Guided tour

Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel: Tour

Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel: Tour

From US$ 52.21 per person

Skip the ticket lines to explore the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel. See masterpieces by Michelangelo, Raphael, Bernini, and more.

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Free cancellation
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Duration options: 2 - 4 hours
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Skip the ticket line
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Live tour guide
English, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Russian
Optional audio guide
English, Spanish, Italian
Private or small groups available
The experience
  • Admire the Sistine Chapel and Michelangelo’s frescoes
  • Skip the ticket line at the Vatican Museums
  • Explore the courtyards of the Vatican complex
  • 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 Sistine Chapel.  Your local guide will take you to the most interesting galleries within the museums – the Rotunda, Gallery of Tapestries and Gallery of Maps. Each of these rooms contains ornate ceilings with the walls decorated with ancient statues, frescoes, and tapestries. Of course, the greatest gem of the Vatican collection is not a painting on any wall, but an entire ceiling and wall completely frescoed by the greatest genius of the Renaissance period – Michelangelo Buonarotti. From the Creation of Adam to the Last Judgement, Michelangelo dedicated some of his greatest years to the Sistine Chapel, working day and night – even sleeping in the chapel – to satisfy the popes of Rome. He also expressed his frustration with his employers with jokes hidden in his work. Today these have been uncovered and understood. Listen as your guide lets you in on Michelangelo’s private jokes.
Includes
  • Sistine Chapel entry ticket
  • Vatican Museums entry ticket
  • Live tour guide
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments
    • Wheelchair users

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      Meet your guide at Touristation, 150 feet from the entrance to the Vatican Museums.

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      • Comfortable shoes

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

      Know before you go

      • All visitors must pass through airport-style security, during high season the waiting time may be up to 30 minutes.
      Customer reviews

      Overall rating

      4.4 /5

      based on 35798 reviews

      Review summary

      • Guide
        4.4/5
      • Transportation
        2.3/5
      • Value for money
        4/5
      • Service
        4.4/5

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      Great Service

      I had a very good experience from beginning to the end. Sara from Touristation greeted me with a wonderful smile and efficiently organized my skip the line entrance to the Vatican Museums. The museum and Sistine Chapel were fantastic and I will return with a guided tour next time to better learn about the treasures. Well done to all

      November 30, 2018

      Eccellent

      Just amazing!!!!! I loved the tour we had Debora has a guide and she was very friendly and helpful. The tour is worth it, so easy with them as they help u with the queque als they answer any questions. I would highly racomend the tour with the guide. Thank you and i will see you again.

      November 27, 2018

      Заказывал тур в Ватикан по интернету, указал в время 11:15 , по приходу в офис компании сказали, что русский гид сможет только в 12:45. Пришлось убивать время в местном кафе, неипомню названия, но заказывать там еду и напитки вообще не рекомендую. Все разбавленное , кофе как вода, чай с ужасной воды, тирамису безвкусный. А ещё и не дёшево ! Подошли в назначенное время, нас забрала русский гид по имени Екатерина. Далее я вам скажу откровенно, вся та красота которая открылась нам во время экскурсии, стёрла из памяти все негодование от переноса времени экскурсии и ужасного кафе на площади! Гид очень приятный, отвечала на все вопросы, историю рассказывала с такой душой и восторгом, что три часа как минута пролетела, удовольствие получили не вероятное! Спасибо вам большое!

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      January 5, 2019

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