OFFICIAL VATICAN CITY TOUR SMALL GROUP MAX 12 PARTICIPANTS PRIVILEGED ENTRANCE!
An ideal tour for art lovers and lovers of Roman history!
Skip The Line and enjoy quick entrance to the famous attractions in the Vatican with an experienced guide.
Vatican City Tour inclusions:
- Sistine Chapel
- Vatican Galleries
- Raphael’s Rooms
- Pope Borgia’s apartment
- St Peter’s Basilica
Special Semi-Private Vatican City Tour Up To 12 People
3 hrs. | Start: 8.30 a.m. | Participants: Max 12| Headsets provided
Meeting Point: Comuticated at the time of booking.
This official Vatican city tour specifically designed for a group of no more than 12 participants. We believe that a group this size is just perfect, and the guide can offer a more personalised experience to the participants. It will be easier to communicate with your guide and have your questions answered about the fascinating artworks inside the Vatican Galleries and Sistine Chapel. As you walk past the fabulous Vatican galleries, you will see incredible collections of works of art from the Greek and Roman period, many of which were commissioned or procured by the Popes.
The expert guides, for your Vatican City Tour, have many years of experience in taking tour groups to the Vatican galleries, so are very familiar with the treasures inside and the famous and infamous stories attached to them. Not many visitors are aware that there are so many galleries that it is not possible to visit it in a day. As such, the tour will focus on the most important galleries and the collections they contain within.
The Vatican City tour kicks off at 8.30 a.m., and you will learn about history and art, the popes, and politics. Your guide will share with you insights about the famous artists who were commissioned by the popes to create magic such Raphael. The artworks denote the time of the Renaissance and Baroque periods.
As headsets provided, you will be able to hear your guide clearly as you walk through the Vatican galleries. You will visit the apartment of Pope Julius II and see the four rooms, famously called Raphael’s Rooms. The artworks here are nothing but exquisite and include famous works such as Deliverance of St Peter, Fire in the Borgo and The Parnassus. You will also see the apartment of Pope Borgia’s which was painted by Pinturicchio. Your guide will reveal some exciting stories of the Borgia Family.
The Sistine Chapel does not allow talking so your guide would have briefed you about what you can expect to see in the Sistine Chapel. Do not miss out viewing the Creation of Adam and The Last Judgement. It is so compelling and astonishing. You will not miss it! Today, the Sistine Chapel is also actively used for Pope elections. There is a chimney connected outside, and if white smoke is visible, it means a new Pope is elected. If black smoke is visible, indicating a Pope has not chosen yet.
St Peter’s Basilica
As part of the Vatican city tour, the tour enters through a hidden passageway reserved for skip the line ticket holders. That’s right; you will have direct entry into the Basilica. You will see the bronze baroque styled ‘Baldachin’ created by Bernini, the magnificent ‘Pieta’ sculpted by Michelangelo and also admire the Chair of St Peter. It was projected by Bernini using the Baroque influence which was soon going to take the Vatican by storm. This part of the tour is not guided and is available only if the direct passage from Sistine Chaple is open.
Vatican City Tour – This VIP tour allows you to see the famous Vatican Galleries as well as the most famous churches in the world!
Important Reminder – Special Semi-Private Vatican City Tour Up To 12 People
- This tour is not available for visitors who use wheelchairs as well as visitors with hearing disabilities. We are more than happy to organize private tours for wheelchair and hearing disabled visitors. Please contact us.
- Please wear comfortable shoes as there is a fair bit of walking.
- There is a dress code to the Vatican which applies to children too. Shoulders and knees must be covered.
- If St Peter’s Basilica, or Sistine Chapel, is closed for a religious function at short notice as it is a working church, you will be spending more time in the Vatican gallery’s with your guide.
- The Vatican Museums get rather busy during summer and after a bank holiday.
- This tour is not available on Sundays or religious holidays.