Guided tour

Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel: Tour

Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel: Tour

Activity provider: Enjoy Rome

From US$ 40.04 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, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, French, Polish, Russian, Romanian, German
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.
  • 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
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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. From the Creation of Adam to the Last Judgement, Michelangelo dedicated some of his greatest years to the Sistine Chapel, working day and night – even sleeping in the chapel – to satisfy the popes of Rome. He also expressed his frustration with his employers with jokes hidden in his work. Today these have been uncovered and understood. Listen as your guide lets you in on Michelangelo’s private jokes.
  • 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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The guided tour is a must do experience, all these art pieces that are included in the museums should be explained by an experienced guide that will make the day better for you. Our guide Antonio was a very nice person, funny, kind and experienced! I would fully recommend to have a guided tour with him.

May 11, 2022

The Vatican museum is incredible but quite overwhelming if you don’t have a guide. There is just so so much to see and without someone there to weave the stories between what’s on the walls and the sculptures and the mosaic floors and the fresco ceilings, it gets hard to take it all in. Our guide told us amazing tales and pointed out the best parts of each room. He connected the art through the rooms so it made more sense and was able to answer all of our questions. It’s a shame the Sistine chapel isn’t more quiet as I think the chatter takes something away from how impressive the place is, but otherwise the whole thing was amazing from start to finish!

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March 2, 2022

We were very happy with our guide on this tour - he was very knowledgeable, answered all of our questions, kept the tour moving, kept it interesting for our 12 & 14 year old girls, and also helped entertain / interact with the 3 & 6 year old also in our tour group. He was energetic, fun, and seemed to be sure that EVERYONE got what they wanted out of the tour. He definitely knows his stuff, and I would recommend this tour to anyone - including families with teens or kids.

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October 26, 2020

Product ID: 387550

VA ID: 387550