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Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel 3.5h Guided Group Tour

Enjoy the visit of Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and S.Peter's Basilica with our group guided tour (skip the line tickets not included in the price).NOTE: you can book this product up to 24 hours prior to the desired date.


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Full Fare (excludes 23 EUR admission paid at enrance) view full price details >>
Group Guided Tour with Professional Guide (priced per person)
Fare Total Price Tour Price Ticket Price  (in cash the day of the tour)
Full Fare €61 €38 €23
Reduced Fare (under 26) €56 €33 €23
Reduced Fare (under 18) €49 €33 €16
Reduced Fare (under 6) €33 €33 Free
Reduced - Under 26 yo (admission paid at enrance - see below) view full price details >>

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Private Shore Excursions Inclusions, Exclusions and Rules

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    All private excursions are provided by a licensed professional driver in an air-conditioned vehicle. Types of vehicles include:
    • car (up to 3 people). Can access all restricted areas.
    • van (up to 8 people). Can access all restricted areas. Industry standard Mercedes Vito or similar (see pictures). Vans have 2 seats in the front row next to the driver, 3 in the middle row, and 3 in the back row. The 2 seats on the front might be a little uncomfortable for tall people. If you have additional space requirements you may want to book a van for no more than 6 or 7 people.
    • minibus (up to 19 people) or  bus (up to 50+ people). May have restricted access to sites.
  • Private Excursion can be customized to meet the traveler's specific needs and interests according to feasibility constraints (time and distance).
  • Semi-Private (shared) excursions follow a fixed itinerary.
  • Travelers are met at their indicated meeting point and returned there at the end of the excursion. Driver will hold a sign with the name of the person making the booking.
GROUP TRAVEL: We can handle groups of any size. For larger groups or custom itineraries please send your request here.


- Professional licensed driver. 
- Prices include all taxes and fees, no hidden costs.


- Entrance tickets to Museums or Archeological sites are not included.
- Official Licensed Guide service. We can provide the service of an official Licensed guide upon request (additional cost).
- Lunch, drinks and gratuities.

Professional Driver Role

A driver is not an official guide. Local regulations require that only official licensed guides are allowed to provide information about sites and escort people through monuments, churches and museums. The widespread use of the term “driver-guide” is misleading. See this article describing the problem in the New York Times.

Changes and Cancellations

In order to receive a refund (or adjustment of price in case of changes), we need to receive your changes or cancelation  7 calendar days before the scheduled departure. For changes or cancelation received within 7 calendar days of the tour date you will be charged a 100% cancelation fee (no refund, nor downward price adjustments).

Group Guidelines and Conditions:

The group leader (person making the booking) shall be deemed to have accepted the following conditions on behalf of the persons traveling with him/her. He/She is also responsible for passing any relevant information received from SmartCruiseTours travel assistants as well as all issued travel vouchers to each group participants.
  • Whenever a participant departs from the group during the tour, establish a meeting point location and time.
  • If a participant gets temporarily lost, they must remain still and contact SmartCruiseTours emergency number (shown below). Making a phone call in Italy is easy as any Italian will provide assistance with that if asked.
  • Balance due at travel time is per group and not per person. All participants must respect their commitment to the group and need to provide their share if they cannot participate at the last minute or must be responsible for finding people to replace their slots (not applicable for tours that are prepaid).
  • If less people than the number indicated at booking time arrive at travel time, the group must provide advance payment to the driver (not applicable for tours that are prepaid).

SmartCruiseTours Emergency Number: your travel vouchers include our Emergency Number and other important local contact. SmartCruiseTours.com  (owned and operated by ABLE worldwide Inc) will not be held responsible for any problem that may arise if you do not follow the instructions on your Vouchers, or if you do not call the appointed Emergency Number in case of difficulties at travel time. Calling us is very simple as you can ask your driver to call us directly so that we can help right away.


for larger groups or custom itineraries please send your request here.

Product Details

INCLUSIONS: Walking guided tour.

EXCLUSIONS: Vatican Museums admission fee + headset (to be paid in cash to the tour guide at the beginning of the tour).

  • €23 for adults
  • €16 for students under 26 years old with a valid ISIC card and for people under 18 years old.
  • Free for children under 6 years old
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-JFkGWqV0u9M/T9g416ThuBI/AAAAAAAAAj0/WGOloEQWKE4/s200/vaticanDressCode.jpgTOUR STARTING TIMES: 
From 1st of March to 31st of December 2017: from Monday to Saturday daily at 8.30 AM, 10.00 AM, 1.00 PM, 2.00 PM
DURATION: 3hours
Located near the entrance of the Vatican Museum. It will be shown on the travel vouher sent at booking time. 
The Vatican has a very specific dress code, to be taken quite seriously especially: no exposed shoulders, knees, midriffs, or (for the ladies) cleavage.

Activity Level Legend

 LIGHT: May require walking over relatively level terrain. Can involve few steps, some uneven surfaces, and moderate periods of standing.

 MODERATE: May require extended periods of walking over even and uneven surfaces. Can involve several steps, inclines, cobblestone surfaces, and longer periods of standing.

 DIFFICULT: May require extensive walking over uneven surfaces. Can involve flights of stairs, steep terrain and extended periods of standing. NOT suggested for people with walking disabilities.

  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible. 
  • This is a standard tour with a maximum of 25 people.
  • You can book this product up to 24 hours prior to the desire date.


Tour Description

This 3 hours tour offers the opportunity to visit the highlights of the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and S.Peter's Basilica avoiding the long entrance line. The licensed guide will walk with your group for the whole itinerary providing you a detailed description of the historical features of the most visited places in Rome.

Price Details

Group Guided Tour with Professional Guide (priced per person)
Fare Total Price Tour Price Ticket Price  (in cash the day of the tour)
Full Fare €61 €38 €23
Reduced Fare (under 26) €56 €33 €23
Reduced Fare (under 18) €49 €33 €16
Reduced Fare (under 6) €33 €33 Free