Vatican City Tour (Semi-Private)
Vatican City (Semi-Private) Tour Details
Explore the Vatican’s extraordinary historic elements with fellow history lovers, in a group of up to 10 people. If you prefer a less crowded, more interactive, and easier-to-follow tour experience, then this is the best offer for you.
Tour Guide and Regulations
Throughout the excursion, our Vatican authorized tour guide will accompany the travelers. The guide is sincere and supportive, and always ready to help you with any questions or needs throughout your travels.
Before you enter, the guide will first ensure that the visitors have fast-tracked entry to the Vatican Museum. Since the Vatican has updated its policies based on the pandemic, expect some restrictions. You can use skip-the-line if the queue seems too lengthy and time-consuming. However, you will need an early reservation for this offer.
Finally, the tour guide will then explain the rules and regulations for the Vatican, founded by Pope Julius (2nd) in the sixteenth century.
Established in 1506, the Vatican Museum was one of the centerpieces of the cultural and artistic revolution that was the Renaissance. It is filled with tens of thousands of different works of art, which is only a few compared to what’s not on display. Gaze upon many marvelous arts, tapestries, and architectures, that have decorated the museum from the Renaissance to even further back into the Roman period. And is worked on by world-famous painters, from Leonardo Da Vinci to Raphael to Michaelangelo.
The Raphael Rooms consists of four chambers where the namesake artist worked on his famous frescoes. Also known collectively as the Stanze, Rich with frescoes made by the titular Raphael, these rooms host only some of the best wall decorations that were created during the Renaissance period.
The Sistine Chapel hosts the beautiful crafts of many dedicated artists. But it is mostly dominated by the incredible handiwork of another renowned renaissance painter, Michaelangelo. His wall paintings and frescos including, The Last Judgement, The Creation of Adam, and many others can be viewed on the ceilings and the interior of this place.
Saint Peter’s Basilica is notable enough for being the largest Church in the world (by interior’s measurement), having the world’s tallest dome, and being one of the four churches that are ranked as Major Basilica. It is witness to many events such as the Papacy, and the Protestant reformation. This beautifully crafted building also hosts several treasured artifacts like Michaelangelo’s Pieta and Cathedra Petri.
Saint Peter’s Square is named after the first Pope and apostle of Jesus, Saint Peter. This historic plaza had seen the most visible renovations throughout the medieval period of Rome’s history.
All the while, our tour guide will inform you about the history behind these famous artworks, their conceptions, why and how they are significant to the authorities who approved them, and the artists who created them. You will also learn the religious and spiritual significance behind each of these works.
What You’ll Find:
- See some of the many world-famous paintings at the Sistine Chapel: The Last Judgement, Trials of Moses, Resurrection of the Christ, and The Creation of Adam.
- Famed Frescos in Raphael Rooms: Sala di Constantino, Scheme, Stanza Di Eeliodoro.
- Collection of Modern Religious Arts and Sculptures: Pinacoteca Vaticana, Statues of Laocoon and his son, Augustus of Prima Porta, Apollo Belvedere, the entombment of Christ, Galleries of Maps & Spiral Staircase.
- Sights of several more key artifacts located in the Saint Peter’s Basilica: Michelangelo’s pieta, Bronj statue of Saint Peters, Modernos Nave, Towers and Narthex, Barninis Baldachino, Cathedra of Petri and Gloria.
- The beautiful wide view from Saint Peter’s Square, consisting of the impressive Vatican Obelisk at the center and the surrounding jungle of pillars that is the Bernini’s Colonnade.
- Vatican Museum Gallery
- Sistine Chapel.
- Raphael Rooms
- Collection of Modern Religious Arts
- Saint Peter’s Basilica
- Saint Peter’s Square
- Skip-the-line Tickets for Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica.
- Covid-19 Precautionary measures.
- Live Tour Commentary
- Regular Guided Tour Experience.
- Discounted booking price for non-adults.
- Headsets, to help you follow your guide even better.
- English speaking guide.
- Personalized Tours
- Special Facilities for people with handicaps (i.e wheelchair)
- Hotel Pickup and Dropoffs
- Students below 25 years of age must bring valid IDs.
- Due to strict Covid-19 policies, you will be required to show proof of being vaccinated before traveling to any sites. That is unless you’re below the age of 12, or you have any conditions that exempt you from vaccination. Masks are also mandatory for all visitors.
- The Vatican mandated policies include strict dress codes. So please refrain from wearing shorts, miniskirts, skirts, sleeveless tops, or anything that bares your shoulders or knees.
- Due to strict Covid-19 policies, you will be required to show proof of being vaccinated before traveling to any sites. Unless you are under 12 years old or have any conditions that exempt you from vaccination. Masks are also mandatory for all visitors.
- Heavy baggage, including backpacks and baby strollers, will not be allowed in.
- Our itinerary is still subject to change based on accessibility to locations such as Sistine Chapel, religious events, or emergencies. In which case, we’ll inform you of the possible changes.
Adults (19 and older):
Infants (Below 6): Free
- Tour Begins at: 8:30 am, 1:00 pm & 3:30 pm
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