Of course no visit to the Vatican is ordinary, there is just so much to admire, absorb and be awed by, but there is the occasional visit that peers behind the curtain, and this new tour is just one of those.
From March the 16th, each Friday and Saturday morning, a small tour heads into the Vatican for a viewing of the Sistine Chapel that takes place before opening to the general public. Having enjoyed such a rarefied visit, you’ll then enjoy a skip-the-lines guided tour of St Peter’s, after which it’s off to the Castel sant’Angelo and a tour of what became a Papal Fortress.
Then comes the extra-special part as you’ll be guided back to the Vatican along a secret aerial passageway that offered an 800 metre-long getaway if a pope needed to make a hasty exit from the Vatican. This secret passage is rarely open, and then only to small groups, so this is truly an out-of-the-ordinary Vatican tour!