Exclusive Vatican Skip the Line Tour: The Sistine Chapel and the Vatican

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Tour Number

Activity Level

552751


Categories

City, Museums / Culture, Religious Heritage

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.

Maximum travelers: 4

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), German (fluent), Italian (fluent)

Museums, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter Basilica and Square


This tour is overwhelming from the beginning to the end: with frescoed ceilings and ancient statues and it includes St. Peter's Basilica, you will experience the very best of Vatican City State.

Enjoy an intimate and personalized tour of one of the largest art collections in the world, spanning from Roman, Etruscan and Egyptian antiquities to contemporary art. Learn about the famous Popes and their achievements during the Italian Renaissance. Admire the works of important Renaissance masters like Perugino, Botticelli, Michelangelo and Raphael and enjoy the view of the magnificent ceiling of the Sistine chapel.

This tour gives an enlightening insight into the cultural heritage of the Vatican: sculptures, architectural designs, monuments, artworks and a few hidden gems.

You will skip the line and enter the Vatican Museums enabling you to appreciate the Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's Basilica and its breathtaking St. Peter's Square.

Itinerary

Highlights: Courtyard of Pigna, Courtyard Ottagono, Pio Clementino Museum, Gallery of Animals, Gallery of Muses, Gallery Rotonda, Egyptian Museum, Candelabra Museum, Tapestry Museum, Gallery of the Maps, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's Basilica, St. Peter's Columnade, St Peter's Square

Vatican Museums: started in 1506 by Pope Julius II, the Vatican Museums contain one of the finest art collections in the world. Although it's impossible to see all of the vast collection, you'll witness many of the priceless treasures acquired by the church over centuries: - Gallery of the Candelabra - Gallery of Tapestries - Gallery of the Maps.
Sistine Chapel: all the frescoes including Michelangelo's Last Judgement and The Genesis (on the ceiling)
St. Peter's Basilica and Square: the Pietà by Michelangelo - Bernini's Baldacchino - St Peter's Square columnade and more.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Hotel, Suggested by Guide: Vatican Museums Entrance: I will provide detailed info, maps and pics of the easy meeting spot. I will have a sign with your name and surname.

Duration: 3 hours

Transportation

- Walking during the tour
- By taxi from and to your hotel

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services
  • Admission Tickets

Other: - Private Tour guide throughout the tour
- Admission fees to the Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's Basilica
- Priority entrance to skip the waiting lines at the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica
- Enthusiastic, engaging and private licensed local guide

Estimated Local Cash Needed

3 EURO - Headphones necessary for more than 6 persons (3,00 EUR/person)

What’s Extra

  • Public Transportation Tickets
  • Food, Drinks, Snacks

Other: Taxi
Meals and drinks

At the Vatican and in general in all the Roman churches the dress code for both men and women requires shoulders and knees to be covered. Shorts and skirts are fine, but below knees. Do not bring large items (e. g. large bags, backpacks, long umbrellas…) on tour because they are not permitted in the Vatican Museums and in the Colosseum.

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  • Tour Number

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    552751


    Categories

    City, Museums / Culture, Religious Heritage

    Details

    Kid Friendly: Yes.

    Friendly: Yes.

    Maximum travelers: 4

    Language(s)

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    English (fluent), German (fluent), Italian (fluent)

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