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Skip-the-line Exclusive Private Tour of Vatican Museum Sistine Chapel & St Peter

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

You meet your guide for either a 9.00 am or 2.00 pm start and head directly for the Belvedere Courtyard.  Then it is on to the largest collection of ancient Roman and Greek statues in the Pio-Clementino Museums.

As you meander through the collections your guide will share the history and many anecdotes about the wonderful treasures to be seen.  Hear about the tapestries in the Gallery of Tapestries and the largest collection of Renaissance Maps in the world housed in the Gallery of Maps.  See the largest canvas in the Vatican in the Sobiesky Room and learn about the frescoes in the Immaculate Conception Rooms.

You will also see Raphael’s famous masterpieces, the Parnassus and The School of Athens.  These are displaced in the rooms painted for Pope Julius II by the young Raphael and are considered some of his very best works.

Before you enter the Sistine Chapel (no talking is allowed inside) your guide will tell you about the marvelous frescoes by Michelangelo, Botticelli and other Renaissance painter of the day.  The chapel is also where the conclave is held to elect a new Pope.  Hear all about this as well as many other interest facts and anecdotes.

Another of Michelangelo’s famous works, his Pieta, is displayed in the next port of call, the magnificent Saint Peter’s Basilica.  Together with Bernini’s Baldacchino and a collection of statues to Saints and Popes this church holds a treasure trove of wonderful artwork.

Finally it is in to Saint Peter’s Square to see the Pope’s Palace and catch a glimpse of the Vatican’s Swiss Guard.  A perfect end to a wonderful 3-hour tour!

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Stanze di Raffaello, Viale Vaticano, Vatican City Italy

You meet your guide for either a 9.00 am or 2.00 pm start and head directly for the Belvedere Courtyard.  Then it is on to the largest collection of ancient Roman and Greek statues in the Pio-Clementino Museums.

As you meander through the collections your guide will share the history and many anecdotes about the wonderful treasures to be seen.  Hear about the tapestries in the Gallery of Tapestries and the largest collection of Renaissance Maps in the world housed in the Gallery of Maps.  See the largest canvas in the Vatican in the Sobiesky Room and learn about the frescoes in the Immaculate Conception Rooms.

You will also see Raphael’s famous masterpieces, the Parnassus and The School of Athens.  These are displaced in the rooms painted for Pope Julius II by the young Raphael and are considered some of his very best works.

Before you enter the Sistine Chapel (no talking is allowed inside) your guide will tell you about the marvelous frescoes by Michelangelo, Botticelli and other Renaissance painter of the day.  The chapel is also where the conclave is held to elect a new Pope.  Hear all about this as well as many other interest facts and anecdotes.

Another of Michelangelo’s famous works, his Pieta, is displayed in the next port of call, the magnificent Saint Peter’s Basilica.  Together with Bernini’s Baldacchino and a collection of statues to Saints and Popes this church holds a treasure trove of wonderful artwork.

Finally it is in to Saint Peter’s Square to see the Pope’s Palace and catch a glimpse of the Vatican’s Swiss Guard.  A perfect end to a wonderful 3-hour tour!

Duration: 3 hours

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

You meet your guide for either a 9.00 am or 2.00 pm start and head directly for the Belvedere Courtyard.  Then it is on to the largest collection of ancient Roman and Greek statues in the Pio-Clementino Museums.

As you meander through the collections your guide will share the history and many anecdotes about the wonderful treasures to be seen.  Hear about the tapestries in the Gallery of Tapestries and the largest collection of Renaissance Maps in the world housed in the Gallery of Maps.  See the largest canvas in the Vatican in the Sobiesky Room and learn about the frescoes in the Immaculate Conception Rooms.

You will also see Raphael’s famous masterpieces, the Parnassus and The School of Athens.  These are displaced in the rooms painted for Pope Julius II by the young Raphael and are considered some of his very best works.

Before you enter the Sistine Chapel (no talking is allowed inside) your guide will tell you about the marvelous frescoes by Michelangelo, Botticelli and other Renaissance painter of the day.  The chapel is also where the conclave is held to elect a new Pope.  Hear all about this as well as many other interest facts and anecdotes.

Another of Michelangelo’s famous works, his Pieta, is displayed in the next port of call, the magnificent Saint Peter’s Basilica.  Together with Bernini’s Baldacchino and a collection of statues to Saints and Popes this church holds a treasure trove of wonderful artwork.

Finally it is in to Saint Peter’s Square to see the Pope’s Palace and catch a glimpse of the Vatican’s Swiss Guard.  A perfect end to a wonderful 3-hour tour!

Duration: 3 hours

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

You meet your guide for either a 9.00 am or 2.00 pm start and head directly for the Belvedere Courtyard.  Then it is on to the largest collection of ancient Roman and Greek statues in the Pio-Clementino Museums.

As you meander through the collections your guide will share the history and many anecdotes about the wonderful treasures to be seen.  Hear about the tapestries in the Gallery of Tapestries and the largest collection of Renaissance Maps in the world housed in the Gallery of Maps.  See the largest canvas in the Vatican in the Sobiesky Room and learn about the frescoes in the Immaculate Conception Rooms.

You will also see Raphael’s famous masterpieces, the Parnassus and The School of Athens.  These are displaced in the rooms painted for Pope Julius II by the young Raphael and are considered some of his very best works.

Before you enter the Sistine Chapel (no talking is allowed inside) your guide will tell you about the marvelous frescoes by Michelangelo, Botticelli and other Renaissance painter of the day.  The chapel is also where the conclave is held to elect a new Pope.  Hear all about this as well as many other interest facts and anecdotes.

Another of Michelangelo’s famous works, his Pieta, is displayed in the next port of call, the magnificent Saint Peter’s Basilica.  Together with Bernini’s Baldacchino and a collection of statues to Saints and Popes this church holds a treasure trove of wonderful artwork.

Finally it is in to Saint Peter’s Square to see the Pope’s Palace and catch a glimpse of the Vatican’s Swiss Guard.  A perfect end to a wonderful 3-hour tour!

Duration: 3 hours

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

You meet your guide for either a 9.00 am or 2.00 pm start and head directly for the Belvedere Courtyard.  Then it is on to the largest collection of ancient Roman and Greek statues in the Pio-Clementino Museums.

As you meander through the collections your guide will share the history and many anecdotes about the wonderful treasures to be seen.  Hear about the tapestries in the Gallery of Tapestries and the largest collection of Renaissance Maps in the world housed in the Gallery of Maps.  See the largest canvas in the Vatican in the Sobiesky Room and learn about the frescoes in the Immaculate Conception Rooms.

You will also see Raphael’s famous masterpieces, the Parnassus and The School of Athens.  These are displaced in the rooms painted for Pope Julius II by the young Raphael and are considered some of his very best works.

Before you enter the Sistine Chapel (no talking is allowed inside) your guide will tell you about the marvelous frescoes by Michelangelo, Botticelli and other Renaissance painter of the day.  The chapel is also where the conclave is held to elect a new Pope.  Hear all about this as well as many other interest facts and anecdotes.

Another of Michelangelo’s famous works, his Pieta, is displayed in the next port of call, the magnificent Saint Peter’s Basilica.  Together with Bernini’s Baldacchino and a collection of statues to Saints and Popes this church holds a treasure trove of wonderful artwork.

Finally it is in to Saint Peter’s Square to see the Pope’s Palace and catch a glimpse of the Vatican’s Swiss Guard.  A perfect end to a wonderful 3-hour tour!

Duration: 3 hours
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Important Information
Departure Point
Viale Vaticano, Roma RM, Italy
Duration
3h
Return Details
Saint Peter's Square, Forum Sancti Petri, Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
Inclusions
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Private tour
  • Local guide
  • Professional art historian guide
  • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
  • Entry/Admission - Stanze di Raffaello
  • Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel
  • Entry/Admission - St. Peter's Basilica
  • Entry/Admission - St. Peter's Square (Piazza San Pietro)
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Private transportation
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
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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
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 14 July 2019 via mobile

My husband and I recently toured the Colosseum and the Vatican with Cristina. The tour agency was recommended by family who used them a couple of years ago, and the tour did not disappoint! The tour was a nice and easy was to see both...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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romecitytours, Public Relations Manager at Rome City Tours with Maria Claudia & Co., responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2019

Hi Kim and Mark, thanks for you nice review. I am so happy you spent a great time while visiting Rome with our Cristina :) Hope to see you again in Italy. All the best from all the staff at Rome City Tours :)

Reviewed 28 May 2019 via mobile

Francesco showed his passion and knowledge of both the Colosseum and Vatican as our guide for two days. I highly recommend this company and Francesco. We had fun while we learned and covered more of Rome than we would have on our own. Five stars...More

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romecitytours, Public Relations Manager at Rome City Tours with Maria Claudia & Co., responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2019

Hi Lorene, thank you so much for your nice review. I am so happy you had a great time with Francesco and that you loved our beutiful city! Hope to see you again here in Italy. All the best from all Rome City staff

Reviewed 29 March 2019 via mobile

Tommaso was personable, professional, and knowledgeable in every way. I grew up going to Italy and I must say I’ve never seen San Pietro in the way that he was able to convey to us. For a truly authentic and insightful experience I would use...More

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romecitytours, Public Relations Manager at Rome City Tours with Maria Claudia & Co., responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2019

Hi there, thank you very much for your nice review. We're glad you had a new and wonderful experience at Saint Peter, it is once in a life time visit :) Hope to see you again here in Italy. All the best from all the...More

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