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Morning Tour-Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter’s Basilica with Priority Access

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Key Highlights
  • Enjoy skip-the-line guided tours of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter’s Basilica
  • Smartphone voucher accepted – No need to print!
  • Explore Rome’s star attractions with a knowledgeable guide
  • Skip long waiting lines with priority access to all three attractions
  • Audio headsets so you don't miss a single detail given by the local expert guide.
  • 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, the iconic Church of Rome and an absolute must-visit!
  • Admire Michelangelo’s La Pietà sculpture and St Peter’s famous dome at the famous basilica
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    Daily

    Duration

    3.5 hours

    Start time

    Daily : 8:30am

    1 Apr to 31 Oct : 11am.
    Select the time during the booking process.

    Meeting Point

    Exchange your voucher at Piazza del Risorgimento at the Bar Caffetteria L’Ottagono, 400 meters from the nearest subway stop Ottaviano. Look for the representative/assistant/guide  with a  pink logo written " I Love Rome".

    Ending Point

    St Peter’s Square

  • Overview & Itinerary
    Overview

    Enjoy skip-the-line guided tours of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter’s Basilica: the three star attractions of Rome! Avoid the long waiting lines and spend more time exploring the masterpieces of Rome with an expert guide in tow.

    Admire one of the greatest art collections in the world at the Vatican Museums. Admire works by the likes of Caravaggio, Raphael and Giotto and enjoy the informative commentary of an expert guide. Enjoy a guided tour of the Sistine Chapel, arguably the most famous chapel in the world. Stand beneath Michelangelo’s The Creation of Adam and admire The Last Judgement. Be in awe of the Galleries of Tapestries, the geographical maps and the beautiful Raphael’s rooms.

    Explore St Peter’s Basilica, the symbolic heart of the Catholic Church, admire the stunning altar, the sculptures of Michelangelo and the world’s most impressive dome!

    Itinerary

    Reach the meeting point at the scheduled time 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 with a knowledgeable guide in town and enjoy informative commentary as you make your way through the invaluable art collection. Admire the Gallery of Tapestries, the Geographical Maps and the beautiful Raphael’s rooms before arriving at the famous Sistine Chapel and inside the unforgettable Basilica!

    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
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel Pick up and drop off
  • Please note & Additional info
    Please note

    So there’s no rush, please arrive at the start point 15 minutes early.

    Basilica won’t be covered on Wednesdays. 

    Basilica is a religious place and might be closed without prior notice due to religious events. However, on such occasions it will be substituted by a visit to the Vatican Library. 

    Since we would visit a place of worship, wearing shirts with sleeves and avoiding shorts, vest tops and open toe sandals would be best. 

    Voucher information: No need to print! You can show your voucher on your smartphone or other devices. (But if you’d rather print a copy – that’s fine too!)

    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
    • Probably the best tour in Rome

      This tour is a must do if you are in Rome. The guide was extremely knowledgeable and explained several pieces of art and the associated history in detail. You are on your feet...

      Sudarshan Dharmapuri, India, 23/May/2018

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