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  • Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Entrance Ticket

    1. Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Entrance Ticket

    Take a stirring journey through art and religious history with skip-the-ticket-line entry to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. Avoid the long ticket lines and then enjoy your visit at your own pace.  Tiptoe through the Greek Cross Gallery to see elaborately-carved sarcophagi that might just contain the earthly remains of some of antiquity's famous kings and queens! Peek at the Cabinet of the Masks, or tour the Sala degli Animali to see a virtual menagerie of fantastic beasts, real and imagined. Walk 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, and rest for a while in the Borgia Apartments. Then, it’s time to marvel at Michelangelo’s exquisite Sistine Chapel, the crown jewel of the Vatican, and perhaps even of all the world’s art treasures.

    Nice tour despite the amusement park-like herding of people through the museum. Guards were a bit rude to visitors. Didn't like that if you missed seeing something the guards wouldn't let you retreat to look again. The tour itself was beautiful!

  • Vatican: Small Group Tour with VIP Access and Breakfast

    2. Vatican: Small Group Tour with VIP Access and Breakfast

    Start your day at the Vatican early and skip the notoriously long ticket lines by following a special route through the museums that gets you to the Sistine Chapel just as it opens for the day. Arrive with a small group of 15 people or fewer a full hour before most of the crowd does and spend a peaceful half hour soaking up Michelangelo’s masterpiece along with stunning frescoes by other important Renaissance artists. Continue on to the Pinecone Courtyard for a large buffet breakfast including hot and cold dishes, fruit juice, tea, and coffee. Once you’ve eaten your fill, we’ll head back into the museums for a tour of the most famous artifacts, including the Belvedere Torso, the Apollo Belvedere, the Laocoön Group, and the Raphael Rooms, widely considered to be among the most beautifully-frescoed interiors in the world. The last stop of the tour is St. Peter’s Basilica. But instead of ...

    it is a highly recommended tour for those who want to skip the long queue and enjoy the Vatican at a bit personal level. our guide was very nice with good sense of humor. the breakfast at Vatican was also a nice experience

  • Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel: Tour and Happy Hour

    3. Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel: Tour and Happy Hour

    Skip the ticket line and gain fast access to both the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel. Once inside, meet your guide who will lead you on a fascinating tour and reveal the intriguing story behind all the rooms. The guided tour has a duration of approximately 2.5 hours. At the end of the visit, all other visitors will be taken out while your group may remain in the Sistine Chapel until 6:15 PM. Marvel at Michelangelo's fresco, "The Creation of Adam" in a peaceful environment. Afterwards, end the experience in the magical Pinecone Courtyard with an Italian-style buffet consisting of finger food, drinks, and cold cuts.

    Super guida ! Bravissima, simpaticissima. Sono rimasta un po delusa dall’happy hour. Mi aspettavo una formula buffet, più conviviale. Colpa al covid forse ? Raccomando però quest’esperienza. Grazie

  • Pope’s Summer Residence Tour with Lunch

    4. Pope’s Summer Residence Tour with Lunch

    Enjoy a unique half-day tour from Rome that will take you to the lovely town of Castel Gandolfo where you will visit the Papal Palace and its stunning landscaped gardens. Castel Gandolfo, built on the site of the legendary ancient settlement of Alba Longa, is one of Italy’s most picturesque towns and has been home to the Papal summer retreat since 1596. Situated in the Regional Park of the Castelli Romani, it enjoys splendid views over the beautiful Lake Albano, which you will be able to admire from the grounds of the Apostolic Palace. On this tour, you will be able to explore the up-to-now hidden gems of this glorious private residence with an audio-guide in the language of your choice. Following this, you will have the opportunity to see the gorgeously manicured Barberini Gardens and the impressive ruins of Emperor Domitian’s villa, before enjoying a lunch prepared with fresh produce ...

    Bus was clean and comfortable Activity was well organized Only disappointment was the lunch

  • Vatican Museums Early Entry Tour with Buffet Breakfast

    5. Vatican Museums Early Entry Tour with Buffet Breakfast

    Have the Vatican to yourself on this exclusive early morning tour that whisks you through closed doors for a buffet breakfast in the peaceful Pinecone Courtyard, 1.5 hours before anyone else enters the museums! While the general public waits in line outside, you’ll feast on an Italian-American breakfast buffet of cooked-to-order eggs, meats, cheeses, muffins, croissants, fresh fruits, cereals, and even pancakes, flipped by the Vatican's pancake chef. Dining in the beautiful Pinecone Courtyard, alongside one of the Vatican Museums' most beautiful works of modern art, experience a level of tranquility rarely seen by Vatican visitors. Then follow your guide to explore the Vatican Museums. Still closed to the general public, the Museums are quieter now than throughout the rest of the day. With only 10 people per group, you’ll have time and space to really appreciate the art. See rooms suc...

    Breakfast was delicious and our guide (I apologize for not remembering her name) was amazing and so full of knowledge. It's wonderful when a guide loves the topic and makes the information easy to digest.

  • Rome: 1-day Tour With Luxury Car, Guide, Tickets, and Lunch

    6. Rome: 1-day Tour With Luxury Car, Guide, Tickets, and Lunch

    Discover the best of Rome on a private full-day tour. Get picked up at your doorstep and head to the legendary Colosseum, where your guide will be waiting for you. See the Roman Forum and the Palatine, as your guide brings 3,000 years of Roman history to life. Continue your tour and drive to some of the most beautiful sights in Rome including the Pantheon, Piazza Navona, the Spanish Steps and Trevi Fountain. After enjoying lunch at a traditional restaurant, your driver will pick you up and take you to the Vatican City. Avoid the lines and see masterpieces by Giotto, Bernini, Caravaggio, Raphael, Botticelli and more. Wander through the Sistine Chapel where you will marvel at Michelangelo’s extraordinary fresco, the Last Judgement. Finally, visit St. Peter’s Basilica, famous for its Renaissance architecture and for being the largest church in the world, before being dropped off back at y...

  • Rome: Vatican & Lunch at Pope's Summer Residence Day Tour

    7. Rome: Vatican & Lunch at Pope's Summer Residence Day Tour

    Start your 9-hour program with a bus ride to Castel Gandolfo, a secluded and charming town that’s home to the pope’s summer residence. Explore the pope’s private Barberini Gardens by mini-bus and with the assistance of an audio guide. The Papal Palace was recently opened to the public by Pope Francis. You’ll see the treasures of this extravagant yet intimate interior, including works by Bernini. Enjoy a break for lunch and some free time to explore the town before heading back to Rome. In the afternoon, begin a 3-hour tour of Vatican City at the Vatican Museums. With your priority access you’ll skip the lines, allowing more time to discover the great works of art. Continue to the Sistine Chapel, where your guide will point out amazing art including Michelangelo’s The Last Judgement – the largest fresco ever painted by a single person. The last stop on this walking tour of Vatican Ci...

    Excellent tours,so beautiful residents garden for the pope!! My driver was very good.. in the afternoon did a tour of Vatican museum pier was a great tour guide very knowledgeable I learn alot from him

  • Happy Hour in the Vatican Museums

    8. Happy Hour in the Vatican Museums

    Experience a cultural adventure and discover the Vatican in another light. Start with a lovely Italian-style aperitif in the Pinecone courtyard before diving into the best of the Vatican with your guide.  From the courtyard you'll cross some of the 54 museum galleries, stopping by the gallery of tapestries, where you can admire unique needlework. See how the overall understanding of the world has changed throughout the centuries in the Gallery of Maps. Fall in love with Raphael's delicate hand and gaze in awe at his frescoes which decorate the papal apartments. Last but not least, enjoy the Sistine Chapel without the daytime heat and huge crowds. Give yourself the time to experience the star of the Vatican museums and explore the detailed frescoes that decorate the walls and ceiling of the chapel. Learn all about how Michelangelo painted the Last Judgment. He even incorporated a self p...

  • Rome: Vatican, Colosseum and Catacombs Tour with Lunch

    9. Rome: Vatican, Colosseum and Catacombs Tour with Lunch

    Avoid the crowds and head straight inside the Colosseum with a skip-the-line entrance ticket for the start of this full-day tour of Rome, with an inclusive lunch in a city center restaurant. Meet your guide at the Colosseum for a comprehensive tour of Ancient Rome’s major sights. With your fast track access to the Colosseum, follow in the footsteps of Roman emperors and gladiators, admire the Arch of Constantine, and stomp the legendary Via Sacra. After an inclusive lunch, take off for an afternoon tour of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. For convenience, transfers from the Colosseum to the restaurant, and on to the Vatican are included, as is skip-the-line entrance to the Vatican Museums. Upon arrival, your guide will lead you through the galleries of the most important art collection in the world. Gaze at Michelangelo’s famous “Creation of Adam” ceiling fresco, see “The Last ...

  • Ancient Rome And Vatican Museums Tour

    10. Ancient Rome And Vatican Museums Tour

    Experience the Vatican Museums to see one of the most magnificent art collections in the world and continue after lunch at the Rome of emperors, citizens, charioteers and gladiators on an afternoon tour of the Colosseum and Roman Forum. Start with the skip the line entrance to enter the Vatican Museum, housing the most important art collection in the world along 4 miles (7 kilometers) of galleries in more than 1,400 rooms. See statues, tapestries and historical maps, including Michelangelo’s ceiling in the Sistine Chapel and masterpieces by Botticelli, Ghirlandaio, Pinturicchio and Perugino. Then stop for lunch in a typical Italian restaurant. In the afternoon, start at the Colosseum, once able to seat up to 50,000 spectators. Begun in 72 A.D., the arena was finished 8 years later, providing the scene for wild entertainments between man and beast. Continue to the Arch of Constantine...

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What people are saying about Vatican Museums

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 8 reviews

We were able to get tickets much earlier than the earliest slot on the Vatican museum website ... We were able to quickly go in , show our number in the app to the guy at the reservation window, who then gave us tickets to use in the turnstile to get into the main part of the museum. We were able to tour on our own which is exactly what we wanted to do. Thanks.

There were no tickets left on that date at the official museum homepage, so we bought this a little more expensive ticket. Everything was fine.

It was amaizing experience. Sistine Chapel was amaizing, all the detailed paintings and sculptures. The Map room also made a great impression.

Great experience, chose not to have a guide so we could wander around the museum at our own pace

Much easier and quicker to get in with this ticket.