Sacred sites of Rome: spirituality and artistic magnificence
- The most exclusive of all private Vatican Tours
- Early entrance priority access tickets to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
- Private guide specialized in art and art history
- Gaze at Michelangelo's masterpieces fresco before the crowds get in!
MON- TUE- THU- FRI- SAT at 7.30am
ITALIAN, ENGLISH, GERMAN, FRENCH, SPANISH
The early bird catches the worm… well, in Rome, the early bird catches the best, and smartest, of all private Vatican Tours! Carefully crafted to provide you with an unforgettable experience, our signature Early Entrance Private Vatican Tour includes priority entrance tickets for the very first available access slot. Treat yourself, and your friends or family: enter one of the world’s most glorious museums well before the general public gets there, and admire Michelangelo’s breathtaking Sistine Chapel frescoes virtually without any crowds!
Founded by Pope Julius II in the 16th century, and enhanced and magnified by his successors, the Vatican Museums house one of the most mesmerizing collections of all times. Comprising an impressively extensive array of diverse works of art and historical mementos, which range from Etruscan bronzes to sculptures of various periods and astounding paintings and frescoes, the Museums are located within the premises of the Palazzo Apostolico Vaticano.
Follow your guide down the opulently decorated corridors and catch glimpses of eternity: spirituality and holiness here are as pervasive as the inspiring artwork. Admire the main highlights among which the suite of rooms boasting Raphael’s frescoes, sculpture collections and tapestry and maps galleries.
Then walk on and get ready to catch your breath. The Sistine Chapel (Cappella Sistina) boasts two of the world’s most supefying masterpieces: Michelangelo’s ceiling frescoes and his Last Judgement (Giudizio Universale))...on a peak vacation season day you could be there with up to 2000 people… but thanks to our Early Entrance Private Vatican Tour you may be there well in advance!
Follow your guide’s lead and admire Michelangelo's ceiling fresco which depicts the Book of Genesis’ stories. Gaze at the artist’s masterly brushstrokes in the different panels: Noah’s Drunkenness of Noah, The Flood, Sacrifice of Noah, Original Sin, Banishment from the Garden of Eden, Creation of Eve and Creation of Adam, one of the most renowned artistic images of all time, which portrays God pointing his finger at Adam (and hence giving him life) Walk over to the west wall and admire the Florentine painter’s amazing Last Judgment fresco, as your guide illustrates its main characteristics.
Crown your cultural experience uncovering the magnificence of yet another haven of spirituality: St Peter’s Basilica. Admire the mosaics and Michelangelo’s and Bernini’s sculptural marvels.
Led by a dedicated private guide, and with the privilege of early entrance priority access to the world’s most outstanding art collection you will be sure to enjoy the finest and most exclusive of all private Vatican tours.
- Private guided tour
- Early entrance priority access tickets to the Vatican Museums
VATICAN MUSEUMS, entrance viale Vaticano, meet our tour leader in front of the statue of Raphael and Michelangelo - SEE ON MAP
Please inform us of any food intolerance or allergy in advance.
Please let us know in advance any special need or impaired mobility of the clients and we will do our best to accomodate them.
This tour runs rain or shine.