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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...

  • Vatican: Early Entry to Museums, Sistine Chapel & St Peter's

    5. Vatican: Early Entry to Museums, Sistine Chapel & St Peter's

    If you are planning a visit to the Vatican and looking for the ultimate VIP experience, this 3.5-hour tour will provide a personalized experience with the guidance of a passionate tour leader. Whether you’re a first-time visitor wanting to hit all the must-sees or a seasoned Vatican connoisseur in search of hidden gems, you guide will ensure that your Vatican adventure leaves memories that will last a lifetime. Your tour group will not exceed 12 participants so that you can benefit from the personal attention of your guide. The Early Morning Vatican Tour makes it possible for you to take in all the highlights and a few lesser known parts of the Vatican’s big 3: the Museums, the Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica. Your expert guide has years of experience and knows this cultural complex intimately, making it possible to find the least crowded spots and the most breathtaking mast...

    A great Experience, we could never have seen the same ourselves. The guide Anna was fantastic and dedicated. Highly recommendable.

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

    6. 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.

  • Fast-Track: Vatican and Sistine Chapel Guided Tour

    7. 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

    8. 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...

  • Vatican City: VIP Vatican Experience

    9. Vatican City: VIP Vatican Experience

    Enrich your Vatican experience by joining this personal, semi-private tour where you can delve into the fabulous art and history that surrounds the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica. You will begin at the Vatican Museum, a labyrinthine complex featuring over 1000 rooms that cover four millennia. Those visiting unguided often find themselves dazzled by the work on display here – which can make it somewhat difficult to navigate. But this curated route through the museum packs in all the best bits. The next stop is the world-famous Sistine Chapel, best-known for its sprawling ceiling art painted by Michelangelo. The rules dictate silence upon entry to the chapel, which isn’t usually a problem – its sheer beauty leaves most speechless.

    What an amazing tour! This was my second time at the Vatican Museum and it was breathtaking. Maria, our guide was informative, fun and engaging. The small group allowed her to give us a lot of attention and interact with each other. Three hours felt like such a short time and at the end of the tour I wandered by myself in awe of this magical place. If you want to savour the experience, this is the right way to do it.

  • Vatican: Gardens, Museums and Sistine Chapel Tour

    10. 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.

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What people are saying about Vatican Museums

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 31,849 reviews

Highly recommend - Barbera is the best! Wow! This was even better than I could have hoped for, thanks to our unforgettable guide Barbera. Barbera was a FANTASTIC, ENGAGING, and SUPER FUN guide... truly, I don't think it gets better (and I am a former tour guide myself.) She led the tour with the perfect balance of teaching us important facts but also making it a memorable experience, filled with laughter. I like the fact that she is a native Roman and so it really felt like he was teaching us about her own history. We felt very looked after by her and she was so great at truly connecting with everyone in our group, and answering all our questions. We were smiling the entire time. So grateful for the experience and I thought it was worth every penny. Bravo!

What an amazing tour! This was my second time at the Vatican Museum and it was breathtaking. Maria, our guide was informative, fun and engaging. The small group allowed her to give us a lot of attention and interact with each other. Three hours felt like such a short time and at the end of the tour I wandered by myself in awe of this magical place. If you want to savour the experience, this is the right way to do it.

Amazing service. This is the kind of company and people you wish to find when you are visiting a city for the first time. Dario and Mary made our experience even better. Even after the vaticano tour with Mrs Mary (which was absolutely perfect, Mr. Dario kept helping us through what's up.. 5 stars

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

Superb guide. Tour was a little lengthy for my liking, otherwise enlightening .