Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica
Take in the highlights of the Vatican Museum, from big-name attractions like the Sistine Chapel to the lesser-known gems of the collection. Your guide will teach you about the artists behind the museum's works, helping you notice the smallest of details. The small tour group size maximizes the educational power of the tour.
A definite highlight of the tour is a visit to the Sistine Chapel (as guided tours are not permitted within the chapel, your guide will fill you in on the chapel before sending you in.) A second highlight is Michelangelo’s beautiful sculpture La Pietà, which happens to be the only one of Michelangelo's works which he signed!
After the Vatican Museum, your group will head to St. Peter's Basilica. On morning tours, your guide will take you into the Basilica and guide you through (except on Wednesdays, when the Basilica is typically closed to the public). On afternoon tours, your guide will fill you in on the Basilica before letting you head in to admire it on your own.
The tour finishes in St. Peter’s Square, where you can spot the balcony of the Pope or snap a selfie with the basilica in the background.