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  2. Lazio
  3. Rome
  4. Vatican City

Rome: Vatican City and Sistine Chapel Guided Tour

Product ID: 58436
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Explore one of the world’s finest art collections on a 3-hour guided tour of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. See magnificent frescoes by Michelangelo, antiquities from Ancient Egypt, and the rooms that Raphael painted for Julius II.
About this activity
Duration 3 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian
Wheelchair accessible

Pickup included

Hotel pick-up by taxi (own expense) available on request
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • See masterpieces of art from across the centuries in the Vatican Museums
  • Look at the pine cone fountain from Ancient Rome that now stands in the Cortile della Pigna
  • Marvel at antiquities from Ancient Egypt in the Egyptian Museum
  • Experience the spirituality of one of the world's finest cathedrals
  • Enter the apartments that Raphael painted for Julius II
  • Admire the legendary frescoes and ceiling painting of the Sistine Chapel
  • Discover historic maps, Flemish frescoes, and 2nd-century candelabra
Full description
Enjoy a comprehensive tour of the Vatican City and see some of the highlights from the papal collection in the miles of galleries that form the Vatican Museums.

Marvel at masterpieces of art from across the centuries on an itinerary focused on the most important areas of the museum. Go to the Cortile della Pigna (Pine Cone Courtyard) to see the fountain of a pine cone that once stood next to the Temple of Isis. Marvel at the octagonal courtyard of the Cortile Ottagono.

Next, go to the Gallery of the Candelabra to see some 2nd-century candelabra from Otricoli. Continue to the Gallery of Tapestries to admire Flemish tapestries by some of Raphael’s students. Discover historic maps of the world in the Gallery of Maps, before visiting one of the most beautiful Renaissance rooms in the world. Enter the apartments that Raphael painted for Julius II, before going to the private chambers of the Borgia Pope Alexander VI.

Enter the Sistine Chapel to see Michelangelo's masterpiece frescoes and ceiling painting of the “Last Judgment.” Then, go inside the Basilica of St. Peter to experience the grandeur and spirituality of one of the world’s most important cathedrals. Discover a treasure trove of art contained within, such as the “Pietà” by Michelangelo and “St. Peter's Baldachin” by Gian Lorenzo Bernini.
Includes
  • Private guide
What’s Not Included
  • Reserved skip-the-line tickets to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel (can be booked by the supplier on request)

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Important information
Know before you go
• Please note that ticket availability is limited
• Headsets are necessary for a group of more than 8 people (€1.50 per person)

From US$ 229.25 Per group up to 2

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Product ID: 58436