SUPER IN DEPTH TOUR FOR HISTORY FANATICS AND ART LOVERS
But seriously people ... On this tour, history-buffs and dedicated-explorers will relish five full hours at the Vatican! Yep. - This tour goes beyond the "must-see" that everybody must see, and dives into the lesser known gems!
Don't worry ... You'll still skip the line and hang out with an expert English-Speaking Guide will make those hours seem like minutes, but you'll also get exposed to so much more ...
More art, more sights, more architecture, more Vatican! – A great choice for folks who want to go more in depth this time… or anybody who loves a fascinating journey through centuries of history!
Ever wonder how the Vatican State came to be? Or how the work of so many great masters made its way to the Vatican Museum? – Great! You’ll learn all about those kind of things. - The stuff that puts history in perspective, and entertains you at the same time! ( Way cooler than it sounds… )
With small group sizes and a ‘take it all in’ kinda pace, this tour is one of the best ways to survey the meeting of sacred and secular worlds for yourself.
Or… it’s just a nice way to get some extra time with the Insiders and Experts and learn a little more!
With this tour you are guaranteed specially reserved VIP entrance slots so that you avoid the 1-3 hour wait. This is also why it’s important to be at least 15 minutes early to meet your group.
You will meet your guide at the designated meeting point on your voucher. Your guide will escort you to the security checkpoint. After you will be given headsets (only for groups over 6).
Now it's on to the Museums! During the tour you are encouraged to ask questions about all things Vatican along the way.
Before you reach the Sistine Chapel, Your guide will give you the inside scoop, about Michelangelo, some of the special characteristics about these paintings and what to look for while you are in there, because you are not allowed to talk inside of the Sistine Chapel, shhhhhh.
Once you have taken that beauty in, Your guide will take you through a secret door near by that leaves you out in front of St Peters. Here you will also skip the line to enter a truly living museum. Your guide will show you the highlights and explain the history behind the largest church in the world.
Be prepared to be walking/standing for the length of the tour. You definitely want to wear your most comfortable shoes. The Vatican Museums are vast with some steps and stairways. If you are concerned about the intensity, contact us for more information, or choose the private option where you can go at your own pace.
Most activities are refundable as long as cancellations are made with more than 72 hours notice. There may be a transaction fee of 2.5% to process the refund. Some agencies have stricter policies, these policies will be presented during the booking process, BEFORE payment is requested. Spicy Meatball is very transparent in all of our transactions, feel free to contact our superhero customer support with any questions regarding these policies.
Vatican Tickets are purchased in the name of the guest and are not transferable so they are not refundable. In addition to the 2.5% transaction fee to process the refund, also the tickets (est. 17 euros per ticket) will not be included in the refunded amount.
During State visits or special religious events, parts of the Vatican may be closed unexpectedly. If an area normally covered on a tour is closed, your guide will still provide explanations of the closed areas from outside. Plus, show you an extra site or gallery to compensate.
St. Peter’s Basilica is an active church and can be closed unexpectedly for liturgical ceremonies. If closed, the time inside the Vatican Museums will be extended. On Wednesday mornings the Pope has his weekly audience in Saint Peter’s Square so for security reasons, Saint Peter’s Basilica is closed. If you book a tour on a Wednesday we can not guarantee access to the Basilica.
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