Experience a unique journey among art, history, and religion at the discovery of the Vatican's breathtaking sites! This experience is part of Iconic Insiders, a selection of tours designed for first time visitors to uncover what matters and get oriented in a new city. Your destination insider is a licensed guide who will offer recommendations and highlight the most visually attractive places of the itinerary.
Skip the long lines and begin your tour through the countless rooms that make up the Vatican Museums. Your expert guide will lead you to the main attractions, allowing you to admire the most iconic pieces. Get a unique and in-depth understanding of the history and world-class art collection marveling at the artworks of Michelangelo and Raphael, crossing the Gallery of Tapestries and the Gallery of the Candelabra, or enjoying a brief moment of peace in the museums' courtyards.
Reach the Sistine Chapel to have a close look at its precious frescoes while listening to a detailed commentary. Stand in awe in front of the Last Judgement and raise your eyes to glimpse the Creation of Adam and other scenes from the Book of Genesis that adorn the ceiling. Continue your tour inside St. Peter’s Basilica, the most renowned work of Renaissance architecture. Here, you'll admire Michelangelo’s Pietà and St. Peter's Baldachin by Bernini. Conclude your tour in St. Peter’s Square, where you'll learn about the colonnades' optical effect and take in the best view of the Basilica.