Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Walking Tour

2 hours
Explore the highlights of the Vatican with an expert tour guide! This tour has been carefully designated for travelers wishing to visit the highlights of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel without waiting in long lines. Your professional tour guide will give you your own headset meaning you won't miss a thing. Once you enter and receive your headsets you will soon start to realize that works of art will be brought to life whilst listening to the many fascinating stories and fun facts that your guide will illustrate. Head to the Pio Clementino Museum, the most complex of the Vatican. There you will discover the statue that also inspired Michelangelo and many other artists, The Belvedere Torso, a fragmentary marble statue of an unknown male. Be amazed by the Octagonal court, tour around the Round Room and start a journey in what seems to be never-ending beautifully decorated galleries. The three Galleries, maps, tapestries and Candelabra will show you off the most well decorated, fully gold ceilings that you will ever see inside the Vatican. You'll learn all about Raphael's 4 rooms and even spot Aristotle and Plato in one of his most famous frescoes. Then you will be able to marvel at the 68ft high ceiling and that touch between God and Adam, in one of the iconic scenes of the famous Sistine Chapel. Discover all nine representations of the Genesis and let your tour guide astonish you with the many stories behind the creation of this marvelous fresco. But it won't be only the ceiling that will leave you speechless, take a look behind and there it will be, the Last Judgment also painted by Michelangelo standing more than 40ft tall covering the whole altar. Marvel at projection of Michelangelo's imagination of the second coming of Christ and the final and eternal Judgement by God of all human beings. Next you will enter St. Peter's Basilica. Here you will visit at your own pace taking the time to enhance to marvelous art such as Michelangelo's Pietà and Bernini's Baldachin. Don't forget to visit the Pope's crypts that lay underneath the Basilica or climb St. Peter's Dome has a magnificent view over St.Peter's Square and Rome as well. The tour finishes in St. Peter’s Square, where you can admire Bernini’s clever optical illusion, spot the balcony from which the Pope delivers his public addresses, and take photos of the imposing exterior of the basilica. After your tour, we can assure that you'll leave the Vatican feeling like an expert!

Highlights: the Pinecone Courtyard, the Pio Clementino Museum, the Gallery of the Candelabra, Gallery of the Tapestries, Gallery of the Maps, The Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica, St. Peter’s Square.

Departure: daily except Sunday. Includes: no wait VIP access to the Vatican Museums, access to the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Square and Basilica, a tour guide, audio headsets. Optional: hotel pick-up and drop off, St Peter's Dome ticket. 1-10 people.

Please note: The entrance to St. Peter's Basilica from the Sistine Chapel will remain closed until further notice. A Green Pass or a COVID vaccine certificate is required to enter the Vatican Museums. This tour involves a fair amount of walking. Comfortable shoes are recommended. We are unable to accommodate visitors with wheelchairs or with walking disabilities. Entrance into the Vatican is subject to a strict dress code. Shoulders and knees must be covered. No low-cut or sleeveless tops or shorts will be permitted. Clients that do not adhere to the dress code will not be permitted entry to the Vatican. We cannot be held responsible for entry denied due to improper dress. There will be an airport-style security check before you enter St. Peter's Basilica; please leave liquids and sharp items at home.
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Meeting point
Via Tunisi, 5a, 00192 Roma RM, Italy
Important to know
Free cancellation
Plans are subject to change, and sometimes unexpectedly. So you can cancel your event free of charge 24 hours before the start.
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