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Private Tour: Vatican, Guide & Sistine Chapel - Skip the line!

  • When does it run?
    Daily except Sunday
  • Start time

    9am // 2pm

    (Please mention your preferred start time in the special request section at the time of booking.)

  • Duration
    4 hours
Inclusions
  • Guide available in English, German, French languages
  • Reservation and entrance fees to the Vatican
  • Skip the line tickets to Vatican Museum
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Guests
  • Adult (6+)
  • Infant (0-5)

Key Highlights

  • Experience the magic of the Vatican and Sistine Chapel in a personalised package
  • Savour one of the largest art collections of the world, including Roman, Etruscan and Egyptian antiquities
  • Unearth fascinating tidbits - from Michaelangelo and Raphael’s rivalry to how Pope Julius II drove the making of The Last Judgement
  • Get a glimpse of the glamorous life during Renaissance and the life of Popes
  • Regale in the magnetic history and illustrious heritage of the Roman empire and Christianity
  • Enjoy the flexibility to spend more time at areas that interest you
  • Both printed and smartphone vouchers accepted!

Overview

Discover Rome through the prism of art with this immersive private tour of the Vatican and Sistine Chapel along with an extremely knowledgeable guide. Offering you greater flexibility and a more in depth experience, you can spend more time in areas that interest you and interact and ask questions for extra-comprehensive doses of explorations.

Trail the exquisite interiors of Julius II’s private apartments, designed by the legendary Raphael, for a quintessential glimpse of the Italian Renaissance. Learn about Raphael and Michaelangelo’s historic rivalry, the lives of great artists who have worked at the Vatican and more while learning how to interpret the genius works displayed at the Vatican. 

Admire Michaelangelo’s unforgettable frescoes and the evolution of the paintings at the Sistine Chapel, and discover one of the greatest art collections in the world. Don’t forget to take some time to feast your eyes on The Last Judgement - it’s a piece you will not forget in a long, long time. Revels in fascinating stories, both historic and modern, as your guide regales you with tidbits about the intense connections between Pope Julius II and Michaelangelo, anecdotes of famous Popes as well as details of their conclave and elections, the glamourous and intensely cultural life during the Renaissance, and so much more.

An experience like no other, this is a tour you don’t want to miss - it’s the path to appreciating the Vatican and Sistine Chapels as more than just two of the most famous attractions in the world, and taking a closer look at their influence over history as well as contemporary society. 

About The Supplier: Avventure Bellissime (Beautiful Adventures) is an Anglo-Italian fully-licensed and bonded tour operator that has been operating tours for incoming individuals and groups to Italy since 1999.

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Daily except Sunday

  • Duration

    4 hours

  • Start time

    9am // 2pm

    (Please mention your preferred start time in the special request section at the time of booking.)

  • Meeting Point

    Make your way to the Main entrance of the Vatican Museum where your guide will be waiting.

    Please make sure you reach the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time so that you do not get stuck in any last minute rush and can comfortably receive the pre-departure briefing.

  • Ending Point

    The tour ends at St. Peter's Square

Inclusions & Exclusions

  • Guide available in English, German, French languages
  • Reservation and entrance fees to the Vatican
  • Skip the line tickets to Vatican Museum
  • Hotel pick up & drop off

Please note

Voucher Information: No need to print! You can show your voucher on your smartphone or other devices. (But if you’d rather print a copy – that’s fine too!)

Please call the local activity operator anytime between 9:00am – 5:00pm, Monday to Saturday, atleast a day prior to the start of the tour to confirm the departure details.

Your tour guide will be holding sign with your name written on it.

Please cover shoulder and knees for entrance to the Vatican

Additional info

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They are a nice bunch and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. This tour has reserved entrance to the Vatican, this has limited availability and is only available between 8am and 10am. You are advised to book well in advance.

Customer Reviews

  • Wonderful tour - money well spent
    Frank O Rojas, United States 06/07/2015
  • Very knowledgeable tour guide
    Clark A Rechkemmer, United States 08/31/2011
  • Exclusive Private Vatican Tour
    françois pernot, Belgium 12/31/2010
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