Skip-the-line entrance to Vatican Museums Raphael's rooms Sistine Chapel St Peter?s Basilica Michelangelo's Pieta
Your guide will meet you at your hotel or in front of the Vatican , depending your schedule that day. Once inside the museum, your guide will lead you through the vast collection of private artwork in the Vatican Museums. Pass through the Gallery of the Maps and the Gallery of Tapestries while your guide will tell you about the Popes' intrigues and history, gaze at the ancient Roman amazing sculptures and learn lots of interesting things about classic Roman statues. Walk through Raphael's Roomsand admire the paintings by this young and talented Renaissance artist, then step inside the Sistine Chapel the Pope's private Chapel and the highlight of any Vatican trip. Looking up you'll be amazed by Michelangelo's Creation of Adam and The Last Judgement, decorating the wall in front of you. The guide will tell you everything about the story of these frescoes and Michelangel's life and difficult relationships with the Pooe. Continue to St Peter's Basilica, the symbol of the Catholic church. Learn about its history and admire Michelangelo's Pietà, walk around the basilica with your guide who will explain all secrets and beauties of this place.
Private guide for 3 hours Skip the line Entrance to the Vatican museums and Saint Peter's basilica
Guided visits are not allowed inside St. Peter's in the afternoon tours due to religious functions.
In this case your guide will provide full commentary from the Basilica's porch, and you will visit the interior at your own pace without the guide
Pre-booking this ticket enables you to skip the long lines (which can take up to two hours!) to enter the Vatican Museums. Please note, all visitors must pass through metal detectors at the security check point.
Please expect to wait 20-30 minutes to clear security.
Tours on Wednesday: There is a possibility that St Peter's Basilica and St Peter's Square will be unavailable due to the weekly Papal Audience during which access to St Peter's Basilica is closed. As an alternative you will be offered an extended itinerary within the Vatican Museums, which still includes the Sistine Chapel and Raphael's Rooms. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.
If you would prefer that St Peter's Basilica and Square are included, please DO NOT select Wednesday as your travel date.
Please be punctual at the appointment with the guide as tickets are reserved specifically for that time. If you arrive late there is the risk that you'll have refused entrance t the museums
This is a walking tour: comfortable shoes are recommended
On rare occasions, St Peter?s Basilica closes without notice. If this happens, you'll spend a full 3 hours touring the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. This is beyond our control.
Vatican Museums provide wheelchairs free of charge in the main lobby.
Backpacks , tripods and big umbrellas must be left inside a cloakroom on entering the Vatican Museums. We recommend not to take this items on this tour
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