Vatican City Half Day Sightseeing Tour

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Tour Number

Activity Level

1161


Categories

Youth and Family, Museums / Culture, City

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.

Maximum travelers: 10

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), French (fluent), Italian (fluent), Portuguese (basic), Spanish (fluent)

This tour features: Vatican Museum, St. Peter's Basilica & Sistine Chapel


This tour goes beyond the costumed Swiss Guards in the shadow of St. Peter's Basilica to explore the museums of the world's smallest independent sovereign state, the Vatican City.

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 glamorous lives during the Renaissance period of Roman history. Admire the works of important Renaissance masters at St. Peter's Basilica and Square and see the magnificent frescoed ceiling of the Sistine chapel.

The sightseeing tour of the Vatican gives an enlightening insight into the rich cultural heritage and history of the unique sculptures, architectural designs, monuments, artwork and even a few hidden secrets.

This Private Vatican Tour skips the line and enters the Vatican Museums with no hassle, leaving ample time to appreciate the Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's Basilica and its breathtaking Square.

Itinerary

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 - the Charriot Temple - Gallery of the tapestries - Gallery of the Maps - Round Room, collection of greek and roman sculptures.

Sistine Chapel: Michelangelo's Frescoes - Last Judgement - The Creation, etc.

St. Peter's Basilica and Square: The Pieta and Dome from Michelangelo - Tomb of St. Peter - Bernini's Baldacchino - View of Pope's Residence, St Peter's Square and more.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Suggested by Guide: usa outside Cafe Vaticano on Viale Vaticano N. 100, easy reachable by public transport and cabs, it is just facing the Vatican Museum's Entrance..and I will providing all information, map and photos of the easy meeting spot.

End Point Options: Suggested by Guide: We will end in the St. Peter's Sqaure, in the Vatican shopping area or by a taxi stand there as required

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.

Please note that admission tickets and skip the line timed passes are pre-purchased to guarantee their limited availability and therefore not refundable in any circumstances.

Please note that for parties over 5 persons, headset equipment is required by the Vatican in order to better hear the guide. In this case an extra cost of 3€ per person will be collected at the Vatican Museums and again at the Basilica of St. Peter's.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

No cash is needed for this tour

What’s Extra

Other: if you want to be picked up at your hotel, taxi or public transportation;
Meals and drinks;

A Recent Review of this tour

Our group of 4 had two tours with Marco in Rome and he's a great knowledgeable tour guide who customized tours for us and was delightful. We thank him and ToursByLocals for making this possible in our schedule. Jacque and Kenneth Goates TYLER, Texas
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