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Private Vatican Full Day Tour
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On this Skip the Lines tour of the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel, you’ll have your very own local art historian and expert Vatican guide to make sure you don’t miss a thing.
Covering masterpieces of Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque art and the important sculptures of ancient Rome. Helping you to make sense of the sheer volume of paintings, mosaics, statues and artefacts in these expansive rooms, your tour guide will explain each item’s place in the rich tapestry of Vatican City history.
Not only are they beautiful to look at, each masterpiece has its own story to tell – your Vatican tour guide will tell you the story behind the paintings, the meanings behind them and why they’re so renowned across the globe.
Availability: Monday to Saturday •
Group Size: Intimate Group Tour: 2-6 People Private Tour: Up to 10 people •
Duration: 6 Hours
Intimate Group Tour
Skip-the-lines access to the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica
For visitors who want a deeper insight into the Vatican City, this in-depth tour of the Vatican gives you an an informative and entertaining look at the world’s most fascinating array of historical treasures
Come face to face with the masterpieces of Michelangelo, Raphael and more of the greatest artists of the Renaissance
Enjoy a unique culinary experience by having lunch in the Pinecourt Garden of the Vatican Museum (optional)
See additional galleries not included in most Vatican Museums tours, including the Pinacoteca and the Raphael Rooms
Experience the wonder of standing in the Sistine Chapel beneath Michelangelo’s ceiling and facing his “Last Supper” fresco
Gain an in-depth insight into St Peter's Square and Basilica, with the fascinating history of its design and construction explained by your local expert guide
Go beneath the Basilica floor, and see the tombs of the former Popes who have been interred there, including that of His Holiness John Paul II
Climb the dome to breathe in the spectacular views from the highest point in the city
Choose to sit out the full dome climb, and take the elevator to the base of the dome, from where you can enjoy panoramic views of St Peter’s Basilica and an incredible overview inside the Basilica
Be moved by Michelangelo’s “Pietà” in St Peter’s Basilica
See the funerary monument to several popes who have been buried within the Basilica, including the astounding monument by Bernini to his patron, Pope Alexander VII
See Bernini’s “Baldacchino” below Michelangelo’s great dome, and learn of its symbolic connection to the Pantheon
Learn key facts about the history of St Peter’s Basilica, including its symbolic design and the history of its construction
Intimate Group Tour
Adult: €225Child: €175 (5-17 on the day of the tour)Infant: Free (0-4 on the day of the tour)
Benefits of booking an Intimate Group Tour
Meet other like-minded travellers and make new friends on tour!
Ask questions and interact with your guide and fellow tourists
Great value tour - enjoy the same quality experience as a completely private tour without the price tag
With only 6 people on a tour, you can enjoy moving along at the perfect pace, without the risk of losing your guide!
High quality headsets are provided so you do not need to stand close to your guide
Easy to find meeting points all located close to metro stations and taxi ranks