Holy Tour: Vatican Museum And Sistine Chapel Tour Plus Castel Sant' Angelo Tour - Rome

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 4 Hrs 30 Mins
  • Departure Time :
    Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, Saint Peter's Basilica starts at 11:00 am from Via di Santamaura n° 21 - ROMAROUND Agency (please stay there 15 minutes before the tour starts) Castel Sant Angel.. read more
  • Departure Details :
    ROMAROUND TOURS Agency
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

Overview

Join this guided group tour to discover the magnificent highlights of Vatican City during a 2.5-hour skip-the-line tour of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. Explore the Vatican Museums, one of the most extraordinary collections of art in the world. Pause in the Sistine Chapel, Michelagelos masterpiece, and from there visit at your own pace St. Peter's Basilica and the Vatican Holy Caves where many popes are buried. Continue your Holy experience with an intimate 2 hours tour, discovering the main treasures of Castel Sant'Angel staying away from the crowded group tours. With your English-speaking guide, you will admire the impressive castles architecture. Once you get inside, you will be led through the several historical stages of the Eternal City and admire the incredible masterpieces hosted by the castle.

Know More about this tour

Begin with Vatican Museums, where you'll skip the line and start exploring the vast collections right away thanks to the reserved ticket that comes with this tour. The Vatican Museum was founded in the 16th century by Pope Giulio II, and since then has been enriched by a large number of masterpieces through time. It is one of the largest and most-visited museums of the world, covering about 7 km (4,35 miles) of chambers and corridors. You will be taken into the museum by a spectacular big spiral staircase. Inside you will find many masterpieces from different periods of time, from classical Greek art to Renaissance masterpieces of Michelangelo. For example, you can admire the statue of Laocon and His Sons that is one of the most famous ancient sculptures. Or Raphael's chambers that collect some of the best paintings of this famous artist - such as the Transfiguration, his last one. Admire the major representatives of Italian art such as Leonardo, Perugino, Beato Angelico, and many more. Enjoy a view over the Vatican Gardens. Towards the end of this tour you will visit the beautiful Sistine Chapel to admire Michelangelos masterpiece: The Last Judgement. At the end of the tour your guide will escort you to have a privilege entrance for the Saint Peter Basilica.  You will visit the Basilica at your leisure, without the guide. Inside you can admire some Baroque masterpieces and the breathtaking Piet by Michelangelo. You can also enjoy a moment of reflection in the Vatican caves where many popes are buried, including Pope John Paul II. Tour's Highlights:
- Introduction on the Vatican City and Vatican History
- Chandelier Gallery
- Tapestry gallery
- Maps Gallery
- Apartment of San Pio V
- Sistine Chapel
and many more on the way
- at the end of tour you will have direct access to Saint Peter Basilica


Once finished at Vatican Museum, you will reach by your own the Castel Sant Angelo to enjoy an exclusive and unique intimate guided experience that will make you able to appreciate and admire the incredible Castel Sant'Angelo in the best way possible. An official experienced guide will escort you around the castle, showing the incredible masterpieces hosted there and telling you all about the castle's histories along with its role during the history of Rome. Your tour will start just outside Castel Sant'Angelo, where you will find your guide. From there, you will appreciate and admire the incredible and impressive structure of the Castle and its wonderful setting. Once you get inside, you will be impressed by the several treasures hidden there.
During the visit you will see:
Emperor Adrian's tomb

  • Popish apartments and bastion
  • Tourture chamber
  • Historical prisons
  • Michelangelo's courtyard
  • An amazing panoramic view from the terrace
  • Castel Sant'Angelo bridge

and so much more!



Inclusions

  • Entrance fees
  • Local taxes
  • Professional art historian guide
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines

Exclusions

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Transportation to/from attractions

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A dress code is required to enter places of worship and the Vatican Museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements

A moderate amount of walking is involved

Student discount is only applied under 26 years old with International Student Card ISIC, to be shown on site

Children discount is applied from 14 up 18 years old with a valid ID card to be shown on site

Infant under 6 free.

Not wheelchair accessible due to some difficulties in Sistine Chapel

Note: tour will not operate on religious holidays

WILL NOT BE POSSIBLE TO VISIT THE BASILICA DURING RELIGIOUS HOLIDAYS AND CEREMONIES (Audiences, Beatifications, Masses of the POPE). The Basilica is often subject to sudden closures. In these cases it is not possible to guarantee access to the Basilica.

Language: English only

A minimum of 2 adults per booking is required

A moderate amount of walking is involved

Group size: max 15 - 20 people

Please arrive 15 minutes before the tour starts

Not recommended for participants with mobility problems or other serious medical conditions

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