Holy Tour: Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel tour plus Castel Sant' Angelo tour

Holy Tour: Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel tour plus Castel Sant' Angelo tour
Tours & Sightseeing > Skip-the-Line Tours > Skip-the-Line Tours
$156.47
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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Description

Join this guided group tour to discover the magnificent highlights of Vatican City during a 2.5-hour skip-the-line tour of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. Explore the Vatican Museums, one of the most extraordinary collections of art in the world. Pause in the Sistine Chapel, Michelagelo’s masterpiece, and from there visit at your own pace St. Peter's Basilica and the Vatican Holy Caves where many popes are buried. Continue your Holy experience with an intimate 2 hours tour, discovering the main treasures of Castel Sant'Angel staying away from the crowded group tours. With your English-speaking guide, you will admire the impressive castles architecture. Once you get inside, you will be led through the several historical stages of the Eternal City and admire the incredible masterpieces hosted by the castle.

Begin with Vatican Museums, where you'll skip the line and start exploring the vast collections right away thanks to the reserved ticket that comes with this tour. The Vatican Museum was founded in the 16th century by Pope Giulio II, and since then has been enriched by a large number of masterpieces through time. It is one of the largest and most-visited museums of the world, covering about 7 km (4,35 miles) of chambers and corridors. You will be taken into the museum by a spectacular big spiral staircase. Inside you will find many masterpieces from different periods of time, from classical Greek art to Renaissance masterpieces of Michelangelo. For example, you can admire the statue of Laocoön and His Sons that is one of the most famous ancient sculptures. Or Raphael's chambers that collect some of the best paintings of this famous artist - such as the Transfiguration, his last one. Admire the major representatives of Italian art such as Leonardo, Perugino, Beato Angelico, and many more. Enjoy a view over the Vatican Gardens. Towards the end of this tour you will visit the beautiful Sistine Chapel to admire Michelangelo’s masterpiece: The Last Judgement. At the end of the tour your guide will escort you to have a privilege entrance for the Saint Peter Basilica.  You will visit the Basilica at your leisure, without the guide. Inside you can admire some Baroque masterpieces and the breathtaking Pietà by Michelangelo. You can also enjoy a moment of reflection in the Vatican caves where many popes are buried, including Pope John Paul II. Tour's Highlights:
- Introduction on the Vatican City and Vatican History
- Chandelier Gallery
- Tapestry gallery
- Maps Gallery
- Apartment of San Pio V
- Sistine Chapel
and many more on the way
- at the end of tour you will have direct access to Saint Peter Basilica


Once finished at Vatican Museum, you will reach by your own the Castel Sant Angelo to enjoy an exclusive and unique intimate guided experience that will make you able to appreciate and admire the incredible Castel Sant'Angelo in the best way possible. An official experienced guide will escort you around the castle, showing the incredible masterpieces hosted there and telling you all about the castle's histories along with its role during the history of Rome. Your tour will start just outside Castel Sant'Angelo, where you will find your guide. From there, you will appreciate and admire the incredible and impressive structure of the Castle and its wonderful setting. Once you get inside, you will be impressed by the several treasures hidden there.
During the visit you will see:
Emperor Adrian's tomb

  • Popish apartments and bastion
  • Tourture chamber
  • Historical prisons
  • Michelangelo's courtyard
  • An amazing panoramic view from the terrace
  • Castel Sant'Angelo bridge

and so much more!




Join this guided group tour to discover the magnificent highlights of Vatican City during a 2.5-hour skip-the-line tour of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. Explore the Vatican Museums, one of the most extraordinary collections of art in the world. Pause in the Sistine Chapel, Michelagelo’s masterpiece, and from there visit at your own pace St. Peter's Basilica and the Vatican Holy Caves where many popes are buried. Continue your Holy experience with an intimate 2 hours tour, discovering the main treasures of Castel Sant'Angel staying away from the crowded group tours. With your English-speaking guide, you will admire the impressive castles architecture. Once you get inside, you will be led through the several historical stages of the Eternal City and admire the incredible masterpieces hosted by the castle.