Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel private walking tour

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Tour Number

Activity Level

401144


Categories

First Time Visitor, Museums / Culture, Religious Heritage, Youth and Family

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. Kids are welcome under patrons supervision

Friendly: Yes.

Maximum travelers: 10

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), Italian (fluent)

A deep dive in a masterpiece of Italian Art - Skip the line admission fees included


This is a Vatican tour with skip-the-line access that will make you avoid long lines and directly emerge inside the vast collection of private artwork that is the Vatican Museums.

Walk through the fascinating Gallery of the Maps and Gallery of Tapestries, then through the Raphael's Rooms, a series of galleries that show the talent of the Renaissance artist himself.

Step inside the Sistine Chapel where you can admire the astonishing artworks "The Creation of Adam", which cloaks the ceiling, and "The Last Judgement", both of Michelangelo's.

At the end of the tour at the museum we will visit the St. Peter's Basilica, built on Vatican Hill, across the Tiber river from the historic center of Rome. This was the site where Saint Peter, the chief apostle, died a martyr and where he was buried in 64 AD. St. Peter is considered the first pope, so this church is considered the most important for all Christianity and it is full of historical treasures, where artists like Michelangelo and Bernini worked.

Itinerary

Closing days 2018
Sunday (except the last Sunday of every month, free entrance from 9 am to 12. 30 pm; the Museums close at 2 pm unless it coincides with Easter Sunday, the 29th of June (St. Peter and Paul), 25th and 26th of December (Christmas and St. Stephen)
January 6; February 11; April 17; May 1; June 29 (St. Peter and Paul); August 15, 16; November 1; December 8, 25, 26

- Meeting the guide at the entrance of The Vatican Museum, in Viale Vaticano
Visiting:
- Courtyard of Pigna; Courtyard Ottagono; Pio Clementino Museum
- Gallery of Animals; Gallery of Muses; Gallery Rotonda
- Candelabra Museum; Tapestry Museum
- Gallery of the Maps
- Sistine Chapel
- St. Peter's Basilica with St. Peter's square

** Restrictions for Vatican and DRESS CODE **
Only small backpacks or handbags
Dress Code: For men, women and kids equally: knees and shoulders must be covered, so NO SHORTS (Bermuda and Capri trousers are ok)
Please wear something to cover your shoulders

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Monument/Building, Suggested by Guide: Outside Cafè Vaticano, in front of Vatican Museums entrance.

End Point Options: Monument/Building

Duration: 3 hours

Vatican Museums are CLOSED ON SUNDAYS.

Transportation

Walking tour, no transportation included

What’s Included

Other: - My private guidance for the entire duration of the tour
- Skip the line entrance fees

Estimated Local Cash Needed

10 EUR - Souvenir and drinks

What’s Extra

Other: - Any kind of transportation (it can be arranged on demand)
- Meals

Restrictions

According to rules in Italy , I'm licensed to guide you inside museums, archaeological areas , cities and more.

I'm not a driver.
My associated professional driver will be at your disposal for tour private transportation based.

A Recent Review of this tour

4 Stars just isn't enough!! Marina was so informative and passionate about the Vatican. She was a NINJA in the crowds, and took us the easy way through for my Mother who needed a bit extra time. This was an amazing tour all because of Marina!! We cannot thank her enough for taking such great care of us!!! Book her, you won't regret it!!!
Missy Carper

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