Discover the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica at a leisurely pace on a private 3-hour tour. Save potentially hours of your precious vacation time with included skip-the-line tickets to the museums. The tour gives you the opportunity to interact with your guide, unlike on large group tours. Enjoy their undivided attention, as you take in the many points of interest, including Michelangelo's iconic ceiling.
After exploring the 54 galleries of the Vatican Museum which display works from the immense collection gathered by popes throughout the centuries, including several of the most renowned Roman sculptures and important masterpieces of Renaissance art in the world, you will then make your way to the Sistine Chapel.
The next stop of your tour will be the Sistine Chapel, a papal chapel in the Vatican Palace that was built between 1473-81 for Pope Sixtus IV. Here you will see Michelangelo’s famous Renaissance frescoes on the ceiling of the chapel, a work of art that is considered to have changed the course of Western art. Commissioned by Pope Julius II in 1508, their incredible complexity continue to attract a multitude of visitors and art critics and are considered one of the top works of the history of painting.
Our final stop of the tour will be St Peter’s Basilica, one of the world’s holiest catholic shrines. Built upon the tomb of St Peter, the Basilica is visited by thousands of pilgrims and tourists every month and is a magnificent must-see for anyone visiting Rome.
The Eternal City needs no introduction, but Rome still has a lot of secrets to reveal. At Babylon Tours, our expert guides want to bring history to life, to make you fall in love with all aspects of Rome – and not just the gelato. From the imposing Colosseum to the confusingly-labeled Spanish Steps, we’ll take you to the places that made Audrey Hepburn swoon in Roman Holiday. We’ll go off the beaten path, as well, to show you the places that Romans keep to themselves. You’ll be declaring your amore for Rome before the tour is even over.
Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
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
Notes: St. Peter's Basilica and other religious sites are subject to occasional closures for religious ceremonies. When this occurs, we will provide guests with an extended tour of the Vatican Museums, or appropriate alternative. In these cases we are unable to provide refunds or discounts. Appropriate dress is required for entry into some sites on this tour. Knees, shoulders and backs must be covered. No large bags or suitcases are allowed inside the museum, only handbags or small thin bag packs are allowed through security. Due to increased security measures at many attractions some lines may form on tours with 'Skip the Line' or 'No Wait' access. Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica and other religious sites are subjected to a very quiet or restricted right to speak inside, in this cases your guide will provide the information about this places before entering the specific rooms where this rule applies.
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Barbara was AMAZING! She was knowledgeable, kind, and patient with my parents who tire easily and my 8 year old daughter who...acts like an 8 year old. To be honest, my daughter is generally well behaved and impressively helpful and patient when traveling with her grandparents, but some of the tours get a little boring for her. Barbara helped keep her engaged and helped keep an eye on her while I was helping my parents.