Guided tour

Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel: Tour

Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel: Tour

From $44.85 per person

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
Small group 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
Includes
  • Vatican Museums guided tour
  • Access to Vatican Museums
  • Access to Sistine Chapel
  • Live tour guide
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments
    • Wheelchair users

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      Meet your guide at the bottom of the steps across the street from the entrance of the Vatican Museums. The steps are located right next to Caffè Vaticano on the corner of Viale Vaticano and Via Tunisi.

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      • Luggage or large bags
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      • Sleeveless shirts
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      Overall rating

      4.4 /5

      based on 20100 reviews

      Review summary

      • Guide
        4.4/5
      • Value for money
        4/5
      • Service
        4.4/5
      • Organization
        4.3/5
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      This is the second trip I used get your guide in Rome and I have to say I doubt there can be a better quality experience at this price. Our guide Alessandra had her own business “City Tours” and was friendly from the first moment that we met her. A historian by trade, it’s clear her love of her home city of Rome made her not only passionate about explaining the history of her birthplace, but also she did so in a way that made you excited to learn more also. With 30c and full sun she remained 100% focused throughout and made sure that nobody got left behind. When someone in the group disappeared she checked to make sure they were okay before continuing with the tour. We really felt we got the red carpet experience and Ale had so many tips about Rome and made us feel welcome to ask her questions about the city. It’s because of this experience that we will always book with get your guide in future. Thank you Ale and have a wonderful summer Gary and Asier x

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      June 12, 2021

      There is so much to see that it makes your head spin, but our guide did an excellent job explaining the different aspects of Vatican City and pointing out the highlights. We spent time after the tour to climb the dome -- which is a "don't miss it" experience -- and to go back through some areas pointed out during the tour. We were very glad to be in the earliest groups on the grounds which allowed us to avoid crowds, to some extent, that by mid-morning were pretty thick.

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      November 10, 2019

      As always, an incredible experience. Our guide Barbra was well informed and exceptional. That said, once at the Basilica her microphone went dead and after waiting for over 15 minutes for her company to send/bring a replacement, our group broke up sending several members off with a less than appreciated feeling. I felt for Barbara in that she can only succeed as well as her equipment will allow.

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      September 19, 2019

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