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Vatican: Museums & Sistine Chapel Entrance Ticket

1. Vatican: Museums & Sistine Chapel Entrance Ticket

Take a stirring journey through art and religious history with skip-the-ticket-line entry to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. Avoid the long ticket lines and then enjoy your visit at your own pace.  Wander through the Greek Cross Gallery to see elaborately-carved sarcophagi that might just contain the earthly remains of some of antiquity's famous kings and queens. Peek at the Cabinet of the Masks, or tour the Sala degli Animali to see a virtual menagerie of fantastic beasts, real and imagined. Walk the Upper Galleries, including the Gallery of Maps, to see how cartographers depicted the world through the ages. See masterpieces by Renaissance masters in the Raphael Rooms, and rest for a while in the Borgia Apartments. Then, it’s time to marvel at Michelangelo’s exquisite Sistine Chapel, the crown jewel of the Vatican, and perhaps even of all the world’s art treasures.

Rome: Vatican Museums & St. Peter's Basilica with Dome Climb

2. Rome: Vatican Museums & St. Peter's Basilica with Dome Climb

Looking for an all-in-one Vatican tour that shows you the best Vatican City has to offer? Our unique 5-hour combo tour includes all the key elements for a rounded visit! Let us show you the stunning St. Peter’s Basilica, join us on a climb up the Dome, explores the Papal Crypts, and lastly skips the extensive lines at the Vatican to visit its imposing museums and its breathtaking Sistine Chapel. Our tour begins with a visit to the highest point of Vatican City. Enjoy an elevator ride and make the final climb up St. Peter’s iconic dome for an unforgettable view across the Vatican and Rome. A bit of fitness is required to go all the way to the top, but when in Rome.. we highly recommend it! Descending back to street level our guide will show you some of the St Peter's Basilica's highlights, such as the Baldacchino, Michelangelo's Pietà and the altar of St Peter. Our guide will be alongside of you to make sure no important site is left unseen before descending to the Papal Crypts. Making your way through the Crypts our guide will tell the stories of the ones laid to rest in this holy place and answer any questions you might have before proceeding onward to the Vatican Museums. Skipping the queues our guide will make sure your time is used wisely so you can explore the hallways of this magnificent museum with ease. After visiting some of the Museum's highlights such as Raphael's Rooms, the Courtyard and the famous Gallery of the Maps, we'll continue to what for many is the highlight of their visit - the Sistine Chapel. As many operators don't include a guided visit of St Peters, our combo tour including unique dome climb access is a must when visiting the eternal city!

Rome: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus & Vatican Museums Guided Tour

3. Rome: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus & Vatican Museums Guided Tour

Skip-the-line to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel and enjoy a guided tour, including access to St. Peter's Basilica. Before or after, use your ticket for a 24/48-hour hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus, that takes you to all the major sights, at your own pace. Explore the Vatican's legendary art and architecture by taking a guided tour through the Vatican Museums. Inside, discover the most important ancient art collection in the world, and follow your guide to the best galleries, full of frescoes, statues, tapestries, and historical maps. There, find the Borgia Apartment, La Pinacoteca Vaticana, and the beautiful Vatican Library. Continue to the Sistine Chapel to admire masterpieces by Michelangelo, Botticelli, Ghirlandaio, Pinturicchio, and Perugino. Gaze way up at Michelangelo's ceiling and revel in an experience you will remember for the rest of your life. Afterward, hop on and off the open-top sightseeing bus, to see all that the Vatican has to offer.

Entire Vatican Tour & Colosseum Ticket

4. Entire Vatican Tour & Colosseum Ticket

Your expert English-speaking guide will meet you by the entrance to the Vatican Museums. After brief introductions, enjoy skip-the-line entry to what is arguably the most important and largest art collection in the world. Your guide knows every nook and cranny of the museums and will navigate seamlessly through the galleries, emphasizing the Rooms of Raphael, the Ancient Roman and Greek pieces in the Belvedere Courtyard and the Gallery of Maps, ensuring that you stay on track with an eye on the ultimate prize: the Sistine Chapel. The Vatican Museums weren’t always as we know them today. For over 500 years, celebrated popes slowly gathered and commissioned works of art from the most talented painters, architects, and sculptors in Italy and brought them to the Vatican to showcase them for their own personal enjoyment and that of a carefully chosen circle of clerics, artists, nobles, and scholars. Each new pope sought to leave a legacy, commissioning chapels, frescoes, sculptures, libraries, paintings, courtyards—one masterpiece after another, until the papal collection finally grew to more than 70,000 works of art spread over 1,400 galleries. We’ve hand-picked a selection of highlights in this massive museum, covering the most important masterpieces from Greek and Roman times to the High Renaissance. Much of this tour will be dedicated to the Rooms of Raphael and the majestic Sistine Chapel, from its commissioning to the finishing touches applied by none other than Michelangelo Buonarroti. Your expert guide will help you to discern between myth, fact, and popular Hollywood fiction regarding this epic work of art. Gain fast-track access to St. Peter’s Basilica to view masterpieces by Michelangelo, Raphael, and Bernini among others before descending to the papal crypts below. We conclude on the portico with an overview of Bernini’s magnificent piazza (St. Peter’s Square), the central obelisk, and the renowned Swiss Guard. As your Vatican tour comes to an end, enjoy a break and a snack before making your way “back in time” to ancient Rome, where you’ll enjoy skip-the-line access to the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill. Explore these incredible sites at your leisure, and be sure to immortalize this epic day in Rome with plenty of photos—this is one day you won’t want to forget!.

Rome: History of Christianity Tour with Vatican & Catacombs

5. Rome: History of Christianity Tour with Vatican & Catacombs

Start the tour with a morning visit to the Capuchin Crypts located under the Santa Maria della Concezione dei Cappuccini Church. See the macabre catacombs where 3,700 Capuchin monks are buried in elaborate bone structures. Hear about how many of these structures are built to represent Christian symbols, and as your guide will explain, it has caused some controversy. Then, head over to the oldest network of Catacombs in Rome, the Catacombs of Domitilla. Located 50 feet below ground, this nearly 10-mile long maze of tunnels acted as the burial grounds for early Christians. Next, walk on the same road that led Roman armies millennia ago. Find out how the Appian Way was 1 of the original 7 roads into Rome and went from all the way to Brindisi in modern-day Puglia. Admire the Aurelian Walls from the climate-controlled vehicle. After this, head over to the Vatican Museums and enter with your skip-the-line tickets. Stroll through the Gallery of the Candelabra, Gallery of the Tapestries, and the Gallery of the Maps. Explore the Raphael Rooms and Borgia Apartments which are full of paintings and frescoes by Raphael and his disciples and provide an amazing overview of Renaissance art. Then, step inside Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel - one of the most impressive and celebrated works of art in world history. Because silence is strictly enforced, your guide will describe what to look out for before entering. Make your last stop on the tour at St. Peter's Basilica. Enter through a special door directly from the Sistine Chapel. Visit Michelangelo's Pietà statue as well as Bernini's Baldacchino. The last stop on this Combo tour is St. Peter’s Basilica. This massive church is the size of two American football fields and is filled with works created by some of history’s most celebrated artists. You will enter through a special door, skipping the lines to visit the most opulent church in the world. Once inside, you’ll admire masterpieces such as the Baldacchino, La Pietà, the statue of St. Peter and more. Even if you’re not familiar with art history, the interior of this church will make you stand in awe.

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What people are saying about Borgia Apartment

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There is quite an extensive collection of items in the Vatican museum. The Sistine Chapel is beautiful. It is worth getting a guide - audio or written for the chapel. Easy to purchase the tickets with GetYourGuide, quickly received.

Very straightforward to get access and get the ticket. The most amazing sights at the museum and Sistine chapel! A definitely must-see when in Rome!

Was much bigger than I expected and took hours to go round but was worth it. Lots of amazing rooms.

Fast entrance through getyourguide and easy to take the tickets. I recommend.

No hassle and waiting in lines just enter and start exploring