Italy Sightseeing Tours & Activities Vatican City Semi-Private Vatican Tour incuding Sistine Chapel, St. Raphael's Tomb and St. Peter's



Tour Code : TUR-00097
Departure City : Vatican City
Type : Semi-Private
Duration : 3 Hours
Start Time(s) : 08:10:00
Languages : English
Hotel Pick Up Available : No
Meals Included : None

Description :

Experience the Vatican Museums in the peace and quiet that was intended on our semi-private, small group tour. With 12 people or less per group, your visit will be intimate and unhurried and your guide easy to interact with. Early morning access means you’ll enter the Museums before the general public so you’ll be ahead of the pack on your journey through this incredible structure.  Once inside, we visit the most important sights of the Vatican Museums, from Apollo Belvedere and the Gallery of Tapestries to the Raphael Rooms. With commentary from your expert English-speaking guide, you’ll understand better the incredible masterpieces held within this 9-mile collection – a fact you’ll appreciate all the more when you get to the Sistine Chapel. Admire Michelangelo’s beautiful frescoes and pick out the quirks and stories your guide told you about – one of many self-portraits perhaps, or a personal enemy suffering a strange death. From the Sistine Chapel we use a special entrance to access St. Peter's Square directly, bypassing another long line. Visit Michelangelo's Pieta and see the colossal basilica dome, even more impressive when you understand just how long it took to build. We’ll end our tour with a bang out in St. Peter's Square from where you can see the Pope’s famous balcony and Bernini’s optical illusion.

Tour Includes

  • English speaking professional tour guide
  • Headsets
  • Skip the Line Entrance to the Vatican Museums before the general public
  • Tickets for the Vatican Museums and all reservation fees

Tour Does Not Include

  • Gratuities of any type