Skip the Line Vatican Tour: Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter Basilica
Save time with a skip-the-line ticket to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel in the Vatican City and benefit of a quick entrance saving time no waiting in line!
Your privileged, fast track entrance ticket provides access to one of the most extraordinary art collections in the world.
Your assistant will pick up you at the Hotel Lobby (from selected hotels centrally located) or at the Agency (close to Repubblica Square) and you'll comfortably transported to the Vatican area.
Meet your tour guide close to the Museum entrances and be ready for your visit to the areas selected by your tour guidethat will interest you most. See the square garden of the Vatican Pinacoteca, built by the architect Luca Beltrami for Pope Pius XI.
Marvel at the classical sculptures in the Museo Pio Clementino, see the Vatican Bibliotheque, the Gallery of Chandeliers and the Tapestries. See the work of early cartographers in the Gallery of Maps, and discover the Raphael Rooms in the Pope’s private chambers.
Ready to marvel inside the astonishing and legendary Sistine Chapel, where Michelangelo’s frescoes are all over in a splendid choreography.
The chapel was solemnly inaugurated by Julius II on November 1, 1512. The vault’s iconography is linked to the themes chosen for the side walls, representing the prophecies foreseeing Jesus Christ coming and scenes from the Genesis. All the figures are set in a massive, architectural painted background, your tour guide will go deeply behind the long time Michelangelo spent working on this masterpiece and the conflictual but profitable relationship with the Pope.
Then access St Peter's Basilica (not on Wednesdays due to the Pope audience) and discover the great, massive Basilica, the heart of Catholic Church. In the over 150 years required to complete the Basilica, the most famous artists left their contribution: Raphael, Michelangelo, Giacomo della Porta, Maderno, Bernini and many others.