Vatican Museums Classic

Wonders of Vatican Collections: Main Galleries, Sistine Chapel and St.Peter's Basilica through a shortcut

Focus

  • Art
  • Religion

What makes this tour Special

If you are not a morning person you can take advantage of the mid-morning or afternoon schedule

Visit the Museums Galleries, Belvedere Courtyard, Sistine Chapel and Saint Peters' Basilica and get a complete overview of the large collections of the Vatican State

Learn the fascinating stories of archeologists, artists, curators and Popes who took care of the collection during the centuries

What to Expect

PRIVATE TOUR

Enjoy your tour with your own private tour expert at your party's disposal only

DURATION

3 hours

START TIME

09:30 - 14:00

PICK UP

Meet&Greet at your hotel/accomodation. Private Driver included throughout the tour

NOT AVAILABLE

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

KID FRIENDLY

This tour is suitable for kids of all ages

ENTRANCE TICKETS

Entrance tickets are included! Enjoy your tour!

What's Included
  • Blue badge certified private tour guide
  • Skip the line access to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
  • Fast Entrance to St. Peter's Basilica
  • Meet & greet your private guide at your hotel or accommodation
  • One Way Transfer from your hotel/accommodation to the tour site
Not Included/ Optional Extras
  • Drop off back to your hotel after the tour (available upon request

Sites you’ll visit

  • Vatican Museums
  • Sistine Chapel
  • St. Peter's Basilica
  • Famous throughout the world, the multiple galleries and rooms can take days to visit although only just over a third of the art that Popes throughout the centuries have collected is on show to the public. The museums house an immense collection that includes some of the most important masterpieces of Renaissance art in the world along with some of the most precious Ancient Rome and Egyptian statues.
  • Definitely the most known work of art of all time, the frescoes by Michelangelo are considered the finest work of art ever created by Man. The iconic narration of the vault dedicaded to the Holy Creation and the Bible is a pendant of the huge wall scene (60 feet tall) just behind the altar: the “Last Judgment” with its 391 figures. The side walls welcomed Michelangelo’s creation with pre-existing stories of the Life of Jesus and Moses by Botticelli and the Renaissance masters. Despite the religious dedication, the meaning of the Sistine Chapel trascends the time and space of the Church and reveals its universal meaning for mankind.
  • The largest Basilica in the world is also home to worldwide masterpieces like the famous Pietà by Michelangelo! it even houses an underground crypt for Popes, of which can be visited. The Basilica has a big influence from Michelangelo and you can see his art work throughout. The Basilica was originally built above the tomb of the Prince of the Apostles, where the Pope visits every Christmas or Easter Time.

Tour description

Enjoy a private tour at the stunning Vatican Museums with an expert, entertaining and knowledgeable private guide through a maze of artwork and interesting stories and anecdotes.

Skip the line for fast-track entry to the world famous Vatican Museums complex, made up of galleries with an impressive number of artwork and masterpieces. During your visit you will have the chance to see one of the wolrd's finest collections of sculptures, carvings, frescoes and paintings. Your expert tour guide will be your story-teller, focusing your attention on the most important masterpieces and making this experience easy and unforgettable.

Stroll through the most interesting rooms such as the Gallery of Tapestries and the Gallery of Maps. Be stunned by Michelangelo's masterpiece inside the Sistine Chapel.

At the end enter the beautiful St. Peter's Church, where the famous Baldachin by Bernini is. You will have also the opportunity to admire the incredible sculpture of "La Pietà" by Michelangelo.

Useful information

  • Not available on Sunday.
  • Not suggested on Wednesday morning due to the Papal Audience.
  • Even with your ‘Skip the Line’ ticket you are NOT exempt from the line (queue) for the Security Check. As you enter in the Museums all visitors and their bags have to be screened under metal detectors and to be checked by the Vatican guards.
  • It is not possible to bring large bags or backpacks, as well as bulky bags, big umbrellas and selfie-sticks. All weapons, hazardous or flammable objects are strictly forbidden.
  • Food and beverages are permitted but must be checked.
  • Appropriate clothing is recommended, especially in high season when visiting some important holy sites, such as Basilicas and Churches. Shoulders and knees have to be covered (Sistine Chapel included).

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