Tour of the Vatican Museums with Catacombs visit

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Visit the Vatican museums, home to the most important art collection in the world, and explore St. Peter's Basilica and the masterpieces held inside. Experience the major highlights in the Vatican City on a 3-hour tour that covers the Museums, the Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's Church, and the Catacombs.Discover the most important art collection in the world, located within more than 1,200 rooms: with your guide you'll cover the most important masterpieces, focusing on the ancient Roman and Greek pieces in the Belvedere Courtyard, as well as the magnificent Sistine Chapel from when the Pope commissioned it to a leery Michelangelo until it was completed in 1512.Straight after taking in the Sistine Chapel, you'll be granted direct access to St. Peter's Basilica: explore the largest basilica in the world, built over what are believed to be the remains of St. Peter. Inside you'll find are Michelangelo's Pietà and the Dome, as well as the massive Baldacchino (bronze canopy sculpted by Bernini), Raphael's Transfiguration, and other monuments of grand artistic importance. Outside the magnificent Renaissance church, your guide will tell you all there is to know about the history of the Vatican State, it's Swiss Guard, and how St. Peter's Square was designed.At the end of your experience, you'll also be lead you through the underground level, the Catacombs – an area of the Vatican rarely seen by tourists – where the tombs of the former popes are still kept today.

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  • 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
  • On the days immediately before and after religious holidays at the Vatican, alterations to tours may be necessary due to partial closings of areas normally included. In the event the Papal Tombs underneath St. Peter's Basilica should be closed, the tour of the Basilica itself will be extended and no refunds will be granted
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