Rome: VIP Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Experience

Rome: VIP Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Experience

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See Rome's Vatican Museums with a guide in a group of no more than 13 people. You'll tour the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel with your own radio headset, allowing you to best hear your guide's narration.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Vouchers must be exchanged for tickets.
Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian, French, Russian, Spanish
Small group
Limited to 10 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Receive more time inside the museums with exclusive VIP access to the St. Peter's Basilica and the Vatican Museums
  • Travel in a small group of 13 people or less for a more personalized experience
  • Discover Michelangelo's frescoes in the Sistine Chapel
  • Admire the beautiful works of Raphael
Full description
After you have entered and received your headset, travel to the Pio Clementino Museum, the most complex of the Vatican. It is there you discover the statue that inspired Michelangelo and many other artists, the Belvedere Torso, a fragmentary marble statue of an unknown male. Following that, be amazed by the octagonal court, tour through the Round Room, and start a journey around what seems to be never-ending beautifully decorated galleries. The three galleries, maps, tapestries, and Candelabra display to you the best-decorated gold ceilings that you will see inside the Vatican. You then travel to the Raphael Rooms, one of the Vatican's most famous and well know Stanzes. Whilst there, learn all about Raphael's 4 rooms, and even spot Aristotle and Platone in one of his most famous frescoes. It's then time to visit the unique Sistine Chapel. Marvel at the 68-foot-high ceiling, including the famous image depicting the relationship between God and Adam. Discover all nine representations of the Genesis, and let your tour guide astonish you with the many stories behind the creation of this marvelous fresco. It won't be only the ceiling that will leave you speechless, as you take a look behind to discover the Last Judgment, also painted by Michelangelo, standing more than 40 feet tall and covering the whole altar. Marvel at the projection of Michelangelo's imagination of the second coming of Christ, as well as the final and eternal Judgement by God of all human beings. Later, take advantage of another VIP no-line access and enter St. Peter's Basilica. Travel at your own pace through the basilica, taking the time to enjoy marvelous art such as Michelangelo's Pietà and Bernini's Baldachin. Don't forget to visit the Pope's crypts that lay underneath the Basilica, or climb St. Peter's Dome for magnificent views over St. Peter's Square and Rome. The tour finishes in St. Peter’s Square from where you can admire Bernini’s clever optical illusion, spot the balcony from which the Pope delivers his public addresses, and take photos of the imposing exterior of the basilica.
Includes
  • Skip-the-line access to the Vatican Museums
  • Access to the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's
  • 3-hour guided tour with an expert local guide
  • Radios and headsets to properly hear the tour guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • St. Peter's Dome ticket
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Meet at Discovery Live Tours, Via dei Gracchi 17, 00192. Please arrive 15 minutes before your tour start time.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Passport or ID card for children
  • Disability card

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Weapons or sharp objects
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • Entrance into the Vatican is subject to a strict dress code, shoulders and knees must be covered
  • This tour involves a fair amount of walking, comfortable shoes are recommended
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 / 5

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I took part in this very interesting tour, after having made the online booking from Switzerland, together with my son. We did the tour of the Vatican Museums with the very nice and prepared guide Rosa who provided us with a lot of information and things unknown to us. It was very interesting to hear the many stories. Our guide was Rosa, who was really super competent and attentive. He interested us with so many anecdotes and stories that you certainly would not find in tourist guides. My 10 year old son was also involved with Rosa's tour and descriptions. A truly unforgettable afternoon The afternoon flew by. Absolutely recommended. Heartfelt thanks Rosa !!!!

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