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  2. Lazio
  3. Rome
  4. Vatican City

Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Tour

Product ID: 57230
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Skip the ticket lines at the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. Experience the highlights of the Vatican City on this group tour, as you admire masterpieces by Michelangelo and Raffaello and visit the Sistine Chapel.
About this activity
Duration 2.5 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, French, Italian, German, Spanish
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Skip the ticket lines and don't waste time
  • See the best of the Vatican
  • Explore and view masterpieces by Raphael, Michelangelo and many others
  • Learn from your guide
Full description
In this fantastic tour you will enjoy the highlights of the museum and of course the remarkable Sistine Chapel in its entirety.
This is also where the bones of Saint Peter (considered by many to be the first pope) remain, housed in St. Peter's Basilica. And if you just can't get your fill of the truck-loads of art these two buildings offer, the Vatican Museums should well and truly satisfy your desires. Or you might head over to St. Peter's Square, a square designed by Gian Lorenzo Bernini in the 17th century.

The Vatican Museums are some of the most important museums in the world. The Vatican has a superb gallery, excellent Roman and Etruscan collections, and plenty more. Be sure not to miss the apartments that were decorated by Raphael. There is too much to see if you plan on going to the museums for one day. If you go for just one day, you just have time for the highlights.

The highlight of the visit to the museums is the The Sistine Chapel known for Michelangelo's two most famous masterpieces: the ceiling, depicting numerous scenes from the Old Testament - such as the moment of Creation - together with various sybils and prophets; and the last Judgement, occupying the entire wall behind the altar. But while you're there, don't forget to look at the other frescoes, by Botticelli, Ghirlandaio and others. The Sistine Chapel is also the meeting place of the conclave, which elects each new Pope.
  • Guided walking tour of the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and access to St. Peter’s Basilica
  • Skip-the-ticket-line entrance to the Vatican Museums and St. Peter’s Basilica
  • Headsets to hear the guide (for groups of more than 6 people)
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities (optional)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meeting point varies depending on option booked.

Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Student card
Not allowed
  • Shorts
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts
Know before you go
• Please note that admission is free on September 27 (World Tourism Day). The rates displayed for that date are already discounted
• All visitors must pass through airport-style security. During high season the wait at security may be up to 30 minutes.
• You will receive confirmation at the time of booking
• Children must be accompanied by an adult
• Adult pricing applies to all participants
• A dress code applies when entering places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops are allowed, and both men and women must have their knees and shoulders covered. You risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
• A moderate amount of walking is involved
• The tour is not wheelchair accessible
• During high seasons the Vatican welcomes more than 30,000 visitors per day. Skipping the lines means entering before the non-reservation line, however there is still the possibility of an unexpected wait
• Tour is not wheelchair accessible
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based on 495 reviews
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Maya tours

Product ID: 57230