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Best of Vatican City Complete Full-day Skip-the Line Guided Tour

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    Stop At: Sistine Chapel Tours, Viale Vaticano 42, 00165 Rome Italy

    With over nine miles of galleries it is difficult to gain a real appreciation of all the treasures that the Vatican has to offer.  In the company of a very knowledgeable English-speaking guide we will ensure you see the highlights but also get to see some of the wonderful artwork that is generally overlooked.  This tour will take you through the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and Saint Peter’s Basilica; all on the normal tour itinerary.  One of the stops on this extended tour is however the Borgia Apartments.  In the 15th century these rooms were where the Spanish cardinal Rodrigo Borgia, Pope Alexander VI and his family lived.  You will be shown some exceptional family portraits and be told something of the history behind the paintings’ religious content.  This papal family has become infamous over the centuries; there are many stories and secrets to be told about the Pope and his beautiful daughter Lucretia and son Cesare.  The real highlight of any Vatican tour is of course the Sistine Chapel.  There is no talking allowed inside so before you enter your guide will give you a comprehensive insight into all you will see once you enter.  There are the magnificent ceiling frescoes which took Michelangelo over eight years to paint as well as other wonderful frescoes that adorn the chapel walls painted by Botticelli and other Renaissance artists.   You will  fall in love with this magnificent chapel.On the next leg of the tour you exit the museums and enter the splendid Basilica of Saint Peter.  This is the leading Catholic Church in the world and known the world over for its sheer size and architectural beauty.  Built over the tomb of Saint Peter it took 120 years to complete and many of the greatest Renaissance artisans of that period were involved in the construction and decoration.  Here you will see another of Michelangelo’s masterpieces, his “Pietà”,  Bernini spectacular altarpiece and the Chair of Saint Peter, just to nane a few of the many treasures that are to be seen in this marvellous church.

    Duration: 1 hour

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

    With over nine miles of galleries it is difficult to gain a real appreciation of all the treasures that the Vatican has to offer.  In the company of a very knowledgeable English-speaking guide we will ensure you see the highlights but also get to see some of the wonderful artwork that is generally overlooked.  This tour will take you through the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and Saint Peter’s Basilica; all on the normal tour itinerary.  One of the stops on this extended tour is however the Borgia Apartments.  In the 15th century these rooms were where the Spanish cardinal Rodrigo Borgia, Pope Alexander VI and his family lived.  You will be shown some exceptional family portraits and be told something of the history behind the paintings’ religious content.  This papal family has become infamous over the centuries; there are many stories and secrets to be told about the Pope and his beautiful daughter Lucretia and son Cesare.  The real highlight of any Vatican tour is of course the Sistine Chapel.  There is no talking allowed inside so before you enter your guide will give you a comprehensive insight into all you will see once you enter.  There are the magnificent ceiling frescoes which took Michelangelo over eight years to paint as well as other wonderful frescoes that adorn the chapel walls painted by Botticelli and other Renaissance artists.   You will  fall in love with this magnificent chapel.On the next leg of the tour you exit the museums and enter the splendid Basilica of Saint Peter.  This is the leading Catholic Church in the world and known the world over for its sheer size and architectural beauty.  Built over the tomb of Saint Peter it took 120 years to complete and many of the greatest Renaissance artisans of that period were involved in the construction and decoration.  Here you will see another of Michelangelo’s masterpieces, his “Pietà”,  Bernini spectacular altarpiece and the Chair of Saint Peter, just to nane a few of the many treasures that are to be seen in this marvellous church.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: La Pieta, Chapel of the Pieta Basilica Di San Pietro, Vatican City Italy

    With over nine miles of galleries it is difficult to gain a real appreciation of all the treasures that the Vatican has to offer.  In the company of a very knowledgeable English-speaking guide we will ensure you see the highlights but also get to see some of the wonderful artwork that is generally overlooked.  This tour will take you through the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and Saint Peter’s Basilica; all on the normal tour itinerary.  One of the stops on this extended tour is however the Borgia Apartments.  In the 15th century these rooms were where the Spanish cardinal Rodrigo Borgia, Pope Alexander VI and his family lived.  You will be shown some exceptional family portraits and be told something of the history behind the paintings’ religious content.  This papal family has become infamous over the centuries; there are many stories and secrets to be told about the Pope and his beautiful daughter Lucretia and son Cesare.  The real highlight of any Vatican tour is of course the Sistine Chapel.  There is no talking allowed inside so before you enter your guide will give you a comprehensive insight into all you will see once you enter.  There are the magnificent ceiling frescoes which took Michelangelo over eight years to paint as well as other wonderful frescoes that adorn the chapel walls painted by Botticelli and other Renaissance artists.   You will  fall in love with this magnificent chapel.On the next leg of the tour you exit the museums and enter the splendid Basilica of Saint Peter.  This is the leading Catholic Church in the world and known the world over for its sheer size and architectural beauty.  Built over the tomb of Saint Peter it took 120 years to complete and many of the greatest Renaissance artisans of that period were involved in the construction and decoration.  Here you will see another of Michelangelo’s masterpieces, his “Pietà”,  Bernini spectacular altarpiece and the Chair of Saint Peter, just to nane a few of the many treasures that are to be seen in this marvellous church.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Monument to Alexander VII, Vatican City Italy

    With over nine miles of galleries it is difficult to gain a real appreciation of all the treasures that the Vatican has to offer.  In the company of a very knowledgeable English-speaking guide we will ensure you see the highlights but also get to see some of the wonderful artwork that is generally overlooked.  This tour will take you through the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and Saint Peter’s Basilica; all on the normal tour itinerary.  One of the stops on this extended tour is however the Borgia Apartments.  In the 15th century these rooms were where the Spanish cardinal Rodrigo Borgia, Pope Alexander VI and his family lived.  You will be shown some exceptional family portraits and be told something of the history behind the paintings’ religious content.  This papal family has become infamous over the centuries; there are many stories and secrets to be told about the Pope and his beautiful daughter Lucretia and son Cesare.  The real highlight of any Vatican tour is of course the Sistine Chapel.  There is no talking allowed inside so before you enter your guide will give you a comprehensive insight into all you will see once you enter.  There are the magnificent ceiling frescoes which took Michelangelo over eight years to paint as well as other wonderful frescoes that adorn the chapel walls painted by Botticelli and other Renaissance artists.   You will  fall in love with this magnificent chapel.On the next leg of the tour you exit the museums and enter the splendid Basilica of Saint Peter.  This is the leading Catholic Church in the world and known the world over for its sheer size and architectural beauty.  Built over the tomb of Saint Peter it took 120 years to complete and many of the greatest Renaissance artisans of that period were involved in the construction and decoration.  Here you will see another of Michelangelo’s masterpieces, his “Pietà”,  Bernini spectacular altarpiece and the Chair of Saint Peter, just to nane a few of the many treasures that are to be seen in this marvellous church.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Porta Santa, Vatican City Italy

    With over nine miles of galleries it is difficult to gain a real appreciation of all the treasures that the Vatican has to offer.  In the company of a very knowledgeable English-speaking guide we will ensure you see the highlights but also get to see some of the wonderful artwork that is generally overlooked.  This tour will take you through the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and Saint Peter’s Basilica; all on the normal tour itinerary.  One of the stops on this extended tour is however the Borgia Apartments.  In the 15th century these rooms were where the Spanish cardinal Rodrigo Borgia, Pope Alexander VI and his family lived.  You will be shown some exceptional family portraits and be told something of the history behind the paintings’ religious content.  This papal family has become infamous over the centuries; there are many stories and secrets to be told about the Pope and his beautiful daughter Lucretia and son Cesare.  The real highlight of any Vatican tour is of course the Sistine Chapel.  There is no talking allowed inside so before you enter your guide will give you a comprehensive insight into all you will see once you enter.  There are the magnificent ceiling frescoes which took Michelangelo over eight years to paint as well as other wonderful frescoes that adorn the chapel walls painted by Botticelli and other Renaissance artists.   You will  fall in love with this magnificent chapel.On the next leg of the tour you exit the museums and enter the splendid Basilica of Saint Peter.  This is the leading Catholic Church in the world and known the world over for its sheer size and architectural beauty.  Built over the tomb of Saint Peter it took 120 years to complete and many of the greatest Renaissance artisans of that period were involved in the construction and decoration.  Here you will see another of Michelangelo’s masterpieces, his “Pietà”,  Bernini spectacular altarpiece and the Chair of Saint Peter, just to nane a few of the many treasures that are to be seen in this marvellous church.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Tomba di Giovanni Paolo II, Piazza San Pietro Basilica di San Pietro, 00193 Vatican City Italy

    With over nine miles of galleries it is difficult to gain a real appreciation of all the treasures that the Vatican has to offer.  In the company of a very knowledgeable English-speaking guide we will ensure you see the highlights but also get to see some of the wonderful artwork that is generally overlooked.  This tour will take you through the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and Saint Peter’s Basilica; all on the normal tour itinerary.  One of the stops on this extended tour is however the Borgia Apartments.  In the 15th century these rooms were where the Spanish cardinal Rodrigo Borgia, Pope Alexander VI and his family lived.  You will be shown some exceptional family portraits and be told something of the history behind the paintings’ religious content.  This papal family has become infamous over the centuries; there are many stories and secrets to be told about the Pope and his beautiful daughter Lucretia and son Cesare.  The real highlight of any Vatican tour is of course the Sistine Chapel.  There is no talking allowed inside so before you enter your guide will give you a comprehensive insight into all you will see once you enter.  There are the magnificent ceiling frescoes which took Michelangelo over eight years to paint as well as other wonderful frescoes that adorn the chapel walls painted by Botticelli and other Renaissance artists.   You will  fall in love with this magnificent chapel.On the next leg of the tour you exit the museums and enter the splendid Basilica of Saint Peter.  This is the leading Catholic Church in the world and known the world over for its sheer size and architectural beauty.  Built over the tomb of Saint Peter it took 120 years to complete and many of the greatest Renaissance artisans of that period were involved in the construction and decoration.  Here you will see another of Michelangelo’s masterpieces, his “Pietà”,  Bernini spectacular altarpiece and the Chair of Saint Peter, just to nane a few of the many treasures that are to be seen in this marvellous church.

    Duration: 1 hour

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

    With over nine miles of galleries it is difficult to gain a real appreciation of all the treasures that the Vatican has to offer.  In the company of a very knowledgeable English-speaking guide we will ensure you see the highlights but also get to see some of the wonderful artwork that is generally overlooked.  This tour will take you through the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and Saint Peter’s Basilica; all on the normal tour itinerary.  One of the stops on this extended tour is however the Borgia Apartments.  In the 15th century these rooms were where the Spanish cardinal Rodrigo Borgia, Pope Alexander VI and his family lived.  You will be shown some exceptional family portraits and be told something of the history behind the paintings’ religious content.  This papal family has become infamous over the centuries; there are many stories and secrets to be told about the Pope and his beautiful daughter Lucretia and son Cesare.  The real highlight of any Vatican tour is of course the Sistine Chapel.  There is no talking allowed inside so before you enter your guide will give you a comprehensive insight into all you will see once you enter.  There are the magnificent ceiling frescoes which took Michelangelo over eight years to paint as well as other wonderful frescoes that adorn the chapel walls painted by Botticelli and other Renaissance artists.   You will  fall in love with this magnificent chapel.On the next leg of the tour you exit the museums and enter the splendid Basilica of Saint Peter.  This is the leading Catholic Church in the world and known the world over for its sheer size and architectural beauty.  Built over the tomb of Saint Peter it took 120 years to complete and many of the greatest Renaissance artisans of that period were involved in the construction and decoration.  Here you will see another of Michelangelo’s masterpieces, his “Pietà”,  Bernini spectacular altarpiece and the Chair of Saint Peter, just to nane a few of the many treasures that are to be seen in this marvellous church.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Cortile della Pigna, Vatican City Italy

    With over nine miles of galleries it is difficult to gain a real appreciation of all the treasures that the Vatican has to offer.  In the company of a very knowledgeable English-speaking guide we will ensure you see the highlights but also get to see some of the wonderful artwork that is generally overlooked.  This tour will take you through the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and Saint Peter’s Basilica; all on the normal tour itinerary.  One of the stops on this extended tour is however the Borgia Apartments.  In the 15th century these rooms were where the Spanish cardinal Rodrigo Borgia, Pope Alexander VI and his family lived.  You will be shown some exceptional family portraits and be told something of the history behind the paintings’ religious content.  This papal family has become infamous over the centuries; there are many stories and secrets to be told about the Pope and his beautiful daughter Lucretia and son Cesare.  The real highlight of any Vatican tour is of course the Sistine Chapel.  There is no talking allowed inside so before you enter your guide will give you a comprehensive insight into all you will see once you enter.  There are the magnificent ceiling frescoes which took Michelangelo over eight years to paint as well as other wonderful frescoes that adorn the chapel walls painted by Botticelli and other Renaissance artists.   You will  fall in love with this magnificent chapel.On the next leg of the tour you exit the museums and enter the splendid Basilica of Saint Peter.  This is the leading Catholic Church in the world and known the world over for its sheer size and architectural beauty.  Built over the tomb of Saint Peter it took 120 years to complete and many of the greatest Renaissance artisans of that period were involved in the construction and decoration.  Here you will see another of Michelangelo’s masterpieces, his “Pietà”,  Bernini spectacular altarpiece and the Chair of Saint Peter, just to nane a few of the many treasures that are to be seen in this marvellous church.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: St. Peter's Square (Piazza San Pietro), Vatican City Italy

    With over nine miles of galleries it is difficult to gain a real appreciation of all the treasures that the Vatican has to offer.  In the company of a very knowledgeable English-speaking guide we will ensure you see the highlights but also get to see some of the wonderful artwork that is generally overlooked.  This tour will take you through the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and Saint Peter’s Basilica; all on the normal tour itinerary.  One of the stops on this extended tour is however the Borgia Apartments.  In the 15th century these rooms were where the Spanish cardinal Rodrigo Borgia, Pope Alexander VI and his family lived.  You will be shown some exceptional family portraits and be told something of the history behind the paintings’ religious content.  This papal family has become infamous over the centuries; there are many stories and secrets to be told about the Pope and his beautiful daughter Lucretia and son Cesare.  The real highlight of any Vatican tour is of course the Sistine Chapel.  There is no talking allowed inside so before you enter your guide will give you a comprehensive insight into all you will see once you enter.  There are the magnificent ceiling frescoes which took Michelangelo over eight years to paint as well as other wonderful frescoes that adorn the chapel walls painted by Botticelli and other Renaissance artists.   You will  fall in love with this magnificent chapel.On the next leg of the tour you exit the museums and enter the splendid Basilica of Saint Peter.  This is the leading Catholic Church in the world and known the world over for its sheer size and architectural beauty.  Built over the tomb of Saint Peter it took 120 years to complete and many of the greatest Renaissance artisans of that period were involved in the construction and decoration.  Here you will see another of Michelangelo’s masterpieces, his “Pietà”,  Bernini spectacular altarpiece and the Chair of Saint Peter, just to nane a few of the many treasures that are to be seen in this marvellous church.

    Duration: 1 hour
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    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Time
    9:00 AM
    Duration
    5h
    Inclusions
    • Hotel pickup (selected hotels only)
    • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
    • Local taxes
    • Private tour
    • Professional art historian guide
    • Local guide
    • Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel Tours
    • Entry/Admission - St. Peter's Basilica
    • Entry/Admission - La Pieta
    • Entry/Admission - Monument to Alexander VII
    • Entry/Admission - Porta Santa
    • Entry/Admission - Tomba di Giovanni Paolo II
    • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
    • Entry/Admission - Cortile della Pigna
    • Entry/Admission - St. Peter's Square (Piazza San Pietro)
    • Guaranteed to skip the lines
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • 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 is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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