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Meet your local guide and pay your fee to enter the Vatican Museums. Then, with your skip-the-line ticket, step inside to start your Vatican and Sistine Chapel tour. Follow your guide, listening to tales of saintliness and scandal, and learn about the Vatican’s place as one of the holiest sites in Christendom.
Italian art flourished in the Renaissance and baroque periods, and the Vatican popes put together one of the world’s largest collections of private art with frescos, paintings, sculptures and treasure. See the highlights as you walk through galleries such as Raphael’s Rooms, and hear stories behind works such as the School of Athens — a piece that features images of Michelangelo and Raphael himself.
Pass through halls such as the Gallery of the Masks and Gallery of the Maps. Then, make your way into the Sistine Chapel. A sacred spot and the private papal chapel, the Sistine Chapel is also renowned for its Michelangelo frescoes — The Last Judgement and The Creation of Adam.
Continue to St Peter’s Basilica, which is said to be built on the ground where St Peter is buried. Admire La Pietà, an early Michelangelo sculpture, and pause to rub the foot of a statue of St Peter, said to bring good luck. Your Vatican and St Peter’s Basilica tour then finishes outside the church.
Skip the line and the crowds when you upgrade to this morning tour, with a maximum group size of 12 people. At this early time, your group enters the Vatican Museums before the doors open to the general public.
Upgrade to tour the Vatican Museums after the doors close to the public. This evening option is only available for limited period, on Friday evenings from May 6 to July 26, and September 6 to October 25. Numbers are restricted to 20 people, and the tour does not include entry to St Peter’s Basilica.
We did the morning tour and got in before the crowds and the heat. It was wonderful. Our tour guide Sylvia was incredible. There were only 6 of us in the group and she gave us so much information without it feeling like class.
Wonderful tour! The guide was very knowledgeable and the use of the ear buds really helped to hear her speaking as we all could pay more attention to what we were watching. So good to skip the lines!!
Totally blown away. Immediate access, great knowledgable guide, amazing sights.
Excellent experience! Our tour guide was so knowledgable, and really took her time to explain everything we were seeing. Hands down the best tour we have ever been on. Thanks!
It was very good but the only trouble was with her accent - the guide - we could not understand much of the info she was talking about. She did a great job of keeping us together and getting us around. It is not a complaint of her - it is a comment regarding the use of headsets and language differences. Loved Rome!
Early start is recommended for this tour as it was getting really busy when we finished it at lunchtime. Very informative and the guide was lovely. Glad we did this tour.
A must see if visting Rome. So much history and art is there that you can't go to Rome without seeing it. Our tour guide, Giuseppe, was perfect for this. A lot of walking, so make sure to wear your comfortable shoes!.
Excellent tour, VERY knowledgeable guide, wonder full not a typo, experience.
Great tour. Knowledgeable guide
Our tour guide was very good. He explained a lot of things that you may not notice by your own. We did not have to make the loooong lines for the Vatican. The only thing is that the guide goes quickly through everything which is totally understandable because there are many things to do. If you want to spend more time you can do it at the end. I had a very good experience!
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