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Rome: Vatican and Sistine Chapel Tour with VIP Entrance

1. Rome: Vatican and Sistine Chapel Tour with VIP Entrance

Meet your private official guide in front of the main entrance of Vatican Museum and set out on a special VIP tour of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. Use your skip-the-ticket-line tickets to gain priority access. Discover one of the largest and most spectacular art collections in the world. Stroll into the Belvedere courtyard to see the incredible ancient Roman and Greek statues. Then head into the Muse's rooms, Circular Room, and Greek Cross Room to see Constantine's sarcophagus. Continue the tour through the Gallery of Maps overlooking the Vatican Gardens. Finally, step inside the Sistine Chapel to marvel at Michelangelo's breathtaking Last Judgement. Journey through the history and the secrets which envelope the Catholic Church. Hear the stories of rivalries between the Renaissance artists.

Rome: Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Evening Tour

2. Rome: Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Evening Tour

Avoid the daytime crowds and explore the Vatican Museum's stunning art collection and the Sistine Chapel on an after-hours evening tour. This tour, which takes place only on Friday's during the summer, allows you to access the Vatican's immense collection of art throughout exclusive evening access. The work of history's most celebrated artists, Leornardo da Vinci, Raphael, Caravaggio and Michelangelo, decorate the museum walls, which stretch over 7 kilometers and fill 2,000 rooms. With so many important things to see, the Vatican Museum can be an overwhelming place to visit alone. You can simply allow your licensed guide to navigate you through the 2nd-largest museum in the world on a 2-hour guided tour that concludes in Michelangelo's masterpiece, the Sistine Chapel. The evening atmosphere is very tranquil and intimate in contrast to the daytime crowds, leaving you with a unique experience that most visitors to Rome never knew existed.

Rome: Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel Group Tour

3. Rome: Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel Group Tour

Met your guide at the meeting point and start your experience discovering the Vatican. Thanks to this skip-the-line option, you will avoid any queue. Moreover, this small group tour will give you the chance to enjoy at best your visit, avoiding the stressful crowded groups, so you can start exploring the vast collections right away.  You will be taken into the museum by a spectacular big spiral staircase. Inside, you will find many masterpieces from different periods of time, from classical Greek art to Renaissance masterpieces of Michelangelo. For example, admire the statue of Laocoön and his sons that is one of the most famous ancient sculptures. Admire the major representatives of Italian art such as Leonardo, Perugino, Beato Angelico and many more. Enjoy a view over the Vatican Gardens. You will be guided through the history and secrets of the Catholic church and you will hear about the rivalry between the Renaissance artists. Towards the end of this tour, you will visit the beautiful Sistine Chapel.  At the end of the tour, your guide will escort you to have a privileged entrance for St. Peter's Basilica. You will visit the basilica at your leisure without the guide. Inside, admire some Baroque masterpieces and the breathtaking Pietà by Michelangelo. You can also enjoy a moment of reflection in the Vatican caves where many popes are buried, including Pope John Paul II. Tour highlights will include the following: introduction of the Vatican City and Vatican history, Chandelier Gallery, Tapestry Gallery, Maps Gallery, apartment of San Pio V, Sistine Chapel and many more along the way.

VIP Private Vatican Museums Night Walking Tour

4. VIP Private Vatican Museums Night Walking Tour

Explore the Vatican Museums at night on an atmospheric private tour. Generally acknowledged to be one of the best collections of art in the world, these museums are usually closed to the public at night. On this Vatican night tour you’ll have the opportunity to discover Greek statues, the Sistine Chapel and Renaissance masterpieces after dark; visiting the Vatican Museums with an expert guide. When night falls the atmosphere of the Vatican Museums is transformed. The splendour of the Vatican never ceases to amaze, but your visit will be further enriched by the explanations of your personal guide. Our Vatican tour is a journey through centuries of art, history and culture, where you’ll see works by Michelangelo, Raphael, and Bernini, and discover what inspired these great artists. As well as learning about their lives and passions, you’ll also gain a more in-depth understanding of the times in which they lived.   Our Vatican Museums night tour is carefully planned to optimize your time, showing you highlights such as the Sistine Chapel & Raphael Rooms as well as some of the hidden treasures of the Belvedere Courtyard, the Gallery of the Maps and the Gallery of the Tapestries.

From Civitavecchia: Vatican, St Peters & Sistine Chapel Tour

5. From Civitavecchia: Vatican, St Peters & Sistine Chapel Tour

Start the tour at Civitavecchia Harbor where you will be picked up. Embark on a small group tour in and arrive at the Vatican Museums and meet your tour guide. Take advantage of your exclusive skip-the-line access tickets, entering the museums through a panoramic terrace where you can admire the stunning view of Saint Peter's dome overlooking the Vatican gardens.  Begin your tour of the collections which include a seemingly infinite number of masterpieces by Bernini, Raphael, Botticelli, Perugino, and other treasures - all incredibly united under one roof. Learn about how the numerous popes that have lived in the Vatican continuously enriched it with different artworks.  Admire the most beautiful Roman ancient statues and gaze in awe at the length of the enormous Tapestry Hall, before continuing on through the Hall of the Painted Maps. Finally, witness the unmissable ceiling of the Sistine Chapel and marvel at the sublime 'Last Judgment' by Michelangelo.

Rome: Vatican Museums and Appian Catacombs Guided Tour

6. Rome: Vatican Museums and Appian Catacombs Guided Tour

See the magnificent highlights of the Vatican City with skip-the-line entrance and official professional guides. At the Vatican Museums, explore one of the world's most most-visited museums and discover the most extraordinary collection of art in existence. Admire the major representatives of Italian art such as Leonardo, Perugino, Beato, and Angelico.  Later, marvel at Michelangelo's greatest masterpiece, the Sistine Chapel, before exploring St. Peter's Basilica at your own pace with skip-the-line access. After your Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel guided tour, return to the local partner's office and drive to one of the most exciting places in Rome, the Catacombs on the Ancient Appian Way. Descend into a complex network of underground tunnels, among the longest in the world, where you can admire ancient frescoes, small mausoleums, sarcophagi, and tombs. You'll also see the burial locations of popes, martyrs, and even some apostles.

Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Tour

7. Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Tour

Explore the highlights of the Vatican City on a 3-hour guided tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica. Meet your guide outside the Vatican Museums for an introduction to a selection of the galleries of classical sculptures, tapestries, and paintings. Journey through Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome. See maps by age-old cartographers. Go to the private chambers of former popes, and see paintings by Raffaello. Enter the Sistine Chapel to see Michelangelo Buonarroti’s miraculous frescoes, and his ceiling painting of “The Last Judgment.” The, access St. Peter's Basilica and explore the largest church in the Catholic faith. The sacred site was built around 320 by Emperor Constantine over the tomb of the apostle Peter. Completely redesigned about 200 years later by artists such as Bramante, Michelangelo and Bernini, it is now the spiritual heart of the Christian world. Exit onto St. Peter's Square, and admire the colonnades by Bernini. Look up at the vast dome of St. Peter's as you tour ends on St. Peter’s Square.

Rome: Vatican & Evening Eternal City Walking Tours Combo

8. Rome: Vatican & Evening Eternal City Walking Tours Combo

Skip the long ticket lines at the entrance to the Vatican Museum and visit with your expert guide. See the famous Raphael’s Rooms, the Pine Courtyard, and the Pio Clementine Museum. Discover the Gallery of the Maps, the Gallery of the Tapestries, and the Gallery of the Candelabra. Step inside the stunning Sistine Chapel and admire Michelangelo’s famous frescos “The Last Judgement” and “The Creation of Adam.” Then visit St Peter’s Basilica and admire the famous “La Pietà” by Michelangelo, the “Baldachino” by Bernini, and much more. Then head to Piazza del Popolo where you'll join your second tour at 6:45 PM to enjoy a romantic walking tour of historical Rome. Admire the picturesque views from the Pincio Terrace of sunset over the rooftops of Rome. Visit the famous Piazza di Spagna and Bernini’s Barcaccia Fountain. Then wander to the stunning Trevi Fountain, the largest Baroque fountain in Rome. A traditional legend holds that if visitors throw a coin into the fountain, they are ensured a return to Rome. See the exterior of the historic Pantheon, and then, admire the beautiful Piazza Navona with Bernini’s magnificent Four Rivers Fountain in the center. End your romantic evening walk at Campo de' Fiori, a perfect place to spend some time taking in the evening sights and sounds at the end of your tour.

Rome: Private Tour of Iconic City Landmarks with Lunch

9. Rome: Private Tour of Iconic City Landmarks with Lunch

The tour begins with pickup from your hotel by your friendly, local guide. Enjoy a delicious Italian espresso to set you up for a day of walking around the city, then hit the picturesque streets of Rome. With your guide, discuss which sights and attractions interest you most and customize the tour to suit your preferences. Spend the day exploring the city, and visit all the main tourist attractions including the Roman Forum, the Colosseum, Circus Maximus, Spanish Steps, Navona Square, Pantheon and Trevi Fountain. As you tour around the city, learn about Rome’s fascinating history from your experienced guide, and receive tips and recommendations to enhance your visit. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, head to a local restaurant for a traditional Italian lunch. Feel immersed in the authentic atmosphere of this family-run restaurant as you dine on freshly prepared and delicious homemade food such as fettuccine and antipasto. After lunch, visit the majestic Vatican and its museum, then discover the wonders of the world-famous Sistine Chapel. Spend 2 hours exploring the site, then head to the incredible St. Peter’s Basilica, an iconic symbol of Italy’s history, culture, and spirituality.

Rome: Private Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel Guided Tour

10. Rome: Private Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel Guided Tour

Experience a private tour of the Vatican's extensive collection. Get the full story behind famous works of art as your guide brings the Vatican Museums to life. Discover the masterpieces of the famous Michelangelo. Find out what incredible lengths he went to in finishing the Sistine Chapel. See what his bitter rival was up to in the Raphael Rooms. Check out fantastic St. Peter's Basilica without the lines. Take in one of the most spectacular churches on the planet.

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based on 266 reviews

WOW!!! All that we wanted and much more! Our driver, Alex, was amazing. Took us to the Vatican City and handed us off to our guide to see the Vatican Museum. Do not miss seeing St. Peter's Basilica. Breathtaking for sure. Alex then met up with us and took us on a walking tour of some amazing sites in Rome, as well as making sure we got some authentic pizza and cafe. Alex was full of knowledge and information and made the drive go by quickly. We will definitely book tours again through this group! Thank you!!

Our wonderful guide very beautiful moments of culture a well of knowledge, if you have to take a guide it is Sophie that you need Thank you Sophie Patrice and Sophie

Our guide was ver knowledgeable and articulate and set her visit with us at just the right level for what we wanted. It was a treat to be guided by her

Warto zwiedzać Watykan wieczorem , nie ma tłumu co sprawia że można oddychać Łatwiejszy dostęp do oglądanych okazów.

Amazing tour guide showed us everything and explained in great detail, highly recommend!