What makes this tour unique?
Visit the main highlights of the Vatican Museums, including the Sistine Chapel and Raphael Rooms, plus St. Peter's Basilica where you can spend extra free time after the tour.
Faster than Skip the Line, no other tour company can get you in quicker thanks to Dark Rome’s special Official Partner entrance.
Our most popular tour with over 6,500 reviews. You will have a great experience with an expert English-speaking guide, small group size, and electronic headsets.
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.
Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums
Visited by over 5 million people per year, the Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums are top of the “must see” list for most visitors to Rome. With over 9 miles of art spread across 2,000 rooms, seeing the Papal Palace on your own can be a little overwhelming. With our expertise and experience of touring over 1,000,000 visitors through the Vatican, we make it easy and memorable.
You will see the Gallery of Maps, Gallery of Tapestries, masterpieces in Raphael’s Rooms, and more. Before entering the Sistine Chapel, your expert guide will provide insight into Michelangelo’s world-famous ceiling and Last Judgement paintings, then give you time in the chapel to take it all in. Many visitors the highlight of the tour is a visit to the Sistine Chapel, made even more fascinating when your guide explains the stories and characters hidden in the art by Michelangelo.
Skip Long Line for St. Peter's Basilica*
With special access, we will skip the long lines to enter St. Peter’s Basilica. Our guided tour continues here, exploring the monumental altar and Michelangelo’s Pieta among other beautiful works. You can spend additional free time inside St. Peter’s Basilica after the tour.
Semi-Private Sistine Chapel, Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica Tour – even more special!
For a truly spectacular and intimate experience, consider our Semi-Private Sistine Chapel, Vatican Museums and St. Peter’s Basilica tour, which includes everything in this group tour (described above) plus special early access before the general public and a group size of not more than 12 people.
*Please note that on Wednesday morning tours, St. Peter's Basilica may not be open due to the Papal Audience Experience. 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 provide 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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