Guided tour

Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel: Tour

Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel: Tour

Activity provider: Crown Tours

From US$ 37.25 per person

Skip the ticket lines and visit the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel. Admire famous artworks by Michelangelo, Raphael, Bernini, and more.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration options: 2 - 4 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English, Dutch, Spanish, German, Italian, Portuguese, French, Russian
Optional audio guide
English, French, Portuguese, Spanish
Private or small groups available
Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Admire Michelangelo’s frescoes on the Sistine Chapel ceiling
  • Skip the ticket lines at the Vatican Museums
  • Discover the peaceful courtyards of the Vatican
  • 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 the Sistine Chapel. Learn the fascinating history and facts about these sites from your licensed guide, leaving the tour with a wealth of information. Marvel at the incredible frescoes and more along the way. First your local guide will show you around the Rotunda, the Gallery of Tapestries, and the Gallery of Maps. Marvel at the ornate ceilings, ancient statues, and intricate tapestries found throughout the Vatican Museums. A highlight will be an entire ceiling and wall completely frescoed by the Renaissance genius Michelangelo Buonarotti. Visit the world-famous Sistine Chapel, and see the Creation of Adam in real life. Listen as your guide tells you about Michelangelo’s private jokes and secret messages that were hidden amongst the painted frescoes on the ceiling of the chapel

  • Access to Saint Peter's Square
  • Access to Cortile del Belvedere
  • Access to Vatican Museums
  • Access to Sistine Chapel
  • Access to Gallery of Maps
  • Live tour guide
  • Access to Vatican Museums Cabinet of the Masks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meet at the bottom of the staircase at the corner of Caffe Vaticano. Your guide(s) will be easy to spot, they will be holding a purple 'Crown Tours' flag. Please be on time: late arrivals cannot be guaranteed entrance.

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Pick up point easy to find, as was the guide. Our guide Vivien was excellent, very knowledge, a wee bit of humour thrown in too. The museum was heaving so you need to keep an eye on your guide/group. So much to see and try and take in but if you go early enough you can stay in after your guided tour and revisit bits you might want to spend more time there. Write down what you want to see, we forgot to go back to see the Pope mobile museum and a couple of other places. Skip the queue was a godsend as the queue was huge but it was Easter weekend after all

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April 23, 2022

Our guide, Ettore (I hope I spelled that right) was the best guide that we had so far on our trips around the world, he was funny, relaxed, speaks great English so we understood everything and he was really passionate while explaining us Vatican Museums. I am so glad that we have taken this tour and would do it million times more. Also, organisation of the tour was really good, we managed to find meeting point without problem and we didn’t wait in lines and it was Easter. Groups were not too big and we received audio guides so everyone could hear Ettore. We definitely recommend it :)

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April 18, 2022

we enjoyed a nice, quiet, and 'not so crowded' tour of the Vatican and Sistine Chapel. our guide, Elizabetha was absolutely amaaaaaayzing! she's also an archaeologist, so you can imagine how knowledgeable her tour was. I commend her for talking straight for 2.5 hours! we had a great time, traveling back in time with her. we were completely wowed by the sheer talent of artists 500 years ago; and impressed with the preservation efforts! I recommend doing this tour with a guide first, then doing it on your own later. this is our plan. thanks for a great experience, Elizabetha!

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January 19, 2022

Product ID: 394731

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