Tour of the Vatican Museums


Tour of the Vatican Museums with licensed guide through art and culture, you will immerse yourself in a centenary history the largest collection of antiquities in the world arranged in 11,000 rooms along 7 km of galleries.


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Duration of Visit

3 hours and 30 minutes


Don't waste time and skip the line

Small Group

The group will consist of a maximum of 20 participants

Multilingual Audio guide service on Open Bus

You can also enter with a wheelchair

Tour of the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel

what's included

temporarily suspended

What awaits you

You will be able to visit the most fascinating and mysterious places in the Vatican.

You will see the Vatican museums, the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica and with us you will have a VIP entrance to the Cabinet of Masks (it is a room closed to the public).

A priceless heritage to discover the Cortile della Pigna the Belvedere, the gallery of the Arrazzi and the Geographic Maps, Raphael’s rooms and much more.

Full Description

Let yourself be guided in the discovery of Raphael and Michelangelo by one of our guides selected and authorized by the Vatican City state and trained in art history. You will take a leap into the heart of Christianity. The visit will last about 3 hours and 30 minutes starting from a priority entrance that will save your time that you can dedicate to visit other places in Rome. You will visit the Belvedere courtyard, the Pigna courtyard, the Geographical Maps Gallery, the Tapestry Gallery, the Pio Clementino museum, the Raphael rooms you will have the opportunity to see the Cabinet of masks completely privately (it is a room closed to public), you can finally admire the Sistine Chapel live

Vatican Reductions

Minors between the ages of 6 and 18, upon presentation of an identity document. Students under the age of 25 (completed) in possession of a document issued by the school or university proving enrollment for the current year.

Vatican Gratuity

Minors under the age of 6

Did you know that

Always half of many visitors who coming to Rome cannot miss the opportunity to visit the Vatican Museums. The Vatican and the heart of the Catholic Church, is the smallest state in the world with an area of ​​49 hectares and with just 900 inhabitants. By reserving your visit with us you can admire the great beauty of the most important works in the world kept in the Vatican museums, founded by Pope Julius II in the 16th century. It all began with the discovery of the Laocoonte Group in 1506 which laid the foundations for the construction of the Museum. Laocoon was a priest who according to Greek mythology tries to convince the Trojans not to accept the Wooden Horse that the Greeks had given them. Pope Giulio sends Giuliano da Sangallo and Michelangelo Buonarroti to examine the work found in a vineyard near the basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, after examining their advice he decided to buy the work from the owner of the vineyard. Today you can admire Laocoonte who is located in the Vatican museums in the octagonal courtyard.

Additional information

Languages ​​available


Unexpected Closings

The various sectors could be subject to temporary or early closings due to unexpected activities of the Holy See or the state of Vatican City.

Refund Policy

This type of service is non-refundable.


Reduced from 6-18 years inclusive or from 18-25 years with a valid student card.

Important: to prove the reduction, documentation proving the day of the visit is required. Photos of documents on the mobile are also fine.

Failure to submit the documentation certifying the right to the tariff reduction, or the non-fulfillment of the requirements, will entail for the visitor the purchase of a new full-fare entrance ticket.

The reduced ticket already booked or purchased will not be refundable.

Free Entrance

Free 0-5 years

Vatican Museums reserve free admission to all disabled visitors with certified disability over 74%. In case of non self-sufficiency, the gratuity is also extended to an accompanying person. This type of visit cannot be booked online: entrance tickets, free of charge, are issued, upon presentation of an invalidity certification, at the Special Permits and / or Reception desks in the Museum hall.

A disabled skip the line (without waiting line) is guaranteed to the disabled person and his accompanying person.

At the cloakroom, a free wheelchair rental service is made available (subject to availability) by MV for visitors with walking problems. For rental, a presentation with a valid identity document is required.

Visit without architectural barriers

The museums are also accessible to visitors on mobility scooters and electric wheelchairs. However, for reasons of encumbrance, in some museum areas access or use is not allowed. In this case, the visitor will be invited to transfer on traditional wheelchairs that can be rented for free at the entrance hall.

Dedicated and equipped toilets for the disabled are located along the tour route and at the refreshment points. For a faster identification of the toilets, we recommend consulting the VM Map.

Most of the museum areas of the VM are accessible to people with motor disabilities. To facilitate the visit, the VM however recommend a barrier-free visit itinerary which, thanks to the assistance of the Guardian staff, allows easy access to the main services and points of interest.


During the entrance all visitors must pass the security check through the metal detectors.

All objects not allowed in the museum must be left in the cloakroom of the Vatican museums (it is a free service offered by the Vatican Museums).

Dress Code

The entrance to the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican Gardens is allowed only to visitors dressed in a dignified way. They are not the outstretched and / or low-cut clothing, shorts, miniskirts and hats. However, during the summer season, entry is allowed with shorts that cover the knee and use of the shirts that rest the shoulders!

Photographing at the VM

With the exception of the Sistine Chapel, it is allowed to photograph – for personal purposes only – the works and environments of the MV. The use of the flash is always prohibited. The use of the photographic tripod and / or professional equipment is prohibited; any use must be authorized by the Directorate of Museums and Cultural Heritage. The use of the extendable selfie stick is prohibited.

In the Sistine Chapel it is forbidden to take photos and video videos with any type of electronic device. The staff of the Custody is authorized to request the immediate cancellation, in his presence, of the video / photographic material created in contravention of the standard.