Complete Vatican Sistine Chapel & St Peter Full-day Tour w hotel pickup & lunch

Rome, Italy

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icon6 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 3 more
Overview

Most tours cover the highlights of the Vatican museums in just a few hours. This full-day tour, however, gives visitors a comprehensive overview of the sumptuous micro-state, hitting the highlights and lesser-visited areas. See Michelangelo’s masterpiece, the Sistine Chapel; take a tour of St. Peter’s Basilica, the world’s largest church; see the tomb of Pope John Paul II, and much more. Hotel pickup, priority access tickets, and lunch are included.
  • Take a full-day tour of Vatican City with a private guide
  • Cover the highlights like the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica
  • Explore lesser-visited areas like Pope John Paul II’s tomb
  • Avoid long lines with skip-the-line admission tickets

Guaranteed to skip the long lines
Private tour
Hotel pickup (selected hotels only)
Lunch
Professional guide
Professional art historian guide
Local guide
Gratuities
Drop off to the Hotel

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Please leave your hotel name and address and we will pick you up there.

Departure Time

9:00 AM
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Vatican Museums
This splendid tour takes in the Galleries of Maps, Tapestries and Candelabra. In the latter you will see the famous sculpture of Lacoon and his sons. As well as these wonderful galleries you will spend time in the Raphael Rooms, and of course visit the Sistine Chapel. As you wend your way through the Vatican Museums your guide will point out the most important works of art and in particular give you an insight into Michelangelo’s ceiling frescoes in the Sistine Chapel so that you can gain a much better appreciation of this magnificent chapel and its decorations.On this extended tour you have the opportunity to see much more of the wonders that are housed in the Vatican City including its numerous sculptures, some very famous and some equally stunning but almost unknown.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Sistine Chapel
From the Sistine Chapel to Raphael’s Rooms, on this tour we ensure that in addition to the Vatican Museum’s highlights we show you a few surprises as well – things you didn’t know were housed within its walls.Something not on the normal tourist itinerary is a visit to the Borgia Apartments. Adorned with family portraits these apartments were occupied in the 15th century by the notorious Borgia Family. Cardinal Rodrigo Borgia of Spain, Pope Alexander VI, lived here with his beautiful daughter Lucretia and charismatic son Cesare. Your guide will explain the history hidden within the family portrait’s religious content and tell you some family secrets – a glimpse into the lives of this extraordinary family! Before you arrive at the next stop on the tour, the Sistine Chapel, your guide will explain something of the history of Michelangelo’s magnificent frescoes; what to look for and why they are so renowned. It took eight years to complete this amazing ceiling, a real labour of love!
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
St. Peter's Basilica
Next on the tour is a visit to Saint Peter’s Basilica. This is the world’s largest Basilica and the leading religious building in the Christian world. Built over the tomb of Saint Peter it took 120 years to complete. The size and architectural splendor are dazzling but, add to that the wonderful internal decorations and the whole effect is breathtaking.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
La Pieta
Many of the greatest artisans of the Renaissance Period were involved in the building and subsequent decoration. Inside you will see Michelangelo’s “La Pieta” Bernini’s famous altar piece and Saint Peter’s chair as well as numerous other stunning treasures.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Porta Santa
is traditionally an entrance portal located within the Papal major basilicas in Rome. The doors are normally sealed by mortar and cement from the inside so that they cannot be opened. They are ceremoniously opened during Jubilee years designated by the Pope, for pilgrims who enter through those doors may piously gain the plenary indulgences attached with the Jubilee year celebrations.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
St. Peter's Square
The tour ends in Saint Peter’s Square where your guide will give you some information about the magnificent statues by Bernini that surround the square. A perfect end to a wonderful tour!
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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