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  • Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel: Private Tour

    1. 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...

  • Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel: Tour

    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 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...

  • Rome: Skip-The-Line Vatican and Sistine Chapel Entrance

    3. Rome: Skip-The-Line Vatican and Sistine Chapel Entrance

    Avoid the notoriously long lines at the Vatican Museums and enjoy skip-the-line access to the world's most important collection of Roman sculptures and Renaissance masterpieces. People often queue for up to 4 hours to enter the museums during peak season, which can be extremely frustrating especially if you are limited on time. Thankfully, there is a solution. Benefit from a fast-track ticket and bypass the general admissions line for speedy access. Your ticket also gives you access to Michelangelo's greatest masterpiece, the Sistine Chapel. Simply book your ticket and have everything else taken care of for you. Just show up at the local partner's office at the correct time and you will be escorted straight inside the museums, where you will receive your ticket.

  • Rome: Public Papal Audience

    4. Rome: Public Papal Audience

    Enjoy an immersive experience in Catholic tradition, see Pope Francis himself and learn the unique history of the Vatican City. Join this tour for Wednesday Papal Audience. The Audience represents a very intense point of contact between the Pope and the faithful coming from the four corners of the world. Pope Francis and the Cardinals will pass through the crowd to reach the stage and then greet and bless people in different languages, with hymns and homilies. With reserved pre-booked tickets for this extremely popular event, a coordinator will help you access the best possible seats as well as an audio device. The Audience may be celebrated in the majestic venue of St. Peter’s Square or in the dedicated Nervi Hall, according to Vatican schedule. In St. Peter's Square, you will also walk close to the monumental Castel Sant'Angelo and along Via della Conciliazione, in order to reach St....

    It was an amazing experience to be do close to the Holy Father and receive his blessings

  • Pope’s Summer Residence Tour with Lunch

    5. Pope’s Summer Residence Tour with Lunch

    Enjoy a unique half-day tour from Rome that will take you to the lovely town of Castel Gandolfo where you will visit the Papal Palace and its stunning landscaped gardens. Castel Gandolfo, built on the site of the legendary ancient settlement of Alba Longa, is one of Italy’s most picturesque towns and has been home to the Papal summer retreat since 1596. Situated in the Regional Park of the Castelli Romani, it enjoys splendid views over the beautiful Lake Albano, which you will be able to admire from the grounds of the Apostolic Palace. On this tour, you will be able to explore the up-to-now hidden gems of this glorious private residence with an audio-guide in the language of your choice. Following this, you will have the opportunity to see the gorgeously manicured Barberini Gardens and the impressive ruins of Emperor Domitian’s villa, before enjoying a lunch prepared with fresh produce ...

    Bus was clean and comfortable Activity was well organized Only disappointment was the lunch

  • Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Skip-the-Ticket-Line Tour

    6. Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Skip-the-Ticket-Line Tour

    Take a 3-hour guided tour of the holiest site in Christendom on a guided walking tour of the Vatican Museums including a comprehensive visit to the Sistine Chapel and the masterpieces of St. Peter’s Basilica. With exclusive skip-the-ticket-line access through the Vatican Museums partners' entrance, save the long wait in the lines that usually form outside one of the world’s most popular attractions. Considered one of the most important places in the history of human civilization, start your tour at the museum to see the important collections of art that various popes have acquired throughout the centuries. Look out for renowned sculptures and masterpieces of Renaissance art. Feel the weight of history and get a sense of the sacred as you spy paintings by Raphael, Giotto, Leonardo da Vinci, Caravaggio and Michelangelo, including his masterwork in the Sistine Chapel.

    Amazing tour of the gorgeous Vatican museum luckily our group was awesome and our tour guide Dora has a wealth of knowledge about the place and went above and beyond to ensure we have an excellent experience!

  • Rome: Vatican City Small Group Guided Tour in French

    7. Rome: Vatican City Small Group Guided Tour in French

    Take a small group, guided tour of the Vatican City, and discover the papal art collection in the Vatican Museums. See antique statues, such at “Laocoonte” (“Laocoön”) and the “Apollo Belvedere,” along with mosaics from ancient Roman villas. Walk through the "Garden of Italy" in the Gallery of the 16th Century, see maps by ancient cartographers, and more. Next, go into the Sistine Chapel to see Michelangelo’s famous frescoes. Learn the meanings of his sacred art and their relationship to concepts of beauty. Enter St. Peter's Basilica to see yet more staggering art by Bernini and Michelangelo, before admiring Bernini’s colonnades on St. Peter's Square. Look at the dome of the church and the famous chimney that emits white smoke upon the papal election. See the balcony of the papal benediction at Urbe et Orbi. Your guide will talk about the concept of Christianity and the papacy througho...

  • Premium Sistine Chapel & Vatican Museums

    8. Premium Sistine Chapel & Vatican Museums

    See the world’s biggest art collection on a private 3-hour tour of the Vatican, including St. Peter’s Basilica and the Sistine Chapel. An amazing example of Renaissance and Baroque architecture, St. Peter’s Basilica soars to heights of 420 feet (140 meters), and goes deep down into the earth to the tomb of St. Peter. As you stroll, among the many highlights you will see are Bernini's Colonnade, the Altar of Glory, the oldest bronze statue of St. Peter, and the Canopy that Bernini made out of bronze from the Pantheon. Go to the Papal Palaces to admire paintings by Giotto, Raffaello, Leonardo da Vinci, Caravaggio, and Greek and Roman art and artifacts that include the “Apollo del Belvedere.” Admire maps drawn up by cartographers of the 16th century. The journey ends at the Sistine Chapel, covered with frescoes painted by the greatest artists of the 15th century, and completed by Michel...

  • The Vatican: Private VIP Experience Tour

    9. The Vatican: Private VIP Experience Tour

    Your tour of the Vatican is optimized to offer you a VIP experience of the great masterpieces of the Sistine Chapel, the Pinacoteca, the Vatican Museums and Saint Peter's Basilica. There is only the one route that brings you to the Sistine Chapel, passing through courtyards and palaces dense with history and studded with works of art. Don't rush through them like a stranger; enjoy them in all their splendor. You will begin by encountering the Sistine Chapel, where you will walk through its charismatic walls and learn of the genius that was Michelangelo. You will learn of who he was, how he lived and what his greatest achievements were, as you walk around immersed in his work. Following this you will encounter the Raphael Rooms, which will allow you to enter into the courts of the Italian Renaissance. Following the Raphael Rooms, you will enter the Vatican Museums, where you will become ...

    Thomas our private guide, was exceptional. Very personable and knowledgeable, taught us what we would learn in a Masters Class studying Italian history! Remarkable! But... but... buy... no matter what, the high point of the tour, was St. Peter’s. We have been all over the world and NOTHING compares to what you will experience there. 1 word - Breathtaking. If you don’t go on this tour, you will be missing out.

  • Skip-the-Line: Private Rome and Vatican Shore Excursion

    10. Skip-the-Line: Private Rome and Vatican Shore Excursion

    One of the world's top tourist destinations, the Vatican is infamous for its mile-long lineups. Travel through Rome in style and skip the lines at some of the most iconic sites with this private tour! You will be picked up directly at the gangway of your ship at the Port of Rome (Civitavecchia) by a driver bearing a sign with your name, then driven the 1.5 hours by Mercedes into Rome. The first stop on the tour is the majestic St. Peter's Cathedral (excluding Wednesdays, due to Papal audience - on this day St. Paul's Cathedral will be visited instead.) Then, you will move on to the Colosseum, a breathtaking monument to the ingenuity of the ancient Romans. You will also have the option to take a tour of the inside. After viewing the Forum of Rome and the Cordonata with Castor and Pollux statues, and marvelling at the magnificent bronze monument of Marcus Aurelius, you will continue on ...

    Alan´s perfect English and knowledge about Rome made a great impession to my family, incl. out grandchildren.

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Privileged visit because we had Alexandra our guide only for the 2 of us, in this period of COVID. Alexandra was therefore a very pleasant and very uninteresting guide, in love with her city and the treasures of the Vativan. We had a very pleasant time with him

Amazing tour of the gorgeous Vatican museum luckily our group was awesome and our tour guide Dora has a wealth of knowledge about the place and went above and beyond to ensure we have an excellent experience!

Really nice experience !Our guide Elisa was really informative,polite and friendly ! She also took time to give us more tips about sightseeing and restaurants! Totally recommendable!

Bus was clean and comfortable Activity was well organized Only disappointment was the lunch

Perfect experience, and the guide Federico is amazing. Really recommend this tour!