Skip-the-line All Inclusive Private Vatican Sistine Chapel Tour & Hotel Pick up

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Discover the wonders that the Vatican City has to offer on this three hour private tour, led by an expert guide. As pre-booked tickets are included on this tour, you won’t have to spend time queuing before visiting the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, Saint Peter’s Basilica, and more. Your guide will discuss the history of these iconic locations and give you insights into some of the masterpieces in the Vatican’s collections.

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



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Discover the wonders that the Vatican City has to offer on this three hour private tour, led by an expert guide. As pre-booked tickets are included on this tour, you won’t have to spend time queuing before visiting the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, Saint Peter’s Basilica, and more. Your guide will discuss the history of these iconic locations and give you insights into some of the masterpieces in the Vatican’s collections.

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

Your guide will meet you at the entrance to the museums and with pre-booked tickets you’ll avoid the queues and the tour will begin immediately; visiting the Belvedere Courtyard, the Pio-Clementino Museum and the large collection of Ancient Roman and Greek statues.

You will then enter the Gallery of Tapestries followed by the Gallery of Maps; a priceless collection of Renaissance maps, and one of the most important in the world.. In the Sobiesky Room you will see one of the largest paintings in the Vatican collection, as well as view some stunning frescoes in the room of the Immaculate Conception.

A must see on any Vatican tour is Raphael’s Rooms. Raphael decorated these rooms for Pope Julius II, and they contain some of the artist’s greatest works, the Parnassus and The School of Athens.

Duration: 1 hour

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

As talking is forbidden in the Sistine Chapel, before you enter your guide will discuss the masterpieces you will see inside, including the renowned frescoes by Michelangelo, Botticelli and others on the walls and ceiling. Your guide will also share anecdotes about the chapel, which is used today for the papal election – Conclave.

Duration: 1 hour

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

from the tour will then move on from the chapel to the vast Saint Peter’s Basilica where you’ll be able to see Michelangelo’s Pietà and Bernini’s Baldacchino, along with many other artistic works celebrating the lives of Popes and Saints.

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Finally you will exit the Basilica into the wide expanse of Saint Peter’s Square, where the tour will end. Here you can see the exterior of the papal palace as well as glimpse the colourful Swiss Guards.

Duration: 30 minutes



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