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Statue in the Vatican Vatican Museums Entrance

Vatican Small Group Guided Tour

A guided tour of the Vatican for the finest  experience

€54 per adult

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€54 per adult

€54 per adult

  • Local Experts
    Personal stories and insider travel recommendations
  • Top-rated
    Thousands of positive reviews with an average rating of 4.9 stars
  • Worry-free booking
    Flexible scheduling and refunds


  • On a streamlined, skip-the-line express tour, see the best of the Vatican Museums and maximize your time.
  • You won't miss a thing if you tune in on personal headsets.
  • To make the most of your time, an expert guide can help you find the must-see attractions among the numerous galleries.
  • Learn about Raphael's School of Athen's and the wonderful art it contributed to design.
  • Be amazed as you stand in front of Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel, the most renowned fresco in the world.
  • Visit the Pio Clementino Museum, which exhibits ancient treasures such as the Laocoön sculpture.
  • Admire the Raphael Rooms while learning how long it took to paint them from floor to ceiling.
  • Get handy tips on how to visit St. Peter's Basilica, another Vatican City attraction.


  • Vatican Terrace

    The majestic dome of St. Peter’s Basilica can be seen from here.

  • The Pinecone Courtyard

    A massive bronze pinecone sculpture created by ancient Romans crowns the structure.

  • Pio Clementino Museum

    Classical statues from the sixteenth century

  • Vatican galleries

    Tapestries, candelabra, ancient maps, and more adorn the walls.

  • Raphael Rooms

    A series of breathtakingly stunning halls filled with paintings by Renaissance masters.

  • Sistine Chapel

    The Creation of Adam and other scenes are shown in Michelangelo’s iconic fresco.

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This tour may be booked exclusively for your group.

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Dress Code

The Vatican prohibits wearing hats, sleeveless shirts, and shorts, skirts, or dresses that are cut above the knee. This rule applies to both men and women, with the exception of young children.


In some situations, your headset will assist you in listening to your guide. Headsets aren’t necessary for small groups of five or less.

Tour Ending Point

The guided segment of your journey concludes at the Sistine Chapel’s entrance. You are free to explore Saint Peter’s Basilica on your own, with the help of your guide, for recommendations on what to see.

Refund Policy

We offer a 100% refund up to 48 hours before the start time.

Meeting point

Where to find your tour guide
Meet your guide in front of the entryway, next to a large white door with two statues on the top, across the street from the Caffè Vaticano. “ExperienceFirst” will be written on your guide’s sign.

Caffè Vaticano


Is admission to St. Peter’s Basilica included?

The basilica is free to visit, however it is not included in this guided tour. Our guide, on the other hand, will lead you to the entrance and provide you with instructions on what to see and how to enjoy your self-guided tour of this famous cathedral.

Can we take photos inside the Sistine Chapel?

The Sistine Chapel prohibits photography and talking. Before you enter, your guide will give you an overview of what to expect. Take in the beauty that surrounds you after you’ve arrived.

What is the rescheduling policy?

We are aware that plans might change. You may easily change your tour up to 24 hours before departure. We provide a full refund up to 24 hours before the start of your tour. Within 24 hours of your tour, we would have incurred hard costs and therefore cannot allow rescheduling or cancellation without costs.

What if it rains?

Our tours go on rain or shine, so please check the weather forecast before you go. If we have to cancel due to severe weather conditions, we will give you the option to reschedule or get a full refund.

Are gratuities included?

Tips are always appreciated but never expected. They’re a great way to tell your guide they did an awesome job and show your appreciation.