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Skip-the-Line Private Tour of Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel with a PhD Guide

From US$141.50
Highlights
  • Buy skip-the-line access to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
  • See masterpieces by Michelangelo, Botticelli, Raphael, and more
  • Learn about art and architecture from an art historian or archaeologist
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Skip-the-Line Private Tour of Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel with a PhD Guide
From US$141.50
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Skip-the-Line Private Tour of Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel with a PhD Guide
From US$141.49
Overview

If you’re serious about the history of art and architecture, you’ll want a tour that goes beyond the surface of the Vatican Museums, one of the world’s greatest art collections. Exploring in a group of no more than eight, benefit from the insights, wisdom, and experience of an academic expert with a doctorate in archaeology or art history—and gain skip-the-line access, too!

What to Expect

Greet your guide and small group outside the Vatican Museums and hand over your entrance fees: the tour cost only covers guiding. Clear security and don your headset.

View the ancient Roman collection, with its masterly sculptures, the Gallery of the Tapestries, which includes work designed by Raphael’s studio, and the Gallery of Geographical Maps. Enter the Sistine Chapel to admire the world-famous frescoes painted by the master Michelangelo—and learn about the frescoes Botticelli and other Renaissance painters crafted before Michelangelo started work.

If St. Peter’s Basilica is open, enjoy time in the Basilica along the way. Your tour will end either there or on Viale Vaticano.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Francesca di magnifico

Taking a eight year old to Vatican Museum is nice parental ambition and poor reality attachment but aren't we all want them to be bit better than us even if we have no idea how to do it. Well Joy of Rome has this wonderful...More

1  Thank Dariusz P
JoyofRome, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Joy of Rome Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

What a beautiful words! Thanks so much. Having Michelangelo as my guest was a real honor, it was like having the original Michelangelo;) All the joy of Rome awaits you soon in Rome again. Ciao and we hope to see you soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Amazing tour with Francesca from Joy of Rome

We had the most helpful understanding and patient guide Francesca - My daughter was poorly shortly into the tour but nothing was too much trouble she was helpful kind and so caring and patient we were able to continue the tour. Francesca explained every possible...More

Thank michellewaters67
JoyofRome, Direttore at Joy of Rome Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

dear Michelle, we love our job because it gives us the opportunity to meet lovely people like you and hopefully, to help in having a great memory of a roman holiday, so I am really happy if this woked, we are not patient, we simply...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Amazing tour from start to finish with Maria Grazia!

We scheduled a semi private tour but it just so happened we were the only ones scheduled so we had a private tour at no extra charge with the amazing Maria Grazia. Not only was she super nice, friendly and had a great sense of...More

Thank nkhowl
JoyofRome, Proprietario at Joy of Rome Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

My dear N. It was such a pleasure to stay with you. People like you makes my job even more interesting. I'm so happy you have enjoyed the tour and everything I was telling you. The history, the stories, the jokes, the detailes that we...More

Reviewed 12 May 2018
OUTSTANDING Vatican Tour with Dario 👏👍❤️❤️❤️❤️

We had the most OUTSTANDING guide, Dario, with The Joy of Rome Tour. I was blown away by his knowledge of every aspect of the Vatican. He was kind, patient, explained everything in detail, and after the tour he even helped me in several gift...More

Thank Mary Ellen H
JoyofRome, Proprietario at Joy of Rome Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2018

Dear MAry Ellen, dario is our "precious stone", a unique mix of kindness, knowledge, sensitivity and fun, and we are so happy you had the chance to realize all this in just a few hours! we strongly believe tours are more than tours, they are...More

Reviewed 11 May 2018
Amazing Tour with Mary Grace through Joy of Rome!

Such an amazing and incredibly informative tour we had today with Mary Grace of the Vatican and Sistine Chapel! Mary Grace made the tour interesting and fun, and got to know us and what we were interested in seeing/learning so we got the most out...More

Thank SaraKai
JoyofRome, Proprietario at Joy of Rome Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2018

Dear Sara, thank you a lot for your feedback, you made me blush. It is a real pleasure to know that you've enjoyed the tour with me. Sometimes people era botherd by my questions but it is the best way to customize the tour according...More

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