Vatican Museums Tour 2022

From € 45
2-4 hours Skip-the-line Live tour Guide

About Vatican Museums Tour

Explore Vatican Museums before the general public arrives by skipping the ticket lines. Witness masterpieces created by Raphael, Bernini, Michelangelo and many more coupled with a visit to the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica.

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Vatican Museum Tour Description

Uncover one of the world's most significant and famous art collections during your guided tour of the Vatican Museums. A knowledgeable local guide will walk you through the most exciting galleries within the museums – Gallery of Tapestries, the Rotunda, Raphael's Room, and Gallery of Maps. Each room inside the Vatican Museum contains ornate ceilings with the walls decorated with ancient statues, frescoes, and tapestries. Of course, the most remarkable gem of the Vatican collection is not a painting on any wall, but an entire ceiling and wall entirely frescoed by the greatest master of the Renaissance period – Michelangelo Buonarotti. From the Last Judgement to the Creation of Adam, Michelangelo dedicated some of his most excellent years to the Sistine Chapel. He worked day and night – even sleeping inside of the chapel. Michelangelo also expressed his frustration with jokes hidden in his artwork. Today these jokes have been uncovered and recognized. Listen as your local guide lets you in on Michelangelo's private jokes. By having small tour groups we make sure you'll have the best experience and that your tour guide can pay full attention to everyone's questions and needs. During your Vatican Museum Tour, your guide will help you avoid all the crowds and show you some of the world's most beautiful masterpieces.


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Tour Meeting Point

Meet your guide at Touristation, 150 feet from the entrance to the Vatican Museums.

Get ready for the unforgettable tour trough Vatican's history!

Uncover centuries of art and culture on your tour of the Vatican Museums.

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Vatican Museum Tour Highlights

Skip the line

Enter the Vatican Museums one hour before the general public and skip the ticket line at the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel.

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Admire Michelangelo’s frescoes

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Explore the Vatican Museums with a knowledgeable guide

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The ultimate Vatican Museum Experience

Overall rating: 10/10
Our guide loves the Vatican and has made it her mission to help tourists explore all of its most famous artwork as well as the back story and details you couldn’t get any other way. Elaine ensured that our group was at the front of the early entry line so we had the Vatican museum almost to ourselves.
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FAQ - Vatican Museum Tours

Is the Vatican Museum tour worth it?

A visit to the world's smallest state while you're in Italy is something you don't want to miss. Discover the centuries of art and culture kept inside the Vatican Museums, awe at the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, and enter St Peter's Basilica. We recommend booking one of the small group tours of the Vatican Museum - it is definitely worth your time and money.

Which tour of the Vatican is best?

There are countless options out there. Thankfully we've put together the best Vatican City tours for you. You can choose between a Sistine Chapel tour, St Peter's Basilica tour, or even a Private Tour. The best tour is the one that offers you everything you want to see while you're on your trip.

How long is the Vatican Museum tour?

Vatican Museum tour takes around 2 - 4 hours. The duration of the tour depends on what type of tour you book, but 3 hours will be more than enough for you to visit and enjoy the art and exhibitions inside of the Vatican Museums. After the guided tour, you should see the Vatican Gardens and other popular Vatican attractions.

How much does a tour of the Vatican cost?

The price of Vatican Museum tours is around 45 €. Although you can walk in and visit the Vatican City for free, you still need to pay to see the Vatican Museums. Going on one of the available guided Vatican Museum Tours will get the best value for your money. You will be able to explore Vatican's top attraction in a small group, and you will also have skip-the-line access.

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Vatican Pass

The Vatican City Pass

Everybody knows that a must-visit place when you're in Rome is Vatican City. There are many things to see and explore inside of Vatican City. The best and most cost-effective way to see everything you want is to buy a Vatican City Pass. Vatican City Pass includes a skip-the-line ticket for Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, a guided tour of St. Peter's Basilica, and an informative audio guide to the City of Rome, as well as hop-on-hop-off bus access.

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Vatican Virtual Reality Tour

On this guided tour you'll be able to experience a reconstruction of the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica in 3D. You can also discover magnificent works of art stored in the Vatican Museums.

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