Rome: Vatican Museums & St. Peter's Basilica with Dome

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See priceless works of art from the Papal collections in the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel and explore St. Peter's Basilica and Dome at your pace.

Highlights

  • Feast your eyes on masterpieces by Raphael, Michelangelo, and Bernini
  • Enjoy skip-the-line access to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
  • Learn the fascinating history of St. Peter's Basilica from an audio guide
  • Climb over 300 stairs to the top of St. Peter's Basilica, 136 m above the city
  • Explore the embellishments and mosaic art adoring the walls of the dome

Description

Dive through the extensive halls of the Vatican Museums, where you'll have the chance to visit sights like the impressive Vatican Courtyard, Pio-Clementino Museum, Gallery of the Candelabra, and more. Discover the countless treasures of the Vatican with a visit to the Raphael Rooms. Admire the 4 rooms of the Vatican famous for their frescoes by the High Renaissance great Raphael. Gaze in awe at Raphael’s The School of Athens. Walk through the Borgia Apartments and enjoy the optical illusions in the Hall of the Tapestries. Admire the Sistine Chapel and Last Judgement by Michelangelo. Complete your experience with a visit to St. Peter's Basilica and Dome, with assistance of Touristation staff. Initially ordered by Pope Julius II during the 16th century, this grandiose Basilica encapsulates centuries of history and spiritual reverence. First, climb the dome, and get a close look at the interior mosaics while your audio guide tells you about the church's history. After descending from the Dome, admire Michelangelo's Pietà, Bernini's Baldacchino, and the final resting places of St. Peter and other popes. Using a digital map and 27 designated listening points, follow the audio tour on a journey through the basilica's key highlights. Delve into La Pieta of Michelangelo and the historical significance of the extraordinary pavement beneath you.

Includes

Skip-the-line ticket for Vatican Museums Skip-the-line ticket for Sistine Chapel Entrance to St. Peter's Basilica Entrance to the Dome and elevator Audio guide app for St. Peter's Basilica and Dome Assistance at the meeting point

Important Information

  • The Vatican Museums reserve free admission to all disabled visitors with a certified disability of more than 74%. In case of not self-sufficient, the free ticket is also extended to a companion The entrance to the St. Peter's Basilica and Dome is not skip-the-line You will have to pass through security The elevator will not take you to the top. You'll have to walk up 300 stairs Entrance to the Vatican is subject to a strict dress code Latecomers will not be admitted Not recommended for pregnant women or participants with heart complaints, back problems or other serious medical conditions. Not wheelchair accessible

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This activity is non-refundable

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