Vatican Tours

Across an astonishing wealth of artistic masterpieces and religious architectural icons, the Vatican City is undeniably one of the most historically rich places you can hope to explore. And with more than five million travellers visiting each year, it’s also one of the most popular. Sightseeing Tours Italy offers a diverse range of Vatican City tours that make it easy to experience the structures, paintings and sculptures that make this place so truly special. Featuring awe-inspiring artworks by the likes of Michelangelo, Raphael and Bernini, you’ll get an up-close look at some of Italy’s most famous artistic names, as our Vatican tours make it clear why the smallest nation on earth is well worth paying a visit.

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Vatican City’s history is as long as it is complex with the city’s foundation dating back to the construction of the basilica on top of St. Peter’s grave in the 4th-century. Soon emerging as a sprawling religious and commercial district, after going through a variety of changes throughout the centuries, today people come to the Vatican in droves to witness the world-famous frescoes and the 54 stellar art galleries that make up the Vatican Museums. With no visit to Rome complete without a trip to the Vatican, we offer a great selection of tours that help you discover its most famous landmarks, including the Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica and the bustling St. Peter’s Square.

The Vatican and Sistine Chapel Tour takes you on a vibrant journey through the city’s most lavish spaces where you’ll get to admire an incredible collection of art from legendary figures such as Raphael, Michelangelo and Bernini. Having continued to grow over the last 500 years, the Vatican’s vast collection of Renaissance art is unmatched anywhere on earth, with this Vatican tour representing a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see it in-person. Meanwhile, for those seeking a more intimate Vatican tour that avoids the crowds, the Vatican & Sistine Chapel Night Tour offers a peaceful after-dark perspective.

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Led by an expert local guide, taking a Private Vatican Tour is an even greater way to experience the city’s iconic masterpieces. Admire the likes of Michelangelo’s sculpture ‘Pieta’ and the remarkable frescoes of the Sistine Chapel as your personal guide provides you with sharp insight into the endless history and stories behind these significant works. There’s also the Extended Vatican Museums & Gardens Tour, which roams the stunning grounds of the Vatican across an engaging five-hour Vatican City tour. You’ll also gaze upon other marvels like the Bramante Staircase and explore many of the Vatican Museums. If you’ve only got a limited amount of time to see the sights of Rome and its most historic locations, our Rome Day Tour with Vatican & Colosseum explores the city’s ancient landmarks throughout one convenient daylong adventure. Across all of our tours, you’re bound to experience the very best of the Vatican and its truly unique ancient history.