Skip the line: Rome's Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel private walking tour

Tour Number

Activity Level

400900


Categories

Youth and Family, Religious Heritage, Museums / Culture, First Time Visitor

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.

Maximum travelers: 10

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), Greek (fluent), Italian (fluent)

A walk through art masterpieces - Skip the line admission fees included


In the Vatican Museums, you will find the Sistine Chapel, one of the most famous tourist attractions in the world.

The Museums hold many priceless works of art including the "Raphael Rooms" and many galleries of sculpture, tapestries and frescos.

The church of S. Peter's Basilica is built on Vatican Hill, across the Tiber river from the historic centre of Rome. This was the site where Saint Peter, the chief apostle, died as a martyr and where he was buried in 64 AD. St. Peter is considered the first Pope, so this church is considered the most important for all Christianity and it is full of historical treasures, where artists like Michelangelo and Bernini worked.

THE VATICAN MUSEUM IS CLOSED ON SUNDAYS.

Itinerary

Closing days 2018
Sunday (except the last Sunday of every month, free entrance from 9 am to 12. 30 pm; the Museums close at 2 pm unless it coincides with Easter Sunday, the 29th of June (St. Peter and Paul), 25th and 26th of December (Christmas and St. Stephen)
January 6; February 11; April 17; May 1; June 29 (St. Peter and Paul); August 15, 16; November 1; December 8, 25, 26

- Meeting the guide at the entrance of The Vatican Museum, in Viale Vaticano
Visiting:
- Courtyard of Pigna; Courtyard Ottagono; Pio Clementino Museum
- Gallery of Animals; Gallery of Muses; Gallery Rotonda
- Candelabra Museum; Tapestry Museum
- Gallery of the Maps
- Rooms of Raffaello
- Sistine Chapel
- St. Peter's Basilica with St. Peter's square

** Restrictions for Vatican and DRESS CODE **
Only small backpacks or handbags
Dress Code: For men, women and kids equally: knees and shoulders must be covered, so NO SHORTS (Bermuda and Capri trousers are ok)
Please wear something to cover your shoulders

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Vatican Museum entrance

End location: St. Peter's square

Duration: 3 hours

Unavailable on Sundays

Transportation

Walking tour (transportation can be arranged on demand)

What’s Included

- My private guidance for the entire duration of the tour
- Skip the line admission fees

Estimated Local Cash Needed

20 EUR - The price shown is per person in case you desire to have lunch in a typical restaurant (not obliged to stop).

What’s Extra

- Transportation
- Meals

Restrictions

All my tours can be customized according to your needs, so contact me for any information!

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