Meet your guide directly across from the Vatican Museums, where your small group will breeze past crowds with skip-the-line admission tickets and enter directly into the galleries.
The tour is limited to six people, so you’ll have no trouble maneuvering the stunning collections. Move at your own pace through the Raphael Rooms, ornate papal apartments lined with Renaissance frescos, and the Gallery of Maps, where you’ll find 16th-century plans of Italy.
Feel free to ask as many questions as you’d like before entering into the Sistine Chapel, where the group will have time to observe Michelangelo’s world-famous ceiling masterpiece on their own.
Most tours end there, but you’ll continue on to St. Peter’s Basilica, where you’ll access your own VIP entranceway. Finish the tour in Italy’s largest and most lavishly built church, home to phenomenal Renaissance artworks like Michelangelo’s Pietà, carved from a single block of Carrara marble.