Vatican Necropolis and Tombs Exclusive tour – Saint Peter's Basilica Sistine Chapel VIP tour - Tour in the city

Vatican Necropolis and Tombs Exclusive tour – Saint Peter’s Basilica Sistine Chapel VIP tour

Privileged entrances | 2.5 hours | Gallery visits in the Vatican Museum

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

Vatican Museum Tours Highlights!

Sistine Chapel

Tour starts at a time when the crowds are not
maddening, thus giving you more space to
explore.

Raphael Rooms

Step back in time and view Raphael’s frescos.

Gallery of Maps

View the topographical maps of Italy. The
accuracy of the maps was placed at 80% which is
remarkable.

Tour Details:

Duration : 2.5 hrs.
Tour Type : Private Guided Tour - Small Group. Languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Russian, and other languages are available on request

A Great Starting Time And An Expert Local Guide

This 2.5-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 the Vatican City one of the most sought-after attractions in the world.
Our local 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 time for the tour has been selected to make it an enjoyable experience as it can get very busy at the Vatican. 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, you can walk to the St Peter’s Basilica through a passage reserved for Skip The Line tours.

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Raphael Rooms

View the beautiful frescos painted by the young Raphael which were for a suite of apartments for Pope Julius 11.

Sistine Chapel

Once a visitor enters the Sistine chapel, you cannot help let out a “Aahh”, as 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 sculpture of Apollo Belvedere & Laocoön & His Sons

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 are almost life-sized and depict a scene of them struggling from the clutches of sea serpents

Pinecone Courtyard

A 4-metre 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.

St. Peter’s Basilica (optional)

At the end of the tour, you are welcome to explore the Basilica on your own. The guide will provide you with a short introduction and then start exploring the architecture and breathtaking artwork.

Small Groups

The tour comprises of less than 20 in a group so that we can provide intimacy and more private experience for you. Our guides are passionate and very experienced. They have deep knowledge of the Vatican, Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica and will be happy to share fascinating stories of art, religion, and politics which have a huge influence on the Vatican City.

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

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Just a friendly reminder again that 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. A visit the Vatican is truly an experience, so, do not miss out on it.

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TripAdvisor

  •   If I were to do it again I would skip the Colosseum and go directly to Palatine Hill. The guide was personable but spent too much time on some details while omitting others.

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    12/26/2019
  •   Our tour guide Simona Matiu was excellent, she was very knowable, personable and we had a great learning experience with her. I would recommend this tour company and highly recommend Simona as your guide!

    thumb depayden17
    12/01/2019
  •   Missed our initial slot, but staff were very helpful and offered a VIP tour the following morning, this was well worth the additional cost. Very informative and interesting tour guide - Linnea - you could tell she loved her job!!

    thumb aweatherhogg
    4/30/2019
  •   Best thing about tour was skipping the line. Even with skipping the line it took almost as long waiting for the tour as the tour itself. Informative but short and undergroung atres awas closed because of archeologic dig going on. Still have to see it...More

    thumb Mike R
    10/13/2019
  •   We saved a lot of time skipping the line. There is so much to see. I recomend this first-hand experience. The guide Massimo Iacobelli is very knowledgeable.

    thumb Marta1956
    1/13/2020
  •   Very organised and well explained first half with our guide Pelin during our visit of the colosseum. Second half was well worth the visit (Palantine hill and Roman Forum) although we struggled to keep up with the amount of information and style in which our...More

    thumb Karsylh
    11/19/2019

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