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Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Small Group Tour

Product ID: 33292
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Skip the long lines at the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel on a small group . Visit one of the world’s greatest art collections with masterpieces by Botticelli, Ghirlandaio, Pinturicchio and Perugino, as well as Michelangelo’s.
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Duration: 3 hours
Starting time 2:30 PM
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Pickup included

Pickup is available from accommodations within Rome city center only (inside the Aurelian Walls).

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  • Skip the Line and visit the most important sights of Vatican City the easy way
  • Explore some of the 1,400 rooms and 65,000 paintings of the Vatican Museums
  • Admire old maps and frescoes
  • Go to the Sistine Chapel and see Michelangelo's ceiling
  • Tour in a small group that never exceeds 12 people
Full description
Visit the Vatican Museums in the Vatican City on this 2.5-hour small-group tour, and see one of the world’s largest museum complexes, containing some 2,000 rooms that stretch for nearly 9 miles (15 km). Skip the line with your small group of no more than 12 people, stroll through the corridors to view the world’s largest private art collection, once intended exclusively for the pope.

As your expert guide entertains you with tales of Vatican power and intrigue, you’ll feel the Renaissance works of art come to life. Amble through Raphael’s Rooms, the 4 interconnecting chambers adorned with paintings by Raphael and his pupils, before visiting the breathtakingly beautiful Sistine Chapel, which is considered the pope’s home chapel. Walk through this sacred Vatican site to see Michelangelo’s astounding frescoes, The Creation of Adam, and The Last Judgment.

The tour continues with St Peter’s Basilica, step inside to see why it’s so much more than just a church, and gaze in wonder at its awe-inspiring architecture and mosaics, including another Michelangelo masterpiece, La Pietà. Steeped in history, St Peter's Basilica is said to stand on the ground where St Peter the Apostle was crucified and buried. The guide will explain the highlights of the basilica and its significance as the holiest place in Christendom.
  • Entrance fees
  • Headsets
  • Guide
  • Skip-the-line access at the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
  • Pick-up and drop off service available from hotels in the interior of the Aurelian Walls
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
Not allowed
  • Shorts
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts
Know before you go
• Please note the tour also works in case of rain
• No refunds are given for missed flights, buses, trains etc.
• Miniskirt, shorts and uncovered shoulders are not allowed
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From US$ 109.61 US$ 93.17 per person

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Product ID: 33292