Guided tour

Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel: Tour

Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel: Tour

From £31.96 per person

Skip the ticket lines to explore the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel. See masterpieces by Michelangelo, Raphael, Bernini, and more.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration options: 2 - 4 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English, Spanish, Italian, French, Russian, German, Portuguese
Optional audio guide
German, English, Spanish
Private or small groups available
Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • All visitors must pass through airport-style security, during high season the waiting time may be up to 30 minutes.
Highlights
  • Admire the Sistine Chapel and Michelangelo’s frescoes
  • Skip the ticket line at the Vatican Museums
  • Explore the courtyards of the Vatican complex
  • See the Raphael Rooms and learn about the School of Athens
Full description

Covid-19 Update

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Discover one of the greatest art collections in the world on a guided tour of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel.  Your local guide will take you to the most interesting galleries within the museums – the Rotunda, Gallery of Tapestries and Gallery of Maps. Each of these rooms contains ornate ceilings with the walls decorated with ancient statues, frescoes, and tapestries. Of course, the greatest gem of the Vatican collection is not a painting on any wall, but an entire ceiling and wall completely frescoed by the greatest genius of the Renaissance period – Michelangelo Buonarotti. Learn all about how Michelangelo dedicated himself to painting the Sistine Chapel, working day and night, and even sleeping in the chapel. Discover how he expressed his frustration with his employers as your guide lets you in on private the jokes hidden within his work.

Includes
  • Sistine Chapel entry ticket
  • Vatican Museums entry ticket
  • Access to Saint Peter's Square
  • Access to Courtyard of the Pigna
  • Live tour guide
  • Access to Vatican Museums Cabinet of the Masks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at Via Germanico 8, 00192 Rome.

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 35079 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.5/5
  • Transportation
    1/5
  • Value for money
    4/5
  • Service
    4.4/5

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The visit was good with good explication and visit, but it was a pitty that we saw so poor of the most rooms of the museum because shortness of time. Although we could go back to the museum after visiting the Sistine Chapel, which was ok! Overall it was a good and interesting visit.

1 August 2022

When starting our tour I wasn't so sure. This older guide with a walking stick started to slowly guide us towards the vatican but appearances can be so deceptive. I cannot remember his name but our guide was amazing. An absolute character. You could walk around the vatican for a year and whilst the experience would be thoroughly enjoyable you could learn nothing. Our guide was a wealth of knowledge. He knew so much. He never stopped firing information at us. He was clever and whitty. I would highly recommend him and this tour

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23 July 2022

Tour was great!! A must have for anyone visiting Rome. Skip the line pass to top attractions in the Vatican. Issues were not as long as they said the tour was going to be suppose to be 3hours finished in just over an hour and a half and maybe a little pricey for the length and did see it cheaper with other companies.

10 July 2022

Product ID: 387550

VA ID: 387550