Tour of the Vatican City - basic tour (3h)

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Tour Number

Activity Level

25324


Categories

First Time Visitor, Museums / Culture, Religious Heritage, Youth and Family

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. On request I can modify our tour, for example taking you to the Egyptian Museum, more attractive for young boys. Baby strollers are not allowed in the Basilica (you can leave the stroller in the cloackroom of the Church) and in general not suggested for the presence of many steps.

Friendly: No.
Inside Vatican Museums there are few lifts and many flight of stairs. NO benches. If you have problems in walking for hours please write me a message BEFORE the booking so I can give you more details. The St.Peter's Basilica is accessible from the Museums only by a long staircase (four flights of stairs) .

- We can rent a wheelchair but I need to change the itinerary. I can create a custom tour and we can do the tour with the help of the staff.

Maximum travelers: 4

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), Italian (fluent)

Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St.Peter's Basilica


This tour is suggested for a first visit in the Vatican and includes a selection of the best art of the Vatican Museums, a visit in the Sistine Chapel and the Basilica of St. Peter.
if you've a special interest in the Vatican history choose the "extensive" tour #24520, if you not interested in the Basilica, book the tour at closing time #165368

--> IMPORTANT <---
the Basilica of St. Peter is a working church, so can close without notice for religious events or security reasons. I'm NOT responsible for this issue, but I'll do my best to provide the tour as described.

Itinerary

Vatican Museums:
Pinecone's Courtyard
Pius-Clementine Museum (Greek and Roman masterpieces)
Gallery of Tapestries
Gallery of Geographical Maps
Sistine Chapel
The Royal Staircase
The Basilica of St. Peter.

***IMPORTANT***
Only small backpacks or handbags allowed
no large umbrellas (telescopic umbrellas are OK)
Follow the DRESS CODE (women, men and kids)
knees and shoulders must be covered
**Bermuda and Capri pants OK, NO shorts**
If you want to wear sleeveless shirts during the tour is OK, just bring with a scarf to cover your shoulders when requested.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building, Suggested by Guide: At the main entrance of the Vatican Museums. It's on the north side of the Vatican City, 20 minutes walk from the St.Peter's Plaza The address is "Viale Vaticano" (photo and map in the gallery). I'll be standing at the white gate, at the small staircase, with a folder with your name so you can recognize me

Duration: 3 hours

-This tour is not available on Wednesdays (there is the Papal Audience in the St.Peter's Plaza) and Sundays, and on Catholic festivities.
In case of an unplanned closure of the Basilica of St.Peter we'll visit another section of the Museums.
- the Sistine Chapel is the last room of the Museums. There are no shortcuts
-From April to October, the Museum welcomes 30.000 visitors per day. Choose to start at 7 am or 1pm to beat crowds.

Transportation

walking

What’s Included

Other: - tour with a certified tourist guide of the Vatican City
- Full price skip the line tickets for the Vatican Museums + Basilica of St.Peter with online reservation

-->Vatican tickets are only valid on the selected date/time
no change or refund is possible (even in case of a tour cancellation).

Estimated Local Cash Needed

15 EURO - taxi to/from your hotel (if needed)

What’s Extra

  • Personal Expenses
  • Souvenirs
  • Food, Drinks, Snacks

Other: -transportation from/to your hotel

-IMPORTANT: (groups of 5/10 persons)
In the Vatican City is suggested the use of radio trasmission system for groups bigger than 4.
Our tour could be delayed by the pick up/restitution of those radios.
There are extra costs, different timing due to the mandatory use of headsets.
Write me to have a custom tour if you are a group of 6 or more (max 10).

Restrictions

I'm a qualified guide of Rome, I'm permitted to guide in English and Italian Language
I'm not a driver. I provide WALKING tours, with a special focus on Art and Archaeology.
If needed, we can take taxi to reach the museum/archaeological site

A Recent Review of this tour

Marisa was very a very kind and knowledgeable guide. She knew how to weave through the crowds and get us to the important rooms to give us a fantastic overview of the Vatican. We learned so much and were so delighted to have Marisa guide us!
Sara Ohashi

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  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    25324


    Categories

    First Time Visitor, Museums / Culture, Religious Heritage, Youth and Family

    Details

    Kid Friendly: Yes. On request I can modify our tour, for example taking you to the Egyptian Museum, more attractive for young boys. Baby strollers are not allowed in the Basilica (you can leave the stroller in the cloackroom of the Church) and in general not suggested for the presence of many steps.

    Friendly: No.
    Inside Vatican Museums there are few lifts and many flight of stairs. NO benches. If you have problems in walking for hours please write me a message BEFORE the booking so I can give you more details. The St.Peter's Basilica is accessible from the Museums only by a long staircase (four flights of stairs) .

    - We can rent a wheelchair but I need to change the itinerary. I can create a custom tour and we can do the tour with the help of the staff.

    Maximum travelers: 4

    Language(s)

    explanation

    English (fluent), Italian (fluent)

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