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Best of The Vatican Skip the line Tour of Sistine Chapel and St Peters Basilica

This brilliant half-day tour encompasses the most popular attractions of the Vatican City, including the collection of Ancient Roman and Greek statues, Raphael’s Rooms, the Galleries of Tapestries and Maps, the Sistine Chapel, Saint Peter’s Basilica and Square and much more! You’ll be accompanied by an expert guide and, with pre-booked tickets you’ll be able to avoid the lengthy queues and begin exploring the artistic and architectural wonders of the Vatican.

per adult from

$246

AUD

Duration

3 hours

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  • What's included :
    • local guide
    • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
    • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
    • Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel
    • Entry/Admission - St. Peter's Basilica
    • Entry/Admission - St. Peter's Square
    What's excluded :
    • This is a typical itinerary for this product

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

      This Vatican tour includes the most famous and admired masterpieces of art and architecture that make this such an amazing place. You’ll be met by your guide at the entrance to the Museums and, with pre-booked tickets, you’ll skip the queues, ready to start the tour. There is an opportunity to leave your belongings in the cloakroom and take a comfort break before the tour begins.

      The tour begins with the collection of ancient Roman and Greek sculptures unearthed from excavations across Rome - when Central Italy was under papal control the Vatican had the rights to all such discoveries. Your guide will show you the most significant of these, including the Belvedere Apollo, the Torso, the busts of Claudius and Hadrian and the sarcophagi of Helen and Constance, the mother and daughter of Emperor Constantine.

      The tour will then move on to the Room of Animals and the Gallery of Candelabra where you can see (and walk on) rare Roman mosaics and admire the magnificent statues of Diana of Ephesus, the Muses and a multitude of Greek philosophers.

      Next, you’ll see the Gallery of Tapestries, the Sobieski Hall and Raphael’s Rooms. Formerly the private apartments of Pope Julius II, Raphael’s Rooms were decorated by Raphael and his apprentices, and house two of his most famous masterpieces, the Parnassus and The School of Athens.



      Duration: 1 hour

      Stop At: Sistine Chapel, Viale Vaticano, 00165 Vatican City Italy

      No tour of the Vatican would be complete without a visit to the famous Sistine Chapel, the Italy’s most popular attraction. You’ll hear from your guide about Michelangelo’s frescoes - The Last Judgment, the Creation of Adam and the Genesis - as well as information on the Stories of Moses and Jesus painted by Botticelli, Perugino and other Renaissance masters. The chapel is still used today for papal elections – known as Conclave.


      Duration: 1 hour

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

      The tour ends with a visit to the world’s most important Catholic Church - Saint Peter’s Basilica. Here you’ll have chance to admire Michelangelo’s masterpiece, La Pietà, as well view the tombs of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II.


      Duration: 30 minutes

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

      This brilliant half-day tour encompasses the most popular attractions of the Vatican City, including the collection of Ancient Roman and Greek statues, Raphael’s Rooms, the Galleries of Tapestries and Maps, the Sistine Chapel, Saint Peter’s Basilica and Square and much more! You’ll be accompanied by an expert guide and, with pre-booked tickets you’ll be able to avoid the lengthy queues and begin exploring the artistic and architectural wonders of the Vatican.


      Duration: 30 minutes

    • Departure Point :
      Viale Vaticano, Roma RM, Italy
      Return Detail :
      Saint Peter's Square, Piazza San Pietro, Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
      Hotel Pickup :
      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Near public transportation
      • Most travelers can participate
      • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
      • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
      • Face masks required for guides in public areas
      • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
      • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
      • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
    • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    Language

    English - Guide

    Age Req.

    -

    Fitness Req.

    None

    Group Size

    15

    Organised by Ostia Tours

    Activity ID: V-108887P8

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