Beat the crowds and see historic masterpieces up close on this guided tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica.
Enter the Vatican Museums before the general public for a complete guided tour of this stunning collection. Enjoy the masterpieces without the bustling crowds as you follow your guide through the Belvedere Courtyard, the Gallery of Maps, the four Raphael Rooms, and more. Learn from your guide where Raphael worked the faces of Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo into his frescoes.
Next is the Sistine Chapel. Arrive just as the doors first open to groups and visit at the most peaceful time of day. Get a full explanation of Michelangelo’s frescoes from your guide before going in.
Finish your tour by going to St. Peter’s Basilica via a special secret passage, bypassing the long lines outside. End your morning with a full tour of this sacred space and gaze upon Michelangelo’s moving Pietà, Bernini’s grandiose altarpiece and learn the stories and legends behind the art.
With an exclusive entrance before the general opening to the public and a small intimate group of no more than 6 people, this guided tour will be your chance to discover without crowds the immense art collection built up by the Popes throughout the centuries.