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icon2 hours 30 minutes  (approx.)
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The long lines and vast size of the Vatican Museums can put off even the biggest art enthusiasts. With this skip-the-line tour, zip past the crowds and head straight to the highlights with your guide, taking in the best of the collection in just a few hours. Cap off your tour with a stop in the Sistine Chapel to marvel at Michelangelo's frescoed ceiling before exploring St. Peter's Basilica independently.
  • Fast-track entrance to avoid the line and have more time inside the museum
  • Visit with a guide for in-depth commentary about the most important works
  • Skip-the-line Vatican Museums ticket includes entrance to the Sistine Chapel
  • A small-group tour for a more intimate experience and personal attention
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Viale Vaticano, 100 , Viale Vaticano, 100, 00192 Roma RM, Italy

Please meet us at the top of the steps on the corner of Viale Vaticano 100, next to Caffé Vaticano. Your guide will meet you there holding a yellow Carpe Diem Rome flag. Please arrive 10 minutes priorly. Late arrivals will not be eligible for refunds. Please ensure to check local Covid-19 rules.

Vatican Museums , 00120, Vatican City
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Carpe Diem Rome
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Great guide, error with booking
, Jul 2022
The tour guide we received Susana was fantastic, she was realy knowledgeable and helpful throughout. However, we had originally booked for the monday however it was cancelled a few days prior due to a "booking error" they asked for us to attend tuesday afternoon as the only alternative. This meant we would be going at a very hot part of the day, it was very inconvenient for us as we had another tour that morning. This is due to a busy trip to rome we had planned taking into account the original booking, most people plan a pretty packed schedule. This was not taken into account by the tour agency when changing our booking and no compensation was offered. This caused the trip to be tainted somewhat as it was stressful however the guide quickly redeemed this with her excellent service.
Delightful tour and guide!
, Jun 2022
Our guide Maria was superb! She was knowledgeable, charming and professional. She helped us experience the art and history of the Vatican and Sistine Chapel.
Great tour
, Jun 2022
Great tour, small group with an amazing guide, very knowledgeable but with a sense of humour. Highly recommended!
, Jun 2022
Susana was wonderful. She was attentive, funny, and knew every answer to any questions our group had. I wish she could be my tour guide for every tour!
Jeb was a great guide....
, Apr 2022
Jeb was a great guide. Knowledgeable and lots of humour. The museum is definitely worth a visit but the crowds are huge.
A Tour Well Worth Taking!!!
, Sep 2021
Our tour director, Christina, was well informed and shared her knowledge in a very professional and easy way. She is a pleasant and knowledgeable addition to your company. I would highly recommend this tour director and your company to friends and family coming to Rome.. Thank you Christina for a truly memorable experience!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Professional enjoyable
, Aug 2021
The Vatican museum is AMAZING. It goes without saying. Being with a guide Like Lucia Ruosi from Carpe Diem, took it to a different level. Thank you !
Not to be missed when in Rome
, Jun 2021
I have toured the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel numerous times but was accompanying my niece who was visiting from the U.S. Julia was an exceptional guide - not only for her wealth of knowledge but for her fabulous delivery of the information. I must admit that COVID has still had an effect on the number of tourists in Rome so we were fortunate to be Julia's only clients. What a treat. She was very attentive to our needs and interests. Even after touring these sites numerous times I was able to come away with new information about each. And the Sistine Chapel..........stupendous!
Vatican museum and Sistine chapel
, Aug 2020
Christina was a great story teller who really brought the museum and chapel to life! A lovely way to see such an amazing place
icon Response from Host , Aug 2020
Hey Sarah, We are glad that enjoyed your experience with us at the Vatican. Christina surely is one of the best! Hope to see you back in Rome in the future. Thanks, Team Carpe
You must see these areas in Vatican City
, Dec 2019
The third party office Maya Tours is sketchy looking and I was suspicious of the impending tour. Then Alma, our tour guide began, and my suspicions ended. We walked over to the Vatican Museum since it was so close. Alma was so knowledgable, and she impressed me every step of the way. I have been on this tour before and learned so much new information. Her attention to detail was amazing. I wanted the tour to last longer. There is an obvious respect for Alma from the security guards and it was obvious in the way the guards treated us as a group. One opened up a shutter so we could see the Pope's apartment window. The tour in the Sistine Chapel, we had a virtually private tour. It was only our group and four other people, a total of 15 people and Alma. Because of this, Alma was allowed to speak to us and continue our education. My lesson in this, "Don't judge a book by its cover."
Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica Tour
, Oct 2019
We had an excellent guide. Unfortunately, I do not recall her name. Since I am doing this review almost 2 weeks after. She was very knowledgeable, well verse, patient and answered all of our questions. I recommend her highly.
Thanks Giovanni !
, Apr 2022
Un grand merci à notre guide Giovanni, pour sa présentation vivante et très intéressante du Vatican !
, Apr 2022
Ci è stato concellato il tour senza essere stati avvertiti. Questa situazione ci ha rovinato la giornata. Speriamo in un rimborso
Rondleiding Vaticaan
, Apr 2022
We hebben 70 euro moeten betalen. En de Sint Pietersbasiliek niet gehad. Stond wel op voucher. Gids heeft drieën half uur staan praten over schilderijen. Dus heeeeel duur betaald. Ze was slecht te verstaan en te snel. Wel gevraagd om rustiger te praten maar helaas. Kon ook slecht Engels. Gevraagd naar de st Pieter 2 x maar kregen we niet. Toen zelf erheen gelopen. En daar ston zo grote rij dat het niet meer voor die tijd kon. Belachelijk veel geld voor dit. Slechte ervaring helaas !!!!!
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Musei vaticani strepitosi
, Nov 2021
Letizia è stata fantastica! Tre ore senza neanche accorgersene... anche i bambini sono riusciti a seguirla con interesse! Visita favolosa!
Nie wieder
, Aug 2021
Die Sixtinische Kapelle und ihre beeindruckenden Fresken haben uns sehr gefallen. Der Vatikan mit seinen vielzähligen Kunstwerken, Bildern und Wandteppichen hat uns ebenfalls sehr gefallen. Die Führung selbst began mit einer Verspätung von 45 Minuten. Inhaltlich war sie völlig unstrukturiert, leblos und langweilig.

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