Rome, so much to see, so little time. The Vatican Museums are one of the most visited historic buildings in the world. Endless galleries, hallways and courtyards invite the visitor to lose themselves in a maze of wonderful art and ancient artefacts. Factor in circa 30,000 tourists entering the museums every day, and said maze can quickly turn into a maelstrom of overcrowding and high frustration.
We know the Vatican Museums inside out, and we know that being hot, bothered and stressed therein is no way to spend precious vacation time when in Rome. We have created this tour to make a visit to the Sistine Chapel as fast and stress-free as possible.
Meet your guide at our Vatican offices which are just a stone's throw away from the museums entrance. We provide a comfortable place to relax before your tour with free wifi, air conditioning and rest room availability. At this point, your guide will use illustrations to deliver a full explanation of all the frescoed ceiling panels and paintings inside the Sistine Chapel (silence is a rule in the Chapel, strictly enforced by museum guards).
After a brief but comprehensive outline of Michelangelo's masterpieces from the time of their commission to the moment of completion, we'll fast track you into the museums and take you straight to the Sistine Chapel. No stress, no stops, no waiting. After the Sistine Chapel, you may decide to backtrack through the labyrinthine Vatican Museums and experience yet more masterpieces and major works of art, or perhaps head over to St. Peter's Basilica where you can explore the vast Church on your own or even climb Michelangelo's dome for breathtaking views of Rome!