The Vatican Experience: Accessible Vatican Private Tour
Your Accessible Vatican Tour, with transfer, begins in your hotel (within Rome), where you’ll meet your private guide. They’ll accompany you in a private car, specifically adapted for those with access needs, on the drive to Vatican City. Please note that any itinerary can be modified on request, depending on your access requirements and particular interests!
When you enter the Vatican Museums, the real adventure begins! Your expert guide will lead you through the labyrinthine museums toward the highlights, including amazing examples of classical statuary and High Renaissance frescoes.
See wonderful works by ancient artists and Renaissance oddities like the Gallery of Maps, before you experience the splendor of the Raphael Rooms. Admire the marvelous School of Athens before enter the astonishing Sistine Chapel.
After using an elevator and a wheelchair lift, you’ll go down a ramp with the most famous ceiling in the world above you. If you are visiting Rome in a wheelchair, you’ll first go down in an elevator and then a wheelchair lift to access the Sistine Chapel. Following that, you’ll glide toward the world’s most famous ceiling on a wheelchair ramp. If you have differing access needs, the itinerary of this Rome tour for disabled clientele can easily be modified.
You’ll experience all the beauty of Michelangelo’s marvelous frescoes – all 12,000ft of them – and learn the tumultuous history of this remarkable Chapel. See his wonderful Old Testament scenes, including the fiery Last Judgment – which are even more impressive in real life.
St. Peter’s Basilica
Following the Vatican Museums, you’ll head to St. Peter’s Basilica; the final stop on your Accessible Vatican tour. If you have requested a wheelchair from the Vatican Museums, you will have to return it before entering the Basilica, as the two sights are managed separately.
You’ll journey around the walls of Vatican Museums before heading to the Basilica. There, you’ll enjoy skip-the-line access to the world’s most famous church. For those who are visiting Rome in a wheelchair, you’ll head up the ramp into this Holy site.
When you’re inside St. Peter’s Basilica, your private guide will explain the remarkable history of this unique building. Perhaps no other structure in the world had such a genius set of architects working on it: Bramante, Bernini, Michelangelo and Raphael all contributed to the project.
Discover the history of remarkable sculptors like Bernini’s Baldachin and Michelangelo’s La Pieta, in the incomparable atmosphere of St. Peter’s Basilica.