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This in-depth Vatican tour will give you a comprehensive understanding of the vast and prestigious Vatican collections

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Our tour begin just beyond a massive bronze door that, like magic, takes you out of Italy and into the smallest country in the world: the Vatican. There are priceless works of art here, collected by the popes or often expressly commissioned by them.

The Vatican Museums are actually a sort of immense treasure chest stuffed with objects of unimaginable value: statues, paintings, tapestries, archeological finds, all exhibited in the same halls where popes, cardinals, ambassadors and kings once strolled, not to mention the greatest artists of the Renaissance such as Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael or Michelangelo.

The visit is an incredible stroll through the history of art where you can meet the greatest artists ever, through their most important works.

Itinerary:

You'll discover masterpieces in a sort of crescendo as you pass from one room to another, till we will step inside the Sistine Chapel which is without doubt one of the greatest art treasures of all time and t's the last stop at the Vatican Museums.

Next, will enter the highest temple of Christendom: St. Peter's Basilica (you'll skip the line here too!), to admire the Pieta and the imposing Dome from Michelangelo, the Tomb of St. Peter, Bernini's Baldacchino, view of Pope's Residence (outside), St Peter's Square with its magic prospectives and the Vatican Grottos where most popes are buried.

ITINERARY
Pictures Gallery
Egyption Museum
Etruscan Museum
Pinecone Courtyard
Gallery of Maps
Candelabra's Gallery
Tapestries. Gallery
Chiaramonti Museum
Animal Gallery
Muses' Room
Room of the Immaculate
Round Room
Greek Cross Room
Simonetti's Staircase
Room of Biga
Raphael's Rooms
Borgias Apartments
Contemporary Art Museum
Sistine Chapel

St. Peter's Basilica,
Vatican Grottos
Square of St. Peter's
Mosaic Factory

Meeting location: We can meet just at the opposite side of the street from the Museum's Entrance, just outside the "Cafè Vaticano" at Viale Vaticano 1n. 100 (the only café facing the white marble gate with the writing "Musei Vaticani"), and it's at the corner with a staircase going down, there is a path walk from there toward the entrance of the museums and a taxi station as well. It is extremely easy to find it, however, once booked I will attach a map of the location and pictures of the spot via email to make it even easier.
End location: St. Peter's Basilica
Duration: 5 hours 30 min (depending on the crowds in the upper galleries of the Vatican Museums)
Transportation: Walking during the tour, by taxi from and to your hotel.
What's included:

Private Tour guide throughout the tour;
Admission fees to the Vatican Museums, Galleries, Colletctions & Sistine Chapel
Priority entrance to skip the waiting lines at the Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica.

Please note that for parties from 6 persons and over, headset equipment is required by the Vatican in order to better hear the guide. In this case an extra cost of 3€ per person will be applied.

Activity level: Light
Maximum travelers: 10
Tour Type: City, Cultural
Kid Friendly: YES
Wheelchairs Friendly: YES