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Skip-the-Line Small-Group Tour: Vatican, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica provided by LivItaly Tours LLC

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Skip-the-Line Small-Group Tour: Vatican, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica

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Overview
The Vatican Museums, home to Raphael’s Rooms and the world-famous Sistine Chapel, is one of Italy’s most popular attractions. On this intimate guided tour, get skip-the-line access to incredible galleries, ancient sculptures, and Renaissance masterworks— topped off with an exclusive visit to St. Peter’s Basilica, where you beat the crowds with your own private entranceway. All entrance fees included for a seamless experience. 
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Viale Vaticano, 100
Viale Vaticano, 100, 00192 Roma RM, Italyin front of Caffé Vaticano, on viale Vaticano 100, just across the street from the Museum entrance. Your guide will be holding a LIvItaly Tours sign.
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    Vatican Museums
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    Meet your guide in front of the Cafè Vaticano directly across from the Vatican Museums for your small-group tour. Discover some of the most famous paintings and sculptures from western civilization and listen to amusing anecdotes about the former popes and artists represented in the museums. With a small-group tour of maximum of six people, easily maneuver through the crowded museums at a comfortable pace. With the personalized attention of your guide, ask all the questions you like. Skip-the-line to access the Vatican Museums and begin your small-group tour promptly. After a view of the terrace over the Vatican gardens, make your way across the beautiful early Renaissance courtyard to admire Hadrian's Pinecone, and then to the modern art piece of Arnaldo Pomodoro. As your knowledgeable guide presents interesting facts and stories, you will then head to the magnificent Octagonal Courtyard which is one of the most remarkable collections of Roman and Greek artifacts. Admire the famous Belvedere Torso, learn about the mystery of the Laocoon Priest of Troy, and visit the Muses Room. After a short stop for wonderful pictures, continue through the Round Room and the Greek Cross Room. Walk up the stairs and through the beautiful galleries to admire an abundance of candelabra, tapestries, and maps. Then head to the Julius II apartments and see the grandeur and the magnificent details of the Raphael Rooms. Next, learn of Michelangelo's masterpiece from your guide before you enter through a tiny door to admire the majestic Sistine Chapel. Take in its grandeur in contemplative silence. The tour will end with a visit to St. Peter’s Basilica where you will access the church directly through a VIP passage to skip the long line. Enjoy the awe-inspiring visit and be amazed at the size of the beautifully adorned Basilica.  ABOUT OUR 6 PEOPLE SMALL GROUP POLICY When you book a small group tour, you are guaranteed one tour guide per group of 6 people. Please bear in mind though that in order to accommodate traveling families and friends, we do on rare occasion make the exception of adding an additional one to two guests in order not to split groups who are traveling together. On that same note, you may find yourself on tour with less than six people. As we accept bookings in multiples of six, math doesn’t always work in our favor to help accommodate individual travelers and their families when on the same tour, so we hope you understand and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
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Viale Vaticano, 100
Viale Vaticano, 100, 00192 Roma RM, Italyin front of Caffé Vaticano, on viale Vaticano 100, just across the street from the Museum entrance. Your guide will be holding a LIvItaly Tours sign.
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Highlights
  • Skip-the-line tour of the Vatican Museum and St. Peter’s Basilica
  • Small group limited to six people means more personal attention
  • Commentary from the guide and fun-filled history lessons
  • See ancient treasures: the iconic pine-cone statue and Apollo Belvedere
  • Time to explore the Sistine Chapel at your own pace
  • VIP access to St. Peter’s Basilica with private entranceway
  • All entrance fees included
What to Expect
Meet your guide directly across from the Vatican Museums, where your small group breezes past crowds with skip-the-line admission tickets and enter directly into the galleries. The tour is limited to six people, so you have no trouble maneuvering the stunning collections. Move at your own pace through the Raphael Rooms, ornate papal apartments lined with Renaissance frescos, and the Gallery of Maps, where you find 16th-century plans of Italy. Feel free to ask as many questions as you’d like before entering into the Sistine Chapel, where the group has time to observe Michelangelo’s world-famous ceiling masterpiece on their own. Most tours end there, but you continue on to St. Peter’s Basilica, where you access your own VIP entranceway. Finish the tour in Italy’s largest and most lavishly built church, home to phenomenal Renaissance artworks like Michelangelo’s Pietà, carved from a single block of Carrara marble.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Viale Vaticano, 100, 00192 Roma RM, Italy
Duration
3h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Skip the Line Access
  • Small Group of 6 People MAX
  • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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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
  • Occasionally the basilica may be closed due to last minute private events outside of the tour operators control and often without notice. In these uncommon circumstances the tour will operate as usual and the time spent inside the basilica will be made up elsewhere on the tour
  • Please note that tours selected on Wednesday mornings at 10 am can be periodically effected by the closure of St Peter's Basilica due to last minute decisions by the Vatican. Please be insured the lost time will be compensated with other areas of the museums.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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4613
Amazing experience in a 'truly' small group with amazing guide.
This was an amazing experience and out guide Raf was amazing. I found it really hard to choose a tour but so glad
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An Overwhelming Tour
Andrea led our small group tour, and he was terrific. He was extremely friendly, and his art history knowledge
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Absolutely brilliant
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