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  1. Italy
  2. Lazio
  3. Rome
  4. St. Peter's Basilica

The Vatican: Private VIP Experience Tour

Product ID: 199930
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A journey into the history, art of the past of the Vatican. You will experience centuries old artworks, incredible architecture and delve into the origins of Christianity on this historically significant tour.
About this activity
Duration 5 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Experience the Sistine Chapel
  • See the Raphael Rooms
  • Encounter Michelangelo's La Pietà
  • Walk through the Belvedere Courtyard
  • Witness St. Peter's Basilica
Full description
Your tour of the Vatican is optimized to offer you a VIP experience of the great masterpieces of the Sistine Chapel, the Pinacoteca, the Vatican Museums and Saint Peter's Basilica. There is only the one route that brings you to the Sistine Chapel, passing through courtyards and palaces dense with history and studded with works of art. Don't rush through them like a stranger; enjoy them in all their splendor.

You will begin by encountering the Sistine Chapel, where you will walk through its charismatic walls and learn of the genius that was Michelangelo. You will learn of who he was, how he lived and what his greatest achievements were, as you walk around immersed in his work. Following this you will encounter the Raphael Rooms, which will allow you to enter into the courts of the Italian Renaissance. Following the Raphael Rooms, you will enter the Vatican Museums, where you will become familiar with stories of the art and history which are captured within these breathtaking rooms.

Following your art and history tour, it will be time to experience the Pinacoteca, where you will discover Leonardo da Vinci, Caravaggio and the last painting of Raphael. From the Sistine Chapel, you will then directly enter St. Peter's Basilica without waiting in line. Once at St. Peter's Basilica, you will learn the Story of Fatih whilst being brought to the center of the Christian faith.

Includes
  • Skip-the-line entrance tickets
  • Guide
What’s Not Included
  • Food
  • Transportation
  • Gratuity

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

In front of the Café Vaticano, Viale Vaticano, 100

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Important information
Know before you go
• Comfortable shoes and a bottle of water are recommended
• It is required to cover your knees and shoulders for women while in St. Peter's Basilica
• No large bags are allowed
• Wheelchairs will have a separate route
Organized by

Through Eternity

Product ID: 199930