Skip-the-line Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel tour for Americans

Tours & Sightseeing in Rome

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Vatican and USA art and history are much more closely related than you think. On this exclusive tour you will skip the long entrance  lines and see the highlights of the Vatican with an expert fun and informative guide that knows well Italian and American cultures and will make continuous interesting references and fascinating comparisons. You will visit Michelangelo's masterpieces, Saint Peter' Basilica, the Sistine Chapel, the Raphael's Rooms, the Gallery of Geographic Maps, the Ancient Roman and Greek Sculptures, the Gallery of Tapestries and much more.
Did you know that the artist that painted Capitol Hill dome in Washington was from Rome and had worked in the Vatican Museums? And that the Sistine Chapel was restored with contributions from foundations from all over USA? And that the American cardinals are the largest number in the church after the Italians? This amazing guided tour is like no other. You will feel Vatican history and art very close to your country events and society . You will see all the masterpieces including the Sistine Chapel, the Basilica of St. Peter, the Rooms of Raphael, Michelangelo' work, the Church of Saint Peter, the Gallery of Geographic Maps, the Belvedere Apollo and Torso and many more and learn why they are significant and iconic not only for the world but in particular for your culture and background. An official guide licensed from the Vatican will be your host opening you the doors to the richest art collection on earth skipping the long entrance lines.

What’s included

  • Private tour
  • Local guide
  • Professional art historian guide
  • Professional guide
  • Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel
  • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
  • Entry/Admission - St. Peter's Basilica

What’s not included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities