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  1. Italy
  2. Lazio
  3. Rome
  4. Vatican City

Premium Sistine Chapel & Vatican Museums

Product ID: 36589
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See the Vatican's most important sights on a private 3-hour tour, including the Sistine Chapel, Papal Apartments, and the largest church in the World, St. Peter's Basilica. Admire masterpieces of art by Michelangelo, Raphael, Da Vinci and more.
About this activity
Duration 3 hours
Skip the line through a separate entrance
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, French, Italian, Russian
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Learn the story of how the tomb of St. Peter became the world's greatest Christian church
  • Wander the papal palaces and apartments of the popes to see the world's largest art collection
  • Admire painings and frescoes by Da Vinci, Raphael, Michelangelo and more
  • Skip the long lines to spend more time at the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica and less time waiting around
Full description
See the world’s biggest art collection on a private 3-hour tour of the Vatican, including St. Peter’s Basilica and the Sistine Chapel.

An amazing example of Renaissance and Baroque architecture, St. Peter’s Basilica soars to heights of 420 feet (140 meters), and goes deep down into the earth to the tomb of St. Peter.

As you stroll, among the many highlights you will see are Bernini's Colonnade, the Altar of Glory, the oldest bronze statue of St. Peter, and the Canopy that Bernini made out of bronze from the Pantheon.

Go to the Papal Palaces to admire paintings by Giotto, Raffaello, Leonardo da Vinci, Caravaggio, and Greek and Roman art and artifacts that include the “Apollo del Belvedere.” Admire maps drawn up by cartographers of the 16th century.

The journey ends at the Sistine Chapel, covered with frescoes painted by the greatest artists of the 15th century, and completed by Michelangelo, the greatest of them all.

Your guide will relate the story of how the small tomb of a poor fisherman became the center of Christianity, and for a long period, the center of the world, and the popes, kings, saints and miracles that followed.
Includes
  • Official licensed Vatican guide
  • Reserved skip-the-line entrance ticket
  • Taxes and fees
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drink
Not suitable for
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet at the main entrance to the the Vatican Museums (Entrance with Reservations)

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
Not allowed
  • Weapons or sharp objects
  • Sleeveless shirts
Know before you go
• Please note that there is a strict dress code inside the Vatican. No shorts, short skirts, or sleeveless shirts are allowed. Knees and shoulders must be covered at all times