1 hour
Virtual tour
Art and Culture
Sistine Chapel
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Why take this online tour?

Learn why nature is a key theme in Guadi’s work, art and architecture. Wander into the heart of the Sistine Chapel and learn what was going on in the mind of famed Italian sculptor and painter Michelangelo. In this live online tour, let our expert guides bring to life the purpose, meaning, and conceptions of the most famed chapel in the world, as well as the fascinating rites, myths and rituals surrounding the election of the Pope, including captivating details of the most recent elections.

  • Join a recognized expert guide who will share stories of the Sistine Chapel, its world-famous masterpieces, and the main artists who adorned its interior.
  • Talking about artists, learn about the most famous one that worked in the Sistine Chapel: learn the secrets to Michelangelo’s artistry, his reluctance to complete the work, and his dedication to the Catholic Church.
  • Pope elections are a delicate and often long process. Listen as the guide reveals the Conclave’s rites and rituals to electing a new Pope.
  • Join this tour with others from around the world and ask the experts all the questions you never had answers for.
  • What better than enjoying this experience from the comfort of your own home.
Step into one of the Vatican’s greatest treasures

If you listen closely, and let your imagination take over, the year is 1508 and an Italian sculptor by the name of Michelangelo has just been commissioned to honor Pope Julius II with a fresco. Imagine his footsteps across a cold mosaic floor of a man often cited as the greatest artist of all time can still be heard by the millions of people each year who visit his greatest masterpiece - the Sistine Chapel. Travel via this online tour into the secrets of the mind of a Master artist and the rites, rituals, and religious orders that take place beneath his greatest work.

On this live tour from home, our expert Vatican tour guide will thoroughly explain the foundations for the building of the Sistine Chapel, the works of arts surrounding the walls which lead up to the high altar and its incomparable ceiling - Michelangelo’s contribution. The artist executed themes of Christian cosmology and tirelessly worked for years to station the divine lineage of the Popes.

During this one hour online Sistine Chapel tour, our expert guide will share the secrets and stories of their life working within the Vatican Museums - including all the secrets they have come to learn in their studies and share often overlooked articles of interest about the Sistine Chapel.

The conclave is a fascinating topic. Hear the details of how a new Pope is elected and what the role the Sistine Chapel plays in this convocation, including the rituals that are executed as the Cardinals are sequestered within the Sistine Chapel’s walls until a new leader has been divinely appointed.

With any online tour, you'll also receive a $10 gift voucher which you can use to book any Secret Food Tour, valid for 2 years!

All times specified are in Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

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Frequently asked Questions
I just booked a Virtual Tour, how does it work?

As soon as you book your tour, we’ll email you all the details including the date and time for your virtual experience. All tours are conducted using Zoom. The email will include a direct link to join the live experience at the speculated time and date.

Do I need a camera?

Even though your camera doesn’t need to be on during the tour, our guides appreciate interacting with participants so feel free to switch it on and talk to our guides.

What if I'm runnig late?

Please note you can join the tour at any point in time. If you are running late, you can join when you can but please note these tours are non-refundable.

Is it a video or a live tour?

All of the experiences are live and the guides will not be able to pause the tours if you need to leave for a few minutes

Please utilize the “Chat” section of your Zoom dashboard to ask the Coordinator a question and at the time-frame for Q&A with the Guide, the Coordinator will select questions sent in by guests to ask our Guide. 

Can I share the link of the virtual tour?

You are unable to share your link past the number of passengers you have booked for. If you purchase multiple passengers for one tour you will be able to share your link with them by forwarding the booking confirmation email.

What is the refund and cancellation policy?

All of the tours are non-refundable. You may reschedule your tour provided you offer a 96 hours’ notice.

If the cancellation is our own fault, you will be offered to reschedule your tour, or a voucher for equal credit or alternative a refund.

How do I join the tours?

All tours are conducted using Zoom. The email will include a direct link to join the live experience at the speculated time and date.

Before joining the tour, you will need to have installed Zoom on the device you will be using. To check your requirements you can go directly to this website.

What happens after the Tour?

If you joined a cooking lesson or any other experiences that may involve the preparation of food or drinks, you will receive an email with all the recipes discussed during your tour. You will also receive a link that links to our Trip Advisor page so you can review the experience.

Cooking Classes

For the Italian Cooking Classes, you will receive a PDF with recipes for the classes. Please note that the pasta and sauce selections will vary depending on ingredients available to our Chefs with unpredictable grocery availability during this time.

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