Guided tour

Rome: Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Guided Tour

4.5 / 5

52 reviews

Activity provider: ToursAndTours srl

Rome: Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Guided Tour

Activity provider: ToursAndTours srl

From US$ 36.05 per person

Explore the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel on a guided tour. See the iconic painting on the Sistine Chapel Ceiling, visit the Pine Cone Courtyard, and more.

About this activity

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Duration 3 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
German, English, Italian, French, Spanish

Experience

Highlights
  • Be transported back to time as you enter the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
  • Get speedy access inside the museums with a skip-the-ticket-line ticket
  • Admire the architecture of the Pigna Fountain on the lawn of the Vatican City
  • Visit the Galleries of the Candelabra, the Maps, and the Gallery of Tapestries
  • Marvel the great masterpiece of Michelangelo with a tour of the Sistine Chapel
Full description

Enjoy a journey through art and history with skip-the-ticket-line entry to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. Discover some of the greatest treasures and most magnificent works of art in the company of an expert guide.

You will begin the tour on the verdant lawn, known as the Pine Cone Courtyard. Marvel at the stunning architecture of the Pigna Fountain on the lawn of the Vatican City. 

After entering the Vatican Museum, you will visit the Gallery of the Candelabra with ancient Greek and Roman artworks. Learn about Raphael Sanzio at the Gallery of Tapestries, one of the most spectacular rooms in the museums.

Continue on to see the 40 maps frescoed on the walls of the Gallery of the Geographical Maps, and the hanging renaissance artworks at the Gallery of the Tapestries.

At the end of your tour, you will visit the Sistine Chapel. Enjoy the beauty of the Sistine Chapel, and marvel at masterpieces by Michelangelo and Raphael.

Includes
  • Headsets
  • Professional guide
  • Skip-the-line entrance tickets
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • You will have to pass through airport-style security
  • This tour will take place rain or shine
  • Spots are not guaranteed for latecomers
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 52 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.2/5

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Everything worked well. Ticket reservation from home, GYG app good. We were on time at the meeting place, a small queue and stickers from our own group on our chests. The guide was clear, humorous, had a good English pronunciation and made sure that the group stayed together. We got a lot of information about the Vatican, art, etc. The pace to the Sistine Chapel was hurried because of the traffic jams, and we couldn't really calm down to look at the beauty of the chapel. The crowd booed loudly, despite the silence comments. My headset stopped at times, it was disturbing. The spouse had no problems.

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July 3, 2022

We LOVED this activity. The guide was really interesting and didn't spend too much time on unimportant information. She went to the essential while remaining. She was really relevant in these explanations and these examples. We really enjoyed taking the tour with her. I still recommend taking the tour a little earlier to have time to do St Peter's Basilica before closing.

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June 24, 2022

Our tour guide, Antonio, was absolutely fantastic. He was engaging and helpful from the first moment. Antonio was incredibly knowledgeable about Vatican City and every area within the museum (and he was funny!). He left time for questions at key points and gave a couple of opportunities for comfort breaks and free time to explore. A very long (and slightly tiring) tour but would highly recommend - the best way to see the museum and Sistine chapel.

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June 24, 2022

Product ID: 415573