115
Price p.p. in private group of 8 participants - less than a minute for your estimate, by filling out the form below

Private Tour
Tour Type
3 h
Duration
Included
Transfer
your group size
Number of Participants

This Tour includes an exclusive access to the Vatican Museums, Rome’s most iconic attraction, before the public opening! Your guide will whisk you through the Sistine Chapel, where you will have time to pay attention to the details of the sublime “Last Judgment” by Michelangelo Buonarroti and admire as well his “Pietà” inside St. Peter’s Basilica. At the end of the tour, you will not only understand the Vatican, but will have energy left for more of the Eternal City. 

 

TOUR INFORMATION

PICK UP TIME 7:30 AM
 INCLUDED Professional Certified Guide

Skip the Line Entrance Ticket

Pick up by our private car with chauffeur

 

 NOT INCLUDED Drop off
ADVICES AND USEFUL INFORMATION Skip the line service is always included, but we cannot avoid metal detector security checks. In order to make the process smoother, we suggest that you remove your belt, metal watch and keys and phone and money form the pockets. They may ask to check your bag.

Big backpacks, luggage, liquids and large umbrellas are not allowed. You can bring regular handbags and small backpacks inside the sites.

Remember to cover knees and shoulders before entering the Sistine Chapel and the Basilica.

It is permitted to take videos and photos without flash, tripods and selfie sticks. It is strictly forbidden to take photos and videos and use the mobile phone inside the Sistine Chapel.

On Wednesday morning and when special Papal ceremonies take place, the tour of the Basilica is not permitted because of the morning Papal audience

 

 

WHY EARLY ACCESS VATICAN MUSEUMS

 

You may feel overwhelmed to the idea of having to choose a path that includes the best of the museums. For this purpose we want our guests to be accompanied by well-prepared and competent guides.

You will only have to wait for our driver in your hotel lobby at the agreed time. We will be thinking of all of us because it is an experience not to be forgotten

The other agencies leap the Pinacoteca … a real shame! The paintings of this collection have made the history of art. Read in the section “DETAILS of which artists we are talking about

Our guide, in addition to ensuring your service jumps in the priority entry row, will contact the driver to wait for you at the exact location of your arrival

TOUR SCHEDULE

1

Appointment at your hotel

The package includes pick you up from your hotel at the agreed time. Our private driver will bring you to the meeting with our guide who will assure your skip the line service
2

Vatican museums

You will first enter the Museums of the Vatican that, despite being one of the smallest countries in the world, houses a complex of museums, whose value is hard to quantify. After admiring the Belvedere and the Pigna (pinecone) Courtyard, you will appreciate the Picture Gallery that houses an amazing collection that includes Giotto, Perugino, Leonardo, Caravaggio, Dali… impossible to describe in a few lines. Follow your guide to the main exhibitions. She will focus on Greek and Roman originals, various Pope’s apartments painted by Masters like Raphael and Pinturicchio and the famous galleries of Tapestries, Candelabra and Maps.
3

Sistine Chapel

The next part of the tour is the not-to-be-missed attraction, the Sistine Chapel, with its incredible ceiling by Michelangelo and his supreme masterpiece, the Last Judgment. Many other scenes are painted by the best Italian artists, such as Perugino, Botticelli, Ghirlandaio and other masters. It will be surprisingly exciting standing in the centre of such beauty
4

St. Peter’s Basilica

From the Sistine you will enter directly inside St. Peter’s Basilica, the world symbol of Christianity, famous for numerous Bernini’ s masterpieces and where you will admire the marvellous Pietà, created by Michelangelo Buonarroti at the age of 25. Admiring the numerous Renaissance and Baroque statues and paintings, note how this Basilica is so perfectly conceived: it belies its real size until you realize how small the people at the far end seem to be. The tour will end with the embrace of Bernini’s curved immense colonnades of St. Peter’s Square , and the view of the Pope’s Balcony.

 

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