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This 3-hour Vatican walking tour with a French-speaking guide provides VIP access through a reserved door, allowing you to skip all the lines — even the priority lines. Stroll through the Sistine Chapel, St Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican Museum complex, which boasts some 12,000 rooms spanning nearly 4,000 years of history. Listen to your guide’s expert commentary as you marvel at Raphael’s Rooms, the Gallery of the Maps and Michelangelo’s fresco ‘The Creation of Adam.’ Upgrade to a private tour and customize the itinerary with personalized narration from your own private guide.  


  • Skip-the-line Vatican tour with a French-speaking guide
  • Visit the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica
  • Gain exclusive access through a reserved entranceway without waiting in any long lines!
  • Pass through captivating sites like Raphael’s Rooms, Gallery of the Maps and Bramante’s Pinecone Courtyard
  • Visit the Sistine Chapel to see Michelangelo’s The Creation of Adam ceiling fresco – considered one of the greatest masterpieces of Western art
  • Explore St Peter’s Basilica on a Vatican walking tour and see the famous La Pieta sculpture
  • Upgrade for a private tour with personalized commentary

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What You Can Expect

Skip the Line Vatican Museums Walking Tour with French-Speaking Guide: Sistine Chapel and St Peters Basilica

Vatican Museums Walking Tour

Skip-the-line Vatican tours are so popular, even the priority lines are long! But this tour includes exclusive access through a reserved entranceway, ensuring that you will not wait in any long lines. Head straight inside with your guide and enter the world’s most extensive private collections of art.

Hear the stories and secrets of the intriguing Vatican while following your guide through incredible rooms like the Gallery of Tapestries and the Gallery of Maps, a seemingly never-ending corridor adorned with intricately detailed Italian maps. Pass through the Gallery of Candelabras, seeing ancient sculptures and opulent candelabras from Imperial villas, and wander through Bramante’s Pinecone Courtyard to pose for pictures in front of the bronze Pigna statue.

Amble through Raphael’s Rooms, marveling at the interconnecting galleries that showcase the artistic genius of Raphael, and then enter the awe-inspiring Sistine Chapel – the crowning glory of any visit to the Vatican. Gaze up at Michelangelo’s famous The Creation of Adam ceiling fresco, see The Last Judgement on the chapel’s back wall and absorb the sacred ambiance of the pope’s private chapel.

Your tour finishes with a visit to St Peter’s Basilica, the home of the Catholic Church, where more artistic masterpieces await. See La Pieta, a stunning Michelangelo sculpture created by the artist when he was just 24, and admire Bernini’s Baldachino – the ornate bronze canopy that sits above St Peter’s high altar. Bid your guide farewell and take a stroll through St Peter’s Square if you wish.

9:30am Private Tour:
Upgrade to the private tour and see the sights of the Vatican Museums (as detailed above) with your very own private guide! If you have a special interest in certain pieces of art, or different historical or religious events, simply let your guide know! Your itinerary is flexible and can be tailored to your interests.

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Superbe visite. Paola, notre guide très informée a su capter son audience dans une foule de visiteurs incroyable. A ne pas manquer !

Noemie D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

perfect !

Denise G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Very interesting. The guide was excellent.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016


jean Pierre P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

guide excellente

Line B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015


This tour was marvellous. The guide was very attentioned and competent with a bit of humour. We really skip the line.

We recommand it without any hesitation.

Thank you

Line Besner

Laëtitia D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

L'objet de la visite ? Un chef d'oeuvre en soi !
Alors quand, en plus, on a la chance d'avoir un Sebastiano comme guide, c'est la cerise sur le gâteau !!!!! La visite paraitrait presque trop courte tellement toutes ses explications et ses anecdotes nourrissent notre curiosité. Il est intéressé et animé par son sujet. De quoi sublimer un séjour à Rome. Merci à lui.

cheraz b

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Very good excursion and great guide

Magali A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

merci à Francesca notre guide pour cette visite exceptionnelle, croyant ou non, le Vatican est une merveille, un incontournable à Rome

Marcel T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Everything Was beauté ful the guide was perfect and She spend Many Time with us

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