Skip The Line Vatican Full Day Experience – Sistine Chapel, Vatican & St.Peter’s

Rome, Italy

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icon5 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 3 more
Overview

With over nine miles of galleries, much of the magnificent artwork in the Vatican Museums would be missed without a proper tour. Join us for an extended tour of the Vatican Art Gallery, the Sistine Chapel, St Peter’s Basilica and St. Peter’s Square. Led by our expert English-speaking guide, you will surely see the very best of the Vatican.
Our Extended Vatican Tour provides the opportunity to truly appreciate all the Vatican City has to offer. The tour itinerary ensures that you don’t miss any of the most famous sights, but also shows you some things you never knew existed.

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Departure Point

Viale Vaticano, Roma RM, Italy

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Return Details

Saint Peter's Square, Forum Sancti Petri, Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Vatican City
Our Extended Vatican Tour provides the opportunity to truly appreciate all the Vatican City has to offer. The tour itinerary ensures that you don’t miss any of the most famous sights, but also shows you some things you never knew existed.
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Cortile della Pigna
The first step is the Pigna Courtyard. Composed of a large bronze pine cone almost four meters high which once spouted water from the top, the Pigna originally stood near the Pantheon next to the Temple of Isis. It was moved to the courtyard of the Old St. Peter's Basilica during the Middle Ages and then moved again, in 1608, to its present location. The courtyard where it stands was originally part of the Cortile del Belvedere, designed by Donato Bramante to connect the palace of Pope Innocent VIII with the Sistine Chapel.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Vatican Museums
Then you'll enter the Vatican Museums with its magnificent masterpieces. The main Italian artist letf us the biggest heritage ever.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Stanze di Raffaello
The tour includes the Gallery of Maps, Gallery of Tapestries, Gallery of the Candelabra, and the renowned sculpture of Lacoon and his sons. Plus, you’ll see a real highlight of the Vatican Museums - the beautiful Raphael Rooms. A standout of this tour is the Borgia Apartments. In the 15th century, these rooms were home to the infamous former cardinal Rodrigo Borgia (then Pope Alexander VI). You’ll see the family portraits as your guide spills some of the secrets of one of the most renowned and most controversial papal families. There is so much history hidden within the paintings’ religious content, and you’ll get a peek into the scandalous life of the Pope’s beautiful daughter Lucretia and his son Cesare.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
St. Peter's Basilica
The tour will also take you to St. Peter’s Basilica, one of the most important sites of the Christian world. It is the world’s largest Basilica and the sheer scale and architectural beauty will leave you in awe. It took over 120 years to complete and was contributed to by many of the most skilled and respected craftsmen and artists from the Renaissance Period. It is built over the tomb of St. Peter and inside you’ll see Michelangelo’s “La Pietà,” Bernini’s famous altar, and the chair of St. Peter, among many other spectacular treasures.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Sistine Chapel
Michelangelo’s world-famous Sistine Chapel is next. Your guide will prepare you to enter the Sistine Chapel with detailed information about Michelangelo’s frescoes, their meaning and their significance. Michelangelo spent eight years of his life painting these wonderful frescoes – an incredible undertaking. Once inside, you will have time to fully appreciate the splendor of this historical chapel.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
St. Peter's Square
The tour will end in St Peter's Square.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • 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
  • READ CAREFULLY: Because of the growing popularity of the current pope Francis and his intense activity in organising mass events in the Vatican some areas might get closed last minute without previous notice. This has already happened this year and can happen again during you Vatican tour: the Sistine chapel and/or the Basilica of Saint Peter might not be accessible. In case of such events our tour guide will provide you with a valuable alternative focusing the tour inside the Vatican m
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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