Guided tour

Early Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel: Skip-the-Line Tour

4.4 / 5

10 reviews

Activity provider: City Lights Tours

Early Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel: Skip-the-Line Tour

Activity provider: City Lights Tours

From US$ 66.23 per person

Enjoy an early access to the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel. Marvel at the vast collection of artistic treasures on display, the frescoes in the Sistine Chapel, and the Raphael Rooms.

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Duration 2 hours
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Skip the ticket line
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  • Explore the Vatican Museums at an enjoyable pace with a passionate and knowledgeable guide
  • Learn about the lives, intrigues, and myths of popes throughout history
  • Marvel at Michelangelo’s frescoes in the Sistine Chapel
  • Make your tour become a wonderful experience with your entertaining guide
Full description

Experience the uniqueness of the Vatican Museums and the treasures hidden within on a small-group skip-the-line tour. Your guide will provide commentary on important works of art in the exceptional collection on this 2-hour program. Walk through the Gallery of Candelabras, Gallery of Maps, and Gallery of Tapestries. Your guide will explain in detail the frescoes of the Sistine Chapel and will tell you about the mysteries, myths, and legends linked to this extraordinary masterwork of Michelangelo. You’ll skip the long lines waiting to enter the Museums and receive headsets so you can freely take photos while listening to your guide.

  • Skip-the-line admission tickets
  • English-speaking guide, authorized by the Vatican Museums
  • Headsets
  • Quick security check
  • Tips/gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Please meet your guide at 08:15 AM in front of the Coffee Bar "Da Paolo". Your guide and the host will wait for you in front of the coffee bar. Please be punctual, in respect of the time-sensitive tour and to other participants who came on time.

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Important information

What to bring

  • ID card, copy accepted

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Umbrellas

Know before you go

  • There is a compulsory security check at the entrance to the Vatican Museums
  • A strict dress code applies, stipulating that shoulders and knees must be covered
  • No long umbrellas or large backpacks are allowed
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 10 reviews

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Highly recommend this tour!

Our guide, Christina, was amazing! A trained archaeologist, she was both knowledgeable and passionate about the works of art she described to us. I could overhear other guides on other tours and they were not even close to matching Christina’s wonderful tour and insights into the artworks, both from a historical perspective and an artistic perspective. So glad I booked this tour! Thank you, Christina!!

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June 27, 2019

Dina our guide was fantastic!

September 24, 2019

Guid was amazing but......

they let as many tourist as they can on that tour. Not this company the catholics in general. shoulder to shoulder 100 degrees and mass amounts of people.

July 15, 2019

Product ID: 59443