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Afternoon Tour: Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel & St.Peter's Basilica

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Key Highlights
  • Enjoy a skip-the-line afternoon tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter’s Basilica
  • Smartphone voucher accepted – No need to print!
  • Skip long waiting lines with priority access to popular Rome attractions
  • Enjoy admission to the Vatican Museums and see one of the greatest art collections in the world
  • Visit the Gallery of Maps, Gallery of Tapestries and Raphael’s Rooms in the Vatican Museums
  • See Michelangelo’s The Last Judgment fresco without the daytime crowds at the Sistine Chapel
  • Explore St Peter’s Basilica and admire Michelangelo’s La Pietà sculpture in the basilica
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    Daily

    Duration

    4 hours

    Start time

    2:30pm

    Meeting Point

    Exchange your voucher at the Piazza del Risorgimento at the Bar Caffetteria L’Ottagono, 400 meters from the nearest subway stop Ottaviano.

    Ending Point

    St Peter’s Square

  • Overview & Itinerary
    Overview

    In case you are booking for same day its mandatory to book at least 4 hours before departure time. Also note, the tour/ticket is subject to availability for the same day

    Avoid waiting in long lines with skip-the-line access to the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter’s Basilica with an expert guide on an afternoon tour.

    Admire one of the greatest art collections in the world at the Vatican Museums. Explore the Pigna Courtyard, Pius Clementino Museum, Chandelier’s Gallery, Tapestries Gallery, Raphael’s Rooms & more! Enjoy a guided tour of the Sistine Chapel, arguably the most famous chapel in the world and admire The Last Judgement. Pay a visit to St Peter’s Basilica, the symbolic heart of the Catholic Church and admire the stunning altar, the sculptures of Michelangelo and the world’s most impressive dome!

    Itinerary

    Reach the meeting point at the scheduled time in the afternoon for the start of the tour.You will first visit the Vatican Museums.

    Home to 54 galleries including four statue museums: Museo Pio-Clementino, Museo Chiaramonti, Museo Gregoriano Etrusco and the Museo Gregoriano Egiziano, the Vatican Museums boast one of the greatest art collections in the world. Explore famous works of art in the world by artists like Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Caravaggio, Raphael and Giotto, to name a few. An absolute must-visit for every art connoisseur! Explore the art collection with a knowledgeable guide in tow and enjoy informative commentary.

    Spend time admiring Michelangelo’s frescoes in the Sistine Chapel. Every corner of the chapel is decorated; with mosaics on the floor and intricate frescoes on the wall painted by the early Renaissance artists. Feast your eyes by looking at the luminous paintings on the ceiling and behind the altar painted by Michelangelo.

    Make your way to St Peter’s Basilica for the last leg of the guided tour. Explore the Papal Crypts or climb the dome to the highest manmade point in Rome. Explore the Papal Crypts or climb the dome to the highest manmade point in Rome. Admire Michelangelo’s La Pietà, sculpted by the genius at the age of 24.

    The tour ends at St Peter’s Square. After the tour, you are free to continue sightseeing on your own.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions
    Inclusions
    • Entrance Tickets
    • Professional guide
    • Wireless audio headsets
    Exclusions
    • Hotel Pick up and Drop off
    • Gratuities
  • Please note & Additional info
    Please note

    On Wednesdays the tour will not cover the Basilica due to the Papal Audience.

    The Basilica is an active place of worship and may be closed without prior notice for religious events: in this case the visit will be substituted by a visit to the Vatican Library.

    This tour visits religious sites, and there is a dress code to be observed. Visitors must be dressed appropriately: no sleeveless blouses, no miniskirts, no shorts, and no hats are allowed.

    Voucher information: No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or tablet you can present your voucher on your device for this activity.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.

  • Customer Reviews
    • A Good Tour !

      Skip-the-Line for sure is great ! Our professional guide was good too. However, maybe because there was a lot of people there, we thought the tour went a little bit too fast...

      Eddie Li, Canada, 26/May/2018
    • Professional guide conducted a good tour for us. Just a bit rush going thru the whole tour, could be because there was a lot people.

      Eddie Li, Canada, 26/May/2018

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