Hotel Pickup Fast Access Private Vatican Sistine Chapel & St Peter Basilica Tour

Rome, Italy

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 4 more
Overview

Visit the must-see Vatican Museums, St. Peter's Basilica, and the Sistine Chapel on this private tour with round-trip transportation. Save tons of valuable vacation time with fast-access passes. With your dedicated guide, learn about the history of the important buildings and their epic collections of artwork through guided commentary.
  • Skip the long lines for Vatican entrance
  • Private guide dedicated to just you and your party
  • Convenient round-trip transportation with pickup at select hotels
  • All entrance fees included in tour price

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Hotel pickup (selected hotels only)
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Local guide
Professional art historian guide
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Hotel drop-off

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
please confirm us your hotel address, if it is central we will pick you up.

Itinerary
Stop At:  
Vatican Museums
Meet the guide at your hotel and ready to start this unforgettable experience. As this is a private tour you can enter some of the rooms not on the larger group itineraries and also go at your own pace, taking time to peruse those things that interest you the most. Begin in the Belvedere Courtyard and proceed to the Pio-Clementino Museum with its marvelous collection of ancient Roman and Greek Statues. Then it is on to the Galleries of Tapestries and Geographic Maps; the latter houses the greatest and most noteworthy display of Renaissance Maps anywhere in the world. The Sobiesky Room is where the Vatican’s largest canvas painting is displayed. Your guide will tell you about this artwork as well as the wonderful frescoes in the Immaculate Conception Rooms. The tour continues into Raphael’s Rooms, painted for Pope Julius II and where you can see the Parnassus and the School of Athens, considered to be amongst his greatest masterpieces.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Sistine Chapel
Prior to entering the Sistine Chapel (talking inside is strictly forbidden) your guide will tell you about the frescoes by Michelangelo, Botticelli and other famous artists as well a recounting some of the history and interesting facts and anecdotes about the chapel – known throughout the world as the place where the conclave is held to select a new Pope.
Duration: 30 minutes
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: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
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St. Peter's Basilica
The tour ends with a visit to Saint Peter’s Basilica and Square. Is a church built in the Renaissance style located in Vatican City, the papal enclave which is within the city of Rome.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
La Pieta
In the Basilica you will see Michelangelo’s Pieta and Bernini’s Baldacchino as well as magnificent monuments to various Popes and Saints.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
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St. Peter's Square
is a large plaza located directly in front of St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican City, the papal enclave inside Rome, directly west of the neighbourhood or rione of Borgo. Both the square and the basilica are named after Saint Peter, an apostle of Jesus considered by Catholics to be the first Pope.In the square you can look upon the Pope’s Palace and see the Vatican’s Swiss Guard.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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

Cancellation policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

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