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Explore the Vatican Museums with an expert local guide

A budget-friendly Vatican tour

Vatican Guided Tour

Vatican Museums Guided Tour With Sistine Chapel

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Guided visit through the galleries of the Vatican Museums
Duration: 3 hours
per adult

St. Peter’s Basilica Tour With Dome Climb

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Discover St. Peter’s square, dome, grottoes, and more
Duration: 2.5 hours
per adult

About the Vatican

Discover the Vatican, a fascinating city-state surrounded by Rome and renowned as the spiritual epicenter of the Roman Catholic Church. Wander through world-famous art at the Vatican Museums. Marvel at the towering dome of St. Peter's Basilica. Be spellbound by the awe-inspiring beauty of the Sistine Chapel. Your journey awaits.

FAQs about the Vatican

Even though the Vatican is inside Italian territory, it’s actually another country with its own laws and borders. However, you don’t need a separate passport to visit the Vatican. If you’re visiting Rome, you’ll be able to visit Vatican City as well.

Inside the Vatican City, you’ll find St. Peter Basilica, the Vatican Museums, and the Vatican gardens as well as a pharmacy, library, and another smaller church. The central courtyard is called St. Peter’s Square.

Everyone can enter Vatican City and take a look around in the square. If you want to go inside St. Peter’s Basilica, be sure to wear appropriate clothes. You also aren’t allowed to bring dangerous objects or weapons into the museums or churches.

There are plenty of tours available to enhance your visit to the Vatican. We offer one of the best guided tours for travelers on a budget. It includes your ticket to the Vatican Museums plus a tour inside led by a local expert for much less than you’ll pay for other guided tours.


Visiting with a guide makes sure you see the best parts — from the Sistine Chapel to the famous Raphael Rooms — and helps you understand what you’re seeing. Your guide will share about St. Peter’s Basilica with tips for visiting on another day if you wish. (The basilica is free to visit.)

Even though there is only one entrance to the Vatican Museums, we call them with a plural because they include several art collections that have been put together by the popes over the centuries.

No, if you want to visit the Vatican Museums, you need to purchase an entry ticket or book a tour with us, which includes your admission.

If you visit the Vatican on some special occasions, such as Easter and Chiristmas, you might see him holding mass from the balcony of St. Peter Square. However, most likely, you won’t see the pope when you visit the Vatican.

No, Sant’Angelo Castle isn’t actually inside Vatican City, though it’s very close. The castle, originally built as a mausoleum for Emperor Hadrian, is just outside the Vatican by the river.

Question about visiting the Vatican?

Contact our Vatican travel specialists to learn more about touring this historic site.

Vatican Museums
Professional guide
Our guides show you the wonders of the Vatican Museums as only a local can.
Free cancellation
Easily cancel or reschedule if plans change for worry-free booking.
Great value
Explore the Vatican Museums with a guide for a fraction of the price of other tours.
The perfect schedule
We cover it all in just 3 hours so you make the most of your time in Rome.
Small groups
Just 20 or fewer people on each tour guarantees an intimate experience.
Local tips
Take advantage of insider Rome recommendations from your friendly guide.