Ultimate Vatican and Sistine chapel tour

Cultural & Theme Tours in Italy

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An expert English speaking 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 left in St. Peters Basilica the greatest piece of  Renaissance architecture as well as being largest church in the world, to explore at your own leisure.
The 110 acres that comprise the Vatican City are home to some of the most famous tourist destinations in the world. The global center of the Catholic religion attracts millions of fervent religious supporters and interested visitors each year. As you pass the famed Pontifical Swiss Guard, the Pope’s security force since 1505, you’ll enter perhaps the most recognizable plaza in the Western world: St. Peter’s Square. Given 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. The 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. When it comes to visiting the historic sites of the Vatican, it’s worth it to pay for a premium tour experience. Our Ultimate Vatican & Sistine chapel tour paves the way for you to visit the Vatican Museums, St. Peter’s Basilica, and the Sistine Chapel in all its beauty. Duration: 3 hours

What’s included

  • Professional English Speaking guide
  • Skip-the-line entrance ticket to the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel
  • Headsets to hear your guide clearly

What’s not included

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