VIP Access through our Official Vatican Partner Entrance
Unforgettable views of the Sistine Chapel & Raphael Rooms
Get close to Michelangelo's Pietà in St. Peter’s Basilica
Razor sharp insights from an Art Historian guide
Small group for an intimate, informative tour
About this activity
What's included, what's not
Guided tour of the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica
Skip-the-line admission and special entrance to the Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica
Live tour commentary provided in English
Headset for tour commentary
- Please be aware that the Basilica is not included due to current restrictions.
Please be aware that the Basilica is not included due to current restrictions.
Cleaning and safety practicesSee all
- Masks required
- Contactless tickets
- Personal safety equipment
What you can expect
You may wonder what it feels like to be a VIP in the Vatican. You'll ignore the lines and slip through our Private Partner Entrance, courtesy of our official partner status. Our VIP door allows us to shave hours off the usual waiting time during peak season. This is time better spent in the museums listening to a razor-sharp art historian breathe life into ancient antiquities.
The Vatican Museums are unlike any other museum. That's why you are there. It has that extra special sauce that other museums would swap a star exhibit for. You are in the HQ of a major world religion. It is in its own special country. There are 70,000 artworks in rooms that are works of art themselves. The last thing you need is someone boring you to death with facts you could have googled about Michelangelo.
Our guides are navigators of the Vatican. They know each artwork here has been chosen for very specific reasons. They understand the journey of art from pagan sculptures to Renaissance frescoes that drip with Christian symbolism. They are the gate keepers. They do more than physically lead you down a hall from the Sistine Chapel to St. Peter's Basilica. Anyone can do that. They have the sort of big-picture understanding and obsession with tiny details that can connect you in a lightbulb moment to the artists intention. That sort of experience is forged from years of study, millions of footsteps through the Vatican and passionate discussion with others.
This is the sort of VIP feeling you can have.
Cleaning and safety practices
- Contactless ticket redemption
- Social distancing measures in place
- Personal protective equipment worn by staff
- Temperature checks available
- Masks required
This information is provided by our partners