Tour of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel with guide and skip-the-line tickets

Tour with guide and skip the line tickets

Vatican Museums, guided visit

4 hours
Proprietà: Condivise, Private
Pets not allowed

The proposed guided tour of the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica. A tour of the sacred places, between art and millenary secrets with our specialized guide. You can customize the tour with the climb to the dome of St. Peter’s or the walk to Castel Sant’Angelo.

What we will visit

  • Visit the Vatican and its museums with a professional guide
  • Access the museums with priority tickets that allow you to skip long lines
  • Admire the paintings of the Sistine Chapel
  • Be amazed by the majesty of St. Peter’s Basilica
  • Optional: visit to the Dome of St. Peter’s
  • Optional: visit Castel Sant’Angelo and the Passetto

Itinerary

 

1
10:00 - 11:30

Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel with guide

  • Meet with the guide at the meeting point in the Vatican area
  • Visit to the Vatican Museums, one of the most famous museums in the world with over six million visitors who pass through its galleries every year.

The Vatican Museums were inaugurated in the sixteenth century and contain a unique collection of ancient and modern art.

Here, various works are collected that span ancient and contemporary times: sarcophagi and mosaics share the space with masterpieces by great masters such as Giotto, Michelangelo, Leonardo Da Vinci, Raphael up to Dalì, Canova and Matisse. In the midst of so much beauty, the presence of a fragment of lunar rock donated to Vatican citizens by former American president Nixon continues to amaze.

  • Visit the Sistine Chapel

The tour of the Vatican Museums ends with the entrance to the Sistine Chapel where it is possible to admire the famous frescoes by Michelangelo that cover the vault and the back wall with the Last Judgment, in addition to the marvelous walls decorated by some of the greatest Italian artists of the second half of the fifteenth century (Sandro Botticelli, Pietro Perugino, Pinturicchio, Domenico Ghirlandaio and others).

2
11:30 - 13:00

St. Peter's Basilica and Colonnade

  • Entrance to St. Peter’s Basilica 

Between the Baldacchino and Bernini’s Colonnade that frames the Dome designed by Michelangelo, we will cross the great Square of St. Peter’s admiring the magnificence of the Apostolic Palace with the window where the Pope looks out every Sunday for the Angelus.

3
14:30 - 16:30

Dome of St. Peter - Castel Sant'Angelo

Among the optional experiences, not included in the tour, you can choose between:

  • Ascent to the dome of St. Peter’s Basilica

A unique experience with a view of the historic center of Rome from a truly unusual perspective that will leave the visitor breathless. To be purchased at the time of booking.

  • Visit to Castel Sant’Angelo and the Passetto

Historical structure which, due to having changed its intended use several times, can be defined as a monument, archaeological area and museum. Do not miss the stop at the Passetto, a pedestrian passage that connects the site with the Vatican, used in the past by the popes in case of danger and to monitor the surroundings. To be purchased when booking.

4
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Included/not included

The Excursion includes:

  • Professional guide for  approx. 3hrs
  • Entrance ticket to the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel (priority skip the line)
  • Visit to St. Peter’s Basilica and the square

Optional (to be chosen when booking):

  • Visit of Castel Sant’Angelo and the Passetto
  • Ascent to the Dome of St. Peter

Cancellation policy

  • The excursion can be canceled free of charge up to 72 hours before departure.

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