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Fast Access Vatican Contemporary Art Collection Private Tour

Product ID: 258377
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Take a 3-hour private tour of the Vatican Contemporary Art Collection to see the famous works of Van Gogh, Botero and more, up close. Enjoy skip-the-ticket-line entrance that give you access to the magnificent Sistine Chapel.
About this activity
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Duration: 3 hours
Starting times 9:00 AM, 2:00 PM
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Live tour guide
English, Italian
Wheelchair accessible

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  • Discover the collection of modern religious artworks in the Borgia Apartments
  • See famous works by Van Gogh, Botero and others
  • Visit the Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums at your pace
  • Enjoy skip-the-ticket-line entrance
  • Learn more about the artworks on display with a private guided tour
Full description
Enjoy a 3-hour exclusive tour of the Borgia Apartments, which hosts a collection of over 8000 contemporary religious art sculptures, paintings, and graphic art. Your guide will show you the highlights of the gallery which includes the famous works such as Van Gogh’s Pieta, Botero’s Trip to the Ecumenical Council, and Dali’s Annunciation. See works by other well known artists such as Bacon, Chagall, Carrà, de Chirico, Capogrossi, Fontana, Burri, Matisse, and more.

Learn about the history of individual pieces and see how art comes alive with the use of an iPad and other visual tools. Get a fully immersive experience of Italian and International art on this informative tour.

Using the same admission ticket, you can enter the Sistine Chapel and other areas of the Vatican Museums at the end of the tour to explore at your own pace.
  • Skip-the-ticket-line entrance to the Borgia Apartments, Sistine Chapel, and Vatican Museums
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Please meet your guide at the entrance of the Vatican Museum beside the white monumental door that says 'Musei Vaticani'. Your guide will be holding a sign with the name of the lead traveller.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Shorts
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts
Know before you go
• You will be visiting sacred and religious sites, and you will have to cover your shoulders and knees. No short skirts or shorts.
• All visitors must pass through airport-style security. During high season the wait at security may be up to 30 minutes.

From £214.88 per person

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Pink Umbrella Tours

Product ID: 258377