Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel – small group (max 8 people)

         

Short description

This tour allows you to enjoy an infinite number of masterpieces like Michelangelo’s “Pietà” and “Last Judgment”, gorgeous works by Bernini, Raphael, Botticelli, Perugino and other treasures all incredibly united under the roof of the world renowned Vatican museums.

Highlights

  • Skip the line to enter the Vatican museums
  • Enjoy the view of St.Peter’s dome and Vatican gardens from the panoramic terrace
  • Walk through the highlights of the Vatican museums
  • Learn about some of the most popular ancient Greek-Roman sculptures
  • Walk through the gallery of the beautiful Flemish tapestries
  • Enter and gasp at the unique beauty of the Sistine Chapel
  • Finally, enter the largest and arguably most beautiful Catholic church in the world: St. Peter’s Basilica

Tour Description:

This tour allows you to enjoy an infinite number of masterpieces like Michelangelo’s “Pietà” and “Last Judgment”, gorgeous works by Bernini, Raphael, Botticelli, Perugino and other treasures all incredibly united under the roof of the world renowned Vatican museums. The numerous popes that have lived in the Vatican, continuously enriched it with different art works but the unmissable ceiling of the Sistine Chapel and its sublime ‘Last Judgment” by Michelangelo, are surely the real attraction.

After meeting with your tour guide, you will reach the usually packed museum entrance, where, skipping the check-in line, you will enter the museums through a panoramic terrace where a stunning vision of Saint Peter’s dome overlooks the Vatican gardens. Throughout the tour, you will admire the most beautiful Roman ancient statues, you will gasp at the length of the enormous Tapestry Hall, then through the Hall of the Painted Maps, you will enter the Sistine Chapel whose impact in history, religion and visual arts has no equal in the world!

All of this in a small and intimate group of maximum 10 people since we don’t want to make our clients feel uncomfortable in big groups.
At last, through a special door available only if accompanied by your tour guide, you will reach the largest Catholic church in the world: Saint Peter’s Basilica. Once you enter, the greatness of the structure and care of details will overwhelm you. This is where Michaelangelo’s sculpture “Pieta” is kept and the tombs of the popes including St. John Paul II’s and St. Peter the Apostle.

Availability: year round

Days of Operation: daily except Sunday and religious Holidays

Duration: 6,5 hours

Tour starts: 08.45 AM

Meeting point: TERMINAL CRUISE SHUTTLE BUS situated in “Largo della Pace”, Civitavecchia Port. It is the meeting point and last stop of the port free shuttle bus (that picks up you from the boat). I’ll wait for you with a signature of your name

Pick-up and drop off: Terminal Cruise Shuttle bus – Largo della Pace, Civitavecchia.

 included:

  • Pick up and drop off from “Largo della Pace SNC” in Civitavecchia;
    Licensed Tour Guide
  • Small group of 10 people or less
  • Skip the line entrance tickets
  • Audio headsets to hear your guide
  • transfer to Rome single and return.

not included: lunch, gratuity if you are pleased with the service

 Additional services on request: fixed menu lunch in a typical restaurant

 Useful information:

We suggest to wear comfortable shoes and remember that is not permitted to visit churches in shorts, miniskirts or uncovered shoulders. The tour can be changed  without notice due to weather and traffic.  Visitors could be asked an ID/Passport for security reasons, please make sure you have a valid one with you. A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women

Cancellation Policy: Cancel up to 48 hours in advance for a full refund