• Duration: 3 hours
  • Moderate
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  • Meet on location
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Description

Through the Reserved Entrance, you can have guarantee safe and improved access to the Vatican Museums. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to explore the Vatican when it is near-empty: a limited number of people are able to visit each day, which means you can feel secure in your visit.

Enjoy the Vatican highlights and masterpieces you’ve waited a lifetime to see with all the benefits of a small-group tour. The Raphael Rooms, the Sistine Chapel, and so much more are waiting for you to be admired.

Please note: This tour does not include hotel pick up and drop off service. This means that you will have to arrange your own transfers in order to reach the designated meeting point and start the tour. Meeting point: Ottaviano (please check under the meeting point section; the meeting point contains a link for maps)
 

Itinerary

Vatican Museums

The Vatican museums display works from the great collection built by the Catholic Church and the papacy throughout the centuries. The Vatican museums are among the most visited and largest museums in the world and the most ancient ever established. In the early 16th century in fact, Pope Julius II founded the museums. Since then, thousands of artworks have been gathered.

Sistine Chapel

Get ready to admire the breath-taking Sistine Chapel, decorated with some of the most beautiful frescoes ever made. The Sistine chapel is part of the Apostolic Palace, the official residence of the Pope. Although the Chapel takes its name from Pope Sixtus IV, the amazing frescoes date back to the patronage of Pope Julius II, at the beginning of the 1500’. It was then when the pope commissioned Michelangelo painting the chapel's ceiling, a project that changed the course of Western art and is regarded as one of the major artistic accomplishments of human civilization. Even more famous is the Last Judgment, from Michelangelo as well.

A special place requires special rules:
As this is a holy place, there is a dress code policy to comply with. Knees, shoulders, and backs must be covered.
Pictures cannot be taken at any time.
The tour guide cannot give share information concerning the chapel once already in. For this reason, the explanation takes place before and after visiting the chapel.

St. Peter’s basilica

St. Peter’s basilica is the largest and most famous church of all Christianity, as well as one of the earliest ever built in history. Its origins in fact can be traced back to Constantine, the Christian emperor, who first commissioned the construction of St. John’s and St. Peter’s basilicas as early as in the 4th century.

The modern day basilica was reconstructed starting from the early 1500’ under the patronage of the “warrior pope” Julius II. Some of the finest artists ever lived worked at the basilica: Donato Bramante, Michelangelo, Carlo Maderno and Gian Lorenzo Bernini.

Find out much more with our tour at the Vatican. Learn about its architecture, history and the major artists who worked there throughout the centuries.

What's included

Expert Tour Guide 

Entrance Tickets and Admission Fees for the Vatican Museums
Entrance Tickets and Admission Fees for the Sistine Chapel
Radios & Headsets

What's excluded

  • Hotel pick up/drop off
  • Food & drinks
  • Personal expenses

What do I need to bring

-Please bring your ID or Passport

-Dress Code: The Vatican has a dress code for men and women both need to cover their knees and shoulders to access the Sistine Chapel. Please note that if you do not follow the dress code they can deny your entrance.

Important information

  • Not suitable for pets
  • Infants must not sit on laps
  • Infant seats unavailable
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Not wheelchair accessible

Cancellation policy

  • Cancellation fee of 100% if cancelled 1 day or less before departure
  • Cancellation fee of 0% if cancelled 1000 days or less before departure

Categories

  • CULTURAL AND THEME TOURS
  • WALKING TOUR

Guided Language

  • English
  • Deutsch
  • Italiano
  • Francaise
  • Español

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