Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Official Guided Tour

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Skip the line - Do not wait in line at the entrance

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Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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Experience Highlights

Discover the artistic and cultural richness of Vatican City with this skip-the-line guided tour of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. You will have the opportunity to learn about the history and treasures of the Holy See in a tour lasting around 2.5 hours, accompanied by an expert guide.

You will see the famous works of art of the Sistine Chapel and the four Rooms of Raphael up close. Plus, you'll be able to skip the long lines and make the most of your visit to one of Rome's most iconic destinations.

  • Marvel at the history and treasures of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel with a professional guide.
  • Save valuable time with fast-track, skip-the-line access to spaces such as the Pio Clementino Museum, the Gallery of the Candelabra, the Gallery of the Tapestries and the Gallery of the Geographical Maps.
  • Take a closer look at Michelangelo' s renowned frescoes in the Sistine Chapel and Raphael's four Stanze.

What’s included

  • Guided tour of the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel
  • Queue-free access
  • Expert guide
  • Access to all open rooms and galleries
  • Headphones
  • Guided tour of St. Peter's Basilica

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Keep in mind you need to arrive 15 minutes before start

Step by Step

Exploring the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel with a guided tour is a must-do experience for visitors to Rome. This fast-track tour gives you the opportunity to explore one of the world's most important art collections without waiting in long lines. An expert guide will accompany you during the tour, which lasts approximately 2.5 hours, sharing with you the history and fascinating details of the masterpieces on display.

You will be able to admire the Sistine Chapel, famous for its impressive frescoes painted by Michelangelo, including the famous "Last Judgement".

In addition, at each stop you will discover a unique artistic treasure. In the Pio Clementino Museum, you can admire ancient sculptures such as Laocoön and the Venus de Milo. In the Gallery of the Candelabra, you will see how Roman candelabra light the way. The Gallery of Tapestries displays exquisite Flemish tapestries. In the Gallery of Geographical Maps, you will travel back in time with ancient maps. And finally, the Raphael Rooms where Renaissance frescoes, such as "The School of Athens", are on display.

The guided tour will allow you to understand the historical context of the works on display and appreciate their artistic value in a deeper way. An ideal experience for those who wish to immerse themselves in the artistic and cultural richness of Vatican City, without having to worry about long waits.

Reviews

4.6
· 786 Reviews
  • M
    Marta
    5
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    An unforgettable experience exploring the heart of the Vatican with an expert guide who immersed us in the rich history and culture of this impressive place.
  • J
    João
    5
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    A must-see tour in Rome. I loved the wealth of history that I was able to appreciate with my family in the Vatican Museums.
  • L
    Lola
    5
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    Amazed by the cultural richness and the expert guidance, but a bit overwhelmed by the crowds.
  • M
    Magnus
    5
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    The visit to the Vatican was the highlight of the trip, don't miss it!
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