Vatican and Sistine Chapel Espresso
Just like a Caffe Espresso, our Vatican and Sistine Chapel Espresso Tour is Short and Strong. The Best of the Vatican Museums concentrated in a couple of Hours
Duration 2 h.
Skip the line Entrance to Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica
Flexible Start time. Please, select a date to see availability
Meeting Point Close to Vatican Museums Entrance (Details at Booking)
Operating Days Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat. (not on Sunday)
Tour doesn’t run on Sunday
Language English (contact us for other languages)
Short Tour Description
Choose the Vatican “espresso” tour if you wish to visit the two most iconic sights of the Vatican City State (Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica) in just 2 hours without waiting in line!
Entering into the Vatican Museums you cross the border of the smallest independent State of the World and led by our skilled local guide, after a breathtaking view of St. Peter’s Basilica Dome from the Pinacoteca courtyard and a walk thought the Gallery of Candelabra, the Gallery of Tapestries and the Gallery of Maps, which were once the link between the Popes’Summer Residence and the Apostolic Palace, you reach directly the astonishing Sistine Chapel. Inside the Chapel, one of the Holiest place of the Vatican State, you have plenty of time to be amazed by the most famous Michelangelo’s frescoes: the Ceiling and the Last Judgement. No words are enough to describe its beauties, but thanks to our expert guide you can easily understand and better appreciate the meanings, stories and techniques of one of the most famous and celebrated masterpiece of World history of art.
Skipping the line you will be guided to St. Peter’s Basilica, the greatest of all churches of Christendom and one of the holiest Catholic shrines. Inside the Basilica admire the magnificent main altar, the Baldachin, designed by the most famous baroque artist Giovan Lorenzo Bernini, touch the foot of St.Peter’s statue to get his blessing and be moved in front of the Michelangelo’s masterpiece the Pietà and visit St. John Paul II’s tomb before descending to the Vatican Grottoes, with tombs of kings, queens and popes and stand in front of Saint Peter’s shrine, the holiest place of the Basilica, containing the “Memory” of the Prince of Apostles.
✓ English-Speaking Local Expert Tour Guide
✓ Private Tour
✓ Skip the line Entrance to Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica
✓ All entrance tickets and reservation fees
✓ Audio headsets (just when needed)
On Request (WITH EXTRA CHARGE)
✓ Hotel pick-up/drop-off
✓ Pinacoteca Courtyard
✓ Gallery of Candelabra
✓ Gallery of Tapestries
✓ Gallery of Maps
✓ Sistine Chapel
✓ St. Peter’s Basilica
✓ Michelangelo’s Pieta
✓ Bernini’s Baldaquin
✓ Vatican Grottoes
Viale Vaticano, 00136 Roma RM, Italy
You will find us near the Vatican Museums Entrance.
We will hold a sign with your name on it.
Vatican Museums and St. Peter’s Basilica or parts of the venues could be subject to last-minute closures due to unforeseen circumstances.
This could lead to delays in access to the site, even for pre-booked visitors.
Entry to the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica is permitted only to appropriately dressed visitors.
Low cut or sleeveless clothing, shorts, short skirts and hats are not allowed.
Security checks by metal detector
For security reasons all visitors and their luggage shall be screened. To facilitate and speed up security checks by metal detector, visitors are advised to remove inadmissible items from their hand baggage beforehand, and to inform staff in advance.
Luggage, bags and rucksacks
Before entering the exhibition spaces, visitors are required to leave in the cloakroom all luggage, suitcases, rucksacks, packages and containers not considered suitable by staff on account of their size or nature.
Visitors who continue their tour in the Vatican Basilica are reminded not to leave their baggage in the Vatican Museums.
The cloakroom service is free of charge.
Large umbrellas, sticks, tripods and stands for photography, video cameras, stainless steel water bottle, banners and signs of any type must all be left in the cloakroom.
Even if you get through security, you will be turned away by the attendants at the entrance door.
Photos and Video
Photos an Video without flash are allowed everywhere at the Vatican, including inside St. Peter’s Basilica.
But inside the Sistine Chapel, photos are not allowed at all.
Tripods and selfie sticks are not allowed anywhere in the Vatican Museums and St. Peter’s Basilica.
When you leave the Sistine Chapel to reach St. Peter’s Basilica you exit the Vatican Museums and it isn’t possible to return to the Vatican Museums. If you want more time inside the Vatican Museums you must forgo the guided tour of the basilica.
Please let the guide know before you leave the tour.