Ultimate Vatican and Sistine Chapel Tour

Cultural & Theme Tours in Italy

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An expert guide will take you on a journey to The Vatican City home to some of the most famous tourist destinations in the world. The Vatican museums attract millions of fervent religious supporters and interested visitors each year. Join us to see the fantastic art, history and architecture housed within the walls of this beautiful city's 7 km of galleries, chapels and rooms. Start your adventure with the main part of the tour seeing all of the very best parts of the museums, explained in detail by your professional guide. Then you will move on to the Sistine Chapel and see Michelangelo painted ceiling a project which changed the course of Western art and is regarded as one of the major artistic accomplishments of human civilization. After this you will be escorted in St. Peters Basilica the greatest piece of Baroque architecture as well as being the largest church in the world, to explore at your own leisure.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Vatican Museums, Vatican City, LazioGiven the Vatican’s importance as a religious and historical destination, it’s no surprise that it is consistently brimming with tourists. Attractions like the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel regularly have long lines for entrance, and papal addresses are heard by thousands of people beneath the window of the Apostolic Palace.Throughout history, wealthy and famous visitors have presented the Popes with some of the most important works of art in Western history. These include multiple sculpture museums with special galleries dedicated to statues, busts, and masks. Even more impressive is the collection of paintings with works by da Vinci, Bellini, Titian, and a suite of rooms dedicated to the frescoes of Raphael.Thoroughly educated in the history of these masterpieces, our guides will take you on an intimate tour of the Vatican Museums, leading you directly to the most consequential works and offering valuable information along the way.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Sistine Chapel, Vatican City, LazioThe Sistine Chapel has drawn admirers from around the world for over five hundred years, ever since the completion of Michelangelo’s great Sistine Chapel ceiling. The magnificent frescoes that make up Michelangelo’s famous ceiling include The Creation of Adam, an iconic depiction of a Biblical scene; only Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa matches its artistic significance. To be admired in silence, the Sistine Chapel provokes awe amongst its visitors with breath-taking art and architecture in all directions. In order to prepare you for the grandeur of the Chapel’s interior, our guides will offer a helpful history of the art inside and provide orientation to better direct your exploration.Duration: 20 minutesStop At: St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City, LazioYour guide will escort you to the St. Peter's Basilica, using a special shortcut that will make you skip all the access lines for it. The tour will end in front of the largest catholic Basilica in the world, giving you the opportunity to visit yourselves all the little corners and masterpieces indicated previously by your tour guide.Duration: 20 minutes

What’s included

  • Professional English Speaking guide
  • Headsets to hear your guide clearly
  • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
  • Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel

What’s not included

  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
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