Vatican Museums highlights, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's Basilica, St. Peter's Square, St. Angel's Castle
The Vatican City is the world's smallest sovereign state with one of the richest art collections in the world acquired throughout the centuries by Popes.
This Private Tour experience takes you on a comprehensive understanding of the prestigious collection of the Vatican Museums, the world-renowned Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's Basilica, St. Peter's Square and the marvellous St. Angel's Castle (Castel Sant'Angelo), with the Renaissance Papal Apartments covered with frescoes and works of art!
Standing majestically on the Tiber river, St. Angel Castle it was made famous by the melodies of Puccini's Tosca and the Dan Brown's novel "Angels and Demons". it's one of the Rome's most famous symbol, converted for many different uses both by Emperors and Popes in its 20 century existence!
The view from the top is a must see and offer a 360 degree view of the Eternal City!
IMP: Admission tickets and VIP reservation "Skip the line" fees are not included (take a look at "Estimated Local Cost Needed")
> Pinecone Courtyard
> Chiaramonti Gallery
> 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
> Royal Staircase
> St. Peter's Basilica
> St. Peter's Square
> St' Angel's Castle
> Renaissance Papal Apartments covered with frescoes and works of art (Hall of Apollo, Hall of Paolina decorated with the Stories of Alexander the Great, Hall of Perseus with episode of the myth of the Greek hero, Room of Amore and Psiche)
> The historical armoury collection
1) In case of closure of St. Peter's Basilica, the tour could be extended by including: Raphael Rooms, Borgia Apartments, Modern and Contemporary Art collection, Pinacoteca (Art Gallery), Pavillon of the Carriages
2) DRESS CODE > No shorts or sleeveless outfits are permitted. We recommend that you wear comfortable shoes. NO big backpacks, big umbrella and luggage!
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Meet up location: In front of the "Caffè Vaticano" (Viale Vaticano, 100) just close to the main entry of the Vatican Museums OR at another mutually agreed upon location. I'll display a folder with your name on it.
End location: At the exit of the Castle (Lungotevere Castello, 50 - near to St. Peter's Square).
Duration: 7 hours
- Tuesday to Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 7.30 p.m.
The Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel are closed on SUNDAYS, St. Angel's Castle on MONDAYS.
Ticket office close at 6.30 p.m.
walking - the Castel Sant'Angelo is a fortress located on the right bank of the river Tiber, not far from St. Peter's Square (10 minutes by walk)
> My services as your private and licensed tourist guide - 7 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
36 EUR - - per person, admission tickets + reservation "priority skip the line" fees.
> VATICAN MUSEUMS:
Adults: 21 €
Under 18 years old /students until 25 years old: 12 €.
> ST ANGEL'S CASTLE (CASTEL SANT'ANGELO)
Adults: 15 €
Under 18: Free of charge!
IF REQUESTED I ACCOMODATE THE PRIVATE TOUR WITH THE TICKETS INCLUDED AND A PICK UP AT YOUR HOTEL WITH A MERCEDES VAN/CAR DRIVEN BY A PROFESSIONAL DRIVER.
* Admission tickets and reservation VIP "Skip the line" fees (take a look at "Estimated Local Cost Needed")
* Meals and beverages
* Transportation (taxi ride)
*** 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 very knowledgeable, and quick to answer questions. He was tireless in his work, and was flexible to meet our needs.