The Vatican Museums contain some of the world’s standout attractions, including Renaissance masterworks from Michelangelo and Bernini. A visit to sites, such as the Sistine Chapel, with its famous 15th-century ceiling frescoes, needs to be savored, not rushed.
Most people wait hours in line to explore the Vatican, but you get an exclusive, firsthand peek at its most legendary treasures. During this exclusive, skip-the-line small-group tour, slip past the entrance crowds and save time for viewing and discussing artworks, not waiting in line.
Tours are limited to only 12 people, guaranteeing an intimate viewing experience. Your art historian guide provides informative commentary and engaging anecdotes on the works of art on display and the Renaissance artists who created them. Get an in-depth introduction to treasures, such as Raphael’s Rooms, which are hung with paintings from the legendary painter, and the Gallery of Maps, containing colorful 16th-century plans of Italy.