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Skip-the-Line Vatican Sistine Chapel St Peter Basilica & Dome climb Private Tour

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    Stop At: Tours of the Vatican with Francesco & his Team, 00100 Rome Italy

    Meet your guide outside the Vatican Museum and skip the line as you enter the Vatican Museums. Explore the various luxurious exhibitions and rooms; the Gallery of Maps; the Gallery of Tapestries and into the Pinecone Courtyard. Awesome bosses like Raphael and Michelangelo made a great part of the staggering fine art for the popes amid the Renaissance time frame; As you leave the displays you enter the glorious Sistine Chapel with Michelangelo's famous roof frescoes The Last Judgment and The Creation of Adam on one of the sanctuary's dividers. (There is no talking inside the house of prayer so your guide will clarify everything before section). Time to climb the Dome! Not long to hold up as you will be there before the standard every day crowds arrive. Included  into the visit is the lift ride to the principal level where you get a very close perspective of within the vault with its staggering mosaics and embellishments. From ground level they are noteworthy; from very close you can truly value the dominance that went into making such expand work. At that point set yourself up for the the 281 steps that will take you to the highest point . The guide will reveal to you what to search for once you achieve the top: marvelous perspectives of St. Peter's Square; the great view along the long, straight road that Mussolini bulldozed and that prompts St. Peter’s and the long separation sees over the Tiber to the simple focus of antiquated Rome. Unquestionably the best survey point in the entire of Rome! It is then back again to ground level for a voyage through St. Peter’s  Basilica where you will investigate the various side houses of prayer with their shrouded graves. You will see Michelangelo's Pietà and your guide will clarify why this is the main work that he marked. You will pick up an energy about the authority that went into the production of Bernini's altarpiece and figure out how Michelangelo triumphed over his peers for the respect to paint St. Peter’s heavenly arch. There is still more to see however subterranean level. You guide will lead you subterranean to the ecclesiastical tomb where, throughout the hundreds of years, a significant number of the Popes have been buried. This unique place is a site of journey for some Catholics. In spite of the fact that talking is permitted, before you enter the grave you guide will disclose to you where the most vital popes are let go.

    Duration: 3 hours

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

    Meet your guide outside the Vatican Museum and skip the line as you enter the Vatican Museums. Explore the various luxurious exhibitions and rooms; the Gallery of Maps; the Gallery of Tapestries and into the Pinecone Courtyard. Awesome bosses like Raphael and Michelangelo made a great part of the staggering fine art for the popes amid the Renaissance time frame; As you leave the displays you enter the glorious Sistine Chapel with Michelangelo's famous roof frescoes The Last Judgment and The Creation of Adam on one of the sanctuary's dividers. (There is no talking inside the house of prayer so your guide will clarify everything before section). Time to climb the Dome! Not long to hold up as you will be there before the standard every day crowds arrive. Included  into the visit is the lift ride to the principal level where you get a very close perspective of within the vault with its staggering mosaics and embellishments. From ground level they are noteworthy; from very close you can truly value the dominance that went into making such expand work. At that point set yourself up for the the 281 steps that will take you to the highest point . The guide will reveal to you what to search for once you achieve the top: marvelous perspectives of St. Peter's Square; the great view along the long, straight road that Mussolini bulldozed and that prompts St. Peter’s and the long separation sees over the Tiber to the simple focus of antiquated Rome. Unquestionably the best survey point in the entire of Rome! It is then back again to ground level for a voyage through St. Peter’s  Basilica where you will investigate the various side houses of prayer with their shrouded graves. You will see Michelangelo's Pietà and your guide will clarify why this is the main work that he marked. You will pick up an energy about the authority that went into the production of Bernini's altarpiece and figure out how Michelangelo triumphed over his peers for the respect to paint St. Peter’s heavenly arch. There is still more to see however subterranean level. You guide will lead you subterranean to the ecclesiastical tomb where, throughout the hundreds of years, a significant number of the Popes have been buried. This unique place is a site of journey for some Catholics. In spite of the fact that talking is permitted, before you enter the grave you guide will disclose to you where the most vital popes are let go.

    Duration: 3 hours

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

    Meet your guide outside the Vatican Museum and skip the line as you enter the Vatican Museums. Explore the various luxurious exhibitions and rooms; the Gallery of Maps; the Gallery of Tapestries and into the Pinecone Courtyard. Awesome bosses like Raphael and Michelangelo made a great part of the staggering fine art for the popes amid the Renaissance time frame; As you leave the displays you enter the glorious Sistine Chapel with Michelangelo's famous roof frescoes The Last Judgment and The Creation of Adam on one of the sanctuary's dividers. (There is no talking inside the house of prayer so your guide will clarify everything before section). Time to climb the Dome! Not long to hold up as you will be there before the standard every day crowds arrive. Included  into the visit is the lift ride to the principal level where you get a very close perspective of within the vault with its staggering mosaics and embellishments. From ground level they are noteworthy; from very close you can truly value the dominance that went into making such expand work. At that point set yourself up for the the 281 steps that will take you to the highest point . The guide will reveal to you what to search for once you achieve the top: marvelous perspectives of St. Peter's Square; the great view along the long, straight road that Mussolini bulldozed and that prompts St. Peter’s and the long separation sees over the Tiber to the simple focus of antiquated Rome. Unquestionably the best survey point in the entire of Rome! It is then back again to ground level for a voyage through St. Peter’s  Basilica where you will investigate the various side houses of prayer with their shrouded graves. You will see Michelangelo's Pietà and your guide will clarify why this is the main work that he marked. You will pick up an energy about the authority that went into the production of Bernini's altarpiece and figure out how Michelangelo triumphed over his peers for the respect to paint St. Peter’s heavenly arch. There is still more to see however subterranean level. You guide will lead you subterranean to the ecclesiastical tomb where, throughout the hundreds of years, a significant number of the Popes have been buried. This unique place is a site of journey for some Catholics. In spite of the fact that talking is permitted, before you enter the grave you guide will disclose to you where the most vital popes are let go.

    Duration: 3 hours

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

    Meet your guide outside the Vatican Museum and skip the line as you enter the Vatican Museums. Explore the various luxurious exhibitions and rooms; the Gallery of Maps; the Gallery of Tapestries and into the Pinecone Courtyard. Awesome bosses like Raphael and Michelangelo made a great part of the staggering fine art for the popes amid the Renaissance time frame; As you leave the displays you enter the glorious Sistine Chapel with Michelangelo's famous roof frescoes The Last Judgment and The Creation of Adam on one of the sanctuary's dividers. (There is no talking inside the house of prayer so your guide will clarify everything before section). Time to climb the Dome! Not long to hold up as you will be there before the standard every day crowds arrive. Included  into the visit is the lift ride to the principal level where you get a very close perspective of within the vault with its staggering mosaics and embellishments. From ground level they are noteworthy; from very close you can truly value the dominance that went into making such expand work. At that point set yourself up for the the 281 steps that will take you to the highest point . The guide will reveal to you what to search for once you achieve the top: marvelous perspectives of St. Peter's Square; the great view along the long, straight road that Mussolini bulldozed and that prompts St. Peter’s and the long separation sees over the Tiber to the simple focus of antiquated Rome. Unquestionably the best survey point in the entire of Rome! It is then back again to ground level for a voyage through St. Peter’s  Basilica where you will investigate the various side houses of prayer with their shrouded graves. You will see Michelangelo's Pietà and your guide will clarify why this is the main work that he marked. You will pick up an energy about the authority that went into the production of Bernini's altarpiece and figure out how Michelangelo triumphed over his peers for the respect to paint St. Peter’s heavenly arch. There is still more to see however subterranean level. You guide will lead you subterranean to the ecclesiastical tomb where, throughout the hundreds of years, a significant number of the Popes have been buried. This unique place is a site of journey for some Catholics. In spite of the fact that talking is permitted, before you enter the grave you guide will disclose to you where the most vital popes are let go.

    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Cupola di San Pietro, Piazza san Pietro, 00120 Vatican City Italy

    Meet your guide outside the Vatican Museum and skip the line as you enter the Vatican Museums. Explore the various luxurious exhibitions and rooms; the Gallery of Maps; the Gallery of Tapestries and into the Pinecone Courtyard. Awesome bosses like Raphael and Michelangelo made a great part of the staggering fine art for the popes amid the Renaissance time frame; As you leave the displays you enter the glorious Sistine Chapel with Michelangelo's famous roof frescoes The Last Judgment and The Creation of Adam on one of the sanctuary's dividers. (There is no talking inside the house of prayer so your guide will clarify everything before section). Time to climb the Dome! Not long to hold up as you will be there before the standard every day crowds arrive. Included  into the visit is the lift ride to the principal level where you get a very close perspective of within the vault with its staggering mosaics and embellishments. From ground level they are noteworthy; from very close you can truly value the dominance that went into making such expand work. At that point set yourself up for the the 281 steps that will take you to the highest point . The guide will reveal to you what to search for once you achieve the top: marvelous perspectives of St. Peter's Square; the great view along the long, straight road that Mussolini bulldozed and that prompts St. Peter’s and the long separation sees over the Tiber to the simple focus of antiquated Rome. Unquestionably the best survey point in the entire of Rome! It is then back again to ground level for a voyage through St. Peter’s  Basilica where you will investigate the various side houses of prayer with their shrouded graves. You will see Michelangelo's Pietà and your guide will clarify why this is the main work that he marked. You will pick up an energy about the authority that went into the production of Bernini's altarpiece and figure out how Michelangelo triumphed over his peers for the respect to paint St. Peter’s heavenly arch. There is still more to see however subterranean level. You guide will lead you subterranean to the ecclesiastical tomb where, throughout the hundreds of years, a significant number of the Popes have been buried. This unique place is a site of journey for some Catholics. In spite of the fact that talking is permitted, before you enter the grave you guide will disclose to you where the most vital popes are let go.

    Duration: 3 hours
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Viale Vaticano, Roma RM, Italy
    Departure Time
    8:30 AM
    Duration
    3h
    Inclusions
    • Local taxes
    • Professional art historian guide
    • Local guide
    • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
    • Private tour
    • Entry/Admission - Tours of the Vatican with Francesco & his Team
    • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
    • Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel
    • Entry/Admission - St. Peter's Basilica
    • Entry/Admission - Cupola di San Pietro
    • Guaranteed to skip the lines
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • 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
    • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If the Dome is closed due to poor weather, you will be given the option for an alternative path inside the Museums, but no refunds if one of the areas is closed will be given.
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    Highly recommend this tour. Going up in the dome is a must. Our tour guide Tom, with his archeological background, was able to share lots of additional information about unique things all throughout the Vatican. This is not a scripted tour but more of a...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank dano4172
    Reviewed 10 September 2019

    We had an amazing tour of the Vatican with Tommaso!! First, there was some confusion about the pickup location, and Tommaso worked with us to find the meeting point amongst the throngs of people. Then he quickly guided us past the massive lines of people...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Earl R
    Reviewed 12 August 2019 via mobile

    We took this tour with Francesco as part of our 3 days on Rome. He was engaging, entertaining and interesting and we had a wonderful time on this tour. He even kept our 3 teenagers engaged! The climb to the top of the dome was...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Bljtv5
    Reviewed 1 August 2019 via mobile

    We had a wonderful time on this tour. We were a family of 6, from age 7 to 73 years. Our guide Francesco did a fabulous job showing us Vatican City and The Sistine Chapel. He was extremely knowledgeable, funny, engaging and kept us excited...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Shibani S
    Reviewed 30 July 2019

    We had an amazing tour of the Vatican with Tommaso. Due to his own passion for Roman archeology, the Vatican museums were a definite highlight. But of course St. Peter's Basilica and the cupola were also stunning. Although we initially booked a private tour on...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Christina B
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