Skip-the-Line Private Tour Of Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, And St. Peter's Basilica - Vatican CityWrite a Review
OverviewExplore Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica during this private, 5-hour tour. Your guide, who will have either an art history or archeological degree, will share the history of these famous sights as you go. Enter with skip-the-line tickets, and enjoy special access to areas usually inaccessible to the public: Niccoline Chapel, Bramante Staircase, and the Cabinet of Masks.
- Skip the line
- Informative, friendly and professional guide
Know More about this tourBegin your tour by meeting your guide at the Vatican Museums. With skip-the-line entrance tickets to the museums, have a hassle-free morning as you enter. Your guide will accompany you to provide stories and answer your questions.
Visit the Cabinet of the Masks at the Vatican Museums, which boasts precious mosaics on its floor and pieces of art from Hadrian’s Villa in Tivoli. There are statues on display of female subjects, including a reproduction of the Three Graces and a series of sculptures of Aphrodite.
Take in the Niccoline Chapel's vivid frescoes, made by Fra Angelico, that represent scenes from the Bible. Next, climb the Bramante Staircase, created before the discovery of DNA in a double-helix pattern and originally meant to be an entrance from the street to Papal Apartments. Enjoy the stunning view from its lodge and terrace.
Next, enter the Sistine Chapel to admire the famous ceiling paintings created by Michelangelo. Take a special passageway directly into St. Peter's Basilica, where your guide will point out the marvels of one of the large churches in the world.
Inclusions for Skip-the-Line Private Tour Of Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, And St. Peter's Basilica
- Entrance fees
- Professional guide
- Access to the restricted areas of Niccoline Chapel, Bramante Staircase, and Cabinet of the Masks
- Private tour
Exclusions for Skip-the-Line Private Tour Of Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, And St. Peter's Basilica
- Gratuities (recommended)
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums; No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women; You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
St Peter's Basilica is a Church and as such the Vatican can decide to close it for religious functions without any notice. We are not responsible for unexpected closure of the Basilica; When the Basilica of St. Peter is closed for religious functions, you will spend longer time in the Vatican galleries with your guide
A maximum of 6 people per booking