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Private and Small Group Vatican Tours (Max 8/10 Guests)

Vatican Tours: Don't miss the smallest state in the world, an elaborate ensemble of stunning artwork, magnificent papal palaces and lush landscaped gardens

Vatican Tours

The Vatican City is a must see on a trip to Rome, a place which holds the greatest secrets of Christianity. It is the smallest state in the world, yet it welcomes nearly six million tourists every year. It is an elaborate complex of extraordinary artwork, magnificent papal palaces, and lush landscaped gardens overlooked by Michelangelo’s mighty dome of Saint Peter’s Basilica. With a little drive and patience, you can visit it entirely in just one day. There really isn’t a “best time” to visit the Vatican. It is the most popular tourist destination in Rome and, consequently, is almost always very busy (even early in the morning). Luckily, you have the option to avoid long hours of queuing with Walks Inside Rome’s Vatican Tours and skip-the-line tickets.

The Vatican, a unique experience for adults and children

The main attractions that most travelers, young and old, want to see while visiting Rome are the Vatican with St. Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican Museums. In particular, everyone wants to admire the magnificence of Michelangelo’s Pietà which is located inside the Basilica and the Sistine Chapel (whose ceiling Michelangelo painted) which is located inside the Vatican Museums.

Begin your Vatican tour from the Holy See’s heart, St. Peter’s Square. Capable of accommodating up to 150,000 pilgrims during major Christian ceremonies, it is a unique blend of architecture, art and religon. Take the time to stroll quietly and discover the surroundings, especially the 284 columns and statues that adorn this magnificent square.

The Vatican Museums are the artistic center of the Vatican City. Considered among the most beautiful museums in the world, they consist of 14 small museums which house one of the largest collections of art, archeology and ethno-anthropology created by the Popes over the centuries. All eras are represented and there are works and masterpieces from many regions (Egypt, China, Italy, Africa, etc.). They also include some of the most exclusive and artistically significant places of the Apostolic Palaces.

The Sistine Chapel is definitely a must see in the Vatican. Here you can admire Michelangelo’s famous ceiling scenes that present Genesis (such as The Creation of Adam) and on the back wall the Last Judgment, on the other hand, on the side walls you can admire the frescoes by Botticelli, Perugino, Rosselli and Raphael. Our Vatican tour by night can you allow to be alone in Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel. This unique tour has been described as “the best experience in Rome.”

St. Peter’s Basilica is not only the beating heart of the Vatican, it is also the largest Catholic Church in the world. The inside of the church itself is already breathtaking. It can accommodate up to 60,000 pilgrims at the same time and is still used by the pope who celebrates mass there. You can walk freely around the basilica and admire the columns and sculptures. Take the time to discover the details of the sculptures, the Bernini canopy located on the main altar of the basilica, but also the numerous statues of Christ and the apostles.

Michelangelo’s dome is located in the building and will offer you one of the most emblematic views of St. Peter’s Square. It is highly recommended to climb to the top of the dome to discover the magnificent panorama of Rome and even if the path is quite tiring if you want to do it on foot, it is really worth it.

The Vatican Gardens are also worth a detour. They are simply gorgeous and you can see them climbing the dome of St. Peter’s Basilica, they are located just behind the Basilica. However, you can only visit them by taking a guided tour of the Vatican, impossible to get there by other means.

Walks Inside Rome – Unique and expertly-guided Vatican Tours

Walks Inside Rome is a travel agency providing a variety of exciting, engaging and educational guided tours in Rome and other Italian destinations.

We enjoy a historic partnership with the Vatican city. We have been welcoming and guiding guests through the Vatican City for over 20 years and have a range of different tours created to show off the Vatican’s dynamic offerings from ancient artifacts to the modern collections. Our Vatican tours will grant you special access to the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel that would otherwise be unavailable with most other tour operators in Rome.

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