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Should you book Vatican City Tours?

Tours of Vatican city and Vatican Museums tours are available every day. You need to choose the Vatican tour that suits you the best and pick the time and date of your tour. We strongly recommend you book your tours online and in advance. That way, you will avoid waiting in extremely long lines, and you'll be able to easily schedule the rest of your visit to Rome and Italy. Guided tours of the Vatican will provide you with a unique opportunity to further explore Vatican museums and the City of the Vatican itself. You'll also learn some new and exciting facts about Vatican, and Italy's art. So to put it in short - YES! You should book tours of the Vatican!

We've Put Together the Best Vatican Tours For You!

Let us help you find the best tour for you! Finding the tour when visiting a new place can be challenging. It seems like there are endless options online, and it can be pretty hard to choose which one will be best suited for you and your wishes. That's why we hand-picked the best of the best when it comes to the Vatican Museums and Vatican City tours. Please have a look at our curated list; we are sure you'll find something you'll like!

Experience More of Vatican with Private Tours

Roaming around Vatican City is one of the most exciting things you could do during your visit to Italy and Rome. But you will get to know the Vatican's history and much more by going on a guided tour of the Vatican Museums. It will help you get a better experience of the Vatican City and Vatican Museum.

Recommended Vatican Tours

We've put together a tour selection that has something to offer to anyone. From a quick audio-guided tour to a full Vatican Museums Tour with a guide.

Vatican Tours Prices Overview

Here you can compare the tour prices and get information on what you get with each tour. All of the tours come with priority access and free cancellation.

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Angels and Demons Semi-Private Tour English, Italian, German € 75 /per person Read more
Sistine Chapel Tour English € 59 /per person Read more
Vatican Museums Tour English, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Portuguese, German € 45 /per person Read more
Vatican Virtual Reality Tour English, Italian € 104 /per person Read more
Vatican at Night Tour English, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian € 52 /per person Read more
Vatican Dome & Underground Tour 8 languages € 51 /per person Read more
Vatican Private Tour – Sistine Chapel & Vatican Museums 11 languages € 158 /per person Read more
St. Peter’s Basilica Guided Tour English, German, Italian € 28 /per person Read more

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If you want to explore the Vatican Museums at night:

From € 52

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NIGHT TOUR

Vatican at Night Tour

Get a once in a life time experience of visiting Vatican Museums and masterpieces of architecture and art they hold at night

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If you want a fun filled tour through Rome and Vatican:

From € 78

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SEMI-PRIVATE TOUR

Vatican: Angels and Demons Semi-Private Tour

Follow the trail left behind by Robert Langdon, protagonist of Dan Brown's bestseller, Angels and Demons, and discover Illuminati mysteries of Rome and the Vatican.

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If you want to have a private tour of the Vatican Museums:

From € 158

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PRIVATE TOUR

Vatican Private Tour - Sistine Chapel & Vatican Museums

Together with your personal guide discover centuries of art and culture that are kept in the the Vatican museums and the Sistine Chapel.

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If you want to see masterpieces of Renaissance genius:

From € 207

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Sistine Chapel Tour

Explore the masterpieces of the Renaissance on this Sistine Chapel Tour. Have fun touring the Sistine Chapel, the Vatican Museums, and St. Peter's Basilica.

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If you wat to explore and uncover the Vatican underground:

From € 51

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UNDERGROUND TOUR

Vatican Dome & Underground Tour

From the top of the St. Peter’s Basilica Dome to the underground of St. Peter’s Square explore the centuries of art and history accompanied with an expert guide.

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Experience the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel!

From € 45

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SKIP THE LINE

Vatican Museums Tour

Explore Vatican Museums before the general public arrives by skipping the ticket lines. Witness masterpieces created by Raphael, Bernini, Michelangelo and many more coupled with a visit to the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica.

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Why Should You Book Vatican Tours With Us?

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The best way to see all of the history and art curated inside Vatican City is by going on a guided tour!

It will give you a better insight into the world of history and art of Vatican City and Italy as a whole. A guided tour of the Vatican is the best way to explore the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel & St Peter's Basilica - and it's totally worth it!

FAQ- Frequently asked questions about Vatican Tours

Can you just walk into Vatican City?

Yes! You are free to simply walk into the Vatican City. But if you want to see the Vatican Museums or St. Peter's basilica you need to buy a ticket or book a tour.

Is Sistine Chapel Free?

The entrance to the St. Peter basilica is free, but to see the Vatican Museum, which also includes the Sistine chapel, You will have to pay an entrance fee.

How strict is the Vatican dress code?

The Vatican requires its visitors to follow a simple dress code. You need to cover your shoulders, and you also need to wear trousers and dresses below knee length.

How long does it take to walk around Vatican City?

Visiting the Vatican City and Vatican Museums can take you anywhere from 2-3 hours and up. That depends on how you decide to spend your time there. Since there are many things you can see and explore inside the Vatican, your visit there can last up to 5 hours as well.

Do I need to buy Vatican tickets in advance?

It is strongly recommended you buy your Vatican tickets and tours in advance. It's because all of the Vatican tickets purchased in advance are skip-the-line tickets. Keep in mind that the Vatican Museum is closed on Sundays, except for the last Sunday of the month.

How much are tours of Vatican?

Vatican tours vary in price depending on what tour you choose and what experience you want to have during your visit to the Papacy. Vatican tours prices start as low as 20 € per person and go up from there. If you're going to see the best options available, please look at our Vatican tours price overview.

Is a guided tour of the Vatican worth it?

Vatican guided tour is something that will be worth your money and time. All tours include skip the line access, priority entry, and you'll be able to see all of the Vatican highlights, like the Vatican, Museums, Sistine Chapel, St Peter's Basilica, and Peter's Square. You can choose from multiple tour options available, from private tours to half-day tours. All in all, the Vatican City Tour is something we would highly recommend as the best way to spend your day at the Vatican State and see all of the Vatican attractions.

Can you see the Vatican without a tour?

There is no entry fee for Vatican City State. You can see the Vatican without going on a guided tour. You can enter St Peter's Basilica and stroll around St Peter's Square for free. But to visit the Vatican Museum, you'll have to book a tour or buy Vatican tickets. Most visitors come to the Vatican to see the world-famous Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums, so we recommend you book a Vatican tour to have the most fantastic experience. By booking your tour online and in advance, you'll secure your skip the line access and save time by not having to wait in long lines.

Which tour of the Vatican is best?

There are numerous tour options for the Vatican and its many famous attractions. You can pick and choose from small group tours, day tours, private tours, exclusive offers, and so on. The choice is your own! Have a look at the best Vatican tours options available and see what best suits your interests and wishes.

Can you take pictures in the Sistine Chapel?

Taking pictures inside the Sistine Chapel is not allowed. But you can take photos of the rest of the Vatican Museums.

Is St Peter's Basilica free?

There is no entrance fee for the St Peter's Basilica, and you will not need a ticket to enter the basilica. Your only optional costs are skip-the-line access tickets that enable you to skip straight to the security check or a guided tour of the Vatican Museum. Or you can book a St Peter's Basilica Tour.

Can you go to Vatican City at night?

YES! If you want to visit the Vatican at night, we suggest buying a skip-the-line ticket or booking a guided tour for a better experience of exploring the Vatican City at night.

Explore the Vatican at your own pace!

If you would prefer not to be limited by having a tour guide and take your time exploring the Vatican City and Vatican Museums? Download an audio guide and discover the beauty, art, and uncover the beauty and art of the Vatican attractions at your own pace with skip the line access.

Vatican Tours - Good To Know!

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Vatican Visiting Tips

Read what others have to say about their experience on Vatican tours!

Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel & St Peter's Basilica Tour

We booked our Vatican St Peter's Basilica tour online, and had an amazing time. We had skip the line entry and even succeeded at seeing the papal audience. We avoided waiting for hours in a queue and managed to see all of the Vatican attractions we wanted to. Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica tour were a sight to see and completely left us in awe.

Sistine Chapel tour was truly wonderful!

We were looking for private Sistine Chapel tours, and found this amazing online offer with skip the line access. Everything is organized in small groups so you won't have to worry about safety. The Sistine Chapel tour was truly wonderful and an experience I would recommend to anyone visiting the Vatican. There were no big crowds and our tour to Italy was truly unforgettable.

Vatican Museum Tour

If you want to visit Vatican City my advice is that you book a guided tour. You can skip the line and the visits are organized in small group tours. Although I originally planned to buy Vatican Museum tickets, I'm so glad I decided to book a Vatican tour instead. Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St Peter's Basilica definitely deserve a visit. The stories our guide told us were interesting and fun.

Papal Audience

We were able to visit amazing galleries' inside of the Vatican Museums. We walked through Tapestries Gallery, Pinecone Courtyard, Raphael's Rooms, Sistine Chapel, and world famous St Peter's Basilica, The whole tour was great and we had a lot of fun. It was like a day trip inside of Rome so we really loved it. The best part is that we were able to participate in one of the special events - Papal Audience. It was a great tour experience.

Priority Entry Tour - Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel

This was a great choice for us, because we didn't want to spend hours waiting in lines at the entrance. We booked a priority entry Vatican tour, and were able to skip line with it. We were there at opening hours so we had the whole day to stroll around Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St Peter's Basilica. We were also very pleased to see that all tours were with small groups and they followed safety measures. My favorite part of the tour was seeing the Sistine Chapel ceiling in person.

Sistine Chapel Private Tour

Sistine Chapel ceiling left us in awe. We were glad to see that all of Vatican tours we looked at had small groups. At the end we decided to book a Vatican Museums & Sistine chapel tour. There are many private tours available but we are so glad we choose this one because it was incredible. We also entered the St Peter's Basilica. Our whole stay in Rome was marvelous, we even went on a day trip to Castel Gandolfo with a bus. If you visit Rome we recommend going on private tours so you can get a full experience and hear interesting stories.

Skip the line access

First I just wanted to buy Sistine Chapel & Vatican Museum tickets, but after a bit of research I am so glad we decided to go on a tour of Vatican. We still had a skip the line access and didn't have to wait for hours to get in. We were able to see everything we wanted on our tour: Vatican Museums, Pinecone Courtyard, Sistine Chapel, St Peter's Basilica. Although we went in on final entry we still managed to have enough time to visit everything we wanted to.

Experience more of Rome Tours!

Get more out of your visit to Italy's capital and uncover the Eternal City. If you want to visit iconic landmarks and monuments, other than the Vatican State, you're in luck. See more than just Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, St Peter's Basilica, and Vatican. Rome is a great place because it offers you a variety of experiences, activities, special events, and sites to visit. Book tours around Rome and visit The Palatine Hill, Roman Forum, Colosseum, and other iconic landmarks of the Italian metropolis. Go outside of the city on a day trip to Castel Gandolfo. There are so many options out there for the visitors of Rome.