The Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Tour

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Duration: 2.30hrs
Tour ID: 7068
Overview

Before starting this walk inside the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel, you will be welcomed by our specialized guide. He or she will be your point of reference for this journey into the world of Art and will also ensure that all hygiene and health regulations are respected by the small group of tour participants for everyone's safety.

Itinerary

Once the group is assembled, thanks to the priority entrance ticket, there will be no waiting. We will cross the threshold immediately to begin this fantastic tour together!
Inside the Vatican Museums, endless works of art await us as our dedicated guide leads the way. We will arrive at the Cortile della Pigna, a vast open space of 300 square metres adjacent to the museum, which takes its name from the large pine cone-shaped statue at its centre. And a little later, you'll be able to feast your eyes on the Roman and Greek artworks in the Museo Pio Clementino, arranged in 12 rooms!

You will then visit the Gallery of Tapestries and the sumptuous Gallery of Maps, which displays the landscapes and thus the geographical metamorphosis our country has undergone over the centuries. You will then enter the Borgia Apartment, commissioned by Pope Alexander VI and consisting of six rooms in which the coat of arms of the powerful family stands out. Finally, you will reach the marvellous Raphael Rooms, frescoed by the great painter and his pupils; you will also admire one of his most famous paintings, the "School of Athens".

You will reach the Sistine Chapel, Michelangelo's best-known masterpiece and a true jewel of universal art. When you raise your eyes, you will find yourself immersed in a whirlwind of colours and unique representations that you can contemplate. Its beauty will leave you speechless, which is a good thing since the Conclave is held here and no talking is allowed inside. Don't worry, your guide will have previously provided you with all the information you need to fully understand this masterpiece.

If you love the combination of art, history, and beauty, the Vatican Museums are a special place to delight your eyes. Join us on this guided walk that will make you experience unique sensations!

Highlights
  • Sistine Chapel
  • Pigna Courtyard
  • Vatican Museums
  • Gallery of the Candelabra
  • Skip-the-line priority entrance
  • Pio Clementino Museum
  • Gallery of the Tapestries
  • Raphael's Rooms
Good to Know
  • Duration Duration: 2.30hrs
  • Tour Start Time: MULTI
  • Tour End Time: MULTI
  • This tour is available: Daily except Sunday
  • Skip the Line Skip the Line
  • Printed or Mobile Voucher Accepted Printed or Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Easy Cancellation Easy Cancellation
    Cancel up to 1 day in advance for a full refund
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Inclusions
  • Entrance ticket with reserved access
  • Professional guide
  • Mandatory audio device with disposable earphones from 11 participants
Exclusions
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Transportation
  • All which is not listed under
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Reviewed by Hazel Stirling GB   June 06, 2022
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What a delightful, passionate, and extremely knowledgeable guide! It was well worth to take this tour.
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Reviewed by Monika US   June 06, 2022
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I was really impressed by this tour. Our guide was fantastic- engaging, funny, and very informative. The locations were fantastic. Would recommend this tour to anyone!
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Reviewed by RDickens GB   June 06, 2022
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This tour was the perfect option for us because everything was perfect. We spent four hours seeing all the sights that we wanted and our guide was excellent with a great command of English. Thank you.
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Reviewed by Lewis SE   June 05, 2022
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it was a trip we will remember forever. We reached out to several tour guide organisations, but privatetour.com was the only group to respond right away. We began our tour, and our guide was enthusiastic and knowledgeable, we saw all of the sites on our wish list, and our guide enhanced the entire experience. I highly recommend!
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Reviewed by Clark T GB   June 05, 2022
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I would definitely recommend going on this tour because this was such an informative and engaging tour! He was an excellent guide. Thank you.
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Reviewed by Ginny J PH   June 05, 2022
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We had an amazing time during this tour! The combination was perfect. It was very interesting! Our guide was energetic, positive person, we had a lot of fun, made great pictures. He also recommended us some good places to eat. All of them turned out to be very good. So he did a good job! it was a long day but it was totally worth it!
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Reviewed by Louise Doherty IE   June 04, 2022
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Everything was very good and our guide was a great guide and her english was perfect. We highly recommend that guide and this tour to others!
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Reviewed by Eme Bjornstad BE   June 04, 2022
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Thoroughly enjoyed our tour and would recommend to anyone. our guide was a delight, always smiling, full of knowledge and information about a country and places that he is so passionate about. This tour is an ideal tour.
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Reviewed by Katy CH   June 04, 2022
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Our tour guide did a fantastic guide showing us around everything! Very knowledgeable and lively! Thanks.
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Reviewed by Tim Strong US   June 03, 2022
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Our guide was fantastic. He was local and very familiar with the area and had a great knowledge of the city. He was professional and courteous and the tour exceeded our expectations. Thank you.
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