Super VIP | Vatican Museum & Sistine Chapel Skip-the-Line Semi-Private Tour

Rome, Italy

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icon2 hours 3 minutes  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English and 3 more
Overview

Take in the magnificence of the artworks held at the Vatican with an art historian guiding you through its history and significance. Enjoy an exceptional journey with a 12 people small group to be assured to have a more personalized experience versus the big group tours and take advantage of the exclusive Skip-the-Line entrance!
On this tour you'll discover the treasures hosted by one of the largest and most-visited museums of the world, admiring the major representatives of Italian art such as Leonardo, Perugino, Beato Angelico, and incredible masterpieces like the "Last Judgment" by Michelangelo. Ending your guided tour on the Sistine Chapel, you'll aslo enjoy a special privileged access to St. Peter's Basilica where admirng at your peace amazing Baroque masterpieces and the breathtaking Pietà by Michelangelo.

All Fees and Taxes
Professional art historian guide
Skip the Line entrance
Small Group (max 12 people)
Food & Drinks
Pick-up and drop off
Gratuities

Departure Point

Via Leone IV, 6, 00192 Roma RM, Italy

Return Details

St. Peter's Basilica, Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Vatican City
Introduction on the Vatican City and Vatican History while entering into the Museum.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Vatican Museums
Discover the treasures hosted by one of the largest and most-visited museums of the world enriched by a huge number of masterpieces collected through time. A spectacular big spiral staircase will introduce you to the impressive greatness of the Vatican Museum. Admire the best of the ancient world visiting the Greek and Roman sculpture section. A collection of classical art masterpieces where admire the beauty of several sculpture groups, as for example the statue of Laocoön and His Sons that is one of the most famous ancient sculptures. Visit the Maps Gallery, a complete exhibition of maps representing Italy as it was seen by cartographer in 1581. You will be guided through the history and secrets of the Catholic Church and you will hear about the rivalry between the Renaissance artists. 
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Gallery of Tapestries
Be astonished by the elegant Tapestry gallery, wallpapered by the finest tapestry worldwide, realized by Raphael's disciples.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Galleria dei Candelabri
Pass along the Chandelier Gallery, named by the several marble chandelier decorating this section.
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Vatican Gardens
Enjoy a spectacular panoramic view of the Vatican Garden and much more ...
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Sistine Chapel
Admire the major representatives of Italian art such as Leonardo, Perugino, Beato Angelico, and many more Towards the end of this tour you will visit the beautiful Sistine Chapel to admire Michelangelo’s masterpiece: The Last Judgement.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
St. Peter's Basilica
You will visit the Basilica at your leisure, without the guide. Inside you can admire some Baroque masterpieces and the breathtaking Pietà by Michelangelo. You can also enjoy a moment of reflection in the Vatican caves.
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Customers have a mandatory meeting time stated 30 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time due to managing and organizational reasons.If you arrive late for the meeting time, it will not be possible to join the group or reschedule, unless you pay for the activity again. As per "No Show" rules you will not be entitled to a refund.
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and Vatican Museum. 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
  • To get inside the monuments it is used group ticket and not individual one. It cannot be asked just the ticket entrance.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • The activity can suffer 20/30 min variation due to organizational resons
  • Please be advised capacity regulations and security may delay the tour departure This could also influence the smooth running of the tour especially on national holidays and events
  • Cancellations, changes or issues due to weather, security and events held by the monument are beyond our control and are directly decided by their administration team. These issues will be reviewed by us and dealt with on an individual basis but are the responsibility of the monument.
  • You must have a valid photo ID to enter the monuments (student's ID, Driver License, Passport or State ID all work.) You will be asked to also provide your name, last name and date of birth (at the beginning of the tour, if not provided beforehand.) Security may prevent you from entering the site if the information provided is not accurate and/or don't match the one on your ID.
  • Child discount is applied only with a valid ID card
  • Note: tour will not operate on religious holidays
  • WILL NOT BE POSSIBLE TO VISIT THE BASILICA DURING RELIGIOUS HOLIDAYS AND CEREMONIES (Audiences, Beatifications, Masses of the POPE). The Basilica is often subject to sudden closures. In these cases it is not possible to guarantee access to the Basilica.
  • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair.
  • All visitors must pass through the monument/attraction security check please allow at least 20 minutes to clear security.
  • Please be aware that large bags/backpacks/suitcases are not permitted in the monument/ attraction. Only very small bags are allowed. Please do not bring these items with you on the day of your tour as there are no cloakrooms at the monument.
  • For security reasons all visitors and their luggage shall be screened. To facilitate the security checks please insert any object (including mobile phone) in the bag/backpack or in the tray to be included in the X-ray
  • No change on a booking can be accepted after 24hrs to the starting time of the tour. In that instance, no refund will be issued.
  • For the safety of all guests, the tour operator reserves the right to refuse service to passengers who are intoxicated or show signs of intoxication. If, as a result, your tour is canceled, you will not be entitled to a refund.
  • Pets are not allowed
  • Not recommended for traveler with motor difficulties and walker users
  • We kindly inform you that any kind of disability (visual impairment, hearing impairment,... ) or anything that might prevent you to regularly join the tour, MUST BE communicate in advance to our staff.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

Cancellation policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.Learn more about cancellations.

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