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St. Peter's Baldachin (Baldacchino di San Pietro)
St. Peter's Baldachin (Baldacchino di San Pietro)

St. Peter's Baldachin (Baldacchino di San Pietro) Tours and Tickets

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The monumental bronze canopy of St. Peter's Baldachin (Baldacchino di San Pietro), set beneath Michelangelo’s dome, is a centerpiece of St. Peter's Basilica. Bernini’s stunning bronze masterpiece soars as high as a 9-story building above the basilica's high altar, protecting the spot where St. Peter is said to be buried.

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Piazza San Pietro, Vatican City, Rome
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St. Peter's Basilica with Vatican official guides

St. Peter's Basilica with Vatican official guides

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To dig deep into the history and art of St Peter’s Basilica, explore the church on a walking tour with a Vatican guide. From St Peter’s Square, walk to the basilica. Inside, listen to stories about the popes, pilgrims and Renaissance art masters who have left their marks on this iconic Catholic site, whose Michelangelo-designed dome dominates the Rome skyline.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$27.91
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$27.91

Early Morning Vatican Tour With Sistine Chapel

Early Morning Vatican Tour With Sistine Chapel

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Visit the Sistine Chapel without the crowds and explore the Vatican Museums and St. Peter’s Basilica on this small-group tour in Rome. The Sistine Chapel receives around 25,000 visitors daily, so most people see it in a busy setting. This tour provides early-morning access before the general public, letting you admire Michelangelo’s frescoes in a quieter atmosphere before taking you into the Vatican Museums and St. Peter’s. Entrance fees and skip-the-line access included.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$102.35
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Vatican City Saint Peter Basilica Private visit for your family and friends

Vatican City Saint Peter Basilica Private visit for your family and friends

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St. Peter’s Basilica is one of the world’s great repositories of art and architecture and taking it in on your own can be overwhelming. With this private tour, visit with a guide to learn about this magnificent church’s history and treasures. Admire the highlights inside at a more relaxed pace while you hear about the popes, saints, and artists who left their mark over the centuries.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$267.39
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Essential Sistine Chapel Tour, Vatican Museums and St Peter Basilica
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Essential Sistine Chapel Tour, Vatican Museums and St Peter Basilica

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The Vatican Museums and St. Peter’s Basilica are home to some of the world’s top artistic masterpieces—and this seamless, small-group tour makes it simple to discover the collection highlights. See the Sistine Chapel and then delve deeper into the galleries: works like Raphael’s School of Athens and the ancient Laocoön and His Sons sculpture can be found within its walls. Then, continue to neighboring St. Peter’s Basilica, where you’ll view Michelangelo’s Pieta and other masterworks.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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$71.33
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$71.33

Private Vatican Tour: VIP Experience
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Private Vatican Tour: VIP Experience

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The Vatican contains one of the world’s largest and most attraction-packed museums, making the massive collections tough for most visitors to navigate. Enjoy a seamless, VIP introduction to the masterpiece-filled museums on this private guided tour, which includes skip-the-line admission tickets. Listen to enriching commentary as you get face-to-face with masterworks from Raphael, Michelangelo, and more.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$310.14
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VIP Vatican in a Day Tour: Experience Art and History as Never Before
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VIP Vatican in a Day Tour: Experience Art and History as Never Before

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Make the most of your time in Vatican City with this 5.5-hour tour of the Vatican Museums, the incomparable Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica. See parts of the Vatican Museums collection that are often overlooked on shorter tours, including the Pinacoteca, and see masterpieces by Raphael, Leonardo da Vinci, and Michelangelo.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$102.35
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Rome in a Day Semi-Private Tour: Colosseum, Vatican Museums, and Virtual Reality
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Rome in a Day Semi-Private Tour: Colosseum, Vatican Museums, and Virtual Reality

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See the highlights of the Vatican and Ancient Rome in one history- and art-filled day during this small-group walking tour that includes priority entry to some of the city’s most visited sites. With skip-the-line access to the Colosseum, you’ll jump the queue at this ancient amphitheater, and then visit the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. Pass by the Trevi Fountain and Pantheon, and end your tour in Vatican City for skip-the-line admission to the Vatican Museums, home to the Sistine Chapel and other Renaissance masterpieces. Numbers are limited to just six people.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$221.23
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$221.23

Private Experience: Sistine Chapel , Vatican Museums & St.Peters Basilica
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Private Experience: Sistine Chapel , Vatican Museums & St.Peters Basilica

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Discover the figures, the technique and the meaning of the frescoes created in 4 years of Michelangelo's timeless passion on our Sistine Chapel tour. Find out more about Julius II, the pope who commissioned his works. Wander through Raphael's rooms as you let our expert guide reveal the mysteries and insights of the depicted characters. Discover how the church's admiration for art has led to such a vast collection of treasures in the Vatican Museums recovered from underground after years of neglect. Skip the queues and find yourself inside St Peter's Basilica where you will be able to contemplate the long history of Christian faith and be moved by Michelangelo's world famous sculpture, Pietà.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Private Rome in a Day Tour with Colosseum & Sistine Chapel: Essential Experience
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Private Rome in a Day Tour with Colosseum & Sistine Chapel: Essential Experience

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If you’ve got limited time in Rome, make the most of it by booking this private highlights tour. Your guide will map out an itinerary that encompasses major must-sees including the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, and the Vatican Museums, with admission included. Along the way, your guide helps illuminate Roman history and culture, and highlight things that may otherwise go unnoticed.
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  • 7 hours
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$372.17
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$372.17
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Private Early Morning Sistine Chapel with Vatican Tour
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Private Early Morning Sistine Chapel with Vatican Tour

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Visit the Sistine Chapel before it opens to the general public on this exclusive 4-hour Vatican group tour, accompanied by a top-rated local guide. After enjoying the tranquil atmosphere of the chapel and admiring Michelangelo’s masterpiece, you’ll visit the Vatican Museums - arguably the best collection of art in the world, seeing highlights such as the Laocoon and the Apollo Belvedere as well as some other hidden treasures. This Vatican tour also includes St Peter’s Basilica, where you’ll see Michelangelo’s Pietà and learn about art, history and religion. Groups are limited to 13 people, and hotel pickup/drop-off are is not included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$284.30
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Roman Countryside villages Vespa tour with driver

Roman Countryside villages Vespa tour with driver

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Get out of Rome and explore the countryside like a local—on a Vespa. With a helmet provided and a driver at the helm, you'll travel safely and comfortably along the scenic highways, enjoying the ability to focus on the scenery instead of directions and driving. Stops include the Castelli Romani, Frascati, Nemi, Ariccia, and others. Enjoy an included lunch in a typical Italian restaurant midday.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$265.64
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St. Peter Basilica and Dome Small-Group Tour

St. Peter Basilica and Dome Small-Group Tour

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With a dedicated guide in a small group tour you will head to St. Peter's Square designed by the architect Gianlorenzo Bernini for the Pope Alexander VII. You will learn from your guide about Bernini that in the late 1600s for the Pope Alexander the VII projected St. Peter's' square & the Colonnade. You'll go through security and access to the Basilica of St. Peters' once inside your eyes will be immediately captured by the Pieta of Michelangelo sculpted by the Master in a very young age. The Basilica was built in 120 years commissioned to the best Renaissance and Baroque artists such as Bramante, Sangallo, Michelangelo, Maderno and Bernini. You will then move underneath the dome where stands the main altar beneath "Baldachin" with twisted bronze Columns of more than 90 feet high. You'll admire the amazing mosaics and the works of art. You will then climb on top of the dome designed by Michelangelo from where you will be able to see one of the most beautiful views of the city of Rome.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Private Rome in 2 Days Tour
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Private Rome in 2 Days Tour

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When you have limited time in Rome, you would like to see as much as possible. Don't look further we have the perfect solution for you. Our Rome in two days tour takes you to all must-see highlights of Rome and still gives you the opportunity to explore the city on your own in the evening after the tour. The first day, you will explore Ancient Rome & the Old City Centre and on the second day you will visit another country: The Vatican.
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  • 2 days
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$785.69
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$785.69
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Christian Rome in One Day - Luxury Private Tour
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Christian Rome in One Day - Luxury Private Tour

This tour was design to cover, in one day and in a very comfortable way, the main places of Christianity. We'll discover how martyrs planted a seed for the development of Christian religion in Rome, that quickly started to gain followers over the dominant paganism, up to the conversion of the Emperor Constantine (IV century AD).
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  • 7 hours
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$505.42
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$505.42
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Rome in A Day Group Tour with Colosseum & Vatican by Minivan

Rome in A Day Group Tour with Colosseum & Vatican by Minivan

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Rome is so full of world-famous historic sites that it would be tricky to see them all in a lifetime, let alone a single day. This small-group tour, however, ensures that you make the most of your time. You'll see the ruins of the Roman Forum and the Colosseum, stroll through city center piazze, and visit the Vatican Museums, including the Sistine Chapel and Saint Peter's Basilica.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$137.50
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$137.50

Vatican VIP Experience: Exclusive Breakfast at the Vatican with Early Access to Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel

Vatican VIP Experience: Exclusive Breakfast at the Vatican with Early Access to Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel

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Enjoy a VIP experience at the Vatican with this semi-private morning tour that includes breakfast on site. You’ll explore the Vatican Museums before they open to the general public so you can admire famous sights like the Sistine Chapel and Raphael’s Rooms in a more intimate atmosphere before finishing with skip-the-line access to St Peter’s Basilica through a reserved entrance.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$102.35
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Skip the Line: Vatican Museum + Sistine Chapel Tour or Ticket with Raphael Rooms

Skip the Line: Vatican Museum + Sistine Chapel Tour or Ticket with Raphael Rooms

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Save time, and head straight to the Vatican’s most popular sights and attractions, on this seamless and speedy tour. Pick from morning or afternoon departure times, and meet your guide. With skip-the-line tickets, you’ll beat the crowds and head straight into the Vatican Museums. Discover the Sistine Chapel at your own pace, and follow your guide directly to the museums’ other highlights.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$36.70
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$36.70
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Skip the Line: Small Group Stories of the Vatican Tour with the Sistine Chapel

Skip the Line: Small Group Stories of the Vatican Tour with the Sistine Chapel

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Experience an insider’s view of the Vatican Museums on this 3.5-hour, small-group tour. First, skip the line at the Vatican Museums’ entrance, and head in to explore its main exhibits. Your guide tells you little-known facts along the way that many other tour guide don’t know. Visit the Hall of Maps, the Belvedere Courtyard, and the Sistine Chapel. Plus afterward, skip the lines at St. Peter’s Basilica, too.
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  • 3 hours
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Vatican City Self-Guided Audio Tour

Vatican City Self-Guided Audio Tour

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Short and highly selective information in the audio commentary for tourist attractions in around Vatican City Highlights of this Self-Guided Audio Tour • It allows you to go as per your own convenience of time, pace and location; skip the content that doesn't interest you, and listen longer to content that does interest you. • Not necessary to download any location tracking apps. Audio guide can be listened online (or) offline. •Available in multiple languages, you can choose the one you’re most comfortable with. • It is one of the best options with lowest price when compared to hiring a tour guide. •If you have any questions about any attractions. No worries, we will answer in your language instantly by message.
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  • 1 to 5 hours
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