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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.

  • Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel: Tour

    2. 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...

  • Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel: Skip-the-Ticket-Line

    3. Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel: Skip-the-Ticket-Line

    Discover the wealth of art in the Vatican Museums with your skip-the-ticket-line admission ticket. A route map will provide suggested itineraries to help you organize your day.  Stand beneath Michelangelo's masterpiece in the Sistine Chapel. Marvel at masterpieces by Raphael, in frescoes preserved across the 4 Raphael Rooms in the public section of the Papal Apartments. The masterpieces continue in the Gallery of the Maps, where you’ll find a series of painted topographical maps of Italy based on drawings by friar Ignazio Danti and Apollo del Belvedere.

    I was so appreciative of the guide that contacted us and waited for us when we were lost so that we could get our tickets to enter

  • Vatican Museum & Sistine: Skip-the-Ticket-Line Private Tour

    4. Vatican Museum & Sistine: Skip-the-Ticket-Line Private Tour

    Skip the long ticket lines to the Vatican Museums and St. Peter’s Basilica, and spend more time admiring breathtaking art from the papal collections. Your guide will take you on an inspiring journey through the galleries of the Vatican, including Michelangelo’s heavenly frescoes in the Sistine Chapel. Discover works from the Renaissance, and beautiful objects from Ancient Rome and Ancient Greece. Highlights of your tour include the Cortile del Belvedere (Belvedere Courtyard), designed by Donato Bramante from 1506. Marvel at Lysippos’ statues of “Apollo,” “Laocoon,” and “Apoxyomenos.” Continue into the Hall of Animals to see the “stone zoo” set up by Pope Pius VI. Admire the famous torso in the Hall of Muses, walk through the Greek Cross Room, and the Gallery of the Candelabra, and Gallery of Tapestries. Next, see works by ancient cartographers in the Hall of Geographic Maps. Enter the ...

    Your guide was fantastic, knowledgable and friendly. Good with adults and kids alike. We got no notification of the booking, from Raphael yours, but get your guide was helpful.

  • Rome: Private Tour of Iconic City Landmarks with Lunch

    5. Rome: Private Tour of Iconic City Landmarks with Lunch

    The tour begins with pickup from your hotel by your friendly, local guide. Enjoy a delicious Italian espresso to set you up for a day of walking around the city, then hit the picturesque streets of Rome. With your guide, discuss which sights and attractions interest you most and customize the tour to suit your preferences. Spend the day exploring the city, and visit all the main tourist attractions including the Roman Forum, the Colosseum, Circus Maximus, Spanish Steps, Navona Square, Pantheon and Trevi Fountain. As you tour around the city, learn about Rome’s fascinating history from your experienced guide, and receive tips and recommendations to enhance your visit. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, head to a local restaurant for a traditional Italian lunch. Feel immersed in the authentic atmosphere of this family-run restaurant as you dine on freshly prepared and delicious homemade ...

  • Rome: Vatican Tour with Sistine Chapel and St Peter

    6. Rome: Vatican Tour with Sistine Chapel and St Peter

    Enjoy a thorough tour of the Vatican highlights including the Sistine Chapel, the Raphael Rooms, Saint Peter's Basicala and many more famous sites. Meet your guide at the entrance and enjoy privileged skip-the-ticket-line access to the collections.  Start your tour with a visit to the rooms displaying Ancient Greek and Roman art collected from ancient Rome. Learn about the most interesting masterpieces including the Belvedere Apollo and the sarcophagi of Helen and Constance, the mother and daughter of Emperor Constantine. Proceed to the Room of Animals and the Gallery of Candelabra, passing by precious Roman mosaics and stopping in front of amazing statues of Diana of Ephesus, the Muses and famous greek philosophers. Next, head to the Gallery of Tapestries, the Sobieski Hall and the Raphael Rooms. These rooms formed the apartment of Pope Julius II and were spectacularly painted by Raph...

    We had the best tour of the Vatican! Our guide had the best explanation and showed us all the important details. We were also given information about the Pope, Vatican, and Rome! 10/10 would recommend!

  • Vatican and Sistine Chapel: 3-Hour Small Group Tour

    7. Vatican and Sistine Chapel: 3-Hour Small Group Tour

    On this 3-hour tour you get skip-the-ticket-line access through LivItaly's special relationship with the Vatican Museums, a luxury that can save you up to 2 hours of waiting in line. The tour features highlights of the Papal palaces from the Greek statues of the Lacoon to the magnificent Raphael Rooms. As you observe some of the most important art in the history of western civilization, your expert Vatican guides will not only enlighten you with its fascinating history but also share bits of gossip and other little-known stories about the popes and the artists represented. The museum tour culminates at the Sistine Chapel, one of the greatest and most famous examples of Michelangelo's artistic genius, for which your guide will have thoroughly prepared you. Finally, you will have VIP access directly to St. Peter's Basilica for an awe-inspiring guided visit to the most immense and ornate ...

    Everything except apart from being charged as I am disabled in a wheelchair. This was why I booked small group tour.

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What people are saying about Vatican Museums

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 22 reviews

No one at the friendly meeting point accompanied us to the museum entrance to go through security and explain the visit. This is not the first time that I have used the get your guide services in several different countries and am never disappointed

We had the best tour of the Vatican! Our guide had the best explanation and showed us all the important details. We were also given information about the Pope, Vatican, and Rome! 10/10 would recommend!

I was so appreciative of the guide that contacted us and waited for us when we were lost so that we could get our tickets to enter

The wire-cut ticket is useless in times of Covid-19 because everyone books by @ and therefore no queue.

The guide was very good as he called to make sure we were there and to give us our tickets