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  • Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel: Tour

    1. Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel: Tour

    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

  • Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel: Private Tour

    2. Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel: Private Tour

    Beat the crowds with a private tour of the Vatican Museums. Explore the Vatican and the Sistine Chapel with your personal and highly professional tour guide, who will tailor the experience to fit your needs and requirements. Learn about the fascinating history of the Vatican, from its creation to its modern status as the world’s smallest state. You'll explore the second largest museum in the world, home to the Raphael Rooms, Pinacoteca and Gallery of the Geographical Maps. The Vatican Museum has more than 1400 galleries, and hosts one of the largest art collections in the world, with a variety of excellent Roman and Etruscan artworks. There are pieces by master painters like Perugino, Pinturicchio, Ghirlandaio, Rosselli, Botticelli, Signorelli, della Gatta and, of course, Michelangelo. See the Sistine Chapel through the eyes of an experienced tour guide, officially licensed by the Vati...

  • Rome: Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel Official Guided Tour

    3. Rome: Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel Official Guided Tour

    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!

  • Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel: Tour

    4. Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel: Tour

    Discover one of the greatest art collections in the world on a guided tour of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel.  Your local guide will take you to the most interesting galleries within the museums – the Rotunda, Gallery of Tapestries and Gallery of Maps. Each of these rooms contains ornate ceilings with the walls decorated with ancient statues, frescoes, and tapestries. Of course, the greatest gem of the Vatican collection is not a painting on any wall, but an entire ceiling and wall completely frescoed by the greatest genius of the Renaissance period – Michelangelo Buonarotti. From the Creation of Adam to the Last Judgement, Michelangelo dedicated some of his greatest years to the Sistine Chapel, working day and night – even sleeping in the chapel – to satisfy the popes of Rome. He also expressed his frustration with his employers with jokes hidden in his work. Today these have...

  • Fast-Track: Vatican and Sistine Chapel Guided Tour

    5. Fast-Track: Vatican and Sistine Chapel Guided Tour

    The lines at the Vatican will blow you away—when you see them, you’ll have no doubt in your mind that a guided tour is the way to go. This skip-the-line 2.5-hour guided tour ensures that you won’t spend all day waiting in line to see the glories that await you. Join a passionate guide who will take you on an insightful journey from the Vatican Museums to the Sistine Chapel, and finally down into St. Peter’s Basilica. Throughout the tour, your guide will be open to all questions so you can fully appreciate and enjoy your experience.   In the Vatican Museums, your English-speaking guide will share their knowledge of the Vatican’s 4000-year-old history, share secrets and stories of days gone by, while taking you round the Gallery of Tapestries, the Gallery of Maps, and the Gallery of Candelabras. You’ll be in awe at the ancient sculptures and extravagant candelabras from the imperial villa...

    Amazing! It ended up only being four of us in the tour and they didn’t cancel! Laura was incredible and so full of knowledge! We would have been extremely lost in the Vatican City without this tour! We had a great time!!!

  • Rome: Colosseum and Vatican Tour

    6. Rome: Colosseum and Vatican Tour

    Visit the Colosseum, one of the most iconic structures in the world. Skip the ticket line to access the Colosseum quickly and easily. Learn about the architecture and history of this massive amphitheater, which hosted senators, emperors, and gladiators, as well as animals from all over the world. You'll have the opportunity to visit Palatine Hill, site of the foundation of Rome, followed by exploring the Roman Forum site. Make your own way to the Vatican Museums. The complex is home to 54 different galleries and four statue museums: Museo Pio-Clementino, Museo Chiaramonti, Museo Gregoriano Etrusco and the Museo Gregoriano Egiziano. See some of the most famous works of art in the world, from artists including Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Carvaggio, Raphael and Giotto, to name a few. The 54th gallery of the Vatican Museums is the famed Sistine Chapel, completed around 1483. View many...

  • Rome: Vatican and Sistine Chapel Tour with VIP Entrance

    7. Rome: Vatican and Sistine Chapel Tour with VIP Entrance

    Meet your private official guide in front of the main entrance of Vatican Museum and set out on a special VIP tour of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. Use your skip-the-ticket-line tickets to gain priority access. Discover one of the largest and most spectacular art collections in the world. Stroll into the Belvedere courtyard to see the incredible ancient Roman and Greek statues. Then head into the Muse's rooms, Circular Room, and Greek Cross Room to see Constantine's sarcophagus. Continue the tour through the Gallery of Maps overlooking the Vatican Gardens. Finally, step inside the Sistine Chapel to marvel at Michelangelo's breathtaking Last Judgement. Journey through the history and the secrets which envelope the Catholic Church. Hear the stories of rivalries between the Renaissance artists.

    Excelente visita, acompaniados por Zenda tuvimos una experiencia placentera. Explicaciones claras y siempre amable. Por suerte aclaré al principio que nuestro interés era no dejar de visitar la basilica de San Pedro. De no haberlo hecho -aunque en la información del tour lo incluía- no hubieramos ido pues al parecer ya no es parte del tour. Pero la siempre amigable guia tuvo a bien ajustar el tour para alcanzar a ver lo principal del museo Vaticano y lo básico de San Pedro.

  • Private Early Morning Vatican Tour with Hotel Pickup

    8. Private Early Morning Vatican Tour with Hotel Pickup

    This tour allows you to enjoy an infinite number of masterpieces like Michelangelo’s “Pietà” and Raphael’s “School of Athens”. All this with absolute calm and peace without being stressed out by huge crowds pushing you around during normal visiting hours. Imagine walking through these magnificently adorned halls without the noise of hundreds of bustling tourists, and only 10% of the usual crowds present; It’s almost like having the place to yourself. This is an exclusive service that only a few tour operator companies are able to offer so don't waste time and enjoy the Vatican museums at their full splendor. After the complimentary pick-up from your accommodation, you will skip the long lines, with your early morning admission ticket, and access directly the metal detector control. The tour will begin in a gorgeous panoramic terrace that offers a stunning view of St. Peter’s dome overlo...

  • Rome: Tour of the Vatican, the Colosseum and the Roman Forum

    9. Rome: Tour of the Vatican, the Colosseum and the Roman Forum

    Explore the Vatican on a semi-private tour. See the wonderful hidden treasures of the Vatican Galleries, the Raphael Rooms, and the Borgia apartments. Gaze in awe at the overwhelming majesty of Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel. Visit 3 of Rome’s most famous attractions on this tour of the Vatican, the Colosseum and the Roman Forum. See the many treasures of the Vatican including the Raphael Rooms, the Borgia apartment, the Sistine Chapel with Michelangelo's impressive frescoes and the Basilica of St. Peters'. The afternoon will be dedicated to the Colosseum and Roman Forum, you will have a fast track access through the Arch of Constantine to the Arena floor. Your storytelling guide will take you to the Palatine hill and Roman forum where you will see the Senator House and the Temple of Julius Caesar. Discover the impressive magnitude of the Colosseum on a 20-24 person tour. Explore the ri...

  • Skip the Ticket Line: 3.5-Hour Vatican Museums Tour

    10. Skip the Ticket Line: 3.5-Hour Vatican Museums Tour

    During a 3.5-hour walking tour, explore the masterpieces at the Vatican, including Raphael’s Rooms and St. Peter’s Basilica. Don’t waste your precious time waiting in ticket lines, spend it admiring the masterpieces of the Vatican Sate with the help of a professional guide. Begin at the Vatican Museum. The impressive complex contains galleries, paintings, sculptures, frescoes, tapestries, and classical antiquities of Roman, Greek and Egyptian origin. Visit Raphael's Rooms, the Pine Courtyard, the Gallery of the Maps, the Gallery of Tapestries, Pio Clementine Museum and the Gallery of the Candelabra. Then proceed inside the stunning Sistine Chapel where you can admire Michelangelo’s world-famous frescos: "The Last Judgment" and "The Creation of Adam". At the end of the tour, visit the largest church in Christendom, the St. Peter’s Basilica, where your guide will introduce you to the hi...

    Pensé que el guía, nos daría un tour dentro de la Basílica de San Pedro. Por lo demás, todo estuvo muy bien

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Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 304 reviews

Amazing! It ended up only being four of us in the tour and they didn’t cancel! Laura was incredible and so full of knowledge! We would have been extremely lost in the Vatican City without this tour! We had a great time!!!

Amazing tour guide! She new everything and explained everything in really good English! The Sixtine Chapel could’ve been explained better and how to actually look around for the paintings but everything was fantastic!

This tour really exceeded our expectations! Our guide Giovanna was amazing! She made the tour so interesting and fun. I feel so lucky we were part of her group

Sistine Chapel alone worth it. Jaw-dropping! The whole tour was superb. Highly recommend!

Very nice tour, lots of interesting information. The guide was excellent.