Private Sistine Chapel & Vatican Highlights Tour with Fast Access & Hotel Pickup

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You have two optional start time options on this 3-hour private –  9.00 am or  2.00 pm. and as it is a private tour you gain access to parts of the Vatican not on the usual tour itinerary.  You can go at your own pace and with skip-the-line access bypass the crowds an get to see so much more of this magnificent place.

Hotel pick up is included for a stress-free experience.

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



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You have two optional start time options on this 3-hour private –  9.00 am or  2.00 pm. and as it is a private tour you gain access to parts of the Vatican not on the usual tour itinerary.  You can go at your own pace and with skip-the-line access bypass the crowds an get to see so much more of this magnificent place.

Hotel pick up is included for a stress-free experience.

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

In the company of a local and very knowledgeable guide you will visit the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and Saint Peters Basilca. 

Your guide will share with you the history of the Vatican and tell you many interesting facts and anecdotes about the splendid artwork you will see.

After meeting your guide your visit begins at the Belvedere Courtyard and then on to the Pio-Clementine museum with its unparalleled display of ancient Roman and Greek Statues. 

Some of the Vatican’s most precious treasures are on display in the Gallery of Tapestries and Gallery of Maps that has the largest collection of Renaissance Maps in the World.  The Sobeisky Rooms holds the largest canvas to be displayed in the Vatican Museums and the Immaculate Conception Rooms has some of the most wonderful frescoes.  Nothing can compare however with the wonderful works of art by Raphael displayed in the rooms he painted for Pope Julius II.  Here is the famous Parnassus ad School of Athens.

Duration: 1 hour

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

Then it is on to the Sistine Chapel.  Before you enter your guide will explain the history of this famous chapel, still in use today to host the conclave for the election of a new Pope, and tell you about the famous frescoes by Michelangelo, Botticelli and their Renaissance contemporaries. 

Duration: 1 hour

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

Another of Michelangelo’s famous masteries La Pietà is to be seen in Saint Peter’s Basilica, the next place on this amazing our.  The sheer scale of this magnificent building is breathtaking and there is so much to see.  Try to count the numerous monuments to Saints and past Popes and don’t forget to see Bernini’s altarpiece the Baldacchino.

The tour end in Saint Peter’s Square; see the Pope’s Palace, gaze upon Bernini’s statues that surround this magnificent square and perhaps take a photo of the uniquely attired Vatican Swiss Guard.

Duration: 10 minutes

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

The sheer scale of this magnificent building is breathtaking and there is so much to see.  Try to count the numerous monuments to Saints and past Popes and don’t forget to see Bernini’s altarpiece the Baldacchino.

Duration: 20 minutes

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

The tour end in Saint Peter’s Square; see the Pope’s Palace, gaze upon Bernini’s statues that surround this magnificent square and perhaps take a photo of the uniquely attired Vatican Swiss Guard.

Duration: 30 minutes



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