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

From US$113.87
  • 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
Skip-the-Line Private Tour of Vatican Museums + Sistine Chapel with a PhD Guide
From US$113.87
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Skip-the-Line Private Tour of Vatican Museums + Sistine Chapel with a PhD Guide
From US$113.87
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.
Reviews (20)
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Reviewed December 29, 2018 via mobile
Francesca was outstanding

I can’t say enough about how please we were with our tour. Francesca was extremely knowledgeable and passionate about what she showed us. Her humor, warmth, and pride shown through. I would highly recommend Joy of Rome (and Francesca) and will use them again.

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Reviewed October 17, 2018
private short tour of Vatican museums and sistine chapel

Angelica was our friendly and knowledgeable guide. We received precise meeting instructions and she was there waiting for us. Despite the crowds she deftly navigated the space, we would have been overwhelmed without her guidance. A brief overview of the sistine chapel gave us a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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JoyofRome, Proprietario at Joy of Rome Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 25, 2018

Let's tell the truth...we love our work because we have the opportunity to meet people like you! this job enriches us so much that we are the blesses ones! we do have a beautiful office and lovely clients, could we ask for more? NO! thank...More

Reviewed October 8, 2018
Federica and The Joy of Rome - OUTSTANDING!

We booked this tour on second last day in Rome as a family of 6, including our 4 young adult children. We were all hesitant having no prior knowledge of the tour company and having booked on line before our vacation. But we didn't need...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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JoyofRome, Proprietario at Joy of Rome Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 14, 2018

Dear Jane, thanks!! we love challenges :) our goal is to offer tours that will let the whole family enjoy a unique experience like a trip abroad! learning must be fun and entertaining, our tours are not lessons but experiences with qualified guides and great...More

Reviewed August 27, 2018
Wonderful tour of Vatican with guide Annalisa

This tour definitely exceeded my expectations. The Vatican can be a stressful place with all the crowds, but Annalisa had great pacing and matched our group's more laid-back energy throughout. Any time we had a question or wanted to know more about some minute detail...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 18, 2018 via mobile
Great tour

Just came back from the tour of the Vatican and collasium! Grace was our tour guide. It was wonderful no lines! We learned a lot and she was a pleaser! Would definitely recommend her! She spoke great English. It wasn’t expensive. Definitely worth it! We...More

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We bought online ahead of time.