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Small Group Vatican, Sistine Chapel Tour

history walk

Small Group Vatican, Sistine Chapel Tour

45 reviews
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Tickets
Hosted in
English
history walk

Small Group Vatican, Sistine Chapel Tour

history walk

Small Group Vatican, Sistine Chapel Tour

45 reviews
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Tickets
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

In a small group, you'll admire ancient Egyptian, Greek, and Roman sculptures, marvel at Renaissance masterpieces by Michaelangelo and Raphael, and stand in awe of the Vatican's crown jewel: the Sistine Chapel. The morning is the busiest period of the day at the Vatican, so we'll avoid the AM masses by visiting in the late afternoon. Either I or one of my enthusiastic cohosts will provide a comprehensive 2-hour tour to the Pope's collection of antiques and masterpieces, giving fun, relevant, and interesting info along the way. We'll also allow free time for exploration and photos. Following the Sistine Chapel, we'll take the back entrance to St. Peter's, only open to visitors with a licensed guide. This back entrance allows us to skip the huge security lines outside St. Peter's Basilica. St. Peter's is the largest church in the world and the center of religion for Catholics, so we'll make sure to give it the time it deserves. During our visit, we'll go to some of the less-visited side chapels, which include sculptures by Michaelangelo, paintings by Raphael, and even the exposed bodies of deceased Popes. We'll conclude the tour in St. Peter's Basilica, where you'll have an option of exploring its crypts lined with the tombs of many Popes, or climbing to the top of the dome for one of Rome's greatest views (dome climb not included on tour).

Your host

Brent
2011
Joined Airbnb
5739
Guests hosted
5
Experiences hosted

Brent

Originally from the United States, I've been lucky enough to call Rome home for the past 11 years! I first came to Rome to study its incredible history, but the charm and excitement of the city have kept me here for over a decade. I understand the importance of your time in Italy, and with that in mind, I aim to provide reliable and professional experiences to visitors from around the world. Along with my officially licensed, English speaking co-hosts, we will take care of all reservations and tickets so your visit to Rome's greatest sites includes a fun and informative tour while skipping the long lines. Please don't hesitate to contact me for any information or details needed to help plan your trip.

What's included

Tickets
Skip the Line Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel Ticket

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Where you'll be

This tour covers St. Peter's Basilica from top to bottom, literally. We begin on ground level of the church, then head to the top of the dome (the highest man-made point in Rome), and conclude in the ancient crypts below the church. The Vatican's history spans nearly 2,000 years, and this tour gives it the time it deserves.

Availability

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests aged 5 and up can attend.

More tips

Guest must dress appropriately for the Vatican standards; women must cover their shoulders and knees, men no tank tops. This tour does not include the Vatican museum or Sistine Chapel.
Brent
history walk
Small Group Vatican, Sistine Chapel Tour
45 reviews
From £49/person
45 reviews
From £49/person