Rome: Vatican Museums Tour with Bramante Staircase
- Listen to audio headsets so you don't miss a single detail from your local expert guide
- Save time with skip-the-ticket-line entry
- LIsten to your expert local English-speaking guide
- Tour in an intimate group of less than 20 participants
- Marvel at the highlights of the Vatican
Throughout your experience you will talk of the magnificent paintings, churches, and art galleries which are included within the small but precious Vatican City. You will explore St. Peter's Basilica and Square, the Sistine Chapel by Michelangelo, Raphael’s Rooms, and the Renaissance treasures of the Vatican Museums throughout this guided visit.
Your guide will lead you also to an exclusive area of the Vatican Museums which is usually closed to the general public. It's the historic Bramante Staircase, which will be opened to you at no additional costs thanks to your guides partnership with the Vatican Museums. This staircase was the staircase that Renaissance Popes used to enter their private rooms through, without getting off their carriage. Whilst here you will feel like one of their 16-century guests. The famous architect Donato Bramante designed it as a spiral staircase adorned with columns and ending with a spectacular view. It has become a model for many following artists in aristocratic palaces, and you will be able to discover all its secrets with your guide.
- Skip-the-ticket-line entry
- Professional guide
- Wireless audio headsets
- Small bottle of mineral water, WiFi, and an espresso coffee
- Gratuities (optional)
Prepare for the activity
The meeting point is by our Gray Line I Love Rome' shop located in Via Leone IV, n° 33 just 800 meters from the nearest subway stop Cipro-Musei Vaticani. Only 200 meters from the Vatican Museums Entrance. E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org Emergency phone number: 0039 06 69 41 45 / 0039 347 22 93 552Open in Google Maps ⟶
- Comfortable shoes
- Oversize luggage
- Luggage or large bags
- Alcohol and drugs
• On Wednesdays St. Peter’s Basilica will be replaced with the Vatican Library due to the Papal audience
• The Basilica is an active place of worship and may be closed without prior notice for religious events (in this case the visit will be substituted with a visit to the Vatican Library)
• This tour visits religious sites, and there is a dress code to be observed. Visitors must be dressed appropriately: no sleeveless blouses, no miniskirts, no shorts, and no hats are allowed.
• St. Peter’s Basilica is an active religious center and is strongly influenced by liturgical ceremonies and needs (your guides therefore take no responsibility for any inconvenience resulting from the sudden closure of the Basilica)
• This activity is not suitable for wheelchair users