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Beyond the Church: St Peter and the Vatican Museums

A full immersion in the heart of the Vatican, admiring the greatest masterpieces of Italian art

What's tour about

This walk will last about 4 hours (more or less 3 for the Museums and 1 for St. Peter), although much will depend on the season.

It is a journey in the journey, from Rome to inside the Vatican, to discover a little more about the history of this ancient and mysterious place.

The history of the Western World is represented here, from pagan times to Catholicism. Invaluable masterpieces encounter from different cultures (Egyptian, Hellenistic, Etruscan and Christian to name a few) and breathtaking views will be seen throughout the entire experience.

The tour is designed for all those who want to immerse themselves in this beauty, learn facts from history and understand better the ideas of monuments and paintings placed in the Vatican Museums.

It starts inside the Vatican Museums and ends inside St. Peter's Basilica, in front of the most famous altar in the world.

Everyone can take part, the only risk is the Stendhal syndrome!

IMPORTANT: Entrance tickets aren't included in this tour but we can provide them additionally if you request in advance.

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Vatican Museums' entry

Start point of the tour

4 - 4,5 hours

approx. duration

4-5 km

Approximate tour distance

English

Language of the tour

Audioguide

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Price for the tour

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Itinerary

—Vatican Museums
—Sistine Chapel
—St Peter's Basilica

Start at Vatican Museums' entry

Author of the tour

Roger My passion is the tourism and the travels. Travel,learn and share it's mine job, degree and free time!

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Each tour has built-in maps, so there's no chance for you to get lost. Anytime the weather doesn't cooperate, you can take a break in a nearby cafe. We offer 24/7 online support in your language

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Interactive tours are filled with stories from local residents, audio guides, video clips, riddles and augmented reality – you will have a great time!

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Turn your journey into an adventure through secret courtyards and breathtaking views. You can explore the city on your own and take breaks any time.

Popular questions answered

How self-guided tours work?
The app will be your personal guide. With help of GPS the app will guide you along the route, show authentic places and tell stories about it. In some tours you will find simple quizes to get learn about the city like in game.
What is different from a guided tour or guidebook?
Unlike a guided tour, you do not depend on anyone. You can pause or go from the route and stop for an aperol at the bar. This is not just a list of places with descriptions, but a well-prepared route with interactive content that make you to interact with the city.
Do I need the internet?
No, the tour is downloaded to the app and works offline. It stays with you even after you finish it, so you can share your impressions with friends.
When can I start a tour?
The tour can be started at any time after purchase, it remains with you forever
Why is it cheaper than a regular tour?
You pay for the whole tour, not the person. Travel alone or with up to 5 people using up to two phones.

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Beyond the Church: St Peter and the Vatican Museums
A full immersion in the heart of the Vatican, admiring the greatest masterpieces of Italian art

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