Fast Access Complete Vatican Sistine Chapel & St Peter Day Tour w hotel pickup

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Join this extended fast access tour of the Vatican in the company of a very knowledgeable English-speaking guide.  On most of the Vatican tours there is only enough time to see the highlights of the numerous treasures housed in the nine miles of galleries.  On this tour you see the “must see” artworks, but much more as we take you on a journey through the Vatican Art Gallery, the Sistine Chapel, Saint Peter’s Basilica and Saint Peter’s Square.

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Duration: 6 hours
Starts: Rome, Italy
Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Cultural Tours



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Join this extended fast access tour of the Vatican in the company of a very knowledgeable English-speaking guide.  On most of the Vatican tours there is only enough time to see the highlights of the numerous treasures housed in the nine miles of galleries.  On this tour you see the “must see” artworks, but much more as we take you on a journey through the Vatican Art Gallery, the Sistine Chapel, Saint Peter’s Basilica and Saint Peter’s Square.

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

This splendid tour takes in the Galleries of Maps, Tapestries and Candelabra. In the latter you will see the famous sculpture of Lacoon and his sons. As well as these wonderful galleries you will spend time in the Raphael Rooms, and of course visit the Sistine Chapel. As you wend your way through the Vatican Museums your guide will point out the most important works of art and in particular give you an insight into Michelangelo’s ceiling frescoes in the Sistine Chapel so that you can gain a much better appreciation of this magnificent chapel and its decorations.On this extended tour you have the opportunity to see much more of the wonders that are housed in the Vatican City including its numerous sculptures, some very famous and some equally stunning but almost unknown.

Duration: 2 hours

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

From the Sistine Chapel to Raphael’s Rooms, on this tour we ensure that in addition to the Vatican Museum’s highlights we show you a few surprises as well – things you didn’t know were housed within its walls.Something not on the normal tourist itinerary is a visit to the Borgia Apartments. Adorned with family portraits these apartments were occupied in the 15th century by the notorious Borgia Family. Cardinal Rodrigo Borgia of Spain, Pope Alexander VI, lived here with his beautiful daughter Lucretia and charismatic son Cesare. Your guide will explain the history hidden within the family portrait’s religious content and tell you some family secrets – a glimpse into the lives of this extraordinary family!
Before you arrive at the next stop on the tour, the Sistine Chapel, your guide will explain something of the history of Michelangelo’s magnificent frescoes; what to look for and why they are so renowned. It took eight years to complete this amazing ceiling, a real labour of love!

Duration: 1 hour

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

The tour ends in Saint Peter’s Square where your guide will give you some information about the magnificent statues by Bernini that surround the square. A perfect end to a wonderful tour!

Duration: 1 hour

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

Next on the tour is a visit to Saint Peter’s Basilica. This is the world’s largest Basilica and the leading religious building in the Christian world. Built over the tomb of Saint Peter it took 120 years to complete. The size and architectural splendor are dazzling but, add to that the wonderful internal decorations and the whole effect is breathtaking.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: La Pieta, Chapel of the Pieta Basilica Di San Pietro, Vatican City Italy

Many of the greatest artisans of the Renaissance Period were involved in the building and subsequent decoration. Inside you will see Michelangelo’s “La Pieta” Bernini’s famous altar piece and Saint Peter’s chair as well as numerous other stunning treasures.

Duration: 30 minutes



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