Vatican Treasures Small Group Tour

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

Your tour will start in the Vatican Museums and Upper Galleries. These include one of the Maps, one of the Tapestries, and one of 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...
Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

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

Your tour will start in the Vatican Museums and Upper Galleries. These include one of the Maps, one of the Tapestries, and one of 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: Stanze di Raffaello, Viale Vaticano, Vatican City Italy

Then, you will move to the Raphael Rooms, which were part of the apartment of Pope Julius II. Here you will see also the Parnassus, the Dispute over the Sacrament, and the Room of Signatura painted by Raphael. When the artist was painting here, his rival Michelangelo was working of the Sistine Chapel Ceiling.

Duration: 20 minutes

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

Then, you will move to the rooms painted by Pinturicchio and commissioned by the Spanish Pope Alexander VI Borgia: the Borgia Apartment. These are inside the oldest section of the Apostolic Palace and its main rooms conserve a collection of contemporary and modern works of art.

Duration: 20 minutes

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

Finally, you will reach the modern and contemporary art galleries. These galleries exist thanks to the numerous donations made for Pope Paul VI, who called back to the Church the modern and contemporary artists recreating the link between art and church during a speech in the Sistine Chapel. Among the many famous artworks, you will admire Matisse's, Chagall's, Dalì's, and Bacon 's ones.

Duration: 20 minutes

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

Then, you will enter 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

Finally, you will admire St. Peter's Basilica, which was built from 1506 and it has replaced the Medieval Basilica built under 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

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Important Details

Included
  • Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel
  • Entry/Admission - St. Peter's Basilica
  • Professional guide for 3 hours
  • Entry/Admission - Stanze di Raffaello
  • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Departure Point
Viale Vaticano, 100, 00192 Roma RM, Italy
Return Details
Saint Peter's Square, Forum Sancti Petri, Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
Additional Info
  • 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
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • A current valid passport or ID document is required on the day of the tour for children under 18 as proof of age
  • 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
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • If you arrive late you might loose the entrance at the Vatican
  • Please let us say that few days after Easter and in some days after bank holiday or summer time you might find some groups inside the Sistine Chapel but you still will avoid the huge daily crowd.
  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible but may be adapted to an accessible itinerary if you contact us. 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.