Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel & St. Peters Basilica Skip-The-Line Guided Group Tour Tickets

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2.5 Hours
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Tour Highlights
  • Be guided by a professional expert local tour guide through Papal treasures of the Vatican Museums with privileged Skip-The-Line entry
  • Admire the beautiful Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica
  • Learn about the Sistine Chapel and admire it’s ‘Creation of Adam’
  • See the Raphael Rooms, learn about the School of Athens and more

Meeting Location

Golden Voyager Tours Office (Google Map)

Departure Time

Please be 20 minutes at the meeting point before your tour start time

Price Includes

  • Vatican Museums Entrance Ticket
  • Priority Entrance for Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica
  • Official Tour Guide
  • Exclusive Partner Entrance Access
  • Vatican Museum headset

Price Excludes

  • Driver Service Fee
  • Any Private Expenses
  • St. Peter's Dome
  • Tombs of the Popes
What to Expect

Take a 2.5 hour guided tour to the most sacred spot in Rome on an expert guided tour of the wonderful Vatican Museums and an impressive visit to the Sistine Chapel and the spectacular masterpieces of St. Peter’s Basilica.

With this ticket you will get privileged skip-the-line guided tour entrance to the Vatican  Museums through partner’s entrance, saving the long wait in the lines that happens every day outside one of the most popular attractions in the world.

Vatican Museums, one of the most beautiful museums in the world considered a world’s wonder, display numerous masterpieces of paintings, sculptures and art collections that over the course of history different popes have gathered. Start a museum tour to admire the beauty of human history over centuries.   

Admire and grasp the beauty of renowned sculptures and masterpieces from Renaissance period. Take a journey to the past embracing the weight of history and get a sense of the sacred as you admire paintings by Raphael, Giotto, Leonardo da Vinci, Caravaggio and the impressive world renown Michelangelo with his great work of the Sistine Chapel.

Golden Voyager Tours Rome Vatican Museums ItineraryTour Itinerary

Introduction with your tour guide

We’ll meet at the Golden Voyager Tours office meeting point. Get acquainted with your tour guide and ask any questions or requests about the tour. Then we’ll take a 5 minute walk through Rome’s most charming streets to the Vatican Museums privileged entrance.

Pinecone Courtyard

Enjoy an orientation walk to the Vatican Museums which begins in the Pinecone Courtyard; one of the most beautiful patios of the entire Apostolic Palace. Needless to say, the courtyard takes its name from the colossal pinecone sculpture perched at its northern end.

Apollo Belvedere

Apollo Belvedere is one of the few works of antiquity that have wielded a breathtaking effect on modern artists. This masterpiece was rediscovered in the late 1500s. Since than this Roman copy of a Greek bronze original has inspired countless sculptors and painters, including the most famous Renaissance artists Michelangelo and Canova.

Laocoön and his Sons

An unforgettable marble showpiece which is one of the most esteemed works of the Vatican collection but with a very mysterious enigma regarding its origin – who created it? Some experts speculate that Michelangelo himself sculpted the Laocoön in an attempt to pass it off as an invaluable antiquity (which would explain why the statue is in such excellent condition) but, so far, no one has been able to prove this controversial theory.

Round Room

Enjoy exploring Vatican Museums as you walk into the Round Room hall. You’ll find yourself completely surrounded by ancient statues of Roman and Greek gods and heroes. While the marble sculptures are certainly worth admiring, the 13-foot tall bronze rendering of Hercules completely steals the show.

Greek Cross Hall

This hall got its name from its unusual architectural shape – seen from above, its ground plan takes the form of a cross. While most visitors don’t take the time to stop here on their beeline march to the Sistine Chapel, this Egyptian themed hall is a favorite amongst tour guides. Some of the interesting pieces housed here are the twin sets of sphinxes, sarcophagi and telamones but also the stunning 3rd century mosaic at the center of the floor

Vatican Galleries

Admire the amazing Gallery of Candelabra with sculptures that have stood their ground for centuries. Just the walls and the roof of the corridor were constructed only some 200 years ago.
Gallery of Tapestries represents the art of the Vatican filled with curious optical illusions. One of the most illustrious examples of “moving perspective” artwork can be found in the Tapestry Gallery, more specifically in the wall hanging depicting the resurrection of Christ. Amazingly, visitors who look into the eyes of Jesus will find that his eye glance follows them as they make their way along the hallway.
Gallery of Maps is one of the most notable in the entire museum complex and curious visitors linger here to admire the topographical depictions in detail. Take photos and pictures with care (no flash and no loud audio)

Sistine Chapel

The Sistine Chapel is a large chapel in the Vatican Palace. The Chapel was built between 1473 and 1481 by Giovanni dei Dolci for Pope Sixtus IV.
The Sistine Chapel is the Pope’s own chapel. It is used for important Masses and ceremonies. When a pope dies, the College of Cardinals meet in the Sistine Chapel to elect a new pope.
The Sistine Chapel is famous for its fresco paintings by the Renaissance painter Michelangelo.

St. Peter's Basilica

The Papal Basilica of St. Peter in the Vatican or simply St. Peter’s Basilica, is an Italian Renaissance church in Vatican City, the papal enclave within the city of Rome. Designed principally by Donato Bramante, Michelangelo, Carlo Maderno and Gian Lorenzo Bernini, St. Peter’s is the most renowned work of Renaissance architecture and the largest church in the world. While it is neither the mother church of the Catholic Church nor the cathedral of the Diocese of Rome, St. Peter’s is regarded as one of the holiest Catholic shrines. It has been described as “holding a unique position in the Christian world” and as “the greatest of all churches of Christendom”

The Pietà

The Pieta is a work of Renaissance sculpture by Michelangelo Buonarroti, housed in St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican City. It is the first of a number of works of the same theme by the artist. The statue was commissioned for the French Cardinal Jean de Bilhères, who was a representative in Rome.

The Baldachin

St. Peter’s Baldachin is a large Baroque sculpted bronze canopy, technically called a ciborium or baldachin, over the high altar of St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican City, the papal enclave surrounded by Rome, Italy. The baldachin is at the centre of the crossing and directly under the dome of the basilica.

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Tyler Olean

Couple Traveller

Great Value and interesting tour for all
Get there early, buy your tickets online to avoid the line, and if you want souvenirs, you will need to purchase them where you enter, as you exit through St. Peters Basilica about 1 km away. We toured the museums, the rooms connecting the museums to the Sistine Chapel, and finally St Peter’s Basilica and square.

February 27, 2019

Takisha Souza

Solo Traveller

Great tour, skipped the lines for entrance which looked big (in February!) Tour guide was also great, very knowledgeable and able to answer every question which got asked. Definitely worth it!

February 8, 2018

Nick Drew

Group Traveller

The guide made the tour very interesting. It was very crowded and we got to skip-the-lines. St Peters Basilica was closed so we rescheduled. Thank you Golden Voyager!

January 18, 2018

Jenna Lones

Family Traveller

The excursion was very informative. Thank you, Francesca! Learned a lot and enjoyed the tour.

August 9, 2017

Anna Cataldo

Couple Traveller

This is great way to get into the Vatican without waiting in line but make sure if you are doing self guided that you spend the extra to get the audio tour you can purchase this once inside The people at Golden Voyager Tours were great, as we got lost and were late but they still waited for us. Thanks!

June 28, 2017