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Skip the Line Vatican and Sistine Chapel Small-Group or Private Tour

  • 3-hour tour of the Vatican Museums and St Peter’s Basilica
  • Learn the stories and significance of the collection’s most prized pieces
  • Step inside the ethereal Sistine Chapel and Raphael Rooms
Skip the Line Vatican and Sistine Chapel Small-Group or Private Tour
From $36.49
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Vatican Semi PrivateMost Popular
SEMI PRIVATE MAX 13 - Vatican Museums + Sistine Chapel + St. Peter’s Basilica. With skip the line access. Immerse yourself in the art and culture of Vatican City.
From $79.93
Vatican Tour tickets excluded
For those who already have the Omnia Card and already have the entrance at 14;00 PM
From $36.49
Vatican Private Tour
Private Tour - Vatican Museums + Sistine Chapel + St. Peter’s Basilica. With skip the line access. Immerse yourself in the art and culture of Vatican City.
From $191.15
When in Rome, don’t miss the awe-inspiring treasures of the Vatican. Head straight for the highlights of the immense Vatican Museum collection on a 3-hour tour led by an art historian guide. See masterpieces of medieval, Renaissance and Baroque art, including the Raphael Rooms and Michelangelo’s famous frescoes in the Sistine Chapel. The tour concludes inside the heart of the papacy at the magnificent St Peter’s Basilica. Beat the crowds with skip-the-line access and a small group for easier navigation.
What to Expect
Experience Vatican City and see the most popular historical masterpieces and locales it has to offer human civilization. After meeting your guide in the afternoon, the expedition starts at the Vatican Museums, where you will be exposed to a plethora of Roman art from 3 artistic styles of Baroque, Renaissance and Medieval. In turn, you will also see ancient Roman sculptures, mosaics and art-craft. Don’t worry, your expert guide will explain over 2000 years of Roman history along the way.

Enter the hidden Raphael Rooms, a suite of four reception rooms that are rarely publicly appreciated, and take in their frescoes or most commonly known mural paintings. Paired with Michelangelo’s frescoes in the Sistine Chapel, they are the famous fresco sequences that mark the High Renaissance period in Rome.

The journey continues as you make your way to the Sistine Chapel. Upon entrance, your guide will explain the life, times and works of Michelangelo and the patron of this chapel, Pope Julius II. Imagine a work of art so vast that it paints nine scenes of a story. This is Michelangelo’s ceiling fresco in the Sistine Chapel. Your eyes will thank you for the beauty they have just witnessed.

From there, it only gets better as you walk through one of the largest churches in the world, and one of the most recognized works of Renaissance architecture, St. Peter’s Basilica. St. Peter’s was designed by the great artists Donato Bramante, Carlo Maderno, Gian Lorenzo Bernini, and Michelangelo, and holds up to 20,000 people. You will also see Pietà, the most recognized religious sculpture by Michelangelo.
Reviews (36)
1 - 5 of 19 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I must say that every tour we took recommended by trip advisor was amazing. Always go small group, you will not regret it. There is such a difference. My husband & I would see groups of 20 or more struggling to stay together and we...More

Thank maxxybrod
Reviewed October 20, 2018
Take this guided tour!

Maria Laurie was an excellent and very knowledgeable guide! Great guided tour that made our visit so much more valuable!

1  Thank 292marting
Reviewed October 8, 2018
Vatican Tour

We are very glad we booked this tour. Our guide Luigi was professional and well informed and looked after us all very well - not easy to do when dealing with the numbers of people visiting the Vatican. He answered all our questions and kept...More

Thank Kim E
Reviewed September 5, 2018
Take this tour!!!

We booked this tour and we so very glad we did! Anna was our tour guide and so knowledgeable about the areas we toured. You could tell she was passionate about the subject and well educated on the background adding information to the tour in...More

Thank Mfoxjackson
Reviewed August 21, 2018
Premier Sistine Chapel Tour

Our tour guide was also the owner of the tour group and was FANTASTIC! She was well informed, gave us lots of interesting information and prepared us for what was coming. One of the biggest benefits was our ability to stop and ask about random...More

2  Thank stevenmJ1764CX
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November 27, 2018|
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Response from maxxybrod | Reviewed this property |
60 sounds right to me. Recheck the price for both.
Christopher G
September 23, 2018|
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Response from elisabet237 | Reviewed this property |
It is not included in the tour but you can probably do it afterwards since the tour finishes inside the Vatcian and you can stay and explore on your own afterwards. have a nice tour-it is well recommended!
September 13, 2018|
Response from Gary C | Reviewed this property |
With our tour , all entrance fees were included.