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Privileged entrances | 3 hours | Vatican Museum | Sistine Chapel | Saint Peter Basilica

Visit the famous Vatican Museums and their unique galleries. Your guide will reveal the mysteries behind some of the most famous artworks in the Sistine Chapel.

Vatican Museum Tours Highlights!

Sistine Chapel

Be astonished in front of this marvelous artwork.
Silently admire one of the most impressive rooms in the history of art.

Raphael Rooms

Step back in time and view Raphael’s frescos.

Expert Guide

Our guides are passionate and very experienced. They have deep knowledge of the Vatican and will be happy to share fascinating stories of art, religion, and politics.

Tour Details:

Duration : 3 hrs.
Tour Type: Private Guided Tour
Languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Italian (other languages are available on request)

A Great Experience with an Expert Professional Guide

This 3-hour tour is short, sharp and to the point. This is a highlight Vatican Museums tour which will not have you stopping at every art piece or every room, but the most important that has to be seen. Witness power, art, politics, and religion converge, and what makes Vatican City one of the most sought-after attractions in the world.
Our professional guides will take you on a journey of some of the finest art treasures in the world and explain fascinating facts about the treasures and their artists.
The tour length has been selected to make it an enjoyable experience as you can get the very best of this huge museum. Also, the Skip The Line privileged entrance means that you will be missing the long lines and we able to start your tour on a fresh note.
The tour has been specially curated so that the last stop is the Sistine Chapel. From here on, when available, you can walk to the St Peter’s Basilica through a passage reserved special for guides.

Raphael Rooms

View the beautiful frescos painted by the young Raphael which were for a suite of apartments for Pope Julius 11. There is no doubt that the Rooms represent one of Raphael’s greatest masterpieces. These environments have allowed the artist to compete with the most diverse subjects and to adopt new solutions each time. It can certainly be said that, if the Sistine Chapel embodies the heart of the Vatican as a spiritual authority, the Raphael Rooms are instead the political heart of the papacy.

Sistine Chapel

Once a visitor enters the Sistine chapel, you cannot help let out an “Aahh”, in front of such a masterpiece. You will be surrounded by frescos depicting Stories of Moses, Stories of Jesus, Resurrection of Christ, and of course Michelangelo’s ‘Last Judgement.’

Belvedere Courtyard and viewing of marble sculptures of Apollo Belvedere & Laocoön

The Belvedere courtyard was built to link the Vatican and the Belvedere ( which is a structure built to take in views of a location). Here you will see the famous marble sculpture of Apollo Belvedere, which is regarded as one of the most beautiful sculptures in the world for its exquisite craftsmanship. The statue of Laocoön and His Sons is almost life-sized and depict a scene of them struggling from the clutches of sea serpents

Pinecone Courtyard

A 4-meter bronze pinecone adorned by two peacocks on its side. A selfie moment indeed!

Vatican Museums – Galleries

See the beautiful galleries and their treasures in Gallery of the Maps, Gallery of the Candelabra, Gallery of the Tapestries. View the topographical maps of Italy. The accuracy of the maps was placed at 80% which is remarkable. View also marvelous tapestries that hide some perspective secrets.

St. Peter’s Basilica

At the end of the tour, you will have direct access to the Basilica. The guide will provide you with a short introduction and then start exploring the architecture and breathtaking artwork. Inside the Basilica you will admire the magnificent Pietà of Michelangelo and the Pope’s tombs among other masterpieces.

Highlights

Vatican Museum
Gallery of Candelabra
Greek and Roman sculpture
Gallery of Tapestries
Gallery of Maps
Sistine Chapel
The Last Judgment
St. Peter’s Basilica
Michelangelo’s Pieta
and much more…

Visit the Vatican Museum with its timeless galleries filled with masterpieces from the Renaissance Period to the Frescos which adorn the Sistine Chapel and the beautiful marble statues that adorn the outdoors, do not miss this tour.

Things to know before booking

-Dress requirement: To enter the Vatican shoulders and knees must be covered for both men and women. Please also note that there is plenty of walking so please wear comfortable footwear.
– Sometimes Basilica and Sistine Chapel may close without notice. Will not be possible the visit to the Basilica during religious holidays and ceremonies (Audiences, Beatifications, Masses of the Pope). When the church or the Chaple are closed the visit to the Vatican Museums will be extended
– For all the tour there is a skip-the-line access. Keep in mind that everyone has to pass the security check. On some busy days there could be a line to pass the metal detector, but this is out of our control.
– CLOSING DAYS OF MUSEUMS: every Sunday- 1 and 6 January – 11 February – 19 March- Monday after Easter – 1 May – 29 June – 14 and 15 August – 8 – 25 and 26 December

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