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Rome: Private Vatican Tour w/ Cabinet of the Masks

Product ID: 79545
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Book the ultimate VIP visit to the Vatican with early entrance, skip-the-line, private guide and the chance to visit the restricted area of the Cabinet of the Masks.
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Duration: 3.5 hours
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Experience

Highlights
  • Save time with an early entrance skip-the-line tickets to the Vatican
  • Enjoy a private visit to the Cabinet of the Masks, one of the restricted areas of the Vatican
  • Learn all about the art and architecture of the basilica from an official private guide
Full description
This Vatican Private Tour with Cabinet of the Masks will offer a unique experience. First of all, you will enter the Vatican Museums ahead of the opening hours of the general public to avoid the crowds of the day. Second, you will visit not only the highlights of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica but also the exclusive Cabinet of the Masks, a part of the museums which is usually closed to the general public. If you are travelling with kids and you want them to have an engaging experience, don’t worry. Make this known and a top child-friendly guide will be provided for you.

The visit will start when you meet your private guide at 7:30 and your guide will begin immediately to explain the history of the Vatican. You will enter the museums at 08:00, stepping inside one hour before opening, you’ll find the galleries less crowded and you will have a wonderful experience. The guide will expertly guide your group through the Vatican Museums' extensive galleries, to let you take in all the history and art of the works exhibited.

There is another special feature. With this tour, you will also have the unique chance to visit the Cabinet of the Masks. This constitutes an exclusive area of the galleries, whose name comes from the beautiful Roman mosaics depicting masks that adorn its floor. Your tour will continue with the gem of the Vatican, Michelangelo’s masterpiece the Sistine Chapel. Thanks to the earlier access, you will be able to admire its beauty together with a limited number of visitors and enjoy it as it deserves. A special passageway will bring you to St. Peter’s Basilica, so that you can avoid again the line to enter the basilica. Your guide will explain all about the most important basilica in the world, pointing out the art and architecture that enriches the massive church. Book the ultimate VIP visit to the Vatican. Choose this Vatican Private Tour with Cabinet of the Masks and skip-the-line, access a restricted gallery and enjoy the expertise of an official private guide.

Itinerary:

- Vatican Galleries including Cabinet of the Masks
- Tapestry Gallery
- Maps Gallery
- Raphael’s Rooms
- Sistine Chapel
- Basilica of St. Peter
- Peter’s Square
Includes
  • Skip-the-line entrance to the Vatican
  • Cabinet of the Masks
  • 3.5-hours with a private guide
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Meals
  • Transportation to and from the attraction
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information
Not allowed
  • Shorts
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts
Know before you go
• Please note that when the Basilica of St. Peter is closed for religious functions, you will spend longer time in the Vatican galleries with your private guide. The Basilica is a church and as such the Vatican can decide to use it for religious functions without any notice. The local tour operator is not responsible for an unexpected closure of the Basilica
• In order to enter the Vatican, you must cover your shoulders and knees

From £267.56 per person

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Product ID: 79545