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Rome: Skip-the-Line Sistine Chapel Tour with Vatican Entry

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Activity provider: Discovery Live Tours

Rome: Skip-the-Line Sistine Chapel Tour with Vatican Entry

Activity provider: Discovery Live Tours
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Save time with a convenient guided tour of the best of the Sistine Chapel. Avoid time waiting in line with skip-the-line entry tickets and then explore the rest of the Vatican Museums at your own pace.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures are in place. Check your activity voucher once you book for full details. Learn more
Duration 1.5 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
Italian, English, French, Spanish

Experience

Highlights
  • Admire the most beautiful frescos in the world
  • Discover the creation's procedure behind the Sistine Chapel
  • You can explore the museum and chapel for more time by your own
Full description

Once at the meeting point, meet your guide who will lead you inside the Vatican Museums. Skip the line to the museum with priority access. Stroll through the main galleries and see the highlights of the Vatican, then you will go straight to the Sistine Chapel. Discover the treasures inside the Chapel which is one of the highest expressions of world art. Every year millions of visitors come to Rome to admire the frescoes of the great painters, especially Michelangelo's Last Judgment.

Your guide will tell you all the secret stories behind the artistic creation and commission. For example, an important aspect that perhaps not everybody knows, is that before the representation of Michelangelo, God did not have a human face, but was represented only as a hand that from the sky pointed the finger down.

With these frescoes, the Sistine Chapel affirms itself as the highest expression of the Italian Renaissance and therefore worldwide. On the Chapel's ceiling, Michelangelo painted the series of frescoes concerning the Stories of Genesis. Among these, the most famous is certainly the Creation of Adam. After the tour you can decide to spend more time inside the Vatican Museums at your leisure.

Includes
  • Skip-the-line entrance ticket to the Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums
  • Sistine Chapel Express Tour
  • Walking Tour around the city center
  • Licensed guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • All participants over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 22 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative PCR test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Short skirts
  • Nudity

Know before you go

  • You are not allowed to bring food inside the Museums
Customer reviews

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4.3 /5

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Really knowledgeable and interesting tour. Very easy to book and VERY helpful when we had to change plans. We had to cancel our initial date and got a full refund immediately with no hassle at all so we rebooked and then we were running late for the session and they were easy to contact and helpful.

July 14, 2022

Excellent guide!

June 15, 2022

1/2 hour late for the visit time, too bad.

July 24, 2022

Product ID: 409140