What makes this tour unique?
Our Vatican Museum Tours visit all the highlights of the Vatican Museums, from the Raphael Rooms to the Sistine Chapel - plus St. Peter's Basilica.
We skip long lines, not just at the Vatican Museums, but at St. Peter’s Basilica too with our special Vatican Museum Partner's No Wait Access.
With an expert, English-speaking guide, headsets for every person and small groups, you won't miss a word, getting the best from your Vatican Museum Tour.
OFFICIAL VATICAN PARTNERSHIP – VIP advantages for you
Dark Rome is 1 of only 3 OFFICIAL VATICAN MUSEUMS PARTNERS worldwide. Couple that with our experience of guiding over 1,000,000 guests through the Vatican and a TripAdvisor 2014 Certificate of Excellence, you can’t get a better tour anywhere else! When you book this tour with Dark Rome you get:
||FASTEST ENTRANCE – because of Dark Rome’s Official Vatican Partnership, we’ll get you into the Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums faster than “Skip the Line” tours and much faster than the general public through our special Official Partners entrance. In fact, there is no quicker way to enter than with Dark Rome.
Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
Visited by over 5 million people per year, the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel are top of the to-do list for most visitors to Rome. But with over 9 miles of art spread across 2,000 rooms, seeing the Papal Palace on your own can be a little overwhelming.
Get the most from your Vatican visit by joining one of our guided Vatican tours, including the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica. See all the highlights of the museums and fully appreciate Michelangelo’s masterpiece, the Sistine Chapel, with the help of an expert, English-speaking guide. With No Wait Access via our special partner's entrance, you’ll save time queuing, getting you more time inside.
Small Group Size
Traveling in small groups, our Vatican group tour covers all the highlights of the Vatican Museums – from ancient sculptures, tapestries and paintings to the famous Raphael Rooms. For many visitors the highlight of the tour is a visit to the Sistine Chapel, even more fascinating now your guide has explained all the stories and characters hidden in the work by Michelangelo.
Skip Long Line for St. Peter's
With special access, we exit the Vatican Museums directly from the Sistine Chapel, skipping long lines for St. Peter’s Basilica. Our guided tour continues here, exploring the monumental altar and Michelangelo’s Pieta among other beautiful works.
Covering all the highlight of the Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica in just a few hours, this tour is perfect for visitors who want to get the most from their time in Rome.
Like the sound of this tour? Our options and upgrades can help you tailor your schedule to get the most from your trip. To book any of these options, select a date using the booking box on the top left hand corner of this page. Any available options & upgrades available for that date will appear directly on the booking box.
Vatican Semi-Private - 08:10 AM
Includes everything you love about our Vatican Group Tour (described above) plus special early-bird access to the Vatican Museums (before the general public) plus our smallest group size of no more than 10 people per guide. Duration: 3 hours
*Please note that on Wednesday morning tours, St. Peter's Basilica may not be open due to the Papal Audience. Customers who wish to see the Basilica are advised to visit another day. The Basilica is also subject to last minute closures for religious ceremonies. When this occurs, we are happy to offer customers an extended tour of the Vatican Museums. While we undertake to tell tour groups ahead of time if there are any planned disruptions to Basilica opening hours, this is not always possible and in these cases we are unable to provide refunds or discounts. Also, appropriate dress is required for entry into some sites on this tours. Knees, shoulders and backs must be covered.
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