Guided tour

Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel: Tour

Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel: Tour

From US$ 42.42 per person

Skip the ticket lines and visit the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel. Admire famous artworks by Michelangelo, Raphael, Bernini, and more.

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Duration options: 2 - 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Dutch, Spanish, German, Italian, French, Portuguese, Russian
Optional audio guide
French, Portuguese, English, Spanish
Small group available
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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
  • Short skirts
  • Shorts
  • Sleeveless shirts
Highlights
  • Admire Michelangelo’s frescoes on the Sistine Chapel ceiling
  • Skip the ticket lines at the Vatican Museums
  • Discover the peaceful courtyards of the Vatican
  • See the Raphael Rooms and learn about the School of Athens
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Discover one of the greatest art collections in the world on a guided tour of the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel. Learn the fascinating history and facts about these sites from your licensed guide, leaving the tour with a wealth of information. Marvel at the incredible frescoes and more along the way. First your local guide will show you around the Rotunda, the Gallery of Tapestries, and the Gallery of Maps. Marvel at the ornate ceilings, ancient statues, and intricate tapestries found throughout the Vatican Museums. A highlight will be an entire ceiling and wall completely frescoed by the Renaissance genius Michelangelo Buonarotti. Visit the world-famous Sistine Chapel, and see the Creation of Adam in real life. Listen as your guide tells you about Michelangelo’s private jokes and secret messages that were hidden amongst the painted frescoes on the ceiling of the chapel

Includes
  • Saint Peter's Square, Vatican City, Cortile del Belvedere, Vatican Museums guided tour
  • Access to Vatican City
  • Access to Saint Peter's Square
  • Access to Vatican Museums
  • Access to Sistine Chapel
  • Access to Cortile del Belvedere
  • Access to Gallery of Maps, Italy
  • Live tour guide
  • Access to Gardens of Vatican City
  • Access to Vatican Museums Cabinet of the Masks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with mobility impairments

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4.5 /5

based on 23239 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    4.1/5
  • Service
    4.4/5
  • Organization
    4.3/5

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we enjoyed a nice, quiet, and 'not so crowded' tour of the Vatican and Sistine Chapel. our guide, Elizabetha was absolutely amaaaaaayzing! she's also an archaeologist, so you can imagine how knowledgeable her tour was. I commend her for talking straight for 2.5 hours! we had a great time, traveling back in time with her. we were completely wowed by the sheer talent of artists 500 years ago; and impressed with the preservation efforts! I recommend doing this tour with a guide first, then doing it on your own later. this is our plan. thanks for a great experience, Elizabetha!

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January 19, 2022

The tour was good and the guide was quite good, but I think if one is going to see the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel it would help to go in smaller groups. The venues are already quite crowded with other tourist groups. We had chosen the 9 am slot, which I think was ideal. Overall, a good experience.

January 8, 2022

Everything went perfect. Punctuality and a well informed guide, Michelle,who made us feel lost in the atmosphere. He was also so hilarious that made it an unforgettable experience. The only thing, we thought that because of the title we would also be guided inside Capella Sixtina. However the guidance stopped just outside it. We had been presented with all the appropriate information though, so once we entered we knew what we were looking at. Thank you Mikki! Hope to meet you again ;)

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December 6, 2021

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