Guided tour

Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel: Tour

Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel: Tour

From US$ 43.89 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, Spanish, French, German, Dutch, Portuguese, Italian, Russian
Optional audio guide
French, Portuguese, English, Spanish, German
Small group available
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. 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
  • Vatican Museums guided tour
  • Access to Vatican Museums
  • Access to Sistine Chapel
  • Live tour guide
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments
    • Wheelchair users

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      Meet your guide at the bottom of the steps across the street from the entrance of the Vatican Museums. The steps are located right next to Caffè Vaticano on the corner of Viale Vaticano and Via Tunisi.

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      • Luggage or large bags
      • Short skirts
      • Sleeveless shirts
      Customer reviews

      Overall rating

      4.4 /5

      based on 21528 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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      Best Time to go is right now. The crowds and wait times aren't nearly as bad as they usually are and the guides are spending more time go in depth since they have a little more time to spend. Make sure you find a place to do your return covid test. Check with your hotel. Farmacias (Pharmacies) can be hit and miss. We went to like 4 on a row that don't do the tests. Naples was especially hard. Once you find one that will do the rapid test, they usually take literally 5 minutes and cost around 20-25 euros. In Milan it's Like 50 euros for some weird reason.

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      October 25, 2021

      The overall experience was quite good. The guide and the meeting spot were helpful and accurate. I wish the guide walked us through just a bit slower and spoke a bit more understandable. However, the tour, the guide, and the overall experience was good. I’d take it again if I had to :)

      October 16, 2021

      This was such a wonderful experience. I was really looking forward to my tour of the Vatican, but wasn’t sure if I should get a guide. DO IT! I got so much more out of the experience and history with this guided tour. Our guide was Elizabeth from world wonder tours and she was incredible. Spoke very good English, and answered so many questions. Her knowledge on the subjects is astounding. I would highly recommend this experience to anyone!

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      September 8, 2021

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      Product ID: 1879

      VA ID: 394731