Step behind the scenes on an exclusive private tour of the Vatican and discover areas usually closed to the public.

Stroll through the tranquil, pristine gardens where Popes have meditated through the centuries. Marvel at Michelangelo’s breath-taking frescoes in the Sistine Chapel and wander around St Peter’s Square, where your Guide will take you for an exterior visit of St. Peter's Basilica, which is by far the largest church in the world.

With free time to spend however you like, you could explore St Peter’s Square or settle in at a cosy café for lunch. Before leaving the Eternal City, a panoramic drive will reveal many more of Rome’s most magical monuments. Admire the sprawling Circus Maximus chariot racing stadium, the Caracalla Baths and the towering Colosseum.

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