Tour starts at a time when the crowds are not
maddening, thus giving you more space to
Step back in time and view Raphael’s frescos.
View the topographical maps of Italy. The
accuracy of the maps was placed at 80% which is
Duration : 2.5 hrs.
Tour Type : Private Guided Tour – Small Group. Languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Russian, and other languages are available on request
This 2.5-hour tour is short, sharp and to the point. This is a highlight Vatican Museums tour which will not have you stopping at every art piece or every room, but the most important that has to be seen. Witness power, art, politics, and religion converge, and what makes the Vatican City one of the most sought-after attractions in the world.
Our local guides will take you on a journey of some of the finest art treasures in the world and explain fascinating facts about the treasures and their artists.
The time for the tour has been selected to make it an enjoyable experience as it can get very busy at the Vatican. Also, the Skip The Line privileged entrance means that you will be missing the long lines and we able to start your tour on a fresh note.
The tour has been specially curated so that the last stop is the Sistine Chapel. From here on, you can walk to the St Peter’s Basilica through a passage reserved for Skip The Line tours.
View the beautiful frescos painted by the young Raphael which were for a suite of apartments for Pope Julius 11.
Once a visitor enters the Sistine chapel, you cannot help let out an “Aahh”, as you will be surrounded by frescos depicting Stories of Moses, Stories of Jesus, the Resurrection of Christ, and of course Michelangelo’s ‘Last Judgement.’
The Belvedere courtyard was built to link the Vatican and the Belvedere ( which is a structure built to take in views of a location). Here you will see the famous marble sculpture of Apollo Belvedere, which is regarded as one of the most beautiful sculptures in the world for its exquisite craftsmanship. The statue of Laocoön and His Sons is almost life-sized and depicts a scene of them struggling from the clutches of sea serpents.
A 4-metre bronze pinecone adorned by two peacocks on its side. A selfie moment indeed!
See the beautiful galleries and their treasures in Gallery of the Maps, Gallery of the Candelabra, Gallery of the Tapestries.
At the end of the tour, you are welcome to explore the Basilica on your own. The guide will provide you with a short introduction and then start exploring the architecture and breathtaking artwork.
The tour comprises less than 20 in a group so that we can provide an intimate and more private experience for you. Our guides are passionate and very experienced. They have deep knowledge of the Vatican, Sistine Chapel, and St Peter’s Basilica and will be happy to share fascinating stories of art, religion, and politics which have a huge influence on the Vatican City.