Vatican Papal Audience Experience with Sistine Chapel Tour

Cultural & Theme Tours in Italy

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This is a unique experience only for the early riser. The tour starts at 7:45, to secure a good spot right next to the Pope (invitations are free but they need to be collected by your guide, the day before). He will only appear around 9.00-9.30 AM and the audience will be held either in the St.Peter's Square or when it's raining heavily, or very cold, the Papal audience is held inside at the Hall of Pope Paul VI. The tour itself will only start after the papal audience has finished, around 10:30 AM, when you will go directly to the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel, allowing you to experience these glorious spaces without the stress of enormous crowds. You won’t regret this investment in exclusivity!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.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Romaround ToursCheck in in the office.Stop At: St. Peter's Square (Piazza San Pietro), Vatican City, LazioThe Pope will only appear around 9.00-9.30 AMDuration: 2 hoursStop At: Vatican Museums, Vatican City, LazioThe tour itself will only start after the papal audience has finished, around 10:30 AM.You will go directly to the Vatican Museum skiping the entrance line.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Sistine Chapel, Vatican City, LazioTo be admired in silence, the Sistine Chapel provokes awe among 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: 30 minutesPass By: St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City, LazioAfter 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.

What’s included

  • Professional English Speaking guide
  • Free invitations for the Papal Audience
  • 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