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The Vatican Museums And Its Hidden Gems

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Treat yourself with a customized private tour of the Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica. Visit some hidden gems of the museums and explore rooms closed to the general public at all times. Not only will you get a fascinating tour, but you'll also enjoy an interactive service with a passionate tour guide who will animate the history of the magnificent artwork and cater your tour experience to your personal interests. Your personal storyteller will uncover the legends and mysteries behind the works and enlighten you on the genius of the Renaissance masters in their world-renowned masterpieces.

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Vatican Museums
  • Hidden Gems
  • Raphael's Rooms
  • Sistine Chapel
  • St.Peter's Church
FULL DESCRIPTION

Treat yourself to a customized private tour of the Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica. Visit some hidden gems of the museums and explore rooms closed to the general public at all times. Not only will you get a fascinating tour, but you'll also enjoy an interactive service with a passionate tour guide who will animate the history of the magnificent artwork and cater your tour experience to your personal interests. Your personal storyteller will uncover the legends and mysteries behind the works and enlighten you on the genius of the Renaissance masters in their world-renowned masterpieces. Meet your guide at your hotel where you will be picked-up and travel together to the Vatican Museums. Skip the line for fast-track entry to the world-famous Vatican museum complex, made up of galleries with an impressive amount of artwork and masterpieces from antiquity to present day. During your visit, you will have a chance to see one of the world’s finest collections of sculptures, carvings, frescoes, and paintings. Your expert tour guide will focus your attention on the most important masterpieces and on making this experience easy and unforgettable. Enjoy the impressive Belvedere Courtyard and then stroll through the most interesting rooms and galleries of the museum complex. Marvel at the famous Laocoön and the Belvedere Torso in the sculpture museum, deeply revered by Michelangelo and other Renaissance artists. Explore the Gallery of Tapestries and the Gallery of Maps. Be stunned by Michelangelo’s masterpieces inside the Sistine Chapel. During your tour, leave the crowd behind and with your guide pass the gatekeeper to privately enter the Room of the Animals. Marvel at the remarkable statues of the Vatican "Stone Zoo." Stroll through the ever-closed Gallery of Statues to explore a superb collection of sculptures and the ceiling partly painted by Pinturicchio. Enter the Cabinet of the Masks, a hidden gem of the Vatican, containing precious sculptures and mosaics with a view of the city. You will move onto to beautiful St. Peter’s Church, where the famous Baldachin by Bernini is located. The tour ends in charming St. Peter’s Square, home to the famous Egyptian obelisk. The obelisk was central to Bernini's design and witness to the martyrdom of St. Peter. The view will fill you with wonder and awe and bring to completion the life-changing experience of visiting the Vatican and St. Peter's Basilica.

DETAILS
Approximately 3 hours
Tickets needed
Partial access for wheelchair
Kid-friendly tour
Suggested starting time 09:30am / 02:00pm
Not available on Sunday / not recommended on Wednesday

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