Vatican & Sistine Chapel Guided Tour

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Tour Number

Activity Level

304296


Categories

Youth and Family, Museums / Culture, First Time Visitor

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: 7

Language(s)

explanation

Italian (fluent), English (fluent)

A Private Tour with Skip-the-Line Entrance, ending in St. Peter, the Biggest Church in the World *w/Transportation included*


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 shoulders, knees, and abdomen
3 - TIME SLOT SKIP THE LINE TICKETS. Valid only within 30 minutes after the time reserved. They 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). For security reasons all the visitors (even tickets holders) have to stay in line to be screened with a metal detectors.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Pick-up with the professional driver wherever you want within the city (I suppose the best place is your hotel). After your booking confirmation, we will figure it out.
*Pick up at the Cruise Ship Port or at the Airport is also available but it is to be quoted apart (upon request)

End location: Our tour will end in St. Peter square. The private transfer back is not included but available on request (to be reserved in advance). I can assist you in calling a taxi on the spot.

Duration: 3 hours 30 min.

Transportation

Pick-up within the city, with a professional driver.
Vehicle models (all with a/c):
- Up to 3 people: Sedan Mercedes Classe E
- Between 3 and 7 people: Viano Mercedes
Once in the Vatican Museums, it will be a walking tour.

* On request (with an extra price) is available the private transportation back (to be reserved in advance)

* the tour can be arranged for larger groups upon request.

* Additional fee for pick up from/to Cruise Port or Airport (upon request - to be quoted apart)

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services
  • Private Transportation
  • Admission Tickets

Other: - TIME SLOT ENTRANCE skip-the-line TICKETS (valid only within 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)
Big Backpacks, suitcases, etc. aren't allowed. No storage onsite

- 1 Transportation (1 way) ONLY pick-up at your hotel or wherever you wish in the city, with a professional driver a Mercedes a/c vehicle. Please Note: No driver available during the tour. Prescheduled meeting time with the driver (the Driver Company applies a fee per hour).
* On request (with an extra price) is available the transportation back at your hotel*

* The tour can be arranged for larger groups upon request.

* Also available without transportation. Just make an inquiry for the actual cost.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

30 EUR - Transportation back
Drinks and snack (upon request)

What’s Extra

  • Personal Expenses
  • Souvenirs
  • Public Transportation Tickets
  • Food, Drinks, Snacks

Other: - Transportation back at the end of our tour. I can assist you in calling a taxi on the spot or I can reserve in advance the private transportation back with the private driver (to be quoted apart)

- Additional fee for pick-up and drop-off at Cruise Port or Airport (upon request - to be quoted apart)

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 did a wonderful job with our two teens. We expressed an interest in seeing the Pope mobiles and she was very accommodating!!!! She's sweet and enthusiastic...it was a perfect ending to our trip!!
Amy Urowsky

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  • Tour Number

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    304296


    Categories

    Youth and Family, Museums / Culture, First Time Visitor

    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: 7

    Language(s)

    explanation

    Italian (fluent), English (fluent)

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