Enjoy the beauties of the Vatican before general opening
Are you traveling to Rome? Don’t miss a visit to Vatican City, the smallest state in the world, as well as the seat of the Holy See – an elaborate complex of stunning artworks, magnificent papal palaces, and lush landscaped gardens. However, if you want to fully enjoy the Vatican and live a unique, comfortable, relaxed, and crowd-free experience, you must book a visit before the official opening to the public. Walks Inside Rome, a travel agency with twenty years of experience, offers private Vatican tours early morning! You’ll be among the first to have access to this world-famous attraction, so you can enjoy the Sistine Chapel and other rooms at your own pace.
A step through history
Live a unique experience with your professional and knowledgeable guide, discovering the most precious treasures of the Vatican. Thanks to your priority entrance, you will discover a whole new world. After this three-and-a-half-hour tour, you will feel you have truly experienced the Vatican as priceless art meets intriguing history to create this once-in-a-lifetime experience. Admiring the Vatican’s artistic treasures, you can learn how the popes used art and culture to spread their message. You will return home after not only enjoying the Vatican but also after understanding it.
The Vatican’s treasures come to life
On the way to the Sistine Chapel, you will pass with your guide the map room, the tapestry gallery, the candelabra gallery, and the Raphael Rooms. As you follow the explanations of your guide it will seem that these works of art come to life. See the highlights of the Vatican Museums, such as the statues of the Laocoon, Torso, and Apollo Belvedere, which were part of the private collection of Pope Julius II, or the huge porphyry marble bathtub of Nero’s “Domus Aurea”.
After admiring all the famed galleries, you can finally enter the magnificent Sistine Chapel, where you will fall in love with the frescoes and the wonderful ceiling painted by Michelangelo. In this mythical hall of the papal palaces, the cardinals meet in a conclave to elect the new pope. Once inside, you will take time to observe the rich details of the walls and the famous vault, from the Last Judgment above the altar to the shields depicting biblical scenes. Even see if you can spot Michelangelo himself who painted his self-portrait into the torso of Saint Peter.
Finally, finish your tour inside St. Peter’s Basilica, a sanctuary of Christianity and art, the largest Catholic church in the world. You will have the opportunity to admire Michelangelo’s priceless “Pietà”, Bernini’s Baldacchino, and stop at the venerable tomb of St. John Paul II, Pope Karol Wojtyla.
Don’t miss the opportunity to enter the Vatican Museums first and without having to queue thanks to your skip-the-line ticket one hour before the general opening. If you are traveling with children, they too will enjoy the visit. Our kid-friendly guides will be able to entertain your whole family.
Vatican tours with Walks Inside Rome
Walks Inside Rome, since 1999, has been offering a variety of engaging, and educational private and small group tours giving all kinds of visitors of the world a much more personalized experience. Our goal is to provide our guests with the highest quality tour guide services in art, history, food, and fun in Rome and Italy’s most spectacular destinations.
Our private Vatican tours early morning are regarded as “one of the best experiences in Rome“. Your expert local guide will base the tour on your interests, teaching you the legends and mysteries behind each artwork and pointing out the famous masterpieces of the Renaissance genius.
We are open 7 days a week. Don’t hesitate, feel free to contact us at any time with any questions or comments. You can also fill out the form on our website, send us an email, or chat with us on WhatsApp. We look forward to welcoming you soon and start exploring the Eternal City together.