Vatican Afternoon Tour with St. Peter Basilica

Tour Description

Vatican Afternoon Tour with St. Peter Basilica allow you to visit the Sistine Chapel and the magnificent St. Peter’s Basilica with priority access!

Spend 3 hours visiting the Vatican Museums, walking through the Vatican Galleries accompanied by an expert friendly guide.
Meet the passionate expert guide at 2.00 pm in front of the Vatican Museums entrance, you will access the Vatican Museums with skip-the-line tickets and receive the headsets to help you enjoy the best listening possible while admiring the works of art and taking pictures (please note that taking pictures without flash is allowed, except in the Sistine Chapel). 
Together with the small group of people that will attend the tour with you, admire the 6 miles of galleries inside the Vatican, such as the Octagonal Courtyard, the Gallery of the Tapestry, the Gallery of the Maps, and the Gallery of the Candelabra!
Admire, among the many beautiful statues, the Apollo of Belvedere and the Laocoon. Looking at these greco-roman period statues, let your guide explain fascinating anecdotes about them, like the fact that Michelangelo used these ones as models for the Sistine Chapel characters. Then, enter the main attraction of this tour: the Sistine Chapel. Discover Michelangelo’s talent and admire with your own eyes the marvelous frescoes he created during a 9 year time span: the Last Judgment and the Creation of the World. After this breathtaking view of the Sistine Chapel, enter St. Peter Basilica, built thanks to several famous architects in over 120 years.
Here, notice Bernini’s Baldachin and the Altar of the “Cattedra”, which can be considered some of the best examples of the architecture of the Baroque era; also, you will have the opportunity to admire Michelangelo’s masterpiece sculpted at 19 years old: the Pietà.
Book this high-quality tour with us, it guarantees an excellent guide that will draw your attention to the most amazing and important masterpieces conserved in the Vatican Museums!
  • Highlights

Admire the Sistine Chapel, where you can experience Michelangelo’s brilliance and boundless talent by viewing the ceiling and back-wall frescoes.

Access Saint Peter’s Basilica from a special entry point without waiting in line. Bernini’s Baldachin and Michelangelo’s Pietà are among the awe-inspiring masterpieces that await within the Basilica.

  • Itinerary

Visit: Vatican Museums, Vatican City, Lazio
Belvedere Courtyard with the Apollo and the Laocoon;
Room of the Muses with the Torso of the Belvedere;
Round Room;
Gallery of the Candelabra;
Gallery of the Maps;
Gallery of the Tapestries;
Sistine Chapel;
St. Peter’s Basilica;
Pieta’s Michelangelo; 
St. Peter’s Square. 

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Tour's Notes

Confirmation will be received at time of booking
No sharp objects, liquids glass bottle, drones, selfie sticks, perfumes & sprays are allowed. Only plastic water bottles are allowed.
No shorts above the knees, no sleeveless t-shirts are permitted, no big backpacks are allowed, no big umbrellas are permitted, no pointed objects are allowed.
Please note that, for disabled visitors with certified invalidity of more than 74%, the Vatican Museums offers free entry that is extended to a companion for visitors who are not self-sufficient. To benefit from this, make sure you mention it at the time of booking so that our staff may handle your request.
Near public transportation
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

  • Included

Skip the line tickets
Licensed guide
3 hours Vatican Tour
Headsets for the tour

  • Not Included

Tips for the Guide
Meals
Transportation

  • Meeting Point
Meeting point is located in Via Vespasiano 28 Get off at “Ottaviano” Stop on Metro A line.From the station, walk on Via Ottaviano following the indication to St. Peter square.When you arrive across at Via Germanico, go to the right follow the street.After 100 mtr, Via Vespasiano will be on your left. At the number 28, you will find our office.
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