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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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  •   The ticket office was a little hard to find but once found the service was good. As this is a quiet time of year we had a free upgrade to the more extensive tour of the colosseum and forum. Our young children were kept engaged...More

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    12/20/2019
  •   I thought this tour provided great value and enhancement to our experience. Our tour guide spent a great deal of time explaining everything and the tour went longer than what it was scheduled for. Very insightful. After we finished colloseum tour gave us option to...More

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    11/25/2019
  •   Our tour guide was informative, however due to multiple late comers the tour was running late so we felt like we were extremely rushed through the colosseum and quite a bit of the information was repeated. You will get to access the ground floor only...More

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    10/24/2019
  •   You don't get to skip the line, you just get a shorter line to stand in. All tour groups including ours wait in the same line. In our case, we waited about 45 minutes in line, in the Sun at times until we got in....More

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    6/19/2019
  •   This was a good tour and we added on the Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum as well. Very informative but our guides English was not the best. Not bad but you really needed to pay attention. She provided great insight to all of the...More

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    9/22/2019
  •   We booked the Colosseum, Palatine Hill and Roman Forum Guided Tour, Loved the whole experience! We were not disappointed with my tour guide at all, Sam has a lot of knowledge of the history behind these iconic locations, We know some long tours can get...More

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