Private Vatican Highlights Guided Tour

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  • Private Tour
  • E-Ticket
  • 3 hr

This 3-hour tour takes an incredible journey through the highlights of the Vatican Museums. Accompanied by your local, professional, and expert guide, and your own private tour group for a more intimate experience. Skip-the-line and go right in to embark on an thorough and fun exploration of one of the world's most famous museums. Be amazed while admiring the incredible beauty that is the Sistine Chapel. Stroll through the Gallery of Maps and be impressed by the incredible tapestries. Wonder at the Raphael Rooms, and continue to see unique sculptures, courtyards, hallways, and much, much more, while learning all about the history of the Church, of the Popes, and of all that is the Vatican. Your guide will ensure you will see all of the highlights the Vatican has to offer.

Itinerary Details

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Stop At: Vatican Museums

Discover some of the most famous paintings and sculptures from western civilization and listen to amusing anecdotes about the former popes and artists represented in the museums. With your very own private tour group, easily maneuver through the crowded museums at a comfortable pace. After a view of the terrace over the Vatican gardens, make your way across the beautiful early Renaissance courtyard to admire Hadrian's Pinecone, and then to the modern art piece of Arnaldo Pomodoro.You will then head to the magnificent Octagonal Courtyard which is one of the most remarkable collections of Roman and Greek artifacts. Admire the famous Belvedere Torso, learn about the mystery of the Laocoon Priest of Troy, and visit the Muses Room. Walk through the beautiful galleries to admire an abundance of candelabra, tapestries, and maps. Then head to the Julius II apartments and see the grandeur and the magnificent details of the Raphael Rooms.

Duration: 2 hour

Stop At: Sistine Chapel

Next, learn of Michelangelo's masterpiece from your guide before you enter through a tiny door to admire the majestic Sistine Chapel. Take in its grandeur in contemplative silence.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: St. Peter's Basilica

The tour will end with a visit to St. Peter’s Basilica where you will access the church directly through a VIP passage to skip the long line. Enjoy the awe-inspiring visit and be amazed at the size of the beautifully adorned Basilica. 

Duration: 30 minutes
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