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Test - Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica Private Tour

Test - Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica Private Tour

Category: Must Do
Food&Wine
Italian style

Price from: $250

Duration: 0.5 Hours (approx.)

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Enjoy a private tour at the stunning Vatican Museums with an expert, entertaining tour guide. Skip the line for fast-track entry to the world famous Vatican Museum complex.


TICKETS: We will provide your fast line tickets access to the sites, however if you do hold already a reservation please be in touch and we will reimburse you the cost of your tickets.

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3 Hours Private Tour.


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Summary
  • Approximately 0.5 hours
  • Layer 1 Kid-friendly tour
  • Partial access for wheelchairs
  • Private Tour
  • Suggested starting time
    08:00
    16:00
  • Not recommended Sunday and Wednesday
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  • St Peter's Basilica - St Peter's Square<
    Peter's Basilica - St Peter's Square
  • Pinacoteca | Raphael Rooms and Borgia Apartments | Crypt of Popes | St Peter's Dome | Castel S. Angelo | Gelato Class | Pizza Making | Handicraft Workshop<
    acoteca | Raphael Rooms and Borgia Apartments | Crypt of Popes | St Peter's Dome | Castel S. Angelo | Gelato Class | Pizza Making | Handicraft Workshop
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Raphael Rooms and Borgia Apartments

US$40

Visit Pope Julius II’s private apartments, frescoed by Raphael and enjoy masterpieces including Raphael’s most famous work, The School of Athens. You’ll then descend into the lower level apartments last used by the infamous Pope Alexander VI of the notorious Borgia family. Finally, you’ll enjoy modern art including pieces by Van Gogh, Rodin, Dali and many more.

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Pinacoteca - Picture Gallery

US$40

Take in the best of the Vatican’s painting collection with works from the 12th to the 19th century including Giotto, Perugino, Raphael, da Vinci, and Caravaggio. Highlights include Raphael’s Transfiguration and Leonardo da Vinci’s unfinished St. Jerome.

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Early Morning Access

US$115

Enter the Vatican Museums and see the Sistine Chapel before the general public! Those willing to get up early and arrive in time for early bird check-in will enjoy the Sistine Chapel without the usual crowds. After taking in Michelangelo’s masterpiece, you will enjoy all the highlights of the regular Vatican Museums tour. Early Bird Access instructions will be sent to you after your booking.

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Castel St. Angelo

US$140** Please note: Admission tickets are not included and will be charged separately.

As you exit St. Peter’s Square, your guide will lead you along a quiet street that follows ‘Il Passetto’, the passageway connecting the Vatican to Castel Sant’ Angelo, the Pope’s fortress. You can opt to visit the castle for breathtaking views of the city or cross over Bernini’s famous bridge of angels for scenic views of the river. A beautiful addition to the Vatican Tour, Castel Sant' Angelo is a great bookend to your day.

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Pantheon

US$70

The Pantheon, this 2nd century tribute to All Gods and famed engineering marvel, has intrigued for ages - let your personal guide bring you back to the days of the emperors and gods when you visit this one-of-a-kind monument.

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Trastevere

US$70

Lose yourself in Trastevere’s charming streets and lively piazzas. You’ll immediately see why this unique neighborhood is a favorite for visitors and locals alike. You'll find many bars and restaurants nestled in the curving alleys - a great place to end your day of tours and have a bite to eat! An extra fee will apply if transportation is requested.

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Catacombs

US$140** Please note: Admission tickets are not included and will be purchased on site.

The quiet tunnels will come to life as your guide tells you the stories and legends of early Christianity during the days of Roman persecution. The catacombs were the underground burial places of the early Christian and Jewish communities. You will discover the secrets of Christianity's earliest proponents who helped Christianity survive during the persecution from Rome's pagan emperors. An extra fee will apply if transportation is requested.

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Famous Piazzas & Fountains

US$70

Don't miss Bernini’s Triton Fountain in Piazza Barberini or Rome’s twin church domes in Piazza del Popolo. You can opt to go up the Pincio hill for one of the best views in the city. Or maybe you want to see the famed Piazza Navona? You will get plenty of ideas of where to eat and shop as you walk through these famous neighborhoods with your expert guide. An extra fee will apply if transportation is requested.

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Extra Hour

US$80

Give yourself the freedom to take it easy- add an extra hour to your tour. With a private guide, you set the pace! If you prefer to spend some extra time to learn more, see more, take more photos, or if you have a large group, adding an extra hour ensures a leisurely tour without rushing to fit everything you want to see into the normal 3 hours.

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Create your own Tour - Make it a Full Day

US$210

Book your tour and create your personal walking experience by making it a full day, adding 3 extra hours! You can tell us in advance your favorite sites to visit or your personal guide will make suggestions based on your interests and energy level - you set the pace and see what you want to see. Please make a note on your booking if you have specific requests so we can ensure that reservations are made when needed. An extra fee will apply if transportation is requested.

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Handicraft Workshop - Be an Artist for a Day

US$120** Please note: Experience is intended for up to 6 people. For bigger groups please send us an email.

In the picturesque atmosphere of Via dei Coronari, street of the antiques, you will take part in the workshop of an Italian artist. This activity is fun for the whole family!. You will learn how to make a fresco or a mosaic. Choose a subject, prepare the surface with the plaster, the drawing, and you will use your brush to give life to the images; or make your own mosaic with a natural glue (water and flour) and fasten the marble or the glass pieces (tesserae) on a wooden support, creating your small masterpiece. Take home your creation to make your Roman holidays even more memorable!

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St.Peter's Dome

US$70** Please note: Admission tickets will be charged separately - 7 Euros for elevator, 5 Euros for stairs.

Climb the most famous Dome in the world designed by Michelangelo and learn its secrets! You can take 320 steps to reach the roof level or you can take the elevator. If you feel you have some energy left you can keep take more steps to reach the dome for an astonishing view of the eternal city.

These optional extras can be selected during check-out.
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    Additional Information
    SKIP THE LINE entrance (26.00 Euro per person for adults and 18.00 Euro per person for children aged 6-18) will be reserved for you, payable on the day of the tour. If you prefer to use your own tickets or passes, let us know at least 48 hours before your scheduled tour.
    The Vatican Museum requires groups of 6 or more to rent headsets for 3€ per person, payable at the door.
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