HomeGuided tours

It is possible to organize the following Guided Tours:

 
  • Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
  • Hidden Vatican Museums: Chapel of Nicholas V; Bramante Staircase; the Cabinet of Masks
  • Vatican Gardens
  • Pontifical Villas of Castel Gandolfo: Barberini Garden
  • Vatican Museums and Basilica of Saint Peter
  • Vatican Museums and Basilica of Saint Peter - Art & Faith
  • Vatican Historical Museum
  • Archaeological sites: Necropolis of the Via Triumphalis; San Giovanni Excavations

Individual visitors

  • Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel (duration of the tour is approximately 2 hours)

    The reservation allows individual visitors to be part of a Vatican Group Tour conducted by an official Vatican Tour Guide. The tour takes the visitor through the most significant cultural and religious areas of the Vatican Museums. The tour follows an itinerary which includes: the Pio Clementino Museum (classical antiquity), the Gallery of the Candelabras, the Gallery of the Tapestries and the Gallery of the Geographical Maps (Renaissance Art), the Raphael Rooms and the Sistine Chapel.


    Tariffs

    full

    € 32,00

    reduced*

    € 24,00



    The ticket includes: admission to the Museums, guided tour and rental of headsets.
    * Children aged between 6 years and 18 years and students aged not more than 26 years are able to purchase the reduced ticket directly at the cash desk on the day of the tour on presentation of a student identity card.


  • Vatican Gardens (duration of the tour is approximately 2 hours)

    A tour of the Gardens allows the visitor to be part of a group tour conducted by an official Vatican Guide. The tour is unique, as it takes the visitor through 2000 years of history. Besides the natural beauty of the gardens, the Vatican City is rich in monument and precious works of art.

    Open working days, except Wednesday and Sunday.


    Tariffs

    full

    € 32,00

    reduced

    € 24,00



    The ticket includes: admission to the Museums (without guided tour), guided tour of the Gardens and rental of headsets.

    Photogallery of the Vatican Gardens


  • Vatican Museums and Saint Peter's Basilica (duration of the tour is 3 hours)

    The tour follows an itinerary which includes: the Pio Clementino Museum (classical antiquity), the Gallery of the Candelabras, the Gallery of the Tapestries and the Gallery of the Geographical Maps (Renaissance Art), the Raphael Rooms, the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica.

    Access to Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and Saint Peter's Basilica is permitted only to visitors dressed appropriately (no sleeveless blouses, no miniskirts, no shorts, no hats allowed).

    N.B. The visit to Saint Peter's Basilica is made in accordance with the liturgical celebrations of the Holy Father or other events of Holy See or of the Vatican City State.


    Tariffs

    full

    € 37,00

    reduced

    € 29,00



    The ticket includes the guided tour of the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and Saint Peter's Basilica.


  • Vatican Museums and Saint Peter's Basilica - Art & Faith (duration of the tour is 3 hours)

    An excursion through beauty from a Christian point of view for a Catechesis with Art. The Vatican Museums offer an opportunity to reveal the educational dimension of art according to an iconographic-pedagogic programme. "The Museum truly displays a continuous interweaving between Christianity and culture, between faith and art, between the divine and the human". (From the Address of His Holiness Benedict XVI to the Staff of the Vatican Museums, 23 November 2006)

    The tour follows an itinerary which includes: the Pio Clementino Museum (classical antiquity), the Gallery of the Candelabras, the Gallery of the Tapestries and the Gallery of the Geographical Maps (Renaissance Art), the Raphael Rooms, the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica.

    Access to Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and Saint Peter's Basilica is permitted only to visitors dressed appropriately (no sleeveless blouses, no miniskirts, no shorts, no hats allowed).

    N.B. The visit to Saint Peter's Basilica is made in accordance with the liturgical celebrations of the Holy Father or other events of Holy See or of the Vatican City State.


    Tariffs

    full

    € 37,00

    reduced

    € 29,00



    The ticket includes the guided tour of the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and Saint Peter's Basilica.


Groups

  • Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel (duration of the tour is approximately 2 hours)

    Open working days.


    Tariffs

    full

    € 32,00

    reduced

    € 24,00



    The ticket includes: admission to the Museums, guided tour and rental of headsets.


  • Vatican Gardens (duration of the tour is approximately 2 hours)

    Open working days, except Wednesday and Sunday.


    Tariffs

    full

    € 32,00

    reduced

    € 24,00



    The ticket enables the visitor to continue, on their own, a tour of the Vatican Museums.


  • Vatican Museums and Saint Peter's Basilica (duration of the tour is 3 hours)

    The tour follows an itinerary which includes: the Pio Clementino Museum (classical antiquity), the Gallery of the Candelabras, the Gallery of the Tapestries and the Gallery of the Geographical Maps (Renaissance Art), the Raphael Rooms, the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica.

    Access to Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and Saint Peter's Basilica is permitted only to visitors dressed appropriately (no sleeveless blouses, no miniskirts, no shorts, no hats allowed).

    N.B. The visit to Saint Peter's Basilica is made in accordance with the liturgical celebrations of the Holy Father or other events of Holy See or of the Vatican City State.


    Tariffs

    full

    € 37,00

    reduced

    € 29,00



    The ticket includes the guided tour of the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and Saint Peter's Basilica.


  • Vatican Historical Museum (duration of the tour is approximately 1 hour 30 minutes)

    From 1 October 2013 the Vatican Historical Museum, located within the Lateran Apostolic Palace, may be visited only by advance booking.

    Type of visit: group (minimum 30 people) with obligatory guide.
    Visiting days: to be agreed with the Office upon booking.
    Visiting hours: mornings only.
    Booking method: to be carried out a minimum of 15 days prior to the proposed date of the visit.
    Booking contacts: e-mail visiteguidategruppi.musei@scv.va; fax +39 06 69884019



    Tariffs
    with a guide


    "Vatican Historical Museum"

    € 160 + € 5 per person




University students

It is possible to organize guided tours for students with teachers.


Tariffs with a   guide

"Vatican Museums or Vatican Gardens"

€ 110 + € 8 per student (reduced price university ticket*) + € 1,50 per student (headsets)

"Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica"

€ 160 + € 8 per student (reduced price university ticket*) + € 1,50 per student (headsets)



Tariffs without a guide

no online booking

€ 8 per student (reduced price university ticket*)

online booking

€ 8 per student (reduced price university ticket*) + € 4 per student (reservation fee)



* University students, aged no more than 26 years, can take advantage of the reduced price ticket by presenting a student identity card (International Student Card) on the day of the visit. If you buy a reduced ticket without the necessary qualifications or the presentation of a valid student identify card you are required to buy another entrance full ticket. The reduced ticket is not refundable.



With exclusive guide

During the opening hours, visits for individual visitors or for small groups (max 15 persons) may be organized.


Tariffs with exclusive guide

"Vatican Museums + Sistine Chapel"

€ 250 + € 20 per person (full ticket + reservation fee) or € 12 per person (reduced ticket + reservation fee)

"Vatican Gardens"

€ 250 + € 20 per person (full ticket + reservation fee) or € 12 per person (reduced ticket + reservation fee)

"Vatican Museums + St. Peter's Basilica"

€ 300 + € 20 per person (full ticket + reservation fee) or € 12 per person (reduced ticket + reservation fee)




Private visits

Upon request, it is possible to organize a visit of the Museums after closing hours (e-mail: visitespeciali.musei@scv.va).



Hidden Vatican Museums

The first guided tour permitting access to areas of the Museum normally closed to the public. The extraordinary opening of the Chapel of Nicholas V, or the Bramante Staircase, or the Cabinet of Masks, will further enrich an already precious and unique itinerary which unfolds through the Pio Clementino Museum, the Gallery of the Candelabra, the Room of Maps and Tapestries, and the Raphael Rooms, culminating in the Sistine Chapel.

Type of visit
: group (maximum 20 persons) and individual with compulsory guide.

Tariffs with a   guide

"Vatican Museums + Chapel of Nicholas V"

€ 300,00 (extraordinary opening 1 sector) + € 20,00 per person (full ticket + reservation fee) or
€ 12,00 per person (reduced ticket* + reservation fee) + € 160,00 (with guide) + € 1,50 per person (headsets for groups of more than 10 persons)

"Vatican Museums + Chapel of Nicholas V + Bramante Staircase"

€ 500,00 (extraordinary opening 2 sectors) + € 20,00 per person (full ticket + reservation fee) or
€ 12,00 per person (reduced ticket* + reservation fee) + € 160,00 (with guide) + € 1,50 per person (headsets for groups of more than 10 persons)

"Vatican Museums + Chapel of Nicholas V + Cabinet of Masks"

€ 500,00 (extraordinary opening 2 sectors) + € 20,00 per person (full ticket + reservation fee) or
€ 12,00 per person (reduced ticket* + reservation fee) + € 160,00 (with guide) + € 1,50 per person (headsets for groups of more than 10 persons)


* Children aged between 6 years and 18 years and students aged not more than 26 years are able to purchase the reduced ticket directly at the cash desk on the day of the tour on presentation of a student identity card.


Pontifical Villas of Castel Gandolfo: Barberini Garden

  • Pontifical Villas of Castel Gandolfo: Barberini Garden (duration of the tour is 1 hour 30 minutes)

    With the exceptional opening of the Barberini Garden, the Pontifical Villas of Castel Gandolfo welcome the public at large. Accompanied in a multi-lingual guided tour, visitors will have access to the botanical and architectural wonders of the pontifical residence, known by now as the "second Vatican".

    Type of visit: group or individual with compulsory guide.
    Visiting days: from Monday to Saturday.
    Languages available: Italian; English.
    By special request: French, Spanish and German visiteguidategruppi.musei@scv.va

    N.B.
    : The garden is not currently accessible to wheelchair users or persons with reduced mobility.


    Tariffs

    "Barberini Garden"

    € 450,00 fixed price (for groups of up to 15 persons)

    € 650,00 fixed price (for groups of up to 25 persons)


    "Barberini Garden"


    € 26,00 fixed price (per person in groups of up to 25 persons)


    "Barberini Garden (Saturday in the Villa) + Vatican Museums (Monday at the Museums)"*


    € 42,00* full ticket / € 34,00* reduced ticket
    (per person in groups of up to 25 persons)

    (The ticket includes the Saturday visit to the Barberini Garden & No Lines special entry + visit to the Vatican Museums the Monday following the visit to the Barberini Garden.*



    *Promotion "It's worth it the day after!"
    A saving of € 4,00 (online booking fee) and No Lines special entry with the purchase of a ticket for the Barberini Garden - Saturday in the Villa + Vatican Museums - Monday at the Museums valid on the Monday following a visit to the Barberini Garden; final entry at 4 p.m.).

    Plan your visit
    How to get there
    Download and print a map of the tour itinerary
    Book and purchase online your guided tour of the Barberini Garden of the Pontifical Villas


Visits to archaeological sites

  • Necropolis of the Via Triumphalis

    Type of visit: group and individual, with compulsory guide.


    Tariffs with a   guide

    "Necropolis"

    € 10,00 per person

    "Necropolis + Vatican Museums*"

    € 26,00 per person; € 20,00 per person (reduced ticket)

    "Necropolis + Vatican Gardens + Vatican Museums*"

    € 37,00 per person; € 29,00 per person (reduced ticket)


    * Unaccompanied visit to the Museums (without guide).

    Organise your visit to the Necropolis

    N.B.: The archaeological site is not currently accessible for strollers, wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility. Visitors are advised to wear comfortable shoes without high heels.


  • San Giovanni Excavations (Basilica of St. John Lateran)

    Type of visit: group, with compulsory guide.


    Tariffs

    Price of a tour
    (all-in ticket for groups max 25 persons)

    € 150,00

    Price of a guide

    € 150,00



For information on guided tours:

Office for Public Relations

e-mail

visiteguidategruppi.musei@scv.va
visiteguidatesingoli.musei@scv.va

tel.

+39 06 69883145 - +39 06 69884676

fax

+39 06 69884019