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Rome: Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Tour with Basilica

1. Rome: Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Tour with Basilica

Take advantage of skip-the-line access to the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel with an expert guide. Walk through the Vatican galleries and explore the largest art collections in the world admiring the gem of the Vatican. Once inside the Vatican Museums, follow your guide to the Pio Clementino Museum. Discover the Gallery of Tapestries, the Gallery of Maps, and the Belvedere Courtyard. The next stop will be the Sistine Chapel, where you will get to admire and immerse yourself in the frescoes masterpiece of Michelangelo, such as the Creation of Adam and the Last Judgement.

Rome: Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's Basilica Tour with Entry

2. Rome: Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's Basilica Tour with Entry

Join the more than five million annual visitors of the global heart of the Catholic Faith. Experience the Vatican City with privileged access to the main attractions, including the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica. From its stunning beauty to its ancient history and artistic and religious significance, the Vatican, the entirety of which has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a one-stop-shop for any traveler. Whether the paintings, sculptures, religious art, architecture, or even the Pontifical Swiss Guards that have protected the Pope since 1506, little else compares to the utter majesty of the Holy See. Choose the VIP or early morning option to start exploring the beauty of the Vatican before the general public arrives. Wander the Vatican Museums, the famous Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica surrounded by very few. Or, choose the afternoon option to visit later in the day. Follow your expert guide into the Museums to discover the world’s most extensive collection of art, including the greatest sculptures and artwork of the Renaissance period. Continue through the Candelabra Gallery, divided into six splendid rooms containing artworks found throughout the country, bringing relics of the Roman Empire into the modern-day. Then explore the astonishing Gallery of the Tapestries, host to an extensive collection of Raffaello Sanzio’s tapestries depicting different Catholic stories and myths. From there, walk through the Gallery of Maps with your guide, the perfect place for travelers with a taste for the sciences. Check out the global maps created by Roman topographers – a glimpse into what the world was thought to look like centuries ago. Experience the Sistine Chapel and marvel at the intricately painted frescoes that adorn the chapel's ceiling and walls. Listen as your guide explains what to look for once inside the chapel and answers any questions you may have after exiting. Next, head to your final destination on this guided walking tour, St. Peter's Basilica. Discover the religious art housed here and marvel at the Renaissance architecture of the biggest church in the world. Experience Michelangelo's Pietà, Bernini’s Baldachin, and much more. Your tour comes to an end in St. Peter's Square, the perfect spot from which to continue exploring on your own.

Vatican Tour: Museums, Raphael Rooms & Sistine Chapel

3. Vatican Tour: Museums, Raphael Rooms & Sistine Chapel

You will meet your official Vatican Museums guide at the convenient meeting point and start your guided tour heading to the reserved group entrance of the Vatican Museum. Enjoy the Vatican highlights including the Gallery of Tapestries, the Gallery of Maps, and, of course, the Raphael Rooms. Admire the breathtaking Sistine Chapel, decorated with some of the most beautiful frescoes ever made, like the iconic "Creation of Adam." The guide will explain not only what the magnificent frescoes represent but will share with you anecdotes and curiosities about Michelangelo and the Chapel.

Vatican City: Skip-the-Ticket-Line Private 3-Hour Tour

4. Vatican City: Skip-the-Ticket-Line Private 3-Hour Tour

Skip the ticket line on a private 3-hour Vatican tour for up to 2 persons. Your private guide will lead you through the vast collections of the Vatican Museums, highlighting the most important masterpieces. Experience centuries of art, as your knowledgeable guide recounts the intriguing stories behind the masterpieces you see and tells how they ended up at the Vatican. You’ll marvel at the astonishing Sistine Chapel, and you’re sure to be in awe as you stand and take in the magnificence of Michelangelo's frescoes that surround you. The tour continues with a visit to St. Peter’s, the largest and most important basilica in the Roman Catholic world. You’ll be amazed by the architecture and the works of art inside the church – including Michelangelo's Pietà. Due to Covid- 19 restrictions, you may have to visit the Basilica on your own. Before joining the line for the Basilica, listen to your guide explain the history of the Basilica and what you will see inside. Once you've seen the Basilica, exit to find yourself in spectacular St. Peter’s Square, a masterpiece designed by Bernini.

Private Vatican Museums Night Tour

5. Private Vatican Museums Night Tour

The Vatican Museums - generally acknowledged to be one of the best collections of art in the world - are usually closed to the public at night. On this Vatican Night Tour, you’ll have the opportunity to discover Greek statues, The Sistine Chapel and Renaissance masterpieces after dark, and the Vatican Museums with an expert private guide. When night falls, the atmosphere of the Vatican Museums is transformed. You’ll marvel at the timeless beauty of these grand galleries. You’ll walk through vast, frescoed chambers and hallways lined with some of the most famous statues from antiquity, enjoying the enchanted atmosphere which can only be experienced in the calm of the evening. The splendour of the Vatican never ceases to amaze, but your visit will be further enriched by the explanations of your personal guide. You’ll see works by Michelangelo, Raphael, and Bernini, and discover what inspired these great artists. This tour is carefully planned to optimize your time, showing you highlights such as the Sistine Chapel & Raphael Rooms as well as some of the hidden treasures of the Belvedere Courtyard, The Gallery of the Maps and the Gallery of the Tapestries. The Vatican is renowned throughout the world for its astonishing collection of Greek and Roman art. A Renaissance enthusiasm for classical artwork led to the rediscovery and display of great works such as the Laocoon - a moving depiction of the struggle of a doomed family - and the aesthetic perfection of the Apollo Belvedere. Discover the stories and the secrets of these magnificent sculptures on your private Vatican tour, exploring the Courtyard of the Pinecone, the Belvedere Courtyard, the Gallery of the Candelabra, and many other famous parts of the Vatican Museums. An undisputed highlight of the tour is undoubtedly a walk through the Raphael Rooms. Stunning frescoes by Raphael decorate the walls and ceilings of the most luxurious rooms in the papal apartments, including the famous School of Athens. This impressive fresco not only demonstrates Raphael’s supreme talent, but also offers a fascinating insight into the art and philosophy of the Renaissance. Your journey through the Raphael Rooms takes you to the Sistine Chapel tour. Seeing Michelangelo’s awe-inspiring frescoes with your own eyes is an unforgettable experience. Learn about the remarkable life and work of Michelangelo, one of the greatest artists of all time, while studying the rich detail of the most famous ceiling in the world. On your private tour of the Sistine Chapel you’ll have the opportunity to admire the paintings up close, and hear the story behind the Last Judgement. This vast painting on the altar wall was surprisingly controversial when it was first revealed, for reasons you’ll discover on your private tour. With the help of your knowledgeable guide, you’ll separate fact from fiction and learn the truth about Michelangelo’s masterpiece.

Papal Villas, Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Ticket

6. Papal Villas, Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Ticket

Spend the day exploring the vast collections of the Vatican City with a full-day experience ticket to the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and Vatican Garden. Then head to Pontifical Residence in Castel Gandolfo with a round trip from Vatican train station. Skip the long line to Vatican Museums with a special entrance at 8:00 am, Visit the Museums with help of an audio guide. The staff of the Vatican Museums will be on hand to provide information on how to maximize your tour, whether you want to see the private rooms painted by Raphael, the work of ancient cartographers in the “Galley of Maps” or exquisite tapestries by some of Raphael’s students in the “Gallery of Tapestries.” Prepare to be awed by Michelangelo’s frescoes as you enter the Sistine Chapel. Then, take a walk through the lush Vatican Gardens with an audio guide. Take a special electric train to transfer to the Pontifical Villas at the Castel Gandolfo. Explore the residence with an audio guide and discover priceless works of art and botanical treasures in the Barberini Gardens. Known as the “Second Vatican,” the Pontifical Residence was designed by the Swiss-Italian architect Carlo maderno for Pope Urban VIII, and has served as a summer retreat for various popes since the 17th century. 8.00 am: skip-the-line entry and visit of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel with dedicated audio guide; 10.00 am: transfer on foot through the Vatican Gardens with dedicated audio guide; 11.00 am: departure from the vatican city railway station by electric train to Albano Laziale and transfer to the Pontifical Villas by dedicated shuttle;12.30: visit by ecological vehicle on rubber of the Gardens of the Pontifical Villas with dedicated audio guide;1.30 pm: end of the visit and exit from the Gardens of the Pontifical Villas. free time 4.30 pm: meeting at the entrance of Villa cybo (Via Massimo D'Azeglio); 4.30 pm and 4.45 pm: transfer with dedicated shuttle to the Castel Gandolfo railway station; 17:24: departure of the train from the Castel Gandolfo railway station; 18:20: arrival at the Roma San Pietro railway station

Entire Vatican Tour & Colosseum Ticket

7. Entire Vatican Tour & Colosseum Ticket

Your expert English-speaking guide will meet you by the entrance to the Vatican Museums. After brief introductions, enjoy skip-the-line entry to what is arguably the most important and largest art collection in the world. Your guide knows every nook and cranny of the museums and will navigate seamlessly through the galleries, emphasizing the Rooms of Raphael, the Ancient Roman and Greek pieces in the Belvedere Courtyard and the Gallery of Maps, ensuring that you stay on track with an eye on the ultimate prize: the Sistine Chapel. The Vatican Museums weren’t always as we know them today. For over 500 years, celebrated popes slowly gathered and commissioned works of art from the most talented painters, architects, and sculptors in Italy and brought them to the Vatican to showcase them for their own personal enjoyment and that of a carefully chosen circle of clerics, artists, nobles, and scholars. Each new pope sought to leave a legacy, commissioning chapels, frescoes, sculptures, libraries, paintings, courtyards—one masterpiece after another, until the papal collection finally grew to more than 70,000 works of art spread over 1,400 galleries. We’ve hand-picked a selection of highlights in this massive museum, covering the most important masterpieces from Greek and Roman times to the High Renaissance. Much of this tour will be dedicated to the Rooms of Raphael and the majestic Sistine Chapel, from its commissioning to the finishing touches applied by none other than Michelangelo Buonarroti. Your expert guide will help you to discern between myth, fact, and popular Hollywood fiction regarding this epic work of art. Gain fast-track access to St. Peter’s Basilica to view masterpieces by Michelangelo, Raphael, and Bernini among others before descending to the papal crypts below. We conclude on the portico with an overview of Bernini’s magnificent piazza (St. Peter’s Square), the central obelisk, and the renowned Swiss Guard. As your Vatican tour comes to an end, enjoy a break and a snack before making your way “back in time” to ancient Rome, where you’ll enjoy skip-the-line access to the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill. Explore these incredible sites at your leisure, and be sure to immortalize this epic day in Rome with plenty of photos—this is one day you won’t want to forget!.

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What people are saying about Niccoline Chapel

Overall rating

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based on 496 reviews

Great experience, the group is not too big, early morning skip the line part is worth it. Beautiful site and the best part is Mitra our guide was great. She is cool, fun and her skill of tthe story telling superb. Thank you Mitra.

ILY was our tour guide and she was amazing! She gave us so much information with a load of humour and really made the 3hours special. I would highly recommend this tour and especially with ILY.

Esperienza bellissima grazie anche alla passione che ci mette Rosalia nello spiegare e coinvolgere tutti durante la mostra delle spettacolari opere d’arte

Carmelo was an amazing tour guide. We learned so much and enjoyed the whole experience.

it was amazing and very informative, can only recommend