Guided tour

Vatican City: Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel Guided Tour

Vatican City: Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel Guided Tour

From US$ 37.11 per person

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

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration options: 2 - 3 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English, German, Dutch, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, Russian
Optional audio guide
English, French, Portuguese, Spanish
Private or small groups available
Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts
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, marvel at the frescoes, and leave the tour with a wealth of information. 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 including an entire ceiling and wall completely frescoed by Michelangelo. 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
  • Access to Saint Peter's Square
  • Access to Cortile del Belvedere
  • Access to Vatican Museums
  • Access to Sistine Chapel
  • Access to Gallery of Maps
  • Live tour guide
  • Access to Vatican Museums Cabinet of the Masks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 25438 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.1/5
  • Service
    4.4/5
  • Organization
    4.3/5

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My review is a little late, but I recommend!! Our tour guide Christian, was awesome! He was patient with those that were a little slow, he was aware of everyone in his group, he had a lot of detail in his program and made it into a story that was both entertaining and educational.

June 21, 2022

Tour was ok. There were a few more people than the "maximum 20" that was listed. The guide went into a LOT of history about details standing in place about certain things that our party of 6 appreciated but probably would have preferred less of because it then seemed to cause a rush where she would get far ahead of the tour members walking because total time is 2 hours. I would also recommend spending more time and getting tour of the basilica.

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June 8, 2022

Well organised tour of the vatican museums and sistine chapel. I felt I got more out of the visit with the tour than I would have without so was worth the money. Our guide was lovely and navigated us round at an appropriate pace. It can get hot and busy inside the museum and I was thankful for our guide who made sure the group didn't get lost and somehow made the tour flow very well and it felt relaxed. As the tour guides cannot talk within the sistine Chapel itself, our guide started the tour by giving us information on the Chapel early on whilst gathered outside in the shade so we could take the information on board without being uncomfortable in the stuffy museum with masks which was appreciated. Our guide gave us plenty of facts along the way about the artwork and buildings as well as tips on how to exit, metro lines etc afterwards.

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May 29, 2022

Product ID: 394731

VA ID: 394731