Duration : 3 Hours
On this private 3-hour walking tour, your expert guide will escort you on a fascinating journey through history, antiquities, and art masterpieces.
Features of this private tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter’s Basilica:
At the Vatican museums, you will hear amazing stories about the Vatican itself and the artists who made it the world's richest storehouse of art, culture and history. Your private guide will show you the most important galleries and works as you make your way to the Sistine Chapel, which thrills visitors with its majesty and the brilliance of Michelangelo.
Painted by Michelangelo in the early 16th century, the Sistine Chapel ceiling frescoes (best known for the iconic Creation of Adam) are a priceless collection of masterpieces.
With your guide you’ll be able to take the “VIP back door” into St. Peter’s basilica, avoiding the endless security lines outside. As you step into the church see if your jaw doesn’t drop! There is not an inch of undecorated space in this massive church. Resting on 800 pillars and able to hold over 60,000 worshippers, the church houses a mind-boggling quantity of artworks of every type imaginable. Among these the most precious is the Pietà, Michelangelo's moving magnum opus sculpted in marble.
Finally, stroll St. Peter's Square and take in the magnitude and splendor of the largest church in Christendom from the exterior.
Please remember that all visitors are required to have their shoulders and legs covered to below the knee when visiting the Vatican City, and that the Vatican Museums are closed on Sundays and religious holidays.
IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING TICKETS:
Please be aware that tickets are guaranteed only when booked.
Booking tickets this year has become almost impossible and we’re struggling to find slots available.
The Vatican opens availability 2 months ahead the selected date . We will do our very best to get the admission tickets for you but if by this time we are not able to secure tickets, then those are not guaranteed.
We will have to relay to other suppliers but it’s not guaranteed.
You will be notified in case of lack of unavailability and offered an alternative solution for you to still have a wonderful experience during your visit; for example, instead of the Vatican, we can take you to see other beautiful churches in Rome.
We will be able to provide a certain answer regarding availability 7 weeks ahead for the Vatican, in refer to the selected date of your tour.
You will be then free to decide how to move forward with your tour, of course.
This may cause some inconveniences, but we wanted to inform you in advance and be transparent with our customers regarding this whole situation.
Thank you very much for understanding.
1. Is this tour private?
The tour is private, just for your party.
2. Where is the meeting point?
Your guide will meet you at the entrance of the Vatican Museums.
3. Does this tour include lunch and admission fees to sites?
Tickets and lunch are not included in the rate. Please contact our office for pricing and reservations.
4. Does it include a guide?
A private licensed guide for 3 hours is included in the rate.
5. What is the itinerary of this tour?
The highlights of this tour include the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica.
6. What is the duration of the tour?
The duration of the tour is 4 hours.
7. Is gratuity included in the price?
Tips are never included in our quotes. We think that a tip shouldn’t be included in the rate otherwise it would be a tax!!! Once in Italy do not feel as though you have to tip everyone because someone told you to. Tip only if you really liked the service. Tips are generally: 10% not bad 15 % great 20 % best tour in my life. Please report any abuse.
There will be a full charge for bookings canceled with less than 72-hour notice for any service required. In this case, a full charge will be made on your credit card. If you miss your flight or if your airline decides to cancel the flight due to bad weather or if your flight is directed to another airport on arrival, please advise us on time (as soon as you know) or a full charge will be made.
Please give us enough time so we can accept other reservations and allocate them to our chauffeurs. If the ship does not make it to the pier for bad weather, you will not be considered responsible so NO CHARGE will be made to your credit card. A full charge will be made for a no-show-up.
Only pre-purchased skip-the-line tickets (if requested) are not refundable under the circumstance and will be charged to your card.
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