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Skip the long lines to some of the greatest monuments in the world. Benefit from the intimacy of a small group and the knowledge of an art historian guide.

  • More individuality: 20 participants maximum

Skip the long lines to some of the greatest monuments in the world. Benefit from the intimacy of a small group and the knowledge of an art historian guide.

The facts


  • Languages: English
  • Participants: 1 - 20
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Instant confirmation
  • public (with other participants)
  • mobile voucher is accepted
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Your experience


  • Skip the long queues to the Vatican City monuments
  • Guided tours of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Church
  • See famous works of art by Michelangelo and many other artists


Get privileged access to the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Church with a small group of maximum 20 people. Marvel at the impressive art collection of the museums, the world-famous frescoes in the Sistine Chapel and the Renaissance paintings in the Raphael Hall.

Meet your expert guide outside the Vatican Museums and then go inside and avoid the long queues. Learn more about the stories of the artists responsible for the incredible works of art in the museums and the secrets of this sacred 5th century quarter.

With the expert knowledge of your guide, explore the most remarkable rooms in the Vatican, including the Raffael Room, the Map Gallery and the Sistine Chapel in an intimate, small group.

With your guide, you will have special access to the epicentre of Catholicism, history and art without having to queue. Marvel at Michelangelo's breathtaking work in the Sistine Chapel, the sacred interior of St Peter's Church, the tombs of the Popes, Bernini's famous canopy and the bronze canopy over St Peter's tomb itself.

Please note

Additional information

“Skipping the lines" means that we pay an additional reservation fee on top of the ticket price in order to prebook a privileged and fast-track entrance for groups or individual travellers; this means entering the monuments before everyone without a ticket or skip-the-line tour. The tour provider has no control of how the single institutions/museums are organised, therefore occasional unexpected delays is out of our control.

Unexpected closure of St. Peter’s Basilica:
On rare occasions St. Peter’s Basilica may spontaneously close for religious services, mass preparations or ceremonies. In these last minute/second cases, the tour provider is unable to provide discounts or refunds but will provide you with a more detailed tour inside the Vatican Museums.

Dress code inside the Vatican:
A modest dress code is required to enter the Vatican Museums and St. Peter’s Basilica. Knees and shoulders must be covered for both, men and women. If you fail to comply with these dress requirements, you may be denied entry. Wearing comfortable walking shoes is recommended for Rome in general.

Radio - headsets:
Radio-headsets inside the Vatican Museums will be provided if the tour has more than six tour participants in the group. The radio headsets are property of the Vatican. The tour provider is obligated to exclusively rent from them and therefore does not have any quality control over them. When a headset doesn't have quality sound, you are kindly asked to let the tour guide know, in order to be provided a replacement. 

Included in the price

  • Guided tour of the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel
  • Skip-the-line admission and entrance to the Vatican Museums and St. Peter’s Basilica
  • Live guide tour commentary via audio headset
  • Please note that our Vatican group tour is NOT wheelchair accessible

Meeting point

We meet at the Maya Tours office at Via Germanico n°16, 00192 Rome (the closest Metro stop is "Ottaviano").

Cancellation Conditions

This deal can be cancelled for free up to one day before the date of the activity.

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