Semi-Private Vatican Museums Sistine Chapel and St Peter's with Optional Pick up
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Stop At: Vatican Museums, Viale Vaticano, 00120 Vatican City Italy
The Vatican Museums are Christian and art museums located within the city boundaries of the Vatican City. They display works from the immense collection amassed by popes throughout the centuries including several of the most renowned Roman sculptures and most important masterpieces of Renaissance art in the world. The museums contain roughly 70,000 works, of which 20,000 are on display, and currently employ 640 people who work in 40 different administrative, scholarly, and restoration department
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: St. Peter's Square (Piazza San Pietro), Vatican City Italy
The Papal Basilica of St. Peter in the Vatican (Italian: Basilica Papale di San Pietro in Vaticano), or simply St. Peter's Basilica (Latin: Basilica Sancti Petri), is an Italian Renaissance church in Vatican City, the papal enclave within the city of Rome
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Sistine Chapel, Citta del Vaticano 1, 00120 Vatican City Italy
The Sistine Chapel is a chapel in the Apostolic Palace, the official residence of the pope, in Vatican City. Originally known as the Cappella Magna ('Great Chapel'), the chapel takes its name from Pope Sixtus IV, who restored it between 1477 and 1480. Since that time, the chapel has served as a place of both religious and functionary papal activity. Today, it is the site of the papal conclave, the process by which a new pope is selected. The fame of the Sistine Chapel lies mainly in the frescos that decorate the interior, most particularly the Sistine Chapel ceiling and The Last Judgment by Michelangelo
Duration: 1 hour
- Professional guide
- Welcome lounge service with free WiFi and complimentary bottle of mineral water and Nespresso coffee
- Wireless audio headsets
- Pickup service from centrally located hotels only (if option selected)
- Optional gratuities
- Hotel drop-off
- Hotel pickup (if option not selected)
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- St. Peter’s Basilica (visit inside daily, except on Wednesdays 8:00 am departures, it will be replaced with the Vatican Library)
- The Basilica is an active place of worship and may be closed without prior notice for religious events: in this case the visit will be substituted by a visit to the Vatican Library.
- This tour visits religious sites, and there is a dress code to be observed. Visitors must be dressed appropriately: no sleeveless blouses, no miniskirts, no shorts, and no hats are allowed.
- St. Peter’s Basilica is an active religious center and is strongly influenced by liturgical ceremonies and needs. We are therefore not responsible for any inconvenience resulting from sudden closure of the Basilica
- This activity is not wheelchair accessible
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travelers
Excellent way to see the Vatican Museums prior to the crowds and with a private guide and only a small number of other visitors. Being a small group keeps the flow moving and the guide close. The guide was very knowledgeable and gave great insight into the vast amount of art involved in this experience. Very worthwhile and highly recommended.
The tour was fabulous. Our guide was friendly and very knowledgeable, and being such a small group of us made for the perfect way to experience the Vatican. Seeing the Sistine Chapel and the Basilica is a must see when in Rome, and we would be quick to recommend this tour to our friends indeed.
We really had a great experience on the semi-private Vatican tour. We got so much more out of the experience by being in a small group than being part of a large group. The guide was very knowledgeable and came prepared with additional literature to enhance the tour. Not only did we visit the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel but also St.Peter's Basilica with NO LINE! The logistics were great too. We had nice welcome in the I Love Rome Lounge. They had comfortable couches where we could wait with free WIFI, espresso and bottles of water. This was the best way to experience the Vatican!
This tour was GREAT and I highly recommend it to ALL! First off the welcome in the I Love Rome Lounge was perfect to start. We got to wait indoors out of the hot sun and sit down comfortably on the sofas. The lounge area had FREE WIFI, which is always a plus. They gave you espresso and bottled water as you waited without any charge. That itself was wonderful! Next for the tour - it was nicely organized. You got to skip the WHOLE LINE while others were waiting in the sun the whole time. Just for the skipping of the line I would say it is a DEFINITE right there! With this you can even skip the line to St.Peter's Basilica.The tour guide was an educated person that answered all questions asked and in addition was such a sweet man. Amazing! Being a traveler, one thing I love is learning about the different cultures and taking guided tours but not all are tours are worth the cost and I do not always feel educated after leaving. This tour not only educated me but was WELL WORTH it overall - in every aspect. As everyone knows, museums also get crowded and I hate waiting on lines in the heat so thankfully I did not have to. Again the lounge was helpful and did not make me start the day sweaty and cranky which always makes the experience worse. LOVE IT!!
Our family truly enjoyed the guided tour - the tour guide was great and very informative. Well worth it. Be sure to climb to the roof if possible.