Skip-the-line Vatican City Tour with Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica

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This is a superb half-day tour to see the treasures of the Vatican in the company of a top-rated and very knowledgeable guide. With skip-the-line access you by-pass the waiting lines of tourists and head directly inside to see Ancient Roman and Greek statues, Raphael’s Rooms, the Galleries of Tapestries and Maps, the Sistine Chapel, Saint Peter’s Basilica and Square to name a few.

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Duration: 3 hours
Starts: Roma, Italy
Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Cultural Tours



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This is a superb half-day tour to see the treasures of the Vatican in the company of a top-rated and very knowledgeable guide. With skip-the-line access you by-pass the waiting lines of tourists and head directly inside to see Ancient Roman and Greek statues, Raphael’s Rooms, the Galleries of Tapestries and Maps, the Sistine Chapel, Saint Peter’s Basilica and Square to name a few.

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

This is one of the most comprehensive tours of the Vatican highlights and we ensure you won’t miss any of the “must-see” treasures that make this such a special place. You meet with your guide at the entrance to the Museums and with privileged access by-pass the queues and head inside.

Duration: 1 hour

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

The highlight of any tour is of course the famous Sistine Chapel, Italy’s most visited site. Your guide will tell you all about Michelangelo’s frescoes, The Last Judgment, the Creation of Adam and the Genesis as well as details of the Stories of Moses and Jesus painted by Botticelli, Perugino and other famous Renaissance masters. Still in use today, the Sistine Chapel is where the conclave takes place to elect a new Pope. Listen to anecdotes and some well-kept secrets about this amazing place.

Duration: 1 hour

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

The tour ends with a visit to the greatest Catholic Church in the world, Saint Peter’s Basilica. Here is another of Michelangelo’s masterpieces, La Pietà. Your guide will tell you about the architecture of this magnificent edifice and something of the rituals that take place here. You will also visit the tombs of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II.

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Your guide will then take you to Saint Peter’s Square to see Bernini’s famous statues and the balcony where you see the white smoke that tells of a newly elected Pope. A final few curious facts and anecdotes and your guide will leave you to take a stroll around this magnificent square. A perfect end to a tour of the Vatican!

Duration: 15 minutes



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