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Essential Sistine Chapel Tour, Vatican Museums and St Peter Basilica provided by Through Eternity Tours

Essential Sistine Chapel Tour, Vatican Museums and St Peter Basilica

Essential Sistine Chapel Tour, Vatican Museums and St Peter Basilica
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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 more about Julius II, the pope who commissioned his works. Wander 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, Pietà.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 31810P12
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Small-group tour of max 10 people
  • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
  • Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel
  • Entry/Admission - Cortile della Pigna
  • Entry/Admission - Baldacchino di San Pietro, di Bernini
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Viale Giulio Cesare, 241, 00192 Roma RM, Italy The easiest way to reach the meeting point is via the metro on the A line, and we recommend getting off at the stop "Ottaviano". Climb the stairs up to the station and take the last exit on the left. Go up the stairs to the street. Stay on the left-hand side of the road and walk past the news-stand towards Via Leone IV, approximately 2 blocks. The flower stand is located on the corner of Viale Giulio Cesare and Via Leone IV. There is a Burger King directly across the street from the flower stand.
  • Saint Peter's Square, Piazza San Pietro, Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Inclusions
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Small-group tour of max 10 people
  • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
  • Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel
  • Entry/Admission - Cortile della Pigna
  • Entry/Admission - Baldacchino di San Pietro, di Bernini
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Viale Giulio Cesare, 241, 00192 Roma RM, Italy The easiest way to reach the meeting point is via the metro on the A line, and we recommend getting off at the stop "Ottaviano". Climb the stairs up to the station and take the last exit on the left. Go up the stairs to the street. Stay on the left-hand side of the road and walk past the news-stand towards Via Leone IV, approximately 2 blocks. The flower stand is located on the corner of Viale Giulio Cesare and Via Leone IV. There is a Burger King directly across the street from the flower stand.
  • Saint Peter's Square, Piazza San Pietro, Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Saint Peter's Square, Piazza San Pietro, Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Viale Giulio Cesare, 241
    Viale Giulio Cesare, 241, 00192 Roma RM, Italy
    The easiest way to reach the meeting point is via the metro on the A line, and we recommend getting off at the stop "Ottaviano". Climb the stairs up to the station and take the last exit on the left. Go up the stairs to the street. Stay on the left-hand side of the road and walk past the news-stand towards Via Leone IV, approximately 2 blocks. The flower stand is located on the corner of Viale Giulio Cesare and Via Leone IV. There is a Burger King directly across the street from the flower stand.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Vatican Museums
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Sistine Chapel
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
    Pass by
    St. Peter's Basilica
    La Pieta
  • 3
    Cortile della Pigna
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Baldacchino di San Pietro, di Bernini
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Saint Peter's Square
    Piazza San Pietro, Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
    See address & details
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Los Oros
2 contributions
Honored to have this tour guide
Jun. 2019
This tour was the only one we pre-booked. We committed to not overbooking our selves and enjoying being in Rome, Italy. We never imagined we would feel honored to have been able to have Lorenzo - a true maestro - as our guide. His passion for his field of expertise was unmatched other guides we observed during the tour. He was considerate of our ignorance and dedicated to helping us appreciate the true beauty and significance of every aspect of these ostentatious places. Thanks so much Lorenzo!
Written 27 January 2020
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Dear GoldenTravelers8015, Thank you so much for your WONDERFUL review! We are so happy to read that you enjoyed so much Lorenzo's incredible knowledge as well as his friendly company. He is an Art Historian himself and he is really passionate about his subject: I am sure he was really happy to share with you his love for the art treasures of Rome. Thank you so much, we hope to see you soon back in Rome! Francesca
Written 27 January 2020
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Shannykelly
18 contributions
Absolutely the best way to see the Vatican!
Nov. 2019
I cannot recommend this tour enough! Our tour guide, John, was so accommodating and knowledgeable. This is a lengthy tour but I am convinced it is the only way to really see and appreciate the Vatican, St. Peter's, and the Sistine Chapel.
As mentioned, John, our guide was amazing. He had the answers to every question we asked. At one point, we asked if we could see a specific piece of art that we had heard about and he made it happen. Additionally, he was able to get us into a part of the Vatican museum that had been roped off for us to just peek in and see for a few moments without everyone else rushing around us. It was very special and so much appreciated. Just seeing the Vatican and Sistine Chapel are one thing, but this guided tour (and especially John) really put things over the top. Thank you thank you thank you!
Written 16 December 2019
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We are truly grateful to you for your recommendation of not only our Vatican tour but also of your guide, John. The Vatican Museums are a maze of corridors and rooms filled with treasures and other than easily getting lost, one can equally easily miss gems which only a seasoned guide would know to point out. Being accompanied by such an educated gentleman - who is also tall which helps as he can often see across the crowds in order to gauge where they're heading so we can go in other direction - makes a Vatican adventure so much more pleasurable. How lovely that you had a very specific piece of art you wanted to see and he was able make sure we were able to pass by, John always goes above and beyond the call of duty making him really one of the best guides on the circuit and we are very proud to have him continue to be part of our TEam! Thank you, thank you, thank YOU for such a terrific review, John will be so very pleased to see it. PIps
Written 18 December 2019
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Dcarpio
York, SC12 contributions
A very captivating Tour - Highly recommend Enrica Armentante
Dec. 2019
Enrica kept us engaged the entire time and we learned so much in a short 5 hour tour. We were so moved, we purchased several books to learn more about the Vatican artwork. We will be making plans to return to Rome and take more Through Eternity Tours. We are especially interested in the Angels and Demons Tour. Thank you for making our 15th Wedding Anniversary Vacation our best Vacation ever.
Written 15 December 2019
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We never tire of reading feedback about our enchanting Enrica and so happy you enjoyed her company during your stay in Rome and at the Vatican. Her passion for archaeological and art history is evident and she loves nothing more than to share her extensive knowledge with her guests. The Vatican Museums play host to so many treasures, it takes a real professional to know which pieces are most worth showing you and Enrica goes over and beyond to ensure that you leave us with a better understanding of the history and eager to come back for more: your review shows us that she achieved exactly that! Yes, be sure to contact us when you are planning your next trip, our Angels and Demons private tour is a magical itinerary where we visit some of Rome's most stunning churches such as Santa Maria della Vittoria, which is often sadly overlooked by visitors, it's quite something! Thank you for your wonderful review which Enrica will be thrilled to see - many congratulations from us all and we are truly honoured you chose to spend such a momentous occasion with us. Pips
Written 16 December 2019
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Luckybay2014
Boston, MA24 contributions
Vatican Tour is better with a guide!
Nov. 2019
On our recent trip to Rome, we were so fortunate to have selected Through Eternity Tours for our Vatican visit. The Vatican is just overwhelming with history and artifacts. We had the most fantastic tour guide, Guia Grandi. With her help, we understood the important context and history and were guided to the most important and interesting paintings, sculptures and tapestries. Her studies in art and her obvious love of the artwork made everything come to life. Guia was a pleasure to spend 5 hours with and we learned so much with her great storytelling. When I go back, I would request her by name!
Written 1 December 2019
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Dear Luckybay2014, Thank you very much for your excellent review: we truly love receiving reviews like yours! We are truly grateful that you took the time to write such a lovely feedback. Guia is indeed an excellent guide, very knowledgeable and skilled. With her Master's Degree in art History she has the perfect background for showing around the Vatican and describing its never ending treasures. We are glad that you appreciated also her talent as a storyteller, she is very good at putting everything into context, so that instead of seeing just "pieces" and dates, you are able to see the bigger picture and follow her narration which is always very interesting and engaging. Thank you for choosing us, we hope to see you soon back on our tours, maybe also in Florence, Pompeii or Venice! Arrivederci, Francesca
Written 2 December 2019
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393Mary
London, UK55 contributions
Vatican Sistine Chapel and St Peters Basilica
Really good tour , our guide Eugenia really covered everything in detail and brought it all to life Thank you
Written 12 October 2019
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It takes an experienced and talented guide to not only navigate these busy museums but also what parts are the highlights and most important historically to show our groups and Eugenia absolutely fits the bill. An outstanding professional who has walked these corridors for many years, she knows all the best routes to avoid the largest crowd but the main artworks to include and how to untangle and reconstruct the complex history of the Catholic Church presenting it to her guests in a manner which is easy to follow and fun to learn about. Not an easy feat but Eugenia does it with such flair and ease, the perfect companion for our Vatican Museums tour. Thank you truly for your 5-star review!
Written 12 October 2019
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Jeff Cook
2 contributions
Rome in a day with Thomas Robertson
Sep. 2019
Remarkable day with a extremely knowledgeable guide. We felt we got as good a glimpse of Rome in a day as possible, including Thomas’ interpretation and insight of events connected with the physical structures. Great anecdotes too.
Written 19 September 2019
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Thomas is one of Rome's greatest narrators, with skills easily measuring up to the famous ancient Roman orators such as Cicero, Seneca and Catone! He is fantastic at unravelling Rome's complicated past and putting it back together in a way that all those spending the day with him can easily follow and understand, leaving his guests with many happy memories and much to ponder over, certainly how soon they can come back and visit us! Thank you very much for choosing Through Eternity during your time in Italy and for your wonderful review! Pips
Written 19 September 2019
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Angelique1969
Melbourne, Australia14 contributions
Amazing Tour
Aug. 2019 • Couples
What a fantastic tour - so informative and visually stunning. Our guide Luca was wonderful and so entertaining and thoroughly knowledgeable. We got to visit each of the buildings in the Vatican at a leisurely pace and enjoyed all of the sights. It was a must!!
Written 5 September 2019
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Dear Angelique, Thank you so much for you stellar feedback! We are truly delighted to read that you had a wonderful time exploring the Vatican with our brilliant Luca. He is indeed an amazing guide, extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and truly passionate about his subject (he is an archaeologist!). Luca is really one of the best guides in Rome, and his enthusiasm is contagious! We look forward to have you back on our tours next time you visit our wonderful country, Francesca
Written 6 September 2019
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Amanda P
2 contributions
A Tour to Remember!
May 2019 • Couples
Tatiana was INCREDIBLE. We booked a private Vatican Tour for our group of four on May 22, 2019. This was the most wonderful experience. Tatiana was extremely knowledgeable and engaging during the tour. She navigated the museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica with such expertise. I highly recommend Through Eternity Tours – they are a wonderful company to work with and made the booking very easy. They delivered on everything they promised!
Written 31 May 2019
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We could not agree with you more: Tatiana is an incredibly skilled guide and really knows all there is when it comes to the Vatican and the history of the church. A brilliant teller of tales and delightful company, ensuring that all her guests are well taken care of as she navigates these busy museums which is no easy feat but Tatiana knows all the best routes and how to avoid the main crowds where possible. We will be sure to pass along your kind words and are also pleased you appreciated our easy booking system and delightful office staff who are on hand to answer all our guests' questions. Thank you for choosing Through Eternity for your Vatican adventure and your 5-star review! Pips
Written 1 June 2019
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Barb K
12 contributions
Amazing tour!
May 2019 • Couples
I highly recommend this tour. The things you see and experience are amazing. The tour guides are so knowledgeable and professional. Plus you get to skip the line with these tour and the lines are very, very long.
Written 6 May 2019
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First of all let me thank you for taking a moment to post this feedback in Trip advisor. We are very glad to know that you enjoyed our Essential Vatican tour. Most of our guides are archeologists and art historians who are very passionate and keen on delivering the best experience to their clients . Our guides makes sure that their clients enjoy the tour and along with learning every details and relevance of each sites. They helps to give their clients a whole new perspective about art and history. Our skip the line tickets gives the clients the opportunity to spend more time with their guide.Next time when you come to Italy do check us out we have other interesting tours. With regards Joseph
Written 7 May 2019
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juliana t
Savannah, GA37 contributions
Amaizing
Apr. 2019 • Family
Enrica was a great tour leader. In Rome you can find some many companies but this one is special, small and care about the tourist. Inside the Vaticanshe knew the important points and how to move around thousand of people.
She was very knowledgeable and caring.
Written 3 May 2019
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Good morning Juliana and thanks for such a smashing review, Enrica will be so pleased to read it as guides love to hear what customers think of their tours. We realise that with so many agencies offering experiences in Rome, it can be quite daunting and overwhelming knowing which company to book with so you chose well and many make their final decision based on reviews such as yours. We work tirelessly to ensure our guests visit all the sites on their wish-list and ensure that the guides we collaborate with, are of the highest quality Rome has to offer. Enrica is exceptional at picking out the most relevant of the treasures the Vatican plays host to and with her extraordinary technique and original approach, is able to piece together the complex history of the Vatican in a way that is easy for her guests to understand. It is no simple task to navigate these busy rooms and corridors but Enrica does it with such flair and ease, making the experience so much more enjoyable. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to the Eternal City very soon. Pips
Written 4 May 2019
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The Vatican and Sistine chapel come alive!
The best part of this tour was Cinzia, our guide, who was so knowledgeable and helpful. She made the Vatican museum
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Vatican plus tour
What a fantastic time we had with our tour guide Guia Grandi. She is so knowledgeable but able to present material
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