Vatican & Sistine Chapel Tour
- Small group
- Duration options: 2.5 - 3 hours
From US$ 59.51
Take a guided tour of the extensive papal collection of statues, artifacts, and paintings by some of the world’s most distinguished artists in the endless corridors of the Vatican Museums.
Get access to the pope's private apartments in the Raphael Rooms (available only during the 8.30 AM tour), see work by historic cartographers in the Gallery of the Maps, admire the Gallery of the Candelabras and more.
Enter the Sistine Chapel and contemplate the glory of Michelangelo’s acclaimed masterpiece. Then, experience the magnificent interior of St. Peter’s Basilica at your own pace without a guide, where highlights include Bernini's high altar and the stunning "La Pieta" by Michelangelo.
A must do tour when visiting Rome. With a good guide like the one we have you get so much more. The information give you a much better understanding of all great things you see.
Discover one of the greatest art collections in the world on a guided tour of the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel. 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
Skip the ticket line and gain fast access to both the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. Once inside, meet your guide who will conduct your tour and reveal the intriguing story behind the seminal design. Enter the Pio Clementino Museum and get up close to the astonishing classical Roman and Greek sculptures, before walking through to the Gallery of the Candelabras which is populated with majestic marble structures throughout.
Continue on to see the 40 maps frescoed on the walls of the Gallery of the Geographical Maps, the hanging renaissance artworks at Gallery of the Tapestries, and the four Raphael Rooms. Finally, marvel at Michelangelo's fresco "The Creation of Adam" in the Sistine Chapel.
Sistine Chapel alone worth it. Jaw-dropping! The whole tour was superb. Highly recommend!
You will meet your official Vatican Museums guide at the convenient meeting point and start your guided tour heading to the reserved group entrance of the Vatican Museum. Enjoy the Vatican highlights including the Gallery of Tapestries, the Gallery of Maps, and, of course, the Raphael Rooms.
Admire the breathtaking Sistine Chapel, decorated with some of the most beautiful frescoes ever made, like the iconic "Creation of Adam." The guide will explain not only what the magnificent frescoes represent but will share with you anecdotes and curiosities about Michelangelo and the Chapel.
Beat the rush and get exclusive VIP access through the museum doors before they open to the public with this early-access Vatican VIP Tour. A privilege extended by the Vatican Museums to only the most prestigious, longstanding, and reputable tour companies in the city, your group will be granted access before the other 35,000 daily guests to this, the largest and most mysterious museum in the world! You will have time to visit certain parts of the museum that you otherwise wouldn’t have had, including the Pope’s collection of vehicles in the Carriage Pavilion, the Greek Cross Hall, and the idyllic Pine Cone Courtyard garden.
Skip the long lines at the entrance to the Vatican Museums and enjoy a guided group tour of the treasures inside. Visit the highlights of the massive Vatican Museums with a knowledgeable guide. Stroll through the vast galleries and discover rooms full of history. Admire the beautiful Pine Courtyard, and enter the Pio Clementine Museum to see the famous Laocoön and His Sons sculpture. Step inside the stunning Sistine Chapel and admire Michelangelo’s famous frescos. At the end of the tour enter the largest church in the world: St. Peter's Basilica. Check out its masterpieces, such as the famous La Pietà.
Enjoy the best of the Vatican collections with your private guide. This skip the line 3 hours private tour is tailored to meet your special needs. With your expert licensed tour guide have the best experience, visiting the masterpieces of the renaissance art as well as the modern art. Among others your itinerary will include the highlights of the Vatican museums, the Pinacoteca gallery that contains paintings and tapestries dating back from the 11th to the 19th century, the Pio-Clementine museum which is the first court yard to be filled with ancient statues such as the colossal marble statue of “Laocoon”, Julius the II private rooms where important political decisions were made, frescoes by Raphael and his pupils and the Carriage museum which contains saddles, carriages, automobiles and sedan chairs used by various popes through the years. Before making it to the Sistine chapel, famo...
Having a private tour made the Vatican art make sense. It was easy to hear him, easy to ask all the questions. And wonderful to gonat our own pace. He helped us stay focused on the important details without being too overwhelmed with all the the things. Marius was phenomenal- request him.
Avoid the long lines with early entry into St. Peter’s Basilica. Make your way to the first level, you can either take an elevator or climb the stairs. At this level, you will see the ornate details of the inside of the dome and overlook the Vatican City. Then, if you are up for the challenge, climb 300 more steps to the top of the dome for fantastic views of the entire city. After the dome climb, admire the ornate interior of St. Peter's Basilica on a guided tour. See the amazing works inside the church, like Michaelangelo’s La Pieta and Bernini’s Baldacchino. Next, walk with your guide to the entrance of the Vatican Museums for a guided tour of a vast collection of artwork and treasures. Explore the Gallery of Tapestries, the Gallery of the Candelabra, and the Gallery of Maps. Arrive at the Sistine Chapel and learn about the frescos and history of the chapel with your guide. Afte...
Enjoy an exclusive, small group guided tour of the Vatican Museums, with a maximum of 12 guests per guide for a more intimate experience. Skip the ticket lines to access the galleries, home to one of the world’s greatest collections of art and antiquities. Collected by popes over many centuries, the collection includes stunning works by Michelangelo, Raphael and Bernini, among many others. Go inside the Sistine Chapel to see Michelangelo’s legendary frescoes. See the Belvedere Apollo statue in the Octagonal Courtyard. Discover Greek and Roman masterpieces in the Pio Clementino Museum. Wander through the Gallery of Tapestries to see Flemish tapestries by Raphael’s pupils. Marvel at works by ancient cartographers in the Gallery of Maps. Then, go inside St. Peter's Basilica to see more masterpieces by Michelangelo, Rapahel and Bernini, including Michelangelo’s “La Pieta,” beneath the dom...
Barbara was an amazing guide who spent quite a bit of time at the beginning of the tour explaining with pictures the inside of the sistine chapel as you are not allowed to talk or take photos inside it. She also pointed out exquisite works inside the other rooms as we went around at a fairly relaxed pace...something I wasn't expecting. The tour of the Basilica at the end was equally well explained.Thank you Barbara.
Learn the secrets of the Vatican Museums in a complete, 7-hour, private tour, accompanied by an expert, English-speaking guide. Focus on the greatest artists of the Roman Renaissance: Raphael and Michelangelo, and learn how art transformed from the Middle Ages into the Baroque Style. Hear stories of the Church and its development over the centuries. Stop and enjoy the Sistine Chapel and appreciate all that went into this iconic masterpiece. Enter the Pio Clementino Museum with the famous Laocoön, and stroll through the Gallery of the Candelabras, the Gallery of Tapestries, and the Gallery of Geographical Maps. Explore Raphael's Rooms, with the famous School of Athens, and, last but not least, marvel at the Pietà by Michelangelo in St Peter's Basilica.
Vincenzo was amazing. Made 7 hours feel like 2. Great storyteller and so informative.
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We were amazed by the beauty of the Vatican and its secrets while at the base we are not religious practitioners and all this would not have been possible without PASQUALE our young guide who speaks perfect French and who knows the smallest legends about the Vatican! All this in the middle of a touch of humor, a passionate beritable, thank you!
We were lucky enough to visit the Vatican in September 2021 with few visitors. Instead of 35,000, there are currently only 5,000. It's completely relaxed. A super nice and great driver!
good guide, small group, Giuseppe is a person who knows a lot about the subject and helps you
Sistine Chapel alone worth it. Jaw-dropping! The whole tour was superb. Highly recommend!
It was a very nice and informative tour. Our Tourguide Claudia did an excelent job.