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

Highlights
  • 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
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Skip the Line Vatican and Sistine Chapel Small-Group or Private Tour
From US$ 36.52
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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.
US$ 80.00
Vatican Tour tickets excluded
For those who already have the Omnia Card and already have the entrance at 14;00 PM
US$ 36.52
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.
US$ 191.30
Overview
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.
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Reviews (31)

1 - 5 of 14 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Exhilarating Educational Worthwhile

This tour (three granddaughters early twenties and I) was a good investment of time and money. We encourage visitors to do this tour! We cannot image moving through the Vatican and Sistine Chapel without our guide! Excellent! Five stars easily awarded for an afternoon well...More

Thank RIMHanes
Reviewed 1 week ago
Vatican and Sistine Chapel- "Skip the Line" Tour

I have mixed reviews for this tour. Our guide, Luigi, was passionate and well-informed about all things Vatican and Sistine Chapel, and answered all of our group's questions. However, given the large crowds of people and the resulting noise, unless we were right next to...More

1  Thank K-StateWildcatFan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
A well informed, well planned, well communicated tour of Rome

Maria Laura took us around the Vatican’ main attractions. She was very knowledgeable, communicated effectively and clearly and had a good sense of humor. She could answer all my questions and could read the crowd very well. I would recommend her to anyone that wants...More

Thank phundersmarck
Reviewed 6 July 2018
Complete waste of money

Words cannot express how disappointed I was with this tour, which I purchased as birthday presents for my parents. Unfortunately the guide was extremely unorganized, spending large amounts of time at very few sites. (He said it was his first tour.) He continued to show...More

5  Thank jdburrows3
OnceinRome, Owner at Once in Rome, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2018

Hello Jacqueline, I think you are reviewing another tour as Giuseppe, who was your guide has about 30 years experience in tourism, as both tour leader and then guide. You had headsets so you could hear the guide no matter where you we're, are you...More

Reviewed 19 June 2018
AMAZING EXPERIENCE

I actually had a girl crush on our tour guide. she was so smart and had so much information and explanations for the sites we saw. she knew how to work around the crowds, she was engaging, friendly. I just wanted to hang out with...More

2  Thank Andrea P
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sjohnston5057
20 July 2018|
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Response from iainmurphy1 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, your confirmation paperwork is sent through for you to print off copies. Go for the tour around £70 per head. Well worth it. You will enjoy.
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Hilary B
23 June 2018|
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Response from Gary C | Reviewed this property |
We were lucky, three adults and our guide. It was an afternoon tour. Our guide, a female , was excellent.
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gemwhitmore
9 April 2018|
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Hello gemwhitmore, Apologies for my delay in response. It is our company policy to email or telephone customers who have purchased a tour without tickets because it is not always clear, especially when bought from third... More
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