A tour of the artistic splendour the Rome of the Popes including a guided visit of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica and Square.
Rome – The Vatican Museum is simply one of the most spectacular museums in the world with priceless pieces collected from all over the world. La Basilica di San Pietro is awe inspiring like no other church with its incredible architecture designed by Bernini and the marble, frescos, gold and sculptures that make up the interior. They are both extraordinary and highly recommended for your to do list in Roma. A visit to Rome is not complete without visiting the Vatican.
There are four different types of Vatican Museum and St. Peter’s Basilica Tours you can chose from with either a small group or private.
1.Early Morning Vatican Small Group Tour or Private 7.30 am before the public enters.
Experience a small intimate group led by a qualified, licenced, private guide. This 3.5-hour tour gives you a special reservation that will allow you to be among the first to enter the Vatican Museums, at least an hour before the general entrance. You will have all the time and space to enjoy the wonders of the Vatican Museums before the crowds. The Vatican Early Morning Tour is regarded as ‘one of the best experiences in Rome.
2. Morning or Afternoon Small Group Tour or Private – starts at 8.30 am or 13.50 pm
3. Private night tour at 6.00 pm after Museum is closed to the public – available only Friday nights.
2.5 Hr Private Tour -An evening at the Vatican including visits to the Sistine Chapel and the Vatican Museums. Enter the Vatican at dusk to experience a special evening ambiance. Does not include St. Peters Basilica as closed at night.
You & Michelangelo……Alone at last!. Vip Special Access Vatican and Sistine Chapel (limited availability) This is your chance to be alone with Michelangelo’s masterpiece and THE SISTINE CHAPEL. You and some of your closest friends and family will explore the secrets of the Vatican Museums and experience the Sistine Chapel in perfect intimacy. Discover the incredible history of the Vatican in the solitude of a small intimate group with the whole museum to yourselves!
4. Early Morning Express Tour
Meet our expert official guide at 7.30 AM and be inside the Museums one hour before they open to the public. The guide will bring you straight to the Sistine Chapel, so you can gaze up and admire the stunning masterpiece in relative solitude – 2 hr tour instead of 3.5 hr.
The Vatican is the beating heart of Rome’s legendary art. Powerful Pope’s have been collecting fantastic paintings, crafts, and antiquity for two thousand years resulting in the Papal collection being the finest in the world. Our expert guides are dedicated to bringing these extraordinary museums to life with anecdotes about the intriguing curiosities that line the galleries. Our aim is to make your Vatican experience as comprehensive and enjoyable as possible.
With our specially designed itinerary you will see all the highlights from the Roman, Medieval, Renaissance and the Baroque. In our time together we’ll discover the most important works of the museums: the School of Athens in the Raphael rooms and the iconic Sistine Chapel, the finest creation of Michelangelo, the extraordinary Genesis and the Last Judgement.
Our grand finale will be a visit to St. Peter’s Basilica, where we will admire more works from Michelangelo, including the famous Pieta and all the beautiful sculptures by Gian Lorenzo Bernini.
PLEASE NOTE: Shoulders and knees need to be covered during the tour. No singlets, vests or shorts and skirts above the knees will be allowed inside the Vatican Museums and Saint Peter’s Basilica.
St Peter’s Basilica is the major Catholic church of the world and home of the Pope. Opening times are determined by liturgical ceremonies and mass times. Therefore sudden closure of the basilica might happen with no notice. This will not affect the Museums visit. No umbrellas or backpacks are allowed. Please cover shoulders and knees otherwise entry will not be allowed.
Tours Runs : Mon; Tue; Wed,Thu; Fri; Sat
Note – not available on Sunday due to mass at St. Peter’s Basilica.