Explore the essential elements of Vatican City as you wander the halls of the world’s most important collection of Renaissance Masters and reveal the hidden genius of the Baroque era
Vatican Museums including the Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica and Square
€250 (For a group of 1-5 people)
€20 each additional person
Includes a 25% Discount: Find Out Why Here!
€19 per adult and €12 per youth/student (with ID)
These tickets include VIP (skip the line) entrance to the Vatican Museums
(Entrance Fees not included in tour price)
Daily excluding Sundays when the Vatican is closed
SUGGESTED START TIME:
Between 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Start your day in Vatican City by escaping the long lines into the Vatican Museums and entering through the VIP entrance into the residence of the world’s most illustrious pieces of artwork. Once settled inside the Vatican, you and your guide will explore the culture and history of the Master Renaissance painters, their struggles and frustrations along with their triumphs and glories. Starting from a exterior piazza inside the museums with an incredible view of St. Peter’s Basilica, your guide will describe how humble beginnings have led to what lie before you. As you make your way through the various chambers of the museum, including the Belvedere Courtyard, the apartments once occupied by the Borgia pope, the Hall of Maps, the Hall of Tapestries, and the Raphael rooms, your guide will detail how the collection came to call these sacred walls home and how the works presented before you have helped defined their genres and pinpointed the exact moments when the world succumbed to the greatest crafts ever made. Then you will enter the Sistine Chapel to examine a piece of work many consider to be the most magnificent execution of craft and skill ever created by a single man. After time spent inside the Sistine Chapel, you will depart through an exclusive staircase used primarily for the movements of the pope, you will end your time at Vatican City in St. Peter’s Basilica where you will view Michelangelo’s Pieta and Bernini’s Baldacchino built in order to mark the tomb of the martyr Peter. At the conclusion of this walk, the significance of the art, architecture, culture and faith of the Catholic religion will be discerned and appreciated.
Additional Information and Booking:
Your guide is happy to meet you in the lobby of your hotel to begin this tour (if located in city center).
RomAmor Tours will make all necessary reservations on your behalf when you confirm your tour with us.
The Vatican enforces a strict dress code upon entering. No shorts above the knee and shoulders must be covered at all times for all men, women and children. Please refrain from entering with large backpacks or handbags, as you will have to check them and return to pick them up at the conclusion of your time with us (a 20-minute walk from St. Peter’s Basilica). Small bags, cameras bags and small water bottles are permitted.
Photography is allowed throughout most areas of this tour. Photography is allowed in the Vatican Museums but not in the Sistine Chapel. Please refrain from using a flash throughout the entire museum.
If you have questions regarding this tour, please inquire.