Rome: Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel Official Guided Tour

Rome is a city of immense history and culture, and a visit to the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel is an absolute must for anyone visiting the Eternal City. On this official guided tour, you will have the opportunity to explore the incredible art and architecture of the Vatican Museum and the Sistine Chapel, two of the most iconic attractions in Rome. The tour begins with a visit to the Vatican Museum, where you will be guided through the many galleries, including the Raphael Rooms, the Gallery of Maps, and the Pinacoteca. You will also have the opportunity to marvel at the breathtaking ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, painted by Michelangelo himself. After the tour, you will have the chance to explore the rest of the museum at your own pace. This tour is a great way to get a comprehensive overview of the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel and to make the most of your time in Rome.

Frequently asked questions

What's the cost of the tour?

The cost of the tour varies depending on what options you select. These include the tour type, language of the guide, and additional activities. Please check the booking page for the most current prices.

How long is the tour?

The tour typically lasts around three hours. However, the duration can change depending on the group size, time of year, and additional activities.

What languages does the tour guide speak?

The tour guides usually speak multiple languages, including English, Italian, French, German, Spanish, and others. Please specify your preferred language when booking the tour.

Is there a dress code for the tour?

Yes, there is a strict dress code to enter the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. Both men and women are required to cover their knees and shoulders. It's not acceptable to wear shorts, miniskirts, or sleeveless tops.

Are there any age restrictions for the tour?

There are no age restrictions. However, keep in mind that the tour lasts for a few hours and involves a lot of walking, which may not be suitable for young children or elderly people.

Is the site wheelchair accessible?

Yes, the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel are both wheelchair accessible. Please let us know in advance if you require special assistance.

Can I take photos during the tour?

Yes, you can take photos in the Vatican Museum, but photography is strictly prohibited in the Sistine Chapel.

Are there any additional fees I should be aware of?

The tour price typically includes the entrance fee for the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel. However, gratuities for the tour guide are not included and are at your discretion.

Can I take a bag inside the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel?

Yes, but large bags and backpacks must be checked in at the coat check before entering. Small bags and purses are allowed inside.

Can I bring food and drinks?

No, food and drinks are not allowed inside the Vatican Museums or the Sistine Chapel. There are cafeterias inside where you can purchase food and beverages.