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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

2 h

Skip the LIne



Very Easy


(Any Group Size Welcome)

Tickets and Reservation Fees Included

Tour Details

  • 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, the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica, in just 2 hours without waiting in line!

Enter into the Vatican Museums and cross the border of the smallest independent State of the World, led by our skilled local guide.  After a breathtaking view of St. Peter’s Basilica Dome from the Pinacoteca Courtyard, take 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 and 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, through a special shortcut, finally reach 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 Baldaquin, designed by the most talented baroque artist Giovan Lorenzo Bernini, touch the foot of St.Peter’s statue to get his blessing, 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, to stand in front of Saint Peter’s shrine, the holiest place of the Basilica, containing the “Memory” of the Prince of Apostles.

St. Peter's Blessing

(St. Peter Basilica)

Delivery of the Keys

(Sistine Chapel)

Creation of Adam

(Sistine Chapel’s Ceiling)

Last Judgment

(Sistine Chapel)


michelangelo's pietà

(St. Peter’s Basilica)

Resurrection of Jesus

(Gallery of Tapestries)

What’s Included

✓  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)


✓  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


Meeting Point

Our Shop

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

Important Notes

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.

Dress Code

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.


Tours often sell out quickly so we suggest booking your tour early to guarantee your desired tour day.

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