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Expert-Led Private Tour of the Vatican with Admission Ticket

by Context Walks
per traveller Price is AU$193
*Pricing based on group of 6 travellers
Duration: 4h Free cancellation available No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required) Offered in: English Offered in: English

Highlights

  • Vatican tour with Skip-the-line tickets

  • Private guide for your group of up to 6 people

  • Includes Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's

  • Led by an art historian or church historian

  • Conversational, not scripted

Highlights

  • Vatican tour with Skip-the-line tickets

  • Private guide for your group of up to 6 people

  • Includes Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's

  • Led by an art historian or church historian

  • Conversational, not scripted

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1:30 PM, Expert-Led Private Tour of the Vatican with Admission Ticket in English

Duration 4h No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English.

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AU$974.14

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8:30 AM, Expert-Led Private Tour of the Vatican with Admission Ticket in English

Duration 4h No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English.

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per traveller
AU$974.14

Total price is AU$974.14, taxes included

It only takes 2 minutes

Expert-Led Private Tour of the Vatican with Admission Ticket

Activity Location

Rome

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Bar-Ristorante da Paolo

    104 Viale Vaticano

    Roma 00165


Description

Our four-hour, critically acclaimed Arte Vaticana walking seminar is designed to give a comprehensive, in-depth introduction to the Vatican art collection and St. Peter's Basilica. Led by a scholar of Church history or an art historian, this is our most signature Vatican itinerary. reserved entry tickets (as opposed to our Arte Vaticana walk, which does not include entrance tickets/reservations), which guarantee a quick entry into the museum, we begin with the Vatican art collection, one of the world's great repositories of art.

Although each walk evolves differently depending on our guide's area of expertise and the interests of the group, we generally start with a thorough overview of Papal history and the construction of the Papal Palace (now home to the Museums). We will often veer off to the chronologically-arranged picture gallery known as the Pinacoteca, which forms the perfect backdrop for a seminar on the history of painting from the late mediaeval to high Renaissance periods. From here we will traverse the halls of the Vatican palaces, visiting the most important rooms of the museums including the ancient statuary collection of Julius II and the Papal apartments decorated by Raphael. By the time we reach the Sistine Chapel, we will have set the context to appreciate the cultural and artistic climate in which Michelangelo worked painting the ceiling and later the Last Judgement.

The last quarter of this walk covers St. Peter's Basilica, a vast church and the symbolic centre of Catholicism. Our guide will navigate this vast space, visiting the major works by Michelangelo (the dome, La Pieta) and Bernini (the canopy), fixing the church and its artworks in a social and historical context. Finally, we will emerge into St. Peter's square, designed by Bernini.


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of the Vatican museums, including Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's

  • Tickets included


Know Before You Book

  • Tour operates rain or shine