Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel small-group tour with a local guide
Attractions & guided tours

Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel small-group tour with a local guide

4.8/5
Excellent
Based on 391 reviews
from
£45.00
Free cancellation
Language: English , Italian
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 3 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Visit the Vatican’s main attractions with a small group tour of up to 16 people and skip-the-line admission
  • See priceless artworks by masters such as Raphael and Bellini in the Vatican Museums
  • Stroll through the Sistine Chapel to admire Michelangelo’s frescoes on the ceiling
  • Take in the world-famous Renaissance architecture of St Peter's Basilica
  • Be accompanied by an expert local guide with an unrivalled knowledge of Vatican City and its treasures
What to expect

It may be the world's smallest state, but Vatican City packs a mighty punch when it comes to history, art, and architecture. And there's no better way to tick off its must-sees than this walking tour with an expert local guide. You’ll explore the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St Peter's Basilica in a small group, meaning you get more from your guide. Valeria, one of our guides, says, 'Since I was a child, my passion for the past was my inspiration, and my dream to become an archaeologist came true. The incredible beauty and splendour of the Vatican Museums will amaze you.’

With a priceless collection of over 20,000 unique works of art, there's no time to waste on this afternoon of discovery. And, with the added value of fast-track entrance, you'll avoid the crowds and skip straight to the good part with your small group. Follow your guide as they take you through the museums' labyrinth of statues, paintings, and sculptures from the likes of Raphael, Bellini, and Leonardo.

Listen to expert background commentary as you wander through the most important sections, including the Gallery of Tapestries and the Gallery of Candelabra, before reaching your next stop — the Sistine Chapel. ‘It’s one of Michelangelo’s greatest masterpieces,' says Valeria. Its frescoes, which took six years to complete, span the complete interior — it's a real showstopper. You'll round off the tour with a visit of St Peter's Basilica, where pilgrims come to worship and pray and admire the magnificent Renaissance architecture.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • What's included
    • Three-hour small-group tour
    • Local expert guide
    • Skip-the-line ticket
    • Headset (for groups of more than 6 people)
    Where

    Viale Vaticano, 100, 00192 Rome RM, Italy

    Meeting point:
    Meet your guide at the top of the flight of stairs just after Caffé Vaticano. Please show up at the meeting point at least 10-15 minutes before entrance time as latecomers may not be accomodated.
    What to remember
    • Until further notice, it won't be possible to access St. Peter's Basilica due to Covid-19 restrictions. Instead, an extended tour of the Vatican Museums will be offered
    • You'll visit in a small group of up to 16 people. This small-group size gives you a personalized experience away from the crowds
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    Provider
    Musement S.p.A.
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

    What people say about this experience

    Excellent

    4.8/5

    Based on 391 reviews from verified customers

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    Review categories

    Safety

    4.7/5

    Service

    4.7/5

    Staff

    4.7/5

    Value for money

    4.6/5

    • Anonymous

      From United States of America - January 2023

      Excellent

      Overall rated

      5/5

      Precisa, puntuale, sempre col sorriso, bravissima, noto competente e documentata.

    • Anonymous

      From United States of America - January 2023

      Excellent

      Overall rated

      5/5

      Precisa, puntuale, sempre col sorriso, bravissima, noto competente e documentata.

    • Anonymous

      From United States of America - January 2023

      Excellent

      Overall rated

      5/5

      Ottima esperienza. Guida esperta, genitile e simpatica Da consigliare

    • Anonymous

      From United States of America - January 2023

      Great

      Overall rated

      4/5

      Guida eccellente,preparata e simpatica, unica pecca è che è un tour troppo veloce rispetto alle meraviglie presenti.

    • Anonymous

      From Italy - January 2023

      Excellent

      Overall rated

      5/5

      Tutto bene la guida fantastica

    • Anonymous

      From Italy - January 2023

      Excellent

      Overall rated

      5/5

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