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Stop At: Vatican Museums, Viale Vaticano, 00120 Vatican City Italy
In this tailor-made tour at the Vatican museums, you will enjoy a complimentary pick-up service from your accommodation by one of our expert English-speaking drivers. You will be taken to the usually packed museum entrance, where you will meet you private tour guide, and with your "skip the line" ticket, you will skip the huge entry line and access the metal detector check. The tour will begin in a gorgeous panoramic terrace that offers a stunning view of St. Peter's dome; the perfect spot to take a great picture! The guide will then walk you through all the highlights of the museums which include masterpieces and artifacts from different cultures and civilizations. You will enter the Pio Clementine museum, famous for its unique Greek statues such as the Laocoon group, you will gasp at the length of the enormous Tapestry Hall, then through the Hall of the Painted Maps, you will enter the Sistine Chapel whose impact in history, religion and visual arts has no equal in the world. During the entire tour, your private tour guide will fill you on the historic and artistic significance of the world's greatest masterpieces!
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: St. Peter's Basilica, Piazza di San Pietro, 00120 Vatican City Italy
After visiting the Sistine Chapel, through a special door available only if accompanied by a licensed tour guide, you will reach the largest Catholic church in the world: St. Peter's Basilica. This is where Michelangelo's sculpture "Pieta" is kept and the tombs of the popes including St. John Paul II's and St. Peter the Apostle. The tour ends in St. Peter's square, where you will admire Bernini's colonnade and the stunning façade of the basilica. At last, for those interested in purchasing religious articles or official Vatican products, the tour guide will take you to the official Vatican gift store and eventually show you the nearest taxi station or subway.
Duration: 45 minutes