Vatican Tour: Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter Basilica

Rome, Italy

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icon2 to 3 hours  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English
Overview

See the best of the Vatican Museums with this 3-hour tour including the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica in small groups, up to 25 pax.
See the best of the Vatican without spending all day waiting for tickets on this skip-the-line tour.
Explore the vast galleries of the Vatican Museums and gaze at Michelangelo’s extraordinary frescoes of the Sistine Chapel.
Enjoy skip-the-line access to St. Peter’s Basilica.

Skip The Line
Vatican Official Guide
Direct entrance to the Basilica with free-time inside.

Departure Point

Via Leone IV, 6, 00192 Roma RM, Italy

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Itinerary
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Vatican Museums
The Vatican Museums are Christian and art museums located within the city boundaries of the Vatican City. They display works from the immense collection amassed by popes throughout the centuries including several of the most renowned Roman sculptures and most important masterpieces of Renaissance art in the world.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
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Sistine Chapel
The Sistine Chapel ceiling, painted by Michelangelo between 1508 and 1512, is one of the most renowned artworks of the High Renaissance. Central to the ceiling decoration are nine scenes from the Book of Genesis of which The Creation of Adam is the best known, the hands of God and Adam being reproduced in countless imitations. The complex design includes several sets of individual figures, both clothed and nude, which allowed Michelangelo to fully demonstrate his skill in creating a huge variety of poses for the human figure, and have provided an enormously influential pattern book of models for other artists ever since.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
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Cortile della Pigna
The Cortile del Belvedere, (Belvedere Courtyard in English) was a major architectural work of the High Renaissance at the Vatican Palace in Rome. Designed by Donato Bramante from 1506 onward, its concept and details reverberated in courtyard design, formalized piazzas and garden plans throughout Western Europe for centuries.[citation needed] Conceived as a single enclosed space, the long Belvedere court connected the Vatican Palace with the Villa Belvedere in a series of terraces connected by stairs, and was contained on its sides by narrow wings. Bramante did not see the work completed, and before the end of the sixteenth century it had been irretrievably altered by a building across the court, dividing it into two separate courtyards
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
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St. Peter's Basilica
The Papal Basilica of St. Peter in the Vatican (Italian: Basilica Papale di San Pietro in Vaticano), or simply St. Peter's Basilica (Latin: Basilica Sancti Petri), is an Italian Renaissance church in Vatican City, the papal enclave within the city of Rome. Designed principally by Donato Bramante, Michelangelo, Carlo Maderno and Gian Lorenzo Bernini, St. Peter's is the most renowned work of Renaissance architecture and the largest church in the world. While it is neither the mother church of the Catholic Church nor the cathedral of the Diocese of Rome, St. Peter's is regarded as one of the holiest Catholic shrines. It has been described as "holding a unique position in the Christian world" and as "the greatest of all churches of Christendom".
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Mercoledì, a causa dell'udienza papale settimanale e durante la cerimonia religiosa, c'è la possibilità che la Basilica di San Pietro non sia disponibile durante la quale l'accesso alla Basilica di San Pietro è chiuso.
  • Non possiamo essere ritenuti responsabili in caso di chiusura improvvisa della Basilica di San Pietro o di qualsiasi altra stanza all'interno dei Musei Vaticani senza preavviso, poiché questa è una decisione dell'Amministrazione Vaticana stessa e non abbiamo alcun controllo su di essa.
  • Importante: spalle e ginocchia devono essere coperte
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers

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