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Vatican and Sistine Chapel Tours

Vatican City, Italy
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Guided Tours of the Vatican, Sistine Chapel and Basilica of St. Peter with a local authorized English speaking guide.
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Vatican Tickets & Tour including Sistine Chapel St Peter Church & Raphael Rooms

This is a superb half-day tour to see the Vatican in the company of a top-rated and very knowledgeable guide.

With skip-the-line access you by-pass the waiting lines of tourists and head directly inside to see Ancient Roman and Greek statues,  Raphael’s Rooms, the Galleries of Tapestries and Maps, the Sistine Chapel, Saint Peter’s Basilica and Square to name a few.

This is one of the most comprehensive tours of the Vatican highlights and we ensure you won’t miss any of the “must-see” treasures that make this such a special place.
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3 hours
from $107.36

Private Vatican Tour with Sistine Chapel & Museums Fast Access plus Hotel Pickup

Avoid the queues with our private 3-hour Vatican tour, accompanied by a local guide.  You will visit the Vatican Museums, Saint Peter’s Basilica and other noteworthy venues. 

Hear the history, facts, and curiosities of the Sistine Chapel during your visit there. Your guide will tell you  something of the history of these fascinating places as you meander through these wonderful buildings, drinking in the atmosphere.
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3 hours
from $240.04

Grand Vatican Tour Full-day with Sistine Chapel St Peter Church and Borgia Rooms

The artistic masterpieces in the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica are endless, and visiting this vast repository of art and architecture on your own can be daunting. With this guided tour, take a deep dive into this important collection without feeling overwhelmed. Visit the galleries, Raphael Rooms, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica, as well as lesser known gems like the Borgia Apartments.
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6 hours
from $396.86

Guided Tour of Rome - Trevi Fountain, Navona Square , Pantheon & Spanish Steps

In the company of your own personal guide you will explore the sights of the Eternal City. In 3-hours you will traverse the city centre, walking Rome’s streets, visiting some of the city’s famous piazzas, discovering ancient temples and hidden monuments and gazing upon some of Rome’s spectacular fountains. All of the well-known sights are included in the tour including the Pantheon, the Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps, Piazza Navona, the Church of St. Ignatius and much more.
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3 hours
from $172.74

Vatican for Kids Tour All Included & Sistine Chapel Fast Access w Hotel Pickup

This is a super 3-hour tour of the Vatican designed specially to appeal to families.  You will see the wonderful artwork displayed in the Vatican museums, including Raphael’s Rooms and the Gallery of Maps and of course see Michelangelo’s frescoes in the Sistine Chapel as well as his famous Pietà.  With skip-the-line access the kids won’t be bored waiting in the long queues and we are positive this interactive tour will ensure that all the family enjoy the Vatican.
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3 hours
from $240.04
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CGarcell wrote a review Aug 2020
Chicago, Illinois23 contributions12 helpful votes
We were picked up from our Airbnb by van and promptly escorted into the waiting hands of Tommaso for our tour. It’s difficult to wholly put into words the experience. Tommaso (an archeologist by trade) was enthusiastic, knowledgeable and passionate about everything he showed us. Tommaso was very personable and was energized by some of my questions and requests. A simple “is there a statue of Augustus” and he lit up with a “i’m so glad you’ve asked”. He elaborated on things as we walked throughout the Vatican museums and tried to show us simple things that get overlooked, like the fact that you walk on priceless mosaics that are equally as impressive as the statues and art, but are generally missed. The fact that the museum was at 10% capacity made it all the more rare of an experience as we got to appreciate a lot of areas with no little to no people around and we got to take our time with the experience. Now COVID things, the tour was very safe. We were offered sanitizer on getting into the van when picked up, and from meeting Tommaso through the end of the tour we all kept our masks on the whole time which made us feel very safe. While the tour couldn’t cover St. Peter’s basilica due to the Vatican changing rules there was no wait and we were able to get in with less than 10 min wait after all temperature checks and security screening.
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aklk74 wrote a review Jul 2020
Windsor and Maidenhead, United Kingdom13 contributions
We loved this tour. Maria was an excellent, knowledgeable guide and really engaged our 9 year old daughter (no mean feat given it’s 2-and-a-half hours of history/art!) Maria developed a fun quiz to keep our daughter enthusiastic throughout (with a prize at the end!) and so the whole family thoroughly enjoyed it. Given the current situation, the museum was really quiet - so we were fortunate enough to be able to have it almost to ourselves at times - an incredible experience (especially in areas like the Sistine Chapel which are normally so busy). We’d highly recommend this tour to anyone with children.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Lindy j wrote a review Feb 2020
Orlando, Florida88 contributions14 helpful votes
Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel We did skip the line which is in Vatican & Sistine Chapel. You can use a live, audio or on your own tour. The portrait and sculpture works are awesome. There is only one way in and one way out. There is a short mass every so often during the day. Lots of people, very crowded. They have a lot of souvenir shops. Excellent presentation of artwork.
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MikeRaquel wrote a review Jan 2020
Houston, Texas6 contributions1 helpful vote
Manola was our tour guide for the “Priviledged Entrance Vatican Tour with Sistine Chapel” booked through the Roman Guy (part of the Tour Guy). We entered the Vatican Museums at 8:00 am, an hour before the general public is allowed to enter. Manola did a wonderful job of explaining the art, artifacts, and history in the beautiful Vatican museums, including the Raphael Rooms, in the Sistine Chapel, and in Saint Peter’s Basilica. Of course, there was not time to see all of the art in all the museums but the ones she showed us were made more interesting by the background information she provided that explained its relevance and importance. We especially enjoyed the Map Room and seeing the tomb of St Peter beneath St Peter’s Basilica. We highly recommend this tour.
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Michelle C wrote a review Nov 2019
Moorestown, New Jersey134 contributions41 helpful votes
We booked a skip the line Sistine Chapel and Vatican tour through Take Walks. I do not remember our tour guides name, but he was fabulous. He was a professor from Chicago who teaches archeology at the University of Rome and during the summer guides the tours. We had a wide variety of age ranges in our tour and he was able to make it interesting for everyone. We had to meet very early but it's worth it. Once inside, we went directly to the Sistine Chapel then back tracked through the rest of the museum. Again, great tip because we went back again 2 1/2 hours later and the Chapel was packed.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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