Welcome to Vatican City – the world’s smallest country with a big impact. It’s an incredible place overflowing with art, history, and culture across its 108 acres. As the heart of the Catholic Church, the Vatican is home to the Holy See and the Pope’s residence, where ancient traditions such as the papal conclave take place.
While exploring the city-state, if open, consider the opportunity to visit St. Peter’s Basilica, a significant church in Christendom that showcases Michelangelo’s awe-inspiring dome, and make sure to include a visit to the renowned Sistine Chapel for a complete Vatican experience. You won’t believe your eyes as you take in the largest canvas ever painted by human hands. Michelangelo’s stunning frescoes cover the ceiling and walls, and it’s truly a sight to behold. These masterpieces, along with the extensive art collection of the Vatican Museums, offer a glimpse into the rich history of the Church and the incredible talents of artists across generations.
So don’t wait any longer – book your tour today and immerse yourself in the beauty and wonder of the Vatican.
Get ready to explore the smallest country in the world with a private guide all to yourself! The Vatican is home to an incredible collection of Greco-Roman Art and Michelangelo’s awe-inspiring “Agony & Ecstasy” in the Sistine Chapel. From St. Peter’s Basilica to the Sistine Chapel, this remarkable destination is sure to leave you thoroughly impressed. Our 8:30 am start time gets you through the gates before they open to the general public. Enjoy two delightful hours exploring the museum and an additional hour in St. Peter’s Basilica, all before the throngs of visitors descend upon the scene. With this tour, you’ll be one step ahead, leaving the crowds to play catch-up while you revel in the Vatican’s wonders! So, hop on board and join us as we explore Vatican City – where the size may be small, but the “wow” factor is larger than life!
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Advantages of Choosing a Private Tour
Witness the exquisite craftsmanship of intricate tapestries, meticulously woven in Brussels in 1531, based on the visionary sketches of the legendary artist, Raphael.
Admire the mesmerizing collection of 32 frescoed maps adorning the walls of this gallery, masterfully created between 1580 and 1583. These cartographic marvels are based on the ingenious drawings of the renowned cosmographer Ignazio Dante.
Unearth the timeless masterpieces of Greco-Roman sculptures from antiquity, carefully preserved within this awe-inspiring collection. Admire revered treasures such as Michelangelo's beloved ‘The Belvedere Torso and the Greek God Apollo’ from 320 B.C., and the enthralling marble statue of the Laocoon Group, a magnificent representation of ancient artistry.
Gaze upon the 1,800-year-old bronze statue of Hercules and marvel at the colossal 13-meter wide porphyry basin, originally from Nero's house, housed within a room bearing a striking resemblance to the iconic Pantheon.
Discover a treasure trove of masterpieces in this section, featuring exquisite paintings by Caravaggio, Raphael, and Giotto. And don't miss the rare opportunity to behold the sole work of Leonardo da Vinci on display here.
Experience the transcendent beauty of the Sistine Chapel, a testament to the unparalleled genius of Michelangelo. Allow yourself to be captivated by the awe-inspiring masterpieces that adorn its hallowed walls, each a shining example of the artist's divine talent.
In fulfilment of Christ's words to his apostle Peter, "You will be the rock on which I shall build my church," the world's grandest cathedral now majestically stands upon the tomb of St. Peter, bearing witness to the enduring legacy of faith and devotion.
*Please note that our itinerary may change due to closed areas or unforeseen circumstances. St. Peter's Basilica may be closed on certain days for liturgical celebrations, but the Sistine Chapel remains open as part of the Vatican Museum. Thank you for your understanding and flexibility