only at 10.30 AM
Via dei Gracchi, 17
Thu, Fri, Sat
Enjoy a more personal and intimate Vatican experience, with a small group - maximum 12 people - led by your English-speaking guide. In just three hours your expert guide will show you the most important works of art housed in this incredible collection. From the ancient Greek and Roman sculptures, which have inspired the best artists throughout history - including Michelangelo and Rodin - to Raphael’s magnificent work. Hear the story of the great personalities that made history: emperors, artists and popes. Continue then your tour in the Sistine Chapel, where you will be able to see with your own eyes the incomparable work Michelangelo realized here, in his frescos on the vault and on the altar wall of the Sistine Chapel – highlights of western art such us the Last Judgement and the Creation of Adam, just to name a few.
Bypass the Long St. Peter's Basilica Line**
Your guide will then escort you from the Sistine Chapel to St. Peter's Basilica bypassing the long line outside, just like you did when entering the museums. Once inside, you can explore St. Peter's basilica at your leisure.
**The Basilica is subject to last minute closures for religious ceremonies.
When this occurs, we are happy to offer to our customers an extended tour of the Vatican Museums. While we undertake to tell tour groups ahead of time whether there are any planned disruptions to the Basilica opening hours, this is not always possible. Appropriate dress is required to enter into some sites of this tour. Knees, shoulders and backs must be covered for both men and women.
Your tour will end with the impressive St. Peter's Basilica, a museum in itself and the most important church in Rome, designed by Michelangelo and decorated by Bernini. We enter directly from the Sistine Chapel via a special entrance, skipping the long line outside. Your guide will provide you with a detailed description of the Basilica, of the spectacular altar, of Michelangelo's famous 'Pietà' and again, with more stories which will bring these works to life right in front of you.
|From Monday to Saturday|
|Monday||starting only at 10.30|
|Tuesday||starting only at 10.30|
|Thursday||starting only at 10.30|
|Friday||starting only at 10.30|
|Saturday||starting only at 10.30|