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Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel: Guided Tour Tickets

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Discover the unique features of the guided tour of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. The main attractions and useful information for your visit.

  • Location:
    Touristation, Viale Vaticano 97

  • Available language:
    English, French, German, Italian, Spanish

  • Duration:
    2h 30 min

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Guided tour of the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel: a walk through history

Immerse yourself in the world of art, history, and spirituality with a guided tour of the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel. This journey offers an enriching experience that invites you to witness the grandeur of human achievement and the remarkable testament to faith that is the Vatican. Wander through the majestic halls, taking in a wealth of artistry and cultural heritage, and be awestruck by the sheer magnificence of the Sistine Chapel, Michelangelo’s crowning achievement.

What’s Included

  • Skip-the-line entrance ticket to the Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel
  • A guided tour through the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel granting access to all open rooms and galleries
  • Audio headsets so you can always hear your guide
  • Tour operated by professional & licensed Vatican guide

This tour is a comprehensive immersion into the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel. It offers not just a visit, but an exploration led by a professional guide who will provide expert commentary and bring the history of the exhibits to life. The ticket includes access to various sections within the museums, showcasing a diverse collection ranging from ancient sculptures to Renaissance masterpieces. Moreover, the guided tour includes a dedicated entrance which minimizes waiting times, offering a more efficient and relaxed exploration.

What’s not included

  • Guided Tour of St. Peter’s Basilica

The Sistine Chapel: Michelangelo’s Masterpiece

The Sistine Chapel, a breathtaking monument to faith and art, is nestled within the Vatican City. It is the residence of the Pope and serves as the venue for the Papal Conclave, the process by which a new Pope is selected.

The Genesis and the Last Judgment

The Sistine Chapel is most renowned for its ceiling, painted by Michelangelo, which illustrates scenes from the Book of Genesis, including the iconic “Creation of Adam”. Not just the ceiling, but the entire chapel, acts as a canvas for Michelangelo’s masterpiece – “The Last Judgment” – a striking mural that covers the altar wall of the chapel, portraying the final and eternal judgment by God of all humanity.

The Chapel’s Other Treasures

While the Michelangelo’s works are undoubtedly the highlight, the Sistine Chapel also features wall frescoes by a selection of other prominent Renaissance artists, including Botticelli and Perugino. Their depictions of biblical narratives and intricate decorative elements contribute to the overall grandeur of the chapel.

The Architecture

The Sistine Chapel is also a masterwork of architectural design. Its proportions mimic those of Solomon’s Temple as described in the Old Testament. The chapel’s exterior may seem unassuming, but within, its intricate design and the vibrancy of its frescoes create an immersive, spiritual experience.

Role in Papal Conclave

The Sistine Chapel holds immense significance in the Catholic world as the site of the Papal Conclave. Within this hallowed chamber, cardinals from around the world gather to cast their votes in the selection of a new Pope. This adds an extra layer of historical and religious importance to the chapel.


  • The meeting point is at the Tourist Office in Viale Vaticano 97
  • Show your smartphone ticket to the attendant, who will accompany you to the entrance of the Vatican Museums.
  • Bring a valid ID for reduced tickets without which you will be asked to pay the full ticket and the discounted ticket will not be refunded.

Note: Please do not bring large bags, tripods, umbrellas, backpacks, etc…

The itinerary is subject to last-minute changes (in case of Vatican events in certain spaces or galleries).

For disabled visitors with a certified disability of over 74% the Vatican Museums reserve free admission, which is also extended to an accompanying person.

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