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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...

  • St. Peter's Basilica: Tour with Dome Climb

    2. St. Peter's Basilica: Tour with Dome Climb

    Meet your art historian guide in St. Peter's Square and stroll across the piazza into Vatican City. In the Basilica, take the elevator part of the way up and then climb the remaining 171 steps. You can climb at a leisurely pace and enjoy the journey up with frequent stops. At the summit, witness the breathtaking 360-degree views of the Vatican City as it extends out into Rome and its seven hills. Take as many photographs as you can because you are very high and will be able to see for a long distance. After heading back down to ground level, take a brief break before entering St. Peter's Basilica. This famous monument is a triumph of art and architecture, unmatched anywhere else in the world. This is where Bernini's sculptures and Michelangelo's art rise above holy papal tombs and the necropolis of St. Peter himself. 

  • Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel: Tour

    3. 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

    4. 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: Papal Audience with Pope Francis

    5. Rome: Papal Audience with Pope Francis

    Enjoy a truly special occasion during your trip to Rome with this opportunity to be in the Papal audience at the Vatican. Experience the celebratory atmosphere as the Pope and his Cardinals greet and bless the crowd, and partake in this jubilatory event at the heart of the Catholic world. With an expert guide, enjoy the event from the best viewing point and learn about the significance of what you are about to see. Your guide will organise your tickets and secure a strategic vantage point in the audience to get you as close as possible to the Pope. Relax in the hands of their expertise as they navigate the crowds of thousands of people from around the world to ensure an enjoyable experience for you. Learn about Pope Francis and stories from papal history as you await the beginning of the ceremony, to appreciate the event in its full context. Then, the main event, as the Pope arrives an...

    It was really helpful to have booked a guide for the Papal Audience as it allowed us to navigate the entrance with ease.

  • Rome: Public Papal Audience

    6. 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

    7. 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

  • St. Peter's Dome Climb, Basilica & Catacombs

    8. St. Peter's Dome Climb, Basilica & Catacombs

    By Roman law, no building in Rome can be higher than the top of the Dome at St Peter's Basilica. Join a guided tour of the incredible art and architecture in Rome and see the city from the summit of Michelangelo's magnificent Dome, stretching to the blue Tyrrhenian Sea and green Castelli Romani hills. You will also see views of the entire Vatican City and gardens.  Meet your guide, who is an art historian, in St. Peter's Square and stroll across the piazza into the Vatican City. You climb begins, there are 551 steep steps in total, which is a bit more than most wish to tackle on foot. Take the elevator part of the way up and just 171 steps remain. Climb at a leisurely pace and enjoy the journey with frequent stops. At the summit, you will witness the breathtaking 360° views of the Vatican City as it extends out into Rome and its seven hills. At this point, take as many photographs as y...

    Very nice and informative tour. Chiara is an amazing guide, she explains everything very well and with a great sense of humor. It was only a pity that we didn't booked the full tour with the Vatican museums and Sistine chapel included. I strongly recommend this tour to everyone visiting Vatican City.

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

    9. 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: Audience Pope Francis with Tour Guide

    10. Rome: Audience Pope Francis with Tour Guide

    After meeting your guide, listen as he illustrates the history of the Holy See and of Rome's popes. Learn about the important details of the magnificent and iconic St. Peter's Square and Basilica. Follow your guide as he escorts you to your seat for the event. Sit back and relax as you enjoy a spiritual experience with Pope Francis. Once the event ends, meet your guide so he can give you some more information on your stay in Rome before you head out for the night.

    Aurelia, our tour guide was excellent! She made our experience phenomenal with her knowledge of Roman and Vatican history. She made sure our group stayed together in between of the chaos and ensured that we got the best seats to see the Pope! Aurelia did not just take us in and leave us there as I heard from other tour companies. Aurelia stayed with us until the program began and kept us interested and entertained. Exceeded our expectations!

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Very nice and informative tour. Chiara is an amazing guide, she explains everything very well and with a great sense of humor. It was only a pity that we didn't booked the full tour with the Vatican museums and Sistine chapel included. I strongly recommend this tour to everyone visiting Vatican City.

We liked it very much and our guide was very good! He took great care of us and really accompanied us to very good places and had a great deal of knowledge. Many thanks to him, but unfortunately we forgot his name ...

This was an experience and one that was memorable. I by accident booked Spanish guide and she was amazing. Did her best to speak and share information in English and she did a wonderful job. Thank you!

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!