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Private Tour- Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, St Peter’s Basilica, Raphael Rooms- English

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Duration

3.5 Hours

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

5 people

Languages

English

Overview

Enjoy a private tour of the Vatican on this classic itinerary of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica, and the Papal Tombs. These must-see sites are essential to any visit to Rome, and you can make the most of this incredible destination with a private guide at your side. Skip all the ticket lines and choose from several start times to enjoy one of our outstanding tours.

 

  • Beat the queues and enjoy a half-day Vatican tour with your own private guide
  • Discover the mesmerising artwork of the Vatican Museums, including the Raphael Rooms
  • Be awed by Michelangelo’s masterpiece in the Sistine Chapel
  • Explore St. Peter’s Basilica and the Papal Tombs beneath
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Your private tour begins as you meet your exclusive guide, who will tailor the visit to your preferences and be on hand to answer all your questions. Enter the Vatican Museums, skipping the ticket line, and discover one of the largest collections of art in the world.
  • Explore some of the 54 galleries within the Museums’ walls as you admire art by some of the greatest artists to have ever lived. Discover Greek and Roman statues in the incredible Pio-Clementino Museum, as well as the paintings in the Pinacoteca, which include masterpieces by Caravaggio and da Vinci.
  • Admire the magnificent Raphael Rooms and their outstanding frescoes, whose skill and style became cornerstones of the High Renaissance. Your guide will carefully select the most impressive works of art and captivate you with explanations of the most interesting features, shaping the visit to your interests.
  • Then, arrive at the final and most famous room of the Vatican Museums: the Sistine Chapel. Known for housing Michelangelo’s iconic masterpieces, the frescoes of this artistic genius adorn the ceiling and walls of this incredible chapel. Learn from your guide about the story behind Michelangelo’s achievement here, whilst you take in with your own eyes the magnificent fruits of his labour.
  • Continue the ultimate Vatican experience by exploring St. Peter’s Basilica, one of the largest and holiest churches in the world. Enter through a fast-track passageway and marvel at the grandeur of the church at the centre of Catholicism. Feel the special atmosphere of this holy site whilst you take in its beauty, admiring Michelangelo’s famous ‘Pietà’ statue and works by Bernini.
  • Complete your exceptional private tour as you descend to the Papal Tombs beneath the Vatican. Michelangelo built the Basilica above the believed burial spot of St. Peter, giving the tombs beneath the Vatican a unique significance. Admire the chosen resting place of previous popes and royals as you reflect on all you have seen at this fantastic destination.

Itinerary

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Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

Visit the Vatican Museums, one of the largest art galleries in the world. The queues for the ever-popular Museums are notoriously long, but with our skip-the-line tour, you can bypass the tourists outside and head straight in. Once inside, admire a huge range of artwork, including frescoes, statues, and paintings by some of the greatest artists who ever lived. Your private guide will select the most outstanding works to highlight on this tour.

Duration: 2 hours
Admission Ticket included

Raphael Rooms
Raphael Rooms

Your tour continues to the Raphael Rooms, one of the most celebrated parts of the Vatican Museums. Admire some of the Renaissance genius’ most famous works, and appreciate the talent of this incredible artist with your own eyes.

Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket included

Sistine Chapel
Sistine Chapel

Discover the most famous room of the Vatican Museums: the Sistine Chapel. Recognised around the world for Michelangelo’s iconic frescoes, marvel at the beauty of this incredible space. Learn from your guide about the Chapel’s rich artistic and cultural significance.

Duration: 20 minutes

St. Peter’s Basilica
St. Peter’s Basilica

One of the largest, holiest, and most famous churches in the world, St. Peter’s Basilica stands at the centre of the Catholic Church. Admire the beauty of this breath-taking space and learn from your guide about the incredible artwork adorning it. Marvel at Michelangelo’s Pietà to continue satiating your artistic thirst.

Duration: 40 minutes
Admission Ticket included

Papal Tombs
Papal Tombs

Descend into the Papal Tombs to appreciate the final resting place of many European royals and popes. St. Peter’s Basilica is said to be built above the burial spot of St. Peter, giving the grounds a unique religious significance. Learn about the importance of this place as you reflect on the many sites of the tour.

Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket included

Included/Excluded

  • Private guide
  • Fast track entry to the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's Basilica and Papal Tombs
  • Free Wi-Fi at the meeting point
  • Bathroom access
  • Recharging station for your mobile devices
  • Transportation
  • Food and drink
  • Entry to the Dome of St. Peter’s Basilica

Durations

0 – 3 hours

Languages

English

Tour's Location

Created with Sketch. Via Germanico 8, Rome

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