The colossal complex of the Vatican Museums is composed of over two dozens of unique collections; every museum can be a self-supporting exhibition on their own. However due to the extensive collection in these galleries, you need to arrange your schedule when visiting these galleries. If you want to visit these museums through a guided tour, Vatican tour is being offered in the area. This will help you understand the story behind every accumulation.
Vatican Tours on Vatican Museums
The huge Vatican Museums are located in the Sistine Chapels, which is one of the most renowned tourist destinations in the planet. The Vatican Museum is the home of the most prestigious and priceless art like the Raphael Rooms and countless of sculpture, frescos and tapestries. Those who are travelling that area for their first time have only the Sistine Chapel on their goal, but as they descended on that area, they will notice that the visitors are not only focused on the artworks in the ceiling, the walls are also packed with artworks during the renaissance period, including the works of the art masters such as Ghirlandaio and Botticelli.
The Vatican Museums are usually open from Monday- Saturday. You can purchase a ticket at the ticket office from 9:00 in the morning up to 4:00 in the afternoon. The tickets that you will purchase during the Vatican tour will give you the opportunity to gain access on all the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapels. It is only valid for a single day.
When joining the Vatican tour, make sure to reserve an ample amount of time, The Sistine Chapels alone will take you at least 2 hours to completely explore the area. To explore the entire area, you will need to reserve the whole day. There are different tours in the museum; there is audio tour that is offered in different languages. English tour is also being offered on the official site of the Vatican Museums. The recent price of the tickets can also be found there.
The Queues on the Vatican Museums
If you think that you already saw the longest line when you visited the Eiffel Tower, then you are in it for a surprise. As opposed to different attractions where you can evade the heavy flocking of tourists when you visit early in the morning, Vatican Museums are swarming with visitors as early as 9:00. If you are planning to go here during the mid-day, do not expect that you will be able to enter within an hour. Monday is the most hectic schedule. Fortunately, there are ways to avoid the long queues. You may book Vatican tour ahead of time or acquire fast track ticket for an extra charge. The price of the ticket can be found on the official site of the Vatican Museums.