Vatican Tour Types

Vatican Gardens, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Tour

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Skip the lines to the Vatican and take pleasure in a 4.5-hour tour of the Gardens, Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica. The access-all-areas trip is a wonderful journey through centuries of art, with sneak peaks at locations generally near to the general public.

Highlights

  • Skip the long lines to the monuments and sites of the Vatican City.
  • Get unusual access to the 16th-century Bramante Staircase, usually near to the public.
  • Marvel at the Sistine Chapel and admire Michelangelo's renowned ceiling.
  • Go inside St. Peter's Basilica, among the world's biggest and essential churches.
  • See masterpieces by Michelangelo, Leonardo Da Vinci, Caravaggio and more in the Vatican Museums.

Included

  • Guided trip of the Vatican City in a group of no greater than 16 individuals.
  • Skip-the-line entrance.
  • Trip of the Bramante Staircase and Vatican Gardens (not usually opened to the public).
  • Audio guide gadgets to better hear your guide.

What’s Not Included

  • Hotel pick-up and drop off.

Escape the stress of Rome and take pleasure in a walk through the peaceful Vatican Gardens, an oasis of harmony in the heart of the Vatican City, decorated with picturesque fountains, sculptures and springs where very few people ever venture.Then access the Vatican Museums to see one of the most stunning art collections on the planet.

No trip to Rome is complete without a visit to the Vatican Museums. Home to fifty-four different galleries including four statue museums: Museo Pio-Clementino, Museo Chiaramonti, Museo Gregoriano Etrusco and the Museo Gregoriano Egiziano. These museums are home to a few of the most famous artworks on the planet, with artists including Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Caravaggio, Raphael and Giotto, to name a few. An experience that is sure to influence the art enthusiast in anyone.

Our exclusivity is the addition of the 1505 Bramante Staircase, an area of the Museums now closed to the public. People can just visit it in event of special openings for considerable amounts of loan, but thanks to our partnership with the Vatican we have the ability to let our customers enjoy this mind-bogglingly remarkable structure free of charge. The Bramante Staircase boasts granite Doric columns and a herringbone pattern on the floor, and was designed to allow individuals and animals to go up and down without interruption, however, above all, to permit Pope Julius II to enter his private rooms without leaving his carriage, being the ascension of the numerous flights difficult in heavy papal vestments. In this corner of the Museums you will live unique moments of euphoria admiring quaint views and listening to your guide as they inform you about this unique architecture which inspired numerous copycats.

The 54th gallery of the Vatican Museums is the renowned Sistine Chapel. Finished around 1483, the Sistine Chapel is probably the most famous chapel on the planet due to the artwork situated within. View a number of the most popular frescoes on the planet, consisting of the famous ceiling and The Last Judgement painted by Michelangelo. Not just does the Sistine Chapel hold a few of the world's most precious works of art, it is still used for spiritual purposes such as the Papal conclave - the procedure through which a brand-new Pope is picked.

Finally, St. Peter's Basilica - a popular expedition site - is likewise one of the largest worldwide and a shining example of Renaissance architecture. You won't ever forget having actually taken part in this value for money guided go to in Rome. The see inside St. Peter's Basilica is replaced by a visit to the Vatican Library on Wednesday morning trips due to the Papal Audience occurring every Wednesday.

Meeting Point

Meet your guide at 08:00 -08:15 on the steps near Caffè Vaticano, Viale Vaticano 100. This is opposite the Vatican Museums entrance.

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Time of the Year

Monday is among the busiest days for the Vatican Museums as they are closed on Sundays. A lot of people don’t know about the closure day of the Vatican Museums and they leave the Vatican City trip as (the best and) the last on the check-list. Therefore, considering that morning you will discover people queuing at the entrance.

Tuesday can be a peaceful day for the Vatican Museums and it can be an excellent option for a check out. Nevertheless, constantly check the Vatican calendar to see if there is any unique ceremonies or Vatican City holidays when they close the Museums.

Wednesday is the day of the Pope’s Audience. So if you are not planning to participate in the Audience at the St Peters Square, this is the best time to visit the Vatican Museums. You must enter the early morning and you will probably have an opportunity to see what is like when the Vatican Museums are almost empty.

Thursday is not a particularly busy day for the Vatican except for the days when there is a holiday or some unique ceremony in the Vatican.

Friday can be thought about among the busiest days for the Vatican City. At any time you go, you will find crowds accessing the Museums. This is also because of the “long-weekend” vacation travelers.

Saturday, together with Monday, is the busiest day at the Vatican. On Sundays the Vatican is closed and on Saturdays, at any time throughout the high season, you will constantly find a long line at the entrance.

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    Price: From €96 per person.
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    Printed or mobile voucher accepted.
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    5 hours in total.
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    Live Guide(English) - Group tour (no more than 16 people).

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