This 3-hour Vatican walking tour with a Portuguese-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 Portuguese-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
Pre-booking this ticket enables you to skip the long lines (which can take up to two hours!) to enter the Vatican Museums. Please note, all visitors must pass through metal detectors at the security check point. Please expect to wait 20-30 minutes to clear security.
Tours departing Wednesday: There is a possibility that St Peter's Basilica and St Peter's Square will be unavailable due to the weekly Papal Audience during which access to St Peter's Basilica is closed. As an alternative you will be offered an extended itinerary within the Vatican Museums, which still includes the Sistine Chapel and Raphael's Rooms. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. If you would prefer that St Peter's Basilica and Square are included, please DO NOT select Wednesday as your travel date
We are unable to accommodate other entrance times. Entrance is strictly limited so you must arrive early. Anyone who arrives late cannot be accommodated
This tour involves a fair amount of walking, comfortable shoes are recommended
On rare occasions, St Peter’s Basilica closes without notice. If this happens, you'll spend a full 3 hours touring the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. The tour guides aim to notify guests if St Peter’s Basilica is unexpectedly closed upon commencement of the tour. It is beyond our control, so no refunds or discounts will be issued.
Do you cater to wheelchair users? Do you or the Vatican provide wheelchairs? This tour is NOT wheelchair accessible. For your information, Vatican Museums provide wheelchairs free of charge in the main lobby. You can easily pick one up after entrance, before starting your own independent visit. If you are looking for a guided tour with wheelchair access, we recommend booking our private tours so a guide can lead you through the alternate routes.
When our tour is over will we be able to visit St. Peter's Basilica or the grottos or dome? Absolutely. Our tours end at the front of St Peter's Basilica, which is a very convenient location to leave for lunch, visit the Vatican bookstore, visit the Vatican post office, enter St Peter's Basilica, continue to the grottos below St Peter's, or climb to the dome. Your guide will happily point you in the right direction!
Backpacks, tripods and big umbrellas must be left inside a cloakroom on entering Vatican Museum. To reduce any disruption for your group, we recommend that backpacks are not taken on this tour.
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Excelente para se conhecer os museus do Vaticano, a Capela Sistina e a basílica de São Pedro. A guia Barbara que é italiana e fala português muito bem, foi muito simpática além de demonstrar ter muito conhecimento.
The guide (Giulia) was very helpful pointing the main things in the museum as it is impossible to focus on everything. We skiped the lines ! The Capella Sistinna is the highest point of the trip. I highly recommend going with a GUIDE otherwise you will loose many important information to understand the museum attractions. Thanks Viator !
A really informative tour where Dara, our guide, brought the Vatican to life through the stories behind the art and exhibits. It helped to make sense of what we seeing and gave the human element. He was both humourous and informative. We both agreed it was money well spent as it both saved time and gave us the historical input we needed.