Skip-the-line Vatican City Tour with Sistine Chapel St Peter Basilica & Pick up

Your tour will start with a visit to the Cortile del Belvedere, the Museo Pio-Clementino and the vast collection of ancient Roman and Greek statues.

The guide will draw your attention to the rooms painted by Raphael for Pope Julius II, considered the greatest works of his life, in particular the Parnassus and the School of Athens.

You will be fascinated by the famous frescoes that decorate the splendid Sistine Chapel made by the best Italian painters, such as Michelangelo, Botticelli and other famous artists.

Continue your visit to the Basilica of San Pietro, where the Pietà of Michelangelo, the Baldacchino by Bernini and numerous monuments dedicated to Popes and Saints are kept. Your tour will end in Saint Peter's Square to see the Swiss guards and the Pope's Palace.

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  • What's included :
    • Entrance fees
    • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
    • Professional guide
    • Private tour
    • Walking tour
    • Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel
    • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
    • Entry/Admission - St. Peter's Basilica
    What's excluded :
    • Food and Drinks
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel drop-off
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

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

    The Sistine Chapel is one of the greatest works of Italian art. Currently it is still consecrated as a papal chapel and is included in the visit of the Vatican Museums.

    The Chapel takes its name from Pope Sixtus IV della Rovere and was built as a private chapel, inside which the most important ceremonies were held during the Holy Year and gathered in the Conclave, when it was to elect a new pontiff.

    When Pope Sixtus IV decided to create the Chapel he called the greatest Tuscan and Umbrian artists of the period (Botticelli, Signorelli, Cosimo Rosselli, Ghirlandaio, Perugino and Pinturicchio), who decorated the side parts with frescoes representing two important cycles of stories taken from the Old and New Testaments.

    The vault, originally, was painted with a simple blue sky studded with golden stars, and kept this aspect until Pope Julius II della Rovere commissioned to Michelangelo the redecoration of the vast surface, which created what is today called the absolute masterpiece of the Italian Renaissance.

    Duration: 45 minutes

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

    The Vatican Museums were founded by Pope Julius II in the sixteenth century and occupy a large part of the vast courtyard of the Belvedere. It is one of the largest collections of art in the world, as they preserve the enormous collection of works of art accumulated over the centuries by the Popes: the Sistine Chapel and the papal apartments frescoed by Michelangelo and Raphael are just some of the works that visitors can admire in their path.

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

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

    The Basilica of Saint Peter in the Vatican stands in the place where, according to tradition, the apostle Peter was buried in 64 AD.

    In 1506 Pope Julius II called Bramante for the realization of the project for the new and current basilica, which provided for the complete demolition of the previous basilica. Artists such as Antonio da Sangallo, Carlo Maderno and Gian Lorenzo Bernini collaborated in the construction of the church.

    Inside the Basilica of San Pietro are unique masterpieces, many of which are the work of the genius of Bernini.

    Duration: 45 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Please leave your hotel name and phone number for pick up details
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • 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
    • Food and drinks are not allowed in the museums except for bottled water
    • A moderate amount of walking is involved
    • Please note the Vatican can decide to close some areas (ie: Sistine chapel and Basilica of St Peter) without notice, in those unfortunate cases the tour guide will adapt the itinerary accordingly.
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • 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.


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Organised by Best of Rome Tours

Activity ID: V-105424P19

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