Is it worth doing a guided tour of the Vatican?

Vatican City is the smallest independent state in the world!

Getting a tour of Vatican City is the best way to learn more about the city. When you do a tour, your tour guide will organise ‘skip the line tickets’, so you save a lot of time standing in the queue. You also learn a lot about the city and any attractions from your tour guide. Doing a guided tour allows you to not have to think about planning your day.

Vatican & Sistine Chapel Tour

The Vatican and Sistine Chapel Tour runs every morning and afternoon on Monday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. There is also a morning tour on Tuesday and an afternoon tour on Wednesday. You start the tour by exploring the Vatican Museums. As you walk through the museums you’ll hear about the history of Rome and Vatican City. You will visit one of the Vatican’s known landmarks, the Sistine Chapel. The museums and the chapel have paintings by Michelangelo, Raphael, and Bernini. Your tour guide will tell you stories about some of the incredible artworks. After exploring the museums, you will go back to St. Peter’s Square. The last part of your tour is a visit to St. Peter’s Basilica. Inside the basilica is more incredible artworks from famous painters.

Rome Day Tour with Vatican & Colosseum

The Rome and Vatican day tour runs daily except Sundays. Start your day looking at the artworks inside of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. You will have tickets to skip the long lines so you can check out the famous artwork straight away. There are artworks by Michelangelo, Raphael, and Bernini. Next is a visit to the famous St. Peter’s Basilica before having lunch. You can also explore Vatican City on your own instead of eating lunch. Then you will meet up with your tour guide to explore other parts of Rome. Your first stop after Vatican City is the famous Colosseum. You will enjoy a tour of the inside and learn about the gladiator battles that happened here. Next, you walk to Palatine Hill where you overlook the Roman Forum and the ruins around it. You then stroll to the Roman Forum to get a closer look. As you are walking your tour guide will tell you all about the history of the area.

Vatican & Sistine Chapel Night Tour

This tour only operates on Friday nights from April to October. When you do this night tour, you avoid most of the crowds. During the Vatican & Sistine Chapel Night Tour, you’ll see Vatican City after dark and enjoy its peacefulness. Then you will explore some of the most famous artworks inside the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. Your tour guide will tell you some stories about the artwork as you admire the pieces. Immerse yourself in the impressive artwork of Michelangelo, Raphael, and Bernini.

Getting a tour of Vatican City is the best way to learn more about its history. Even though the city is small, there is so much to see when you are in the Vatican.

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