Discover the masterpieces of Rome with the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Tour. Your guide will take you inside some the most visited museums in the world, will show you the most important works of art while explaining the historical context behind each of them. The tour includes a skip-the-line ticket for one of the world's busiest attractions. Each year, over eight million visitors come to the Vatican and the lines at the entrance can get very long. Why spend hours standing in line when you can save time with this skip-the-line ticket with the added bonus of an expert guide as well ?!
On the day of your visit, please be at the meeting point 30 minutes before the scheduled departure time and present the voucher that you will have received by email. A fascinating historical and artistic journey awaits you! The guide will take you inside via the priority entrance and you will go on to discover some of the world’s most important masterpieces. Going from room to room, you will get to explore such popular highlights of the museum as the Greek Cross Hall, Gallery of Statues and the Hall of Busts and the Raphael Rooms, adorned by Raphael and his students. You will discover all the museum’s treasures: tapestries, paintings, and sculptures by Renaissance greats such as Leonardo da Vinci, Caravaggio, Bernini, Michelangelo, and Raphael. Your visit culminates at the Sistine Chapel, the crown jewel of the Vatican, where you will get to see two of the world’s most famous frescos; The Creation of Adam on the ceiling above you and The Last Judgment on the wall, both painted of course by Michelangelo. The tour of the museums lasts approximately two and a half hours. You can also visit Saint Peter’s Chapel afterwards if you choose.
Step 1 - Go to the meeting point
Step 2 - Head to the entrance
Please be at the meeting point 30 minutes before the tour’s scheduled time.
Dress code: Sleeveless blouses, mini skirts, shorts, ripped jeans and hats are not permitted. Shoulders and knees must be covered.
All visitors must pass through metal detectors at the security checkpoint. Please expect to wait 10-20 minutes to clear security.Please note that large bags/tripods/umbrellas/backpacks are not permitted in the Vatican.
Length of tour: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
All ticket sales are definitive and unfortunately, no refunds can be given.
October 20, 2018
The Vatican is absolutely gorgeous and we were very happy to have bought this activity. Our guide was very knowledgeable.