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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.

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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!