Guided tour

Rome: Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel & Basilica Guided Tour

Rome: Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel & Basilica Guided Tour

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Skip the ticket lines on this guided group tour of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. Discover the highlights of the papal collection and Michelangelo's frescoes with a licensed Vatican guide.

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Duration 2.5 - 3 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English, Portuguese, Spanish, German, French, Italian
Private group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Marvel at masterpieces of art in the Vatican Museums
  • Discover the highlights of the Vatican City with a licensed guide
  • Take advantage of the skip-the-ticket-line entry and see more in less time
  • Enjoy one of masterpiece of Michelangelo's work in The Sistine Chapel
  • See ancient sculptures, including one that baffled Michelangelo
Full description

Enjoy a skip-the-line guided tour of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. Learn about Michelangelo and Raphael and discover their incredible artworks. Your guide will walk you through the amazing galleries and share with you many stories and anecdotes.

See the marble statues of the Apollo of Belvedere, the Laocoon and his sons, and the Torso which was used as a model by Michelangelo for representing the characters in the Last Judgement. Benefit from your guide's expert knowledge and learn the history of Vatican City and its Museums.

Hear about hidden meanings behind the precious art. Then, marvel at Michelangelo's frescoes in the Sistine Chapel and admire the beauty of the Creation of the World and the Last Judgement painted over a 9 year period.

Includes
  • Licensed Vatican guide
  • Skip-the-ticket-line entry to Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
  • Special access to St. Peter's Basilica (only in the morning tours and no on Wednesdays)
  • Headsets
  • Transportation
  • Lunch
  • Guided tour in St. Pete's Basilica (if option not selected)
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

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

Know before you go

  • Tours on Wednesdays and those after 2:30 PM do not include entry to St. Peter's Basilica
  • Disabled visitors and a guest receive free entry to the Vatican Museums. To benefit from this, make sure you mention it at the time of booking so that staff may handle your request.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 2088 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.2/5
  • Service
    4.7/5
  • Organization
    4.6/5

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The guide is quite nice. The only pity is that the tour does not include the guided tour of Basilica di San Pietro as it is written in the purchase description. So please do not pay extra and book this trip if you want to have the guided tour in the Basilica.

December 26, 2022

on Friday morning we had a guided tour with Francesco, he was very good and exciting. he didn't lose heart in the face of the unexpected closure of part of the museum gallery, so we also visited the Etruscan wing. very knowledgeable and engaging even for the kids it was a great experience that we recommend to everyone! good and well organized despite the large turnout

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January 1, 2023

We had a great tour with Diego, our guide. He was perfect on time, shared lot of history as we walked through Vatican musium. We started tour at 3pm and he perfectly knew importance of timing the tour to ensure we cover every important point before closing time. Very satisfied with overall experience.

October 21, 2022

Product ID: 127022