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

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This brilliant half-day tour encompasses the most popular attractions of the Vatican City, including the collection of Ancient Roman and Greek statues, Raphael’s Rooms, the Galleries of Tapestries and Maps, the Sistine Chapel, Saint Peter’s Basilica and Square and much more! You’ll be accompanied by an expert guide and, with pre-booked tickets you’ll be able to avoid the lengthy queues and begin exploring the artistic and architectural wonders of the Vatican.

This Vatican tour includes the most famous and admired masterpieces of art and architecture that make this such an amazing place. You’ll be met by your guide at the entrance to the Museums and, with pre-booked tickets, you’ll skip the queues, ready to start the tour. There is an opportunity to leave your belongings in the cloakroom and take a comfort break before the tour begins.

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



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This brilliant half-day tour encompasses the most popular attractions of the Vatican City, including the collection of Ancient Roman and Greek statues, Raphael’s Rooms, the Galleries of Tapestries and Maps, the Sistine Chapel, Saint Peter’s Basilica and Square and much more! You’ll be accompanied by an expert guide and, with pre-booked tickets you’ll be able to avoid the lengthy queues and begin exploring the artistic and architectural wonders of the Vatican.

This Vatican tour includes the most famous and admired masterpieces of art and architecture that make this such an amazing place. You’ll be met by your guide at the entrance to the Museums and, with pre-booked tickets, you’ll skip the queues, ready to start the tour. There is an opportunity to leave your belongings in the cloakroom and take a comfort break before the tour begins.

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

The tour begins with the collection of ancient Roman and Greek sculptures unearthed from excavations across Rome – when Central Italy was under papal control the Vatican had the rights to all such discoveries. Your guide will show you the most significant of these, including the Belvedere Apollo, the Torso, the busts of Claudius and Hadrian and the sarcophagi of Helen and Constance, the mother and daughter of Emperor Constantine.

The tour will then move on to the Room of Animals and the Gallery of Candelabra where you can see (and walk on) rare Roman mosaics and admire the magnificent statues of Diana of Ephesus, the Muses and a multitude of Greek philosophers.

Next, you’ll see the Gallery of Tapestries, the Sobieski Hall and Raphael’s Rooms. Formerly the private apartments of Pope Julius II, Raphael’s Rooms were decorated by Raphael and his apprentices, and house two of his most famous masterpieces, the Parnassus and The School of Athens.

Duration: 1 hour

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

tour of the Vatican would be complete without a visit to the famous Sistine Chapel, the Italy’s most popular attraction. You’ll hear from your guide about Michelangelo’s frescoes – The Last Judgment, the Creation of Adam and the Genesis – as well as information on the Stories of Moses and Jesus painted by Botticelli, Perugino and other Renaissance masters. The chapel is still used today for papal elections – known as Conclave.

Duration: 1 hour

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

The tour ends with a visit to the world’s most important Catholic Church – Saint Peter’s Basilica. Here you’ll have chance to admire Michelangelo’s masterpiece, La Pietà, as well view the tombs of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II.

Finally, you will enter the enormous Saint Peter’s Square from which you can see the chimney where the white smoke appears, to announce the election of a new pope, as well as Bernini’s famous statues. After a final anecdote or two your guide will depart, leaving you to explore this vast square at your leisure. A perfect way to end to a tour of the Vatican!

Duration: 1 hour



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