Treasures of the Vatican Semi-Private Tour

Product ID: 74366

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Key Details
3.5 hours
Skip the Line
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What You'll Do
  • Join a small group tour
  • Enjoy skip-the-line entrance
  • Have a once-in-a-lifetime axperience
  • Avail of an informative, friendly and professional guide
This all-inclusive ticket includes all tickets and audio devices. On this Vatican tour, you will enjoy skip the line access to the Vatican Museums, St. Peter's Basilica and the Sistine Chapel, with an expert guide, in groups of no more than 13 people.
What to Expect
On this half-day tour of the Vatican, your small group of no more than 13 people will skip the long lines to visit the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica. You will also visit to the Raphael Rooms, which most tour companies omit from their Vatican tours. 

In the museums, among the largest in the world, your art-history expert local guide will introduce you to masterpieces of Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque art and the sculptures of ancient Rome, helping you to make sense of the sheer volume of paintings, mosaics, statues, and artefacts in these rooms, explaining each item's place in the rich tapestry of Vatican City history. The highlight of this tour is the Sistine Chapel, which is undoubtedly the most famous chapel in the world. You'll learn about the paintings of Michelangelo, and of his predecessors, who covered every inch of these walls and ceilings. You'll hear about the history of the period, with the difficulties encountered by the patron, Pope Julius II and by the artist, Michelangelo. 

Leaving the Sistine Chapel, you'll enter St. Peters Basilica (if open), again without waiting in line! Standing beneath Michelangelo's great dome, you cannot help but feel somewhat humbled by the expansive surroundings. The Basilica features several chapels, and contain numerous statues and mosaic works. Your guide will point out the most important, and leave you with time to look around by yourself. The Pietà, one of Michelangelo's most well-known religious sculptures, is among the highlights of this part of your visit.
What's Included
  • Gratuities
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Professional guide
  • Guaranteed skip-the-line entry
  • Walking tour
What's Not Included
  • Entrance fees (€20 per adult, €12 per child aged 17 or younger)
Meeting Point

Via Vespasiano 41 00192 Roma Please check in 15 minutes prior to departure times for all of our tours, as this avoids unpleasant situations with delayed arrivals. (Open in Google Maps)

Know Before You Go
• Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
• 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
• Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
• A moderate amount of walking is involved
• Not recommended for participants with back problems
• Not recommended for participants with heart complaints or other serious medical conditions
• Not recommended for pregnant women
• Not wheelchair accessible
• Entrance ticket for Vatican Museums not included, price €20 per adult, €12 per child aged 17 or younger, payable in cash to tour coordinator

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Product ID: 74366