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Vatican and Sistine Chapel Tour

Skip-the-line Guided Tour of the Vatican Highlights. (375)
Approximate Duration h3
  • 3 Hours
  • Accessible
  • Photos Allowed
  • Transportation Optional
  • Fast Access
  • Official Tour guide

Tour Description

Visit the Center of the Catholic World

Take a morning or afternoon tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica - and jump the queue by booking ahead. You’ll enjoy a hi-quality guided tour of the Vatican and see Michelangelo‘s famous Sistine Chapel frescoes, without wasting time waiting in line.

Upon arrival at the gates of the Museums, your guide will lead you into the oldest section of the Museums where you will visit the collection of Classical Roman and Greek Art, the world’s richest. In the Belvedere Courtyard the guide will show you the beautiful statues of Apollo, Laocoon and the Apoxiomenos by Lysippus.

Your tour continues to the Room of the Animals, the Hall of Muses with its famous Torso, the Greek Cross Room, the Gallery of Candelabra, the Gallery of Tapistries and through the Hall of Geographic Maps you will reach the Raphael’s Rooms. Your will stop longer here to enjoy the view of the Parnassus, the School of Athens and other masterpieces of the greatest painter of the Renaissance. A narrow passageway will bring you to the Borgia Apartments and the breathtaking Sistine Chapel with its magnificent fresco by Michelangelo, Botticelli and Ghirlandaio.

The tour will continue to the Basilica of St. Peter, with the famous statue of the Pietà and the Holy Grottoes, where the Popes are buried. he visit ends in St. Peter’s Square, the impressive work by Gianlorenzo Bernini where you will be able to see the Popes Residence and the chimney where the smoke comes out when the Popes are elected.

What's includes

All the most famous Vatican Sites in one half-day tour led by a top-rated local guide.

  • Fast-Access Entrance Tickets
  • Licensed Official Tour Guide
  • Sistine Chapel
  • Gallery of Geographic Maps
  • Basilica of St. Peter
  • Raphael's Rooms
  • Laocoon, Apollo and Greek Statues Collection
  • Belvedere Courtyard
  • Gallery of Tapistries
  • Many more interesting sites


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Pamela O. with our tour Guide Mariaclaudia

"We loved Maria! Her knowledge of Rome is very impressive and she made it so enjoyable. We will remember this day for a long time / we learned so much about the art and sites! My group of 3 friends spent the entire day with Maria- Vatican, Colosseum, a private walking tour of Rome & we loved slipping into the sites immediately, without any line!! Also she brought our tickets, in case we forgot them- all bases were covered! We loved the convenient little lunch place where she took us and really all aspects of this tour I can strongly recommend, including the communication by emails with the company prior to arrival and directions to meet our guide. Maria is a wonder- any group who wants to hear some of the history of the beautiful city of Rome from a engaging, extremely knowledgeable guide- will say the money is well spent!"

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