Vatican & St. Peter's Basilica: Shared Group Tour

Location: Rome
Duration and Type: Half Day Tour, Religious Heritage
During this 3-hour tour of the Vatican's treasures, your guide will introduce you to the marvels of the Sistine Chapel, the Vatican Museums and the Basilica of Saint Peter's. Admire the works of Michelangelo, Raphael and Bernini among the many works of art the Vatican has to offer. The Sistine Chapel is one of the most visited sites in the world. Ordered in the late 15th century by Pope Sixtus IV, Michelangelo painted his sublime...
During this 3-hour tour of the Vatican's treasures, your guide will introduce you to the marvels of the Sistine Chapel, the Vatican Museums and the Basilica of Saint Peter's. Admire the works of Michelangelo, Raphael and Bernini among the many works of art the Vatican has to offer. The Sistine Chapel is one of the most visited sites in the world. Ordered in the late 15th century by Pope Sixtus IV, Michelangelo painted his sublime masterpiece on the ceiling, "The Creation of Adam," as well as the incomparable "Last Judgment" on the altar wall.

The Vatican Museums contain much more than just the chapel; here there are approximately 2,000 rooms filled with the most extensive collection of art in the world. The guide will show you other corners of the Vatican such as the Pio-Clementino courtyard with the marble statues of the "Laocoon" and "Apollo Belvedere," as well as the galleries of the Candelabra, Tapestries and Maps.

The tour concludes in the Basilica with its imposing dome and the sculptural masterpiece of the "Pieta'," both designed by Michelangelo. Gian Lorenzo Bernini's impressive gilded bronze Baldacchino hovers above the high altar, where only the Pope is allowed to say Mass. The tour ends in the splendid Colonnade in St. Peter's Square, also the work of Bernini.

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$88.00 per person

Additional Information

Additional information: Participants of this tour are both Select Italy and non-Select Italy clients; maximum number of participants is 25. Entrance tickets for the Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums are included in the price of the tour. Headset is included in the price of the tour. Please note that you will not be...

Sites Included

Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's Basilica

Customer Reviews

Vatican/St. Peter's and Sistine Chapel
Suzanne Hartshorn (Manchester, New Hampshire USA)
Excellent and knowledgeable tour guide. Had the guide not explained the paintings inside the Sistine Chapel we would not have...

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