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.
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 Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Vatican Museums Entrance - will provide detailed info, maps and pics of the easy meeting spot.
End location: St. Peter's square
Duration: 3 hours
walking during the tour, by taxi from and to your hotel.
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 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
3 Euros - no cash needed during the tour, only for parties from 5 persons on headsets and radios are compulsory inside the Museums and in the Basilica of St. Peter
if you want to be picked up at your hotel, taxi or public transportation;
Meals and drinks;
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Fantastic tour, excellent Tourguide - impressively knowledgeable there wasn't a single question we had Marco couldn't answer and provide even further insights. He also knew how to best utilize our time given the high amount of tourist and some of the hot spots and guided us through everything super interesting and in a entertaining and engaging way. One of the best tours we have ever done - Marco is a true star guide