As the spiritual home to over 1.6 billion Catholics worldwide, the Vatican City can be something of a nightmare get into, with queues lasting for hours on end. But this Vatican, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica tour utilizes premium skip-the-line tickets allowing you to breeze past the crowds and dig right in.
You'll begin at the Vatican Museum, which, as the primary archive of the world’s largest religion, is a bit like a city within a city. It has over 1000 rooms covering four millennia, meaning those without visiting unaided often find it a tad confusing. Your expert guide has crafted a custom route through the museum that packs in all the best bits without leaving you lost for hours in its labyrinthine corridors.
You’ll then head to perhaps the most famous part of the Holy City, the Sistine Chapel. It’s from this fabled building that the mysterious white smoke rises upon the selection of a new pope, and this is also the home of Michelangelo’s masterpiece ‘The Last Judgement’. Walking through here is a truly magical experience.
Your final stop is St Peter’s Basilica. Lauded as the pinnacle of Renaissance architecture, this fascinating structure towers above the city and is perhaps the most recognizable dome in Italy. You’ll finish in the central square, where you can wander into nearby Gianicolo for a bite to eat, or head back across the river towards Central Roma for some more sightseeing.