Holy Tour: Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel tour plus Castel Sant' Angelo tour

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One day tour exploring the main religious feautures in Rome, from the ancient times until the contemporary ages. Start your activity with 2.5-hour skip-the-line tour of Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel, one of the most extraordinary collections of art worldwide, where admiring incredible masterpieces as Michelagelo’s "Last Jusgement" and many other frescoes and work of art. At the end of the visit you will be allowed to enjoy a special privileged entrance to St. Peter's Basilica, to be visited at your own pace as well as the Vatican Holy Caves where many popes are buried. The experience continues with an intimate (max 15 pax) 2 hours guided tour, discovering the main treasures of Castel Sant'Angel staying away from the crowded group tours. With your English-speaking guide, you will admire the impressive castles architecture. Once you get inside, you will be led through the several historical stages of the Eternal City and admire the incredible masterpieces hosted by the castle.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Vatican MuseumsOne of the biggest museums worldwide. A Christian and art museums located within the city boundaries of the Vatican City. It is displayed works from the immense collection amassed by popes throughout the centuries including several of the most renowned Roman sculptures and most important masterpieces of Renaissance art in the world. The museums contain roughly 70,000 works, of which 20,000 are on displayDuration: 1 hourStop At: Sistine ChapelLocated in the Apostolic Palace, the chapel takes its name from Pope Sixtus IV, who restored it between 1477 and 1480. Since that time, the chapel has served as a place of both religious and functionary papal activity. Now a days it is the site of the Papal conclave, the process by which a new pope is selected. The fame of the Sistine Chapel lies mainly in the frescos that decorate the interior, and most particularly the Sistine Chapel ceiling and The Last Judgment by Michelangelo.Duration: 1 hourPass By: St. Peter's BasilicaFor those who want to visit the Basilica it is possible to get inside, thanks to a privileged access provided by your guide. However the visit inside the Basilica does not include the guide but you will see it by your own, staying as long as you wish. Stop At: Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'AngeloCastel Sant'Angelo or Castle of the Holy Angel was initially commissioned by the Roman Emperor Hadrian as a mausoleum for himself and his family. The building was later used by the popes as a fortress and castle, and is now a museum. The structure was once the tallest building in Rome. Duration: 2 hours

What’s included

  • Local taxes
  • Professional art historian guide
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
  • Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel
  • Entry/Admission - Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Transportation to/from attractions
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