Private Tour of Vatican Museums and Basilica with Hotel Pickup

Rome, Italy

Experience Rating
    
icon3 hours  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English and 5 more
Overview

Combine tours of the Vatican Museums and the Basilica in a single day with this private excursion. Start off with convenient hotel pickup, then transfer in a private luxury vehicle to your destination. This means no haggling for taxis or figuring out public transportation. Once there, explore each destination with a private guide who will help you get the most out of your visit.
  • Convenient hotel pickup included
  • Skip-the-line admission tickets
  • Private guide for your party only
  • Transportation in a luxury vehicle

Hotel pickup
Transfer with English-speaking driver and luxury vehicle
Skip the line admission tickets
Licensed tour guide
Private tour
Hotel drop-off
Optional gratuities
Headsets

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
We offer pickup service from all accommodation facilities located in the city center. Hotels, B&B's and apartments.

Please include, in your reservation, the accommodation name and address.

Itinerary
Stop At:  
Vatican Museums
In this tailor-made tour at the Vatican museums, you will enjoy a complimentary pick-up service from your accommodation by one of our expert English-speaking drivers. You will be taken to the usually packed museum entrance, where you will meet you private tour guide, and with your "skip the line" ticket, you will skip the huge entry line and access the metal detector check. The tour will begin in a gorgeous panoramic terrace that offers a stunning view of St. Peter's dome; the perfect spot to take a great picture! The guide will then walk you through all the highlights of the museums which include masterpieces and artifacts from different cultures and civilizations. You will enter the Pio Clementine museum, famous for its unique Greek statues such as the Laocoon group, you will gasp at the length of the enormous Tapestry Hall, then through the Hall of the Painted Maps, you will enter the Sistine Chapel whose impact in history, religion and visual arts has no equal in the world. During the entire tour, your private tour guide will fill you on the historic and artistic significance of the world's greatest masterpieces!
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
St. Peter's Basilica
After visiting the Sistine Chapel, through a special door available only if accompanied by a licensed tour guide, you will reach the largest Catholic church in the world: St. Peter's Basilica. This is where Michelangelo's sculpture "Pieta" is kept and the tombs of the popes including St. John Paul II's and St. Peter the Apostle. The tour ends in St. Peter's square, where you will admire Bernini's colonnade and the stunning façade of the basilica. At last, for those interested in purchasing religious articles or official Vatican products, the tour guide will take you to the official Vatican gift store and eventually show you the nearest taxi station or subway.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Please allow 5-10 minutes of waiting time for pickup in case of traffic. Missed tours cannot be refunded.
  • Comfortable shoes and clothing are recommended since this tour involves a fair amount of walking.
  • The Audio headsets will be provided only if there are minimum 8 people in the group.
  • 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.
  • 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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