Skip-the-Line Private Tour of Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel with a PhD Guide

Skip-the-Line Private Tour of Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel with a PhD Guide
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$116.47
Duration: 3 hours
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Description

Visit the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel with professional and friendly "PhD guides". All of them have a Masters Degree or PhD in Art History and Archaeology. All of them know how to make a tour entertaining and enjoyable for every age.

Conscious that there is a huge offer of Vatican tours online, by booking this tour you can get the best education together with the most friendly attitude. This tour is "skip-the-line" and private for a more personal and direct experience (no-one else will join your tour).

FYI: St.Peter’s Basilica and Square will be included or not in the tour according to last minutes events (such as Holy Year’s celebrations and special Pope’s Masses).

You'll meet your guide outside the Vatican Museums, at a very easy meeting point. You have to be at the meeting point only 10 minutes before the departure time (no long waits of 30-40 minutes!). You'll enter the Museums together with the guide, who will explain to you how to pass through the security check. The guide will provide you with an headset because even if the group is small (maximum 8 persons), there are galleries in the Vatican where tour guides are not allowed to talk loud and the headsets will help you in hearing your guide's voice loud and clear.

The tours start from the Pinecone Courtyard, and continue through the Pope's wonderful Ancient Roman collection, that includes some masterpieces of Ancient statuary. You'll then reach the Gallery of the Tapestries (where you can find some of the most beautiful tapestries of Europe, designed directly by Raphael's workshop and manufactured in the Flanders) and the Gallery of the Geographical Maps, where you will see an amazing Renaissance version of a world map on the walls. At the end, you'll enter the Sistine Chapel to admire the most beautiful frescoes of the world, painted by Michelangelo himself. You will also fall in love with the frescoes Botticelli, Perugino and other Renaissance painters produced in the Sistine Chapel 30 years before Michelangelo started working in it.

St.Peter’s Basilica and Square will be included or not in the tour according to last minutes events (such as Holy Year’s celebrations and special Pope’s Masses). It means that once your guide knows if the Basilica will be open or not, he/she will handle the tour timing to give you time in the Basilica. Otherwise, more time will be spent in the Vatican galleries to cover the three hours.

Please note: Admission Tickets are not included in the price of the tour. Please read under Exclusions before booking the tour.

Visit the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel with professional and friendly "PhD guides". All of them have a Masters Degree or PhD in Art History and Archaeology. All of them know how to make a tour entertaining and enjoyable for every age.

Conscious that there is a huge offer of Vatican tours online, by booking this tour you can get the best education together with the most friendly attitude. This tour is "skip-the-line" and private for a more personal and direct experience (no-one else will join your tour).

FYI: St.Peter’s Basilica and Square will be included or not in the tour according to last minutes events (such as Holy Year’s celebrations and special Pope’s Masses).