Stroll through rooms like the Gallery of Maps and be amazed by its golden, vaulted ceiling; the Raphael Rooms, painted by Renaissance artist Raphael; and the stunning Sistine Chapel, considered to be the Popes home chapel, with Michelangelo's 'Creation of Adam' and 'The Last Judgement'.
On your early-access tour, youll find the galleries to be considerably quieter than they would be later in the day.
Duration: 2 hours
Walk inside through a reserved door without any waiting. This access is even faster than the priority lines. Once inside, there are more than 2,000 rooms and nine miles of art, so follow along with your guide who will point out the highlights and explain the story behind each piece.
The small-group nature of your tour allows you to remain close to your guide at all times, but a headset is included to make sure you can always hear the commentary clearly.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican city, Lazio
Finish with a visit to St. Peters Basilica, the largest church ever built and one of the holiest and most important sites in Christendom. Get an overview of its long history from your guide, and get an up-close look at the artworks.
Your tour ends inside the basilica. After you have finished exploring with your group, you can stay as long as you want on your own.
Its the perfect time to head down into the crypts or climb up to the top of St. Peters dome (at your own expense) for uninterrupted views of Rome!
Duration: 1 hour