Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel and St.Peter Tour
Enjoy our Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter Tour without stress. Make your on-line reservation in advance to get in avoiding the long lines.
The Itinerary:The Vatican Museums is one of the most important Museum complexes in the world. Our tour continues with the Room of the Segnatura, originally the personal library and office of Pope Julius II, and the first that Raphael painted.The visit proceeds with St. Peter's Basilica, the world's most famous church.
Details: Winter Season and Summer Season, daily except Sundays and Wednesdays.
Time: 9.30 AM
Length: Approx. 4 hours.
Meeting point: at the large stairs in Via Tunisi, between the Caffè Vaticano and the Hotel Alemandi. Participants are requested to be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start of all tours.
Fee: free for children under 6 travelling with their parents.
Price includes:timed entrance to the Vatican Museum (ticket and booking fee), map of the museum, guided tour, headphones.
Major Advantage: the visit uses one language at a time. Scheduled entry, no need to queue. Don’t waste precious time waiting in long lines.
The Vatican Museums is one of the most important Museum complexes in the world, housing very important masterpieces from the Egyptian Age to late Renaissance: ancient statues such as the Laocoon, the Apollo Belvedere and the Torso del Belvedere are hosted here.
Our tour continues with the Room of the Segnatura, originally the personal library and office of Pope Julius II, and the first that Raphael painted. The frescoes in this room are the most celebrated of all the Raphael Rooms. The 4 main frescoes represent the fusion of classical and Christian themes. Admire the Room of Helidorus, the Room of the Fire in the Borgo and the Hall of Constantine.The group’s last stop is in the Sistine Chapel. Because no talking is allowed in the chapel, the guide will make a stop before entering, and with the help of illustrated panels will explain the paintings that are in the chapel.
The chapel was built in the 15th century and was decorated with frescoes by the mostfamous artists of the time including Botticelli, Perugino, Ghirlandaio and Michelangelo.The visit proceeds with St. Peter's Basilica, the world's most famous church. The first stop at St. Peter’s is in the square where the guide will explain the architecture and the fascinating external details. The church was designed by Michelangelo, although he died before its final completion. Upon entering the Basilica, the group will stop at Michelangelo’s Pietà. His only signed work, Michelangelo sculpted this beautiful marble statue when he was only 25 years old.
The next and last stop is at Bernini’s Baldacchino. Made in the 17th century, this huge bronze sculpture stands above the high altar and St. Peter’s tomb. At the completion of the tour, visitors are free to further explore the Basilica on their own, but they cannot return to the Museums.
Our Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peters Tour is well worth your time! Enjoy it without stress with our on-line booking service avoiding long lines!