Guided tour

Rome: Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and Basilica Tour

Activity provider: Tours And Tours

Rome: Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and Basilica Tour

Activity provider: Tours And Tours
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Explore the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel on a guided tour. See the iconic painting on the Sistine Chapel Ceiling, visit the Pine Cone Courtyard, St. Peter's Basilica and more.

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Duration 2.5 - 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German, Italian, French, Spanish

Experience

Highlights
  • Be transported back to time as you enter the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
  • Get speedy access inside the museums with a skip-the-ticket-line ticket
  • Admire the architecture of the Pigna Fountain on the lawn of the Vatican City
  • Visit the Galleries of the Candelabra, the Maps, and the Gallery of Tapestries
  • Marvel the great masterpiece of Michelangelo with a tour of the Sistine Chapel
Full description

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 visit St. Peter's Basilica and Micheal Angelo's Pietà.

Includes
  • Headsets
  • Guide
  • Vatican Museums skip-the-line entry tickets
  • St. Peter's Basilica tour (if option selected)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Shorts
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • You will have to pass through airport-style security
  • This tour will take place rain or shine
  • Spots are not guaranteed for latecomers
  • St. Peter's is closed during the following times: Wednesdays: 8 AM - 12 PM, December 24th and 31st
  • During these times, the tour will visit other parts of the museums
  • The Vatican can get very crowded all year round. April to June and September to October are high-season months
  • Skip-the-line entrance is included only for the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel. For St. Peter's Basilica, you might be asked to wait in a line
  • The meeting time is subject to change, and you will receive a phone call or text if this is the case
  • No refund will be issued for latecomers
  • Individuals with disabilities and special needs must note it on their booking
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 113 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4/5
  • Service
    3.7/5

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The buildings are very impressive! Unfortunately, one is smuggled past many things. You couldn't get into the gardens at all. In the Sistine Chapel you were only allowed to look, not to talk or take photos. The explanation took place earlier in a courtyard. Our guide was very knowledgeable and explained a lot. Unfortunately we had to wait a long time before it started and the administration at the beginning took almost 1 hour. It was sometimes really crowded. One notices that almost 30,000 people per day are smuggled through.

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December 29, 2022

It was very good, the only thing I recommend is that you go first thing in the morning or early in the morning. In the afternoon, there are a lot of people. And taking into account that they close at 5, you can't be late or entertain yourself because if not, you won't have time to see everything. The end of the visit is in the Sistine Chapel. The guide, Marie Antoinette, very good, friendly, close, explains everything and emphasizes the most important. I recommend it.

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October 11, 2022

Everything worked well. Ticket reservation from home, GYG app good. We were on time at the meeting place, a small queue and stickers from our own group on our chests. The guide was clear, humorous, had a good English pronunciation and made sure that the group stayed together. We got a lot of information about the Vatican, art, etc. The pace to the Sistine Chapel was hurried because of the traffic jams, and we couldn't really calm down to look at the beauty of the chapel. The crowd booed loudly, despite the silence comments. My headset stopped at times, it was disturbing. The spouse had no problems.

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July 3, 2022

Product ID: 415573