Tour of the Vatican City - extensive tour

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Tour Number

Activity Level

24520


Categories

City, Museums / Culture, Youth and Family

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.

- 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: 6

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), Italian (fluent)

Spend 4 hours in the Vatican with an official guide!


If you're in love with Renaissance Art, choose this tour to explore in detail the Collections of the Pope, going beyond the Sistine Chapel. (good stamina requested!)

Not only we'll admire masterpieces of Ancient Art and incredible galleries, but in addition we'll visit the apartment of the Pope Giulius II, frescoed by Raphael (Rooms of Raphael), the New Wing or the Art Gallery.
After, we'll continue to the Michelangelo Sistine Chapel: you'll love the detailed story of the ceiling 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***
Please respect those rules, or you will be turned away by the custodians:

It is obligatory to deposit in the cloakroom suitcases, backpacks and containers with dimensions larger than cm 40 x 35 x 15.
RESPECT the dress code(kids, men and women)
--> Knees and shoulders must be covered

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: At Vatican Museums main entrance, 15 minutes walking distance from St.Peter's Square. The address is "Viale Vaticano"(see photo #4). On request, I can meet you at the hotel and we can take together a taxi

End location: The tour end in S.Peter's Square.
I will give you all the instructions to reach your hotel or the closest taxi station.

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.
-From April to October, the Museum welcomes 30.000 visitors per day, so is often very crowded
Choose to start at noon if you want to avoid crowds (or choose the VIP early entrance tour)

Transportation

walking

What’s Included

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

- taxi from/to your hotel
- snacks
- drinks

-IMPORTANT: (groups of 7 persons)
In the Vatican City is obligatory the use of radio trasmission system for groups of 7 and more.
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.
So write me to have a custom tour if you are more than 6.

Restrictions

I'm not a driver. I provide WALKING tours, with a special focus on Art and Archaeology. If needed, we can take cabs or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.

A Recent Review of this tour

Marisa did a great job. Met us on time, was very knowledgeable about the Vatican Museum tour and was very informative. Her English was excellent. I have taken the tour a couple times years ago and Marisa was the best guide I have had. She was also easy to listen too and a cool person. I would highly recommend her. Thanks Marisa ---Joe and Maria
Joseph Costantini

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  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    24520


    Categories

    City, Museums / Culture, Youth and Family

    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.

    - 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: 6

    Language(s)

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    English (fluent), Italian (fluent)

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