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!
This in-depth Vatican Private Tour will give you a comprehensive understanding of the prestigious collection of the Vatican Museums, allowing you to discover the secrets of this special place.
Our private tour will start with a general introduction, afterwards you will admire the Vatican's Pio-Clementino Museum (one of Rome's best collections of ancient Greek and Roman statues), the most prestigious Galleries but especially the world-renowned Sistine Chapel, highlighted by Michelangelo's masterpieces and St. Peter's Basilica, a treasure trove of precious works of art such as the Pietà by Michelangelo.
*** Note that the skip-the-line tickets are NOT included due to the different types of REDUCTIONS reserved to different visitors (take a look at "Estimated Local Cash Needed"), upon request I can accomodate a custom private tour with the tickets skip-the-line included.
Take a look at Photo #2 (Itinerary) - Photo #3 (Vatican Map)
> Pinecone Courtyard
> Chiaramonti Gallery
> Pio-Clementine Museum (collection of greek and roman sculptures)
> Octagonal Courtyard(Apollo Belvedere, Laoocon)
> Hall of the Animals (the marble "zoo")
> Hall of the Muses (Belvedere Torso)
> Round Hall
> Greek Cross Hall
> Chariot Hall
> Gallery of the Candelabra
> Gallery of the Tapestries
> Gallery of the Maps
> Pio V Apartment
> SISTINE Chapel (Michelangelo's Frescoes)
> Royal Staircase
> St. Peter's Basilica
> St. Peter's Square
1) Upon request or In case of closure of St. Peter's Basilica, the tour could be extended or modified by including:
- Raphael Rooms (partially closed due to the restoration work!)
- Borgia Apartments
- Pinacoteca (Art Gallery)
- Pavillon of the Carriages
2) DRESS CODE > knees and shoulders must be covered, so NO SHORTS (Bermuda and Capri trousers are ok) You can wear a sleeveless shirt during the tour but please take something to cover your shoulders.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Hotel, Address or Intersection, Suggested by Guide: Main entrance to the Caffe' Vaticano, Viale Vaticano 100, located near to the main entrance of the Vatican Museums
End Point Options: Hotel, Address or Intersection
Duration: 4 hours
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 DINO M.' button that's listed on my tour page and profile. I will reply to you promptly. Thanks!
- Guiding Services
Estimated Local Cash Needed
30 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.
UPON REQUEST I CAN ACCOMODATE A PRIVATE CUSTOM TOUR WITH THE TICKETS SKIP-THE-LINE INCLUDED AND EVEN A PICK UP AT YOUR ACCOMODATION WITH A MERCEDES VAN/CAR DRIVEN BY A PROFESSIONAL DRIVER
- Public Transportation Tickets
- Food, Drinks, Snacks
*** 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.
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There is nothing like having a guide like Dino when you are viewing the Vatican. He is so knowledgeable about the Vatican, and you can tell how passionate he is about the information he is giving you. He sat our group down before the tour began, and explained what we would be seeing. He even brought handouts to guide us through the paintings in the Sistine Chapel. Not only did Dino give basic information, he went above and beyond, giving us more in-depth stories and anecdotes. Highly recommend!!