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Fast Access Entrance to Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel & St.Peter Basilica

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

    Your tour starts near the entrance to the Vatican Museums where, an hour before the official opening time you will meet with your very knowledgeable tour guide.

    Head inside Vatican Museums to see some of the highlights of the museums marvellous art collection.

    There will be stops at the Pinecone Courtyard and Octagonal Courtyard where you will learn something about the antique statues that are displayed there; the mysterious composition the mysterious composition of the Greek Statues of Laocoon, the Apollo Belvedere and the impressive Belvedere Torso.

    Duration: 1 hour

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

    Your guide will tell you about Michelangelo’s amazing ceiling frescoes and other masterpieces so that you get to really appreciate this wonderful chapel.  

    Duration: 1 hour

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

    It is then time for a tour of St. Peter’s Basilica where you will explore the numerous side chapels with their hidden crypts. You will see Michelangelo’s Pietà and your guide will explain why this is the only work that he signed. You will gain an appreciation of the mastery that went into the creation of Bernini’s altarpiece and learn how Michelangelo triumphed over his contemporaries for the honour to paint St. Peter’s magnificent dome.

    There is still more to see though below ground level. You guide will lead you below ground to the papal crypt where, over the centuries, many of the Popes have been interred. This special place is a site of pilgrimage for many Catholics. Although talking is allowed, before you enter the crypt you guide will tell you where the most important popes are laid to rest.

    Duration: 1 hour
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Viale Vaticano, Roma RM, Italy
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Local guide
    • Private tour
    • Blue Badge guide
    • Professional art historian guide
    • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
    • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
    • Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel
    • Entry/Admission - St. Peter's Basilica
    • Guaranteed to skip the lines
    • Gratuities
    • Food and drinks
    • Hotel pickup 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
    • Food and drinks are not allowed in the museums except for bottled water
    • Near public transportation
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Because of the growing popularity of the current pope Francis and his intense activity in organising mass events in the Vatican some areas might get closed last minute without previous notice. This has already happened this year and can happen again during your Vatican tour: the Sistine chapel and/or the Basilica of Saint Peter might not be accessible. In case of such events our tour guide will provide you with a valuable alternative focusing the tour inside the Vatican museums.
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    By: Raphael Tours in Rome
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    Palm Springs, California
    Great "Local" Tour Experience
    Mattei (sp?) our guide for the night was great. The combination of walking down small less traveled streets and learning about the history of the area was very interesting. The food stops were varied and very tasty! It was great to visit small locally owned business and try their dishes. Having a small group allowed us to meet everyone, laugh and make new friends. After a couple of days of very crowded tours at the more popular attractions, my friends and I truly enjoyed this small, relaxing and casual tour. The tour is a unique and fun way to experience Rome.
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    Good tour
    We did this tour on our first night in Rome. The guide was good and there was lots of food. It gave us a good insight into the different areas in the city and some good ideas of places to eat.
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    Nice intro to Italian Street Food
    Lovely walk through the historic center of Rome with a knowledgeable and personable guide. Portion sizes are better suited for lunch.
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    Great food and tour guide
    Really enjoyed the food and our tour guide was wonderful. Very patient and knowledgeable! Highly recommend!
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    Great walking tour with food and history
    Our guide Alessia was great. She took us to places that were all very different from each other and shared the unique history behind the food and the locations. Very friendly and fun to walk with.
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    Jewish Ghetto and Navona food tour
    We thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Our guide was a very personable and made sure everyone was having a good time. She was very extremely knowledgable and took us to places we would not have found on our own. The food was delicious and varied, the history was informative and conveyed in a way that showed our guide had a passion for what she was doing.We would thoroughly recommend this tour to anyone who loves food and wine and history and a good time
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    Amazing start to Rome
    We took this tour on our first full day in Rome. It is well worth the money, food is delicious and filling. Our tour Virginia was lovely and welcoming, she really made the tour 5 stars. Definitely a must for all.
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    South Plainfield, New Jersey
    Jewish Ghetto Eating Tour
    Great tour, great food! Tour guide was very nice and very knowledgeable. The food at each one of the restaurants we stopped at was amazing!
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    Dan L
    St. Albert, Canada
    Great walking tour
    Our guide was very knowledgeable and engaging., sharing many insights about the history and local sites.
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    Atlanta, Georgia
    Spectacular, Wonderful, Awesome
    This tour was awesome. We tasted great food while touring through Rome. The guide picked the best places to go to, quality places. Looooved tasting the truffles! Loved the historical facts we learned along the way and standing right where Julius Caesar stood.
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    Indialantic, Florida
    Great tour tons of food!
    Georgia was informative and funny! Be prepared to walk and EAT-you’ll get a great taste of Rome while seeing the sites. Would take this tour again😃
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    Jelani F
    Lovely Day
    Roxanne met us at the entry to the Pompeii site and was ready to show us around. She gave us little tidbits of history helped us to feel immersed in the site. As Pompeii is a massive archeological space with too much to see in a year, let alone a single morning, Roxanne brought us to areas to give us the flavor of Pompeii. While showing us around she avoided the most crowded areas, while still getting us to the best. Definitely worth the money.
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    Brooklyn, New York
    100% well worth it for the money & Experience of Rome
    First off, this experience was well worth it for the $$ per person. We arrive the first day of Rome and did this food tour in the evening. Got to experience all different types of food, walk through the neighborhoods. The tour guy was very informative with the neighborhood and answered any questions you had for him. This is a sample tour, you do not get a full meal, you get to sample all tasting which is fulling. I would recommend this tour. I also ask that you TIP your guide. They appreciate it very much and they do work hard to make sure that we enjoy the tour.
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    Bruce H
    Great tour for kids and family
    Alex was fun and very knowledgeable. My 6-year-old daughter loved the tour and had so much fun with her new friends whilst learning new things about the Colosseum.
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    Great food interesting information
    Would recommend. Food was lovely and the guide provided entertaining and interesting information. Tour takes you to places you might otherwise not visit.
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