Skip the long lines at the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel on a small group . Visit one of the world’s greatest art collections with masterpieces by Botticelli, Ghirlandaio, Pinturicchio and Perugino, as well as Michelangelo’s.
What to Expect
Visit the Vatican Museums in the Vatican City on this 2.5-hour small-group tour, and see one of the world’s largest museum complexes, containing some 2,000 rooms that stretch for nearly 9 miles (15 km). Skip the line with your small group of no more than 12 people, stroll through the corridors to view the world’s largest private art collection, once intended exclusively for the pope.
As your expert guide entertains you with tales of Vatican power and intrigue, you’ll feel the Renaissance works of art come to life. Amble through Raphael’s Rooms, the 4 interconnecting chambers adorned with paintings by Raphael and his pupils, before visiting the breathtakingly beautiful Sistine Chapel, which is considered the pope’s home chapel. Walk through this sacred Vatican site to see Michelangelo’s astounding frescoes, The Creation of Adam, and The Last Judgment.
The tour continues with St Peter’s Basilica, step inside to see why it’s so much more than just a church, and gaze in wonder at its awe-inspiring architecture and mosaics, including another Michelangelo masterpiece, La Pietà. Steeped in history, St Peter's Basilica is said to stand on the ground where St Peter the Apostle was crucified and buried. The guide will explain the highlights of the basilica and its significance as the holiest place in Christendom.
- Entrance fees
- Skip-the-line access at the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
- Pick-up and drop off service available from hotels in the interior of the Aurelian Walls
Know Before You Go
• Please note the tour also works in case of rain
• No refunds are given for missed flights, buses, trains etc.
• A total refund will be given for cancellations made within 72 hours of tour departure