Michelangelo and the Sistine Chapel
The Vatican is really vast. Though the smallest in the world, it's still a country of its own and it takes about 3 hours just to visit its major highlights. It's the country that has the largest concentration of art works in the world, and all contained within 110 acres!
Our Vatican tour includes the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica.
Though a lot of people think the Sistine Chapel is the most important thing to see there but it isn't true. The main attraction, the one not to miss, is really St. Peter's Basilica. If the Basilica hadn't been built, none of the rest would be there. St. Peter's Basilica can be visited separately from the Vatican Museums, but the Sistine Chapel can't. In order to get to the Sistine Chapel you have to go through a large part of the Vatican Museums which consist in 1400 rooms packed with statues, paintings tapestries, frescoes etcetera, etcetera.
Tour can be operated in the morning and in the afternoon.
Tour can not be operated on sunday and during all religious holidays. and on this specific dates:
August 14 and 15
December 25 and 26
St. peter's Basilica
Please note that on Wednesdays St Peter's Basilica is closed to the public due to the papal audience and therefore it will be better to book the tour in the afternoon.
Please cover your shoulders and knees. NO big bags or backpacks are allowed.
St. Peter's Basilica often closes for celebrations during the holy year 2016, therefore we can not guarantee that such attraction can be regularly included in the tour of the vatican.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Via SANTAMAURA, 9 at the Office
I'll have a sign with your name on it.
End location: We will finish at St. peter's square and you go back to your hotel by cab or walking,
Duration: 3 hours
Tour of the Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's Basilica and SKIP THE LINE TICKETS.
The cost of the tickets is not included in the tour rate, you'll reimburse to me in cash the tickets for €30 per person
Estimated Local Cash Needed
30 EURO - Money to have a cappuccino or coffe and skip the line tickets
Taxi to reach the Museum
NO restrictions - I am an official guide of the Colosseum, St. Peter's Basilica and Sistine Chapel.
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Max was outstanding! Our family had a lot of fun on the tours on which Max guided us. He was extremely hospitable and gracious. He provided a great summary of Rome and the Vatican City. He was extremely entertaining and kept our family's interests in mind when organizing the tours. I would highly recommend Max to anyone visiting Rome!