top of price already paid.
Reviewed by Aleksey G. from

Simply amazing experience with a very knowledgeable tour guy.

Visited Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's.
Reviewed by Tammela S. from

Our tour guide's passion for history and art were boundless.

We stayed in a apartment off Via Veneto and the owner recommended ItalyXP for any tours. It was an excellent choice for us. Rachele was knowledgable, kind and organized throughout the Vatican tour. She kept everything moving and interesting at every point. Her ability to add context to all that you are seeing makes it a much more meaningful experience. Imagine our delight when we showed up at the Colosseum/Forum tour a few days later and Rachele was our guide again! Fantastico!
Reviewed by Andrew B. from

A great tour of the Vatican sites!

A very extensive tour and our guide was great. She was very enthusiastic and showed a great knowledge of art history. Skip the line is the only way to go!