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Private Guide: Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel tour

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    Stop At: Via Leone IV, 6, 00192 Roma RM, Italy

    You will meet your private tour guide at our office.

    Duration: 10 minutes

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

    You will meet your Private Guide in front of the Vatican Museum's entrance. You will go with Skip-The-Line tickets having a priority access into the Museum. 

    An expert English speaking guide will take you on a journey to The Vatican City home possibly the most famous tourist destination in the world. The Vatican museums attract with its ancient Roman and Greek statuary collections of the Renaissance popes, Muse's rooms,Circular room with Hercules, the Gallery of Maps and the rooms of Raphael, millions of fervent religious supporters and interested visitors each year. Join us to see the fantastic art, history and architecture housed within the walls of this beautiful city's 7 km of galleries, chapels and rooms, overlooking the Vatican Gardens. Start your adventure with the main part of the tour seeing all of the very best parts of the museums, like  explained in detail by your professional private guide. Then you will move on to the Sistine Chapel and see the breathtaking Last Judgement of Michelangelo, a project which changed the course of Western art and is regarded as one of the major artistic accomplishments of human civilization.


    Duration: 2 hours 15 minutes

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

    Continuing on through the St.Peter's Basilica, you will marvel at the masterpieces of Bernini's Canopy (the largest bronze object in the world) and at the awe-inspiring Pietà Michelangelo's masterpiece.

    During the Vatican City Private Tour you walk below the Basilica, through dimly-lit tunnels towards, our guide will indicate you the Vatican Grottoes, the resting place of many popes,  and you will also, individually have the chance to stop by the tomb of Pope John Paul II.

    Duration: 45 minutes
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    Departure Point
    Via Leone IV, 6, 00192 Roma RM, Italy
    Duration
    3h
    Return Details
    Saint Peter's Square, Forum Sancti Petri, Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
    Inclusions
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    • Vatican Museum Private tour
    • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
    • Official expert guide
    • Assitance on site and from our office near the Vatican
    • St. Peter's Basilica Private tour
    • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
    • Entry/Admission - St. Peter's Basilica
    • Guaranteed to skip the lines
    Exclusions
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
    • Transportation to/from attractions
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
    • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Your tickets will be held by the guide for collection on the day of the tour. You will be required to present this voucher. If you have purchased a discounted option you will be asked to show a photo ID in exchange for your tickets.
    • 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
    • Near public transportation
    • The tour reservations have strict timing. To join the tour you are required to be at the meeting point for check-in at least 15 minutes prior to your tour departure time. If you arrive late for the meeting time, it will not be possible to join the group or reschedule, unless you pay for the activity again. As per "No Show" rules you will not be entitled to a refund.
    • Pets are not allowed inside the venue
    • On Wednesday, due to the weekly Papal Audience, and on religious ceremony there is a possibility that St Peter's Basilica will be unavailable during which the access to St Peter's Basilica is closed.
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • We can’t be held responsible in case of sudden closure of the Saint Peter’s Basilica or any other room inside the Vatican Museums without notice, as this is a decision of the Vatican Administration itself and we have no control over it.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • 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 May 21, 2019

    I was only in Rome for a couple of days and wanted to see the famous sites, Vatican,coliseum etc. When I walked to those sites I was shocked and astounded by the thousands of people crowded armpit to armpit in line for blocks to get...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank Jamesm532
    Reviewed April 12, 2019 via mobile

    Thank you to Simona Matiu for a fantastic tour. Everything was explained in depth and we couldn't have asked for a better tour. Any questions were answered and Simona provided an excellent service. Highly recommended.

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank Ethan R
    ExploreItalyTours, Public Relations Manager at Explore Italy Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 15, 2019

    Thank you for your review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your Private Vatican and Sistine Chapel tour with us!

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