Off-the-beaten Path Small Group Vatican Tour including Sistine Chapel Tickets

Tours & Sightseeing in Rome

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You do not want to miss the Vatican but you are afraid the huge crowds could ruin your tour? Looking for an alternative way to enjoy the Vatican City and its history? Take this "Off-the-beaten Path Vatican Tour including Sistine Chapel Tickets" then! A top rated, specialized and enthusiatic tourist guide will take your hand to discover the lesser-known sections of the Museums, places the mass tourists don't know! You will visit the Gallery of Paintings (Pinacoteca), the Carriage Pavilion with its special antique vehicles - including three Popemobiles! - and the New Wing with its spectacular archaeological collections of Ancient Roman and Greek Statues. Your guide will also provide a complete overview of the Sistine Chapel and will give you directions to reach it and enjoy it by yourself!
If you want to enjoy an alternative experience of the Vatican Museums learning about the history of the Catholic Church and the Popes far from the noisy crowds and the busy galleries, you do not have to miss our off-the-beaten path Vatican Tour! You will meet your top rated guide outside the Vatican Museum and you will soon start an unforgettable experience skipping all the lines! You will explore sections usually not covered by an ordinary tour as the Gallery of Paintings counting masterpieces of Raphael, Caravaggio, Leonardo da Vinci, Tiziano and much more! Then your guide will bring you to the Carriage Pavilion showing you the historical vehicles used by the different Popes, including a Grand Gala Berlin, made in Rome in 1826 for Pope Leo XII, or the Fiat Campagnola worldwide known as the car where Pope John Paul II was standing on the day of his attempted assassination in St. Peter’s Square in 1981, as well as three Popemobiles (Land Rover, Toyota and Mercedes 230 GE) and the Renault 4 donated to Pope Francis in 2013. Then, after visiting the Courtyard of the Pine Cone (cortile della Pigna) you will reach the so-called New Wing, recently re-opened to the public, and its outstanding collections of ancient statues. The Gallery was inaugurated in 1822 to display the works of art confiscated by Napoleon and returned from France after his defeat. You will definitely appreciate the statue of emperor Augustus of Primaporta and a misterious statue of the River Nile! Before living you to the rest of the Museums you guide will provide you a detailed overview of the Sistine Chapel, a site where is strictly forbidden to talk and provide any explaination. You will litteraly fall in love with the Vatican City State!

What’s included

  • Professional guide
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Entrance fees
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Small-group tour
  • Walking tour

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
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