Guided tour

Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel: Tour

Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel: Tour

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Skip the ticket lines and visit the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel. Admire famous artworks by Michelangelo, Raphael, Bernini, and more.

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Duration options: 2 - 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, French, German, Dutch, Portuguese, Italian, Russian
Optional audio guide
French, Portuguese, English, Spanish, German
Private or small groups available
Highlights
  • Admire Michelangelo’s frescoes on the Sistine Chapel ceiling
  • Skip the ticket lines at the Vatican Museums
  • Discover the peaceful courtyards of the Vatican
  • 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 the Sistine Chapel. First your local guide will show you around the Rotunda, the Gallery of Tapestries, and the Gallery of Maps. Marvel at the ornate ceilings, ancient statues, and intricate tapestries found throughout the Vatican Museums. A highlight will be an entire ceiling and wall completely frescoed by the Renaissance genius Michelangelo Buonarotti. Visit the world-famous Sistine Chapel, and see the Creation of Adam in real life. Listen as your guide tells  you about Michelangelo’s private jokes and secret messages that were hidden amongst the painted frescoes on the ceiling of the chapel
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  • Live tour guide
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments
    • Wheelchair users

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      Overall rating

      4.4 /5

      based on 20824 reviews

      Review summary

      • Guide
        4.5/5
      • Value for money
        4/5
      • Service
        4.4/5
      • Organization
        4.3/5

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      Lumi our guide made this tour a memorable evening. She was knowledgeable. Relaxed, personable and she knew the people and neighborhood. This is not your usual rigid tour, it’s really getting to know Rome though the perspective of a native. We made it to all the major stops but also stops along the way that were not on list. We highly recommend this tour and hope you get Lumi!

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      August 21, 2021

      It was a great tour through the Vatican museum and the Sistine chapel. The guide was very nice and knowledgeable and explained so much! It was sometimes a bit hard to keep up with him, because he was rushing a bit from one statue or painting to the next, but he did a fantastic job in explaining as much as possible. The museum is big and there is a lot to see.

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      July 30, 2021

      Excellent guide (Yuri). 3 hours just about right. Not sure that leaving the best until last (The Sistine Chapel) is the best way to do the tour, by that time, with feet aching and needing a rest I just didn't absorb the magnitude of what I was seeing. Awesome artwork but by that time I just wanted a McDonald's!

      October 13, 2020

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      Product ID: 127022

      VA ID: 394731