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Vatican Museums Skip-the-Line Dutch Tour

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Vatican Museums Skip-the-Line Dutch Tour

Activity provider: Guided Tours in Rome.
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From US$ 74.08 per person

This tour is led by a Dutch-speaking guide, who will take you to the front of the line so you can enter the Vatican Museums without delay. Marvel at spectacular works of art, the Sistine Chapel’s frescoes, and St. Peter's baroque splendor.

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Duration 3 hours
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  • Skip the lines and tour the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica with a Dutch-speaking guide
  • Discover the masterpieces of ancient art and the frescos of Michelangelo, and learn about the history of the Vatican state
  • Marvel at the masterpieces of Italian baroque architecture and decoration at St. Peter’s
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Enjoy a 3-hour guided visit of the Vatican with a Dutch-speaking guide, and take in the incredible art collection housed in the Vatican Museums. You’ll admire antique statues such as the Laocoonte and the Apollo Belvedere and mosaics from ancient Roman villas. You’ll walk through the Gallery of Maps dating from the 16th century, and much more. Discover the secrets of the Sistine Chapel, hidden so well by Michelangelo. The frescoes are stunning, but the meanings are perhaps even more important. Michelangelo’s depictions are about much more than just beauty. Afterwards, your tour continues to the interior of St. Peter's Basilica and then St. Peter's Square. This is the site where the faithful wait for white smoke to appear from the chimney signifying the election of a new pope, and also for the papal benediction, Urbi et Orbi. Hear stories about the Vatican’s history, including intrigues and conspiracies in the papal court, displays of power, and the status and wealth of many popes. You’ll also hear about modest popes who wanted nothing more than the opportunity for contemplation and a return of the church to original Christian ideals.
  • Skip-the-line tickets
  • Dutch-speaking guide
  • Headset (to ensure you can hear the guide)
    Not suitable for
    • Wheelchair users
    Covid-19 precautions
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask
    • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
    • You must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 3 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts
    • All participants are required to bring and wear FFP2 masks. Blue surgical masks will not be accepted

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    Meeting point

    Meet your guide at Cafe Vaticano, Viale Vaticano 100, Rome (opposite side to Vatican Museum entrance). 15 minute walk from St. Peter’s Square and metro stop A/Ottaviano. Your guide will be holding a ‘Gids Rome-LC Incoming’ (in Dutch).

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Student card
    • Passport or ID card for children

    Not allowed

    • Pets
    • Shorts
    • Smoking
    • Luggage or large bags
    • Short skirts
    • Sleeveless shirts

    Know before you go

    • The Basilica is not accessible until further notice
    • There is a strict dress code at the Vatican. Shoulders must be covered, and no shorts or skirts above the knee are allowed
    • Wear comfortable walking shoes, and be sure that there are no knifes in your bag and that you are not carrying a large bag or backpack. Large bags must be checked and picked up after the tour
    • In case of a last-minute closure of St. Peter's Basilica, or in the event of a religious celebration, there will be more a extensive visit to the Vatican Museums. All closures are by order of Basilica authorities and will not result in a refund
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.3 /5

    based on 67 reviews

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    The tour by Kees van Duin in the Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Square was very pleasant. First of all, he was willing to show us around as a group of 3: yes... a private tour, you might say. Kees also took my elderly mother's physical condition into account: sitting regularly or taking a coffee break. A very sympathetic gentleman, who colors the stories about historical attributes and images with a lot of passion and involvement. Thank you, Kees!

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    April 4, 2022

    May 11, 2022

    Very knowledgeable guide, Yfke, she told it in a nice way with very interesting information and our teenage children also found it fascinating.

    October 22, 2021

    Product ID: 57621