Enjoy an Extended Vatican Tour
If you’re looking to make the most of your precious time in Rome without skipping over any corner of the Vatican, then this is the tour for you. Thanks to skip-the-line access, you’ll be able to take an in-depth tour of the Vatican Museums in just 4.5 hours. You'll see the Sistine Chapel, of course, but there's so much more!
The tour starts with special access to the famous Bramante Staircase, a dizzying spiral of carved stone built in 1512 inside a square tower. This is an exclusive opportunity, as the number of visitors to the staircase is restricted.
As the tour proceeds, you'll visit the Pinecone Courtyard, the Gallery of Tapestries, the Gallery of the Maps, the Gallery of the Candelabra, and the Raphael Rooms. The Raphael Rooms are considered by many to be the highlight of the tour.
Once inside the Pinacoteca gallery, you can admire beautiful paintings, including Raphael's 'Transfiguration,' Caravaggio's 'Deposition from the Cross,' and Leonardo Da Vinci's unfinished 'St. Jerome in the Wilderness.'
The last stop on your tour takes you through a special door in the Sistine Chapel and past another long line, right into to St. Peter’s Basilica. Every day except Wednesday, you’ll have a guided tour inside this colossal building, one of the most important in all of Christianity and home to Michelangelo’s masterpiece 'La Pieta.'