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Best of Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel St. Peter's and the Dome

Don’t waste your valuable time waiting on lines to see the Vatican. Your guide will meet you outside the Vatican Museums and will escort you straight to the luxurious exhibitions. You’ll see the Gallery of Maps, the Gallery of Tapestries, and the Pinecone Courtyard. The Vatican Museum’s highlights include the stunning works of Raphael and Michelangelo that were collected by various Popes throughout the centuries.

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  • What's included :
    • skip the line ticket
    • private guide
    • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
    • Entry/Admission - Cortile della Pigna
    • Entry/Admission - Stanze di Raffaello
    • Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel
    • Entry/Admission - Cupola di San Pietro
    • Entry/Admission - St. Peter's Basilica
    • Entry/Admission - St. Peter's Square
    What's excluded :
    • Private transportation
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

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

    Start your Vatican tour right away with your skip-the-line tickets. You’ll meet your guide just outside the Vatican Museums,and be escorted straight in to the breathtaking exhibits.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Cortile della Pigna, Vatican City Italy

    Your first stop is the Gallery of Maps, the Gallery of Tapestries, and the Pinecone Courtyard.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Stanze di Raffaello, Viale Vaticano, Vatican City Italy

    Next you’ll see highlights of the impressive collections of the Vatican Museums, including the stunning works of Raphael and Michelangelo, collected by various Popes throughout the centuries.

    Duration: 1 hour

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

    Next, you’ll enter the glorious Sistine Chapel, where you’ll see Michelangelo's famous frescoes "The Last Judgment," and "The Creation of Adam."

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Cupola di San Pietro, Piazza san Pietro, 00120 Vatican City Italy

    The Dome of St. Peter's Basilica is best seen from an up-close perspective. A short lift ride will take you to the main level inside the vault. From here, you’ll have a fantastic view of the staggering mosaics and stunning elaborate embellishments. This view affords the best perspective to appreciate the artisans’ skills and techniques used to create such intricate work.

    Climb up the 281 steps to the highest point of the Dome for one of the best views of the entire city of Rome, and your guide will show you landmarks and points of interest from this birds-eye view.

    Duration: 30 minutes

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

    When you return to ground level, you’ll explore St. Peter’s Basilica, and you’ll see Michelangelo's famous Pietà, the only piece of work he ever signed. You’ll learn how Michelangelo was chosen over his peers for the distinct honor to paint St. Peter’s heavenly arch. Then, you’ll visit the underground ecclesiastical tomb, where many Popes have been buried over the centuries. You will also explore the various houses of prayer, and shrouded graves.

    Duration: 30 minutes

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

    The tour will end at St Peter's square.

    Duration: 30 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Viale Vaticano, Roma RM, Italy
    Departure Time :
    8:30 AM
    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
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • 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.


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Organised by Bruno Tours

Activity ID: V-112791P16

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