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Skip-the-Line Private Tour of Vatican Museums + Sistine Chapel with a PhD Guide

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US$ 179.72
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Visit the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel with professional and friendly "PhD guides". All of them have a Masters Degree or PhD in Art History and Archaeology. All of them know how to make a tour entertaining and enjoyable for every age.

Conscious that there is a huge offer of Vatican tours online, by booking this tour you can get the best education together with the most friendly attitude. This tour is "skip-the-line" and private for a more personal and direct experience (no-one else will join your tour).

FYI: St.Peter’s Basilica and Square will be included or not in the tour according to last minutes events (such as Holy Year’s celebrations and special Pope’s Masses).
  • Buy skip-the-line access to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
  • See masterpieces by Michelangelo, Botticelli, Raphael, and more
  • Learn about art and architecture from an art historian or archaeologist
  • Benefit from personal attention in a group of no more than eight
What to Expect
Greet your guide and small group outside the Vatican Museums and hand over your entrance fees: the tour cost only covers guiding. Clear security and don your headset. View the ancient Roman collection, with its masterly sculptures, the Gallery of the Tapestries, which includes work designed by Raphael’s studio, and the Gallery of Geographical Maps. Enter the Sistine Chapel to admire the world-famous frescoes painted by the master Michelangelo—and learn about the frescoes Botticelli and other Renaissance painters crafted before Michelangelo started work. If St. Peter’s Basilica is open, enjoy time in the Basilica along the way. Your tour ends either there or on Viale Vaticano.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Caffè Vaticano, viale, Viale Vaticano, 100, 00192 Roma RM, Italy
Departure Time
2:00 PM
Return Details
St. Peter's Square, Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
  • Professional art historian guide
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Headsets cost (if needed)
  • Entry/Admission - St. Peter's Basilica
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
  • Entrance tickets (23€ each adult, 15€ each kid under 18yo. Children under 6 only 2€ each)
  • the cost of tickets must always be paid by clients, regardless of any possible clients delay or no show.
  • Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel
  • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are currently traveling with our two young girls, 3 years and 16 months. We were concerned about trying to visit the Vatican with little ones in tow. Joy of Rome and our guide Alessandra eliminated all of those worries. We met Alex just outside...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank pkashinsky
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not having alot of time in Rome, Joy of Rome, Chiara, our guide, provided us with a concise, thorough and enjoyable tour. Not normally a tour type, it was great! Really, barring you do a week of studying (likely more) the Vatican and Sistine Chapel...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Dan B
Reviewed 28 June 2019 via mobile

We took 3 tours with Rome of Joy. Arianna showed us the Colosseum. We fell in love with her from the first word. Great knowledge, communication skills, personal attention to each and every question that any of us had. We took a walking tour of...More

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Reviewed 24 April 2019

Our guide was Emma and we had a WONDERFUL time with her. She was extremely flexible and knowledgeable. She navigated us peacefully through the crowds (which she said were light for that day) and we were able to see everything we wanted without hassle and...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank rmiller224
Reviewed 29 December 2018 via mobile

I can’t say enough about how please we were with our tour. Francesca was extremely knowledgeable and passionate about what she showed us. Her humor, warmth, and pride shown through. I would highly recommend Joy of Rome (and Francesca) and will use them again.

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