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Vatican, Sistine Chapel and St Peters Basilica Tour, Rome

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Vatican, Sistine Chapel and St. Peters Basilica Tour highlights

  • Marvel at the ancient Roman artistry and intricate architectural details throughout the Vatican Museums

  • Witness Michelangelo's fresco depiction of "The Creation of Adam" across the walls and ceilings of the Sistine Chapel

  • Learn about Rome & its must-visit destinations, their history and cultural heritage from your expert English-speaking guide

  • Explore the major attractions of Rome with Vatican, Sistine Chapel and St Peters Basilica tour package

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Timings: 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM
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Via Leone IV
Via Leone IV, 73, 00192 Roma RM, Italy

Vatican, Sistine Chapel and St. Peters Basilica Tour cancellation_policy

  • If cancellation are made 1 days before the date of travel then 0.0% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees
  • If cancellation are made 0 days to 1 days before the date of travel then 100.0% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees
  • In the event of unforeseen weather conditions, union issues, government restrictions, or any other circumstances beyond human control, certain trips or activities may be cancelled. In such cases, alternate feasible options will be provided. However, a cash refund will not be available.
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Vatican, Sistine Chapel and St. Peters Basilica Tour overview

Meeting Location: Via Leone IV, 73, 00192 Roma RM, Italy

Activity Start Time: 1:00 PM

Activity Duration: 3.5 Hours (Approx.)

About Vatican, Sistine Chapel and St Peters Basilica Tour, Rome:

Experience a fun-filled journey through human history as you embark on a tour of the Vatican, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica. Explore the fascinating Vatican Museums, where you'll witness the grandeur of the Renaissance period up close. Admire the magnificent collection of art, sculptures, and artefacts that have been collected by popes over the centuries. Marvel at the breathtaking frescoes that adorn the ceiling of the world-renowned Sistine Chapel and experience the beauty, symbolism, and spirituality behind them. Stand before the Sistine Chapel ceiling and gaze at the iconic painting depicting God creating Adam, the first man, with a single touch of his finger. Delve into one of the most significant religious buildings in the world, St. Peter's Basilica, and behold some of the most celebrated masterpieces of art history. Admire the stunning sculpture by Michelangelo, the Pieta, and Bernini's ornate bronze canopy.

Book the Vatican, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica tour and enjoy a journey through the spiritual heart of Rome, where you'll see the art & architecture of the Renaissance period.

About the Activity:

  • Explore the architectural & artistic masterpieces of the Vatican, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica with a guided tour that offers unparalleled access to some of the world's most iconic landmarks.
  • Know about the incredible cultural significance of these world-renowned attractions, where you can see the works of Michelangelo, Bernini, and other famous artists.
  • Take in the stunning beauty of the Vatican's art collection, spanning centuries of artistic achievement, including some of the most famous masterpieces of the Renaissance period.
  • You'll learn about the fascinating stories from your guide about the legends behind these buildings, giving you a deeper appreciation for their art.
  • Experience the breathtaking beauty of the Sistine Chapel and marvel at Michelangelo's incredible frescoes including the famous Creation of Adam.
  • Gaze at the grandeur of one of the world's largest & most ornate churches with incredible architecture & breathtaking art.
  • Ascend to the top of St. Peter's Basilica and enjoy a 360-degree view of Rome's mesmerizing juxtaposition of ancient & modern architecture, iconic landmarks and natural beauty.
  • Book the Vatican, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica tour today and experience the beauty, history, & traditions of these iconic landmarks.

How to Reach?

  • By Car: The activity location is 2.5 km from the city centre, it will take 7 minutes via the Viale Vaticano route.
  • By Bus: Take a bus to reach the Leone IV bus Stop, which is 81 meters away from the attraction. You can reach the activity located within a 2-minute walk.
  • By Metro: Reach at Ottaviano station, which is 230 meters away from the attraction. You can reach the activity located within a 5-minute walk.
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Vatican, Sistine Chapel and St. Peters Basilica Tour faqs

What is a Vatican, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica Tour?

A Vatican, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica tour is a guided visit through the cultural and religious landmarks of the Vatican City in Rome, Italy. It includes the Vatican Museums, showcasing art and historical treasures, the revered Sistine Chapel adorned with Michelangelo's renowned frescoes, and St. Peter's Basilica, one of the largest and holiest churches worldwide.


Led by our knowledgeable guides, the tour offers insights into the Vatican's significance as the spiritual center of the Roman Catholic Church, providing visitors a captivating experience of art, history, and religious devotion in these iconic destinations.

Are there specific dress code requirements for Vatican, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica Tour?

Yes, there are specific dress code requirements for visiting the Vatican, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica. Both men and women are expected to dress modestly and respectfully to show reverence for the religious significance of these sites. The dress code includes the following guidelines: Shoulders must be covered: Tank tops, sleeveless shirts, and strapless dresses are not allowed. Shirts and blouses should have sleeves that cover the shoulders. Knees must be covered: Shorts, skirts, or dresses should be at least knee-length. Avoid wearing mini-skirts or shorts that expose the knees. No revealing or tight-fitting clothing: Clothing that is tight, see-through, or excessively low-cut should be avoided. No hats or caps: Headwear, such as hats or caps, should be removed before entering churches and religious sites as a sign of respect.

What are the opening hours of the Vatican Museums?

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Here are the timings of the Vatican Museums: Monday to Saturday: 9am-6pm, with the final entry at 4 p.m. The Vatican Museums are closed on Sundays, except for the last Sunday of the month, when they are open from 9am to 2pm, with the final entry at 12.30 p.m.

Can I visit the Sistine Chapel separately from the Vatican Museums?

You cannot visit the Sistine Chapel separately from the Vatican Museums. The Sistine Chapel is located inside the Vatican Museums and there is no separate entrance or ticket for it. You must purchase a ticket for the Vatican Museums and go through the main galleries to reach the Sistine Chapel at the end. There is no other way to get into the Sistine Chapel as a visitor

Is photography allowed inside the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica?

Photography is allowed inside St. Peter’s Basilica, as long as you do not use any selfie sticks, tripods, or flash12. You can take as many pictures as you want of the stunning architecture, sculptures, and paintings inside the largest church in the world12. However, photography is not allowed inside the Sistine Chapel, where you can admire the famous frescoes by Michelangelo and other artists. This is because the Sistine Chapel is a sacred place of worship and also to protect the artworks from damage caused by flash and exposure.

How long does the typical tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica take?

The typical tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica takes about 3 hours 30 minutes. This tour covers the main highlights of the Vatican Museums, such as the Gallery of Maps, the Gallery of Tapestries, the Raphael Rooms, and the Sistine Chapel, where you can admire the magnificent frescoes by Michelangelo. The tour also includes a visit to St. Peter’s Basilica, the largest and most important church in Christendom, where you can see the famous Pieta by Michelangelo, the Baldachin by Bernini, and the tomb of St. Peter.

Can I attend a Papal audience or Mass during my visit to the Vatican?

Yes, you can attend a Papal audience or Mass during your visit to the Vatican, but you need to book your tickets in advance. A Papal audience is a weekly address by the Pope in St. Peter’s Square, while a Papal Mass is a liturgical celebration on special occasions. You should dress modestly and respectfully for both events. You should also arrive early to pass through security and find a seat. Seeing the Pope is a wonderful and blessed experience.

What are some must-see highlights inside the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel?

The Vatican Museums, a treasure trove of art and history, boast an array of must-see highlights. Begin with the awe-inspiring Spiral Staircase, a symbol of Renaissance architecture. Admire the mesmerizing Gallery of Maps, adorned with stunning frescoes depicting Italian regions. The Raphael Rooms showcase Raphael's masterful paintings, including the iconic "School of Athens." Journey into the Borgia Apartments to marvel at the intricate Renaissance frescoes.

Finally, the pièce de résistance, the Sistine Chapel, will leave you breathless with Michelangelo's breathtaking ceiling frescoes, notably the iconic "Creation of Adam." His "Last Judgment" covers the altar wall, an incredible feat of artistic brilliance. These treasures within the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel offer an unforgettable journey through art, history, and the human spirit, making a visit to the Vatican a truly profound experience.

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