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Ultimate Vatican Experience: Sistine Chapel and Necropolis Scavi Tour

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    What to Expect
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    Stop At: Vatican Museums, Viale Vaticano, 00120 Vatican City Italy

    With our Prime Tour, we get you inside the Museums before the regular Early Morning crowds, bypassing those already waiting in line for the Vatican doors to open - You'll really feel like the Popes Special Guest as you stroll right past everyone who has a Standard Early Morning Vatican Tour.

    Watch the Vatican Museum Galleries slowly come to life before their day starts.

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Pass By: Cortile della Pigna, Vatican City Italy

    The Courtyard of the “Pigna”, created from the 16th century area of the “Belvedere”

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

    The Sistine Chapel takes its name from Pope Sixtus IV della Rovere (pontiff from 1471 to 1484) who had the old Cappella Magna restored between 1477 and 1480. It is known throughout the world both for being the place where the conclave and other official ceremonies of the Pope are held (in the past also some papal coronations), and for being decorated with one of the most famous and celebrated works of art of artistic civilization the frescoes by Michelangelo.

    Duration: 30 minutes

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

    Enjoy the breathtaking Saint Peter's Basilica, shrine of Christianity and Art. You will marvel at the Priceless Pietà, by Michelangelo, and stop by the venerable tomb of Saint John Paul II & Pope Karol Wojtyla.

    The Pietà (1498–1499) is a work of Renaissance sculpture by Michelangelo Buonarroti, housed in St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: St. Peter's Square (Piazza San Pietro), Vatican City Italy

    This monumental elliptical space, enclosed by 284 Doric columns four rows deep (196m wide and 148m long), is the masterpiece of Gian Lorenzo Bernini, who laid it out during the pontificates of Alexander VII and of Clement IX.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Pass By: Eyes of Rome, Via Germanico 101, 00192 Rome Italy

    Private Tours, Via Germanico 101
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Province of Rome, Province of Rome, Lazio

    Traveler pickup is offered
    Centrally located hotels in Rome (within Aurelian Walls)
    3h 30m
    Return Details
    Saint Peter's Square, Forum Sancti Petri, Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
    • Private walking tour (Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel)
    • Professional Licensed Tour Guide
    • Hotel pickup via Uber/Taxi (Centrally located only - within Aurelian Walls)
    • Special Access to the Scavi (Underground) as part of a small group (15 pax maximum) led by a Vatican expert guide
    • Sistine Chapel
    • St. Peter's Basilica with direct access
    • Skip-the-line tickets with special PRIME access
    • Special access to the SCAVI
    • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
    • Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel
    • Entry/Admission - St. Peter's Basilica
    • Food and drinks
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • 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
    • A moderate amount of walking is involved - comfortable shoes are recommended
    • Please advise if anyone in your group has mobility issues
    • Minimum age is 16 years
    • During the visit of the underground burial visitors may be affected by the altered environmental conditions of temperature and humidity. Those who have special physical problems, subject to increase under these conditions, including claustrophobia, are advised not to access the visit.
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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    We wer very fortunate to have the services of Barbara De Rosa on our private tour. She was very knowledgeable and explained the various sites in detail. Her English was perfect so we could understand what she was explaining and her sense of humor kept us laughing and interested
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    Response from EyesofRomeTeam, Tour Guide at Ultimate Vatican Experience: Sistine Chapel and Necropolis Scavi Tour
    Responded 3 weeks ago
    Grazie for such a positive review, it was great to spend time together! The itinerary at the Vatican Museums is a truly extensive one, as in order to access the Sistine Chapel you have to walk through the Museums Galleries and there is so much to take in! Then the tour continues in Saint Peter's Basilica which is the core of catholic Rome and therefore it hosts artpieces, relics and findings full of layered meanings. Making the tour fun other than just educational is the best way to fully enjoy your time! All is great in good company! Barbara
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    Key Details
    • Duration: 3h 30m
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Hotel Pickup
    • Languages Offered: English
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