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Niccoline Chapel: Our most recommended tours and activities

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.

Rome: Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's Basilica Tour with Entry

2. Rome: Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's Basilica Tour with Entry

Join the more than five million annual visitors of the global heart of the Catholic Faith. Experience the Vatican City with privileged access to the main attractions, including the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica. From its stunning beauty to its ancient history and artistic and religious significance, the Vatican, the entirety of which has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a one-stop-shop for any traveler. Whether the paintings, sculptures, religious art, architecture, or even the Pontifical Swiss Guards that have protected the Pope since 1506, little else compares to the utter majesty of the Holy See. Choose the VIP or early morning option to start exploring the beauty of the Vatican before the general public arrives. Wander the Vatican Museums, the famous Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica surrounded by very few. Or, choose the afternoon option to visit later in the day. Follow your expert guide into the Museums to discover the world’s most extensive collection of art, including the greatest sculptures and artwork of the Renaissance period. Continue through the Candelabra Gallery, divided into six splendid rooms containing artworks found throughout the country, bringing relics of the Roman Empire into the modern-day. Then explore the astonishing Gallery of the Tapestries, host to an extensive collection of Raffaello Sanzio’s tapestries depicting different Catholic stories and myths. From there, walk through the Gallery of Maps with your guide, the perfect place for travelers with a taste for the sciences. Check out the global maps created by Roman topographers – a glimpse into what the world was thought to look like centuries ago. Experience the Sistine Chapel and marvel at the intricately painted frescoes that adorn the chapel's ceiling and walls. Listen as your guide explains what to look for once inside the chapel and answers any questions you may have after exiting. Next, head to your final destination on this guided walking tour, St. Peter's Basilica. Discover the religious art housed here and marvel at the Renaissance architecture of the biggest church in the world. Experience Michelangelo's Pietà, Bernini’s Baldachin, and much more. Your tour comes to an end in St. Peter's Square, the perfect spot from which to continue exploring on your own.

Vatican City: VIP Vatican Early-Access Tour

3. Vatican City: VIP Vatican Early-Access Tour

Beat the rush and get exclusive VIP access through the museum doors before they open to the public with this early-access Vatican VIP Tour. A privilege extended by the Vatican Museums to only the most prestigious, longstanding, and reputable tour companies in the city, your group will be granted access before the other 35,000 daily guests to this, the largest and most mysterious museum in the world! You will have time to visit certain parts of the museum that you otherwise wouldn’t have had, including the Pope’s collection of vehicles in the Carriage Pavilion, the Greek Cross Hall, and the idyllic Pine Cone Courtyard garden.

Rome: Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Skip-the-line Ticket

4. Rome: Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Skip-the-line Ticket

Take advantage of skip-the-line entry tickets to both the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel on this guided tour. Walk through the Vatican galleries and explore one of the largest art collections in the world. Enhance your experience by booking the option with access to St Peter's Basilica. Once inside the Vatican Museums, follow your guide to the Pio Clementino Museum. See Nero's bathtub, the Apollo of Belvedere and the Laocoon. Continue to the Raphael Rooms, the Gallery of Tapestries, the Gallery of Maps, and the Belvedere Courtyard. The last stop will be the Sistine Chapel, where you’ll get to admire the frescoes of Michelangelo, such as the Creation of Adam and the Last Judgement. Learn about Michelangelo and Raphael working at the same time for Pope Julius II.

Private Vatican Museums Night Tour

5. Private Vatican Museums Night Tour

Explore the Vatican Museums at night on an atmospheric private tour. Generally acknowledged to be one of the best collections of art in the world, these museums are usually closed to the public at night. On this Vatican night tour you’ll have the opportunity to discover Greek statues, the Sistine Chapel and Renaissance masterpieces after dark; visiting the Vatican Museums with an expert guide. When night falls the atmosphere of the Vatican Museums is transformed. The splendour of the Vatican never ceases to amaze, but your visit will be further enriched by the explanations of your personal guide. Our Vatican tour is a journey through centuries of art, history and culture, where you’ll see works by Michelangelo, Raphael, and Bernini, and discover what inspired these great artists. As well as learning about their lives and passions, you’ll also gain a more in-depth understanding of the times in which they lived.   Our Vatican Museums night tour is carefully planned to optimize your time, showing you highlights such as the Sistine Chapel & Raphael Rooms as well as some of the hidden treasures of the Belvedere Courtyard, the Gallery of the Maps and the Gallery of the Tapestries.

Vatican City: Skip-the-Ticket-Line Private 3-Hour Tour

6. Vatican City: Skip-the-Ticket-Line Private 3-Hour Tour

Skip the ticket line on a private 3-hour Vatican tour for up to 2 persons. Your private guide will lead you through the vast collections of the Vatican Museums, highlighting the most important masterpieces. Experience centuries of art, as your knowledgeable guide recounts the intriguing stories behind the masterpieces you see and tells how they ended up at the Vatican. You’ll marvel at the astonishing Sistine Chapel, and you’re sure to be in awe as you stand and take in the magnificence of Michelangelo's frescoes that surround you. The tour continues with a visit to St. Peter’s, the largest and most important basilica in the Roman Catholic world. You’ll be amazed by the architecture and the works of art inside the church – including Michelangelo's Pietà. Due to Covid- 19 restrictions, you may have to visit the Basilica on your own. Before joining the line for the Basilica, listen to your guide explain the history of the Basilica and what you will see inside. Once you've seen the Basilica, exit to find yourself in spectacular St. Peter’s Square, a masterpiece designed by Bernini.

Vatican Tour: Museums, Raphael Rooms & Sistine Chapel

7. Vatican Tour: Museums, Raphael Rooms & Sistine Chapel

You will meet your official Vatican Museums guide at the convenient meeting point and start your guided tour heading to the reserved group entrance of the Vatican Museum. Enjoy the Vatican highlights including the Gallery of Tapestries, the Gallery of Maps, and, of course, the Raphael Rooms. Admire the breathtaking Sistine Chapel, decorated with some of the most beautiful frescoes ever made, like the iconic "Creation of Adam." The guide will explain not only what the magnificent frescoes represent but will share with you anecdotes and curiosities about Michelangelo and the Chapel.

2 in 1 Entire Vatican Tour & Fast Track Colosseum Ticket

8. 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 Niccoline Chapel

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 406 reviews

Gianluca was the perfect guide! I couldn't have asked for a better Vatican experience from someone so knowledgeable and engaging. We got through everything at the perfect pace. He had an answer (and more context than I could've asked for) to all of my questions and I wouldn't hesitate recommending him to anybody that visits the Vatican.

Great experience, thanks to our knowledgeable guide. We did the early morning tour which I highly recommend. Fewer visitors and it's a wonderful way to start the day. A few masses were in progress, which was a wonderful treat.

That was awesome experience! The tour guide, Camelo, is very knowledgeable and kind. If we ever come back, we will do this tour again! Grazie!

Amazing experience and great to see everything while it was still so quiet

Excellent guide, very knowledgeable. Great option to skip the lines