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  • Rome: Vatican Gardens and Sistine Chapel Skip-the-Line Tour

    1. Rome: Vatican Gardens and Sistine Chapel Skip-the-Line Tour

    Skip the lines at the Vatican and enjoy a small-group tour through the Vatican Gardens and the Sistine Chapel alongside an expert guide. Stroll through the vast gardens and see all of the highlights, including the Vatican Radio, the Academy of Sciences, the Apostolic Residence, and the Vatican Government Palace. See for yourself a piece of the original Berlin Wall, as well as the famous Fountain of the Eagle along with many others from the Renaissance and baroque periods. Admire St. Peter's Dome and the Vatican Museums from a unique perspective. Take photos in the beautiful Vatican Gardens and then continue on to the Sistine Chapel where you can marvel at Michelangelo's frescoes.

    Eine sehr dynamische Tour, 100% professioneller Guide. Danke Patrizia für die schöne Tour. Empfohlen für alle, die nach Rom kommen.

  • Vatican: Gardens, Museums and Sistine Chapel Tour

    2. Vatican: Gardens, Museums and Sistine Chapel Tour

    Enjoy an exclusive visit to Vatican City. Start your journey with a minibus tour into the Vatican Gardens: look at the Pope Emerito House,, the Vatican Radio Station, the Academy of Science, the Pope’s former Summer Residence, a piece of the original Berlin Wall and the “Fontana dell’Aquilone.” Look at St. Peter’s Basilica from behind and admire the Cupola from a unique perspective. Visit the Gallery of Maps, the Gallery of Tapestries and Candelabras, and the Chapel of Pio V. Next, enter the Sistine Chapel and marvel at Michelangelo’s frescoes that changed the course of art forever. Then, you can explore at St. Peter’s Basilica at your own pace. Stroll through the striking aisles of the world’s largest church. Admire Michelangelo's "Pieta" and the beautifully carved Bernini Pulpit.

    This was sold as a gardens, museum and sistine chapel tour. The time changed and when we showed up for the new time for the garden tour, a representative walked us to a bus and walked away. She never introduced herself or explained anything. The garden “tour” was a tape, but the bus driver did bot keep in step with the tape. After the tour we were ushered off the bus and did not know where to go or what to do. The new “directions” suggested we visit the Sistine chapel before or after our next meeting with a GetYourGuide person. It was about an hour and a half lter that we went to the GetYourGuide office, which was packed with people. Our guide from there was nice, but it was chaotic.

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

    3. 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

  • Vatican City and Castel Gandolfo Small Group Tour

    4. Vatican City and Castel Gandolfo Small Group Tour

    Take a comprehensive small group tour of the Vatican City's museums, gardens and villas. Skip the long lines to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel before they open to the public to admire masterpieces of art by Michelangelo, Raphael and many others without the crowds. Benefit from the services of an English-speaking assistant and an audio guide to help you discover all the main sights of the museums and Vatican Gardens. Get stunning views of St. Peter's Basilica from the manicured gardens, and admire the grottoes, fountains and other monuments in the grounds. Then, ride the exclusive Vatican train to the pope's summer residence at Castel Gandolfo. Take an audio-guided bus tour of the gardens and enjoy some free time to walk around at leisure. Travel back to Rome city center and get dropped off at your hotel on arrival.

    The length of the experience may seem too long but it definitely didn't feel that way. The Vatican is incredible and time simply stands still when you are in the Sistine Chapel. You simply don't want to leave the beauty and peace. Our guide, Debora, was amazing. We had a group of 5 and she made an effort to connect with each person in the group throughout the day. She was very knowledgeable and personable. The train ride to Castel Gandolfo was fun. Imagine taking a private train in the back yard of the Pope's home as you exit the amazing gardens. I highly recommend you watch "The Two Popes" in advance of going. I always find myself imagining what life was like whenever I visit a site. The movie certainly brings to life the interactions that may have happened in real life.

  • Sistine Chapel, Vatican Gardens & Castel Gandolfo Day Tour

    5. Sistine Chapel, Vatican Gardens & Castel Gandolfo Day Tour

    Start your day bright and early as you meet your tour guide at the Vatican Museums. Skip the line and enter 45 minutes before the general public with your special access ticket. After going through a brief security check, proceed inside to begin your tour starting with the best galleries. Follow your art historian guide along the tour route which includes the Gallery of the Tapestries, the Gallery of the Candelabra, and the Gallery of the Maps.  Then, learn about the history and process Michelangelo used to paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel before entering to see it yourself. Continue to the Vatican Gardens, where only special tour groups are allowed to visit. With your exclusive Vatican Gardens tickets, breathe in the tranquil air of this mini paradise. After your Vatican Gardens tour, enter Vatican City’s only train station to board the train to Castel Gandolfo. Once the site o...

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What people are saying about Vatican Museums

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 61 reviews

When you arrive at the meeting point, it will seem like you are wrong for a moment, but the guide will actually come to the agreed place. The tour in the minibus is very nice, you get earphones that you can plug into the bus with the desired language. That way you get a lot of information about the Vatican Gardens. The driver also stops regularly so that you can take beautiful pictures.

I would appreciate if they had informed me before that the entrance for the garden tour was on the opposite side of the touristation shop in order to organize better my time. The guide for the Vatican museum was extremely friendly, with many knowledge. Grazie per tutto.

The Vatican gardens by bus, It was not terrible (audio that works poorly, driver who does not care a bit) but visit of the museum and the Sistine Chapel very very well with Louis (Brazilian guide) with whom we saw the passion to make people discover things.

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

really great tour, amazing organization. Thank you for this stunning experience. :)