HomeVatican Museum, Sistine Chapel Guided Tour - Tour in the city

Privileged entrances | 2.5 hours | Gallery visits in the Vatican Museum


Visit the famous Vatican Museums and their famous galleries. Your guide will reveal the mysteries behind some of the most famous artworks in the Sistine Chapel.

Vatican Museum Tours Highlights!
Sistine Chapel
Tour starts at a time when the crowds are not maddening, thus giving you more space to explore.
Raphael Rooms
Step back in time and view Raphael’s frescos.
Gallery of Maps
View the topographical maps of Italy. The accuracy of the maps was placed at 80% which is remarkable.
Tour Details:
Duration : 2.5 hours.
Tour Type : Private Guided Tour - Small Group.
Languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Russian, and other languages are available on request
A Great Starting Time And An Expert Local Guide

This 2.5-hour tour is short, sharp and to the point. This is a highlight Vatican Museums tour which will not have you stopping at every art piece or every room, but the most important that has to be seen. Witness power, art, politics and religion converge and what makes the Vatican City one of the most sought-after attractions in the world.

Our local guides will take you on a journey of some of the finest art treasures in the world and explain fascinating facts about the treasures and their artists.

The time for the tour has been selected to make it an enjoyable experience as it can get very busy at the Vatican. Also, the Skip The Line privileged entrance means that you will be missing the long lines and we able to start your tour on a fresh note.

The tour has been specially curated so that the last stop is the Sistine Chapel. From here on, you can walk to the St Peter’s Basilica through a passage reserved for Skip The Line tours.

Raphael Rooms

View the beautiful frescos painted by the young Raphael which were for a suite of apartments for Pope Julius 11.

Sistine Chapel

Once a visitor enters the Sistine chapel, you cannot help let out a “Aahh”, as you will be surrounded by frescos depicting Stories of Moses, Stories of Jesus, Resurrection of Christ, and of course Michelangelo’s ‘Last Judgement.’

Belvedere Courtyard and viewing of marble sculpture of Apollo Belvedere & Laocoön & His Sons

The Belvedere courtyard was built to link the Vatican and the Belvedere ( which is a structure built to take in views of a location). Here you will see the famous marble sculpture of Apollo Belvedere, which is regarded as one of the most beautiful sculptures in the world for its exquisite craftsmanship. The statue of Laocoön and His Sons are almost life-sized and depict a scene of them struggling from the clutches of sea serpents

Pinecone Courtyard

A 4-metre bronze pinecone adorned by two peacocks on its side. A selfie moment indeed!

Vatican Museums – Galleries

See the beautiful galleries and their treasures in Gallery of the Maps, Gallery of the Candelabra, Gallery of the Tapestries.

St. Peter’s Basilica (optional)

At the end of the tour, you are welcome to explore the Basilica on your own. The guide will provide you with a short introduction and then start exploring the architecture and breathtaking artwork.

Small Groups

The tour comprises of less than 20 in a group so that we can provide intimacy and more private experience for you. Our guides are passionate and very experienced. They have deep knowledge of the Vatican, Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica and will be happy to share fascinating stories of art, religion, and politics which have a huge influence on the Vatican City.

The Vatican Museum Tours with its timeless galleries filled with masterpieces from the Renaissance Period to the Frescos which adorn the Sistine Chapel and the beautiful marble statues which adorn the outdoors, do not miss this tour.
Just a friendly reminder again that shoulders and knees must be covered for both men and women. Please also note that there is plenty of walking so please wear comfortable footwear. A visit the Vatican is truly an experience, so, do not miss out on it.

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  •   Well organised, entrance quick. Tour guide nice, very knowledgeable and passionate about his subject. Worked very hard, including carrying round additional material to show us. The tour was 3 hours, I we have a teenager and 8 year old, was a bit too long for...More

    thumb Gary L
    2/17/2020
  •   We had the best tour guide you could ever have when taking this tour. George is so knowledgable and throws in the most interesting information during this tour. Ask for him.

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    11/14/2019
  •   Its worth buying this ticket in advance , as the que is to long if you want to buy from the Vatican city ticket counter , you need to save your energy to visit the Vatican , St Peter Basilica . I will also recommend...More

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    9/18/2019
  •   This was my first time visiting the Vatican, and I feel if we had done visited without a guide I would have been overwhelmed and not sure where to start. Our guide not only help us hit all the highlights in a timely manner, she...More

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    12/30/2019
  •   The whole experience of traveling somewhere new and then trying to manage the logistics of a place like the Colisseum with 1,000’s of people can be so overwhelming but soaring temps and direct sun inspired us to sign up for a Colisseum and Forum on...More

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    6/29/2019
  •   Our tour guide was Azzurra Della Seta from Eyes of Rome. She was awesome and very knowledgeable and fun. I can't imagine waiting in those lines and it seemed at every access point she knew folks to move us along. We had the opportunity to...More

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    9/19/2019

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