If you’re like many, a trip to Rome is on your bucket list (something you want to do before you pass away). Some people take lavish trips throughout their adult years, but you may never have visited Rome or haven’t had time to experience Vatican tours. Regardless of why you haven’t been there before, it might be time to look into a tour, as they can be a cost-effective way to experience the sights that you want to see without being confused. Many people prefer going on a tour because all the important things are highlighted so that you don’t miss anything.
Vatican tours can be found from a variety of companies, but you probably want to consider those that offer small groups or semi-private groups. A private tour is also available and is just a one-on-one tour with your guide and yourself. The small/semi-private groups only have up to 25 people in them, which means you can still experience everything the area has to offer without feeling rushed. You can usually find two tour options, including the early-bird tour and the skip-the-lines version.
At Real Rome Tours, they offer both the skip-the-line and early-bird options. With the skip-the-line tour, you see the Vatican museums, St. Peter’s Basilica and the Sistine Chapel. There, you can see the Vatican garden and the Cortile della Pigna, as well as the many museum galleries, such as the Gallery of Maps or the Rotunda. The early-bird tour allows you to experience the area before the doors are open to the public. Therefore, you don’t have to deal with the crowds and risk not getting to see something you desire. Vatican tours are the perfect way to experience the Sistine Chapel and the Vatican Museums, as well as many other essential areas.