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The Ultimate Small Group Vatican & Sistine Chapel tour with St Peter's Basilica

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    Stop At: Vatican Museums, Viale Vaticano, 00120 Vatican City Italy

    The 110 acres that comprise the Vatican City are home to some of the most famous tourist destinations in the world. The global centre of the Catholic religion attracts millions of fervent religious supporters and interested visitors each year. As you pass the famed Pontifical Swiss Guard, the Pope’s security force since 1505, you’ll enter perhaps the most recognizable plaza in the Western world: St. Peter’s Square.

    Given the Vatican’s importance as a religious and historical destination, it’s no surprise that it is consistently brimming with tourists. Attractions like the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel regularly have long lines for entrance, and papal addresses are heard by thousands of people beneath the window of the Apostolic Palace.

    Throughout history, wealthy and famous visitors have presented the Popes with some of the most important works of art in Western history. These include multiple sculpture museums with special galleries dedicated to statues, busts, and masks. Even more impressive is the collection of paintings with works by Da Vinci, Bellini, Titian, and a suite of rooms dedicated to the frescoes of Raphael.

    Thoroughly educated in the history of these masterpieces, our guides will take you on an intimate tour of the Vatican Museums, leading you directly to the most consequential works and offering valuable information along the way.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Sistine Chapel, Citta del Vaticano 1, 00120 Vatican City Italy

    The Sistine Chapel has drawn admirers from around the world for over five hundred years, ever since the completion of Michelangelo’s great Sistine Chapel ceiling. The magnificent frescoes that make up Michelangelo’s famous ceiling include The Creation of Adam, an iconic depiction of a Biblical scene; only Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa matches its artistic significance. To be admired in silence, the Sistine Chapel provokes awe amongst its visitors with breath-taking art and architecture in all directions. In order to prepare you for the grandeur of the Chapel’s interior, our guides will offer a helpful history of the art inside and provide orientation to better direct your exploration.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Pass By: St. Peter's Basilica, Piazza di San Pietro, 00120 Vatican City Italy

    After this you will be escorted, through a priority entrance, in St. Peters Basilica, the greatest piece of Renaissance architecture as well as being largest church in the world, to explore at your own leisure.

    When it comes to visiting the historic sites of the Vatican, it’s worth it to pay for a premium tour experience. Our Ultimate Semi-Private Vatican & Sistine chapel tour paves the way for you to visit the Vatican Museums, St. Peter’s Basilica, and the Sistine Chapel in all its beauty.
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    Departure Point
    Via delle Grazie, 4, 00193 Roma RM, Italy
    Duration
    2h 30m
    Return Details
    Saint Peter's Square, Forum Sancti Petri, Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
    Inclusions
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    • Professional, English speaking guide
    • Headsets to hear your guide clearly
    • Priority access to St.Peter's Basilica
    • Professional art historian guide
    • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
    • Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • The tour reservations have strict timing. To join the tour you are required to be at the meeting point for check-in at least 30 minutes prior to your tour departure time.
    • 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 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.
    • 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.
    • All visitors must pass through the monument/attraction security check please allow at least 20 minutes to clear security.
    • The exact timings and reservations can vary, dependant on the monument/attractions administration offices availabilities and decisions on the booking day and can be subject to last minute changes. Departure time can differ up to 20 minutes from your selected time.
    • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair.
    • 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.
    • All clients will be asked to show a photo ID, you must bring a photo ID to be allowed into the monument.
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
    • Near public transportation
    • Pets are not allowed inside the venue
    • On Wednesday, due to the weekly Papal Audience, and on religious ceremony there is a possibility that St Peter's Basilica will be unavailable during which the access to St Peter's Basilica is closed.
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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