This accessible, dedicated Vatican experience is a fully private guided visit to the Sistine Chapel, Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica for wheelchair users. Explore this world-class collection of art inside the Vatican City with When In Rome Tours!
There are few, if any cities that can boast the artistic and historical heritage that Rome has to offer. Understandably, a city founded more than 2,000 years ago has it's fair share of logistical and infrastructure challenges. Navigating through the streets and monuments of Rome is tricky for all of us, which is why we feel that people who use a wheelchair to move around and wish to fully explore and experience Rome and the Vatican should be able to do so.
Routes taken on our walking tours of Rome are generally inaccessible for wheelchair users. This new itinerary has been designed to make a visit to the Vatican as easy and as welcoming as possible.
We begin with introductions, you and your guide just a few steps from the Vatican Museum entrance. As an authorised tour operator at the Vatican Museums, you will get fast track access into the world's largest and most important collection of art and sculpture.
Once inside, your guide will lead you through the ornate halls and galleries of the Vatican Museums, taking time to stop and take in all the most important works of art including ancient Greek and Roman sculptures, the Laocoön, Rooms of Raphael, and of course the pièce de résistance - The Sistine Chapel. There are many reasons why travelers make the trip to the Vatican from all over the world to admire this remarkable room, created by Michelangelo for Pope Julius II. This is the most colourful, life-affirming space in existence and you will be deeply impressed by the magnificent frescos therein.
From the Sistine Chapel we proceed to St. Peter's Basilica, a triumph of sculpture and architecture itself. This is where Bernini's genius and Michelangelo's mastery collide in a smorgasbord of man-made wonder.
By choosing a dedicated private tour for wheelchair users, aside from being able to go at your own pace with full access all along the way, you will also be able to ask more questions, dive deeper, and make requests that are not normally possible on other Vatican tours.
This dedicated private tour for wheelchair users opens doors for people with mobility issues and disabilites in the Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica. We have priced it as such that after the initial baseline cost, the per person price is just €40. We do very much look forward to welcoming groups of people who use wheelchairs to Rome and the Vatican.