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Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel: Ticket with Host

1. Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel: Ticket with Host

Go on a journey through art and religious history with your ticket to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. Skip the long ticket lines, inform yourself before entering with the help of a host, and enjoy your visit at your own pace. Find a treasure trove of Roman statues, Renaissance paintings, and Italian artworks. Discover works by Caravaggio and Titian, as well as more recent artists such as Picasso and Rodin. Keep an eye out for Michelangelo’s self-portrait. Walk through 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, the pope's private apartments.  Then, enter the Sistine Chapel and contemplate the intricate details of Michelangelo’s renowned masterpiece.

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Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica: Early Morning Tour

2. Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica: Early Morning Tour

From its stunning beauty to its ancient history and artistic and religious significance, the Vatican is a one-stop-shop for any traveler. Whether the paintings, sculptures, religious art, architecture, or even the Pontifical Swiss Guards that have protected the Pope since 1506, little else compares to the utter majesty of the Holy See. Join the more than five million annual visitors of the global heart of the Catholic Faith. Experience the Vatican City, the entirety of which has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, fully with privileged access to the main attractions before the general public arrives. Start discovering the beauty of the Vatican at 7:30 AM in the absence of crowds. Wander the Vatican Museums, the famous Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica surrounded by very few. Explore the museums at your own pace and leave the rest of the day free to enjoy Italy. Follow your expert guide into the Museums to discover the world’s most extensive collection of art, including the greatest sculptures and artwork of the Renaissance period. Continue through the Candelabra Gallery, divided into six splendid rooms containing artworks found throughout the country, bringing relics of the Roman Empire into the modern-day. Then explore the astonishing Gallery of the Tapestries, host to an extensive collection of Raffaello Sanzio’s tapestries depicting different Catholic stories and myths. From there, walk through the Gallery of Maps with your guide, the perfect place for travelers with a taste for the sciences. Check out the global maps created by Roman topographers — a glimpse into what the world was thought to look like centuries ago.

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Vatican Tour: Museums, Raphael Rooms & Sistine Chapel

3. Vatican Tour: Museums, Raphael Rooms & Sistine Chapel

You will meet your official Vatican Museums guide at the convenient meeting point and start your guided tour heading to the reserved group entrance of the Vatican Museum. Enjoy the Vatican highlights including the Gallery of Tapestries, the Gallery of Maps, and, of course, the Raphael Rooms. Admire the breathtaking Sistine Chapel, decorated with some of the most beautiful frescoes ever made, like the iconic "Creation of Adam." The guide will explain not only what the magnificent frescoes represent but will share with you anecdotes and curiosities about Michelangelo and the Chapel.

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Vatican: Highlights and Sistine Chapel Skip-the-Line Tour

4. Vatican: Highlights and Sistine Chapel Skip-the-Line Tour

Enjoy skip-the-line entry to both the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel on this guided tour. Immerse yourself in a day of art as you explore one of the largest collections in the world. Visit the Pio Clementino, Raphael Rooms, Belvedere Courtyard, and more. Once inside the Museums, your licensed guide will lead you through the highlights of the Vatican State. You’ll have the chance to explore the Gallery of Tapestries, Gallery of Maps, and the Raphael Rooms before moving on to the Sistine Chapel. The last stop will be the Sistine Chapel, where you’ll get to admire the unbelievable frescoes of Michelangelo such as the Creation of Adam, one of the most famous frescoes in the world.

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Vatican City: VIP Vatican Early-Access Tour

5. Vatican City: VIP Vatican Early-Access Tour

Beat the rush and get exclusive VIP access through the museum doors before they open to the public with this early-access Vatican VIP Tour. A privilege extended by the Vatican Museums to only the most prestigious, longstanding, and reputable tour companies in the city, your group will be granted access before the other 35,000 daily guests to this, the largest and most mysterious museum in the world! You will have time to visit certain parts of the museum that you otherwise wouldn’t have had, including the Pope’s collection of vehicles in the Carriage Pavilion, the Greek Cross Hall, and the idyllic Pine Cone Courtyard garden.

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Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel: Skip-the-Ticket-Line

6. Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel: Skip-the-Ticket-Line

Discover the wealth of art in the Vatican Museums with your skip-the-ticket-line admission ticket. A route map will provide suggested itineraries to help you organize your day.  Stand beneath Michelangelo's masterpiece in the Sistine Chapel. Marvel at masterpieces by Raphael, in frescoes preserved across the 4 Raphael Rooms in the public section of the Papal Apartments. The masterpieces continue in the Gallery of the Maps, where you’ll find a series of painted topographical maps of Italy based on drawings by friar Ignazio Danti and Apollo del Belvedere.

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Vatican Museum & Sistine: Skip-the-Ticket-Line Private Tour

7. Vatican Museum & Sistine: Skip-the-Ticket-Line Private Tour

Skip the long ticket lines to the Vatican Museums and St. Peter’s Basilica, and spend more time admiring breathtaking art from the papal collections. Your guide will take you on an inspiring journey through the galleries of the Vatican, including Michelangelo’s heavenly frescoes in the Sistine Chapel. Discover works from the Renaissance, and beautiful objects from Ancient Rome and Ancient Greece. Highlights of your tour include the Cortile del Belvedere (Belvedere Courtyard), designed by Donato Bramante from 1506. Marvel at Lysippos’ statues of “Apollo,” “Laocoon,” and “Apoxyomenos.” Continue into the Hall of Animals to see the “stone zoo” set up by Pope Pius VI. Admire the famous torso in the Hall of Muses, walk through the Greek Cross Room, and the Gallery of the Candelabra, and Gallery of Tapestries. Next, see works by ancient cartographers in the Hall of Geographic Maps. Enter the pope’s private chambers in the Raphael Rooms, and see Raphael’s frescoes of “The Parnassus,” “School of Athens” and “Disputation of the Holy Sacrament.” Enter the Borgia Apartments through a narrow passage, before gazing in awe at Michelangelo’s stunning Sistine Chapel. Pause for reflection as you admire the work of the master and other Italian Renaissance painters, such as Botticelli and Ghirlandaio. Continue into the Basilica of St. Peter’s to view one of the world’s most famous cathedrals. See the final resting place of popes, along with the Vatican Grottoes. Look at Michelangelo’s statue of the “Pietà,” before going outside to admire Bernini’s colonnades on St. Peter's Square. Pause outside the Apostolic Palace, official residence of the popes, and world-famous for the smoking chimney that announces a new pope.

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Rome: Skip-the-Line Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel

8. Rome: Skip-the-Line Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel

Get the most out of your time in Rome with these skip-the-line tickets to the Vatican museums and Sistine Chapel. Enjoy being met by a host that will take you in the Vatican partner entrance. See art from the Renaissance and Baroque periods that was put together by the Vatican popes. Experience the wonder of one of the world’s largest collections of private art. Walk by frescos, paintings, sculptures, and treasure. View Raphael’s Rooms, and learn the stories behind works such as the ‘School of Athens'. Pass through halls such as the Gallery of the Masks and Gallery of the Maps before making your way to the masterpiece in the Sistine Chapel. Spend more time with the glorious artwork and historic pieces and less time waiting in long lines with these attraction tickets.

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Rome: Group Tour of Forum and Palatine Hill with Vatican

9. Rome: Group Tour of Forum and Palatine Hill with Vatican

Visit the ancient ruins at the Roman Forum and imerse yourself in the history of Rome with an expert guide who will ensure that you don't miss anything. Discover fantastic city views at Palatine Hill while listening to engaging tales of the past. Continue to the world-famous Vatican Museums and access artistic and historical treasures like Raphael's room, the Laocoon, or the Map gallery without having to wait in a long line. Let the majesty of the Sistine Chapel take your breath away. Use the provided headphones to hear your guide clearly at all times. See these highlights in just 4 hours and get the most out of your holiday in Rome.

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2 in 1 Entire Vatican Tour & Fast Track Colosseum Ticket

10. 2 in 1 Entire Vatican Tour & Fast Track Colosseum Ticket

Experience some of the most iconic monuments of Rome and the Vatican City on a small group semi-guided tour. Check in at the Vatican and collect your 2-in-1 tickets, along with information on how to get to the Colosseum. Then, start with a guided tour of the Vatican City, including St. Peter's Basilica. Marvel at masterpieces from the papal collections in the vast galleries of the Vatican Museums. Access the Papal Sarcophagi of the "Vatacombs," and see Michelangelo's glorious frescoes in the Sistine Chapel. At the end of your guided Vatican tour, head over to the magnificent Colosseum amphitheatre and ancient Roman archaeological areas, exploring them at your leisure with fast-track entry.

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No one at the friendly meeting point accompanied us to the museum entrance to go through security and explain the visit. This is not the first time that I have used the get your guide services in several different countries and am never disappointed

We got a lot of great insight and information within a compressed timeframe. It captured the attention of the entire family (teens and elementary aged children)

Perfect leadership. We couldn't have imagined it could be better. Super nice guide. Very, very big recommendations on our part!

The wire-cut ticket is useless in times of Covid-19 because everyone books by @ and therefore no queue.

Great service. We were able to get tickets from Get Your Guide which were unavailable elsewhere.