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Vatican Tour From A Jewish Perspective

From £198 pp

Rome

3 Hours

Small group max 6

Vatican Tour From A Jewish Perspective

From £198 pp

What You'll Do

Gain privileged access to the incredible Vatican City, through the endless hallways, the grand staircases, the incredible collections of art, but from a unique perspective not considered by many who visit.

Your guide will meet you and take you on a journey through the spectacular Vatican’s huge collection of artifacts, showing you all the highlights of the Vatican Museum, the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica through a unique lens.

It’s not an accident that the whole Sistine Chapel ceiling is covered in wonderful frescoes depicting heroes and heroines from the Hebrew Bible – the Torah – as well as Christ’s Jewish ancestors.

Despite being the hub of the Catholic faith, the Vatican is inextricably linked with a Jewish past that not many understand, or even know of, so this tour offers a unique insight to this bucket list tourist destination.

During the tour, your guide will highlight the most important treasures in the Vatican Museum and, with a special request, we can have access to the Lapidario Ebraico, which features the very first Roman Jewish tomb inscription.

We will also pass through a private entrance to visit the inside of St. Peter’s Basilica and discover the extensive Jewish symbolism present in the world’s greatest Catholic Church.

This is the perfect tour for those who want to experience the majesty and the sheer impressiveness of the Vatican, but in a way that is totally unique.

This tour operates Monday and Friday (8:45am), and Wednesday (1:45pm).

Experience
Highlights

Marvel at the incredible Sistine Chapel artwork and understand its Jewish influence

View St Peters Basilica in a new light with your informative guide

Drink in the very first Roman Jewish tomb inscription

Discover Judaic art and symbols within the vast Papal collection

Your Local Host:

Carlotta

We have over 20 years of experience guiding travellers through Italy, offering unique services to our clients. To show off the wonders of Italy, we offer specially designed guided tours with expert licensed guides. We can also arrange accommodations and transfers. Whether you are on your first or fifth visit to Italy, we are on hand to help make Read More

Reviews (1)

Robyn

Thursday 11th October, 2018

We were 2 couples travelling to Rome and we had heard about this very interesting and highly educational tour of the amount of Jewish symbolism and influence there is in the Vatican. Being of the Jewish faith we were highly interested in taking this ...

We were 2 couples travelling to Rome and we had heard about this very interesting and highly educational tour of the amount of Jewish symbolism and influence there is in the Vatican. Being of the Jewish faith we were highly interested in taking this tour and we were not disappointed. Deborah was our guide and she was very knowledgeable and pointed out each and every article and gave us the background on every one.I must also mention Sylvia in the office who was fabulous in organizing the day for us. I would highly recommend this tour for anyone interested in discovering their Jewish roots vis-à-vis the Catholic Church.

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Location Information

Meeting point: In front of Caffe Vaticano (Viale Vaticano, 100).

  • English speaking local guide
  • Entry to the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica
  • Vatican skip the line entrance tickets are included

FAQs

Please note that shoulders and knees must be covered for the duration of the tour.