Secret Vatican Off-The-beaten Path Tour with Sistine Chapel & Carriage Pavillon

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Do you want to enjoy the Vatican away from the usual throng of tourists? If so, this Hidden gems  Vatican Tour including Sistine Chapel is the perfect tour for you! You will have the services of a local guide who has a wealth of information on the history of this wonderful place.  You will be taken to see some of the lesser-known parts of the museums – places not on the usual tourist itinerary.  Visit the Gallery of Paintings (Pinacoteca), the New Wing with marvelous collections of Ancient Greek and Roman statues and the Carriage Pavilion with its wonderful exhibition of antique vehicles, including three Popemobiles!

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Duration: 3 hours
Starts: Roma, Italy
Trip Category: Tours & Sightseeing >> Half-day Tours



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Do you want to enjoy the Vatican away from the usual throng of tourists? If so, this Hidden gems  Vatican Tour including Sistine Chapel is the perfect tour for you! You will have the services of a local guide who has a wealth of information on the history of this wonderful place.  You will be taken to see some of the lesser-known parts of the museums – places not on the usual tourist itinerary.  Visit the Gallery of Paintings (Pinacoteca), the New Wing with marvelous collections of Ancient Greek and Roman statues and the Carriage Pavilion with its wonderful exhibition of antique vehicles, including three Popemobiles!

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

You will meet with your guide outside the Vatican Museum and with skip-the-line entry you begin your tour away from the bustling tourist crowds and busy galleries.  This is truly an alternative experience of the Vatican Museums where you can immerse yourself in the history of the Catholic Church and the lives of the Popes.

Duration: 1 minute

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

On the tour you have the opportunity to discover some of the lesser-known parts of the museums like the Gallery of Paintings where you will see wonderful masterpieces by Raphael, Caravaggio, Leonardo da Vinci, Tiziano and many more! Then it is on to the Carriage Pavilion where the many vehicles used over the centuries by the various Popes are displayed.  There is the Grand Gala Berlin made in Rome in 1826 for Pope Leo XII, the Fiat Campagnola, the car in which Pope John Paul II was standing when an assassination attempt was made in 1981 in St. Peter’s Square.  There are also three Popemobiles on show (Land Rover, Toyota and Mercedes 230 GE) and the Renault 4 donated by Pope Francis in 2013.

Duration: 30 minutes

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

At this point on the tour your guide will give you a detailed overview of the Sistine Chapel (talking inside is strictly forbidden).  You will then be free to enjoy the rest of the museums and once you enter the Sistine Chapel you will have some background knowledge of the works displayed so that you can more fully appreciate its beauty and artistry.

Duration: 30 minutes

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

You’re entering then Saint Peter’s Basilica, where you can admire the huge church

Duration: 30 minutes

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

St Peter’s Square is where the tour will end,

Duration: 30 minutes



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