Vatican & Sistine Chapel Guided Tour

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Tour Number

Activity Level

304296


Categories

First Time Visitor, Museums / Culture, Youth and Family

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.
Please let me know if there are any people with disabilities in order to organize the tour in in the best way.
The normal visitor's route involves a few flights of stairs, and wheelchair visitors are allowed to go backwards along parts of the tour route and through roped off areas to avoid the steps. The Museum and St. Peter's Basilica are not connected by step-free access so wheelchair visitors will need to take a 0.6 mile (1.0 km) external route along a sidewalk to get between the two.

Maximum travelers: 8

Language(s)

explanation

Italian (fluent), English (fluent)

A Private Tour ending in St. Peter, the Biggest Church in the World


Set foot in the Vatican, the smallest country in the world! We will discover 3 different sides of the Vatican: as a City, as a Museum and as the core place of Christianity with St. Peter's Basilica. The Vatican City developed gradually over 18 centuries around the tomb of St. Peter. His body leads to the construction of the first church, which was then rebuilt during the Renaissance and Baroque period. Over the centuries, popes built, expand and richly decorate several buildings, also the Palace with the unmissable Sistine Chapel. The Chapel was decorated by Michelangelo: the ceiling with the famous "Creation of Adam" and then the "Last Judgement" on the wall behind the altar. The collections of the Museums also were built up gradually by various popes from the Renaissance onwards and now constitute the biggest museum complex in the world.

Itinerary

Our tour will start with a general introduction, then necessarily I'll do a selection of the best pieces of art displayed around the astonishing galleries and courtyards (Pinecone Courtyard; Octagonal Courtyard; Gallery of Candelabra, Tapestries, Maps), Sistine Chapel and the Basilica
READ CAREFULLY
1 - The Basilica and/or the Sistine Chapel are subject to last-minute without previous notice closures during special celebrations/security reasons. In case, I will provide you with a valuable alternative focusing the tour only on the Museums.
2 - The DRESS CODE requires to cover the shoulders, knees, and abdomen
3 - For security reasons all the visitors (even tickets holders) have to stay in line to be screened with metal detectors. Big Backpacks, suitcases, etc. aren't allowed. No storage onsite

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building, Suggested by Guide: In front of the Caffe Vaticano. The street address is Viale Vaticano 100. I will be holding a sign with your name on it.

End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

Duration: 3 hours 30 min.

Transportation

It will be a walking tour.

* On request (with an extra price) is available the private transportation from/to your hotel (to be reserved in advance)

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services

Estimated Local Cash Needed

100 EUR - Transportation + Skip the line tickets

What’s Extra

Other: - Transportation

- SKIP THE LINE TICKETS € 22,00 Full ticket / € 13,00 Reduced ticket for children between 6 and 18 (bring ID).
The Entrance fees will be reimbursed cash to the guide (myself) the day of the tour - Tickets are not refundable

Time Slot Entrance Tickets valid only 30 minutes after the time reserved. Tickets are not refundable and in case of delay, new tickets have to be purchased again by the customer. Please take care of that according to your flights/ship/others details

Restrictions

I am not a driver guide but I might include transportation with a professional licensed driver in a/c Mercedes car or Van. (upon request)
Also available special transportation upon request (Cruise - Airport - Pompei - Tuscany...)

A Recent Review of this tour

Flaminia was great. She gave us as much or little detail as we wanted and we got a tremendous amount out of our visit to the Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peters. Well worth the time and money. We recommend her enthusiastically.
Stephen Lisberger

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