Why Choose this Tour?
There are moments that stay with you forever. Visiting the Sistine Chapel and seeing
the masterpieces of Michelangelo should be one of those. For too many visitors,
this special experience is ruined by overcrowding, but what if there was a way to
guarantee your perfect moment?
Enter the Sistine Chapel before the general public
For the last four years we’ve worked on honing our signature Pristine Sistine™ Tour
to be the perfect experience. We’ve taken over 50,000 visitors inside the Sistine
Chapel before the general public enters to experience the Sistine at its shining best.
Our guides have been carefully chosen as the perfect travel companions, enriching
your visit with witty anecdotes and entertaining details to bring world-famous
works to life. Entering before the public you’ll have time to get up close to the art,
admiring it from every angle, without having to use your elbows. But that’s only the
start of our journey.
Engage with the best of the Vatican Museums collection
We say engage because that’s what you’ll do. Your guide will lead you on a carefully-
crafted route through the best of the collection, teaching you not just about the
art and history of the collection (which spans from Ancient Greece to a very
modern “Squashed Tomato”) but the history of the Papal Palaces too and the many
characters that have lived, worked, ruled and painted here.
Traveling in small groups of only 12 people or fewer (with personal headsets in
case it’s a little loud) you’ll always be able to hear your guide and engage with their
stories, asking all the questions you can think of. We won’t finish at the Vatican
Museums though. Our next stop is the world’s largest ancient basilica.
Skip the lines into St. Peter’s Basilica
As an official Vatican tour operator, we’ll go directly from the Vatican Museums
to St. Peter’s Basilica, bypassing long general access lines and saving a 30-minute
walk. Everything about this incredible building is awe-inspiring. From Bernini’s
monumental carved Baldachin altarpiece to Michelangelo’s emotional ‘Pietà’ and the
huge dome whose completion (literally) threatened to tear the basilica in half.
As you explore every nook and cranny of this huge building, you’ll get an insight into
the heart of the Catholic Church and Renaissance Italy with our passionate guides at
the helm. Our Pristine Sistine Tour guarantees that perfect Sistine moment – plus
an engaging and entertaining three hours to follow.
You’ll probably only visit the Vatican City once. Make it perfect with our original,