Vatican & Sistine Chapel Tour

Cultural & Theme Tours in Italy

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This tour is a "must see" for any visitor to Rome. For 3 hours your guide will take forward and backward along the timeline, to discover how the best Renaissance and Baroque artists of Italy worked together or competed to make the Vatican the most splendid area of the world. You can enjoy your tour much better in a group of 8 people max. You will see the highlights of the Vatican: Sistine Chapel, St.Peter's Square, St.Peter's Basilica, the Pio-Clementino and Chiaramonti archaeological museums, the Galleries of Candelabra, Tapestries and Geographical Maps. Your guide will tell you fascinating stories about Michelangelo, Raphael, Bernini, the Popes, the Ancient Roman Emperors, the Conclave (the secret election of the new Pope). Art, politics, myth, miitary strategies and religion all together in the most incredible place of the world: the Vatican City!
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Sistine Chapel, Vatican City, LazioMichelangelo's frescoes and several other Renaissance mastersDuration: 20 minutesStop At: St. Peter's Square (Piazza San Pietro), Vatican City, LazioThe place where Catholics from all over the world meet the PopeDuration: 15 minutesStop At: St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City, LazioThe largest church in the world. Michelangelo's Pietà and Dome. Bernini's Baldacchino and Cattedra.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Vatican Museums, Vatican City, LazioChiaramonti Museum, Pio-Clementine Museum, Gallery of the Candelabra, Gallery of the Tapestries, Gallery of the MapsDuration: 1 hour 30 minutes

What’s included

  • Professional local (fluent English speaking) licensed guide
  • Skip the line to enter the Vatican
  • Headsets (mandatory for groups larger than 6 people)
  • Small group (max 8 people)
  • Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel
  • Entry/Admission - St. Peter's Square (Piazza San Pietro)
  • Entry/Admission - St. Peter's Basilica
  • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums

What’s not included

  • Entrance tickets are not included in the tour cost. They must be paid cash to the guide the day of the tour: 21 euro per person (adults); 13 euro per person (under 18 y.o. kids); free entrance (under 6 y.o. infants)
  • Transportations
  • Food and drink (you can easily buy food and drink before the beginning of the tour at one of the food places around the Vatican)