Guided tours of the Vatican City are a great opportunity to explore this small independent state and learn about its history, art and culture.
There are several options available for touring the Vatican City, depending on your interests and the time you have available.
Some of the things you may see on a guided tour of Vatican City include:
- St. Peter's Basilica: the biggest and most famous basilica in the world, housing the tombs of many popes and the Vatican treasury.
- The Vatican Museum: One of the largest and most important museums in the world, housing a unique collection of art and historical treasures.
- The Sistine Chapel: one of the most famous rooms in the Vatican City, which houses Michelangelo's famous fresco of the "Creation of Adam".
- Guided tours of the Vatican City usually last around 3 hours and include skip-the-line entry, meaning you'll be able to avoid the long lines at the attractions' entrances.
- Private Guided Tours of the Vatican can include customized itineraries and sites which are normally not included with group tours, such as the Vatican Gardens.
What are skip-the-line tickets for Vatican guided tours?
Skip-the-line tickets for Vatican guided tours give you the chance to avoid the long lines at the entrance to Vatican City attractions, such as St. Peter's Basilica, the Vatican Museum and the Sistine Chapel.
With these tickets, you will be able to access the attractions in a priority way, skipping the line and saving precious time during your visit. When purchasing a guided tour, priority entrance tickets are always included so you will not have to worry about making a second purchase or finding tickets that match your guided tour time.
Keep in mind that some Vatican City attractions, such as St. Peter’s Basilica may close without notice due to religious celebrations. In these cases we will contact you to best find alternative options.
It is also important to respect the dress code while visiting the Vatican.
I have heard there’s a dress code in the Vatican, is it true?
The Vatican is a religious site. Strict dress codes apply for both men and women. While visiting the Vatican Museums and St. Peter’s Basilica all tourists are asked to have their shoulders and knees covered. Mediterranean summers temperatures can be hot, but make sure if you wear shorts, dresses or skirts fall below the kneecaps. We recommend bringing a light scarf to cover yourself when it is required. The Vatican guards can refuse your entry, so please adhere to the guidelines.
Where do we meet our Tour Guide?
All information, including the map showing you exactly where to meet your guide along with the directions and time, will be sent to you via your email booking confirmation.
Are the attractions in the Vatican suitable for disabled visitors?
There is limited wheelchair access to some sites. We may be able to accommodate you by creating a special private tour for you and your loved ones. Please contact us to help you arrange that.
Who is eligible for discounted or free entry?
Children under 6 years old and visitors in possess of a disability card showing more than 76% have right to a free ticket. Children between the age of 6 and 18 and students under the age of 25 with a valid student have a discounted entrance ticket.
I purchased fast-track entrance tickets and would like to join a guided tour, is that possible?
Of course! Please contact us so we can arrange a tour that matches the time of your pre-booked tickets.
I would like to book a guided but I can't seem to find the language I need
Please reach out to us if you need a Tour Guide in your language that you cannot find on our website.
I purchased fast-track entrance tickets , can i go directly to the venue with my booking?
All our clients should follow the instructions on their booking voucher and meet our staff before entering the museums. You will be accompanied by one of our staff to the entrance. This is to ensure that you pass properly the security check and receive your entrance tickets.
Can I take pictures at the Vatican Museums?
Throughout most of the galleries in the Museums and in St. Peter’s Basilica it is possible to take photographs. However, while visiting the Sistine Chapel photography is strictly prohibited.
I have booked the wrong date/time can I change or cancel?
Please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org for any queries regarding an existing booking.
I have purchased Vatican Skip the line tickets, but I also would like to visit the Basilica. Is that possible?
Yes, St. Peter's Basilica is accessible to everyone from St. Peter's Square and is free of charge. If you have purchased a guided tour, a fast-track entrance to ST. Peter's Basilica is included at the end of your tour.
Can I bring food and drink inside the Vatican ?
Although you are allowed to carry food and drinks with you, it is prohibited to eat inside the Vatican galleries and Sistine Chapel.
I do not want to visit the Museums but would like to see the Sistine Chapel, is there a different kind f ticket I should purchase?
The Sistine Chapel is located at the very end of the Vatican Museums, therefor it is impossible to entirley skip the museums but there are shorter itineraries to make your visit quicker. If you would like to purchase a Private Tour please let us know you needs and we will make sure to arrange the itinerary that works best for you.