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Early Access Vatican Tour

This 3 hour tour is perfect for those who wish to visit the Vatican as part of a friendly small group, away from the daily crowds. With your expert guide, you will enter the museums before the opening to the general public and visit the highlights of the Vatican museums and the Sistine chapel before enjoying priviliged, skip-the-line entrance to St Peter's Basilica. The Vatican City is jam-packed with an overwhelming number of mind-blowing works of art. Your guide will ensure you don't miss any of the must-sees! The whole group will marvel at Michelangelo's world-renowned Sistine Chapel. Enjoying the luxury of being inside with a limited number of people thanks to the special early entrance 1 hour ahead of the public. Fast access to the Basilica of St. Peter, where you will see the first "Pieta" sculpted by Michelangelo and the baroque art work by Bernini the "Genius" of the Baroque. After the tour free time to spend inside the church.

per adult from

$108

NZD

Duration

3 hours

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  • What's included :
    • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
    • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
    • Professional guide for 3 hours
    • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
    • Entry/Admission - Vatican City
    • Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel
    • Entry/Admission - St. Peter's Basilica
    • Guaranteed to skip the lines
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Tips for the Guide
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Vatican Museums, Viale Vaticano, 00120 Vatican City Italy

    Vatican Museums and Upper Galleries, including the one of the Maps, Tapestries and Candelabra. The galleries are connecting the north section of the Vatican Palace with the Sistine Chapel and the Basilica of St. Peter’s. The rooms preserved many roman statues discovered during the excavations and many spectacular painted rooms.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Vatican City Italy

    Raphael Rooms are part of the apartment of Pope Julius II, while the young Raphael was painting the Room of the “Signatura” Michelangelo was painting the Ceiling of the Sistine Chapel . The two artists were rivalry but Raphael will recognize the talent of Michelangelo in the “School of Athens”, you will see also the Parnassus and the Dispute over the Sacrament

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Vatican Museums, Viale Vaticano, 00120 Vatican City Italy

    Borgia Rooms, the apartment was painted by Pinturicchio and his school and it was commissioned by the spanish Pope Alexander VI Borgia. They are inside the oldest section of the Apostolic Palace. You will see the main rooms of it that preserves also part of the art works from modern and contemporary art.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Vatican Museums, Viale Vaticano, 00120 Vatican City Italy

    Modern art and contemporary galleries creating was creating thanks to the several donations in honor of Pope Paul VI that during a special Speech inside the Sistine Chapel he called back to the Church the modern and contemporary artists recreating the link between art and church. Many donations arrived from United States and other countries. You will see Matisse, Chagall, Dalì, Bacon

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Sistine Chapel, Viale Vaticano, 00165 Vatican City Italy

    Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel with the Frescoes painted in the 1500s for the Pope Julius II and Paul III; Michelangelo first painted the Ceiling where he represented the Creation of the World, from the Genesis book, and stories of Noah’s life. The Renaissance “Genius” when he was 61 years old he will come back to paint in five years only Last Judgement on the wall behind the altar.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: St. Peter's Basilica, Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Vatican City Italy

    The Basilica was built from the 1506 and it has replaced the Medieval Basilica built under the Emperor Constantine. The Basilica was built in 120 years by many architects including Raphael and Michelangelo. The inside decoration of the Basilica is very Baroque thanks to the “Genius of the Baroque Gian Lorenzo Bernini who projected the “Altar of the Chair of St. Peter” and the Baldachin. Inside the Basilica there is a beautiful chapel where is preserved the Michelangelo’s Pieta. The artists represent this painful moment with the body of Jesus laying on the laps of his mother after the deposition from the Cross.

    Duration: 30 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Vatican Museums, 00120, Vatican City
    Departure Time :
    7:30 AM
    Return Detail :
    Saint Peter's Square, Forum Sancti Petri, Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • 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. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
    • St Peter's Basilica is a church and as such the Vatican can decide to close it for religious functions without any notice. We are not responsible for unexpected closure of the Basilica. When the Basilica of St. Peter is closed for religious functions, you will spend longer time in the Vatican galleries with your guide.
    • For booking with kids, kindly bring with you a copy of the ID or passport otherwise the kid tickets cannot be provided and the new ticket should be paid directly on site.
    • This group is up to 22 travelers or less.
    • Please note: if you arrive late you mights loose the entrance
    • A current valid passport or ID document is required on the day of the tour for children under 18 years old as a proof of their age.
    • Near public transportation
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Please note that, for disabled visitors with certified invalidity of more than 74%, the Vatican Museums offers free entry that is extended to a companion for visitors who are not self-sufficient. To benefit from this, make sure you mention it at the time of booking so that our staff may handle your request.
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by VIVICOS INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL SRL

Activity ID: V-21175P2

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