The marvelous Vatican City is the centre of the Catholic world.
It is the home of the Pope, the glorious Sistine Chapel and majestic St. Peter’s Basilica. Whether you’re religious or not, the Vatican is an incredible place to see, housing some of Italy’s most famous frescoes, paintings and sculptures.
If you’ve been wondering if you can tour this stunning city-state when in Rome then your answer is yes – you can most certainly tour the Vatican!
Here are some of the top picks for seeing this wondrous part of The Eternal City.
This serene night tour allows you to enjoy the very best of the Vatican without the flurry of daytime crowds. A knowledgeable art guide will walk you through the wondrous works of the Sistine Chapel, Vatican Museums, St. Peter’s Basilica and more. Marvel on the Gallery of Tapestries, the Gallery of Candelabra, the Gallery of Maps and, of course, the incredible frescoes of the Sistine Chapel.
This amazing tour provides you with plenty of time to enjoy the gorgeous architecture, art and history of the Vatican. Gaze upon Michelangelo’s unforgettable frescoes, enjoy Bernina’s Baldachin and other masterpieces with an experienced art historian who can teach you everything there is to know about the Vatican and its treasures.
This is truly one of the ultimate Roman tours: an action-packed adventure that takes you across the stunning Vatican as well as the formidable Colosseum, at one time the home of the Roman Empire’s goriest gladiatorial battles. Meander around the beautiful Vatican before learning about the bloody side of The Eternal City at the gigantic Colosseum.
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If group tours aren’t your thing, this is the tour for you. Enjoy your own private guide who will walk you through the Vatican, elaborating on the things that most interest you! Your knowledgeable guide will be able to tell you all about the stunning frescoes, altars and catacombs that are part of this wondrous city-state, making it the perfect private tour for those who want to learn more about what brought them to the wonderful Vatican City.
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