Spend 4 hours in the Vatican with an official guide!
If you're in love with Art, choose this tour to explore in detail the Collections of the Pope (good stamina requested!)
In addition to the classic itinerary, we'll add a section: you can choose between the apartment of the Pope Giulius II, frescoed by Raphael (Rooms of Raphael), the New Wing (ancient statues) or the Art Gallery (canvases and paintings).
We'll admire the Sistine Chapel: you'll love the detailed story of this tiny church and its deep meaning.
We'll end at the Basilica of St. Peter, the biggest church in the Catholic world.
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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.
Pio-Clementinum Museum (Collection of Roman Statues)
Gallery of Tapestries
Gallery of Geographical Maps
The Rooms of Raphael or the New Wing
ST. Peter's Basilica
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: 4 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. No shortcuts available
-From April to October, the Museum welcomes 30.000 visitors per day. Choose to start at 7 am or 8.30 am to beat crowds.
- Guiding Services
Estimated Local Cash Needed
15 EURO - taxi to/from your hotel (if needed)
- 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 knowledgeable, friendly and answered all of our questions. She was very attentive to all the walking we were doing and had us break for lunch. She even met us at the front door of our apartment which was a surprise! We would certainly recommend Marisa for your tour of the Vatican!