Pre-opening of the Vatican Museums, Sistine and St. Peter’s Basilica

Type of tour

private tour

Duration

3 h

Tranfers

Included

Lunch

Not included

Diffuculty

Low

The Tour “Pre-opening Vatican Museums, Sistine and St. Peter’s” is an opportunity to enter the most visited museums in the world without the crowds. The Museums, together with the Sistine Chapel, are undoubtedly on the list of things to see in Rome. Take the time to enjoy the details of Michelangelo’s “Last Judgement”.

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Adults (6-100 years-old)

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Kids (0-5 years-old)

no kids, 1, 2

DETAILS

START TOUR 7 h 30 (not available on Sundays and holidays)
INCLUDING Certified professional guide

Entrance tickets “Skip the line”

Departure from the hotel by private car (included in the price for all central hotels)

NOT INCLUDING Return to hotel
TIPS AND USEFUL INFORMATIONS Due to security procedures, we can’t avoid the metal detector rows. To speed up the operation, we recommend placing metal and mobile phone objects in the appropriate boxes. You may be required to inspect the bags

Do not bring bulky suitcases and bags to the Vatican; small backpacks and handbags are allowed. A cloakroom (free of charge) is available to leave items not considered admissible.

You can make videos and photos without flash, tripods and selfie sticks. It is strictly forbidden to take videos and photos inside the Sistine Chapel. Remember to cover your knees and shoulders before entering the Sistine Chapel and the Basilica.

During the Papal Audience on Wednesdays and in case of other ceremonies, the tour of the Basilica is not allowed.

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 WHY VISIT VATICAN MUSEUMS WITH US

If you are wondering why choose Rome Magic Tour for your holiday in Rome, here are some good reasons:

You may feel overwhelmed at the idea of having to choose a route that includes the best of museums. To this end we want our guests to be accompanied by prepared and competent guides.

You’ll just have to wait for our driver in the lobby of your hotel at the agreed time. We will take care of everything to make it an experience not to be forgotten.

The other agencies are skipping the Art Gallery… a real shame! The paintings in this collection have made art history. Read in the “DETAILS” section which artists we are talking about

All you have to do is show up for your appointment at the appointed time. We will take care of everything so that it is an experience not to be forgotten.

Our guide, in addition to ensuring the service skips the line for the priority entrance, will be in contact with the driver to wait for you at the exact point of your arrival.

ITINERARY

     Appointment at your hotel

The package includes a transfer service directly from your hotel half an hour before the start of the visit by private car. Our driver will take you to the meeting with the guide, who will guarantee the service skips the line.

    Vatican Museum

You will be the first to visit the Vatican Museums which, despite being one of the smallest states in the world, houses a priceless museum complex. After admiring the Cortili della Pigna and the Belvedere, you will appreciate the Pinacoteca which houses an amazing collection that includes masters such as Giotto, Perugino, Leonardo, Caravaggio and Dali …impossible to describe in a few lines.Follow your guide through the main exhibitions. It will focus on the original Greeks and Romans, the various Papal apartments frescoed by masters such as Raphael and Pinturicchio and the famous Gallery of Candelabrum Tapestries and Maps.

     Sistine Chapel

The next part of the tour is an excellence not to be missed for any reason: the Sistine Chapel, with its incredible ceiling frescoed by Michelangelo and his supreme masterpiece, the Last Judgement. Many other scenes were painted by the best Italian artists of the time such as Perugino, Botticelli, Ghirlandaio and other masters of the time. It will be surprisingly exciting to be at the centre of such beauty.

     Saint Peter’s Cathedral

From the Sistine Chapel you will enter directly into the Basilica, symbol of Christianity in the World, famous for numerous Bernini masterpieces and where you will admire the famous Pietà, sculpted by Michelangelo at the age of 25. Admiring numerous paintings and sculptures, you will notice how this Basilica is perfectly conceived. The colossal structure is so proportionate that it hides its real dimensions. The tour of the Vatican Museums will leave you with the embrace of the immense curved colonnades of the square and the view of the Pope’s Balcony.

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