Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel small group tour

Rome, Italy

Experience hosted by Valentina

  1. 3 hours
  2. Hosted in 6 languages

What you'll do

Discover, in a truly SMALL GROUP, lead by a qualified tour guide, the wonders of the most unique museum in the world, where Art and History meet.

✰✰✰ IMPORTANT ✰✰✰
The small group tours are ONLY in English.
Please feel free to contact me if you need information about tours in French, Spanish, Italian or German.

Beat the crowd with this tour. With our reserved tickets, we'll be among the first ones to get into the museums.

Meet your guide and follow the introduction about the Sistine Chapel (where talking is not permitted). This insightful description will make Renaissance come alive, it will represent the necessary background to enjoy the beauty of Michelangelo's work.
Thanks to the intimacy of a small group, you will have the possibility of asking questions to your friendly guide and more useful recommendations about your stay in Rome.

At the opening of the gate, after the security checks, you will visit:

- Pinecone courtyard
- Pius-Clementine Museum
- gallery of Candelabras
- gallery of Tapestries
- Gallery of Maps
- Rooms of Raphael
- Sistine Chapel
Discover, in a truly SMALL GROUP, lead by a qualified tour guide, the wonders of the most unique museum in the world, where Art and History meet.

✰✰✰ IMPORTANT ✰✰✰
The small group tours are ONLY in English.
Please feel free to contact me if you need information about tours in French, Spanish, Italian or German.

Beat the crowd with this tour. With our reserved tickets, we'll be among the first ones to get into th…

What's included

  • Tickets
    Skip the line tickets included (Early entrance)
  • Equipment
    Headsets (for groups of more than 6 people)

Meet your Host, Valentina

Host on Airbnb since 2016
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Hi! My name is Valentina.
Born and raised in Rome, I'm a true local and a licensed tour guide of Rome. I have a degree in Art History and a true passion for the Eternal City, its myths and legends.

With my experienced co-hosts (all licensed tour guides and art historians/archaeologists), we take care of all reservations and we do our best to make your visit memorable.

We can also share our recommendations for Rome's best restaurants, cafes, gelato places and hidden gems.
Please don't hesitate to contact me for any information or detail needed!
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Where you'll be

Where we'll meet
Viale Vaticano, 100
Roma
We will take you back in time, several centuries ago, to the roman origins of the Vatican hill and the persecution of St Peter, up to the artistic revolution with Renaissance and Baroque periods.

Through the rooms displaying the most precious works of art collected by the Popes, you will get to the most known masterpiece of Michelangelo: the Sistine Chapel.

Rated 4.99 out of 5 from 509 reviews.

  • Mimsy
    January 2022
    Excellente visite en français, avec une durée idéale pour les enfants. Des anecdotes, des petits jeux, le tout dans le cadre magnifique du musée du Vatican. Je recommande!
  • Shayna
    January 2022
    Our tour guide Guilia was exceptional, and she conveyed a great deal of information on Renaissance art, Italian and Vatican history in just a few hours. The tour was very engaging and a great way to experience the Vatican Museum!
  • Patty
    January 2022
    It was a great tour! Andrea was very knowledgeable. The museums can be very overwhelming so it was nice to have it narrowed down. Also great detailed discussion before going into Sistine Chapel to know what to look for!
  • Ronny
    January 2022
    Our guide Guilia was world class, the Vatican museum and Sistine can be overwhelming because the collection is immense with so many stories and histories and Guilia navigated with great ease! While her knowledge/ storytelling was impressive, it was also great in how she managed getting through a very crowded and complex building, while also doing a great job engaging my kids (specifically my 10yr old who is tough to keep focused). The cherry on top was that she was able to take us to a part of the museum that was roped off, which had very interesting things on display, gave us a unique feel for the museum being away from everyone for a short time and was also a baller move :)
  • David
    January 2022
    incredibly knowledgeable and personable host who led a perfectly-paced and intimate tour of the Vatican museum and Sistine Chapel. surprised us with private access to a few roped-off areas of the museum. would highly recommend this 5-star experience!
  • Juliette
    January 2022
    Tour was great! Usually don't like tours as my husband and I like to take our time with exploring. but this was well worth our time. Andrea was our guide and he gave us a nice balance of guided time with spending time on our own too. Loved the history! You can tell his expertise and passion for the subject which allows you to appreciate the artifacts in the museums and sistine chapel much more!

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