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Vatican: Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums Small Group Tour

1. Vatican: Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums Small Group Tour

Skip the lines and visit the Vatican Museums on a small group tour with an expert guide. Learn in-depth knowledge about the Sistine Chapel and see it for yourself without the crowds. Visit the the Pinecone Courtyard, the Hall of the Maps, the Gallery of Tapestries, the Pinacoteca, the Round Room, Belvedere Courtyard, Room of the Muses and Candelabra Gallery. Your guide will provide information about the Sistine Chapel before entering, as it is forbidden to talk once inside. Marvel at the beauty of Michelangelo's most important masterwork without the crowds, as you’ll be visiting at the end of the day. Enjoy this full experience in intimate groups of 10 people tops led by a five star guide.

Skip the line Vatican Museum Sistine & St.Peter Private Tour

2. Skip the line Vatican Museum Sistine & St.Peter Private Tour

Enjoy the best of the Vatican collections with your private guide. This skip the line 3 hours private tour is tailored to meet your special needs. With your expert licensed tour guide have the best experience, visiting the masterpieces of the renaissance art as well as the modern art. Among others your itinerary will include the highlights of the Vatican museums, the Pinacoteca gallery that contains paintings and tapestries dating back from the 11th to the 19th century, the Pio-Clementine museum which is the first court yard to be filled with ancient statues such as the colossal marble statue of “Laocoon”, Julius the II  private rooms where important political decisions were made, frescoes by Raphael and his pupils and the Carriage museum which contains saddles, carriages, automobiles and sedan chairs used by various popes through the years. Before making it to the Sistine chapel, famous for the largest frescos ever painted by man, your tour guide will lead you through the Borgia’s apartments decorated by Bernardo di Betto called “il Pinturicchio” and his assistants which now house part of the Vatican Museums’ Collection of Modern Religious Art inaugurated by Paul VI (1973). The last stop but not least is Saint Peter's Basilica. Admire the immortal beauty of the “Pietà” of Michelangelo, who was only 23 years old when he sculpted it. Your tour guide will enlighten you with the history of the most important catholic church in the world starting from the story of the apostle Peter the first pope, to the present.  

Fast Track Entrance: Vatican Museums & St. Peter's VIP Tour

3. Fast Track Entrance: Vatican Museums & St. Peter's VIP Tour

Explore the wonders of the Vatican Museums on an exclusive, personalized small group tour. Waste no time in the ticket lines with fast-track access tickets, and spend 3 hours with a qualified guide who can adapt the tour to suit your interests. Discover an extraordinary collection of statues in the Chiaramonti and the Pio-Clementino Museums. Observe the peculiar “stone zoo” in the Hall of Animals, the moving statue of Laocoön, and the greatest collection of Roman portrait busts. Then, admire the beauty of the lavish Borgia Apartment and the stunning Raphael Rooms, 4 suites frescoed by the inimitable artist. Hear the stories of works by Da Vinci, Caravaggio, and Giotto from your guide in the Pinacoteca Gallery, tailored to your preferences by your guide. Find works by Salvador Dalí, Pablo Picasso, and Vincent van Gogh in the Collection of Modern Religious Art. To end your tour, enter the unparalleled Sistine Chapel, where you can marvel at Michelangelo’s stunning frescoes, and then St Peter’s Basilica, where your guide will fascinate you with the history of this gorgeous church, said to be the burial site of St. Peter the Apostle in the Catholic tradition. The tour lasts for 3 hours. Choose to take your tour in English, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, or Italian.

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What people are saying about Pinacoteca Vaticana

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 66 reviews

Having a private tour made the Vatican art make sense. It was easy to hear him, easy to ask all the questions. And wonderful to gonat our own pace. He helped us stay focused on the important details without being too overwhelmed with all the the things. Marius was phenomenal- request him.

This visit was up to my expectations and our guide Pascal has a lot to do with his knowledge and his many anecdotes. I highly recommend! Thank you Pascal

Oscar was very knowledgeable and great to have around. I can really recommend this tour…. If you want to see the Vatikan

Great knowledge. Helpful having a guide lead us around the museum as it is huge. Fabio was wonderful

The tour was very informative and fun, definitely recommend!