Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel with no-wait access to St Peter’s Basilica

Rome, Italy

Experience Rating
    
icon2 to 3 hours  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English and 4 more
Overview

Cover the highlights of the Vatican Museums during this skip-the-line tour of the iconic collections, which includes guided visits to the Sistine Chapel and Saint Peter's Basilica. Listen to live commentary from your art historian guide as you tour the masterpiece-filled galleries, from Michelangelo's famous fresco-covered ceiling to the Gallery of Maps and Tapestries. Admission tickets must be purchased separately.
  • A skip-the-line guided tour of the Vatican Museums
  • Listen to in-depth background from your art historian guide
  • Cover the highlights of the collection in just a few hours
  • Use free audio headsets so you won't miss a word

Headsets to hear the guide clearly
Professional art historian guide
St. Peter's Basilica Skip the line service
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Entrance Tickets (Tickets will be available at the meeting point)

Departure Point

Largo del Colonnato, 6, 00193 Roma RM, Italy

Departure Time

3:00 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Vatican Museums
The Vatican Museums is an enormous complex of galleries holding some of Italy’s most important art, from paintings and sculptures to tapestries and classical antiquities. Adjoining St. Peter’s Basilica, the Vatican Museums' miles of corridors connect buildings and courtyards housing the Pinacoteca, Egyptian Museum, Gallery of Tapestries, Pius-Clementine Museum, and Gallery of Maps. But the crown jewels are the Sistine Chapel, famous for Michelangelo's ceiling and The Last Judgment, and the 16th-century frescoes in the Raphael Rooms.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Sistine Chapel
The Sistine Chapel, part of Rome’s Vatican Museums, was decorated by art masters Sandro Botticelli and Pinturicchio in the 15th century before being completed with Michelangelo’s stunning 16th-century ceilings frescoes and monumental “The Last Judgement,” which covers the apse wall. The fresco-covered ceiling is the artist’s greatest work and one of the most important masterpieces in history, while the Sistine Chapel serves as a glorious homage to Renaissance art and one of the most visited sights in all of Italy.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
St. Peter's Basilica
The enormous St. Peter's Basilica dominates Vatican City, and its dome can be seen from all over Rome. Built on the site of St. Peter’s crucifixion and over his tomb, it’s the epicenter of the Catholic Church and the burial place of many popes, including Pope John Paul II. The lavishly adorned basilica is the largest church in Italy and all of Christendom, and it's also a museum full of priceless works of art—including Michelangelo’s spectacular “Pietà” and Bernini’s bronze baldachin.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Not Included
Pass By:  
St. Peter's Square
The heart of Rome's Vatican City is St. Peter's Square (Piazza San Pietro), the grand space that provides a magnificent approach to St. Peter's Basilica. Designed by Bernini in the 17th century, Piazza San Pietro is lined by semicircular colonnades four columns deep on either side that seem to reach out and enfold visitors in an embrace.
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers

Cancellation policy

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