Guided Tours in Vatican
- 3-hour VIP Early Vatican Small Group TourFrom: 70,00€Take our Early Vatican Small Group Tour to see the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. Enjoy the art treasures without the big crowds. With our Early Vatican Small Group Tour you will have the unique opportunity of entering the Vatican Museums before the official opening to the general public. You will be part of a […]
- Semi-private tour of the Vatican with Early EntranceFrom: 90,00€Do you want to visit the Vatican ahead of the general public? Would you like to tour with an enthusiastic licensed guide and a semi-private group of up to 13 people? If this is the case, our Vatican with Early Entrance Tour is perfect for you. Vatican with Early Entrance: You will spend 3 hours […]
- Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel and Basilica of St. Peter Small Group TourFrom: 65,00€Book our Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel and Basilica of St. Peter Small Group Tour to discover the Vatican wonders touring in a small intimate group of maximum 26 people. It will be an essential and enjoyable experience. Your local English-speaking guide will show you the impressive art galleries, Raphael’s Rooms and Sistine Chapel where the […]
With our Private Tour of the Vatican with Restricted Areas you won’t only hit St. Peter’s Basilica, the Sistine Chapel and the Museums. A special access will be granted to you to areas usually closed to the public: the Niccoline Chapel, Bramante Staircase and Cabinet of the Masks.
If you want to visit the Vatican without missing any of its treasures, our Private Tour of the Vatican with Restricted Areas is the best option: 4 hours and a half with the best guides, to visit the Sistine Chapel, all the Museums including the restricted areas, and St. Peter’s Basilica.
Everybody goes inside the Sistine Chapel, the Basilica and the Vatican Museums… but Journeys to Italy’s customers deserve more than that! Very few people know the Vatican Museums host some restricted areas, usually closed to the general public, containing amazing examples of art and architecture: with our tour you will see Bramante Staircase, Niccoline Chapel and Cabinet of the Masks, a once in a lifetime experience you will never forget!
Itinerary: meet your private guide in front of the entrance of the Vatican Museums and let your adventure begin! You will enter the Museums at 9 am, without having to worry about the line: we grant our customers skip-the-line tickets! The first steps in the tour will be two of the restricted areas of the Vatican, the Cabinet of the Masks and to the Niccoline Chapel, usually closed to the public and a visit to the other areas of the Museums, including the stunning Raphael Rooms.
The so called Cabinet of the Masks was named after the precious mosaics of its floor, which were brought here from Tivoli’s Hadrian’s Villa, 40 minutes from Rome. Your guide will show you and explain the several statues hosted in the Cabinet, most representing female subjects: a reproduction of the Three Graces, a nympha and a series of statues of Aphrodite, the Goddess of Love.
The Niccoline Chapel took its name from Pope Nicholas V, who decided to have it built and use it for its private prayers. Your guide will point out at the beautiful frescoes by Fra Angelico and his assistants, depicting various religious subjects, like two of the earliest Christian martyrs; Episodes from the Life of St. Stephen and scenes from the life of St. Laurence. raise your gaze and admire the stunning vault painted blue, decorated with stars, and figures of the Four Evangelists in the corners.
By 11 am you will access to the stunning Bramante Staircase: the DNA would only be discovered centuries later, but the genius architect from Tuscany designed a double-helix shaped staircase, which received unanimous applause by Bramante’s contemporaries. Apart from being beautiful, the staircase also had some practical purposes: not only was it a privileged way to access street level from the Papal apartments, but it also served as a path to let horses and mules carry big items back and forth from the Papal Palaces.
After seeing the special areas your tour will procede with the normal itinerary, i.e. with Michelangelo’s masterpiece Sistine Chapel. Thanks to a special passageway you will also be able to enter St Peter’s Basilica without having to go out from the Museums and queue up again in the Square: let your guide share with you all the secrets of the most important Church in the world, pointing out the art and architecture that enrich the massive Church.
Choose to see the Vatican at its best with our Extended Tour of the Vatican! Four hours and a half with a private guides, who will share with you her knowledge about the Sistine Chapel, Vatican Museums, St. Peter’s Basilica and the restricted areas: Cabinet of the Masks, Niccoline Chapel and Bramante Staircase. This is the Tour of a lifetime, perfect for those who are in Rome for the first time, as well as for those who’ve been in the Eternal City before!
Itinerary for our Extended Tour of the Vatican:
- Vatican Galleries including Cabinet of the Masks, Niccoline Chapel and Bramante Staircase;
- Tapestry gallery;
- Maps gallery;
- Raphael’s Rooms;
- Sistine Chapel;
- Basilica of St. Peter;
- St. Peter’s Square;
Please note that when the Basilica of St. Peter is closed for religious functions, you will spend longer time in the Vatican galleries with your private guide. The Basilica is a Church and as such the Vatican can decide to use it for religious functions without any notice. We are not responsible for unexpected closure of the Basilica.
- 9:00 AM in front of the Vatican Museums entrance at Viale Vaticano n. 100
- 4 hours and a half
- every day, except for Wednesday mornings, Sundays and Religious Holidays
- medium (4-hour and a half walking tour)
- covered shoulders and pants or skirts must be below the knees
- Fill in form to check for availability and price
Our Vatican Tour with Cabinet of the Masks is the ultimate VIP visit to the Vatican: early entrance, skip the line, private guide and the chance to visit the restricted area of the Cabinet of the Masks. Book our Vatican Tour with Cabinet of the Masks and enjoy a unique. Why? First of all you […]
If you’re short on time here in Rome, this is the perfect tour for you. You will visit the two must-see sites in Rome: the Colosseum and the Vatican with the impressive Sistine Chapel. In just 5 hours, your expert private guide will take you to both the Colosseum and the Vatican really maximizing your […]
Book our private tour of the Vatican with Early Entrance. If you are looking to visit the Vatican ahead of the general public this is the tour for you. Book our Private tour of the Vatican and with the help of your expert private guide you will be able to tour without rush and at […]
This tour is available from April to October You will visit the Vatican Museums in a special evening atmosphere with your English speaking dedicated guide without the crowd of the day. Every Friday during summer and fall season. Dress code: The Vatican Museums and the Basilica of St. Peters require a dress code, no sleeveless […]
No waiting in line, priority entrance with private dedicated guide that will show you the Vatican wonders. She will maximize your time and personalize the tour for you and your family! Dress code: The Vatican Museums and the Basilica of St. Peter require a dress code, no sleeveless t-shirts, no shorts or skirts above the […]
You will enter the museums through the priority entrance without standing in line, you will tour with private dedicated guide that will show you the Vatican wonders maximizing your time. Dress Code: The Vatican Museums and the Basilica of St. Peter require a dress code, no sleeveless t-shirts, no shorts or skirts above the knees […]
For a once in a lifetime experience, choose to see the spectacular Sistine Chapel and Michelangelo’s work with a limited number of people! We will enhance your visit and customize your tour. You will visit one of the largest museums of the world with over 9 miles of galleries! The art collections preserved inside the […]