Private tour

Rome: Vatican City and Sistine Chapel Guided Tour

4.9 / 5

22 reviews

Activity provider: Crazy4rome srls

Rome: Vatican City and Sistine Chapel Guided Tour

Activity provider: Crazy4rome srls

From US$ 314.68 per group up to 1

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.

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Duration 3 hours
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Skip the ticket line
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Spanish, Dutch, English, French, Portuguese, German, Italian, Russian
Wheelchair accessible
Private group

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
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 service
  • Skip the line tickets
  • Private tour
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

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Meeting point

Meet at the entrance of the Vatican Museums, Viale Vaticano, on the white staircase. Your guide will be waiting with a sign with your name on it.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • · Headsets are necessary for a group of more than 5 people (available at €3 per person)
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 22 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.9/5
  • Service
    5/5
  • Organization
    4.8/5

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First of all, Emanuele was extremely easy to deal with. He was very responsive and helped manage our families needs as I am disabled and there were certain limitations. We met Maria outside the Vatican and she was fantastic! Extremely knowledgeable guide, took her time at each location and answered all of our questions. Also referred us to a great restaurant near the Vatican for lunch. Thank you Maria and Emanuele!

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January 10, 2023

Brilliant!!!! Luisa an incredible guide

The truth is that apart from the value itself of the place, what made the visit really exquisite was our guide Luisa, the knowledge, and the passion for art and history make her the best guide. In addition, it unfolds like a fish in water, which avoids queues, and you wait insufferable. I hope that Get your Guide has a "Luisa" in each city that I intend to visit

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July 13, 2019

Maria was WONDERFUL! Her vast knowledge made this tour one to remember. She was equally as lovely and also was able to accommodate a small child with tremendous grace. We are grateful to have met her and share this experience!

June 28, 2022

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