Rome Vatican City in One Day: Skip the Line Vatican, Sistine Chapel & St.Peter’s

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Our Extended Vatican Tour gives you a great true appreciation of all that the Vatican City has to offer; from the Sistine Chapel and Raphael Rooms to a vast number of incredible statues, many of which are renowned and some which are almost unheard of. The tour itinerary has been planned to ensure that you don’t miss the most famous sites and sights which you will want to visit and also make sure that you get to see some things you never knew existed.
You will head through the Gallery of Maps, Gallery of Tapestries, Gallery of the Candelabra and view the renowned sculpture of Lacoon and his sons; plus, a real highlight of the Vatican Museums – the beautiful Raphael Rooms. Your guide will also give you detailed information on Michelangelo’s famous frescoes in the Sistine Chapel so that once inside you will have time to fully appreciate the splendor of this historical chapel.

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



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Our Extended Vatican Tour gives you a great true appreciation of all that the Vatican City has to offer; from the Sistine Chapel and Raphael Rooms to a vast number of incredible statues, many of which are renowned and some which are almost unheard of. The tour itinerary has been planned to ensure that you don’t miss the most famous sites and sights which you will want to visit and also make sure that you get to see some things you never knew existed.
You will head through the Gallery of Maps, Gallery of Tapestries, Gallery of the Candelabra and view the renowned sculpture of Lacoon and his sons; plus, a real highlight of the Vatican Museums – the beautiful Raphael Rooms. Your guide will also give you detailed information on Michelangelo’s famous frescoes in the Sistine Chapel so that once inside you will have time to fully appreciate the splendor of this historical chapel.

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Stop At: Vatican Museums, 00120, Vatican City

A standout stop on this tour is the Borgia Apartments. In the 15th century these rooms were home to the infamous former cardinal Rodrigo Borgia (then Pope Alexander VI). You’ll see some of the family portraits and hear from your guide some of the secrets of one of the most renowned and most controversial papal families. There is a lot of history hidden within the paintings’ religious content. You will also have a peek into the scandalous life of the Pope’s beautiful daughter Lucretia and also his son Cesare.

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Sistine Chapel, 00120, Vatican City

You will then head into Michelangelo’s world-famous Sistine Chapel. Before entering, you’ll hear the stories behind the frescoes from your guide, their meaning and their significance. Michelangelo spent eight years of his life painting these wonderful frescoes – an incredible undertaking!

Duration: 1 hour

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

Next, the tour will move on to St. Peter’s Basilica which is built over the tomb of St. Peter and is one of the most important sites of the Christian world. It is the world’s largest Basilica and the sheer scale and architectural beauty will leave you in awe. It took over 120 years to complete and was contributed to by many of the most skilled and respected craftsmen and artists from the Renaissance Period.
Inside there is Michelangelo’s “La Pietà”, Bernini’s famous altar and the chair of St. Peter, amongst many other spectacular treasures.

Duration: 1 hour

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

Finally, it is out into St. Peter’s Square to visit Bernini’s magnificent statues that surround this wonderful square.

Duration: 1 hour



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