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Skip the Line Vatican and Sistine Chapel Small-Group or Private Tour

Highlights
  • 3-hour tour of the Vatican Museums and St Peter’s Basilica
  • Learn the stories and significance of the collection’s most prized pieces
  • Step inside the ethereal Sistine Chapel and Raphael Rooms
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Skip the Line Vatican and Sistine Chapel Small-Group or Private Tour
From US$37.60
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Vatican Semi PrivateMost Popular
SEMI PRIVATE MAX 13 - Vatican Museums + Sistine Chapel + St. Peter’s Basilica. With skip the line access. Immerse yourself in the art and culture of Vatican City.
US$82.36
Vatican Tour tickets excluded
For those who already have the Omnia Card and already have the entrance at 14;00 PM
US$37.60
Vatican Private Tour
Private Tour - Vatican Museums + Sistine Chapel + St. Peter’s Basilica. With skip the line access. Immerse yourself in the art and culture of Vatican City.
US$196.95
Overview
When in Rome, don’t miss the awe-inspiring treasures of the Vatican. Head straight for the highlights of the immense Vatican Museum collection on a 3-hour tour led by an art historian guide. See masterpieces of medieval, Renaissance and Baroque art, including the Raphael Rooms and Michelangelo’s famous frescoes in the Sistine Chapel. The tour concludes inside the heart of the papacy at the magnificent St Peter’s Basilica. Beat the crowds with skip-the-line access and a small group for easier navigation.
What to Expect
Experience Vatican City and see the most popular historical masterpieces and locales it has to offer human civilization. After meeting your guide in the afternoon, the expedition starts at the Vatican Museums, where you will be exposed to a plethora of Roman art from 3 artistic styles of Baroque, Renaissance and Medieval. In turn, you will also see ancient Roman sculptures, mosaics and art-craft. Don’t worry, your expert guide will explain over 2000 years of Roman history along the way.

Enter the hidden Raphael Rooms, a suite of four reception rooms that are rarely publicly appreciated, and take in their frescoes or most commonly known mural paintings. Paired with Michelangelo’s frescoes in the Sistine Chapel, they are the famous fresco sequences that mark the High Renaissance period in Rome.

The journey continues as you make your way to the Sistine Chapel. Upon entrance, your guide will explain the life, times and works of Michelangelo and the patron of this chapel, Pope Julius II. Imagine a work of art so vast that it paints nine scenes of a story. This is Michelangelo’s ceiling fresco in the Sistine Chapel. Your eyes will thank you for the beauty they have just witnessed.

From there, it only gets better as you walk through one of the largest churches in the world, and one of the most recognized works of Renaissance architecture, St. Peter’s Basilica. St. Peter’s was designed by the great artists Donato Bramante, Carlo Maderno, Gian Lorenzo Bernini, and Michelangelo, and holds up to 20,000 people. You will also see Pietà, the most recognized religious sculpture by Michelangelo.
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1 - 5 of 16 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Take this tour!!!

We booked this tour and we so very glad we did! Anna was our tour guide and so knowledgeable about the areas we toured. You could tell she was passionate about the subject and well educated on the background adding information to the tour in...More

Thank Mfoxjackson
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Premier Sistine Chapel Tour

Our tour guide was also the owner of the tour group and was FANTASTIC! She was well informed, gave us lots of interesting information and prepared us for what was coming. One of the biggest benefits was our ability to stop and ask about random...More

1  Thank Steven M
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile
Exhilarating Educational Worthwhile

This tour (three granddaughters early twenties and I) was a good investment of time and money. We encourage visitors to do this tour! We cannot image moving through the Vatican and Sistine Chapel without our guide! Excellent! Five stars easily awarded for an afternoon well...More

1  Thank RIMHanes
Reviewed 6 August 2018
Vatican and Sistine Chapel- "Skip the Line" Tour

I have mixed reviews for this tour. Our guide, Luigi, was passionate and well-informed about all things Vatican and Sistine Chapel, and answered all of our group's questions. However, given the large crowds of people and the resulting noise, unless we were right next to...More

1  Thank K-StateWildcatFan
Reviewed 2 August 2018
A well informed, well planned, well communicated tour of Rome

Maria Laura took us around the Vatican’ main attractions. She was very knowledgeable, communicated effectively and clearly and had a good sense of humor. She could answer all my questions and could read the crowd very well. I would recommend her to anyone that wants...More

Thank phundersmarck
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Response from Gary C | Reviewed this property |
I do not think so.
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Response from iainmurphy1 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, your confirmation paperwork is sent through for you to print off copies. Go for the tour around £70 per head. Well worth it. You will enjoy.
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