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  3. Rome
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Skip the line Vatican Museum Sistine & St.Peter Private Tour

Product ID: 145242
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Visit the Vatican and the treasures of art it contains on this exclusive private guided tour. Skip the line to the Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel and the Saint Peter's Basilica. Explore the best of the Vatican at your own pace with your personalized tour.
About this activity
Duration 3 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, German
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Wander around the Vatican, internationally known for its cultural patrimony and art heritage
  • Admire the most important paintings of the Pinacoteca gallery by Caravaggio and Leonardo
  • See the most important works of Bernini, Raphael and other great artists with your private tour guide
  • Marvel at the Sistine Chapel well known for its frescoes by Michelangelo and other renaissance artists
  • Skip the line to Saint Peter’s Basilica
Full description
Enjoy the best of the Vatican collections with your private guide. This skip the line 3 hours private tour is tailored to meet your special needs. With your expert licensed tour guide have the best experience, visiting the masterpieces of the renaissance art as well as the modern art.

Among others your itinerary will include the highlights of the Vatican museums, the Pinacoteca gallery that contains paintings and tapestries dating back from the 11th to the 19th century, the Pio-Clementine museum which is the first court yard to be filled with ancient statues such as the colossal marble statue of “Laocoon”, Julius the II  private rooms where important political decisions were made, frescoes by Raphael and his pupils and the Carriage museum which contains saddles, carriages, automobiles and sedan chairs used by various popes through the years.

Before making it to the Sistine chapel, famous for the largest frescos ever painted by man, your tour guide will lead you through the Borgia’s apartments decorated by Bernardo di Betto called “il Pinturicchio” and his assistants which now house part of the Vatican Museums’ Collection of Modern Religious Art inaugurated by Paul VI (1973). The last stop but not least is Saint Peter's Basilica. Admire the immortal beauty of the “Pietà” of Michelangelo, who was only 23 years old when he sculpted it. Your tour guide will enlighten you with the history of the most important catholic church in the world starting from the story of the apostle Peter the first pope, to the present.  
Includes
  • Tour guide
  • Headsets
  • Entrance fees
  • Skip-the-line access to the Vatican Museums
  • Skip-the-line access to the Sistine Chapel
  • Access to St. Peter's Basilica (entry to St. Peter's Dome not included)
  • Free Wi-Fi at the meeting point
  • Bathroom access
  • Recharging station for your devices
What’s Not Included
  • Transportation
  • Tickets to Saint Peter's Dome
  • Visit to Saint Peter's Dome
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point
Important information
Know before you go
• St. Peter's is closed on December 24th and 31st. During these times the tour will visit other parts of the museums
• On rare occasions, St. Peter's Basilica closes without notice. In this case, the tour will include a 3-hour visit to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel instead of St. Peter's. The tour operator will not offer refunds
• The Vatican strictly enforces a dress code of covered shoulders and knees. You may be refused entry if not compliant
• Regrettably this tour is not wheelchair-accessible
• Please be at the meeting point 25 minutes before the scheduled departure time
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From £199.61 £159.69 per person

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Product ID: 145242