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Skip the Line: Private Vatican and Sistine Chapel Tour for Kids and Families

Skip the Line: Private Vatican and Sistine Chapel Tour for Kids and Families - Vatican City, Vatican City
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Duration: 3 hours
Location: Vatican City, Vatican City

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$82.84

Keep everyone in your family engaged with this private 3-hour skip-the-line tour of the Vatican and Sistine Chapel that's specifically designed for families and children. Learn about the rich art collection of the Vatican Museums, including Raphael's Rooms and the Gallery of Maps ... More info ›

Keep everyone in your family engaged with this private 3-hour skip-the-line tour of the Vatican and Sistine Chapel that's specifically designed for families and children. Learn about the rich art collection of the Vatican Museums, including Raphael's Rooms and the Gallery of Maps. See Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel and his Pietà and have skip the line access to St. Peter's Basilica. Your children will love this interactive tour.

Meet your private guide near Vatican City. With your guide, you'll get to bypass the long queues at the entrance of the Vatican Museums. You may secure your luggage and umbrellas in the Vatican cloakroom.

Once out of the cloakroom, you will begin your visit of the collections. Kids will play games and win prizes while exploring Vatican artwork. You will see brilliant Greek and Roman sculptures and the sarcophagi of Empress Helena and Constantina, the mother and daughter of Constantine the Great.

Your tour continues to the Gallery of the Candelabra, Gallery of the Tapestries, Sobieski Hall, and the colorful Raphael's Rooms.

You will then reach the Sistine Chapel, the venue for papal elections and one of Italy’s most visited sites. You will view Michelangelo's 'The Last Judgment' and listen to stories from the Bible, including the creation of Adam.

After the museum, you will enter the grandest church on earth, Saint Peter’s Basilica.

The best way to learn is by playing. Your family will have a lot of fun teaming up to solve quizzes, answer trivia, engage in scavenger hunts, and many more captivating games during the tour. Your local guide for children and families will fully-customize your tour and make it unique. Children will actively participate in the visit and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Your tour will end in Saint Peter's Square next to the taxi and bus station.

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Before Hours Vatican Museums with Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s

Before Hours Vatican Museums with Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s - Vatican City, Vatican City
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Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Location: Vatican City, Vatican City

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$89.00

The Before Hours Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Basilica Small Group Tour offers you the chance to see and learn about timeless masterpieces before they are awoken by the thousands of regular visitors each morning! Your group tour will enter the Vatican museums a whole hour before the general public is allowed inside. Taking you straight to the Sistine Chapel, where you will be one of the first to enter this sacred room, you'll have plenty of time to admire Michelangelo's incredible masterpiece before the crowds flood in ... More info ›

The Before Hours Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Basilica Small Group Tour offers you the chance to see and learn about timeless masterpieces before they are awoken by the thousands of regular visitors each morning! Your group tour will enter the Vatican museums a whole hour before the general public is allowed inside. Taking you straight to the Sistine Chapel, where you will be one of the first to enter this sacred room, you'll have plenty of time to admire Michelangelo's incredible masterpiece before the crowds flood in.

The group tour finishes with a guided tour of St Peter's Basilica, educating you more on the history of the Vatican and the church and showing you the only work of art actually autographed by Michelangelo.

If you've ever seen the lines waiting outside the Vatican Museums, then you'll truly understand the meaning of 'lined up round the block'. With this tour you will not be subject to that experience!

Your group tour will enter the Vatican museums a whole hour before the general public is allowed inside*. Taking you straight to the Sistine Chapel, where you will be one of the first to enter this sacred room, you'll enjoy plenty of time to admire Michelangelo's incredible masterpiece before the crowds flood in.

The Popes have spent centuries collecting masterpieces that are displayed throughout the Vatican museums. Not all of these, however, are hung on the wall, as some walls themselves have actually been decorated by the likes of Raphael and Michelangelo. This Vatican small group tour will introduce you to some of the world's most famous works of art, before leading you into the incredible St Peter's Basilica. You'll soon understand why more than 5 Million visitors come to see the Vatican each year!

The Before Hours Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Basilica Small Group Tour offers you the chance to see and learn about timeless masterpieces before they are awoken by the thousands of regular visitors each morning! The group tour finishes with a guided tour of St Peter's Basilica, educating you more on the history of the Vatican and the church and showing you the only work of art actually autographed by Michelangelo.

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Sistine Chapel Raphael Rooms Private Tour

Sistine Chapel Raphael Rooms Private Tour - Vatican City, Vatican City
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Duration: 3 hours
Location: Vatican City, Vatican City

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$576.27

Enjoy a private 3 hour tour (max 6 people) of the Vatican Museums including the Raphael Rooms and The Sistine Chapel ending with a privileged entrance to St.Peter's Basilica.
Highlights include the Belvedere courtyard, Pine courtyard, Gallery of Maps ,Gallery of Tapestries ,Pio Clemente museum and the Raphael Rooms.

The tour departs at the entrance of the Vatican Museums and ends with a privileged entrance to St.Peter's Basilica. Along the way you will visit The Belvedere Courtyard, Pine Courtyard, Gallery of Maps ,Gallery of Tapestries, Pio Clemente Museum and the Raphael Rooms ... More info ›

Enjoy a private 3 hour tour (max 6 people) of the Vatican Museums including the Raphael Rooms and The Sistine Chapel ending with a privileged entrance to St.Peter's Basilica.
Highlights include the Belvedere courtyard, Pine courtyard, Gallery of Maps ,Gallery of Tapestries ,Pio Clemente museum and the Raphael Rooms.

The tour departs at the entrance of the Vatican Museums and ends with a privileged entrance to St.Peter's Basilica. Along the way you will visit The Belvedere Courtyard, Pine Courtyard, Gallery of Maps ,Gallery of Tapestries, Pio Clemente Museum and the Raphael Rooms. Your guide will then lead you to the Sistine Chapel where you can enjoy the Creation of Adam and the Final Judgment by Michaelangelo. 
at the end of the tour you will be escorted by your guide to St.Peter's Basilica, where you will have the option to visit The Cupola (€8 fee by elevator) or spend the rest of the day in the Basilica on your own time.

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In-Depth Vatican Tour with Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica

In-Depth Vatican Tour with Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica - Vatican City, Vatican City

Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
Location: Vatican City, Vatican City

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$94.84

Discover the treasures of the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica on this in-depth group tour. In the company of an expert guide, you’ll learn about the history of the Vatican and the geniuses of the Renaissance, including Michelangelo, Raphael and Leonardo Da Vinci ... More info ›

Discover the treasures of the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica on this in-depth group tour. In the company of an expert guide, you’ll learn about the history of the Vatican and the geniuses of the Renaissance, including Michelangelo, Raphael and Leonardo Da Vinci. Highlights include the masterpieces of the often overlooked Pinacoteca (“Picture Gallery”), famous statues such as “Laocoon”, and the sublime ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.

Join us on a journey through centuries of art and history, learning all about the lives of the popes and artists on this in-depth group tour of the Vatican. You’ll have the opportunity to admire Michelangelo’s masterpiece, the Sistine Chapel, on a tour with a knowledgeable guide who will explain this fascinating historical context of the frescoes and tell you all about the life of Michelangelo.

The Vatican Museums are full of inspiring artworks, as you’ll discover on your walk through the galleries. The Raphael Rooms are another highlight; these extraordinary frescoes, which were commissioned for the apartments of Pope Julius II, represent Raphael at the height of his artistic powers. You’ll be amazed by the range of artistic treasures in the Vatican Museums, from classic Roman statues such as the “Apollo Belvedere” to Baroque paintings by great artists such as Caravaggio. Your guide will also show you some hidden gems in the Pinacoteca, one of the greatest collections of paintings in the world, usually overlooked by other tour companies.

The Vatican is the world centre of Catholicism, but regardless of your religious beliefs, St Peter’s Basilica is unmissable for anyone with an interest in art, history and culture. Built on a vast scale, the sheer size of the Basilica makes a visit a humbling experience. On your tour of St Peter’s Basilica you’ll discover more great works of art, such as Michelangelo’s moving statue “Pietà”, which depicts the Virgin Mary tenderly holding the body of Christ. You’ll also learn all about the artistic visions of Bernini, the Baroque artist and architect who transformed the Basilica and St Peter’s Square.

As you stand in St Peter’s Square, gazing up at the iconic dome of the Basilica, you’ll hear stories of the Catholic Church and the lives of the popes, many of whom had a huge, long-lasting impact on both the political and artistic history of Italy. Throughout the centuries, the complex webs of power and politics at the Vatican have influenced not only religion, but European history. There is no better way to appreciate the importance of the Vatican than on a tour, walking through St Peter’s Square with an enriched understanding of the powerful men who once lived and worked here.

Our groups are limited to 13 people, in order to give you a more personal, intimate experience, and you will have plenty of opportunities to talk to your guide (an art historian), and ask questions. In addition, all tickets are bought in advance, which means you can skip the line and spend more time exploring the marvelous collections of the Vatican Museums.

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Essential Sistine Chapel Tour, Vatican Museums and St Peter Basilica

Essential Sistine Chapel Tour, Vatican Museums and St Peter Basilica - Vatican City, Vatican City

Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Location: Vatican City, Vatican City

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$76.84

Discover the figures, the technique and the meaning of the frescoes created in 4 years of Michelangelo's timeless passion on our Sistine Chapel tour. Find out how he lived and who the priest were that commissioned his works ... More info ›

Discover the figures, the technique and the meaning of the frescoes created in 4 years of Michelangelo's timeless passion on our Sistine Chapel tour. Find out how he lived and who the priest were that commissioned his works. Wader through Raphael's rooms as you let our expert guide reveal the mysteries and insights of the depicted characters. Discover how the church's admiration for art has led to such a vast collection of treasures in the Vatican Museums recovered from underground after years of neglect. Skip the queues and find yourself inside St Peter's Basilica where you will be able to contemplate the long history of Christian faith and be moved by Michelangelo's world famous sculpture, Pieta.

This is an itinerary designed for you to visit the Vatican and discover the best of the Sistine Chapel, the Vatican Museums and St Peter's Basilica. On this skip the line Vatican tour you'll discover the treasures of them all. 

Gaze up at the ceiling and admire the frescoes while your guide explains the secrets of Michelangelo's intricately detailed frescoes in the Sistine Chapel. It contains 100 of figures, including Adam and Eve, Noah, Jonah, saints, prophets, sibyls and the decorative nude figures know as ''ignudi''. The sheer size of the fresco can make it overwhelming. Where to begin? But the helpful explanations of your personal guide will reveal the meaning of Michelangelo's masterwork, explaining the significance of different biblical scenes. 

On your visit to the Raphael Rooms, your guide will explain why a young painter from Urbino was chose for such a prestigious commission, earning admiration and envy. Often overlooked by visitors who are in a hurry to get to the Sistine Chapel, the Raphael Rooms deserve a more relaxed, contemplative visit, your guide will ensure that you have plenty of time to admire Raphael's work at leisure. 

A walk through the famous Gallery of Maps, the Pinecone Courtyard and Belvedere Courtyard is an unforgettable experience. Although it's impossible to see the entire extent of the Vatican's enormous collection, your Vatican Museums group tour will optimise your time, showing a selection of unmissable highlights. 

After exiting the Sistine Chapel, you'll be able to enter St Peter's Basilica directly, without having to wait in line. A visit to St Peter's Basilica - the very heart of the Christian faith, is always impressive. Built on the site of St Peter's tomb, the Basilica has been enriched over the centuries by the hand of countless artist and architects. As you admire masterpieces such as Michelangelo's Pieta and walk around Bernini's spectacular Baldachin you'll understand how the Basilica can be awe-inspiring even for those without faith. During your St Peter's Basilica group tour, your guide will tell you the fascinating story of the Basilica within the context of Christian history, from its origin as a burial ground to its current state of splendour and international importance.

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Sistine Chapel Early Access, Vatican Museums, and St. Peter’s Tour in Rome

Sistine Chapel Early Access, Vatican Museums, and St. Peter’s Tour in Rome - Vatican City, Vatican City

Duration: 4 hours
Location: Vatican City, Vatican City

From USD
$130.86

Visit the Sistine Chapel before it opens to the general public on this exclusive 4-hour Vatican group tour, accompanied by a top-rated local guide. After enjoying the tranquil atmosphere of the chapel and admiring Michelangelo’s masterpiece, you’ll visit the Vatican Museums - arguably the best collection of art in the world, seeing highlights such as the Laocoon and the Apollo Belvedere as well as some other hidden treasures ... More info ›

Visit the Sistine Chapel before it opens to the general public on this exclusive 4-hour Vatican group tour, accompanied by a top-rated local guide. After enjoying the tranquil atmosphere of the chapel and admiring Michelangelo’s masterpiece, you’ll visit the Vatican Museums - arguably the best collection of art in the world, seeing highlights such as the Laocoon and the Apollo Belvedere as well as some other hidden treasures. This Vatican tour also includes St Peter’s Basilica, where you’ll see Michelangelo’s Pieta and learn about art, history and religion. Groups are limited to 8 people, and hotel pickup/drop-off are is not included.

This Sistine Chapel tour gives you the exclusive opportunity to experience the chapel as popes, princes, and indeed Michelangelo once did - without the crowds. An early morning start allows you to enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of the chapel, admiring Michelangelo’s magnificent ceiling and famous frescoes such as the Last Judgement. Widely considered to be not only Michelangelo’s greatest work, but also one of the greatest works of art of all time, the Sistine Chapel is an education in art and religion. Even at first glance, the ceiling seems sublime, but having the time to look closer will enrich your appreciation even further. As you gaze at scenes such as the Creation of Adam, your guide will provide enlightening explanations, revealing hidden details and symbolism, as well as placing the art in its historical context.

While Michelangelo was decorating the Sistine Chapel, Raphael was working on his own masterpieces just around the corner. The Raphael Rooms are another highlight of the Vatican tour - a spectacular suite of rooms filled with frescoes by Raphael. The works were commissioned by Pope Julius II and include iconic paintings such as the School of Athens. These frescoes, which represent Raphael at the height of his powers, provide a fascinating insight into the art and philosophy of the Renaissance.

A visit to the Vatican Museums is a journey through centuries of art. On your Vatican Museums tour you’ll also get to see some of the greatest classical artworks, which influenced the Renaissance artists and continue to be a source of inspiration today. Highlights include the moving statue of the Trojan priest and his sons known as the Laocoon, and the 2nd century Apollo Belvedere. There’s a wealth of art and history to be discovered, as you walk through galleries of Roman statues and grand hallways such as the Hall of Maps. Although it may seem overwhelming for a first time visitor, the explanations of your guide will help you to make sense of the Vatican.

The story of St Peter’s Basilica is a story of faith, power, and some of the most beautiful art and architecture in the world. Whether or not you share the beliefs of those who gather here to worship, visiting St Peter’s is a profound, unforgettable experience. The sheer size and grandeur of the basilica is astonishing, and creations such as Michelangelo’s dome and Bernini’s Baldachin were designed to inspire awe. On your St Peter’s Basilica tour you’ll also see another of Michelangelo’s masterpieces; The Pieta. This statue of the Virgin Mary holding the body of Christ, is a deeply moving work of art, and an undisputed highlight of the tour.

This small group tour is limited to 8 people, giving you a much more intimate experience. All tickets are bought beforehand, so you can skip the lines and optimize your time in the Vatican Museums.

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