Guided tour

Rome: Skip-the-Line to the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel

Activity provider: ItalyBestExcursions

Rome: Skip-the-Line to the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel

Activity provider: ItalyBestExcursions

From US$ 131.66 per person

Follow your guide on walking a tour of the Vatican Museums, Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica. Save time with skip-the-line tickets to this popular attraction.

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Duration 3 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
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  • Gaze up at Michelangelo's masterpiece on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel
  • Make the most of your time with skip-the-line tickets to this popular attraction
  • Get around these vast collections quickly and easily with a licensed guide
  • See works like 'Transfiguration' and 'The School of Athens' in the Raphael rooms
  • Admire the stunning architecture in St Peter's Basilica and St. Peter's Square
Full description

Navigate through a vast complex of rooms, artwork, and history with a licensed guide on this walking tour of the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica, and St. Peter's Square.

Meet your tour guide in front the Vatican Museums entrance. Begin your tour of the Vatican museums. Admire collections like the Maps Room and the Tapestries Hall. Appreciate masterpieces like Raphael’s 'Transfiguration' and 'The School of Athens.'

Listen as your guide tells you tales of Vatican intrigue as you pass through spaces like the Courtyard of Pigna, the Octagonal Courtyard, the Pio Clementino Museum, the Gallery of Animals, and the Gallery of Muses.

Spend times contemplating the statues in the Candelabra Gallery or the masterpieces in the Raphael Rooms. Make your way to the the frescos that decorate the Sistine Chapel ceiling. Stop at the 'The Last Judgment' by Michelangelo.

Hear about the history of this chapel before heading to St Peter's Basilica. Marvel at this renowned work of Renaissance architecture by masters like Donato Bramante, Michelangelo, Carlo Maderno, and Gian Lorenzo Bernini,

Finish your tour with a stroll through St. Peter's Square and snap some pictures of the 284 columns and 88 pilasters that flank the square in a colonnade of four rows. Look up above the columns to see 140 statues of saints which were created in 1670 by the disciples of Bernini.

  • Licensed guide
  • Skip-The-Line tickets to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
  • Skip-The-Line tickets to St. Peter's Basilica (when open)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

• STARTING POINT: Tour Guide, with a sign with our company's name "ItalyBestExcursions" on, in front the Vatican Museums Entrance, close by the BAR "Caffè Vaticano", on "Viale Vaticano" road ( Google PlusCode: WF43+R8 Rome ). Final Point: St. Peter's Square, Città del Vaticano, Vatican City. • Please meet Tour Guide approximately at least 15 minutes in advance. Entrance is strictly limited so you must arrive early. If you will arrive late cannot be accommodated, so no refunds or discounts will be issued.

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Know before you go

  • St. Peter's Basilica could be subject to last-minute closures during special celebrations/festivities and on Wednesdays due to the weekly Papal Audience
  • If St. Peter's Basilica is closed, the tour will spend more time inside the Vatican Museums (as this is out of the tour supplier's control, no refunds or discounts are issued when this occurs)
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It was a great experience, we had a private tour, so got the most out of the trip.

April 13, 2022

Product ID: 400647