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Private Vatican and Sistine Chapel Tour

Skip-the-line Exclusive Guided Tour of the Vatican Highlights (210)
Approximate Duration h3
  • 3 Hours
  • Accessible
  • Photos Allowed
  • Transportation Optional
  • Fast Access
  • Official Tour guide

Tour Description

Immerse yourself in a world of wonderful art!

This tour is a great opportunity to explore the magnificent treasures of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica accompanied by our very knowledgeable English-speaking guide. There will be no queuing as you have the benefit of pre-arranged admission. This will allow you to fully appreciate the wonders of the Vatican in a more relaxed manner on a tour that is both educational and informative.

Your guide will meet you at a pre-arranged time and your tour will begin with the Vatican Museums. The museums house beautiful artworks from the Renaissance period, including some of the world’s finest Roman and Greek antiquity. From the Cortile del Belvedere to Lysippos’ statues of Apollo, Laocoon and Apoxyomenos, you’ll marvel at the majestic scenes and beautiful treasures.

You will then move on to the Room of the Animals, the Hall of Muses with its famous Torso, the Greek Cross Room, the Gallery of the Candelabra and the Gallery of Tapestries.

Walk down the Hall of Geographic Maps to the Raphael Rooms where you can spend some time viewing his wonderful works including the Parnassus, School of Athens and Disputation of the Holy Sacrament.

Via a narrow passageway you then enter the Borgia Apartments and the stunning Sistine Chapel. Here you will find the magnificent frescoes by Michelangelo, Botticelli and Ghirlandaio, famous the world over.

Next stop on the tour is to St. Peter’s Basilica with its magnificent dome and the intriguing white marble Pietà , then down to the Vatican Grottoes where generations of popes have been laid to rest.

Finally, to end this comprehensive tour, your guide will walk you around St. Peter’s Square to see the impressive works by Gian Lorenzo Bernini and will point out the Apostolic Palace, residence of the popes and known throughout the world for its iconic smoking chimney.

The Vatican and Sistine Chapel Tour is extremely popular so book early to avoid disappointment. Don’t hesitate to contact us for information and bookings: info@tastytours.com/strong>

What's includes

All the most famous Vatican Sites in one half-day tour led by a top-rated local guide.

  • Fast-Access Entrance Tickets
  • Licensed Official Tour Guide
  • Sistine Chapel
  • Gallery of Geographic Maps
  • Basilica of St. Peter
  • Raphael's Rooms
  • Laocoon, Apollo and Greek Statues Collection
  • Belvedere Courtyard
  • Gallery of Tapistries
  • St. Peter's Square
  • Room of Animals
  • Gallery of Candelabra
  • Sobieski Hall
  • Many more interesting sites

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Alexandra W., Manchester, UK

"We visited the Vatican with Maria after the standard closing times. It was fabolous to see the church light up at night and mostly silence in a very touristy place. The tour was well-paced and very informative. Would recommend!"

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