SISTINE CHAPEL and VATICAN MUSEUMS HIGHLIGHTS TOUR
Meeting Point: In front of the Vatican Museums
Length: 3 hours
Wearing a mask is mandatory inside the museums
The Sistine Chapel experience is one of the best highlights when visiting Rome. To marvel at this world masterpiece of Michelangelo is an experience like no other. This experience is a MUST, when in Rome.
On this 3-hour private tour your guide will take you to see some of the most important art masterpieces in the world as you explore the Sistine Chapel and the Vatican Museums, two of the most visited sights in the world. Very few museums contain this much art and history and you get to explore both in only 3 hours with the best guide and in a fun and engaging way.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS TOUR:
- Pinecone Courtyard
- Belvedere Courtyard (the heart of the Vatican Museums) with the famous ancient statues of Apollo Belvedere & Laocoön & his Sons
- Pio-Clementine Museum
- Gallery of the Candelabra
- Gallery of the Maps
- Gallery of the Tapestries
- Raphael Rooms
- and of course, the Sistine Chapel
ABOUT THIS TOUR
With the Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums visit get to see not only the genius of Michelangelo and the other high Renaissance painters like Botticelli, Ghirlandaio and Perugino but also see art masterpieces from ancient Greece like the iconic Belvedere Torso and ancient Rome like the very famous statue of Laocoon and his sons. Get to see the gigantic bronze statue of Hercules and of course, the most important masterpieces of Raphael. All these and more on this 3-hour tour.
The museums have more than 35,000 artworks on display so visiting these world-renowned museums needs a carefully planned itinerary with an expert guide. Katja and her team of guides are experts on this field, they are all licensed guides of Rome and more importantly, they are all great storytellers. We know the displeasure of getting a tour and getting stuck with a less than engaging guide who seems to recite a script from memory. This is exactly why we handpick our top guides very carefully because not all guides are good with adults. On this tour, you are guaranteed to have your very own English speaking guide, who is both knowledgeable and engaging to make this experience worthwhile and memorable.
Due to new protocols, this tour has been modified. Before we also have the visit to St. Peter’s Basilica but the basilica is not yet accessible from the Sistine Chapel, for now. We will spend more time to cover more inside the museums & the Sistine Chapel. The tickets are very limited as the Vatican Museums allow a limited number of visitors and we highly recommend that we book the tickets as soon as possible.
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