You will visit together with our licensed tour guide of Rome the most wonderful collection of art in the Vatican Museums that houses one of the most extensive collections in the world. The tour will begin with the visit of the Vatican from the Gallery of Maps, the Pio –Clementino’s museum and finally the Sistine chapel, the cultural and artistic treasure of the Vatican City, known throughout the world for the frescoes of Michelangelo’s Last Judgment, the conclave and other official ceremonies of the Pope's messages. In St. Peter's Basilica we will see the dome of Michelangelo, Bernini's canopy, the bronze statue of St. Peter by Arnolfo di Cambio, the tomb of Blessed John Paul II (Karol Józef Wojtyla) placed under the altar of the chapel of St. Sebastian, the Pietà by Michelangelo another stunning masterpiece showing a perfection of anatomical detail. The tour will end in the fabulous Saint Peter's Square.
- Entry ticket to the Vatican museums
- Priority skip the line Vatican tickets
- Private guided tour with licensed and expert Rome tour guide
- Visit of the Sistine chapel
|WHEN||DAILY except Sundays and public holidays|
10:45 am ( Nov - March )
8:45 am & 14:45 ( April - Oct )
|MEETING POINT||Via Sebastiano Veniero,21. Please contact us a few days before the tour to reconfirm the meeting point|
|INCLUDED IN THE PRICE||Licensed guide, tickets to the Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums, St. Peter's square.|
|MIN/MAX||min 2 people|
|DIRECTIONS TO THE MEETING POINT||
Via Sebastiano Veniero 21. Full details in booking confirmation voucher.
Get the Metro/subway red line (line A) towards Battistini.
Get off At Metro Station CIPRO. As soon you exit the Main Entrance take the right stairs (above the news stand) at the top of which you find yourself at the pedestrian crossings on the corner of via Cipro and via Fra Albenzio (on the right).
Follow via Fra Albenzio (150 m) to Piazza Santa Maria delle Grazie where you find a church on your left (Sant Maria delle Grazie). Stand with your back to the front door of the church and you should be looking all the way down via Candia.
Walk down via Candia (150m) and take the first right, via Mocenigo (which turns into via Sebastiano Veniero),
|CLOSE OUT DATES||The Vatican museums will be closed on the 25.12- 01.12 - 6.04 - 1.05 - 29.06 - 14-15.08|
|PLEASE NOTE||Please note that on Wednesday morning St. Peter's Basilica may not be open due to the Papal Audience.|
|WHAT MORE||No hidden costs, English speaking guide, personalized assistance, free Rome orientation & local maps at our customer service center when you check in for your Vatican tour. Amenities include intranet points, lounge, wi-fi, rest rooms, refreshments, and a Roman gladiator photo shoot!|
|DRESS CODE||Inside the Vatican City, for both ladies and men, knees and shoulders must be covered. For men, no shorts of any kind are allowed. No exceptions are made.|
FULL DAY IN ROME
|Combine this tour with Rome by night tour for a full experience of Rome in one day. 5% discount when booking 2 tours at the same time.|
The Vatican Museums tour will begin using our fast track - skip the line vatican tickets so our guests will not have to wait in the 2 hour long lines before entering the museums.
Once inside the Vatican Museums you will lean all the history and some interesting facts. We will start by cross the Pigna Courtyard which takes its name from the gigantic bronze pinecone placed in the middle, a work found at the Roman Baths of Agrippa. Then to the Gallery of Maps on of the most eye catching and attractive of the Vatican Museums Tour. This gallery is a 120 metre long tunnel and includes a set of all the maps that represent and anticipate the unification of Italy, both geographic and spiritual. In the Gallery of Tapestries there is work exhibited from tapestry of the New School. These tapestries were woven in Brussels by the manufacture of Pieter van Aelst and represent the most significant religious events.
On this Vatican Museums tour we will also visit the Museo Pio-Clementino which houses some of the most important collections of sculptures of the greek-Roman world. The sarcophagus of Lucius Cornelius Scipio Africanus Barbaro, the Apollo Belvedere, the Laocoon Statue of Hermes, the statue of Venus Felix, the Perseus triumphant and Kreugas and Damoxenos.
Then moving on to the tour of the Sistine Chapel which is the cultural and artistic treasure of the Vatican Museums, its known throughout the world for the conclave and other official ceremonies of the Pope's messages. The entire Sistine Chapel is a message of universal faith, the frescoes of Michelangelo Buonarroti, the "Last Judgement" is one of the unique works of art in the world which you will get to see on the best Vatican Museums Tour.
The Vatican Museums tour will end in the fabulous Saint Peter's Square with its majestic colonnade designed by Bernini, a masterpiece of art and technique, proof of technical perfection lies in the two stone discs placed in the pavement of the square with the words "the centre of the colonnade" placing your feet on one of them, right or left depending on the case, one has the impression that the semicircle composed of four columns, is composed of a single row of columns.
We then head up into St. Peter's Basilica, the largest basilica in the world built over what are believed to be the bones of St. Peter. The guide will then illustrate the Basilica but leave the group to spend time inside the Basilica in complete freedom .
IMPORTANT: The tour inside the Basilica is not included. The guide will give the opportunity to enter the Basilica after the tour. Please keep in mind that a strict dress-code, shoulders and knee must be covered. Visitors are required to check-in bags, tripods, backpacks or bulky luggage. We strongly suggest you leave large items in our luggage storage because checking in these items at the museum will result in delays . The Basilica is subject to last minute closures for religious ceremonies.