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Vatican Museums: 7-Hour Private Tour

Product ID: 356530
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Enter the residence of the Popes of the past and admire the ancient statues, tapestries, galleries, frescoes, and paintings. Save time with skip-the-line tickets and learn about the Church and its development over the centuries.
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Duration: 7 hours
Starting time 8:30 AM
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English, Italian

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  • Explore the residence of the former Popes
  • Admire ancient statues, tapestries, galleries, frescoes, and paintings
  • Uncover the secrets of the Museums with an expert guide
  • Enjoy the Art Collection (Pinacoteca) with incredible paintings by Raphael
Full description
Learn the secrets of the Vatican Museums in a complete, 7-hour, private tour, accompanied by an expert, English-speaking guide. Focus on the greatest artists of the Roman Renaissance: Raphael and Michelangelo, and learn how art transformed from the Middle Ages into the Baroque Style. Hear stories of the Church and its development over the centuries. 

Stop and enjoy the Sistine Chapel and appreciate all that went into this iconic masterpiece. Enter the  Pio Clementino Museum with the famous Laocoön, and stroll through the Gallery of the Candelabras, the Gallery of Tapestries, and the Gallery of Geographical Maps. Explore Raphael's Rooms, with the famous School of Athens, and, last but not least, marvel at the Pietà by Michelangelo in St Peter's Basilica.
  • Skip-the-line tickets
  • Guide
  • Private tour
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private transportation

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

The meeting point is in front of the entrance of the Vatican Museums, exactly in front of the white marble gate. The guide will hold a sign with the name of the tour. To avoid delays, please arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of the activity.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Passport or ID card for children
Not allowed
  • Shorts
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Selfie sticks
Know before you go
• This tour will take place rain or shine.
• Opening hours are subject to change, especially for St Peter's Basilica due to religious celebrations.
• Some areas of the Museums or the Church might be closed according to the Vatican agenda.

From £240.80 per person

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Rome Guides

Product ID: 356530