Guided tour

Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel: Tour

Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel: Tour

From $54.55 per person

Skip the ticket lines to explore the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel. See masterpieces by Michelangelo, Raphael, Bernini, and more.

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Free cancellation
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Duration options: 3 - 4 hours
Skip the ticket line
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English, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Russian, Romanian
Small group available

Includes

  • Vatican Museums guided tour
  • Access to Vatican Museums
  • Access to Sistine Chapel
  • Live tour guide
    Highlights
    • Admire the Sistine Chapel and Michelangelo’s frescoes
    • Skip the ticket line at the Vatican Museums
    • Explore the courtyards of the Vatican complex
    • 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 Sistine Chapel.  Your local guide will take you to the most interesting galleries within the museums – the Rotunda, Gallery of Tapestries and Gallery of Maps. Each of these rooms contains ornate ceilings with the walls decorated with ancient statues, frescoes, and tapestries. Of course, the greatest gem of the Vatican collection is not a painting on any wall, but an entire ceiling and wall completely frescoed by the greatest genius of the Renaissance period – Michelangelo Buonarotti. From the Creation of Adam to the Last Judgement, Michelangelo dedicated some of his greatest years to the Sistine Chapel, working day and night – even sleeping in the chapel – to satisfy the popes of Rome. He also expressed his frustration with his employers with jokes hidden in his work. Today these have been uncovered and understood. Listen as your guide lets you in on Michelangelo’s private jokes.
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments
    • Wheelchair users

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    Meeting point

    Meet your guide at Via Germanico 8, 00192 Rome.

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    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes

    Not allowed

    • Shorts
    • Luggage or large bags
    • Short skirts
    • Sleeveless shirts

    Know before you go

    • All visitors must pass through airport-style security, during high season the waiting time may be up to 30 minutes.
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.4 / 5

    based on 34645 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.4/5
    • Transportation
      5.0/5
    • Value for money
      4/5
    • Service
      4.4/5
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    We were very happy with our guide on this tour - he was very knowledgeable, answered all of our questions, kept the tour moving, kept it interesting for our 12 & 14 year old girls, and also helped entertain / interact with the 3 & 6 year old also in our tour group. He was energetic, fun, and seemed to be sure that EVERYONE got what they wanted out of the tour. He definitely knows his stuff, and I would recommend this tour to anyone - including families with teens or kids.

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    October 26, 2020

    I only gave it 4 stars because it was so difficult to hear our tour guide. We had a group of 10 and N O audio headphones. We had a sweet older gentleman who has been doing tours for about 40+ years and very informative but super difficult to understand. We would have to gather around and basically play telephone to hear what was being said... other than that, the tour was great.

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    October 11, 2020

    Lorenzo, our guide was very nice and he had a lot of interesting facts to share, so the tour was great. The company however swapped our reservation to a later hour as they thought there were not enough participants in our group to make it profitable for them. We therefor had to cancel another appointment we made which was quite annoying.

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    August 29, 2020

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