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Vatican Highlights Tour plus Visit of the Dome and Terraces of Saint Peter's Basilica

Private or Small Group tour available (max 10 people)

Available everyday except Sunday and Holidays - Duration: 3.5 hours

Don’t waste your valuable time waiting on lines to see the Vatican. Your guide will meet you outside the Vatican Museums and will escort you straight to the luxurious exhibitions. You’ll see the Gallery of Maps, the Gallery of Tapestries, and the Pinecone Courtyard. The Vatican Museum’s highlights include the stunning works of Raphael and Michelangelo that were collected by various Popes throughout the centuries.

The next stop is the glorious Sistine Chapel where you’ll behold Michelangelo's famous frescoes "The Last Judgment," and "The Creation of Adam.

The tour continues to inside the Dome of St. Peter's Basilica for a special up-close perspective. A lift will take you to the main level inside the vault, which offers a fantastic view of the breathtaking mosaics and elaborate decor. This view provides a true perspective on the artisans’ efforts and techniques used for such intricate work.

Then, climb the 281 steps to the highest point of the Dome. At the top, your guide will identify notable points of interest in Rome, from one of the best views of the entire city.

Back at ground level, explore St. Peter’s Basilica, and be sure to visit Michelangelo's Pietà, the only piece of work the famous sculptor ever signed. Learn how Michelangelo triumphed over his peers for the distinct honor to paint St. Peter’s heavenly arch. And then the tour ends outside, in Saint Peter’s Square, next to the taxi and bus station.

WHAT MAKES THIS TOUR UNIQUE

  • Visit the Sistine Chapel before the doors open to the public See Michelangelo’s The Last Judgment fresco before the large public;
  • All the major sites of the Vatican in only one tour plus the climbing to the top of the dome by feet or elevator!
  • Reserved Fast-Track Entrance
  • Top-level professional English Speaking Local Guide with Official License and excellent reviews
  • Avoid the lines, the heat, the crowds and experience the Museums with an exclusive guided tour;

WHAT IS INCLUDED

  • Vatican Museums - Skip-the lines - Reserved Entrance
  • Sistine Chapel - The most visited attraction in Italy
  • Raphael's Rooms - The masterpiece of this great painter
  • Galleries of the Tapestries - Precious Flemish works of Art
  • Tombs of the Popes - Discover the Papacy's History by its protagonists
  • Saint Peter's Basilica Terraces
  • Gallery of Candelabra - An elegant display of Roman and Greek Art
  • Hall of the Maps - World's best collection of Ancient Geographic Maps
  • Octogonal Courtyard - The most famous Ancient Sculptures are here
  • Basilica of St. Peter - World's Grandest Church
  • St. Peter’s Square - The Gateway to the Vatican
  • Saint Peter's Dome Climbing by feet or elevator;

Details, Price & Booking

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