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Private Vatican Highlights Tour - Skip The Line

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    Stop At: Vatican Museums, Viale Vaticano, 00120 Vatican City Italy

    We first visit the largest collection in the world, the Vatican Museums. In these museums we will see the Gallery of the Maps, Tapestries, Old Papal Apartments and the Rooms of Raffaele.

    Duration: 1 hour 40 minutes

    Stop At: Sistine Chapel, Citta del Vaticano 1, 00120 Vatican City Italy

    Once in the Sistine Chapel we get to enjoy the fruit of Michelangelo's intensive labor. Mainly the 'Creation of Man' on the ceiling, and the 'Last Judgement' on the alter wall.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: St. Peter's Basilica, Piazza di San Pietro, 00120 Vatican City Italy

    Once in the Basilica we will get the chance to see the tombs of past Pope's, Michelangelo's Pieta, the central alter and baldachino designed by the famous architect Bramante. No visit to the Basilica would be complete without looking into the awe-inspiring dome, also built by Michelangelo.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: St. Peter's Square (Piazza San Pietro), Vatican City Italy

    The tour will finish looking over St Peter's Square with a full explanation of the piazza, the special markings throughout it, and the saints and martyrs looking over it.

    Duration: 15 minutes
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Via Tunisi, 4, 00192 Roma RM, Italy
    Return Details
    St. Peter's Basilica, Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
    • Private tour
    • Local taxes
    • Live commentary
    • Professional guide
    • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
    • Guaranteed to skip the lines
    • Entrance fees - Payable directly to the guide on the day of the tour.
    • €21 / Adult
    • €12 / Child under 18 years (with valid ID) OR Student under 25years (with valid student ID)
    • Free - Under 6 years
    • Radio Headsets - Compulsory after 5 people (rental fee of €3/person)
    • Gratuities (optional)
    • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
    • Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • St Peter's Basilica is a holy place of worship and it is not subject to the rules of the Vatican Museums. The Basilica can often close with little or no notice due to religious events and in this case the tour will conclude in the Sistine Chapel.
    • All youth / students aged 18-25 years must present a valid photo student ID and document with date of birth. Students below the age of 18 will only be asked to show proof of age. If you do not arrive with the proper documents, the Vatican will not honour the reservation and a new full price ticket must be purchased.
    • 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
    • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
    • A moderate amount of walking is involved.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    I opted for the Private Vatican Tour for my group of four adults. I didn't want to be part of a large group so that we wouldn't have to be delayed with questions others might have on things that didn't particularly interest us. It was a decision I don't regret. Our tour
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    Response from mirunastefan92, Public Relations Manager at Private Vatican Highlights Tour - Skip The Line
    Responded 5 May 2019
    Thank you so much for leaving a review! As per your own experience, our customer's opinion is very important to future travelers. We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your Private Vatican Tour with Kristiana. Looking forward to having you back with us in Italy.
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    Had the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel Tour in mid-February 2019. Took too much time to get organized before entering the museum and let some people waste everyone's time as we waited for a family that had to use the restroom one at a time at the entry. When you are on a
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    Response from Matthew C, Manager at Private Vatican Highlights Tour - Skip The Line
    Responded 6 May 2019
    Dear Traveler Thank you for taking the time to write a review on our tour. We will take all of your points into consideration and do our best to make it enjoyable for everyone. I would just like to clarify that your review is for a Private Vatican Tour, but you have joined our semi private tour, hence you may have had to wait for someone in the group to use the bathroom. We do warn people to use the restrooms before arriving to the meeting point however this is not always possible. Restrooms in the Vatican museums are limited so if someone must use the bathroom it is best to do so upon entering the Vatican Museums. Bodily functions must not be ignored. With regards to the organization of the tour and the time set aside for each room, we are sorry that you did not like the way the time frame was organized. Our itinerary is based on the rooms, paintings and statues which are considered 'must sees'. Art and architecture is very subjective so although one guest may appreciate more time in one place, another guest may not agree. We try our best to cater to the needs of everyone in the group but unfortunately that is not always possible. With regards to St. Peter's Basilica, we do leave everyone plenty of time to explore the Basilica. Our 3 Hour Vatican Highlights Semi Private Tour meets daily at 1:45pm and ends at St. Peter's Basilica around 5:00pm. The Basilica closes around 6pm in the winter, and 7pm in the summer so even after the tour has finished, our guests have at least an hour to remain in the Basilica, if you choose to do so. In any case, we thank you for joining us and your feedback. We hope to see you back in Italy again soon. Best, Matt
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