The endless list of masterpieces within the Vatican Museums puts this labyrinthine complex of art on the bucket-list of most art lovers and travellers. Describing the Vatican Museums without using a massive number of superlatives would be impossible. The art inside forms one of the world’s most valuable and extensive collections of fine art. As one could imagine, these fabulous art collections attract a very large number of tourists on a daily basis. Large queues and crowds often form both at the entrance doors and inside the most popular galleries. As the official Vatican Museums tour provider, we have designed a tour that will keep you completely out of any type of crowd. With this super VIP tour, you will visit the Vatican Museums and the superb Sistine Chapel in the most exclusive way! You will have no one but your guide around you as you visit the superb galleries of the Vatican.
Being alone in the museum will be a thrilling and exciting experience. You will wander through your favourite galleries and spend as much time observing the details as there won’t be any other tourists around. It cannot get more exclusive than this! You will experience the Museums at your own pace. Needless to say that the benefits that this tour provides such as pick-up from your hotel, 0 waiting time at the entrance, and having the entire labyrinthine complex of Museums to yourself will save you a lot of time which you can use to further discover Italy. Your private guide will help you fully understand the background and significance of the artworks that interest you the most. Your assigned professional guide will be there to guide your steps through these 7 kilometres of art and to answer your curiosities so make sure you make the most out of it.
When visiting the Vatican Museums you will discover collections that hold the accomplishments of mankind in the past 2,000 years. On this tour, you will explore with a professional guide the most famous galleries and collections. Your journey will be fully dedicated to enjoying at maximum the wonderful creations of artists like Michelangelo and Raphael. You will discover the fantastic Raphael rooms, four interconnected halls decorated with Raphael’s famous frescoes. In the 7 kilometres of artwork within the Vatican Museums, the Raphael rooms are second in popularity and beauty only to Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel Ceiling. You will also visit places like the Candelabra Gallery, a gallery made of 6 architecturally impressive rooms that host famous statues, busts, and masks, and the Gallery of Tapestries, a place covered in tapestries displaying Catholic myths that have survived for centuries. Another important gallery is the Gallery of Maps where you will gain an understanding of what the world was thought to look like centuries ago.
Imagine having one of the world’s most famous rooms all to yourself! On a normal basis, the Sistine Chapel would be heaving with tourists, but with this special time slot, you will have the opportunity to observe the details of Michelangelo’s frescoes very closely with no one around bothering you. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity and it is perfect for first time-tourers, newlyweds, families, or all types of tourists who are looking for authentic experiences. Once inside the Chapel, you will feel the magnitude of where you are. You will be mesmerised by the silence and tranquillity of the place and by the beautiful shades of ochre, umber green and ultramarine blue that cover the ceiling. The Sistine Chapel Ceiling portrays some of the most symbolic biblical scenes taken from the Book of Genesis all the way to the Last Judgement. The Creation of Adam, a painting portraying God giving life to the first man, is one of the most famous frescoes of the ceiling. This iconic fresco is taken from the Book of Genesis and it is an important part of the complex iconographic scheme developed by Michelangelo.
This Super VIP tour is only available on request. The tour starts at 17:00/18:00 subject to availability. When visiting the Vatican you are kindly asked to dress for your comfort while respecting the rules about covering your knees and shoulders.