Vatican and Sistine Chapel Tour with Skip the Line Access for Small Groups

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What To Expect

Leave behind the long queues and explore the Vatican Museum, home to the greatest works of art by masters such as Bernini, Raphael and Michelangelo. Visit St. Peter's Basilica and make the most of your visit to the world's smallest city-state as you let our licensed guide show you the wonders of the Vatican!

Specifications

Type:
Day Tours in Rome
Departs From:
Rome
Meeting Point:
Entrance to the Vatican museum
Duration:
4 hours
Availability:
Monday and Saturday at 1:00 PM
Product Code:
3328
Voucher info:
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Description

Enjoy an intimate and in-depth tour of the Vatican Museum and St. Peter's Basilica to explore the world's most extensive collection of art.

Our expert local guide will guide you through the museum, focusing on the main works of art and dedicating just the right amount of time necessary to appreciate the stunning frescoes of the Last Judgment by Michelangelo in the Sistine Chapel.

After introducing you to the introverted Michelangelo and discussing his intense relationship with Pope Julius II, for whom he created his most famous masterpiece, you will enjoy some free time to appreciate in silence the wonder you see in front of you.

And as you tour the famous private apartments of Pope Julius II by Raphael, learn about the rivalry between the two most famous artists working for the Pope, Michelangelo and Raphael.

Our tour of the Vatican and Sistine Chapel continues in the vast open spaces of St. Peter's Basilica where a treasure of precious works of art await to be discovered. We will discuss Michelangelo's stunning "Pieta" that created the desire within Pope Julius II to contact the young artist for other more important works he had in mind.

Your tour of the Vatican and the Sistine Chapel will conclude at St. Peter's Square as you admire Michelangelo's Dome and the marvelous colonnades designed by Bernini that embrace the spectators who come to witness important Papal ceremonies.

Before the tour ends, listen to the life story of a simple fisherman who became the first Pope of Christianity - St. Peter.

Includes

  • Local expert English-speaking guide

  • Skip-the-line tickets to the Vatican Museum

Excludes

  • Meals and drinks

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Personal expenses

  • Optional activity costs

Please Note

  • Children below 6 years old are free of charge.

  • This tour has a 5 passenger minimum requirement and is subject to cancellation if minimum is not met. Please call at least 24 hours prior to departure to confirm schedule.

  • This tour can accommodate a maximum of 8 guests.

  • Shoulders and knees must be covered in order to enter St. Peter's Basilica. Large bags are not allowed. Storage areas are also not available.

  • The tour operates rain or shine.

  • Some museums and attractions may be closed due to unforeseen reasons such as special ceremonies, strikes, and events out of the operator's control. On these few occasions, the tour will visit other sites. Attraction tickets are non-refundable.

  • This tour is not suitable for people with walking difficulties or having to use partly motorized vehicles or a walker.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 9 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 50% Cancellation Fee (50% reimbursement): between 5 to 8 days prior to date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 4 days or less prior to date of activity.

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