A unique experience to discover Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and Pinacoteca in a small group tour of people led by an official guide. You will explore art collections and paintings along the most beautiful Vatican Galleries.
Journeys to Italy is glad to offer you a special tour! You will visit Vatican Galleries and explore the stunning frescoes inside the Pinacoteca as well as the unmissable Sistine Chapel with us!
Our Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and Pinacoteca small group Tour runs on Wednesday morning, allowing you to enter the Museums skipping the long line at the entrance.
Your professional friendly guide will be at disposal for you and your group up to 22 people for 3 hours. She will provide you special priority tickets to maximize your Tour time! The itinerary covers Vatican Highlights such as Vatican Galleries, the Raphael rooms, Sistine Chapel and the wonders of the Pinacoteca.
The Pinacoteca, an amazing gallery with paintings from all over the world, is on the upper floors of the Vatican Museums. It contains artworks from the 12th to the 19th century by great artists such as Giotto, Perugino, Raphael, Titian, Caravaggio and Leonardo Da Vinci. Moreover, here it is possible to admire some Flemish tapestries created especially for Pope Leo X Medici. The stories represented on these tapestries, projected by Raphael, recount St. Stephen and St. Lawrence life’s episode.
Then your tour will proceed towards the magnificent Vatican Galleries such as Gallery of Candelabra, Gallery of Tapestry and Gallery of Maps. The Gallery of Maps takes its name from the maps preserved here. They represent Italy and its major cities from North to South. We are sure that geography lovers will enjoy this chance!
You will continue to Raphael Rooms, painted by Raphael when he was young for Pope Julius II. Here it is possible to admire some his best paintings such as the School of Athens with its unbelievable perspective.
Last but not least, you will have access to the Sistine Chapel, the true masterpiece by Michelangelo. Feel free to admire the worldwide famous ceiling and the creation of Adam painting! You will have time to enjoy the Last Judgement painting on the Altar wall. That’s something you won’t ever forget in your life!
- Vatican Galleries
- Raphael Rooms
- Sistine Chapel
Duration: 3 hours
Meeting Time: 9 AM
Running days: Wednesdays, on request
- No wheelchair accessible
- It is highly recommended to be on time
- A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
- professional guide for 3 hours
- skip the line tickets
Meeting point: at the marble door of Vatican Museums entrance