What is the best tour of the Vatican?

The Vatican City is easily one of Rome’s ultimate excursions, an incredible city state that serves as the centre point of the Catholic Church.

Vatican City in Summer

The Vatican can be enjoyed regardless of one’s religious preference, with the stunning St. Peter’s Basilica, the Sistine Chapel and the Vatican Museums all part of this wondrous cultural landmark.

It’s impossible to say what is the best tour of the Vatican, as they each offer their own unique ways to enjoy this ornate enclave.

So, let’s take a look at the highlights of a few tours so you can choose which one is right for you!

  • Vatican & Sistine Chapel Night Tour


    Adults: €59
    Children: €50


    This enchanting night tour allows you to enjoy the stunning Vatican and its epic artworks at night and away from the mad tourist rush of daytime. Walk along with a professional art guide as they tell tales of the stunning masterpieces that make this city state so adored by art lovers around the world. Meander around the Gallery of Maps, the Gallery of Candelabra, the Gallery of Tapestries and more, before heading over to the Sistine Chapel to gaze upon Michelangelo’s instantly recognisable frescoes.

  • Vatican & Sistine Chapel Tour


    Adults: €68
    Children: €53


    This unforgettable tour provides you ample time to enjoy the Vatican for all the wonder it has to offer. Marvel at Bernini’s Baldachin bronze canopy, look up in wonder at Michelangelo’s frescoes and wander the marvellous square with an art historian who will excitedly talk you through the history of the art and architecture of this incredible part of Rome.

  • 1 Day Rome Tour with Vatican & Colosseum


    Adults: €101
    Children: $83


    Looking to experience both the Colosseum’s grandeur and the Vatican’s splendour in one incredible day? Well, this tour is perfect for you! Skip the lines for both of these wondrous Roman landmarks, taking in the Colosseum for its spectacular history and hallowed grounds as well as the sheer beauty and unrivalled masterpieces of the Vatican.

  • Private Vatican Tour


    Adults: €339 for two adults. €65 per additional adult.
    Children: €60 per child (4 – 13 years) when travelling with two adults.


    This amazing private tour allows you to meander around the Vatican at your own pace and learn about the things that most interest you about its piazza, chapels and museums.

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