Go in-depth with your own private guide on this personalized tour of Vatican City. Visit the Vatican Museums, Raphael Rooms, Sistine Chapel, & St Peter's Basilica in this Skip the Line Vatican Tour, adding even the restricted area of the wonderful Cabin of Masks.
Vatican City is the heart of the Catholic Church, home of the Pope & the location of the Vatican Museums, one of the most extensive art collections in the world. It’s a lot to take in, but on one of our Vatican private tours, your personal guide will craft an experience exclusively to your interests so you can discover the best of the Vatican in just a few hours & have the access to the amazing Cabinet of Masks, a very special restricted area with incredible meaningful masterpieces hidden to the general public.
Skip the line at the Vatican Museums to walk the historic halls of the papal palace & discover a staggering array of ancient sculptures that inspired Renaissance artists like Michelangelo, Leonardo & Raphael. Your guide will take you straight to the most famous & meaningful pieces along a route that includes the Gallery of Candelabras, Tapestries, Maps, the Raphael Rooms &, of course, the Sistine Chapel.
There is nothing like walking into the Sistine Chapel & looking up at the vast scale and perfectionism of Michelangelo’s most famous painting. The story of Genesis unfolds overhead, with the iconic image of God reaching his finger out to Adam while Michelangelo’s Last Judgment on the altar wall was a sober reminder of the soul’s ultimate destiny. Having your own guide to unlock the secrets of the Sistine is an invaluable way to get the most out of your visit to this iconic masterpiece.
St. Peter’s Basilica is the last stop on any of our Vatican private tours & whether you come as a believer, an art aficionado or a history lover, walking through the doors will take your breath away. From the serene statue of Michelangelo’s Pietà to the towering dome he designed, the basilica shines with precious marbles, gold leaf & glittering mosaics. It’s a stunning finale to any visit to Vatican City.