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Fast Access Vatican Sistine Chapel & St Peter Basilica German Guided Tour

Join this visit to see the highlights of the Vatican: Raphael’s Rooms; the Gallery of Maps; the Gallery of Tapestries; the Basilica of Saint Peter; collections of Ancient Roman and Greek statues and of course the famous Sistine Chapel with Michelangelo frescos.

Avoid big groups and enjoy a skip the line semi-private tour for 10 people maximum, this is a wonderful, comprehensive half-day tour with a top-rated and very knowledgeable guide.

per adult from

$145

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

      Your tour starts at the entrance to the Vatican Museums where you meet your guide and with skip-the-line entry bypass the waiting crowds, leave your belongings in the Vatican cloakrooms, make use of the free and very clean toilet facilities and follow your guide on a journey of discovery! The first ports of call on the tour are the rooms where you can see Ancient Greek and Roman art.  When the Popes ruled Central Italy these artworks were collected from various excavation sites in the city of Rome and brought to the Vatican.  Your guide will point out the most notable of these masterpieces including the Belvedere Apollo, the Torso, busts of Claudius and Hadrian and the sarcophagi of Helen and Constance, the mother and daughter of the Emperor Constantine.  The tour continues with visits to the Room of Animals and the Gallery of Candelabra.  Here you see some marvelous mosaics and more superb statues; Diana of Ephesus; the Muses and a number of famous Greek philosophers.   A short walk takes you to the Gallery of Tapestries, the Sobieski Rooms and the Rooms of Raphael.  The latter were painted for Pope Julius II by Raphael and his disciples.  The magnificent colors and symbolism of the Parnassus and the School of Athens will astound you! 

      Duration: 1 hour

      Stop At: Sistine Chapel, 00120, Vatican City

      We then reach the famous Sistine Chapel, the most visited site in the whole of Italy and known throughout the world as the place where new Popes are elected. Talking is prohibited in the Chapel so your guide will explain about the wonders you will see once inside and also tell you some interesting facts and anecdotes about this magical place. See Michelangelo’s frescoed ceiling depicting the Last Judgment, the Creation of Adam and the Genesis and the Stories of Moses and Jesus painted on the Chapel walls by Botticelli, Perugino and other famous Renaissance artists.

      Then it is into Saint Peter’s Basilica, the most important Roman Catholic Church in the world.  Here you will see another of Michelangelo’s masterpieces, the Pieta.  You will go to the crypt and see the tombs of past Popes, including those of Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II. 

      You will also learn something of the architecture of this magnificent edifice and the symbols and rituals that make this church so special. Your guide will bid you a farewell in Saint Peter’s Square but not before telling you some of the secrets and curious facts about Bernini’s famous square.  You will also see the balcony where the crowds await the white smoke signifying the election of a new Pope.  What a marvelous end to this wonderful Vatican tour! 

      Duration: 1 hour

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

      Then it is into Saint Peter’s Basilica, the most important Roman Catholic Church in the world.  Here you will see another of Michelangelo’s masterpieces, the Pieta.  You will go to the crypt and see the tombs of past Popes, including those of Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II. 

      You will also learn something of the architecture of this magnificent edifice and the symbols and rituals that make this church so special. 

      Duration: 1 hour

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

      Your guide will bid you a farewell in Saint Peter’s Square but not before telling you some of the secrets and curious facts about Bernini’s famous square.  You will also see the balcony where the crowds await the white smoke signifying the election of a new Pope.  What a marvelous end to this wonderful Vatican tour! 

      Duration: 1 hour

    • 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
      • Stroller accessible
      • Near public transportation
      • Infant seats available
      • Most travelers can participate
      • 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
      • Some areas of the Vatican may be closed without prior notice, particularly the Sistine Chapel and/or St. Peter's Basilica. In the event of a last-minute closure, the local operator will not refund nor reschedule the tour; instead, your guide will provide an alternative, moving the tour inside the Vatican museums.
      • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
      • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
      • Face masks required for guides in public areas
      • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
      • 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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    Age Req.

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    Fitness Req.

    None

    Group Size

    10

    Organised by Tours of the Vatican with Francesco & his team

    Activity ID: V-101939P15

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