Guided tour of the Jewish tradition in the Vatican museums
Rome

Small group Tour of Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica through a Jewish perspective

3 h
Walking Tours
Semi-Private
difficulty Easy
Walking
Wheelchair Not Accessible
Languages: 
English
Skip the Line!Pick up included

Guided visit of the Vatican museums and Sistine Chapel with pick up

Join our three-hour Vatican tour of the Museums and St. Peter’s Basilica through a Jewish perspective. In this small group tour your expert guide will take you through the Jewish treasures in the Vatican Museums and retell the stories of Jewish connections contained in the artworks.

Guided tour of the Jewish tradition in the Vatican museums highlights: 

  • Discover the Jewsih tradition of the Vatican Museums'artworks
  • Be enriched by the treasures in the Jewish Lapidarium
  • Learn of the Jewish connections and influences in the Sistine Chapel with an expert guide
  • Explore the greatest Renaissance artworks in St. Peter’s Basilica ina small group
  • Enjoy the walking tour in St. Peter’s Square amongst the Colonnades.
Description: 

Tour the world’s greatest art collections in the Vatican museums through Jewish perspective found in candelabras, tapestries and geographical maps. Explore the hidden secrets of Jewish influences in Michelangelo’s masterpieces in the Sistine Chapel and be enriched as we tour the Jewish Lapidarium. We will skip the entrance line to St. Peter’s Basilica and eventually to St. Peter’s Square.

Vatican Museums with skip the line

Once you enter the Musuems avoiding the queue thanks to the skip the line tickets, your guide will take you and the small group you join to discover the magnificent Jewish collections and stories that are hidden in the collections. Find out the story behind Michelangelo’s masterpieces in the Sistine Chapel. Search the Jewish secrets in the Vatican galleries.

Jewish Lapidarium

One of the main stops of the tour in the Vatican Museums in the Jewish Lapidarium, where your guide will show you the oldest Roman inscription. It is one of the most important Vatican collections of ancient inscriptions which was discovered during the Jewish catacombs excavation. Locate the inscription of Jewish diaspora of Rome.

Sistine Chapel

Of course, you will not miss the masterpiece of the Vatican Museums: the Sistine Chapel. Also here the guide will explain you and the group the Jewish connections in Michelangelo’s Renaissance artwork of the Sistine Chapel. Search the hidden Jewish influences in Michelangelo’s painted Old Testament stories on the ceiling. Find out the most important religious function in the Sistine Chapel. After the visit of the Sistine Chapel, the tour will end with the visit of the St. Peter's Basilica with the guide. 

Other tours in Rome

If you are interested in learning more about the Jewish cultural tradition in Rome, we suggest you also the tour of the Ancient Rome through a Jewish perspective and the small group tour of the Jewish Ghetto and the Synagogue in the center of Rome. 

itinerary: 
  • Vatican Museum
  • St. Peter's Church
  • Sistine Chapel
included: 
  • Pick-up
  • Skip the line tickets
  • Professional Guide
excluded: 
  • Tips
Meeting point: 

Meeting point information and local telephone numbers at your destination are included on your Confirmation Voucher.

Information: 

This tour departs with a minimum of 4 participants (maximum 8).
 
 
We recommend wearing comfortable shoes and clothes. It is not permitted to enter Churches in shorts, uncovered shoulders, miniskirts.
 
Should St. Peter's Basilica be closed for religious ceremonies, the tour will instead include the visit of Raphael's rooms.

Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability. Once your booking is confirmed we will email you a voucher. This is your ticket and proof of purchase.