St. Peter's Basilica and Sistine Chapel Wheelchair Accessible Tour

This St. Peter’s accessible guided tour includes visits to the Sistine Chapel and the Vatican Museums. This tour is similar to the 5 hour private Vatican wheelchair accessible guided tour but it lasts 4 hours instead of 5 hours.

The tour will visit all of the popular sights in the Vatican including the Vatican Museums, the Raphael Rooms (including Raphael’s painting The School of Athens), and the Sistine Chapel. You will finish with a St. Peter’s accessible guided tour where you will see Michaelanglo’s Pieta, Bernini’s Canopy, and the tomb of Pope John Paul II.

Tour Highlights

– Vatican Museums
– Roman and Greek Statues Gallery
– Gallery of Tapestries
– Gallery of Maps
– Raphael Stanzas
– Sistine Chapel
– St Peters Basilica
– St Peters Square

Accessibility Description

This tour route is completely step-free. To get around the stairs located in the Vatican Museums, near the Sistine Chapel, and at the entrance to St. Peter’s Basilica, you will need to use a combination of elevators, ramps, and wheelchair lifts.

There is a ramp outside the entrance to the Vatican Museums, and an elevator leads up to the Vatican Museums. To get to the Sistine Chapel, you will need to use an elevator and a wheelchair lift. After visiting the Sistine Chapel, disabled visitors will need to backtrack to the Vatican Museums entrance and walk/roll outside of the Vatican City walls to the entrance to St. Peter’s Basilica. The tour will finish with a St. Peters accessible guided tour. Disabled access at St. Peter’s Basilica is possible by an elevator and a ramp.

This tour has a 4 Star Sage Accessibility Rating because it is step-free and accessible to electric wheelchairs and mobility scooter users. It did not receive a higher rating because the tour guide is not able to push manual wheelchair users.

* Important note:  Wheelchair accessible transportation is not included on this tour.  Private wheelchair accessible van pick-up at your hotel can be reserved in advance for 110 euro each way. Additionally, due to recent changes of the Vatican’s disabled visitor policy, there will be small portions of the tour where the able bodied and disabled travelers will need to separate and meet again to get from one area to another.  Your guide will assist with clearly providing the meeting point.

Tour Details

Tour duration: 4 hours
Cost: €360 for 1 to 2 people, €410 for 3 to 4 people, €460 for 5 to 6 people.
* 20 euro off if booked as part of an accessible Rome travel package
Days of the week the tour is offered:  Every day except Sunday
Meeting time: 1 pm
Meeting place: Lobby of one of the accessible hotels near the Vatican or at Viale Vaticano 101, outside the souvenir shop about 50 meters to the right from Cafe Vaticano
Dress code: Covered knees and covered shoulders
Number of people on tour: Up to 6 people
Entrance tickets: Not included. Entrance tickets are free for disabled visitors if they have an ID card from their home country stating the percent of their disability. Otherwise 27 euro per person at the Vatican.
Not included: Snacks/meals, gratuities, and transportation.

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