With skip the line tickets, this extended tour of 4 hours allows for a non-rush guided tour of the Vatican with extra time to take in all the atmosphere and unique, impressive Vatican city.
The tour starts from the Vatican Museums, where we will enter the Pinecone Courtyard. Crossing the collection of Greek and Roman sculptures, admiring the famous statue of Apollo, the Laocoon and the Belvedere Torso. You will see the Galleries of Tapestries and the frescoed Maps of all Italy painted in 1585.
Visit The Rooms painted by Raphael and his pupils and end with the amazing Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel.
You will now enter St Peter’s Basilica. More than a simple church, the Basilica was originally built by Emperor Constantine over the tomb of the very first Pope. The construction took more than 150 years and some people’s still view it as a work in progress.
This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Vatican Museums, Viale Vaticano, 00120 Vatican City Italy
The Vatican Museums contain masterpieces of painting, sculpture and other works of art collected by the popes through the centuries
Duration: 3 hours
Stop At: St. Peter's Basilica, Piazza di San Pietro, 00120 Vatican City Italy
Over 150 years passed from the decision of Nicholas V Parentucelli to enlarge and restore the ancient basilica to the completion of the Renaissance building with the façade (1612).
Duration: 1 hour