This tour allows you to enjoy some of the most famous artistic treasures in the world, including Michelangelo's frescoed masterpiece on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel and his "Last Judgment". In addition to the world renowned chapel, you will explore, with your private tour guide, breathtaking galleries like the hall of the tapestries, the wonderfully ornate map room and the imposing St. Peter's basilica. To complete this unique experience, we'll offer you a private pick-up service from your accommodation with an English-speaking driver and luxury transportation. You will be guaranteed to skip the long lines and our staff will make sure you receive a proper VIP treatment!
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Vatican Museums, Vatican City, LazioIn this tailor-made tour at the Vatican museums, you will enjoy a complimentary pick-up service from your accommodation by one of our expert English-speaking drivers. You will be taken to the usually packed museum entrance, where you will meet you private tour guide, and with your "skip the line" ticket, you will skip the huge entry line and access the metal detector check. The tour will begin in a gorgeous panoramic terrace that offers a stunning view of St. Peter's dome overlooking the Vatican gardens; the perfect spot to take a great picture! The guide will then walk you through all the highlights of the museums which include masterpieces and artifacts from different cultures and civilizations. You will enter the Pio Clementine museum, famous for its unique Greek ancient statues such as the Laocoon group, you will gasp at the length of the enormous Tapestry Hall, then through the Hall of the Painted Maps, you will enter the Sistine Chapel whose impact in history, religion and visual arts has no equal in the world. During the entire tour, the guide will be at your disposal and will follow the exact pace that you and the members of your party wish. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City, LazioAfter visiting the Sistine Chapel, through a special door available only if accompanied by a licensed tour guide, you will reach the largest Catholic church in the world: St. Peter's Basilica. This is where Michelangelo's sculpture "Pieta" is kept and the tombs of the popes including St. John Paul II's and St. Peter the Apostle. The tour ends in St. Peter's square, where you will admire Bernini's colonnade and the stunning façade of the basilica. At last, for those interested in purchasing religious articles or official Vatican products, the tour guide will take you to the official Vatican gift store and eventually show you the nearest taxi station or subway.Duration: 1 hour