Hotel Pickup Fast Access Private Vatican Sistine Chapel & St Peter Basilica Tour

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Be picked up at your hotel and enjoy the visit of some of the world’s most significant works of art and hear something of the history and stories surrounding the magnificent locations where they are housed.  With a local and very knowledgeable guide you visit the Vatican Museums with its Galleries, the Raphael Rooms , the amazing Sistine Chapel, Saint Peter’s Basilica, and other famous sites. 
With skip-the-line entry there is no time waste. Enjoy this superb private 3-hour Vatican tour.

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



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Be picked up at your hotel and enjoy the visit of some of the world’s most significant works of art and hear something of the history and stories surrounding the magnificent locations where they are housed.  With a local and very knowledgeable guide you visit the Vatican Museums with its Galleries, the Raphael Rooms , the amazing Sistine Chapel, Saint Peter’s Basilica, and other famous sites. 
With skip-the-line entry there is no time waste. Enjoy this superb private 3-hour Vatican tour.

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

Meet the guide at your hotel and ready to start this unforgettable experience. As this is a private tour you can enter some of the rooms not on the larger group itineraries and also go at your own pace, taking time to peruse those things that interest you the most. Begin in the Belvedere Courtyard and proceed to the Pio-Clementino Museum with its marvelous collection of ancient Roman and Greek Statues.

Then it is on to the Galleries of Tapestries and Geographic Maps; the latter houses the greatest and most noteworthy display of Renaissance Maps anywhere in the world.

The Sobiesky Room is where the Vatican’s largest canvas painting is displayed. Your guide will tell you about this artwork as well as the wonderful frescoes in the Immaculate Conception Rooms. The tour continues into Raphael’s Rooms, painted for Pope Julius II and where you can see the Parnassus and the School of Athens, considered to be amongst his greatest masterpieces.

Duration: 1 hour

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

Prior to entering the Sistine Chapel (talking inside is strictly forbidden) your guide will tell you about the frescoes by Michelangelo, Botticelli and other famous artists as well a recounting some of the history and interesting facts and anecdotes about the chapel – known throughout the world as the place where the conclave is held to select a new Pope.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Porta Santa, Via Boccea, 691B, Vatican City Italy

is traditionally an entrance portal located within the Papal major basilicas in Rome. The doors are normally sealed by mortar and cement from the inside so that they cannot be opened. They are ceremoniously opened during Jubilee years designated by the Pope, for pilgrims who enter through those doors may piously gain the plenary indulgences attached with the Jubilee year celebrations.

Duration: 30 minutes

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

is a large plaza located directly in front of St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican City, the papal enclave inside Rome, directly west of the neighbourhood or rione of Borgo. Both the square and the basilica are named after Saint Peter, an apostle of Jesus considered by Catholics to be the first Pope.In the square you can look upon the Pope’s Palace and see the Vatican’s Swiss Guard.

Duration: 30 minutes

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

The tour ends with a visit to Saint Peter’s Basilica and Square.
Is a church built in the Renaissance style located in Vatican City, the papal enclave which is within the city of Rome.

Duration: 30 minutes

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

In the Basilica you will see Michelangelo’s Pieta and Bernini’s Baldacchino as well as magnificent monuments to various Popes and Saints.

Duration: 30 minutes



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