Michelangelo’s Vatican Tour in Rome: Sistine Chapel, Pietà, St Peter’s & Dome

Rome, Italy

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icon3 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Discover the genius of Renaissance master Michelangelo during this private, half-day tour of the Vatican Museums. Highlights include the famous, fresco-covered ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, a peek at Michelangelo's La Pietà (the only work he ever signed), and panoramic views overlooking the Eternal City from the top of St. Peter’s Basilica.
  • A private, Michelangelo-themed half-day tour of the Vatican
  • Beat the usual long wait times with guaranteed fast-track entry
  • Head underground to the lesser-known pontifical sepulchre, where popes are inhumed
  • Cover the highlights of the iconic collections in just a few hours

Local taxes
Guaranteed to skip the long lines
Private tour
Local guide
Professional art historian guide

Departure Point

Viale Vaticano, Roma RM, Italy

Departure Time

8:30 AM

Return Details

Saint Peter's Square, Forum Sancti Petri, Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
Stop At:  
Vatican Museums
Meet your guide at the Vatican Museums and ready to enjoy this unique tour. Skip the line at the entrance and proceed on the various ornate galleries and rooms; the Gallery of Maps; the Gallery of Tapestries and into the strobilus court.  Learn about the master Michelangelo , creator of the beautiful design for the popes throughout the Renaissance period; your guide can recount stories and secrets about this genius.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Sistine Chapel
As you walk the galleries you enter the glorious Sistine Chapel with Michelangelo’s painting ceiling frescoes The Last Judgement and therefore the Creation of Adam on one among the chapel’s walls.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Cupola di San Pietro
Next, the trip to the Dome! Short to attend as you may be there before the standard daily hoards arrive. enclosed within the tour is that the elevator ride to the primary level wherever you find about the dome with its beautiful mosaics and elaborations. From ground level they're impressive; from up shut you'll extremely appreciate the mastery that went into making such elaborate work. Then prepare yourself for the climb up the 281 steps which will take you to the highest of the dome. The guide can tell you what to see for once you reach the top: spectacular views of St. Peter’s Square; the marvelous read on the long, straight avenue that Mussolini bulldozed which ends up in St. Peter’s and therefore the long distance views across the river to the terribly centre of ancient Rome. positively the most effective viewing purpose within the whole of Rome!
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
St. Peter's Basilica
It is then back once more to ground level for a tour of St. Peter’s Basilica wherever you may explore the various facet chapels with their hidden crypts. You'll see Michelangelo’s Pietà and your guide will make a case for why this is often the sole work that he signed.  There is still additional to envision although below ground level. You guide can lead you below ground to the pontifical sepulchre wherever, over the centuries, several of the Popes are inhumed.  
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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