Skip-the-line Tour of the Vatican Sistine Chapel St Peter Basilica & Popes Tombs

Enjoy this unique visit  without waiting in lines with a small group tour for no more than 10 people.

The Vatican is home to a portion of the world's most noteworthy show-stoppers, from traditional figures to the perfect works of art of Raphael and Michelangelo. This stunning visit, under the direction of an Art Historian, will take you through the features working through the world renowned Vatican Museums, Raphael's 'Rooms' and the Sistine Chapel, head to Bernini's Colonnade in Saint Peter's Square and completing in the Basilica - the core of the Catholic Church.

per adult from

$157

NZD

Duration

3 hours

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  • What's included :
    • Local taxes
    • Local guide
    • Professional art historian guide
    • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
    • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
    • Entry/Admission - Stanze di Raffaello
    • Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel
    • Entry/Admission - St. Peter's Basilica
    • Entry/Admission - St. Peter's Square
    • Guaranteed to skip the lines
    What's excluded :
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Gratuities
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

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

    Visit the Vatican with special insight into the Sistine Chapel, the Rooms of Raphael, the Basilica of Saint Peter. Meeting at the historical centers, you will be able to skip the long queues and have a chance to drop off items, umbrellas large bags in lockers before the tour begins.

    The tour will begin by visiting the Ancient Greek and Roman craftsmanship, recovered from old days when the Popes used to be the leaders of Central Italy. The learned guide will highlight the Belvedere Apollo, the Torso, the Busts of Claudius and Hadrian and the Sarcophagi of Helen and Constance, the mother and girl of Emperor Constantine. Continuing into the Room of Animals and the Gallery of Candelabra, then venturing through Roman mosaics. Your guide will point out the statues of Diana of Euphesus, the Muses and the celebrated greek scholars. 

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Stanze di Raffaello, Viale Vaticano, Vatican City Italy

    Following on to the rooms holding Tapestries, the Sobieski Hall and the famous Rooms of Raphael. These rooms were painted by Raphael and his pupils for the Pope Julius II. Marvel at the hues and detailed imagery of the School of Athens and the Parnassus. 



    Duration: 30 minutes

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

    Getting on to the Sistine Chapel, the most famed room in Italy. You will see Michelangelo's frescoes particularly the Last Judgement, the Creation of Adam and the Genesis. Along with more subtle elements from the Stories of Moses and Jesus painted by Botticelli, Perugino and other Renaissance experts. Your guide will recount stories and insiders facts about the scenes adorning the walls. 



    Duration: 30 minutes

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

    The final destination of the tour is Saint Peter's Basilica, as the most stupendous Church in the world. Again featuring Michelangelo's perfected works of Pieta. See the tombs of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II. Admire the custom engineered and designed images that decorate the congregation area.

    Duration: 30 minutes

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

    One outside your guide will point out the gallery where the smoke turns out, and highlight the genius of design in Bernini's square.

    Duration: 30 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Viale Vaticano, Roma RM, Italy
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
    • Near public transportation
    • READ CAREFULLY: Because of the growing popularity of the current pope Francis and his intense activity in organising mass events in the Vatican some areas might get closed last minute without previous notice. This has already happened this year and can happen again during you Vatican tour: the Sistine chapel and/or the Basilica of Saint Peter might not be accessible. In case of such events our tour guide will provide you with a valuable alternative focusing the tour inside the Vatican museums.
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

10

Organised by Private Tours of Rome

Activity ID: V-71452P3

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