Discover the Vatican with this guided tour. You will avoid waiting in line, and will even have priority over other skip-the-line ticket holders with this special VIP tour.
Once inside, you will first head to the balcony of the Vatican Gardens, from where you can see the dome of St. Peter's Basilica, before following your guide through the ancient statues and modern sculptures of the Courtyard of the Pine Cone.
On the way to the Sistine Chapel, you will walk with your guide through the Hall of Maps, the Gallery of Tapestries, the Gallery of Candelabra and the Raphael Rooms. These works of art will come to life as you follow your guide's commentary through your audio headset.
As it is forbidden to speak in the Sistine Chapel, your guide will give you all the information about this mythical room of the papal palaces where the cardinals meet in conclave to elect the new pope, so that you don't miss any details. Once inside, you'll take time to observe the rich details of the walls and the famous vault, from the Last Judgement above the altar to the shields depicting violent biblical stories.
In two and a half hours, you'll admire the Vatican's artistic treasures and discover how the popes used art and culture to spread their message. You will leave having not only appreciated the Vatican, but also having understood it.