Vatican & Sistine Chapel Virtual Tour with Licensed Guide

Virtually tour the Vatican with our Expert Guides.

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Are you bored sitting at home all day? Would you rather be immersed in culture and jaw dropping visual art instead of listening to 24 hour news about viruses? Do you want our best Vatican guides to take you on an immersive, virtual tour of the Sistine Chapel, Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica? Join this guided online experience for an interactive tour of the Vatican and live Q&A with your guide after the immersive tour.

Tour Details
  • No lines, no crowds, all knowledge
  • Sistine Chapel
  • Vatican Museums
  • Gallery of the Tapestries
  • Gallery of the Maps
  • Raphael Rooms
  • Borgia Apartments
  • St. Peter's Basilica

All Start times are in Eastern Standard Time (EST). You can use this timezone converter tool to verify what the start time is in your city. Change the city on the right to "New York" and insert the time you are considering. The tool will compute what time that is in your location.

Do you want to experience the wonder of the Sistine Chapel from your favorite recliner with our best Vatican guides? Have you been consumed by wanderlust or planning a trip to Italy? Would you like to spend an hour with a licensed Vatican guide learning the ins and outs of the Church, art and history? Join this amazing online experience with The Tour Guy that includes: 

- An expert licensed Vatican Guide fluent in English

- A 1 hour online experience touring the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica

- A live Q&A session to answer any questions regarding the content and visiting the Vatican

Please consider purchasing a guest spot on the tour, for each additional person watching, as a tip for your guide. All of the proceeds will go directly to the guide and they will surely appreciate the support!

The Vatican Museums 

Arguably the most valuable art in the world, every gallery at the Vatican is unique in theme, style, and motive. Personally commissioned by venerable Popes for power and influence, each gallery tells its own story. From the lavish and elaborate Borgia Apartments which were created as the personal chambers for Pope Alexander VI of the Borgias (yes those Borgias) to the Gallery of Maps, your expert guide will lead you on an intimate tour and share the poetic controversy that goes well beyond the art history textbook. Though we are now spoiled by Google Maps, the giant detailed cartography of each Italian region drawn by Ignazio Danti is jaw-dropping in both its accuracy and aesthetics. Your guide will describe these works along with poetic controversy and history that goes well beyond the art history textbook. 

Sistine Chapel

The masterpiece of all masterpieces. Michelangelo’s great ceiling is a work unparalleled by any other in the world. Your guide will show you the Chapel in detail, describe Michelangelo’s technique, decisions and the enthralling background that led to the painting of the room that thousands venture to everyday. Your guide will also illustrate how the Sistine Chapel looked prior to the painstaking 10 year long restoration that was completed in 1994 which brought the Chapel back to life. Learn about not only Michelangelo’s ceiling, but the other great frescos by famous Renaissance artists like Sandro Botticelli, that line the walls. This opportunity to learn about the Chapel in detail should be a wonderful experience for both those who have never visited the Vatican and those who have been many times. 

Saint Peter’s Basilica

The final stop on this virtual journey is the largest church in the world, St. Peter’s Basilica. Built atop the tomb where it is believed St. Peter himself is buried, Bernini built the Baldacchino, his giant canopy, to protect the first Bishop of Rome. Your guide will take you through the epic church to see not only the Baldacchino, but also Michelangelo’s Pieta, because how can you visit the Vatican and see a single Michelangelo masterpiece? You will also explore the chapels and nave of the great Basilica that is the epicenter of the Catholic Church.

What you get with this tour
An Expert Licensed Vatican Guide
Live Q&A with your Guide
1 Hour Interactive Online Experience
All tours are listed in EST (Eastern Standard Time)
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3/31/2020
Franco Is Fabulous

I was very sad to cancel our trip to Rome in June 2020 due to Coronavirus but was thrilled when The Tour Guy offered virtual experiences. The registration process was seamless and the follow-up prior to the experience was fantastic. I have so many positive things to say about this virtual tour. Franco, our guide, is a gem. He is very well-spoken, engaging and a wealth of knowledge. He kept the tour moving at a comfortable pace while taking time to answer any questions we had. I hope he is our guide next June when we are able to travel to Rome in person! This tour is well-worn the very nominal fee. I highly recommend it.

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Kathryn Rennhack
3/29/2020
Great Virtual Tour

The technology worked great, and we really enjoyed the tour. It was quite informative. We particularly enjoyed the ability to see the photos of empty room in the Vatican Museums. The commentary for the Sistine Chapel was terrific as well. We look forward to visiting the Museums again with the Tour Guy.

3/28/2020
Vatican tour

Very much enjoyed our virtual Vatican tour. Franco was great

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where to meet?

Online, exact instructions will be sent upon booking

What to bring?

A strong internet connection and a good cup of coffee or cappuccino!

What to bring?

A strong internet connection and a good cup of coffee or cappuccino!

Where to meet?

Online, exact instructions will be sent upon booking

What are the minimum computer requirements?

All you need is access to the internet, laptop or ipad are recommended for screen size. Casting to a TV should work as well

What age group will be best suited for this experience?

We welcome those of all ages, there will be certainly be nothing beyond PG in the experience

Can my family join?

Absolutely! If you would like to huddle around the computer and watch we would love have them join! There will only be one login per booking though, therefore it cannot be accessed on multiple devices

Do I need a webcam / Microphone? Will other people be able to see me/hear me?

No, if you would like to interact you are welcome to but no one will see your camera or hear you speak unless you'd like to in the Q&A portion but that would be only audio. Your privacy is very important to us.

Do I need to download a separate program or anything?

No, we will send you the link to access the experience upon booking with all instructions

What time are the tours?

Tours will be at 10:00 am and 2:00 pm EST on the Weekend and at 12:30 pm and 4:30 pm EST Monday - Friday. All tours are listed in Eastern Standard Time

Can I cancel?

Virtual Tours are nonrefundable, but are transferable with 1 hour advance notice

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