Vatican Gardens & Vatican Museums with Special Openings

Vatican Gardens & Vatican Museums with Special Openings

Tour the Vatican Gardens and Vatican Museums with an expert Vatican lecturer, including exclusive access to secret areas of the Vatican Museums.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Skip the long line with pre-booked tickets to enter the world famous Vatican Museums and Vatican Gardens
  • Tour the Vatican Gardens, among the world’s most beautiful
  • See sites that are not usually viewed by the public such as the Vatican Train Station, the Gas Station and the office buildings of this independent city state.
  • Tour the Vatican Museums with a qualified lecturer and access exclusive sections normally closed to the public
  • Bypass the long line and use a privileged entrance to access St. Peter’s Basilica directly from the museum.
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Visit the Stunning Vatican Gardens

See the Vatican as you’ve never seen it before and enjoy a visit to the world famous Vatican Museums with your own private English speaking guide. Thorough your special entrance arrangements made by Italy’s Best, you will discover some of the museum’s most intriguing areas. In addition to the standard Museum masterpieces, the itinerary includes exclusive access to sections normally closed to the public, such as the private chapels of the Pope, inestimable treasures and a breathtaking terrace with incredible panoramic vistas of the Eternal City.

As you walk through the papal palaces, the artwork presents an authentic sense of the museum’s extraordinary history. The tour begins in the Vatican Gardens where your expert, English-speaking guide will lead you through the stunning French, English and Italian landscaping filled with beautiful sculptures, fountains and grottos. Every pope has spent time amongst this serene greenery meditating and praying. Follow in their footsteps and see the botany representation from every continent. Here, you’ll also be made privy to what is considered one of the best views of St. Peter’s Basilica. With your special entrance arrangements, you will also be given access to the Vatican Train Station, the Gas Station and the office buildings.

Exclusive Access to Restricted Areas of the Vatican

Next, head inside for exclusive access to restricted sites such as the Cappella Niccolina and Bramante’s Staircase, as well as the Vatican highlights that include the Sistine Chapel and the Museo di Pio Clementino.

Enter the enchanting Sistine Chapel, where the cardinals hold the papal conclave, and contemplate Michelangelo’s vibrant frescoes, one of the most renowned artworks from the High Renaissance. Let the vivid colours and bold figures of the ceiling images and Last Judgement mesmerize you.

Michelangelo’s Pieta and St. Peter’s Basilica

Cross the threshold into St.Peter’s Basilica directly to see Michelangelo’s Pieta and the Michelangelo’s impressive dome. As the burial place of St. Peter, Rome has always been considered a holy city a second Jerusalem. St. Peter’s Basilica, the greatest landmark of sacred architecture ever built, is stunning in size and magnitude. Having taken more than a century to complete (1506 to 1616) under the tutelage of eighteen popes, the fascinating history of this vast project can be found within the interior’s rich gilding, magnificent statuary and solemn papal monuments.

Please note that throughout the tour clients will be accompanied by a Vatican officer to secure opening of closed sections. The open areas are subject to change at any time.

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Duration

5 hours

Includes

Access to off-limits rooms in the Vatican, English-speaking Expert Vatican Lecturer and Security Officer, Skip-the-line access to the St Peter’s Basilica and Square, Skip-the-line entrance tickets to the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel, Skip-the-line tickets to the Vatican Gardens

Additional info

The Vatican reserves the right to make changes to the tour as rooms may be closed at the last minute for reasons of restoration or at the general discretion of the Vatican Museums. We can therefore not guarantee visits to any specific rooms. Throughout the tour, the Vatican Security Officer accompanies you

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