The Vatican and Saint Peter's Basilica Small Group Walking Tour

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What To Expect

Visit the Vatican Museums and explore part of the most extensive art collection in the world. See the Sistine Chapel, one of the most famous and visited sites in the world. Explore St Peter's Basilica and see the famous sculpture La Pieta.

Highlights

  • Visit the Sistine Chapel and see Michelangelo's "Creation of Adam"

  • See the imposing St. Peter's Basilica and the world renowned sculpture "La Pieta"

  • Discover the originality of the art genius Gian Lorenzo Bernini

  • Enjoy a unique art experience within a small group tour no more than 25 people

  • Avoid long queues with this skip the line tour

Specifications

Type:
Tours in Rome
Departs From:
Rome
Meeting Point:
Via dei Bastioni di Michelangelo, 21 or hotel pick-up
Duration:
3 hours
Availability:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 9:30 AM
Product Code:
267
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Paper voucher printout not required for this activity. You may show e-voucher from your mobile device.
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Description

The tour begins at the Vatican Museum, where the most extensive collection of art in the world is housed in 2000 rooms. Explore the Vatican, St Peter and the Sistine Chapel with this skip the line elite walking tour, there is not wait in line, the guide will walk you through it.

Marvel at the sight of the Sistine Chapel, one of the most famous and visited sites in the world and the most emblematic example of papal patronage during the Renaissance period. Thanks to the genius of Michelangelo, you will have an unforgettable experience. This great artist created the masterpiece painting on the ceiling, The Creation of Adam, as well as the incomparable Last Judgment, on the altar wall.

The expert guide will show you more artistic jewels such as the Pio-Clementino halls with the Laocoon and Apollo Belvedere, the Candelabra, Tapestries and Maps Galleries. We will then leave the Vatican Museum and proceed to Saint Peter's Basilica to admire, among others, the world famous sculpture La Pietà by Michelangelo and the extremely impressive Baldachin Altar by Bernini. This part of the tour ends in St. Peter's Square with the famous double Colonnade by Bernini.

Itinerary/Activity Schedule

  • Vatican Museums

  • Sistine Chapel

  • St. Peter's Basilica

  • La Pieta

  • Colonnade in St. Peter's Square

Includes

  • Skip the line entrance tickets

  • Guided tour

  • Headsets

Excludes

  • Meals and drinks

  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

Please Note

  • Children below 4 years old are free of charge.

  • Tour will be operated as a guaranteed Small Group Tour with a maximum of 25 guests.

  • On Wednesday, when there is a Papal Audience, the Basilica may be closed to the public and instead the tour will be only in the Vatican Museums and will include also the visit of the Art Gallery.

  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 8 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 20% Cancellation Fee (80% reimbursement): between 4 to 7 days prior to date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 3 days or less prior to date of activity.

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