Vatican Tickets & Tour including Sistine Chapel St Peter Church & Raphael Rooms

Rome, Italy

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Overview

This is a superb half-day tour to see the Vatican in the company of a top-rated and very knowledgeable guide.

With skip-the-line access you by-pass the waiting lines of tourists and head directly inside to see Ancient Roman and Greek statues,  Raphael’s Rooms, the Galleries of Tapestries and Maps, the Sistine Chapel, Saint Peter’s Basilica and Square to name a few.

This is one of the most comprehensive tours of the Vatican highlights and we ensure you won’t miss any of the “must-see” treasures that make this such a special place.

Guaranteed to skip the long lines
All activities
Professional art historian guide
Gratuities
Private transportation
Hotel pick up and drop off

Departure Point

Viale Vaticano, Roma RM, Italy

Return Details

Saint Peter's Square, Forum Sancti Petri, Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Vatican Museums
You meet with your guide at the entrance to the Museums and with privileged access by-pass the queues and head inside.  You can leave your belongings in the cloakroom and take a comfort break before starting the tour. The visit begins in the rooms that hold ancient Roman and Greek artworks collected from excavations in the city of Rome.  When the Popes ruled Central Italy the Vatican had the rights to all finds.  Your guide will take you to see the most interesting of these including the Belvedere Apollo, the Torso, the busts of Claudius and Hadrian and the sarcophagi of Helen and Constance, the mother and daughter of Emperor Constantine.Next on the itinerary is a visit to the Room of Animals and the Gallery of Candelabra where you walk over rare Roman mosaics and come face-to-face with the magnificent statues of Diana of Ephesus, the Muses and many Greek philosophers. 
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Stanze di Raffaello
You then proceed to the Gallery of Tapestries, the Sobieski Hall and Raphael’s Rooms.  The latter were the private apartments of Pope Julius II and were painted by Raphael and his disciples.  Here you will see two of the painter’s most famous masterpieces, the Parnassus and The School of Athens.  
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Sistine Chapel
The highlight of any tour is of course the famous Sistine Chapel, Italy’s most visited site.  Your guide will tell you all about Michelangelo’s frescoes, The Last Judgment, the Creation of Adam and the Genesis as well as details of the Stories of Moses and Jesus painted by Botticelli, Perugino and other famous Renaissance masters.  Still in use today, the Sistine Chapel is where the conclave takes place to elect a new Pope.  Listen to anecdotes and some well-kept secrets about this amazing place.  
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
St. Peter's Basilica
The tour ends with a visit to the greatest Catholic Church in the world, Saint Peter’s Basilica.  Here is another of Michelangelo’s masterpieces, La Pietà.  Your guide will tell you about the architecture of this magnificent edifice and something of the rituals that take place here.  You will also visit the tombs of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II. 
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
St. Peter's Square
Your guide will then take you to Saint Peter’s Square to see Bernini’s famous statues and the balcony where you see the white smoke that tells of a newly elected Pope. A final few curious facts and anecdotes and your guide will leave you to take a stroll around this magnificent square.  A perfect end to a tour of the Vatican!    
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

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