Special Access Morning VIP Vatican Tour (Private)
For those who wish to beat the crowds and experience the Vatican in a calmer, “more intimate”
manner, early arrival and special, VIP access will make the difference. Since 1929, Vatican City has been a micro state surrounded by the city of Rome, and its 110 acres contain some of the most visited sites in the regions and in the world.
As you pass onto Papal territory, you will see the colorfully uniformed Swiss Guard, who have been guarding the Popes since 1506. You will enter the city walls and stand in St. Peter’s Square, admire the architecture of St. Peter’s Basilica, and see the famous statue of Statue of St. Peter just inside the Basilica’s walls. You will enter the prestigious Vatican Museums, where our expert guide will introduce you to the largest privately owned art collection on the planet. In the four Raphael Rooms, you can behold the frescoes of Raphael that line the walls. Inside the Sistine Chapel, you will marvel at the intricately painted ceiling that is the masterpiece of Michelangelo, most famously his The Creation of Adam.
Nowhere else in the world will you find such a display of Renaissance artwork all crowded into one little space. It will be impossible to fully take in all the beautiful paintings and sculptures you will find here, but getting even a taste of this assemblage of master works will be well worth the visit.
On our Special Access Morning VIP Vatican Tour, we will show you the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica for three full hours, beginning at 7:30am.