Explore the art history collection in the Vatican Museums and gain exclusive access to the Raphael Rooms, restricted to the general public. See the Sistine Chapel, Hall of Tapestries, and more.
This Vatican Tour is a Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience
Live a unique experience at the court of the popes, visit their city, the Vatican City, and see the most popular historical masterpieces human civilization has to offer. Your three-hour group tour starts at the Vatican Museums, where you will be exposed to a plethora of Roman art which embraces human history from ancient Egyptian to modern.
Over 2,000 years of history will unveil itself in front of your eyes: ancient Roman sculptures, mosaics, artifacts, tapestries, and frescoes. It will be almost too much. Your expert tour guide will help you explore history and art without getting lost or overwhelmed.
The journey continues as you make your way to the Sistine Chapel. Upon entrance, our guides will explain the life, times, and works of Michelangelo and the patron of this chapel, Pope Julius II. As you enter, imagine a work of art so vast that it paints nine scenes of a story; this is Michelangelo’s ceiling fresco in the Sistine Chapel and we promise your eyes will thank you for the beauty they have just witnessed.
It only gets better as you walk through one of the largest churches in the world, and one of the most recognized works of Renaissance architecture, St. Peter’s Basilica. St. Peter’s was designed by the great artists Donato Bramante, Carlo Maderno, Gian Lorenzo Bernini, and Michelangelo, and holds up to 20,000 people. You will also see Pieta – the most recognized religious sculpture by Michelangelo.
Beauty and history come together in this skip-the-line tour package. Let our knowledgeable tour coordinators guide you through this once-in-a-lifetime Vatican experience.
- What to Bring
Please bring a photo ID and wear comfortable clothes according to weather conditions.