Tour of the Vatican City - extensive tour

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Tour Number

Activity Level

24520


Categories

City, Museums / Culture, Religious Heritage

Details

Kid Friendly: No. This Vatican City Tour is quite hard for kids (under 10) for the duration and long distances to cover without benches/restrooms. I'd suggest to book the basic tour (3 hours) or the afternoon tour (shorter, focus on the Museum)

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)

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.

--> 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
Pio-Clementinum Museum (Collection of Roman Statues)
Gallery of Tapestries
Gallery of Geographical Maps
The Rooms of Raphael or the New Wing
Sistine Chapel
ST. Peter's Basilica

***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: 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.

Transportation

walking

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services

Other: - tour with a certified tourist guide of the Vatican City
- Full price skip the line tickets for the Vatican Museums and the 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

  • Food, Drinks, Snacks

Other: - taxi 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 5 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 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!
Tracy Palumbo

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  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    24520


    Categories

    City, Museums / Culture, Religious Heritage

    Details

    Kid Friendly: No. This Vatican City Tour is quite hard for kids (under 10) for the duration and long distances to cover without benches/restrooms. I'd suggest to book the basic tour (3 hours) or the afternoon tour (shorter, focus on the Museum)

    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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