Vatican and Sistine Chapel Tour

skip-the-line Tour of the Vatican Highlights

Skip-the-Line Vatican, Sistine Chapel and St.Peter's Dome

Fast Access Guided Tour of the Highlights of the Vatican plus the top of the Dome

Tour Description

Immerse yourself in glorious art!

Start your Vatican tour right away with your skip-the-line tickets. You’ll meet your guide just outside the Vatican Museums,and be escorted straight in to the breathtaking exhibits. Your first stop is the Gallery of Maps, the Gallery of Tapestries, and the Pinecone Courtyard. Next you’ll see highlights of the impressive collections of the Vatican Museums, including the stunning works of Raphael and Michelangelo, collected by various Popes throughout the centuries. Next, you’ll enter the glorious Sistine Chapel, where you’ll see Michelangelo's famous frescoes "The Last Judgment," and "The Creation of Adam."

The Dome of St. Peter's Basilica is best seen from an up-close perspective. A short lift ride will take you to the main level inside the vault. From here, you’ll have a fantastic view of the staggering mosaics and stunning elaborate embellishments. This view affords the best perspective to appreciate the artisans’ skills and techniques used to create such intricate work.

Climb up the 281 steps to the highest point of the Dome for one of the best views of the entire city of Rome, and your guide will show you landmarks and points of interest from this birds-eye view.

When you return to ground level, you’ll explore St. Peter’s Basilica, and you’ll see Michelangelo's famous Pietà, the only piece of work he ever signed. You’ll learn how Michelangelo was chosen over his peers for the distinct honor to paint St. Peter’s heavenly arch. Then, you’ll visit the underground ecclesiastical tomb, where many Popes have been buried over the centuries. You will also explore the various houses of prayer, and shrouded graves.

This tour books quickly, so please don’t hesitate to contact us for information and reservations at [email protected].

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What is included

Official Licensed Guide
Fast Track entrance
Audioguides

Details and Important info

Duration: 4 Houts
Operating Days: Everyday
Meeting point: Everyday
Language: English, Frensh, Spanish, German, Italian
Group Size: Private or Small Group Tour
Start time: Customizable

Artworks & Sites visited

Sistine Chapel
Vatican Museums
Raphael's Rooms
Basilica of Saint Peter
Belvedere Courtyard and Palace
Gallery of Geographic Maps
Gallery of Tapistries
Room of Immaculate Conception
Pius-Clementinus Museum
Pope's Benediction Balcony
Pope's Speech Window
chimney of Papal Election
Sobiesky Hall
St. Peter's Dome

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