Rome: Skip-the-Line Vatican and Sistine Chapel Guided Tour

47 Reviews
Tours Culture & history Activities Walking tours Art Sightseeing Tours Art & Museums History & heritage Churches & cathedrals Family-friendly Brooklyn Walking Tours

Save time during your visit to Rome with skip-the-line entry tickets and a guided tour of the best of the Vatican Museums. Explore the highlights of the Sistine Chapel with a licensed tour guide.

Highlights

  • Admire the most beautiful frescos in the world
  • Discover the creation's procedure behind the Sistine Chapel
  • Explore the museum and chapel

Description

Once at the meeting point, meet your guide who will lead you inside the Vatican Museums. Skip the line to the museum with priority access. Stroll through the main galleries and see the highlights of the Vatican. Travel straight to the Sistine Chapel and exit to St. Peter's Basilica where you can spend free time at your own leisure. PLEASE NOTE: The Vatican does not always permit the access to the Basilica so IT IS NOT GUARANTEED. Discover the treasures inside the Chapel which is one of the highest expressions of world art. Every year millions of visitors come to Rome to admire the frescoes of the great painters, especially Michelangelo's Last Judgment. Your guide will tell you all the secret stories behind the artistic creation and commission. For example, an important aspect that perhaps not everybody knows, is that before the representation of Michelangelo, God did not have a human face, but was represented only as a hand that from the sky pointed the finger down. With these frescoes, the Sistine Chapel affirms itself as the highest expression of the Italian Renaissance and therefore worldwide. On the Chapel's ceiling, Michelangelo painted the series of frescoes concerning the Stories of Genesis. Among these, the most famous is certainly the Creation of Adam. After your tour feel free to spend more time inside the Basilica at your own leisure, without a guide (NOT GUARANTEED).

Includes

Skip-the-line entry ticket to the Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums Sistine Chapel express tour with St. Peter's Basilica (Basilica not always guaranteed) Licensed guide

Important Information

  • You are not allowed to bring food inside the museums
  • If you book your visit after 2.45 PM the access to the St. Peter's Basilica is not guaranteed

Easy cancellation

Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

Gallery

My Guide Book Now! Rome: Skip-the-Line Vatican and Sistine Chapel Guided Tour

My Lists

Create New Guide

OR

Mini Guides
Arrow

Login to create your guides for Rome.

Add to My Guide

Create New Guide

Cancel

Cancel

Recommended Experiences in Rome

500+ trusted car hire partners globally

Create & Share your own Guide to Rome with friends and family!

Add your recommended places to visit by browsing the website and pressing the icon.

Create your own guide of favourite 'must see' places

Earn your Local Expert badge by Sharing your guides with others

Get your guide seen by submitting it to the Mini Guides section

Lists

We Are Part of the My Guide Network!

My Guide Rome is part of the global My Guide Network of Online & Mobile travel guides.

We are now in 120+ Destinations and Growing. If you are interested in becoming a local travel partner and would like to find out more then click for more info about our Website Business Opportunity.

Nearby Destinations

Events in Rome

Filter Events by Sub-Category

Please select a Date first.

Search for a company in Rome