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Hotel Pickup Fast Access Private Vatican Sistine Chapel & St Peter Basilica Tour

Be picked up at your hotel and enjoy the visit of some of the world’s most significant works of art and hear something of the history and stories surrounding the magnificent locations where they are housed.  With a local and very knowledgeable guide you visit the Vatican Museums with its Galleries, the Raphael Rooms , the amazing Sistine Chapel, Saint Peter’s Basilica, and other famous sites. 

With skip-the-line entry there is no time waste. Enjoy this superb private 3-hour Vatican tour.

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3 hours


Hotel pickup available


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  • What's included :
    • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
    • Private tour
    • Hotel pickup (selected hotels only)
    • All activities
    • Local guide
    • Professional art historian guide
    • Local taxes
    • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
    • Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel
    • Entry/Admission - Porta Santa
    • Entry/Admission - St. Peter's Basilica
    • Entry/Admission - La Pieta
    • Entry/Admission - St. Peter's Square
    • Guaranteed to skip the lines
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel drop-off
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

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

    Meet the guide at your hotel and ready to start this unforgettable experience. As this is a private tour you can enter some of the rooms not on the larger group itineraries and also go at your own pace, taking time to peruse those things that interest you the most. Begin in the Belvedere Courtyard and proceed to the Pio-Clementino Museum with its marvelous collection of ancient Roman and Greek Statues.

    Then it is on to the Galleries of Tapestries and Geographic Maps; the latter houses the greatest and most noteworthy display of Renaissance Maps anywhere in the world.

    The Sobiesky Room is where the Vatican’s largest canvas painting is displayed. Your guide will tell you about this artwork as well as the wonderful frescoes in the Immaculate Conception Rooms. The tour continues into Raphael’s Rooms, painted for Pope Julius II and where you can see the Parnassus and the School of Athens, considered to be amongst his greatest masterpieces.

    Duration: 30 minutes

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

    Prior to entering the Sistine Chapel (talking inside is strictly forbidden) your guide will tell you about the frescoes by Michelangelo, Botticelli and other famous artists as well a recounting some of the history and interesting facts and anecdotes about the chapel – known throughout the world as the place where the conclave is held to select a new Pope.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Porta Santa, Via Boccea, 691B, Vatican City Italy

    is traditionally an entrance portal located within the Papal major basilicas in Rome. The doors are normally sealed by mortar and cement from the inside so that they cannot be opened. They are ceremoniously opened during Jubilee years designated by the Pope, for pilgrims who enter through those doors may piously gain the plenary indulgences attached with the Jubilee year celebrations.

    Duration: 30 minutes

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

    The tour ends with a visit to Saint Peter’s Basilica and Square.
    Is a church built in the Renaissance style located in Vatican City, the papal enclave which is within the city of Rome.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: La Pieta, Chapel of the Pieta Basilica Di San Pietro, Vatican City Italy

    In the Basilica you will see Michelangelo’s Pieta and Bernini’s Baldacchino as well as magnificent monuments to various Popes and Saints.

    Duration: 30 minutes

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

    is a large plaza located directly in front of St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican City, the papal enclave inside Rome, directly west of the neighbourhood or rione of Borgo. Both the square and the basilica are named after Saint Peter, an apostle of Jesus considered by Catholics to be the first Pope.In the square you can look upon the Pope’s Palace and see the Vatican’s Swiss Guard.

    Duration: 30 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    please confirm us your hotel address, if it is central we will pick you up.
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • 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
    • Stroller 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
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • 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.


English - Guide

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Fitness Req.


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Organised by Tours of the Vatican with Francesco & his team

Activity ID: V-101939P2

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