Guided tour

Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel: Tour

Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel: Tour

From $52.75 per person

Skip the ticket lines to explore the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel. See masterpieces by Michelangelo, Raphael, Bernini, and more.

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Duration options: 3 - 4 hours
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Small group available
Highlights
  • Admire the Sistine Chapel and Michelangelo’s frescoes
  • Skip the ticket line at the Vatican Museums
  • Explore the courtyards of the Vatican complex
  • See the Raphael Rooms and learn about the School of Athens
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Discover one of the greatest art collections in the world on a guided tour of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel.  Your local guide will take you to the most interesting galleries within the museums – the Rotunda, Gallery of Tapestries and Gallery of Maps. Each of these rooms contains ornate ceilings with the walls decorated with ancient statues, frescoes, and tapestries. Of course, the greatest gem of the Vatican collection is not a painting on any wall, but an entire ceiling and wall completely frescoed by the greatest genius of the Renaissance period – Michelangelo Buonarotti. From the Creation of Adam to the Last Judgement, Michelangelo dedicated some of his greatest years to the Sistine Chapel, working day and night – even sleeping in the chapel – to satisfy the popes of Rome. He also expressed his frustration with his employers with jokes hidden in his work. Today these have been uncovered and understood. Listen as your guide lets you in on Michelangelo’s private jokes.
Includes
  • Vatican Museums guided tour
  • Access to Vatican Museums
  • Access to Sistine Chapel
  • Live tour guide
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments
    • Wheelchair users

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    Meet at "Caffe Vaticano" (close to the steps). Address: Viale Vaticano 100. A 15-minute walk from St. Peter's Square and metro stop A / Ottaviano. So not on the St. Peter's Square! The guide is recognizable by the sign "GUIDE ROME-LC INCOMING" Mobile: +393382653135

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    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes

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    • Shorts
    • Luggage or large bags
    • Short skirts
    • Sleeveless shirts

    Know before you go

    • All visitors must pass through airport-style security, during high season the waiting time may be up to 30 minutes.
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    4.4 / 5

    based on 34734 reviews

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      4.4/5
    • Value for money
      4/5
    • Service
      4.4/5
    • Organization
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    June 15, 2021

    Great tour

    June 13, 2021

    Tour guide was passionate and knowledgeable.

    June 1, 2021

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    VA ID: 387550