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1. Vatican & Sistine Chapel Tour
Take a guided tour of the extensive papal collection of statues, artifacts, and paintings by some of the world’s most distinguished artists in the endless corridors of the Vatican Museums.
Get access to the pope's private apartments in the Raphael Rooms (available only during the 8.30 AM tour), see work by historic cartographers in the Gallery of the Maps, admire the Gallery of the Candelabras and more.
Enter the Sistine Chapel and contemplate the glory of Michelangelo’s acclaimed masterpiece. Then, experience the magnificent interior of St. Peter’s Basilica at your own pace without a guide, where highlights include Bernini's high altar and the stunning "La Pieta" by Michelangelo.
A must do tour when visiting Rome. With a good guide like the one we have you get so much more. The information give you a much better understanding of all great things you see.
2. Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel: Tour
Discover one of the greatest art collections in the world on a guided tour of the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel. First your local guide will show you around the Rotunda, the Gallery of Tapestries, and the Gallery of Maps. Marvel at the ornate ceilings, ancient statues, and intricate tapestries found throughout the Vatican Museums. A highlight will be an entire ceiling and wall completely frescoed by the Renaissance genius Michelangelo Buonarotti. Visit the world-famous Sistine Chapel, and see the Creation of Adam in real life. Listen as your guide tells you about Michelangelo’s private jokes and secret messages that were hidden amongst the painted frescoes on the ceiling of the chapel
3. Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel: Private Tour
Beat the crowds with a private tour of the Vatican Museums. Explore the Vatican and the Sistine Chapel with your personal and highly professional tour guide, who will tailor the experience to fit your needs and requirements. Learn about the fascinating history of the Vatican, from its creation to its modern status as the world’s smallest state. You'll explore the second largest museum in the world, home to the Raphael Rooms, Pinacoteca and Gallery of the Geographical Maps. The Vatican Museum has more than 1400 galleries, and hosts one of the largest art collections in the world, with a variety of excellent Roman and Etruscan artworks. There are pieces by master painters like Perugino, Pinturicchio, Ghirlandaio, Rosselli, Botticelli, Signorelli, della Gatta and, of course, Michelangelo. See the Sistine Chapel through the eyes of an experienced tour guide, officially licensed by the Vati...
4. Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel: Tour at Night
See the immense art collection at the Vatican Museums that has been built up over the centuries. Enjoy this 3-hour evening walking tour as your expert guide’s commentary brings the architecture and the art to life. Admire the stunning statues and sculptures from ancient Rome, and see mosaics and crafts from imperial times. You’ll be guided past the ticket line at the entrance and escorted inside the Vatican Museums, where you’ll visit the Gallery of the Candelabra, the Gallery of Maps, the Gallery of Tapestries, and the famous Raphael Rooms. Step inside the Sistine Chapel to see The Creation of Adam and The Last Judgment, 2 of Michelangelo’s masterpieces. The guided tour ends in the Sistine Chapel.
5. Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel: Tour
Discover one of the greatest art collections in the world on a guided tour of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. Your local guide will take you to the most interesting galleries within the museums – the Rotunda, Gallery of Tapestries and Gallery of Maps. Each of these rooms contains ornate ceilings with the walls decorated with ancient statues, frescoes, and tapestries. Of course, the greatest gem of the Vatican collection is not a painting on any wall, but an entire ceiling and wall completely frescoed by the greatest genius of the Renaissance period – Michelangelo Buonarotti. From the Creation of Adam to the Last Judgement, Michelangelo dedicated some of his greatest years to the Sistine Chapel, working day and night – even sleeping in the chapel – to satisfy the popes of Rome. He also expressed his frustration with his employers with jokes hidden in his work. Today these have...
6. Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel Tour
Take a 3-hour tour of one of the holiest sites in Christendom on this guided walking tour of the Vatican Museums.
This tour includes, among other galleries of the Vatican corridors, a tour of the Pine Courtyard, Belvedere Courtyard, the Gallery of the Maps, Candelabra Gallery, Pio Clementino's Rooms, the Tapestry Gallery, Raphael Rooms (only on early morning tours), and a visit of the Sistine Chapel.
Be led by an expert guide to some of the major attractions, as well as to some lesser-known spots that other tourists often miss. You will receive a broad base for understanding the remarkable history, architecture, and politics of the Vatican.
Vast museum with a very large and eclectic collection. Fortunately, one can wander again in the collections on his own after the guided tour.
7. Rome: Vatican City Guided Tour with Skip-The-Line Tickets
Skip the ticket line and explore the Vatican on an 3-hour walking tour! You will be led by an expert guide among the must-see sites of the area, including the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel. The best part? There is no wait! Your tour begins at the Vatican Museums, boasting 2,000 rooms filled with the most extensive collection of art in the world. Listen as your guide, a specialist in art history and archeaology, provides you with a detailed and intriguing history of what you are seeing. Walk through the Sistine Chapel and marvel at the art of Michelangelo. Head to the famous sculpture, Pietà, and continue on to admire the gold and bronze Altar Baldaquin made by artist Gian Lorenzo Bernini. Continue out into St. Peter's Square, where you can opt to spend the rest of your afternoon basking in the historical richness of the city.
Great tour, very informative but the meeting point was not made clear. If our email had stated the office was the meeting point it would have made our lives a lot easier.
8. Rome: Vatican & Lunch at Pope's Summer Residence Day Tour
Start your 9-hour program with a bus ride to Castel Gandolfo, a secluded and charming town that’s home to the pope’s summer residence. Explore the pope’s private Barberini Gardens by mini-bus and with the assistance of an audio guide. The Papal Palace was recently opened to the public by Pope Francis. You’ll see the treasures of this extravagant yet intimate interior, including works by Bernini. Enjoy a break for lunch and some free time to explore the town before heading back to Rome. In the afternoon, begin a 3-hour tour of Vatican City at the Vatican Museums. With your priority access you’ll skip the lines, allowing more time to discover the great works of art. Continue to the Sistine Chapel, where your guide will point out amazing art including Michelangelo’s The Last Judgement – the largest fresco ever painted by a single person. The last stop on this walking tour of Vatican Ci...
Excellent tours,so beautiful residents garden for the pope!! My driver was very good.. in the afternoon did a tour of Vatican museum pier was a great tour guide very knowledgeable I learn alot from him
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We were amazed by the beauty of the Vatican and its secrets while at the base we are not religious practitioners and all this would not have been possible without PASQUALE our young guide who speaks perfect French and who knows the smallest legends about the Vatican! All this in the middle of a touch of humor, a passionate beritable, thank you!
We were lucky enough to visit the Vatican in September 2021 with few visitors. Instead of 35,000, there are currently only 5,000. It's completely relaxed. A super nice and great driver!
Excellent historical knowledge was conveyed in a personable and understandable way. We were very satisfied and can only recommend our guide A. Schröder. Good job Sven Richter
good guide, small group, Giuseppe is a person who knows a lot about the subject and helps you
It was a very nice and informative tour. Our Tourguide Claudia did an excelent job.