Vatican Deluxe Private Tour (4 hours) - Skip the line!

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Tour Number

Activity Level

31338


Categories

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

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.
For travellers 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!

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.

Itinerary

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

**IMPORTANT**

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

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 DINO M.' button that's listed on my tour page and profile. I will reply to you promptly. Thanks!

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services

Other: > Hotel/accomodation pick up (upon request)

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

What’s Extra

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

Other: > Tickets "Priority Skip the line" (take a look at "Estimated Local Cash Needed")
> Headsets (3 € per person for Vatican Museums/St. Peter's Basilica, the use of the headsets is compulsory 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 until 1 pm (recommended starting time on Wednesday: 10/10.30 am) and that,on rare occasions, St. Peter's Basilica closes WITHOUT NOTICE. If this happens, you'll spend a full 4 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

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!!
Sharon OConnell

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Private tour guide Dino

Contact this Guide

Questions about the tour? Not seeing exactly what you’re looking for? Contact this guide with questions, or to create a custom itinerary for you and your travel companions.

Message Dino M.

Web address (URL) of this page: http://www.toursbylocals.com/vaticanprivatetour-deluxe

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