Meet your guide in Vatican City, near the entrance of the Vatican Museums. Then, with your skip-the-line ticket, head past the main entrance lines and walk straight inside the museum complex.
Here, you’ll discover incredible examples of Roman art from the medieval, baroque, and Renaissance periods. Discover ancient sculptures, mosaics, and artifacts as you wander the museum halls, and listen to your guide explain thousands of years of Roman history.
One highlight of the museum is Raphael’s Rooms, a site decorated with the frescoes of Raphael and his students. Together with Michelangelo’s frescoes in the Sistine Chapel, the artwork marks the High Renaissance period in Rome.
As you head toward the Sistine Chapel, listen to your guide explain the life and works of Michelangelo, and learn about the chapel’s patron saint: Pope Julius II. Then, step inside to see two of the most influential pieces of Western art, the Creation of Adam and The Last Judgement — works of art so vast that they paint scenes of a story.
After the Sistine Chapel, continue to St. Peter’s Basilica, one of the most recognized works of Renaissance architecture. Your tour finishes here.