Book your required departure time and then meet your guide and group of up to 15 to 20 near the Vatican Museums.
Pass the main lines and head inside the museums, home to artworks collected by popes through the centuries. Tour the highlights with your guide, starting with masterpieces by Raphael, Leonardo da Vinci, and Giotti in the Picture Gallery.
Admire works such as Raphael’s ‘Transfiguration,’ and Giotto’s ‘Stefaneschi Triptych,’ and pass by the Hall of Animals into the Belvedere and Pine Courtyards. See the Round Hall and celebrated Belvedere Torso marble in the Muses’ Hall, and then visit the Greek Room, the Galleries of the Maps, Tapestries, and Candelabra, and more.
View the Raphael Rooms and lastly, visit the Sistine Chapel to marvel at Michelangelo’s ceiling and wall frescoes painted between 1508 and 1512.
Next, tour St. Peter’s Basilica, seeing its Porta Sancta door and glorious interior. Learn how the church’s construction began in 1506, and view treasures including Michelangelo’s ‘La Pieta’ and Bernini’s altar canopy.
Finally, step outside to view St. Peter's Square, framed by Bernini’s famous colonnades. Admire highlights including St. Peter's Michelangelo-designed dome and the papal balcony.
Your tour then ends here when your guide departs.