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
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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.
Pius-Clementine Museum (Greek and Roman masterpieces)
Gallery of Tapestries
Gallery of Geographical Maps
The Royal Staircase
The Basilica of St. Peter.
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.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
15 EURO - taxi to/from your hotel (if needed)
- Personal Expenses
- Food, Drinks, Snacks
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
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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!