Exclusive VIP Tour without crowds and summer heat (from Mid-April to October)
If you prefer a comprehensive and exclusive Vatican tour in a quiet and stress-free environment, this one is what you are looking for, because it allows you to visit and to admire one of the richest collections of historical art in the world without the crowds you could get in the morning and the summer heat! The lack of crowds is undoubtedly a positive advantage of this tour.
We will visit the Pio-Clementine Museum (collection of greek and roman sculptures), the Upper Galleries (Candelabra, Tapestries and Maps), the Lower Galleries and, last but not least, a "peaceful" Sistine Chapel with the Michelangelo's Frescoes.
The availability is limited! This Vatican Tour runs from MID-APRIL to OCTOBER and take place just once a week, departing each Friday at 7. 30 pm.
>> St. Peter's Basilica is NOT included in this private tour.
>> ADMISSION TICKETS and RESERVATION "PRIORITY SKIP THE LINE" FEES are NOT included because there are reductions for:
* Under 18 years
* Students until 25 years
> Pinecone Courtyard
> Chiaramonti Gallery (see the photo)
> Octagonal Courtyard(Apollo Belvedere, Laoocon)
> Room of the Animals (the marble "zoo")
> Room of the Muses (Belvedere Torso)
> Round Room
> Greek Cross Room
> Upper Galleries (Candelabra, Tapestries and Maps)
> SISTINE Chapel (Michelangelo's Frescoes)
> Lower Galleries
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: In front of the "Caffè Vaticano" (address: Viale Vaticano, n° 100) just close to the main entrance of the Vatican Museums. I'll display a folder with your name on it.
End location: We will finish at the exit to the Vatican Museums (Viale Vaticano, n° 100)
Duration: 3 hours
> My services as your private professional and highly qualified local tourist guide; 3-hours led by an expert historian who has spent some years working on documentaries in the Vatican Secret Archive for a PhD research academy.
> Booking service for your tickets (if requested)
> Hotel pick up (if requested)
Estimated Local Cash Needed
35 EUR - Food/beverages, taxi ride, tickets
The skip-the-line tickets are NOT included due to the different types of reductions reserved to different visitors:
21,00 € per person - adults
12,00 € per person - for the under 18/students until 25 years old with a valid student card.
IF REQUESTED I ACCOMODATE THE PRIVATE TOUR WITH THE TICKETS INCLUDED AND WITH A PICK UP/DROP OFF AT YOUR HOTEL WITH A MERCEDES VAN/CAR DRIVEN BY A PROFESSIONAL DRIVER.
Admission Tickets/Reservation "Priority Skip the Line" fees
- Adults: 21 € per person
- Under 18/Students under 25: 12 € person
> Transportation (cab from/to your hotel)
> Headsets (1,50 € per person for Vatican Museums, only for the party with more than 6 people)
*** PLEASE NOTE *** I am not a driver. If requested I can provide you a transportation with a luxury and air-conditioned Mercedes Minivan with a professional driver, except for the VIP Private Tours where the transportation is included.
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Dino was a terrific guide for the Vatican tour. We very much appreciated the personal attention. He gave us a terrific overview of the Vatican and the Sistine Chapel before we entered including pictures and video on his iPad. Once inside the Chapel, he guided us to the best place to view the ceilings and made sure we did not miss any details. During the tour he pointed out many interesting details and photo angles, and explained the history of the Vatican and the Popes who contributed to the Museums.