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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: Small Group.
Languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Italian
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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TripAdvisor

  •   We took a tour with Andy and he was awesome! We learned so much and had a few good laughs along the way. He was knowledgeable and the tour is appropriate for families and people all ages! I highly recommend this tour!

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    9/22/2019
  •   This was a great deal! Skipped the line and spent a wonderful tour enjoying the site. Our guide was very knowledgable and his passion for Rome was definitely seen in how he presented a wealth of information. Sorry I forgot his name, he was an...More

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    9/17/2019
  •   Our guide Davide was so impressing, he had a huge knowledge, spoke excellent English and all of us were just silent wanting him to tell us more and more and more. it was funny, entertaining and it was so worth the money. this tour was...More

    thumb Doris C
    5/21/2019
  •   What a great tour, made even better by a fantastic Guide. 90 mins tour, but it lasted 3 hours, question and answers. This Skip the line tour, at 12.15. was the right one for us. First Class.

    thumb Terry L
    5/15/2019
  •   Take this tour! Our guide had an archeology background and so was able to bring the Colosseum, Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum to life. Her name was Simona Mariotti and we would like to thank her for such a great tour, it is obvious...More

    thumb Tasmania1956
    11/19/2019
  •   We did find it a bit tricky to find the start point for this tour, so give yourself time. The tour itself was excellent with just enough information to absorb in the time. You do not have to pay extra to enter Palatine Hill area,...More

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    9/28/2019

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