Private Tour: Vatican With Early Entrance And Cabinet Of The Masks - Rome

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 3 Hrs 30 Mins
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    7:30 AM
  • Departure Details :
    V.le Vaticano/Musei Vaticani, 00192 Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy,
  • Return Details :
    Saint Peter's Square, Forum Sancti Petri, Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Enjoy an exclusive, 3.5-hour private tour through the Vatican with all entrance fees paid. Gain early access to the Vatican as well as access to the restricted area of the Cabinet of the Masks. Follow your guide and learn about the art and history of the Vatican museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica.

Highlights

All entrance fees included

Informative, friendly and professional guide

Private guide for a more personalized experience

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Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Vatican Museums, Vatican city, Lazio

Your tour begins at 7:30am when you meet your private guide outside the entrance to the Vatican Museums. Enjoy early entry before the general public, ensuring you beat the worst of the daily crowds. From here, you will start exploring the Vatican Museums. Your guide will talk you through the vast collection of art and sculptures housed inside.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Vatican Museums, Vatican city, Lazio

You will see the Octagonal Courtyard and its display of an extraordinary collection of antique sculptures collected by Pope Julius II. Your guide will also make sure you see the Gallery of the Candelabra which contains Roman copies of Hellenistic originals from the 3rd-2nd century B.C. as well as some 2nd century candelabra. You will then proceed to the Gallery of Maps, whose walls and ceilings are frescoed with an amazing series of topographical maps of Italy based on drawings by friar and geographer Ignazio Danti. You will be sure to see other stunning sights such as the Borgia Apartments and Raphael's rooms before heading to the Cabinet of the Masks.
You will experience an exclusive chance to see the restricted area of the Cabinet of the Masks - generally off limits to the general public. Here you will admire mosaics taken from Hadrian\'s villa at Tivoli as well as stunning sculptures. Most of these sculptures represent female subjects and include a reproduction of the Three Graces as well as a statue of a nymph.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Sistine Chapel, Vatican City, Lazio

Your tour continues to Michelangelo's world-renowned Sistine Chapel. Here, your guide will explain all of the intricacies of this truly spectacular site, while you are admiring the Last Judgment and Creation of the World, the highlights of Sistine Chapel

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City, Lazio

Finally you will pass through a special passageway to reach St. Peter's Basilica, the biggest and most important Catholic Church in the world. Once inside, your guide will continue to explain the history of the Vatican as well as the art and architecture in this beautiful cathedral.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: St. peter's square (Piazza san pietro), Vatican City, Lazio

Afterward, your tour will conclude outside St. Peter's Basilica on St. peter's square. Your guide will tell you all the anecdotes related to one of the biggest square in Rome

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Colosseum and Vatican Tours by Italy Wonders, Rome, Lazio

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Inclusions

Special access to the Cabinet of the Masks

Guaranteed to skip the long lines

Professional guide for 3.5 hours

Private tour

Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums

Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel

Entry/Admission - St. Peter's Basilica

Guaranteed to skip the lines

Exclusions

Gratuities

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Food and drinks

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

Wheelchair accessible

A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected 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

St. Peter's Basilica is a church and as such the Vatican can decide to close it for religious functions without any notice. We are not responsible for unexpected closure of the Basilica. When the Basilica of St. Peter is closed for religious functions, you will spend a longer time in the Vatican galleries with your guide.

Kids are considering infants from 0 to 5 years old. Kids from 6 years old and older, pay as adult

If you arrive late you might loose the entrance at the Vatican

Near public transportation

Infants must sit on laps

Please note that with the use of the wheelchair you won't be accessible to access to all the areas of the museums

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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