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VIP Vatican in a Day Tour: Experience Art and History as Never Before

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    See the top sights in Vatican City with the insights of your art historian guide to help put the art and architecture into historical perspective.
    Enjoy skip-the-line entry to the Vatican Museums to begin your tour, giving you more time to see what's inside the museum rather than waiting in line outside. Learn about some of the famous pieces that started the collection, such as the classic Roman statue of the Apollo Belvedere and the Laocoon. See lesser-known wings of the museum, including the Pinacoteca or 'Picture Gallery,' as well as must-see sights like the Raphael Rooms.
    Make your way from the Vatican Museums to admire Michelangelo's masterpiece, the Sistine Chapel. Then walk to the extraordinary St. Peter's Basilica next door. The vast interior of the church holds a number of famous pieces of art, including architectural elements designed by Bernini as well as Michelangelo's moving statue of the Virgin Mary holding the body of Christ, the 'Pietà.'
    After your visit to St. Peter's Basilica, venture back outside to take in the massive church from St. Peter's Square. Hear stories about the history of the Catholic Church and the lives of the popes, many of whom had a huge, long-lasting impact on both the political and artistic history of Italy. Learn how papal history has influenced religious and European history over the centuries.
    Take advantage of the small-group nature of the tour to ask questions of your guide at any point along the way.
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    Reviewed June 6, 2019 via mobile

    My family and I took the VIP tour of the Vatican and were extremely happy with our choice. Our guide, Luca, had an expert command of English and a profound understanding of the subject matter. He was able to elaborate on subtle details of the...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank Amy A
    Through Eternit... T, Owner at Through Eternity Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2019

    Dear Amy A, Thanks for taking our group ViP Vatican tour which is a tour that is close to my heart. No one else in Rome really offers a 5 hour experience going to the Vatican City and with the ability to see that Paint...More

    Reviewed June 6, 2019

    We benefitted from our guides knowledge and direction in this very crowded museum. She was knowledgeable and adept at moving us around the crowds. As a comfort, she even knew when to recommend bathroom breaks!More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank Experience751847
    Through Eternit... T, Office Staff at Through Eternity Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 6, 2019

    Ciao Experience751847, It's always great to hear that clients enjoy their time with us. Taking a tour with one of our certified guides is an guaranteed experience that will allow you to take home a deeper appreciation for what sites are being visited. Our guides...More

    Reviewed March 31, 2019

    We were so grateful to have Art Historian Guia Grandi as our guide. She really helped us navigate the multiple layers of fantastic art and history as we would have been overwhelmed otherwise. We highly recommend her for anyone wanting to take the private tour....More

    Date of experience: March 2019
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    Through Eternit... T, Manager at Through Eternity Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 3, 2019

    We are truly grateful to you for your recommendation to fellow travellers to book with us! Guia is a gracious and gloriously amazing guide and she loves nothing more than sharing her vast knowledge with her guests. It's quite incredible what stories lie behind the...More

    Reviewed October 23, 2018

    My husband and I took this tour with Guilia from Through Eternity. She is an art historian and gave us the highlights of all of the art in the Vatican museum. She was knowledgeable, helpful and delightful. The Vatican is CRAZY in terms of numbers...More

    Date of experience: October 2018
    Thank Holly S
    ThroughEternityTours, Assistant Manager at Through Eternity Tours, responded to this reviewResponded May 1, 2019

    Hi Holly, Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience with us and Guia! I am glad you enjoyed her passion for the arts. I actually had the opportunity to follow a tour with her myself, so I understand exactly the level...More

    Reviewed October 17, 2018

    Robert Huber invested all his knowledge and art history background in this 5-hour tour. I've been through the Vatican museums several times, but never saw or understood as much. I particularly liked the attention paid to the Greek and Roman collections, and the fact that...More

    Date of experience: October 2018
    Thank Matisse390
    Through Eternit... T, Office Staff at Through Eternity Tours, responded to this reviewResponded May 1, 2019

    Hello Matisse390 ! Love your name I'm a fan of Expressionism/Post-Impressionism artists myself :) I would like to start by saying your sentiments are mutual ! I, like you, having already been to the Vatican, experienced a visit with Robert Huber, and took home a...More

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