Gallery of the Candelabra Guided tours

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Rome: Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Tour with St. Peter's

1. Rome: Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Tour with St. Peter's

Discover the art collection inside the Vatican Museums on a tour with an art historian guide, with an optional entry to Castle Gandolfo and skip-the-line access to St Peter's Basilica for visits before lunchtime. Walk through the galleries and admire masterpieces by Michelangelo inside the Sistine Chapel.  Meet your guide, an art historian who will tell you all about the masterpieces you will be encountering. Hear fascinating facts and stories as you visit the Gallery of the Maps, the Gallery of the Tapestries, and the Gallery of the Candelabra. Round off the tour with by encountering the marvels of the Sistine Chapel, complete with frescoes by Michelangelo. Be awed by coming face-to-face with Michelangelo’s most famous artwork: The Last Judgement. On tours before 2:30 PM, take advantage of skip-the-line access to St. Peter's Basilica. You can also make the most of your experience by taking advantage of additional entry to Castle Gandolfo (if option selected).

Rome: Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and Basilica Access

2. Rome: Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and Basilica Access

Enjoy a journey through art and history with skip-the-ticket-line entry to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. Discover some of the greatest treasures and works of art in the company of an expert guide. You will begin the tour on the verdant lawn, known as the Pine Cone Courtyard. Marvel at the stunning architecture of the Pigna Fountain on the grounds of Vatican City. After entering the Vatican Museum, you will visit the Gallery of the Candelabra with ancient Greek and Roman artworks. Learn about Raphael Sanzio at the Gallery of Tapestries, one of the most spectacular rooms in the museums. Continue to see the 40 maps frescoed on the Gallery of the Geographical Maps walls and the hanging renaissance artworks at the Gallery of the Tapestries. At the end of your tour, you will visit the Sistine Chapel. Enjoy the beauty of the Sistine Chapel, and marvel at masterpieces by Michelangelo and Raphael Rooms. Afterward, you will have access to visit St. Peter's Basilica at your own pace.

Skip-the-Ticket-Line Kids Fun Sistine Chapel & Vatican Tour

3. Skip-the-Ticket-Line Kids Fun Sistine Chapel & Vatican Tour

Your guide will meet you near Vatican City. Then, skip the ticket line at the entrance of the Vatican Museums.  If required, you can store any belongings you may have in the Vatican cloakroom before the start of the tour. Throughout your tour, your children will join in games and win prizes whilst discovering more about the Vatican’s collections. Marvel at the multitude of ancient Greek and Roman sculptures, as well as the sarcophagi of Empress Helena and Constantina, the mother and daughter of Constantine the Great.  Next, move through the Gallery of the Candelabra, Gallery of the Tapestries, Sobieski Hall, and the sumptuously decorated Raphael Rooms.  Then, enter one of Italy’s most popular attractions, the Sistine Chapel, which is still in use, primarily for the papal elections. The chapel is home to Michelangelo's 'The Last Judgment' and other frescoes depicting Biblical stories, such as the creation of Adam.  From the Sistine Chapel, continue to the most important Catholic church in the world - Saint Peter’s Basilica. This tour is the perfect way to explore all that the Vatican has to offer, as well as keep your children entertained and engaged, as they have fun and learn. Your family will love teaming up to solve quizzes, participate in treasure hunts, and much more. Your guide will personalize your tour, creating a unique experience for your family. Your tour ends in Saint Peter's Square next to the taxi rank and bus station.

Rome: Vatican Museums Skip the Line Small Group Tour

4. Rome: Vatican Museums Skip the Line Small Group Tour

Meet the tour guide at a meeting point located near to the Vatican Museums. Skip the long lines at the entrance and enjoy a guided group tour of the treasures inside with a small group. Visit the highlights of the massive Vatican Museums with a knowledgeable guide. Stroll through the vast galleries and discover rooms full of history. Visit the Gallery of the Maps, Gallery of the Tapestries and Gallery of the Candelabra. Admire the beautiful Pine Courtyard, and enter the Pio Clementine Museum to see the famous Laocoön and His Sons sculpture. Step inside the famous Raphael's Rooms and see "The School of Athens". Step inside the stunning Sistine Chapel and admire Michelangelo’s famous frescos “The Last Judgement” and “The Creation of Adam”, and many other artworks made by famous artists such as Raphael, Botticelli and Perugino.

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What people are saying about Gallery of the Candelabra

As with any tour, the tour guide makes it. Our guide was fantastic, really knowledgeable, easy to understand, and the audio systems allowed you to truly hear, and understand what the guide was saying the whole time. The organization was excellent, the skip the line was very helpful. I couldn’t have asked for anything more.

Very straightforward to find the pick up point and the tour was excellent. David our guide was amazing and so knowledgeable which made the tour worth every penny. Thank you for a wonderful afternoon.

The tour gets you in past the lines, but the tour itself is worth it, the guide did a wonderful job explaining many details about the history of all of what we saw.

The guide was amazing. She pointed us all the right things to observe. Loved it. 10/10 recommend.

Our guide was really good and it was great that we skipped the huge lines!