Vatican Museums,Sistine Chapel,St.Peter Basilica+Castel Sant’Angelo Private Tour

Rome, Italy

Experience Rating
    
icon5 to 6 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 2 more
Overview

The State of Vatican draws millions of pilgrims and art lovers to St. Peter Basilica, the Vatican Museums, and the Sistine Chapel. In addition to Michelangelo’s famous frescoes “The Last Judgement” and the “Creation of Adam” within the Sistine Chapel, the Vatican has a notable treasure-chest of splendid masterpieces.Castel Sant'Angelo was originally built to be a tomb for Emperor Hadrian and his family and it was finished in 139 AD. Despite its original purpose, Castel Sant’Angelo was almost immediately converted into a military building. In addition to serving that purpose, this is also the location where Pope Gregory I saw a vision of St. Michael the Archangel in 590, announcing the end of a great epidemic in Rome. To this day, a statue of St. Michael still adorns the top of the Castel.

Pick-up and drop off with luxury transportation and private chauffeur
Private English-speaking tour escort at your disposal
Private professional guide inside Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter Basilica
Skip the Line entrance tickets inside Vatican
Private professional guide inside Castel Sant'Angelo
Skip the Line entrance tickets inside Castel Sant'Angelo
Food and beverages
Gratuities (optional)

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
At your hotel, apartment or B&B. Pick up time will be comunicate.

Itinerary
Stop At:  
Vatican City
A tourist’s travel to Rome is not complete without visiting the Vatican city, also known as the Holy City. It is considered to be the smallest independent state in the world, the home of Pope, and the center of Catholicism. There are plenty of good reasons to visit the Vatican, as this tiny city is full of attractions, points of interest, artworks, and history. Thousands of people come every year in the Vatican to admire the gorgeous Saint Peter’s basilica and square. This is, without doubt, one of the most beautiful cathedrals in the world.Sistine Chapel is an impressive artwork dated from 1473. This is the main location where Cardinals choose a new Pope. Michelangelo is the author of the famous frescoes that depict stories from the Old and the New Testament, and “the Last Judgement”. Even though you are not a religious person, you will be surely impressed by the breathtaking beauty of these frescoes.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo
Known as Hadrian's Tomb, the Castel Sant'Angelo is a fortress located on the right bank of the Tiber, a short distance from the Vatican City. Construction of the building began in the year 135 under the direction of the Emperor Hadrian, who intended to use it as mausoleum for himself and his family. It was finished in the year 139 and a short time later, it became a military building, which in the year 403 would be integrated to the Aurelian Walls.In the year 590, while a great epidemic of plague devastated the city, the Pope Gregory I had a vision of Saint Michael the Archangel on top of the castle, announcing the end of the epidemic. In memory of the apparition the building is crowned with a statue of an angel. In the year 1277 an 800 metre fortified corridor was built that connected the castle with the Vatican City so that the Pope could escape in the event that he were in danger. During the sieges that occurred in Rome during 1527, the Pope Clement VII used the fortress as a refuge. The Castel Sant'Angelo is split into five floors which can be reached by a spiral ramp that first reaches the chamber of ashes and subsequently the cells in which a number of historical figures were incarcerated. Advancing toward the upper part of the castle you will find different rooms that functioned as a Papal residence, decorated with perfectly preserved frescoes from the Renaissance period, besides the extensive collection of weapons. In the upper floor there is a large terrace where you can take amazing photographs of the city from above.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Child rate applies only when shared with 2 paying adults
  • Security checks (like airport) is obligatory for everyone entering Vatican City
  • Dress code required for the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter Basilica: knees and shoulders must be covered
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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