Faith and Power: Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica

Rome, Italy

Experience Rating
icon4 hours  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English and 3 more

Enjoy the Vatican with our private tour, choose your pace and get all info you like to know from your tour guide

Ticket and reservation fees with preferential access so you don't wait in line.
Expert, fluent English-speaking guides who know everything about the Vatican's collections
Headsets for groups of six or more people
Food or Drinks
Transportation from or to hotel

Departure Point

Viale Vaticano, 99, 00165 Roma RM, Italy

Departure Time

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Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica
9/2/2019 - 4/27/2021
Monday - Saturday:08:30 AM - 03:30 PM
Vatican for blind people
9/19/2019 - 4/27/2021
Monday - Saturday:08:30 AM - 03:00 PM

Return Details

Saint Peter's Square, Forum Sancti Petri, Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
Stop At:  
Vatican Museums
Enjoy a lifetime experience on our private tour of the Sistine Chapel. Marvel at Michelangelo’s breath-taking frescoes of the ceiling, appreciate the main nine scenes painted, discovering the stories of the Old Testament Prophets and Pagan Sibyls. Michelangelo considered himself first and foremost a sculptor and you will learn about how he lived, his faith and his troubles. With our private guide, walk through Raphael's rooms and feel free to ask all the questions you wish. You will also see the main works of the Vatican Museums and learn about how they influenced the great artists of the Renaissance. Sections included: Early Christian Art section, Picture gallery (Raffaello's tapestries, Leonardo, Caravaggio), Pinecone Courtyard, Pio Clementino Museum (the sculpture collection of Julius II), Galleries of Candelabra, Tapestries, Geographical Maps.
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Sistine Chapel
Whoever sees the Sistine Chapel through the eyes of Michelangelo, whoever reads in it his thoughts and sentiments, encounters a genius. Who he was, how he lived and what he thought are the main themes of our visit. Our guides will bring to life the great building projects of the Italian Renaissance and together we will relive the environment of the Papal court in Rome in which Michelangelo created his masterpieces. The figures of Jonah, Adam, Eve, Noah and thousands of others on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel and in the Last Judgment reflect the profound ideas of Michelangelo – you’ll be able to appreciate what they say, and learn how these frescoes redefined not only art, but the way in which we look at the world.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
St. Peter's Basilica
Skip the queues and arrive straight inside St. Peter’s Basilica, home to the history of Christianity, be spellbound by the extreme beauty of endless masterpieces, including Michelangelo’s Pietà. We take care of buying in advance Vatican tickets with reservations to skip the lines in order for you to spend your time only enjoying a great experience.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Only small backpacks or handbags allowed. No glass bottles, cans or metal objects allowed.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation policy

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From 232.70 USD


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