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  • Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel: Ticket with Host

    1. Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel: Ticket with Host

    Go on a journey through art and religious history with your ticket to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. Skip the long ticket lines, inform yourself before entering with the help of a host, and enjoy your visit at your own pace. Find a treasure trove of Roman statues, Renaissance paintings, and Italian artworks. Discover works by Caravaggio and Titian, as well as more recent artists such as Picasso and Rodin. Keep an eye out for Michelangelo’s self-portrait. Walk through the Upper Galleries, including the Gallery of Maps, to see how cartographers depicted the world through the ages. See masterpieces by Renaissance masters in the Raphael Rooms, the pope's private apartments.  Then, enter the Sistine Chapel and contemplate the intricate details of Michelangelo’s renowned masterpiece.

  • 2 in 1 Entire Vatican Tour & Fast Track Colosseum Ticket

    2. 2 in 1 Entire Vatican Tour & Fast Track Colosseum Ticket

    Experience some of the most iconic monuments of Rome and the Vatican City on a small group semi-guided tour. Check in at the Vatican and collect your 2-in-1 tickets, along with information on how to get to the Colosseum. Then, start with a guided tour of the Vatican City, including St. Peter's Basilica. Marvel at masterpieces from the papal collections in the vast galleries of the Vatican Museums. Access the Papal Sarcophagi of the "Vatacombs," and see Michelangelo's glorious frescoes in the Sistine Chapel. At the end of your guided Vatican tour, head over to the magnificent Colosseum amphitheatre and ancient Roman archaeological areas, exploring them at your leisure with fast-track entry.

    Vatican tour was super packed , I hear it’s like this every day.Rushed to get pics and didn’t really get to appreciate all we seen. Our guide was full of information , the background to the art and sculptures was really interesting. I’d definitely recommend the tour. We were a little surprised to find that we needed to rush and get a taxi on our own to the Colosseum. We did manage to get there , the Colosseum was awesome,although doing the Vatican and Colosseum in one day proved a challenge on our legs and feet. My 10&12 year old sons enjoyed both but it was a HUGE day. I’d suggest breaking up the Vatican and colosseum between 2 days. Overall was a great tour.

  • Skip-The-Ticket-Line Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Entry

    3. Skip-The-Ticket-Line Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Entry

    Save time with skip-the-ticket-line entry to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, and gain access to one of the most extraordinary art collections in the world. Exchange your voucher for an entrance ticket at the meeting point, then explore the museums at your own pace. See the square garden of the Vatican Pinacoteca, built by the architect Luca Beltrami for Pope Pius XI. Marvel at the classical sculptures in the Museo Pio Clementino, including the Hall of Animals set up under Pope Pius VI. Go to the Vatican Biblioteque, or wander among dazzling candelabra in the Gallery of Chandeliers. See the work of early cartographers in the Gallery of Maps, and discover the Raphael Rooms in the pope’s private chambers. A undoubted highlight is the legendary Sistine Chapel, where Michelangelo’s frescoes are on full display. Delve into early history at the Etruscan Museums, and enjoy the museum f...

    The trip was easy,, and we didn’t wait for a long time. The instructor was so attentive.

  • Extended Vatican City Tour With Exclusive Sights

    4. Extended Vatican City Tour With Exclusive Sights

    Your tour begins outside the Vatican, where your expert guide will whisk you passed the famously long lines and through an Official Vatican Partner entrance before giving you a brief overview of the tour.  You’ll then follow your guide to the Pinacoteca, also known as the Vatican Paintings Gallery. Often overlooked by independent sightseers, this is one of the quietest parts of the Museums. Enjoy the hush as you view masterpieces by Raphael, Caravaggio and the only Da Vinci left in Rome. As you wander this modern gallery, your expert guide will tell you not just about the techniques and subjects of these works, but also about the lives of their creators. Then, you will make your way to one of the highlights of our tour: the Bramante Staircase. A Vatican Guard will escort you beyond a velvet rope to this engineering marvel, which was built to admit horse-drawn carriages from street leve...

    We booked this tour based on our son's recommendation. The tour was wonderful. Our guide, Faviania was knowledgable, delightful, and very caring.

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What people are saying about Vatican Museums

Overall rating

4.0 / 5

based on 326 reviews

Very informative. You should always do it at the beginning so that you know what else you want to look at when you are on a city trip. I can only recommend.

Very helpful for initial orientation, fully helpful. Then a second round and get off where it fits.

Beautiful tour of the Vatican gardens However, if you have the time, it is worth doing it on foot

Rome is so big and the best way to save time and see all the attractions is to take the Big Bus.

A great experience. Everything is very uncomplicated as it should be on vacation. Gladly again