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Skip-the-line Tour of the Vatican Sistine Chapel St Peter Basilica & Popes Tombs

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

    Visit the Vatican with special insight into the Sistine Chapel, the Rooms of Raphael, the Basilica of Saint Peter. Meeting at the historical centers, you will be able to skip the long queues and have a chance to drop off items, umbrellas large bags in lockers before the tour begins.

    The tour will begin by visiting the Ancient Greek and Roman craftsmanship, recovered from old days when the Popes used to be the leaders of Central Italy. The learned guide will highlight the Belvedere Apollo, the Torso, the Busts of Claudius and Hadrian and the Sarcophagi of Helen and Constance, the mother and girl of Emperor Constantine. Continuing into the Room of Animals and the Gallery of Candelabra, then venturing through Roman mosaics. Your guide will point out the statues of Diana of Euphesus, the Muses and the celebrated greek scholars. Following on to the rooms holding Tapestries, the Sobieski Hall and the famous Rooms of Raphael. These rooms were painted by Raphael and his pupils for the Pope Julius II. Marvel at the hues and detailed imagery of the School of Athens and the Parnassus. 

    Getting on to the Sistine Chapel, the most famed room in Italy. You will see Michelangelo's frescoes particularly the Last Judgement, the Creation of Adam and the Genesis. Along with more subtle elements from the Stories of Moses and Jesus painted by Botticelli, Perugino and other Renaissance experts. Your guide will recount stories and insiders facts about the scenes adorning the walls. 

    The final destination of the tour is Saint Peter's Basilica, as the most stupendous Church in the world. Again featuring Michelangelo's perfected works of Pieta. See the tombs of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II. Admire the custom engineered and designed images that decorate the congregation area. One outside your guide will point out the gallery where the smoke turns out, and highlight the genius of design in Bernini's square.

    Duration: 3 hours

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

    Visit the Vatican with special insight into the Sistine Chapel, the Rooms of Raphael, the Basilica of Saint Peter. Meeting at the historical centers, you will be able to skip the long queues and have a chance to drop off items, umbrellas large bags in lockers before the tour begins.

    The tour will begin by visiting the Ancient Greek and Roman craftsmanship, recovered from old days when the Popes used to be the leaders of Central Italy. The learned guide will highlight the Belvedere Apollo, the Torso, the Busts of Claudius and Hadrian and the Sarcophagi of Helen and Constance, the mother and girl of Emperor Constantine. Continuing into the Room of Animals and the Gallery of Candelabra, then venturing through Roman mosaics. Your guide will point out the statues of Diana of Euphesus, the Muses and the celebrated greek scholars. Following on to the rooms holding Tapestries, the Sobieski Hall and the famous Rooms of Raphael. These rooms were painted by Raphael and his pupils for the Pope Julius II. Marvel at the hues and detailed imagery of the School of Athens and the Parnassus. 

    Getting on to the Sistine Chapel, the most famed room in Italy. You will see Michelangelo's frescoes particularly the Last Judgement, the Creation of Adam and the Genesis. Along with more subtle elements from the Stories of Moses and Jesus painted by Botticelli, Perugino and other Renaissance experts. Your guide will recount stories and insiders facts about the scenes adorning the walls. 

    The final destination of the tour is Saint Peter's Basilica, as the most stupendous Church in the world. Again featuring Michelangelo's perfected works of Pieta. See the tombs of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II. Admire the custom engineered and designed images that decorate the congregation area. One outside your guide will point out the gallery where the smoke turns out, and highlight the genius of design in Bernini's square.

    Duration: 1 hour

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

    Visit the Vatican with special insight into the Sistine Chapel, the Rooms of Raphael, the Basilica of Saint Peter. Meeting at the historical centers, you will be able to skip the long queues and have a chance to drop off items, umbrellas large bags in lockers before the tour begins.

    The tour will begin by visiting the Ancient Greek and Roman craftsmanship, recovered from old days when the Popes used to be the leaders of Central Italy. The learned guide will highlight the Belvedere Apollo, the Torso, the Busts of Claudius and Hadrian and the Sarcophagi of Helen and Constance, the mother and girl of Emperor Constantine. Continuing into the Room of Animals and the Gallery of Candelabra, then venturing through Roman mosaics. Your guide will point out the statues of Diana of Euphesus, the Muses and the celebrated greek scholars. Following on to the rooms holding Tapestries, the Sobieski Hall and the famous Rooms of Raphael. These rooms were painted by Raphael and his pupils for the Pope Julius II. Marvel at the hues and detailed imagery of the School of Athens and the Parnassus. 

    Getting on to the Sistine Chapel, the most famed room in Italy. You will see Michelangelo's frescoes particularly the Last Judgement, the Creation of Adam and the Genesis. Along with more subtle elements from the Stories of Moses and Jesus painted by Botticelli, Perugino and other Renaissance experts. Your guide will recount stories and insiders facts about the scenes adorning the walls. 

    The final destination of the tour is Saint Peter's Basilica, as the most stupendous Church in the world. Again featuring Michelangelo's perfected works of Pieta. See the tombs of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II. Admire the custom engineered and designed images that decorate the congregation area. One outside your guide will point out the gallery where the smoke turns out, and highlight the genius of design in Bernini's square.

    Duration: 1 hour
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    Departure Point
    Viale Vaticano, Roma RM, Italy
    Duration
    3h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Local taxes
    • Local 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
    Exclusions
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Gratuities
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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
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • READ CAREFULLY: 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 you 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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    This tour really opened my eyes to a beautiful country and the experiences it offers. Learned alot about the history.
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    Booked this tour online with GetYourGuide. Correspondence with the company was A1 The meeting location was pretty clear and easy to find. To start off the tour it took a little of time, 45 minutes late. Once we got in line, we had the Skip the Line pass. I think that the money
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    The Vatican is a small sovereign nation but a large, chaotic mess if you have never been there before. I am so thankful that I booked a guided, English-speaking tour ahead of time. The Vatican packs the paying visitors in but the doorways and entrance ways don't care: every
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    I cannot say enough how Santos and his son @Explore Italy Tours treated our family expect that it seemed we were part of their family! Every detail PERFECT!!!
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    Booked on line via Viator after a friends recommendation.Very organised tour very knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide. Plenty of time to take photos. Fantastic and moving experience in the Sistine Chapel as a priest called for silence and led us in prayer. The artwork was
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