Guided tour

Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel: Tour

Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel: Tour

From US$ 39.61 per person

Skip the ticket lines and visit the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel. Admire famous artworks by Michelangelo, Raphael, Bernini, and more.

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Duration options: 2 - 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, French, German, Dutch, Portuguese, Italian, Russian
Optional audio guide
French, Portuguese, English, Spanish, German
Small group available
Highlights
  • Admire Michelangelo’s frescoes on the Sistine Chapel ceiling
  • Skip the ticket lines at the Vatican Museums
  • Discover the peaceful courtyards of the Vatican
  • 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 the Sistine Chapel. Learn the fascinating history and facts about these sites from your licensed guide, leaving the tour with a wealth of information. Marvel at the incredible frescoes and more along the way. First your local guide will show you around the Rotunda, the Gallery of Tapestries, and the Gallery of Maps. Marvel at the ornate ceilings, ancient statues, and intricate tapestries found throughout the Vatican Museums. A highlight will be an entire ceiling and wall completely frescoed by the Renaissance genius Michelangelo Buonarotti. Visit the world-famous Sistine Chapel, and see the Creation of Adam in real life. Listen as your guide tells  you about Michelangelo’s private jokes and secret messages that were hidden amongst the painted frescoes on the ceiling of the chapel

Includes
  • Saint Peter's Square, Vatican City, Cortile del Belvedere, Vatican Museums guided tour
  • Access to Vatican City
  • Access to Saint Peter's Square
  • Access to Vatican Museums
  • Access to Sistine Chapel
  • Access to Cortile del Belvedere
  • Access to Gallery of Maps, Italy
  • Live tour guide
  • Access to Gardens of Vatican City
  • Access to Vatican Museums Cabinet of the Masks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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    Meeting point

    Meet your guide at the bottom of the steps across the street from the entrance of the Vatican Museums. The steps are located right next to Caffè Vaticano on the corner of Viale Vaticano and Via Tunisi.

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    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes

    Not allowed

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

    Overall rating

    4.4 /5

    based on 22412 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.5/5
    • Value for money
      4.1/5
    • Service
      4.4/5
    • Organization
      4.3/5

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    Everything went perfect. Punctuality and a well informed guide, Michelle,who made us feel lost in the atmosphere. He was also so hilarious that made it an unforgettable experience. The only thing, we thought that because of the title we would also be guided inside Capella Sixtina. However the guidance stopped just outside it. We had been presented with all the appropriate information though, so once we entered we knew what we were looking at. Thank you Mikki! Hope to meet you again ;)

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    December 6, 2021

    Such a wonderful experience . Make sure you wear your walking shoes met the expert guide at the bottom of the long flight of stairs such knowledge was passed onto the tourists was a lifelong tour come true for me :) . Have used get your guide multiple times in the past and will again in the future

    November 17, 2021

    This was a good tour of the Vatican Museums and an overview of the Sistine Chapel before they let you go into the chapel on your own (no guides/talking allowed inside the chapel). It’s A LOT of material to cover and our guide Dorian’s did a great job of pointing out the highlights!

    November 15, 2021

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    Product ID: 1879

    VA ID: 394731