Vatican Museums And Sistine Chapel Guided Tour

€ 600.00

The Vatican Museums inside the Vatican City are the most famous and greatest museums in the world. These museums display excellent art works from the immense collection built up by the Roman Catholic Church over the past many centuries.

Meeting (morning or afternoon) with a Private Driver at your Hotel and transfer to the Vatican Museums. Once there, meet your English-speaking Licensed Guide and enter the Vatican and its breathtaking Museums, enjoying a skip-the-line ticket!

This tour (4 hours) focuses on the famous masterpieces of the Vatican (Michelangelo's Dome, Raphael's Rooms, Pine Courtyard, Chiaramonti Collection, Clementino Collection, Stanza Rotonda, Stanza della Croce Greca, Bramante's Triple Gallery) and of course the Sistine Chapel ceiling painted by Michelangelo between 1508 and 1512. The ceiling of the large Sistine Chapel was built within the Vatican by Pope Sixtus IV (1477 to 1480). These paintings feature Biblical stories about the Creation, Downfall and Salvation of Humankind.

Leaving the Sistine you will then experience St Peter's, for sure the most superb church on Earth: you will be close up with the world renowned Pieta' by Michelangelo and admire the architecture, statues and mosaics kept inside this awe-inspiring treasure trove, before ending in magnificent square designed by Bernini.

The tour ends with the transfer back to your centrally located Hotel in Rome.

The focus of the Guided Tour is on the most important masterpieces of the Vatican Museums' collection and of course the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica.

- Round-trip transfer from centrally located Hotel to the Vatican and return;
- 3 hours of Private Guided tour at the Vatican Museums;
- Admission with skip-the-line

- Gratuities

5 hours including transfers

Please remember to dress appropriately. The Sistine Chapel is a holy place and attire must be appropriate for the visit, so shoulders and knees need to be covered before entering.

The Vatican Museums are closed on Sundays and religious holidays (as Jan. 1st, Easter Monday, August 15th, Dec. 25th etc.)