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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.  Wander 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.

Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel: Ticket with Host

2. 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.

Rome: Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's Tour

3. Rome: Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's Tour

Avoid the long lines with early entry into St. Peter’s Basilica. Make your way to the first level, you can either take an elevator or climb the stairs. At this level, you will see the ornate details of the inside of the dome and overlook the Vatican City. Then, if you are up for the challenge, climb 300 more steps to the top of the dome for fantastic views of the entire city. After the dome climb, admire the ornate interior of St. Peter's Basilica on a guided tour. See the amazing works inside the church, like Michaelangelo’s La Pieta and Bernini’s Baldacchino. Next, walk with your guide to the entrance of the Vatican Museums for a guided tour of a vast collection of artwork and treasures. Explore the Gallery of Tapestries, the Gallery of the Candelabra, and the Gallery of Maps. Arrive at the Sistine Chapel and learn about the frescos and history of the chapel with your guide. After seeing Michelangelo's masterpiece. Explore other sections of the Vatican Museums, including the Pio Clementino Museum, Borgia Apartments, and Raphael Rooms.

Rome: Private Vatican Museums and Gardens Open-Top Bus Tour

4. Rome: Private Vatican Museums and Gardens Open-Top Bus Tour

Discover the Vatican's highlights. Visit the Vatican Gardens, Vatican Museums, and the Sistine Chapel on a private tour with your own local guide on this tour in Rome.  Explore the green heart of the world’s smallest state and learn about the gardens which date back to the 13th century.  Dive into the Vatican’s art and architecture at the Vatican Museums, which house some of the the world’s most important ancient art collections, from the Egyptian Museum to the Etruscan Museum, the Greek-Roman section to the collections of Renaissance art.  Finish at the Sistine Chapel to admire masterpieces by Michelangelo, Botticelli, Ghirlandaio, Pinturicchio, and Perugino. 

Rome: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus & Vatican Museums Guided Tour

5. Rome: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus & Vatican Museums Guided Tour

Skip-the-line to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel and enjoy a guided tour, including access to St. Peter's Basilica. Before or after, use your ticket for a 24/48-hour hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus, that takes you to all the major sights, at your own pace. Explore the Vatican's legendary art and architecture by taking a guided tour through the Vatican Museums. Inside, discover the most important ancient art collection in the world, and follow your guide to the best galleries, full of frescoes, statues, tapestries, and historical maps. There, find the Borgia Apartment, La Pinacoteca Vaticana, and the beautiful Vatican Library. Continue to the Sistine Chapel to admire masterpieces by Michelangelo, Botticelli, Ghirlandaio, Pinturicchio, and Perugino. Gaze way up at Michelangelo's ceiling and revel in an experience you will remember for the rest of your life. Afterward, hop on and off the open-top sightseeing bus, to see all that the Vatican has to offer.

2 in 1 Entire Vatican Tour & Fast Track Colosseum Ticket

6. 2 in 1 Entire Vatican Tour & Fast Track Colosseum Ticket

Experience some of the most iconic monuments of Rome and the Vatican City on a small group semi-guided tour. Check-in at the Vatican and collect your 2-in-1 tickets, along with information on how to get to the Colosseum. Then, start with a guided tour of Vatican City. Marvel at masterpieces from the papal collections in the vast galleries of the Vatican Museums. See Michelangelo's glorious frescoes in the Sistine Chapel. At the end of your guided Vatican tour, head over to the magnificent Colosseum amphitheater and ancient Roman archaeological areas, exploring them at your leisure with fast-track entry.

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What people are saying about Borgia Apartment

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Skipping the line is a good thing, especially in hotel and sunny weather. Once inside we were sorry I did not order the audio guide for free, so I paid 8 € extra to get one and, then I was sorry to do it. Nobody needs the talk provided, trust me. Overa experience (all the crowds aside) is good. Can not imagine to do it with a living guide as we saw many people do - to herd crowds and talk and talk and talk. We did the mistake with guided tour through Colosseum. Without guide we would not be able to get in at all, so I shall not complain, but… Don't do it, simply book your tickets for less and earlier. Vatican - museum and the Sistine Chapel excellent, can not say about the gardens, didn't see any way in, so we did not care. Some gardens, no? No Pope poopin there anyway.

Vatican is a fascinating place of history, religion and art. Firstly, we thoroughly enjoyed an informative and relaxing bus tour through beautiful Vatican gardens. The Vatican Museum was big and busy. I wish we had a guided Museum tour rather than audio guides which we had to additionally hire in order to get some guidance. Audio guides were not very helpful, because we had to decide what to focus on and the information provided was not always engaging. Therefore, we stopped using audio guides and enjoyed the experience. For such a large museum I would prefer to have a guide who could select stops and give more relevant information. The Sistine Chapel was breathtaking. Vatican City is not to be missed.

Great not queuing to get in. Easy to use x change voucher for official ticket inside. It was hugely busy inside, going around in a pack! So all people are equal once inside. But your time is taken up in the museum not in long queues outside. I would go for guided tour around museum. I didn’t liked the audio guide.

completely skip the queue, gets you right in. download a map before you go though as there are no free ones

Jump the line tickets and audioguide were excellent. Real insight into the museums and artefacts.