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Rome: Vatican City and Sistine Chapel Guided Tour

Rome: Vatican City and Sistine Chapel Guided Tour

From US$ 294.32 per group up to 1

Explore one of the world’s finest art collections on a 3-hour guided tour of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. See magnificent frescoes by Michelangelo, antiquities from Ancient Egypt, and the rooms that Raphael painted for Julius II.

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Duration 3 hours
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  • See masterpieces of art from across the centuries in the Vatican Museums
  • Look at the pine cone fountain from Ancient Rome that now stands in the Cortile della Pigna
  • Marvel at antiquities from Ancient Egypt in the Egyptian Museum
  • Experience the spirituality of one of the world's finest cathedrals
  • Enter the apartments that Raphael painted for Julius II
  • Admire the legendary frescoes and ceiling painting of the Sistine Chapel
  • Discover historic maps, Flemish frescoes, and 2nd-century candelabra
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Enjoy a comprehensive tour of the Vatican City and see some of the highlights from the papal collection in the miles of galleries that form the Vatican Museums. Marvel at masterpieces of art from across the centuries on an itinerary focused on the most important areas of the museum. Go to the Cortile della Pigna (Pine Cone Courtyard) to see the fountain of a pine cone that once stood next to the Temple of Isis. Marvel at the octagonal courtyard of the Cortile Ottagono. Next, go to the Gallery of the Candelabra to see some 2nd-century candelabra from Otricoli. Continue to the Gallery of Tapestries to admire Flemish tapestries by some of Raphael’s students. Discover historic maps of the world in the Gallery of Maps, before visiting one of the most beautiful Renaissance rooms in the world. Enter the apartments that Raphael painted for Julius II, before going to the private chambers of the Borgia Pope Alexander VI. Enter the Sistine Chapel to see Michelangelo's masterpiece frescoes and ceiling painting of the “Last Judgment.” Then, go inside the Basilica of St. Peter to experience the grandeur and spirituality of one of the world’s most important cathedrals. Discover a treasure trove of art contained within, such as the “Pietà” by Michelangelo and “St. Peter's Baldachin” by Gian Lorenzo Bernini.
  • Private guide
  • Skip-the-line entrance tickets to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Meeting point

    Meet at the entrance of the Vatican Museums, Viale Vaticano, on the white staircase. Your guide will be waiting with a sign with your name on it.

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    What to bring

    • Passport or ID card

    Not allowed

    • Shorts
    • Short skirts
    • Sleeveless shirts

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    • · Headsets are necessary for a group of more than 5 people (available at €3 per person)
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    5 /5

    based on 7 reviews

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    Brilliant!!!! Luisa an incredible guide

    The truth is that apart from the value itself of the place, what made the visit really exquisite was our guide Luisa, the knowledge, and the passion for art and history make her the best guide. In addition, it unfolds like a fish in water, which avoids queues, and you wait insufferable. I hope that Get your Guide has a "Luisa" in each city that I intend to visit

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    July 13, 2019

    Fabio was a great, friendly and knowledgeable guide !

    I definitely recommend the tour: good communication with the operator, Fabio our guide was great, friendly and gave us some really good insights. I took this tour in early Dec low season so there were no long lines.

    December 4, 2018

    Uitstekende gids met extreem veel kennis! Topkwaliteit!!!

    May 19, 2019

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