This tour is for those who want to explore the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peters Basilica at their own pace. Whether you are looking for something specific or just want to see the highlights, this private excursion lets you choose what you see.
Delve deeper into the Vatican collection on this customizable tour, which focuses on the diverse art & history with an expert guide. Since the conception of the Museums in 1506, space has grown considerably and now occupies a substantial part of the Vatican’s 44 hectares. Comprised of 1,200 rooms, 54 galleries and 8 actual Museums, there’s certainly a lot to choose from. See one of the 15 known paintings by Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael’s last work and Caravaggio’s “The Entombment of Christ”. The choices for this tour are endless, just let us know what you want to see, and we’ll make it happen or, alternatively, just ask your guide what they would suggest and let them surprise you.
Once arrived at the Sistine Chapel, your guide will give you in-depth insights, from how the Chapel got its name, to the other artists that worked there, and the significance of the figures portrayed in the key works that fill the space. Learn about frescos and the obstacles involved when adopting this form of painting, as well as what makes the method superior. Uncover hidden messages that Michelangelo left on the ceiling and altar wall, find out what made his colors so vibrant and see for yourself why the Sistine Chapel is considered one of the most important works of art in the world.
Enjoy a direct skip-the-line entrance to St. Peter`s Basilica, where the tour will continue after your Museums visit. St. Peter’s Basilica is, without doubt, one of the most impressive architectural structures in the world. Built over the resting place of Simon Peter, it is the second-largest church in the world and the most important basilica in Rome.
Its construction was a colossal undertaking, spanning over a century, throughout the reins of 21 popes, and was overseen by 10 major artists/architects. Learn more about its rich history, uncover its fascinating secrets, and explore its world-famous art collection.
Admire a breathtaking view over St. Peter`s square once you exit the Basilica, and don`t miss out on the magnificent architecture the square has to offer, after saying goodbye to your guide.Read more
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A dress code is required to enter: knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women
Check-in is inside our office at least 15 minutes prior the departure time to avoid any delays
Meeting Point is located near the entrance of the Vatican Museums (approximately 5 minutes walk)
Cancellation policy: 24 hours before the scheduled departure time
This tour is wheelchair and stroller accessible
If you don’t show up or arrive late for the tour, you will not be refunded
*IMPORTANT: You will receive additional information via an email after your booking. Then you should withdraw your ticket/s directly at the ticket office with that information.