Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel: The History of the Western World

About this activity

Audio tour and entrance ticket
Audio tour in English
Route length: 4-5 km
Duration 4h - 4h 30m
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  • Stroll through the rooms of the Vatican Museums and discover its masterpieces
  • Admire the Sistine Chapel, an impressive room frescoed by the great Michelangelo Buonarroti
  • Explore St. Peter's Basilica, the Cathedral of the World for Catholics
This is a journey in a journey, from Rome to inside the Vatican, to discover a little more about the history of this ancient and mysterious place. The history of the Western World is represented here, from pagan times to Catholicism. Here encounter invaluable masterpieces from different cultures: Egyptian, Hellenistic, Etruscan, and Christian. The tour is designed for all those who want to immerse themselves in this beauty, learn facts from the history of the place and understand better the ideas of monuments and paintings placed in the Vatican Museums. You will see the marvelous Pietà by Michelangelo, The School of Athens by Raphael and many more! The tour starts inside the Vatican Museums and ends inside the St. Peter's Basilica, in front of the most famous altar in the world. Throughout the entire experience you will be able to witness breathtaking views of the place. Be ready to take a trip into the world of history of art and religion with this tour!

What's included

  • Recommendations from a local to continue your Roman vacation
  • Must-see route in Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel
  • Tickets to the Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel
  • Self-guided audio tour for your smartphone on the WeGoTrip app
  • Headphones — you should bring your own
  • Earphones and smartphone are not included – bring your own
  • In-person tour guide
    • The tour is available only on the WeGoTrip app. This is a different app from the source or app you booked the tour if it's not WeGoTrip site or app
    • To ensure the quality of the download, please remember to do so before your visit
    • Please note that there is no staff at the meeting point or staff on site for this tour. You can start the tour at any time from the meeting point
    • An Android version 7.1+ or an iOS smartphone version 12+ is required for the audio guide. You will need around 100 MB of free space for the download
    • Shoulders & knees must be covered
    • Photos & videos are strictly forbidden inside the Sistine Chapel
    • Entrance is permitted at booked timeslot only
    • Free for kids under 7 and disabled visitors (74%+) + 1 carer
    • The price shown includes Tiqets' order processing costs
    • No big bags & suitcases allowed; there are lockers on-site
    • Access to the Sistine Chapel is included
    • Scroll down to see the actual ticket you'll use when visiting
    • The figures shown on the voucher apply to Tiqets, not to its customers (i.e. there's no balance to be settled on the day of the visit)
    • The Vatican Museums are most easily reached by public transport and a short walk from the nearest metro, tram, or bus station. If you come by car, there is paid parking nearby on Viale Vaticano.
    • Show your smartphone tickets at the security guards at the Vatican Museums entrance. Then, pass the security checks and scan your tickets at the entrance turnstiles
    • Be on time, as Vatican personnel may not let in latecomers
    • Make sure to bring a valid ID for reduced tickets. Without valid ID, you will be asked to pay for a full price ticket in order to enter and the discounted ticket will not be refunded

Places you will visit

Vatican Museums' entry
Viale Vaticano, 54
Saint Peter's Basilica
Via della Sacrestia, Città del Vaticano
Download the app and the digital audio tour on your smartphone before the visit. You will find recommendations on how to get to the staring point in the first step of the tour. If you have any questions or need any assistance, please email us at
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