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Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Guided Tour

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Discover iconic art and history on a Vatican guided tour. Get skip-the-line access to the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel on this fascinating small-group tour!

Highlights

  • Skip the lines and enter the magnificent Vatican Museums on this small group guided tour.

  • Learn about the fascinating stories and hidden symbolism behind the artworks from your expert guide in the language of your choice.

  • Explore a vast collection of extraordinary masterpieces and breathtaking art, spanning across centuries, from artifacts to Renaissance marvels.

  • Spot Italy's most renowned artist, Michelangelo's awe-inspiring Sistine Chapel frescoes, including the iconic ceiling and Last Judgement.

  • Fun fact: The Vatican Museums contain over 70,000 artworks. If you were to spend 1 minute viewing each artwork, it would take you 48 days to see the entire collection!

Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel

  • Skip-the-line entrance to the Vatican Museums

  • Priority entry to the Sistine Chapel

  • Expert English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Portuguese, Romanian, and Polish-speaking local guide (as per option selected)

  • Audio equipment

  • Group size (up to 25)

Cancellation policy

These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

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Guests from United States, Spain, France and over 100 countries have loved this experience
ARANA Daniel

Arana

5/5

Apr, 2024

Nous avons apprécié à ne pas avoir à être dans la file d'attente grâce à nos tickets et grâce au guide. L'expérience grâce à vos équipes bien organisées a été simplifiée. Merci. Le guide a été au top il a su tenir le groupe car il a bien expliqué tout ce que nous voulions savoir. Merci à lui.
Tania Fisher

Tania

3/5

Apr, 2024

Our Guide Vincenzo was fabulous. He was very informative and entertaining, and led us through the entire tour including into the Basilica of St Peter which was our favourite part of the day as it was less crowded.
Jeannette Dynia

Jeannette

5/5

Apr, 2024

Gute Organisation, keine Wartezeit beim Eintritt. Wir hatten eine Reiseleitung, die uns begeistert durch das Museum und die Vatikanische Kapelle führte und gute Erklärungen gab. Es konnten aber aufgrund der Zeit, -2,5h-, nur einige Highlights gezeigt werden, uns hat es gereicht. Wer mehr Zeit investieren möchte um alles in Ruhe ansehen zu können, sollte keine Reisegruppe wählen. Man sollte dann mit längeren Wartezeiten für den Eintritt rechnen.
Bilal Ali Khan

Bilal

5/5

Apr, 2024

Roberta the guide was very interactive and shaeee great details of the Vatican City. Guided really well and helped us enter the Basilica.
Liew Siew Khim Clarice

Liew

5/5

Apr, 2024

Meet up venue clear and easy to find. The co-ordinators (we didn't get their names) are warm and friendly. Guide Clavdia gave clear instructions and good introduction of the pieces we saw. Good experience.

Get escorted directly into the Vatican Museums after meeting your expert tour guide at the designated meeting point. The tour route is meticulously planned and will showcase the Museums' most important collections, such as the Galleries (of the Tapestries, of the Geographical Maps, of the Candelabras), the Roman, Greek and Renaissance sculptures (including Apollo of the Belvedere and the Laocoon), the treasures of the Popes, and the picture gallery thronged by Flemish paintings and the works of contemporary and medieval artists.

After this, you will make your way to the glorious Sistine Chapel. Housing frescoes by the world-famous sculptor Michaelangelo, the Sistine Chapel is one of Vatican's must-visit attractions. Gasp at the stunning portrayal of biblical stories from the old and new testaments, find out where Michelangelo hid Ever's torso, and the real meaning behind the Creation of Adam on this guided tour!

What to bring

  • It is recommended to wear comfortable shoes as the tour involves a fair amount of walking

What's not allowed

  • Big bags and suitcases aren't allowed inside the attraction, but guests can make use of the lockers on site.

  • Since complete silence is to be observed within the walls of the Sistine Chapel according to the rules of the Vatican, the guides will provide you with information about the site outside the Chapel. Visitors are to maintain silence within the Chapel as well.

  • Photography and the use of mobile phones is strictly prohibited in the Sistine Chapel.

  • Pets and other small animals are not allowed in the venue, with the exception of guide dogs.

  • Compulsory Vatican dress code: Visitors must wear clothing that covers their knees, arms, and back.

  • Please be dressed appropriately. Sleeveless blouses, miniskirts, shorts, and hats are not permitted.

  • Knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women.

  • It is recommended to cover tattoos and any other similarly visible distinctive personal signs.

Accessibility

  • The experience is not accessible for wheelchair users, pram/stroller users, or baby carriages.

  • The Vatican Museums offer free tickets for visitors with mobility impairments (with certified invalidity exceeding 74%). In the case of visitors lacking in self-sufficiency, free entry is extended to their companions.

Additional information

  • Please note: All guests must pass through airport-style security. During high season and peak hours, the wait time at the security check may be up to 30 mins.

  • The Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel will remain closed on Sun.

  • Purchasing this tour implies agreement to stick with the assigned guide. Adding external guides post-purchase isn't allowed. Access to Vatican Museums requires the assigned guide. Opting out means losing tour and ticket rights, without refunds.

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you shortly.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the meeting point.

  • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the scheduled time of your tour to avoid any delays.

Meeting point

  • Please check your final voucher for the meeting point details and specific instructions.
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