Vatican Basic Private Tour (3 hours) - Skip the line!

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Tour Number

Activity Level

62724


Categories

Youth and Family, Museums / Culture, First Time Visitor, City

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.
For the people who are handicapable, there's an alternative route that includes the Sistine Chapel.

Maximum travelers: 6

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), Italian (fluent)

Vatican Museums Highlights, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's Basilica, St. Peter's Square


The Vatican City is the world's smallest sovereign state with one of the richest art collections in the world. For any first time visitor to Rome, a visit to the Vatican Museums is probably a must see prerequisite.

This Private Tour experience takes you on a fascinating yourney through the 2nd largest Museums in the world and one of the oldest art collections which traces the story of humanity from the early civilizations right up to the modern times! The tour will include the discovering of the glorious Sistine Chapel, highlighted by Michelangelo's masterpieces, St. Peter's Basilica and St. Peter's Square.

Note that you can choose also a "Vatican Deluxe Tour" (4 hours) #31338 or a "Vatican Private Evening Tour" (3 hours) without crowds and summer heat #153145

>> The skip-the-line tickets are NOT included due to the different types of reductions reserved to different visitors (take a look below at "what's extra").

IF REQUESTED I ACCOMODATE THE TOUR WITH TICKETS INCLUDED!

Itinerary

See Photo #1 (Meeting Location), Photo #2 (Itinerary), Photo #3 (Vatican Map)

> Pinecone Courtyard
> Upper Galleries (Candelabra, Tapestries, Geographical Maps)
> SISTINE Chapel (Michelangelo's Frescoes)
> St. Peter's Basilica
> St. Peter's Square

NOTE: this short itinerary is not available when the Simonetti staircase is closed off (it will take us to the Galleries and the Sistine Chapel) from 12. 30 pm to 2 pm.

I recommend you to avoid the most crowded days: Saturday morning, Monday morning and any day before or after a holiday closure.

DRESS CODE > No shorts or sleeveless outfits are permitted. We recommend that you wear comfortable shoes. NO BIG backpacks, big umbrella and luggage!

*** IMPORTANT ***

Museums and Sistine Chapel cannot be visited on Sundays. The Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel are closed on SUNDAYS. The Museums are closed for holidays on: January 1, 6, February 11, March 19, May 1, Easter, June 29, August 14, 15, November 1, and December 8, 25, 26

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: In front of the "Caffè Vaticano" (address: Viale Vaticano, n° 100, see Photo #1) just close to the main entry of the Vatican Museums. I'll display a folder with your name on it.

End location: We will finish at St. Peter's Square

Duration: 3 hours

Transportation

This is a walking tour

*** IMPORTANT ***

I can accommodate various groups of travelers. If you have specific transportation requirements, pricing inquiries or if your preferred start time isn't listed, please send me an email by clicking on the 'MESSAGE GUIDE' button that's listed on my tour page and profile. I will reply to you promptly. Thanks!

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services

Other: > Booking service for your tickets
> Hotel pick up (if requested)

Estimated Local Cash Needed

35 EUR - Food/Beverages, Taxi ride, Tickets.

The skip-the-line tickets are NOT included due to the different types of reductions reserved to different visitors:

21,00 € per person - adults
12,00 € per person - for the under 18/students until 25 years old with a valid student card.

IF REQUESTED I ACCOMODATE THE PRIVATE TOUR WITH THE TICKETS INCLUDED AND A PICK UP AT YOUR HOTEL WITH A MERCEDES VAN/CAR DRIVEN BY A PROFESSIONAL DRIVER.

What’s Extra

  • Public Transportation Tickets
  • Food, Drinks, Snacks

Other: > Tickets skip the line (21€ for each adult - 12€ for each under 18/student until 25 years old with a valid student card)

> Headsets (3 € per person for Vatican Museums/St. Peter's Basilica, only for the party with more than 6 people)

Please be aware that on WEDNESDAY there is a possibility that St Peter's Basilica is unavailable due to the weekly Papal Audiences during which access to St Peter's Basilica is closed and that,on rare occasions, St. Peter's Basilica closes WITHOUT NOTICE. If this happens, you'll spend a full 3 hours touring the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. The guide is NOT responsible for this issue.

Restrictions

*** PLEASE NOTE *** I am not a driver. If requested I can provide you a transportation with a luxury and air-conditioned Mercedes Minivan with a professional driver, except for the VIP Private Tours where the transportation is included.

A Recent Review of this tour

Dino is lovely, precise, efficient and very informative. Our group loved him and I very highly recommend him.
Christopher Hawks

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Private tour guide Dino

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