Semi-Private Sistine Chapel Tour with Museums and St. Peter's Basilica
Attractions & guided tours

Semi-Private Sistine Chapel Tour with Museums and St. Peter's Basilica

Based on 8 reviews
Free cancellation
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 3 hours
Do this because
  • Admire Michelangelo's frescoes in the Sistine Chapel, the Raphael Rooms and School of Athens
  • Listen to the anecdotes your guide will tell you about St. Peter's Basilica and Michelangelo's Pietà
  • Take the chance to see ancient sculptures including Laocoon and Belvedere Torso
  • Get the most out of the Vatican with skip-the-lines access
  • Marvel at the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel
What to expect

If you're looking to experience the best of the Vatican Museums but don't have all day, then this expertly crafted tour is the perfect choice.

You'll discover the highlights of this incredible museum, including Michelangelo's awe-inspiring Sistine Chapel frescoes and Raphael's iconic School of Athens. You'll see how these two artists drew inspiration from ancient masterpieces like the Laocoon and the Belvedere Torso. The skip-the-line access to St. Peter's Basilica means you can marvel at Michelangelo's moving Pietà sculpture and Bernini's stunning baldachin without waiting in long queues.

Your knowledgeable guide will give you fascinating anecdotes about the Catholic faith's mother church.

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What's included
  • check Expert English-speaking guide
  • check Entrance fees
  • check Guided tour
  • check Headsets (to hear the guide)
  • check Skip-the-line tickets
What's not included
  • x_not_included Food and drinks
  • x_not_included Transportation

Viale Giulio Cesare 237, 00192 Rome, Italy

Meeting point:
You will meet your guide at the flower stand located on Viale Giulio Cesare. They will have a Through Eternity sign or flag.
What to remember
  • Please note that the Raphael Rooms are part of this 3-hour itinerary; please notice that due to crowding, timing and direction flows of crowd traffic dictated by the Vatican Museum staff on the day of the tour, the tour operator may not be able to make this stop within the designated time frame
  • The Basilica of St. Peter's may be subject to unscheduled closings and late openings for religious ceremonies. Because these are often last-minute for security reasons, there's no time to notify the guests. The partner will provide you with a complete experience by exploring the Vatican Museums in more details
  • To obtain the student discount, you must show a valid student ID must on the day of the tour. If a student does not have a valid student ID, they may be charged a new full ticket price by the Museums, which must be paid on the day of the tour
  • Please advise if any travelers have mobility concerns so that the tour operator can best accommodate you
  • Large bags, backpacks, tripods and large umbrellas cannot be brought into the museums. These items will have to be left at the museum coat check and retrieved after your visit. It would be best to leave such items at your hotel
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. Knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • Please note that the Vatican Museums provide free entrance for visitors who are (according to the requirements stated by the Vatican City) at least 74% disabled by presenting the appropriate certification and, if one needs assistance by another person, that person also receives a free entrance. Please inform your local tour operators when booking if you fit into these requirements, and they will remove the pricing of the entry tickets from the price of the tour
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Through Eternity
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the experience begins.

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  • Hermann

    From United States of America - October 2023

    Travelled as a couple


    35 - 44 years old