Vatican Museums, Niccoline and Sistine Chapels Private Tour

The highlight of this special guided tour is the magnificent helical staircase designed by Bramante for Pope Julius II in 1505. This architectural gem, inaccessible until now, will be the special focus of a visit that will also explore the principal masterpieces of the Pope's Museums. The tour is conducted by an educational guide authorised by Vatican City State and includes: Vatican Museums, Niccolina Chapel, Pio Clementino Museum, Gallery of the Candelabra, Gallery of the Tapestries, Gallery of the Geographical Maps, Raphael’s Rooms, Sistine Chapel.

per adult from

$900

AUD

Duration

4 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • Pick-up and drop off with luxury transportation and private chauffeur
    • Private English-speaking tour escort at your disposal
    • "Skip the line" entrance tickets in the Vatican Museums
    • Educational professional guide authorised by Vatican City State
    • Entrance in the Niccolina Chapel (Hidden Vatican)
    • Entrance in the Raphael’s Rooms
    • Entrance in the Sistine Chapel
    • Entrance in the Gallery of the Candelabra
    • Entrance in the Gallery of the Tapestries
    • Entrance in the Gallery of the Geographical Maps
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuities (optional)
    • Entrance in St. Peter's Basilica
    • Food and Beverages
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Vatican City, Vatican City, Lazio

    The Vatican City boasts countless great museums, with extensive art collections attracting thousands of visitors everyday. Inside these galleries we can admire classical sculptures and masterpieces of the Renaissance art. Inside the Vatican Museums a vast number of art pieces and amazing architectures can be admired, belonging to different persiods, cultures and countries from all over the world. One of the biggest exhibition spaces inside the Vatican is the Pio-Clementine Museum, built in the 18th century as ordered by Pope Julius II to host countless Ancient Greek and Roman collections belonging to the Papacy. Among these priceless pieces lies an uncompared Renaissance architecture, commissioned by the same Pope Julius II at the start of the 16th century to link the Belvedere Palace of Pope Innocent VIII to the city of Rome. The Niccoline Chapel is a chapel in the Apostolic Palace in Vatican City. It is especially notable for its fresco paintings by Fra Angelico and his assistants, who may have executed much of the actual work. The name is derived from its patron, Pope Nicholas V, who had it built for use as his private chapel. The chapel is located in the Tower of Innocent III, in the most ancient part of the Apostolic Palace. The walls were decorated by Fra Angelico with images of two of the earliest Christian martyrs; the upper level has Episodes from the Life of St. Stephen, and the lower one Scenes from the life of St. Laurence. The vault is painted blue, decorated with stars, and features figures of the Four Evangelists in the corners. The pilasters are decorated with the eight Doctors of the Church.Only visitors who has been granted a special access have the privilege to walk this precious staircase. If you want to be among those few priviledged visitors, do not hesitate to check out our “Tours of the Vatican with Restricted Areas” and discover how to visit the Vatican with a Private Guide, entering most of the restricted areas of the Museums!

    Duration: 3 hours

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick up at your accomodation (hotel, B&B, apartment). Please confirm us the pick up address.N.B.: If your accomodation is not in the area indicated on the above map, send us a message to arrange your pick up.
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    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Infant seats available
    • Near public transportation
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Child rate applies only when shared with 2 paying adults
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

7

Organised by Rome Italy Explora

Activity ID: V-120696P109

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