When in Rome an Italy sightseeing highlight is an escorted tour of the Vatican Museum. To avoid waiting on lines Italian Tourism Vatican museum tours all include skip the line Vatican tickets. Click the links below for more information and to book your small group Vatican Museum tour or private Vatican Museum tour.
You may also consider a trip out to the Papal Gardens and Castel Gandolfo.
Click for guided Vatican Museum tours that are perfect for independent Rome travelers looking for a Rome day tour. Arrange your Rome cruise port shore excursion to include a private Vatican tour. Or join one of our small group tours of the Vatican Museum. The guided museum tours all include English-speaking Vatican tour guides. If your Mediterranean cruise includes Civitavecchia we’ll arrange private port transfers between Rome and Civitavecchia. The Vatican Museum collection includes priceless works of art that date back to the earliest civilizations.
Some of the most important halls inside the Vatican Museum include:
- The Sistine Chapel
- Raphael Rooms
- Map Gallery
- Candelabra Gallery
A licensed Vatican tour guide will share the history and stories of each work of art so that you come away with a rich experience.
VATICAN DRESS CODE ALERT: Inside the Vatican City, for both ladies and men, knees and shoulders must be covered. For men, no shorts of any kind are allowed. No exceptions are made.
Once inside the museum you’ll explore the many halls. The Vatican Museum collection houses some of the rarest and most valuable works in the history of the world. The collection spans all cultures and all ages. From the ancient Etruscan, Asian, Greek and Roman classics to the modern. The tour culminates at the Sistine Chapel.
The Vatican Museum tickets with skip the line Vatican Museum access is a good value because the lines are very long and the collection enormous making it hard to navigate without assistance.
All Vatican Museum tickets include no hassle walk right in Vatican Museum access. Want to go before or after hours? Contact us and we’ll arrange that too.
Enjoy the best licensed Vatican tour guides. Enjoy personalized services Whatever your choice of Vatican tours you’ll be sure to be get the VIP treatment.
All Vatican tours include Vatican museum tickets that allow you to skip the line. This means you show up for your Vatican museum tour and walk right into the Vatican museum. Your Vatican museum ticket allows you to avoid all waits.
Whether it is a small group Vatican tour or private Vatican tour, your Vatican tour guide will escort you through one of the most beautiful museums in the world. And we buy the Vatican tickets ahead of time so you just have to show up and enjoy your Vatican museum tour.
The Vatican Museum is over 1200 rooms full of artistic treasures and historical artifacts from the last 2000 years and is considered the finest collection of art in the world.
The Vatican Museum tickets are affordable. We only work the best English speaking licensed Vatican Museum tour guides. The Vatican Museum tour will be one of your Italy vacation highlights… guaranteed!
Vatican Tour Desription:
The Vatican Museum is one of the most important and most beautiful museums in the world. Should you prefer, or if you are staying outside the city center, we would be happy to arrange for an on site meeting point at the Vatican to begin the Vatican tour.
The Vatican museums is an immense collection of art that was built up over centuries by the Roman Catholic Church. The Vatican Museums collection includes some of the most renowned classical sculptures and most important masterpieces of Renaissance art in the world. Pope Julius II founded the museums about 500 years ago in the early 16th century. The Sistine Chapel and the Stanze della Segnatura decorated by Raphael are on the visitor route through the Vatican Museums.
We begin the tour with a visit to the Vatican Museums. Once inside, you will be guided through the major galleries such as the Belvedere Courtyard which houses the ancient and classical pieces that so many artists took their inspiration from as well as the Room of the Muses, Gallery of Maps and of course the magnificent Rooms of Raphael before culminating our visit in the Sistine Chapel itself.
Before the Vatican tour enters the Sistine chapel, you will hear all about Michelangelo and his struggles in accepting and completing the work that soon became the single most recognized piece of art in the world.
After a quick break and bathroom stop, we then head to St Peter’s piazza and cover the history of the Vatican City State before entering the Basilica. Here we cover the main monuments such as Michelangelo’s beautiful Pieta and Dome, the Baldacchino and other works by Bernini and the Transfiguration by Raphael. Included also are the Crypt of St Peter, the Holy Altar and other monuments of artistic importance. We will end outside on the portico to talk about the Piazza created by Bernini as well as the Obelisk and the Swiss Guards.
***Cost does not include entrance fees (15 Euro to the Vatican Museum). Our tour guide will collect your entry fee and purchase the tickets for you on the day of the tour, you do not need to purchase them in advance. Suggested time to visit Vatican Museums is after 12:00, when peak lines and crowding have subsided.***
This tour is a private guided Vatican tour. See our Vatican Tours option for more information on daily small group tours to the Vatican, and visit our Rome travel guide for ideas on where to eat and drink in Rome as well as for walking maps to explore Rome on your own before or after your Vatican tour.
To schedule a private Vatican Museum tour call an Italian Tourism Italy travel expert at 800-227-1577 or click to send your request to a certified Italian Tourism Italy travel agent with details of date of travel and preferred time for your private Vatican Museum tour.