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Vatican Museums Sistine Chapel Group Tour*

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Vatican Museums Sistine Chapel

Skip the Line Group Tour

 A Vatican Museums Sistine Chapel Tour that includes a visit to one of the largest art collections in the world. Your Guide will guide you through a visit of the Vatican Museums,Sistine Chapel and a VIP entrance to St.Peter’s Basilica (if open*).

Highlights include the Belvedere courtyard, Pine Cone courtyard, Gallery of Maps and Gallery of Tapestries AND THE SISTINE CHAPEL.
Our reservations at the Vatican Museums allow you to SKIP THE LINES (no waiting at the museum line which on a normal day can be anywhere from 2 to 3 hours.)
Our accredited Vatican guides have Privilege entrance to St. Peter’s Basilica from the Sistine Chapel that is only opened to accredited Vatican guides.

You can visit St. Peter’s Basilica at your own pace. Includes free entrance to the Papal Crypts. Elevator to the Cupula not included.

The Vatican Museums

 (Italian: Musei Vaticani) are Christian and art museums located within the city boundaries of the Vatican City. They display works from the immense collection amassed by Popes throughout the centuries including some of the most renowned classical sculptures and most important masterpieces of Renaissance art in the world. The museums contain roughly 70,000 works, of which 20,000 are on display,and currently employ 640 people who work in 40 different administrative, scholarly, and restoration departments

Pope Julius II founded the museums in the early 16th century. The Sistine Chapel, with its ceiling decorated by Michelangelo and the Stanze di Raffaello decorated by Raphael, are on the visitor route through the Vatican Museums. In 2013, they were visited by 6 million people, which combined makes it the 6th most visited art museum in the world.

There are 54 galleries, or sale, in total,with the Sistine Chapel, notably, being the very last sala within the Museum. It is one of the largest museums in the world.

The Sistine Chapel

The Sistine Chapel ; Latin: Sacellum Sixtinum; Italian: Cappella Sistina is a chapel in the Apostolic Palace, the official residence of the Pope, in Vatican City. Originally known as the Cappella Magna, the chapel takes its name from Pope Sixtus IV, who restored it between 1477 and 1480. Since that time, the chapel has served as a place of both religious and functionary papal activity. Today it is the site of the Papal conclave, the process by which a new pope is selected. The fame of the Sistine Chapel lies mainly in the frescos that decorate the interior, and most particularly the Sistine Chapel ceiling and The Last Judgment by Michelangelo.

 

*On Wednesday mornings and certain days (decided by the Vatican that is beyond our control) the Basilica entrance maybe closed. For further clarification please contact us

Covered knees and shoulders required
Good walking shoes suggested
Students with valid ID under 26 and Seniors same as Children price

all our tours include

  • skip the line tickets
  • headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • professional accredited guides

 PLEASE USE KIDS SELECTOR WHEN BOOKING FOR STUDENTS AND SENIORS

Please note : Sundays and Jan 1,6 ;March 19; April 2; May 1; June 29; August 14,15; Nov 1; Dec 8,25,26 are not availeable Vatican museums are closed.

 


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