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Vatican: Museums & Sistine Chapel Entrance Ticket

1. Vatican: Museums & Sistine Chapel Entrance Ticket

Take a stirring journey through art and religious history with skip-the-ticket-line entry to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. Avoid the long ticket lines and then enjoy your visit at your own pace.  Wander through the Greek Cross Gallery to see elaborately-carved sarcophagi that might just contain the earthly remains of some of antiquity's famous kings and queens. Peek at the Cabinet of the Masks, or tour the Sala degli Animali to see a virtual menagerie of fantastic beasts, real and imagined. Walk the Upper Galleries, including the Gallery of Maps, to see how cartographers depicted the world through the ages. See masterpieces by Renaissance masters in the Raphael Rooms, and rest for a while in the Borgia Apartments. Then, it’s time to marvel at Michelangelo’s exquisite Sistine Chapel, the crown jewel of the Vatican, and perhaps even of all the world’s art treasures.

Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel: Reserved Entrance

2. Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel: Reserved Entrance

Take in the highlights of the Vatican Museums, from the Sistine Chapel to lesser-known gems of the collection. Visit the Hall of Maps, the Pinecone Courtyard, the Gallery of Tapestries, the Gallery of Candelabra and the incredible Raphael Rooms. A definite highlight of your visit is the Sistine Chapel. Take some time to admire the details you have heard about, including Michelangelo’s boneless self-portrait, in which he expresses to the world that he would rather be skinned alive than paint the Sistine Chapel again! As incredible as his work is, you’ll appreciate it even more up close and after you’ve seen what it takes to create a fresco. Redeem your voucher at the Touristation office then the staff will accompany you into the Museums to get your official reserved ticket.

Rome: Vatican Gardens Bus Tour and Vatican Museums Visit

3. Rome: Vatican Gardens Bus Tour and Vatican Museums Visit

Explore the green heart of the world’s smallest state on this open minibus tour of the Vatican Gardens. Admire lush hectors of cultivated green-space. Have the option to tour the Vatican gardens with or without tickets to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. Meet your guide and get assistance boarding the minibus. Uncover the secrets of this rich verdant space that occupies one third of the Vatican city's 44 hectors. Learn about these gardens which date back to the 13th century. Hear about how the gardens were enriched by initiatives of various Pontiffs, as you experience this unique encounter between nature, art, and the Christian faith. Find out about the artists, architects, and creators who took care to create this harmonious location. Take in the highlights of the Vatican Museums, from the Sistine Chapel to lesser-known gems of the collection. Visit the Hall of Maps, the Pinecone Courtyard, the Gallery of Tapestries, the Gallery of Candelabra and the incredible Raphael Rooms. A definite highlight of your visit is the Sistine Chapel. Take some time to admire the details you have heard about, including Michelangelo’s boneless self-portrait, in which he expresses to the world that he would rather be skinned alive than paint the Sistine Chapel again! As incredible as his work is, you’ll appreciate it even more up close and after you’ve seen what it takes to create a fresco. Redeem your voucher at the Touristation office then the staff will accompany you into the Museums to get your official reserved ticket.

Vatican City Small-Group Tour

4. Vatican City Small-Group Tour

Take a comprehensive tour of the Vatican City and benefit from the expertise of an art historian guide. See stunning works of art in the papal collections by Michelangelo, Perugino, Pinturicchio, Girlandaio, Rosselli, Botticelli and Signorelli. Get insights from your guide and learn information that isn't readily available in tour books. Learn the Vatican’s historic secrets and feel inspired to learn even more! Travel throughout the various areas of the Vatican in a small group for a more personalized experience. Navigate the miles of galleries at the Vatican Museums to see highlights such as the Octagonal Courtyard, Gallery of Tapestries and Gallery of Maps. Enter the Sistine Chapel and be mesmerized by the frescoes by Michelangelo. Areas you will visit: • The Art Gallery (Pinacoteca) • The Octagonal Courtyard  • The Gallery of Tapestries • The Gallery of Maps • The Round Room (Sala Rotonda) • The Greek Cross Room (Pio-Clementine Museum) • The Raphael Rooms (when possible) • The Gallery of the Muses • The Sistine Chapel (Michelangelo’s frescoes)

Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Tour

5. Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Tour

Visit the Sistine Chapel with a skip-the-line entrance. Learn about the secrets behind the artwork and buildings from your professional tour guide. With no unnecessary waiting around, skip the lines and save time on your vacation with fast-track tickets to ensure you get inside as soon as possible to the Vatican Museums, the second most visited in Europe after the Louvre in Paris. With over 4 miles and a whopping 20,000 works of art, the Vatican Museums make for an immersive experience.   The Sistine Chapel is equally impressive with a sanctuary boasting works by master painters such as Perugino, Pinturicchio, Ghirlandaio, Rosselli, Botticelli, Signorelli, della Gatta and, of course, Michelangelo.

Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Skip-the-Ticket-Line Tour

6. Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Skip-the-Ticket-Line Tour

Take a 3-hour guided tour of the holiest site in Christendom on a guided walking tour of the Vatican Museums including a comprehensive visit to the Sistine Chapel. With exclusive skip-the-ticket-line access through the Vatican Museums partners' entrance, save the long wait in the lines that usually form outside one of the world’s most popular attractions. Considered one of the most important places in the history of human civilization, start your tour at the museum to see the important collections of art that various popes have acquired throughout the centuries. Look out for renowned sculptures and masterpieces of Renaissance art. Feel the weight of history and get a sense of the sacred as you spy paintings by Raphael, Giotto, Leonardo da Vinci, Caravaggio and Michelangelo, including his masterwork in the Sistine Chapel.

Fast Track: Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's Basilica

7. Fast Track: Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's Basilica

Get skip-the-line Vatican tickets to the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's Basilica. Go for a guided tour & enjoy a wonderful day at the Vatican City. Headsets are available during this tour in mono languages and provide all the important highlights of these Museums, making sure you don't miss a thing. See the best of the Vatican Museums – from the Sistine Chapel to the Raphael Rooms and the Belvedere Courtyard. Then explore St. Peter’s Basilica with Michelangelo’s Pietà and Bernini’s baldachin. Avoid lines that often stretch for hours with skip-the-line access at both the Vatican Museums and St. Peter’s Basilica with privileged entrance. The guided tour ends in the Sistine Chapel but you will also get the opportunity to explore the St Peter’s Basilica by yourself, you will find the fantastic vision of Michelangelo’s Pietà and the tombs of historical Popes.

Semi-Private 3-Hour Vatican Tour

8. Semi-Private 3-Hour Vatican Tour

Semi-Private 3-Hour Vatican Tour See stunning works of art by Michelangelo, Perugino, Pinturicchio, Girlandaio, Rosselli, Botticelli and Signorelli on this 3-hour skip-the-line tour of the Vatican. Your knowledgeable guide will provide insights that aren’t available in tour books. Learn about the Vatican’s historic secrets and feel inspired to learn even more! On this tour you’ll have VIP access to the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel. Areas you’ll visit: • The Art Gallery • The Octagonal Courtyard  • The Tapestry Gallery • The Map Gallery • The Round Room • The Greek Cross Room • The Raphael Rooms (when possible) • The Gallery of the Muses • The Sistine Chapel (Michelangelo’s frescoes)

Rome: Colosseum and Vatican Highlights Combo Tour

9. Rome: Colosseum and Vatican Highlights Combo Tour

Meet your guide just steps from the Vatican and enjoy priority entrance, heading straight past the lines and inside the Vatican Museums. See the major works of art ranging from Ancient Greek and Roman sculptures to Renaissance masterpieces, and learn how these different eras are closely intertwined. Much of this portion of the tour will be dedicated to the rooms of Raphael and the extraordinary ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. Gaze up at the breathtaking beauty and grandeur of Michaelangelo's most famous piece. Opt to stay inside the Vatican Museums as long as you like or go check out the wonderful St. Peter’s Basilica on your own. Break for lunch and then regroup at the Colosseum to enjoy fast-track entry to the vast arena. Hear about the gladiator games that took place in the Roman Empire’s most impressive arena. Travel even further back in time as you enter the Roman Forum. Learn about the legendary founding of Rome on Palatine Hill.

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What people are saying about Raphael Rooms

The chain of museums is sumptuous. Extraordinary works. There are almost too many, it borders on disgust, you have to take your time. Too bad we can't access Place St Pierre directly from the gardens!

Great tickets! Tips for your experience. Go straight to the security and head in, no lines! Once inside, go upstairs to the ticket booth and get your tickets. The audio guides are just inside. Enjoy!

Above all, the audio guide is worth it... Otherwise, you'll be a bit lost. Wonder of history.

Open air bus tour was great. A lot of area to cover in the heat, so the bus was ideal.

Everything was perfectly explained, we had no problems