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The Vatican is more than its own city, it’s a sovereign nation! Not only that but it has the oldest running government in the world dating back to 325 AD! Think about how much you could build and develop over 1700 years? That is the exact reason why there is so much to see and do inside Vatican city. From the main museums to the Vatican Gardens, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica, and climbing the dome. You could spend the whole day there no problem!
Top Vatican City Tours
The Tour Guy offers a variety Small Group and Private Tours of the Vatican museums and Sistine Chapel. Our tours are the best choice since we have many start timse, durations and group sizes to choose from. We have a special agreement with the Vatican that allows us to enter outside of opening hours and access areas most other tour operators cannot. The Vatican is best seen through the eyes of a passionate local guide. We secure the most exclusive tickets so you can have the best experience possible.
Tips For Visiting The Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter’s Basilica
We believe the best way to visit a major attraction is with an expert guide and will recommend that as much as we can. That said, if you are going to try to brave it alone, we still want you to get the most out of your visit. Below you’ll see our best and most-read advice on visiting the Vatican. This way you get the most out of your visit.
Our Best Vatican Tours to Take & Why
If you have decided to take a tour but not sure which one is right for you, don’t worry. You’re on the right path. This article compares them all and makes it easier to choose.
Tips for Visiting the Vatican
I have seen people head to the Vatican and walk in unprepared but it is rare. Most that don’t plan ahead stand in long lines, miss important attractions or don’t get in at all.
60 Things to See in the Vatican
Owner and licensed guide, Brandon Shaw, describes all the most famous artwork in the Vatican in one long itinerary with photos. Not just what you should see but also what you need to know about it.
Where to Eat Near the Vatican
Hunger is a feeling stimulated by the brain when it notices you will soon need more calories to go on. Visiting the Vatican will put your brain to work so here are some restaurants nearby – pasta time!
Ultimate Guide to the Sistine Chapel
The Sistine Chapel is a collection of frescoes that were worked on for decades by masters such as Michelangelo. They are riddled with hidden meaning and controversy.
Who Painted the Sistine Chapel
Did you know Michelangelo was not the only person to paint the Sistine Chapel? He also didn’t do it all at once.
Planning Your Trip to Europe
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Planning Ahead for Europe
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Things to do in Europe
Europe has thousands of years of developmental histories. There have been multiple empires, many kings, and prosperous societies that have brought us the attractions you see today.
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