Gallery of the Candelabra Religious & spiritual activities

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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.

Vatican Museum In Depth Tour with Sistine Chapel

4. Vatican Museum In Depth Tour with Sistine Chapel

Enter the Vatican Museums, and walk straight to the Sistine Chapel to arrive shortly after it opens with privileged VIP access. Experience Michelangelo’s work of genius with few crowds with helpful descriptions from your guide that will allow you to admire this masterpiece to its full potential. Then visit the Pinacoteca, the Vatican’s ultimate painting gallery. Arranged chronologically in sixteen different rooms, explore this papal art collection, featuring some of the most renowned artists of all time including Raphael, Caravaggio, and Giotto. Explore the main galleries of the Vatican Museums, such as the Gallery of the Tapestries, Gallery of the Candelabra and the Gallery of the Maps. See how topographers from centuries ago envisioned the layout of Italy. Discover paintings capturing the development of Rome, such as the construction of the Spanish steps and city center. Head to the Raphael Rooms dedicated to one of the most influential artists of the Italian Renaissance. Check out one of his most famous artworks, The School of Athens, as well as some of his other wondrous masterpieces. Finally, enter St. Peter’s Basilica through a hidden door from the Sistine Chapel with your guide. Marvel at the largest church in the world, complete with overwhelmingly beautiful detail and splendor. Learn about the wonders of Michelangelo’s Pieta, protected by bullet-proof glass.  Important: Please note that after entering St. Peter’s Basilica, you can not re-enter the Vatican Museums. If you’d like to spend more time in the museums, you cannot enter the Basilica with your guide. If you’d like to spend more time in St. Peter’s, remain inside the Basilica at the end of your tour and cherish the rest of your time.

Rome: Vatican Museums Skip the Line Small Group Tour

5. 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.

Rome: Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Escape Audio Game

6. Rome: Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Escape Audio Game

The city game starts at the Vatican Museum Entrance. It will take you between 2 to 2.5 hours to complete and you can also explore at your own pace: pause the game and resume anytime from the location where you paused it. You will finish at the Sistine Chapel. As you solve challenges, the story unfolds and exact directions on your phone will guide you to the next location. Ready for an adventure? After your booking, you will receive an email with instructions on how to download and play the game on your phone. You can play on your own, in a large group, or in several smaller groups that compete against each other and meet at the final stop of the game. We recommend that each user purchases a ticket for an optimal experience, although several people can share a phone.

Rome: Vatican & Evening Eternal City Walking Tours Combo

7. Rome: Vatican & Evening Eternal City Walking Tours Combo

Skip the long ticket lines at the entrance to the Vatican Museum and visit with your expert guide. See the famous Raphael’s Rooms, the Pine Courtyard, and the Pio Clementine Museum. Discover the Gallery of the Maps, the Gallery of the Tapestries, and the Gallery of the Candelabra. Step inside the stunning Sistine Chapel and admire Michelangelo’s famous frescos “The Last Judgement” and “The Creation of Adam.” Then head to Piazza del Popolo where you'll meet the tour guide at 18:45 to enjoy a romantic evening walking tour of historical Rome. Admire the picturesque views from the Pincio Terrace of sunset over the rooftops of Rome. Visit the famous Piazza di Spagna and Bernini’s Barcaccia Fountain. Then wander to the stunning Trevi Fountain, the largest Baroque fountain in Rome. A traditional legend holds that if visitors throw a coin into the fountain, they are ensured a return to Rome. See the exterior of the historic Pantheon, and admire the beautiful Piazza Navona with Bernini’s magnificent Four Rivers Fountain in the center. End your romantic evening walk at Campo de' Fiori, a perfect place to spend some time taking in the evening sights and sounds at the end of your tour.

Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Tour with Small Group

8. Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Tour with Small Group

Join our exclusive, Semi Private guided morning tour of the Vatican. With no more than 12 people in the group our guide will tailor the tour experience to your personal interests. Meet your tour guide at the meeting point located near to the entrance of the Vatican Museums. Skip the long lines at the entrance and visit with a full-licensed guide the famous Raphael’s Rooms, admire the beautiful Pine Courtyard and enter the Pio Clementine Museum. Enter to the Gallery of the Maps, the Gallery of the Tapestries and the Gallery of the Candelabra. 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.

Vatican City: Skip-the-Ticket-Line Early Access Tour

9. Vatican City: Skip-the-Ticket-Line Early Access Tour

Beat the crowds and journey through the history of art at the Vatican Museums before they open to the general public. Save time with guaranteed skip-the-ticket-line early entrance to the vast corridors and galleries of one of the world's most impressive museums. Follow your guide to the Gallery of the Candelabra and Gallery of Tapestries, and admire the painted topographical maps of Italy by the Dominican friar Ignazio Danti in the impressive Gallery of Maps. Discover how Renaissance Italians saw themselves and their surroundings. Then, enter the Sistine Chapel and take in every detail of Michelangelo's masterpiece. Continue to St. Peter’s Basilica through a reserved entrance and gaze in wonder at the most opulent church in the world. Marvel at masterpieces of art, such Michelangelo's La Pieta and the magnificent Il Baldacchino altarpiece by Bernini. Then, visit the tombs of hundreds of popes under the church floor.

Vatican City: Private Museums Tour with Skip-the-Line Access

10. Vatican City: Private Museums Tour with Skip-the-Line Access

Skip the lines on a private tour through Vatican City. Visit the Sistine Chapel, the many Vatican Museums, and take in magnificent views over Saint Peter's. Learn about the history of the city and its centuries-old art collections from an expert guide, who can customize the tour to your interests. Start by gazing over the dome of Saint Peter’s Basilica before following your guide through the Pinecone Courtyard, named after the huge bronze sculpture that sits on a staircase designed by Michelangelo. Continue on to the ornate Gallery of the Candelabra, Gallery of the Maps and the Raphael Rooms. Finish your tour at the Sistine Chapel. Visitors must keep silent while inside, so your guide will give you information before you go in. You can stay here until closing and admire the gigantic Renaissance frescoes by Michelangelo and Botticelli that adorn the walls and ceiling.

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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!