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Essential Sistine Chapel Tour, Vatican Museums and St Peter's Basilica

By Through Eternity Tours
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₱4,197.87
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Ages 0-99, max of 15 per group
Duration:3h 30m
Start time: Check availability
Ticket type:Mobile
English


  • Small-group tour of max 15 people
  • Headsets for groups of 6 people and more
  • Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Skip-The-Line Tickets
  • Visit of St. Peter's Basilica included
  • Professional English-Speaking Guide
  • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
  • Entry/Admission - Cortile della Pigna
  • Entry/Admission - Stanze di Raffaello
  • Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Transportation


Departure details
  • Viale Giulio Cesare, 237, 00192 Roma RM, Italy You will meet your guide at the flower stand on the corner of Via Giulio Cesare and Via Leone IV. They will have a Through Eternity sign or flag.
Return details
  • Saint Peter's Square, Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Città del Vaticano, Vatican City

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 31810P12

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please note that the Vatican Museums provide free entrance for visitors who are (according to the requirements stated by the Vatican City) at least 74% disabled by presenting the appropriate certification and, if one needs assistance by another person, that person also receives a free entrance. Please inform us when you are booking if you fit into these requirements and we will remove the pricing of the entry tickets from the price of the tour.
  • Please note that to obtain a student discount, valid student ID must be shown on the day of your tour. If a student does not have valid student ID, he/she may be charged a new full ticket price by the Museums, which must be paid by you on the day of the tour.
  • As this is a walking tour with steps and staircases, comfortable walking shoes and a bottle of water are strongly recommended.
  • Please advise during the booking process if any clients have mobility concerns so that we can best accommodate you.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Which attractions will I visit with Essential Sistine Chapel Tour, Vatican Museums and St Peter's Basilica?
How much is Essential Sistine Chapel Tour, Vatican Museums and St Peter's Basilica?
Essential Sistine Chapel Tour, Vatican Museums and St Peter's Basilica price starts from ₱4,217.24. Discover and book Essential Sistine Chapel Tour, Vatican Museums and St Peter's Basilica on Tripadvisor
What is the Essential Sistine Chapel Tour, Vatican Museums and St Peter's Basilica cancellation policy?
Essential Sistine Chapel Tour, Vatican Museums and St Peter's Basilica cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Essential Sistine Chapel Tour, Vatican Museums and St Peter's Basilica on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Essential Sistine Chapel Tour, Vatican Museums and St Peter's Basilica?
Essential Sistine Chapel Tour, Vatican Museums and St Peter's Basilica is hosted by Through Eternity Tours. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Through Eternity Tours on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Essential Sistine Chapel Tour, Vatican Museums and St Peter's Basilica on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 31810P12

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Viale Giulio Cesare, 237
    Viale Giulio Cesare, 237, 00192 Roma RM, Italy
    You will meet your guide at the flower stand on the corner of Via Giulio Cesare and Via Leone IV. They will have a Through Eternity sign or flag.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Vatican Museums
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Cortile della Pigna
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
    See details
    Pass by
    Sphere within a Sphere
  • 3
    Stanze di Raffaello
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Sistine Chapel
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
    Pass by
    La Pieta
  • 5
    Baldacchino di San Pietro, di Bernini
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • 6
    St. Peter's Basilica
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    St. Peter's Square
    Obelisco Vaticano
    Fontane di Piazza San Pietro
  • You'll end at
    Saint Peter's Square
    Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
    See address & details
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About the operator

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Cassie R
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Frank is the Bomb
We purchased through “get your guide” app and we’re assigned Frank. He was amazing! So knowledgeable and kept the
Pravin1511
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Awesome guided tour of Vatican City courtesy "Through Eternity Tours"
Having John Tinto as our well informed and articulated tour guide of Vatican City was the best thing which would ha
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Great early morning Vatican tour
Frank was our tour guide and was a wealth of knowledge. It was amazing how much he knew about all these tapestries
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Wonderful Rome at Twilight Tour
Thomas was a wonderful guide! He was patient and very informative. He made the evening pleasant and memorable.
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Nice tour but a little short.
Friendly guide. Informative tour. The part of VR experience is good. The downside is that the tour is a little shor
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ThroughEternity is Thoroughly Wonderful!
We've been using ThroughEternity for all our travel needs for over 10 years and have NEVER been disappointed. Their
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THROUGH ETERNITY OSTIA ANTICA
This Through Eternity tour was the highlight of my European trip. Through Eternity is excellent and so knowledgeab
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Great guide
John was a wonderful guide! Good to book directly Through Eternity rather than going to get your guide through a th
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Worth the Expense!
This was an excellent tour. Our guide, John, was highly experienced and adjusted the areas we visited based on our
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Unusual tour -- definitely recommended!
As with some of the other reviews ... the guide was amazing. The history of the Domus Aurea was fascinating -- I h
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A site of supreme historical importance marred by poor management
The archaeological site itself is exceptional for obvious reasons but the staff were rude and condescending. Felt t
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Amazing tour!
Amazing tour! One of our favorite things we have seen in Rome now - amazing that we have any remains from the palac
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Fantastic Experience
The Domus Aurea is incredible, and I think most reviews already attest to that, but I especially wanted to comment
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Early entrance Vatican tour A MUST!
Early Entrance Vatican tour, Sistine Chapel, St Peter’s Basilica was remarkable! Definitely recommend the early ent
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Outstanding Ancient Rome tour!
Our tour Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill with Gracelyn was amazing, far exceeded all our expectations. Anc
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ChristieCheng1
Irvine, CA30 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
We are group of 20 people with 10 adults and 10 teens. We had many tours in Rome prior to this one and this tour is by far the best.

John Tinto has perfect English. He is not only informative but also a great story teller. Even our group of teenagers were captivated by his stories of Sistine Chapel and St Peter Basilica.

John also took us to a private area where no other tour group were allowed. We felt like VIP.

All the teenagers followed him closely and listen carefully to everything he says. We had many tours and no tour guides come close to John.
Written 13 August 2022
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How are we not surprised to hear that John has come out in first place of all your Roman tours??!! We are so lucky to have him collaborate with us and he has really been pulling out all the stops this season and really is an amazing storyteller, and knows exactly how to engaged all his guests making your day not only educational but so much fun too! Thank you so much for choosing Through Eternity and be sure to request John when you come back, he's be thrilled to see you and Rome has so much more to show you. Grazie ancora! Pips
Written 17 August 2022
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Sara T
Los Angeles, CA13 contributions
Sep 2022
We had Guia as our tour guide and she was amazing! Very knowledgeable and she did a great job showing us the highlights of the Vatican Museum. I can't imagine touring the museum without a tour guide - it is so overwhelming (in a good way). We were able go into a private area since we were with Through Eternity and it was a great reprieve from the crowds. The tour is very long with a lot of information so be prepared to rest afterward!
Written 29 September 2022
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ThroughEternityTours
You are absolutely right Sara, the Vatican Museums are huge and having a witty guide like Guia to lead you around makes the experience more meaningful and memorable. Contemplating the works of art, understanding the meaning behind them, gives you a whole new perspective on the artwork. We are always delighted to read such great reviews from our clients, we strive to continue on this journey to help our guests build the fondest memories of the Eternal City of Rome. Cheers, Rajae
Written 1 October 2022
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Theresa G
Sheffield, UK31 contributions
Jul 2022
Where to start…….the guide met us a 5 min walk away from the Vatican which was really good when you see the amount of people waiting to get in. After a little while waiting for tickets and head sets we entered. I’m glad we had the guide as I wouldn’t have know where to start, so many people!
Our guide Eugenia was herself very informative with excellent English. Sometime through headsets it’s difficult to understand if the accent is strong. We should learn Italian I hear you say and you are correct but for a 5 day holiday it’s a lot to ask lol.
Wow is all I can say for the thousands of people all being herded in one direction. No time to see what the museum holds, being pushed and prodded in every direction. Whilst it is a lovely place the crowds were too much for me. It really should be cut down for better viewing experience.
The basilica was much calmer, fewer people. We were advised to clim to the top but the queue again was way too long.
Overall…..as in Rome it’s a must but be careful if you don’t like crowds. The guide did a great job it’s not her fault they allow too many people in.
Written 10 July 2022
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We very much appreciated your recognition of your talented guide Eugenia, and it would be fair to say that sites are quite busy here, being the first real season that folks are able to travel freely again and eager to visit all the places which they have so been looking forward to. All sites have limited ticket availability and each their own administrations who decide how many to let in. Whether busy or almost empty (that you can often find during the winter months!), we do always say it is worth having an expert guide for the Vatican and many other wonders here in Italy, while some can easily be explored in your own free time so we are delighted you chose to join us. Come back in January or February, mid November is also a superb time for more adventures! Pips
Written 12 July 2022
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Todd S
2 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
We had a wonderful tour of the Vatican museum including Sistine Chapel and St. Peter Basilica led by Thomas Robinson of Through Eternity Tours. Thomas was very knowledgeable and provided great stories and background of visited areas. He also graciously answered all our questions and made sure we had an enjoyable and memorable visit. This tour was also a great timesaver with Covid precautions and limited museum access.
Written 7 April 2022
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We are so happy you enjoyed your tour with Thomas and us at the Vatican! We are so glad that it was informative, fun, and Thomas did a magical job telling the wonderful story behind the historic Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica. Additionally, we are so glad that it was a timesaver with respect to covid precautions and we are more than gracious that you had a wonderful time on tour. We would be more than thrilled to have you tour with us again! Jade
Written 9 April 2022
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LizStarBeam
5 contributions
Jul 2022
An overall lovely experience! We were lost and couldn't find the meeting spot. I called the home office and they couldn't be nicer! They directed me to where I needed to go, where our smiling guide was waiting with the rest of the tour. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable about art history and was an interesting and articulate speaker. She was also very good about pointing out all the public bathrooms, which was a huge help. It was very hot that day and she tried to keep our tour in the shade.
After the tour, our guide even recommended places we should go to while we were in Rome. All of her recommendations were fabulous and not anything I would have thought of on my own. What a wonderful experience!
I wish I could remember our tour guide's name. The only thing that I remember was that she was originally from Westchester, NY.
Written 18 August 2022
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ThroughEternityTours
A wonderful review for your guide and we tracked down who it was from your clues about knowing all the best bathroom and shaded stops!! This would be Gracelyn and we are not surprised to read such superb comments about her Vatican tour, she is an outstanding guide as well as oh so personable too - delighted you enjoyed it so! We realise that Rome is a bit of maze and can be a little troublesome to navigate but our office TEam are always to hand to help get you to your meeting points on time so we were very happy to have been of assistance! Pips
Written 19 August 2022
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HatMomma
Seattle, WA11 contributions
Dec 2021 • Family
Gracelynn was wonderful. So incredibly knowledgeable and has such passion for the art and history of the Vatican, the museums, and Sistine Chapel. She was easy-going and a pleasure to spend time with. We were late to the tour (our fault) so we missed the Basilica. [Instead of just letting us miss our tour the office emailed me immediately to see if we could still make the second half. They didn’t have to do that]

Additionally, there were a few problems when I first signed up for the tour - misunderstanding about prices and private vs. group tours, but the office of Eternity Tours, and Pip in particular went to great lengths to make sure I was happy. It was customer service like I have rarely experienced. I would highly recommend this tour agency and would absolutely use them again.
Written 23 December 2021
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Thank you SO MUCH for your wonderful review of your tour at the Vatican with Gracelyn yesterday and we were so happy to have worked things out and that you were able to explore these world famous museums during the Christmas period and that we got you hooked up with Gracelyn in time for the entrance. It was a pleasure to have had you all with us and thank you again for your own cooperation and kindness! We hope you enjoy the rest of your stay and hope to have you with us for more adventures in the future. Happy holidays to you all! Pips
Written 24 December 2021
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Linda W
Dubai, United Arab Emirates17 contributions
Great overview tour of Vatican City. We had Guia as our guide and her experience was evident. She managed to keep the balance between pacing the tour and presenting anything significant which is no easy feat. We had limited time in Rome this trip and really wanted to see the Vatican, so this was ideal. So impressed, I will definitely book with them next time I am in a city where they offer tours.
Written 1 April 2022
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We thank you for your kind and valuable words and for choosing to tour with us! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your short but concise and informative tour with our lovely guide, Guia. We agree with you, Guia is quite extraordinary, and we are so lucky to have her be one of the guides on our team. Although the trip was quick, we are so happy to hear that it was well-balanced and informative. Thank you, again, for choosing to tour with us and we would be more than delighted to welcome you back soon! Jade
Written 9 April 2022
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Liisa J
1 contribution
Aug 2022 • Couples
We had a lovely tour guide called Thomas, who had excellent knowledge on everything. He was funny, informative and kept the whole 3,5 hour experience interesting. Definitely the best tour guide we’ve had.
Written 2 September 2022
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What better way to take a visitor on a journey through time and history than to be able to convey information with a witty sense of humour, and this is one of Thomas's great strengths. We are delighted to read your comment. Thank you! Rajae
Written 8 September 2022
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Lauren S
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom6 contributions
Aug 2022 • Couples
This was our favourite tour in Rome! Although its slightly longer than the rest, you are able to see all the key parts and still have enough time to take photos along the way too. The tour guide (John) was amazing, with so much knowledge and interesting facts provided throughout, in a clear and also entertaining way. Definitely recommend this company!
Written 20 September 2022
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ThroughEternityTours
Hi Lauren, it is a great pleasure to read your feedback! We are glad you enjoyed the lengthy yet amusing tour with John. Do please write to us when you are back in Rome or Italy, or wait, we are also operating in other parts of Europe now. We will be looking forward to welcoming you for other tours in and outside Italy. Rajae
Written 24 September 2022
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robert h
Dallas, TX2 contributions
Jul 2022 • Solo
John Tinto was best tour guide I’ve ever had. He apparently has been doing this for 29 years and although his knowledge shows that experience his interest is still on at 100%…..a very, interested, knowledgeable and caring tour guide. I loved every minute of this extended tour of one of the most interesting places I have ever been.
Written 6 July 2022
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You struck gold to bag yourselves our wonderful John as guide, he has indeed been showing folks around for all those years and his passion and enthusiasm is by no means diminished, quite the opposite and he was very excited to get back to his usual busy guiding schedule this season after what we call a bit of hibernation during the pandemic, and has been on fire these last few weeks, and not due to the Roman summer weather! To be named as the best tour guide EVER is quite an accomplishment but quite frankly, does not surprise us, we too agree he is creme of the crop! Thanks a million for your superb review, be sure to come and visit us again very soon and ask for John, he would be thrilled to show you more of Rome's sites! Pips
Written 8 July 2022
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