Guided tour

Rome: Skip-the-Line Vatican Museum & Sistine Chapel Tour

Activity provider: Eternal City Tours

Rome: Skip-the-Line Vatican Museum & Sistine Chapel Tour

Activity provider: Eternal City Tours

From US$ 81.39 per person

See the Vatican museum and Sistine Chapel on a guided tour. Navigate the vast complex of rooms, artwork, and history with your guide who brings the ancient collection to life.

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Duration 3 hours
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  • Get reserved access and admission to the Vatican Museums
  • Discover the Sistine Chapel and Raphael Rooms
  • Avoid the long lines with your skip-the-line ticket
  • Marvel at Michelangelo's fresco "The Creation of Adam"
Full description

Take a guided tour to what is probably the most famous chapel in the world because of its incredible artwork, notably "The Last Judgment," Michelangelo's stunning fresco covering 10,000 square feet of the ceiling and wall.

Arguably one of the finest Cathedrals in the entire world, St. Peter's is the spiritual center of the Vatican and the product of many of Italy's great Renaissance architects, among them Bramante, Raphael, and Michelangelo.

The Vatican Museums, founded by Pope Julius II in the 16th century, contain one of the largest art collections in the world. Inside there are huge collections of works of art accumulated over the centuries by the popes.

The Sistine Chapel frescoed by Michelangelo is only a part of the works that visitors can admire. The Vatican Museums are located in the Vatican territory but the entrance is in Italian territory, in Rome.

The Popes have not only been spiritual guides but also connoisseurs of art, and it was in the early 16th century that Pope Julius II decided to preserve this art. The Vatican Museums contain over 70,000 works of art, of which about 20,000 are on display at any given point in time.

Over 6.5 million tourists visit the museums each year, making it one of the top-visited art museums in the world. The Vatican Museums have 54 galleries which include the Vatican Historical Museum, the Sculpture Museums of Pio-Clementino, Chiaramonti, Gregoriano Etrusco, and Gregoriano Egiziano, as well as the collection of Modern Religious Art.

The collection includes art and sculpture from across the Roman world and stunning Renaissance art, including the art created in the Museum buildings themselves. A visit to the Vatican Museums will showcase the works of greats like Michelangelo, Leonardo Da Vinci, Caravaggio, and Raphael all under one roof.

  • Skip-the-line tickets to the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel
  • Profossional guide
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All required protective equipment is provided
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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    Meeting point

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Passport or ID card
    • Comfortable shoes

    Not allowed

    • Shorts
    • Sleeveless shirts

    Know before you go

    • You must cover your shoulders and knees in the Sistine Chapel

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