When booking, select the option for hotel pickup, or meet your guide at the tour office in central Rome.
Arrive at the Vatican Museums to skip the often very long entry lines, breeze past the crowds waiting for tickets, and proceed directly inside. Follow your guide to see the facility's highlights, spread over almost 2,000 rooms.
In the Sistine Chapel, take in Michelangelo's famous fresco on the ceiling and the painting of the Last Judgment on the alter wall. Continue through the museum to see masterworks such as the Lacoon Group and the Apollo Belvedere, as well as the Maps Galleries and the Tapestries Gallery.
Enter St. Peter's Basilica to see the Baldachin Altar by Bernini and Michelangelo's La Pietà. End your 3-hour tour in St. Peter's Square to view and learn about Bernini's double Colonnade.