The Vatican is undoubtedly a unique place on Earth and a must-see for anyone touring the Eternal City. Within its borders you will find some of the most famous masterpieces including the Sistine Chapel which houses the stunning frescoes of Michelangelo. On our complete Vatican tours you will admire what is considered one of the most marvellous collections of historical art and architecture in the world. By choosing one of our guided Vatican tours including Vatican Skip the Line Tickets you will avoid lines that often stretch for hours. Accompanied by our knowledgeable Rome guides, experts on art and history, you will admire the world’s largest art collection, once intended exclusively for the Pope. Discover the Vatican Museums - an enormous complex of galleries holding some of Italy’s most important masterpieces, from paintings and sculptures to tapestries and classical antiquities. Learn all about the special ralationship that existed between Pope Julius II and Michelangelo and how that drove the artist to creating the most famous frescoes. On our Rome Vatican tours explore St Peter’s Basilica hosting Pieta – the only piece Michelangelo ever signed and a perfect example of the Renaissance ideals. Learn about the rivalry that existed between St Peter’s Basilica designer Bramante and Michelangelo. Spend time looking upwards to admire the beauty of Raphael Rooms – a magnificent example of Renaissance sublime creations. Whether you take our private or small group Vatican tours our friendly guides will share various anecdotes about the conclave, the Popes and their love of art that led to what we can all admire today. If you are curious how the Barberini family contributed to what we can see today inside St Peter’s Basilica and what story lies behind the famous saying "What the barbarians didn't do, the Barberini did!" our Vatican tours will provide the answer.