Vatican City, Italy

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3 hours (Approx.)
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Offered in: Portuguese


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

Inclusions & Exclusions


  • Professional Portuguese-speaking guide
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly


  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks

Departure & Return

Departure Point

Near the Vatican Museums entrance

Return Details

Concludes at St Peter's Basilica

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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.

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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, Mar 2017

very good

, Mar 2017

very good

, Jun 2016

The tour was amazing, Vasco, our guide, was exceptional! He taught us the history of Vatican in an easy understanding way! I am glad I had this tour with Vasco! I strongly recommend it!

, Jun 2016

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.

, Jun 2016

The guide was very good and had good knowledge of the museans but her portuguese was hard too unserstand.

, Nov 2015

Ms. Aurelia Di Simone was cordial and she is very competent. I sent my congratulations and thanks. The tour was very informative

, Sep 2015

Very good. Guide prepared and knowledgeable of the subject. I recommend

, Jun 2015

very organized, and good guide.

, Jan 2014

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 !

, May 2012

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.

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