Discover the museums of the Vatican City
and the Sistine Chapel
with an early-morning tour of the city's incredible art and history. By visiting the Vatican Museums
early, you'll give yourself a one-hour head start on the rest of the crowds! A guide will lead you through the Pio Clementio Museum, Gallery of the Candelabra, Gallery of Tapestries, and Gallery of the Geographical Maps. Learn about the art that has fascinated countless generations and influenced the origins of western civilizations.
Continue through the museums to the Raphael Rooms
, where you can admire the frescoes before entering the incredible Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica
. The Sistine Chapel contains one of the greatest and most famous frescoes in history. Michelangelo’s masterpiece tells several stories, and your guide will help you experience the allure of Renaissance art by divulging secret details and untold facts throughout the tour.
Your guide will leave you with some free time inside St. Peter’s Basilica to walk around and view the Papal Tombs
or climb to the top of the dome for amazing views. Don’t miss Michelangelo’s dramatic statue of the Pietà in St. Peter's Basilica, a depiction of the Virgin Mary holding her dying child in her arms. Conclude your Vatican tour by walking around Bernini’s celebrated Piazza San Pietro
You can extend your tour with a fresco and mosaic-making class! Learn the beautiful craft of mosaics and create a work of art to take home with you. Let the professionals of fresco making teach you about the mastery and the masters of the Renaissance.Read more about unique experiences in Rome.