Small Group Tour of the Rome Vatican Museums and St. Peter’s Basilica limited to 5- 12 people. Tour highlights: Sistine Chapel, Raphael Rooms, St. Peter’s Basilica, Michelangelo’s Pieta, and stunning works by Bernini. Reservations to enter the Vatican & St. Peters without standing-in-line guaranteed!
Your expert local guide will give you an in depth tour of the Vatican Museum Rome to explore the world’s most extensive collection of art.
In the Sistine Chapel, where we will allow as much time as possible to admire Michelangelo’s famous frescoes, you’ll learn about the intense relationship between Pope Julius II and Michelangelo that drove the artist to create the greatest work of Art the world has ever known.
You will learn how the paintings of the Sistine Chapel evolved and how Michelangelo’s own character changed during his Herculean task, as the world around him was thrown into turmoil.
At the intimate private apartments of Julius II decorated by Rafael (not visited by big tour groups) we’ll discuss the lives of the great artists who worked at the Vatican, and the rivalry that existed between Rafael & Michelangelo as they worked side-by-side to create their masterpieces.
Our tour of the Vatican & Sistine Chapel continues in the vast open spaces of St. Peters Basilica where a treasure of precious works of art await to be discovered. We’ll discuss Michelangelo’s stunning Pieta, that created the desire within Pope Julius II to contact the young artist for other more important works he had in mind.
In St. Peter’s Square, your tour of the Vatican & the Sistine Chapel will conclude as you admire Michelangelo’s Dome and the marvelous colonnades designed by Bernini that embrace the visitors who come to witness important Papal ceremonies and and listen to the life story of the simple fisherman who became the first Pope of Christianity – St. Peter.
Included : Qualified English speaking guide , skip the line tickets to Vatican museum , headphones when more than 5 people.
– Number is limited to a max of 12 people ensuring you’ll receive personalized attention.
– Tour operates in rain or shine.
– When entering religious sites anywhere in Italy you need to cover shoulders, torso and knees out of respect.
– We also suggest comfortable walking shoes.
* Kindly note if less than 4 pax tour will be cancelled.
Duration: 4 Hours
Max No. 12 pax