Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Tour

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Tuesday 18 June to Thursday 27 June
Vatican City
Rome: Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Tour

Highlights

  • Marvel at the intricate frescoes adorning the Sistine Chapel ceilings
  • Discover some of Rome's most popular attractions on a guided tour
  • Save time by skipping the long ticket lines at the Vatican Museums
  • Wander through the courtyards of the Vatican complex with your guide
  • Explore the interior of St. Peter's Basilica and see Michelangelo's Pietà

Description

Discover some of the most popular attractions in Rome on a guided walking tour of Vatican City. Visit the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica with your guide, and admire the ornate interiors and the famed artworks housed here. Meet your guide close to the entrance to the Vatican Museums and follow them as you set out to explore the most interesting galleries within the museum. See the Rotunda, the Gallery of Tapestries, and the Gallery of Maps. Take in the ornate ceilings in each room and see the ancient statues, frescoes, and tapestries that adorn the walls. Then, enter the Sistine Chapel and marvel at the intricate fresco that covers the entire ceiling and walls. Painted by Michaelangelo between 1508 and 1512, the Sistine Chapel represents a cornerstone work of High Renaissance art. From the Creation of Adam to the Last Judgement, Michelangelo dedicated some of his greatest years to the Sistine Chapel, working day and night – even sleeping in the chapel – to satisfy the popes of Rome. The artist also expressed his frustration through hidden meanings in his work, which have since been uncovered and deciphered. Listen as your guide lets you in on Michelangelo's private jokes. Finally, head to St. Peter's Basilica for the final leg of your guided walking tour. The cathedral is one of the most renowned works of Renaissance architecture and holds the title of the biggest church in the world. Explore the interior of this magnificent structure with your guide and discover the many masterpieces of Renaissance and Baroque art that fill the cathedral. Admire the famous Pietà by Michelangelo and the elaborate St. Peter's Baldachin by Bernini. Your tour comes to an end outside the cathedral. From here, feel free to wander around Saint Peter's Square or visit the nearby Castel Sant'Angelo on your own. 

Includes

Live tour guide Radios and headsets to better hear the guide Skip-the-line ticket to the Vatican Museums Access to the Sistine Chapel Guided tour of St. Peter's Basilica (if option selected) Free Wi-Fi at the meeting point Free online map at the meeting point

Important Information

  • Entry to the Vatican Museums is based on strictly timed tickets. For this reason, late arrivals cannot be guaranteed access All visitors must have a photo ID for the security check The Vatican Museums imposes a mandatory dress code: knees and shoulders must be covered otherwise you will not be able to enter Due to exceptional religious events, St. Peter's Basilica might be closed without any notice

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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