There are few places on Earth with more masterpieces than the Vatican. For our exclusive tour set your alarm early so we can meet at 7:30 a.m. to reap the rewards of seeing the Vatican museums and the immortal Sistine Chapel in quiet, unhurried reverence before the hordes descend.
We start in the Sistine Chapel, among the first visitors of the day to gaze at the ceiling fresco of Michelangelo, Il Divino (the divine one), with the nine scenes from the Book of Genesis, considered the height of the Renaissance.
Then your Do You Explore tour takes you deeper to view works by Botticelli and Raphael. Thanks to our partnership with the Vatican Museums, our English-speaking guides will lead you through the immense collections amassed by Popes through the centuries featuring Greek and Roman sculptures and wonderful paintings.
Before we leave, our expert guides will slip with you into St. Peter’s Basilica, the most important Roman Catholic church in the world and Michelangelo’s final architecture commission. There you will linger in awe before his story in stone of the Pietà, a sculpture of Mary holding her crucified son.
This is a unique opportunity to see these treasures in a small group (never more than 12 people) with the time and space to appreciate their majesty. Spaces are very limited. Reserve your date with the great masters now.