Vatican Guided Tours: this Vatican guided walking tour includes convenient skip-the-line tickets to all the must-see Vatican sites - including the Vatican Gardens, Vatican Museums, St Peter's Basilica and the Sistine Chapel - as well as a rare chance to view areas normally off-limits to the public!
Group Tour of the Vatican City with access to Sistine Chapel and Vatican Gardens: escape the hustle and bustle of Rome for a magical journey through centuries of art and the peaceful Vatican Gardens. Visit Saint Peter's Basilica, one of the world's largest churches, and experience the Vatican Museums, home to one of the largest art collections in the world. Additionally, on this all-access tour you will receive a rare chance to view areas normally closed to the public, like the fantastic sixteenth century Bramante Staircase and the Vatican Gardens.
Escaping the throngs of Vatican visitors for a relaxing stroll in the sprawling Vatican Gardens is a distinct advantage of this all-access tour. Established during the Renaissance and Baroque era, these gardens are full of fountains and flora and adorned with sculptures, like different Marian images, the monument to Saint Peter or the Jubilee 2000 Bell.
The general public is prohibited to enter these exquisite gardens covering half of Vatican City's territory, so feast your eyes on a splendid sight that remains unseen by many, with our guided tour of the Vatican gardens.
Visit the Bramante Staircase and the Sistine Chapel
While the elegant Bramante Staircase is normally closed to the public, it is open to us! During our time in the Vatican Museums, we'll enter the Pio-Clementine museum and stroll off the beaten path to enjoy this exclusive opportunity. Built from stone in 1512, the dizzying double-helix staircase is guaranteed to be one of the highlights of your tour.
Another unique aspect of this tour is the sight of St. Peter's Basilica from an unconventional viewpoint. Right before you skip the line and head toward the hallowed halls of the Vatican Museum, you'll catch a fantastic glimpse of the dome. We won't give away any more spoilers now, but be sure to have your camera ready!
Stand in the annals of history and experience the remarkable spirit of the Renaissance as you enter the Vatican Museum. The Museum's extensive art collection represents the pinnacle of artistic achievement and includes works by Michelangelo, Raphael, Leonardo da Vinci, Caravaggio, and other artistic giants.
Marvel at frescoes, sculptures, and the amazing artwork by Michelangelo adorning the walls and ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, a striking sight in its own right, already part of the Unesco heritage that you will admire during our tour of the museums of Vatican City State. Our half-day journey will end at St. Peter's Basilica, where you can explore one of the world's most iconic churches.
Further, if you are looking for a more exclusive experience, you should take a look to our private tour of the Vatican, to make your holidays in Rome absolutely unforgettable, and if you want to discover another enchanting garden, Barberini's gardens, we suggest you our garden tour of the papal summer residence in Castel Gandolfo.
Meeting point information and local telephone numbers at your destination are included on your Confirmation Voucher.
We recommend wearing hats and sunglasses during the summer season. Also, please remember to wear appropriate clothing to have access inside the churches on the tour (no shorts, miniskirts, tank tops, or shirts that leave the shoulders uncovered).