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Vatican extended tour with privileged access

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US$ 101.46
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    What to Expect
    This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: City Lights Rome - Day Tours, Borgo Vittorio 85c, 00193 Rome Italy

    We will meet our clients in City Lights Tours office

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Vatican Museums, Viale Vaticano, 00120 Vatican City Italy

    We will visit the Gallery of Tapestries, the Gallery of Candelabra, the Gallery of Maps and the Raphael Rooms.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Sistine Chapel, Citta del Vaticano 1, 00120 Vatican City Italy

    After the explanation of the Sistine Chapel the clients will be able to stay inside the Sistine Chapel for around 20 minutes.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: St. Peter's Basilica, Piazza di San Pietro, 00120 Vatican City Italy

    The guided tour of the Basilica is included in this tour option. The guide will explain the most important facts and artworks of the Basilica

    Duration: 30 minutes
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Borgo Vittorio, 84, 00193 Roma RM, Italy
    Departure Time
    9:30 AM
    Return Details
    St. Peter's Square, Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    • Professional guide
    • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
    • Small-group tour (10 participants max)
    • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
    • Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel
    • Entry/Admission - St. Peter's Basilica
    • Guaranteed to skip the lines
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
    • 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
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    By: City Lights Rome - Day Tours
    374 Reviews
    Certificate of Excellence
    Great tour
    We had a mixup with the pickup and Sean the tour manager worked with us to make sure we made it in time to the tour. The tour guide did a great job. This tour moves fast to cover everything in the allotted time. However, we were given enough time at the famous spots. In hindsight, we should’ve just taken a cab to their office. It would have been cost effective and simpler for us.
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    Best tour I’ve ever had!
    Amazing tour!! Dina was our guide and she was SO informative. Was nervous about the “skip the line” tour not being legit but I was quickly put at ease! We walked right into security and waited in zero lines for the entire tour. Our tour was also very personal because the groups are kept small. I HIGHLY recommend going with this company!!!
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    Amazing service and knowledge!
    This was a great tour but made even better by the service. We arrived late (due to the crappy bus system!) but the tour team did everything possible to accommodate and get us in to still deliver the full tour. On top of that - they guide was super knowledgeable and really friendly. Thorough enjoyed it.
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    Mum, brother and I with Eduardo
    We loved our tour with City Lights Rome. Eduardo is an amazing guide - very warm, knowledgeable and kind to our elderly mum. He gave us great options and helped us to be excited about what we were seeing. Highly recommended.
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    Clemson, South Carolina
    Great tour!!!
    Great tour with Erik! Very informative and knowledgeable! We saved a lot of time by skipping the lines and were able to see other things rather than standing in lines!! Great Job!
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    Borders, United Kingdom
    Val P
    Too busy, disorganised and very disappointing. We went to see the beautiful painted ceiling in the Sistine Chapel. Beautiful it is but after a long trek round the museums to get there it was so busy we were quickly ushered out to make room for all the others. Couldn't really take it all in. Not suitable for anyone with poor mobility as there are very few places to sit and rest. Avoid the gelateria directly outside - very expensive. In fact the whole experience not worth the money.
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    City Lights Rome tours
    Fantastic tour, very impressed! Great way to experience Vatican, Colloseum, Roman Forum... Tour Guides were outstanding. Very knowledgeable, high professionals. Great value, everything was very well-organized. I would definitely book with City Lights Rome again!
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    Sistine museum & Chapel
    My family will forever remember our tour of the Sistine museum & Chapel with Claudia from City Lights. We all were most impressed with Claudia’s extensive understanding of not only art history but also archeology. Claudia gave us a up to date and modernistic view of the museum artifacts, often pointing to details I know many visitors were passing by. Claudia was also the only guide I noticed to use current technology such as an iPad to supplement in explaining the paintings, sculptures and tapestries. I’m sure the guides after many tours may sometimes lose energy in the daily routine, Claudia for certain was always very passionate of her review of the treasures we were looking at. I have many times toured art museums with experienced guides and can attest that Claudia is one of the most professional and knowledgeable. If at all possible box your Sistine museum tour with Claudia! ~Dave from Milwaukee US
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    Vatican Museum
    Edy was a great tour guide, keeping our attention high by giving us great overviews - thanks for sharing with us Edy, Heribert Fernau, Sarajevo, BiH
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    Rome, Italy
    Best Tour Company in Rome - 2019!
    This is the best tour company I have ever had the pleasure of using! Friendly, knowledgeable! Sean, Amanda and Maya were fantastic. This is the only tour company in Rome you should use!
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    John P
    Swansea, United Kingdom
    Affordable and excellent tour guide formula..... made our Vatican visit very special
    The manager of this tour, Sean, was honest and clear about what we were getting in our 'package' and provided us with an extraordinarily gifted and well informed guide, Armaldo, who took our group of only five into the Holy City and made the experience vivid, dramatic and memorable. One of our Rome highlights.
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    Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Excellent tour !
    We joined this tour just few days before Easter and it was beyond our expectations. While the Vatican Museums were overcrowded, we had a very fast access to the St Peter’s Basilica. The tour covers all the levels of the Basilica. The history we learned and the view we had from the top of the Basilica are something we will keep for a lifetime. Our guide Riccardo was friendly, professional and extremely knowledgeable.
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    Skip the skip line Vatican tour
    Dozens of tours are all skip the line. Too much to do in just a few hours. Guide was hard to understand. Not worth the money.
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    Timothy M
    Hamilton, Ohio
    The best way to see the Vatican is with Guido!
    My friends and I heard about this tour from "Rome Free Walking Tour". We received a nice discounted voucher that we were able to apply. They were very helpful and accommodating, since we have booked the 3:00 tour very late. I totally recommend on joining this tour because you get to see all of the attractions in the Vatican and get to skip the line. Our tour guide Guido was really informative and made the trip fun. Even though you have bought the skip-the-line option, you might still end up waiting since you will need to go through security, which is pretty standard and out of the tour's control.
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    Learning and fun in one.
    Our tour guide Edoardo was wonderful! He was very knowledgeable in a fun way he shared this knowledge with us. He was very well prepared, he also had prepared boards that made it easier for us to continue sightseeing. Edoardo aroused in us the will to visit the Vatican Museum again. We learned a lot, but probably two weeks were not enough to see all these exhibits.
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