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This Vatican museums and Sistine Chapel short tour is the easiest way to make the best of your limited time! Let our guides tell you everything about the Sistine Chapel and follow them straight into this temple of the Italian Renaissance painted by Michelangelo Buonarroti with Skip the line Access.
You will go through the main galleries quickly, seeing everything possible in a short time. The explanation will be mainly focues on the history of the Vatican and the Sistine Chapel but you will also see Gallery of The Tapestries, Gallery of the maps and Gallery of the Candelabra.
Not at the moment! There was a time when from the Sistine Chapel we could skip the line to get into St. Peter’s Basilica, the largest church in the world. This possibility is temporary off the table due to internal decision after Covid-19. Will you be able to visit the Basilica when in Rome? YES INDEED! It’s a Church, it’s free and you can go when you want, on your own pace, or you can book out tour about it. There you’ll see the Baroque canopy by Bernini and Michelangelo’s Pieta, as well as the highest dome in Rome and the tombs of some of the most important Popes, including John Paul II.
Our 5 star Rome and Vatican Museums guide will also show you St. Peter’s square, where thousands of pilgrims gather together every week for the papal blessing.
Since afternoon services will be held in the Basilica, the tour of the Church will be enriched by the spiritual atmosphere as warm afternoon light glows through the windows, filling the naves.
Inside the Sistine Chapel so that you can spend more time inside, exploring for as long as you like (up to closing time if you wish), at your own pace.
IMPORTANT: Please remember that the Sistine Chapel is a church and there may be changes in opening and closing times according to last minute celebrations.
You will enjoy an unforgettable experience across centuries of history with a friendly, enthusiastic, officially licensed Rome and Vatican Museums guide who will answer any question with passion and great knowledge of Italian Art History.
Private Tour Only
Your guide is LICENSED, LOCAL and specialized in ROME and VATICAN HISTORY.
From June to October and extra fee of 15% will be added on last minute requests (3 days before the tour date).
PRICES: The Guide Fee must be considered as a total, not per person.
We run only private tours.
We don't run small groups.
We can accommodate time/day request according to our guides' and entry tickets availability.
Final and detailed price will be provided after receiving your request from the contact form.
Starting price for a private tour (2.5 hrs) during the high season (March/Oct) for 2/4 people is 300 euros + tickets (check under "tickets price").
Starting price can be reduced during low season or increased during holidays or last minute requests.
For group larger than four, price will be provided upon request.
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