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.
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
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.
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)
- Guiding Services
- Private Transportation
- Admission Tickets
Estimated Local Cash Needed
30 EUR - Transportation back
Drinks and snack (upon request)
- Personal Expenses
- Public Transportation Tickets
- Food, Drinks, Snacks
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...)
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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!!