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Sistine Chapel (Cappella Sistina) Tours and Tickets

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The Sistine Chapel (Cappella Sistina), part of Rome’s Vatican Museums, was decorated by art masters Sandro Botticelli and Pinturicchio in the 15th century before being completed with Michelangelo’s stunning 16th-century ceilings frescoes and monumental “The Last Judgement,” which covers the apse wall. The fresco-covered ceiling is the artist’s greatest work and one of the most important masterpieces in history, while the Sistine Chapel serves as a glorious homage to Renaissance art and one of the most visited sights in all of Italy.

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Skip-the-Line: Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Guided Small-Group Tour

Skip-the-Line: Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Guided Small-Group Tour

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Discover the Vatican on an intimate small-group tour of the Sistine Chapel and the Vatican Museums with an expert guide and a group of up to 20 people. Navigate the vast complex of rooms, artwork, and history with a guide, who brings the ancient collection to life. Skip all the entrance lines to explore halls such as the Gallery of the Maps and Raphael’s Rooms; step inside the Sistine Chapel to admire ‘The Creation of Adam’ by Michelangelo. Choose from several departures, or upgrade to an evening experience or small-group tour with 10 people.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Fast- track- entry ticket to the Vatican Museums & the Sistine Chapel

Fast- track- entry ticket to the Vatican Museums & the Sistine Chapel

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The Vatican Museums are among the largest museums in the world and with over five million annual visitors they can get incredibly crowded. This self-guided tour is ideal for those who want to take their time and not be restricted by a guided tour. Save time with fast-track, skip-the-line entrance tickets, browse the galleries at your own pace, and visit the magnificent Sistine Chapel at a time that suits you.
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  • 3 hours
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$33.96
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Semi-Private Sistine Chapel First Entry Experience with Vatican Museums
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Semi-Private Sistine Chapel First Entry Experience with Vatican Museums

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Visit the Sistine Chapel before the crowds arrive on this guided first-entry experience to the Vatican Museums complex with a semi-private group of up to 10 people. Explore at your own pace, accompanied by an expert guide, stopping to admire Michelangelo’s famous ceiling fresco and his other works in a tranquil, crowd-free atmosphere.
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  • 1 to 4 hours
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$73.23
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Fast Track - Vatican Tour with Museums, Sistine Chapel & Raphael rooms

Fast Track - Vatican Tour with Museums, Sistine Chapel & Raphael rooms

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Home to the world’s largest private portfolio of artwork, the Vatican is a must-see for visitors to Rome, and the best way to explore it is with a guide. Learn about the highlights of Vatican City with an expert guide, visiting the Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel. Explore intriguing sites like Raphael’s Rooms and then visit the Sistine Chapel to see incredible frescoes by Michelangelo. Choose the start time that better suites your needs.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$59.32
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Early Access Vatican Museums Semi-Private Tour with Sistine Chapel & St. Peter’s
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Early Access Vatican Museums Semi-Private Tour with Sistine Chapel & St. Peter’s

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Tens of thousands of people visit the Vatican Museums each day to see St. Peter’s Basilica, masterpieces by the likes of Michelangelo and Raphael, and the Sistine Chapel. Get inside the UNESCO-listed complex before it opens to the general public on this early access tour that’s limited to just 10 participants. Enter through a reserved doorway to skip the lines, and stay a step ahead of the large crowds on this carefully planned route that ensures you make the most of your time.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Skip-the-Line: Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Admission Ticket

Skip-the-Line: Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Admission Ticket

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Explore the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel at your leisure and avoid the long lines with this skip-the-line admission ticket. Spend more time admiring the world-famous art as you are escorted inside through a dedicated no-wait Vatican Partner entrance. Once inside, independently explore galleries like Raphael’s Rooms and, of course, the Sistine Chapel with its iconic frescoes by Michelangelo.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$36.08
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Skip-the-Line Ticket: Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel

Skip-the-Line Ticket: Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel

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With its wealth of art and history, the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel are must-sees for most visitors to Rome. Wait times to enter can stretch into the hours, but with this skip-the-line ticket enjoy fast-track entry to both the galleries and chapel and take advantage of the time you save to admire masterpieces by Raphael and Michelangelo.
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  • 1 to 8 hours
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$40.32
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Exclusive Early Access Vatican Semi Private Tour | with Private Option
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Exclusive Early Access Vatican Semi Private Tour | with Private Option

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Admire Michelangelo’s frescoes in the Sistine Chapel without the crowds and enjoy skip-the-line access to the Vatican Museums on this small-group tour. Enter the Sistine Chapel before its opens to the public, and view the frescoes in a calm, crowd-free setting. Then, tour the Vatican Museums, seeing the highlights of the papal art collection, including the Raphael Rooms and Gallery of Maps, before checking out the treasures inside St. Peter’s Basilica.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Skip the Line Vatican Tour Vatican Museums Sistine Chapel
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Skip the Line Vatican Tour Vatican Museums Sistine Chapel

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See the highlights of Vatican City ON this skip-the-line tour of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. Join a knowledgeable guide for a visit to the incomparable Vatican Museums—home to one of the most extensive and impressive art collections in the world. Admire the Raphael Rooms and take in the incomparable frescos of the Sistine Chapel.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$58.63
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Just Ticket - Vatican Museum & Sistine Chapel Fast track

Just Ticket - Vatican Museum & Sistine Chapel Fast track

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Entrance queues at the Vatican are notoriously long. With pre-reserved admission tickets, breeze past ticket lines and make the most of your time in Rome. Enjoy the freedom to explore the vast collections of the Vatican at your own pace.
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  • 3 to 8 hours
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$33.96
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Skip the Line: Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Entrance Tickets or Tours

Skip the Line: Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Entrance Tickets or Tours

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The long lines that the Vatican attracts are a testament to its status as one of Europe’s most famous attractions. If you’ve got limited time in Rome, don’t waste a moment waiting with a skip-the-line admission ticket to the Vatican. You are able to explore the Sistine Chapel and Raphael's Rooms independently while still benefiting from priority entry, usually only reserved for visitors taking a guided tour.
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  • 2 to 4 hours
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Skip-the-line Ticket to Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel with Audioguide
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Skip-the-line Ticket to Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel with Audioguide

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Streamline your Rome experience with a skip-the-line ticket to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. Explore this top attraction at your own pace with an entrance ticket that allows for a full day at the museums. See classical sculptures and Renaissance paintings in the papal art collection, including frescoes by Michelangelo and Raphael, painting galleries, Egyptian mummies, the private apartments of Pope Julius II, and more.
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  • 8 hours
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$52.00
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Skip-the-Line Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Group Tour
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Skip-the-Line Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Group Tour

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Discover the sacred and artistic treasures of the Vatican on an immersive tour led by an art historian guide. Skip the long lines with priority access, and see some of the most important masterpieces in the Vatican Museum’s immense collection. Stand in awe beneath Michelangelo’s frescoes in the Sistine Chapel, and learn the stories behind the art through an audio headset so you don’t miss a word of your guide’s commentary.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Vatican Museums No-Wait Access Tour with Raphael Rooms and Sistine Chapel
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Vatican Museums No-Wait Access Tour with Raphael Rooms and Sistine Chapel

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Avoid wasting time during your Vatican visit on this Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica tour at the no-wait access entrance. Join a knowledgeable guide to pass right by the long entrance queues and start touring the massive museums. See the incomparable Raphael's Rooms, Michelangelo's stunning Sistine Chapel, as well as other museum highlights like the Maps Gallery and Tapestries Gallery. Then visit the impressive St. Peter's Basilica next door.
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  • 3 hours
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ROME'S best of Essential Skip the Line for Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel

ROME'S best of Essential Skip the Line for Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel

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The Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel are two of the most important attractions in Rome, but the line to enter can take hours. With this ticket, enjoy convenient skip-the-line entrance to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel and have more time inside to admire the collection’s masterpieces before moving on to St. Peter’s Basilica.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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$39.27
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Vatican VIP Experience: Exclusive Breakfast at the Vatican with Early Access to Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel
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Vatican VIP Experience: Exclusive Breakfast at the Vatican with Early Access to Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel

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Enjoy a VIP experience at the Vatican with this semi-private morning tour that includes breakfast on site. You’ll explore the Vatican Museums before they open to the general public so you can admire famous sights like the Sistine Chapel and Raphael’s Rooms in a more intimate atmosphere before finishing with skip-the-line access to St Peter’s Basilica through a reserved entrance.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Privileged Entrance Vatican Tour with Sistine Chapel
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Privileged Entrance Vatican Tour with Sistine Chapel

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Begin your exploration of the Vatican Museums before the general public on this tour. With your small group and tour guide, head straight for the Sistine Chapel to marvel at its art and architecture as one of its first daily visitors. Continue to St. Peter's Basilica, listening to informative commentary on the history of the church and Vatican City as you walk. Entrance fees, guaranteed skip-the-line entry, and use of individual headsets are included.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Vatican and Colosseum Combo Tour: Don’t Wait in Line to See the Best of Rome

Vatican and Colosseum Combo Tour: Don’t Wait in Line to See the Best of Rome

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Combine a trip to two of Rome’s greatest sites in one day. Take advantage of special no-wait entry at the Vatican and skip-the-line access to the Colosseum during this full-day tour. While others wait in line, you experience the majesty of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel followed by the ancient glory of the Colosseum, Palatine Hill, and Roman Forum, all with an expert guide.
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  • 7 hours
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Skip the Line: Ticket to the Vatican Museum & Sistine Chapel

Skip the Line: Ticket to the Vatican Museum & Sistine Chapel

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Breeze past notoriously long public entrance queues at the Vatican with skip–the–line admission tickets, available at a range of times to fit your itinerary. Once inside, explore the grounds at your own pace, from the tapestry gallery to the Sistine Chapel. Upgrade to include a tour guide, who provides little–known anecdotes and context about important works of art.
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  • 3 to 8 hours
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$33.96
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Skip the Line: Vatican Museum + Sistine Chapel Tour or Ticket with Raphael Rooms

Skip the Line: Vatican Museum + Sistine Chapel Tour or Ticket with Raphael Rooms

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Save time, and head straight to the Vatican’s most popular sights and attractions, on this seamless and speedy tour. Pick from morning or afternoon departure times, and meet your guide. With skip-the-line tickets, you’ll beat the crowds and head straight into the Vatican Museums. Discover the Sistine Chapel at your own pace, and follow your guide directly to the museums’ other highlights.
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  • 3 hours
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$37.67
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Vatican VIP Ultimate Early Entrance

Vatican VIP Ultimate Early Entrance

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The Ultimate Vatican VIP Early Entrance tour is the best you could have if you are looking for an exclusive experience. This unique guided tour is organized for a small group of 10 people only, this way you can interact with your expert English speaking guide as if you were on a private tour. Your group will enter the Vatican at 7:00 AM, one hour and a half before the general audience and 30 minutes before most of the other tour companies. This special tour will allow you to enjoy the Vatican highlights with almost nobody around while most of the other tours offered in the Vatican are held with thousands of other tourists around you.
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  • 3 hours
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Skip-the-Line Group Tour of the Vatican, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's Basilica

Skip-the-Line Group Tour of the Vatican, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's Basilica

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Make the most of your valuable vacation time by skipping the line at the Vatican Museums. You save hours waiting by booking a group tour, and get engaging commentary from your guide as you explore. Admission is included to the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica; follow your guide on a carefully-crafted itinerary to ensure you don't miss a thing.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$52.00
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Skip the line & tour: Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel & Raphael Rooms

Skip the line & tour: Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel & Raphael Rooms

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Experience some of Rome’s most important artistic and spiritual attractions with a 3-hour guided tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica. Beat the crowds with priority access and see highlights of the Vatican Museum’s immense collection while your guide shares the legends behind the masterpieces. Stand beneath Michelangelo’s famed frescoes in the Sistine Chapel, and skip the long lines to enter the heart of the papacy at St Peter’s Basilica.
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  • 2 hours
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Express Access to Sistine Chapel Tour MAX 6 PEOPLE | with Private Option
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Express Access to Sistine Chapel Tour MAX 6 PEOPLE | with Private Option

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A visit to the Sistine Chapel doesn't have to eat up an entire day of your Rome vacation. Enter the Vatican’s sacred chapel early, before it opens to the crowds of the general public. Soak up the serenity of Michelangelo’s frescoes without being squeezed by hordes of tourists, and learn about the chapel’s remarkable history in the intimacy of a small group limited to six. This is paired with entry to the nearby St. Peter’s Basilica, where you can explore the world’s most famous church at your own pace.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Skip-the-Line: Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Guided Small-Group Tour
"Excellent trip. Tour guide Maria was awesome. Very knowledgeable and passionate about everything we saw. Highly recommend this trip."..."
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Fast- track- entry ticket to the Vatican Museums & the Sistine Chapel
"We were very well looked after. The guide ensured everyone got their ticket. I have a mobility issue; he was careful that I was not left behind. Take your FFP2 mask with you - the scalpers will charge €5. You will NOT and I mean NOT get in without one."..."
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Semi-Private Sistine Chapel First Entry Experience with Vatican Museums
"Oscar was an excellent guide and provided a lot of great info while being relatable and friendly. I appreciated that this tour gets you to the chapel before all the crowds and then you have all the time in the world (or as long as your teenagers can handle) to view the remainder of the collections."..."
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Fast Track - Vatican Tour with Museums, Sistine Chapel & Raphael rooms
"Was a great tour! Lots of info and great tour. Antonio was awesome. Keep the tour going and showed us where to go once he sent us free on our own. Highly recommend him!"..."
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Early Access Vatican Museums Semi-Private Tour with Sistine Chapel & St. Peter’s
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Skip-the-Line: Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Admission Ticket
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Skip-the-Line Ticket: Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel
"This experience was more than worth it! The Vatican and Sistine Chapel were both breathtaking. Vahid helped me and my group day of to enter the museum without waiting in any lines. We also appreciated that he walked us right in and made the overall experience very easy. We will definitely use his company’s services, again! Thank you, Vahid!"..."
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Exclusive Early Access Vatican Semi Private Tour | with Private Option
"The whole experience was incredible! Michela was our guide and she was phenomenal. She took her time to explain what we were seeing, answered our questions, and made the experience very memorable. Definitely recommend the tour to anyone who is wanting a deeper knowledge of the Vatican."..."
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Skip the Line Vatican Tour Vatican Museums Sistine Chapel
"Great tour. Seeing the Vatican was an amazing experience. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and helpful. It would have been perfect if it had included St Peter’s Basilica."..."
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Just Ticket - Vatican Museum & Sistine Chapel Fast track
"Great tour and our guide was very informative. We recommend this company. Also a plus to have multiple languages spoken"..."
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Skip the Line: Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Entrance Tickets or Tours
"Lindy was an awesome guide. She explained several interesing historical facts, described the details of the sculptures and paintings with patience and wit. She also made sure that no one in the group is left behind. I highly recommend this tour in English. It's worth every penny."..."
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Skip-the-line Ticket to Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel with Audioguide
"Super easy to find the group. Must get a ticket to skip the line, the regular line went way down the road."..."
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Skip-the-Line Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Group Tour
"Our Tour guide is very clear in talking about the history. The gadget we use is excellent enable to hear him. He always make sure that we are ok."..."
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Vatican Museums No-Wait Access Tour with Raphael Rooms and Sistine Chapel
"My teenage daughter and I loved this tour! Joanna was extremely knowledgeable and the perfect tour guide!"..."
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Vatican VIP Experience: Exclusive Breakfast at the Vatican with Early Access to Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel
"Terrific way to tour the Vatican! Time frame was great.. Breakfast was unique and a great way to start the tour! We would definitely recommend this tour ‼️"..."
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Privileged Entrance Vatican Tour with Sistine Chapel
"Thank you to Raffa for a wonderful and informative tour. There’s so much to see, and Raffa made sure we got to the best of the Vatican."..."
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Vatican and Colosseum Combo Tour: Don’t Wait in Line to See the Best of Rome
"Giuseppe was our guide for the Vatican tour; he was extremely knowledgeable and such a pleasure. Mickey was our guide for the Colosseum, Palatine Hill, and the Forum and shared a wealth of history and information. We would highly recommend this tour, it’s a lot of walking but worth it!"..."
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Skip the Line: Ticket to the Vatican Museum & Sistine Chapel
"I only waited about 10 minutes to enter the Vatican museum! Which was amazing considering the line wrapped around the building for people who didn’t purchase a skip the line ticket. I purchased this solo tour and separately purchased the audio at the museum entrance for just 10 euros. As I toured at my own pace through the Vatican museum and Sistine Chapel (I took about 6 hours) the line to enter St. Peter’s Basilica was short (about a 10-15 minute wait) so I didn’t purchase a fast pass (entrance is free so no additional charges). This is a great deal for those wanting to go at your pace and see everything!"..."
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Skip the Line: Vatican Museum + Sistine Chapel Tour or Ticket with Raphael Rooms
"Great experience, our Tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. Meeting location direction / ticket redemption was confusing but at the end it worked out. Very enjoyable experience!"..."
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Vatican VIP Ultimate Early Entrance
"The Vatican tour was wonderful. Our guide (Margret) was extremely knowledgeable and provided us great stories and highlights. We were there during Easter week on Holy Friday, so the early tour was a must, as St Peter's access is limited (closes at noon) that day."..."
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Skip-the-Line Group Tour of the Vatican, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's Basilica
"Despite the crush our guide managed to coral us safely through all aspects of the tour with grace and humour along with relevant knowledgable commentary"..."
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Skip the line & tour: Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel & Raphael Rooms
"Wonderful tour! I highly recommend this tour! Exceeded my expectations! Your guide took the extra time to tour extra places!"..."
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Express Access to Sistine Chapel Tour MAX 6 PEOPLE | with Private Option
"Excellent tour with a superb guide. Sara Neapolitani had incredible knowledge and made our experience wonderful. Highly recommend this tour to avoid the crowds later in the day which can make the Vatican tours unpleasant."..."
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Sistine Chapel (Cappella Sistina) hours of operation: Mon–Sat 9am–6pm, last Sunday of the month 9am-2pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Sistine Chapel (Cappella Sistina) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Sistine Chapel (Cappella Sistina) 2022?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Sistine Chapel (Cappella Sistina) costs USD 33.96. Guided Sistine Chapel (Cappella Sistina) tours start around USD 33.96 per person.