Vatican & Sistine Chapel Tour €53

Operates: Daily except Sunday

Starts: 10:00am or 2:30pm

Duration: 3 hours

Adults: €53

Children: €48 (6 – 18 years)

Group size: maximum 20

Entrance to the Vatican Museums is subject to a dress code. Please ensure you wear clothing that covers your knees and shoulders or you may be refused entry.

The meeting place for this tour is close to the entrance to the Vatican Museums, 20 minutes prior to the start time. You will receive full instructions via email once you have completed your booking.

Please note that due to the Papal Audience, St Peter’s Basilica may be unavailable for Wednesday morning tours. Travellers wanting to include St Peter’s Basilica should select the afternoon tour or an alternative day. Tours that are unable to visit St Peter’s Basilica will spend more time exploring the Vatican Museums.

Vatican Museums

Raphael’s Rooms

Sistine Chapel

St Peter’s Basilica

St Peter’s Square

Officially licensed local guide

Skip the Line tickets to the Vatican and St Peter’s Basilica

Headsets

Extended mini-group tour with Pinacoteca: upgrade to our mini-group tour with a maximum group size of only eight travellers. This extended tour offers visitors a chance to further explore the art treasures of the Vatican with an additional hour in the Pinacoteca (Vatican Art Gallery). This gallery houses a collection of over 500 paintings from great artists including Leonardo da Vinci, Titian, Raphael and Caravaggio. This upgrade is a must for all lovers.

Available for the 10:00am departure only.

Additional cost: €27 per person

Vatican & Sistine Chapel Tour Itinerary

On this incredible Vatican and Sistine Chapel Tour, you’ll take a trip down (ancient) memory lane and discover the marvels of the Pope’s home, as well as learn all about the colourful past of Rome through the Vatican Museums and the Vatican City’s two most prominent landmarks, the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica. As you go, paintings by Raphael, Michelangelo, and Bernini will form a masterpiece of a backdrop, while a qualified art historian guide will walk you through the most visited museums of Rome bringing the exhibits and stories to life. On top of that, you’ll get to jump all the queues for the half-day duration of the tour, so there’s no waiting around.

The Vatican itself is a revered and holy destination graced by millions of visitors every year, and the Vatican Museums and St. Peter’s Basilica are some of the most prominent landmarks in the history of human civilization. We kick off the Vatican and Sistine Chapel Tour with a browse of the museums. Here, you can wander through exhibits that include one of the world’s most important art collections that have been put together by Rome’s Popes over five centuries. Look out for renowned classical sculptures and big-name masterpieces from the Renaissance era. As you go, a knowledgeable art historian will divulge key information about the Vatican and its heady past through prominent artworks and pieces. They will pick out iconic works and weave stories around some of the world’s greatest artists of all time, including Raphael and Michelangelo.

After the Museums, we’ll continue on to St. Peter’s Square, where you can walk through the impressive and opulent colonnade made by Bernini himself before heading on to the Basilica – one of the Catholic world’s most important places. The stunning building took centuries to build, with famous architects like Michelangelo pitching in. Its eye-catching dome is one of the most iconic shots of Rome and, once inside, you’ll once again have the chance to admire some of Italy’s most impressive masterpieces. Keep your eyes peeled for “Pieta” by Michelangelo, as well as several works by Bernini and Canova.

This Vatican and Sistine Chapel Tour submerges you in the history of the Vatican, giving you the chance to learn all about this world-famous creative and Catholic landmark.

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