About VIP Tour of the Vatican Museum + St Peters Basilica
After being picked up at your hotel in Rome by your guide you will begin your tour in the Vatican Museum. Youll stop by the octagonal courtyard which holds some of the greatest statues in the world and then walk through the many halls of the museums to reach the Raphael Rooms and the Sistine Chapel for a detailed explanation of the beautiful frescoes in these rooms by some of the greatest artists of the Renaissance. On the way visit the Candlestick Gallery Tapestries Gallery Geographic Maps Gallery S. PioV Gallery and Sobieskis Room. After we exit the museums and take a look at the worlds largest basilica. Walking through St. Peters youll see the highlights of the most famous church in the world and listen to the many anecdotes of popes saints and artists. Saint Peters Square has been the center of Christianity for centuries and the destination of pilgrims. In AD 64 this area was the site of a Roman Circus used for horse racing. It was here around the same period that Saint Peter was crucified and buried by Nero. Catholic tradition holds that Saint Peters tomb is below the altar of the basilica. There has been a church on this site since the 4th century. Includes - Private guide - Vatican reservation and fee - Tickets - Private transfer from your hotel or apartment to the Vatican Museum Excludes - Return transfer - Meals and drinks - Tips and gratuities - Optional activity costs - Personal expenses Please Note - Start times may vary according to Vatican availability. Morning departures are not guaranteed. - Pick up times will be confirmed after tour reservation has been finalized. - Reservations must be made at least 10 days prior to desired tour date.