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Rome: Private Vatican and Sistine Chapel Skip-the-Line Tour

1. Rome: Private Vatican and Sistine Chapel Skip-the-Line Tour

Your expert guide will take you to the treasures of the Vatican Museums Collection. Experience Renaissance art at its most refined in the Raphael Rooms. Enjoy the charming novelty of the Gallery of Maps. You’ll see this and so much more on this private tour of the Vatican City with skip-the-line access. Is there another room as brilliantly decorated as the Sistine Chapel? People of all faiths are moved to tears by the masterful depiction of mankind’s tragedies and triumphs. Michelangelo’s frescoes are the highlight here – the scale of the frescoes leaves an indelible impression. Your guide will illuminate the secret meanings behind this iconic work.

Best of the Vatican: Fast Track Highlights

2. Best of the Vatican: Fast Track Highlights

Skip the ticket line to see the best of the Eternal City: the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel. You will be accompanied by an experienced, licensed Vatican guide throughout. During the morning tour see the highlights of arguably the most important collection of art in the world. The museum, which comprises more than 1,200 galleries, includes the Rooms of Raphael, the Sistine Chapel and the Ancient Roman and Greek pieces in the Belvedere Courtyard. The Sistine Chapel is located at the far end of the galleries and your guide will take the shortest possible path so that you arrive there quickly and without unnecessary waiting. Along the way, cover the most important masterpieces and your guide will ensure you don't miss a thing. Learn about the background of the Sistine Chapel, from its commissioning to the finishing touches being applied. You’ll also learn the difference between fact and popular Hollywood fiction about the Chapel.

Rome: Private Vatican Tour

3. Rome: Private Vatican Tour

This private Vatican Tour is a unique experience during your stay in Rome which is will prove useful in improving your knowledge of the Eternal City in a relaxing and comfortable atmosphere. Among the many treasures that you will discover are the Gallery of Tapestries and the Gallery of Maps. The first gallery is a collection of Flemish tapestries which were formed in Brussels on Raphael’s drawings, whereas the second is an extraordinary maps representation of the Italian regions. Following these rooms, your tour continues with you walking through the Raphael’s Rooms, the four Papal rooms famous for the frescoes of Raphael, the most important artist of the Renaissance. You will also visit the Borgia Apartments, a suite of rooms located in the Apostolic Palace designated for the personal use of Pope Alexander VI which are characterized by wonderful paintings and frescoes. Finally, your amazing tour of the Vatican Museums ends inside the magnificent Sistine Chapel, where it is possible to admire the famous frescoes by Michelangelo, before you reach the Vatican Library which is full of ancient and precious original manuscripts.

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Luigi was excellent

Luigi made every effort to teach our group the important points in the history of the Vatican. He made sure he’d learned all the names in the group. Bravissimo

The tourist guide was just inspiring, the advance service and support were very good and the Vatican Museum was of course a highlight for all those interested.

Great tour covering Vatican museum and St Peters basilica

Knowledgeable guide gave us just the right amount of information about this stunning and unique place. Definitely recommend this.

Robert was the best guide I have ever been on a tour with! The small group size made the tour really enjoyable.

Tour guide was friendly and very knowledgeable. Would highly recommend.