Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Small Group Tour

We begin in the Vatican Museums. Included will be the Belvedere Courtyard, Gallery of Maps, Gallery of Tapestries, Rooms of Raphael and the magnificent Sistine Chapel with the work by Michelangelo: the 9 scenes of the Book of Genesis painted on the ceiling and the Last Judgment.

Then hear the history of the Vatican City State and the Basilica as you view Bernini's colonnade in St Peter's Piazza.. You can then enter inside St Peter's Basilica (without guide) to see the highlights such as Michelangelo's Pieta, the magnificent dome, the Baldacchino, the Holy Alter as well as other monuments of importance in the world's largest Catholic Church.

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Cost

€59.00 pp

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Tour Duration:

3 hours

Available:

Every day except Wednesdays, Sundays & Public holidays

Meeting point:

Close by the Vatican Museum entrance

Included:

Priority Entrance tickets, Professional Guide

Pick up:

Note:

Tour Time: 01 Apr to 10 Nov at 09:15 am. 11 Nov to 31 March at 8.30am or 10.30am. Please advise preferred tour time.

Tour Tips

A strict dress code applies at the Vatican: Knees and shoulders must be covered.

No shorts, 3/4 pants or mini skirts allowed.

We recommend you wear comfortable shoes as there is walking involved.

Marianna, Thanks once again for arranging our tours in Rome over the week September 25-29. We have had our first taste of this remarkable city and certainly plan to return someday (this has been assured by the deposit of 2 Euros in the Trevi Fountain!) Here are some further comments: 1. We had no idea how many separate individuals and companies were required to produce a tour! Bus guides, local guides, headset guys. 2. Private tours were clearly superior. They allowed for a dialog with our guides (Patrick - Ancient City, Martina - Vatican) instead of simply receiving information from a guide via wireless headset. In addition, they can be cost effective for small groups. 3. Group tours make sense if much travel is involved. This was the case for the Naples-Pompeii trip. However the Naples segment was fairly superficial (although a nice walk after a long bus ride.) I think that we should have gone to the National Archeological Museum in the Naples and then proceeded to the Pompeii sites. Things seemed quite chaotic to us at first, however, the small Carrani office had all our information. On our final day in Rome, we were able to make our own way to Campo Fiori and review most of the locations we saw in our first walking tours. Cheers

Bob Nichol
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