Private Tour of the Vatican Sistine Chapel & St Peter with Skip-the-line Tickets

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This is a private 3-hour tour with the services of your own local, expert guide.  With skip-the-line access you visit the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and Saint Peter’s Basilica amongst other famous sites.  Your guide will recount the history of these amazing places and tell you stories about some of the many treasures to be found in the Vatican. The visit ends  in Saint Peter’s square where you’ll see the Swiss Guards and the Pope’s Palace.

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Duration: 3 hours
Starts: Roma, Italy
Trip Category: Private & Custom Tours >> Private Sightseeing Tours



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This is a private 3-hour tour with the services of your own local, expert guide.  With skip-the-line access you visit the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and Saint Peter’s Basilica amongst other famous sites.  Your guide will recount the history of these amazing places and tell you stories about some of the many treasures to be found in the Vatican. The visit ends  in Saint Peter’s square where you’ll see the Swiss Guards and the Pope’s Palace.

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Stop At: Vatican Museums, Viale Vaticano, 00120 Vatican City Italy

You meet with your guide at the entrance to the Vatican museums and with skip-the-line access head straight inside to begin the tour with a visit to the Belvedere Courtyard, the Pio-Clementino Museum and the magnificent collection of Ancient Roman and Greek Statues.

You continue your tour with a visit to the Gallery of Tapestries followed by the Gallery of Maps, which houses one of the most significant displays of Renaissance Maps in the world.  In the Sobiesky Room you will see on of the largest painting in the Vatican and in the room of the Immaculate Conception gaze upon its wonderful frescoes.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Stanze di Raffaello, Viale Vaticano, Vatican City Italy

It is certainly worth spending time in Raphael’s Rooms.  Painted for Pope Julius II here are displayed some of the painters greatest works, the Parnassus and School of Athens.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Sistine Chapel, Viale Vaticano, 00165 Vatican City Italy

Before entering the Sistine Chapel (no talking allowed inside) your guide will tell you about the wonderful frescoes by Michelangelo, Botticelli and other famous artists that you will see once inside.  You will also hear interesting facts and anecdotes about this unique chapel that is still in use today as the setting for the conclave to elect new Popes.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: St. Peter’s Basilica, Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Vatican City Italy

The tour continues to Saint Peter’s Basilica to see Michelangelo’s Pietà and Bernini’s Baldacchino as well as other artworks celebrating the lives of Popes and Saints.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: St. Peter’s Square, Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Vatican City Italy

The tour will end in Saint Peter’s Square where you can see the Pope’s Palace and catch a glimpse of the colorful Swiss Guards.

Duration: 20 minutes



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