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Virtual Reality Tour Vatican 2024

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About the Virtual Reality Tour Vatican

Explore the Vatican’s history from a new perspective on our Virtual Reality Tour Vatican! Equip your VR headset, and discover the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica through a 3D reconstruction. You’ll even meet Michelangelo, who will guide you through the Sistine Chapel. Your ticket also includes a self-guided visit to the Vatican Museums.

SEE THE HISTORY OF CHRISTIANITY

The VR headset will show you Christianity’s most pivotal sites. For example, the Circo Neronis, which was used for Christian executions.

MEET MICHELANGELO - YOUR GUIDE TO THE SISTINE CHAPEL

The renowned artist Michelangelo will greet you at the Sistine Chapel entrance. He’ll show you his two masterpieces: Genesis and The Last Judgment. Genesis is the nine-fresco centerpiece of the Sistine Chapel’s ceiling, while The Last Judgment is a huge painting showing the Second Coming of Christ.

WITNESS THE WORLD’S CREATION

You’ll see breathtaking scenes from the Christian tradition, starting with the separation of light and darkness. Next, witness the stars and planets come to life, followed by the creation of Adam and Eve and their banishment from Eden. Virtual reality makes the Bible’s history come alive with incredible visuals.

EXPLORE THE VATICAN MUSEUMS AT YOUR OWN PACE

Once you finish your virtual reality tour, visit the Vatican Museums with a self-guided tour. Stay as long as you like, and marvel at the museum’s extensive art collection. Sculptures, paintings, tapestries…the museum has every type of artwork imaginable.

MANY OTHER BENEFITS

This tour also includes many other benefits, such as a 'reserve now and pay later' option, a free cancellation policy, and an instructor who will assist you during your experience.

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The most beautiful visuals I’ve ever seen!

I never thought I’d see these legendary scenes - especially not with virtual reality! We literally saw the separation of light and darkness, the stars and planets being created…just thinking about it is crazy! The visuals are so vibrant and colorful, and you really feel hypnotized in all the activity around you, making for a special experience unlike any other.

Elissa

Such a unique experience

This is the most interesting tour I’ve been on. I’d never tried virtual reality before, so I was unsure how it worked, but our instructor Maria explained everything very clearly. She was right by us the entire time, which was super helpful. I also appreciated the skip-the-line tickets because we didn’t have to wait in line at all and started the tour quickly.

Sam

DESCRIPTION

Virtual Reality Tour Vatican

Begin your Virtual Reality Tour Vatican at Viale Vaticano, where you’ll meet our staff members - you’ll recognize them by their black flag and golden “Ancient & Recent” logo. They’ll lead you to the starting point and give you the VR headsets. Get ready to see history!

DISCOVER CHRISTIAN HISTORY IN AN ENGAGING WAY

Walk along the Circo Neronis - where Emperor Nero executed countless innocent Christians, blaming them for the Great Fire of Rome. After that, visit the Basilica of Constantine, a building that was built so Christians could safely practice their religion inside. You'll also meet Michelangelo in the Sistine Chapel, who will guide you through his famous frescoes: Genesis and The Last Judgment. Genesis shows the beginning of the Christian tradition, while The Last Judgment shows the end.

WITNESS TALES FROM THE BIBLE

Virtual reality will take you on a journey that’s literally out of this world. See the beginning of the universe, and watch God separate light from darkness. Next, he’ll create the stars and planets, before finally making Adam and Eve. The stunning visuals continue as you descend into Hell, where skeletons begin crawling from the Earth. Listen to the sound of trumpets as Christ judges the living and the dead during The Last Judgment.

FINISH THE TOUR WITH A VISIT TO THE VATICAN MUSEUMS

Complete your tour as our staff leads you into the Vatican Museums. Now that the virtual reality part of the tour is finished, you’re free to explore the art collection at your own pace. You can stay for however long you like inside the Vatican Museums, so take the opportunity to see countless priceless artworks. Highlights include the four Raphael Rooms, showcasing the artist Raphael’s beautiful and elaborate frescos.

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FREE CANCELLATION UP TO 24H IN ADVANCE!

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Receive a complete refund if you cancel your booking 24 hours before the selected date!

Vatican Virtual Reality Tour

When did the first Virtual Tour happen in the Vatican?

In 2021. During the Coronavirus pandemic, the Vatican Museums were of course closed. However, the Sistine Chapel reopened for the public in 2021 - virtually. Visitors could log in online to see 360° panoramic projections of the legendary chapel.

The new virtual tour came about as a collaborative project between Villanova University’s Computer Science students, who traveled to Rome as interns.

Good to know before you go

  • It is advisable to arrive at the meeting point at least 15 minutes before the start of the activity.
  • Please ensure you have your voucher to show to the staff (including electronic).
  • Wearing comfortable shoes would be best, so you can enjoy a Vatican Virtual Reality Tour to the fullest.
  • You will be required to show a photo ID, either a passport or identity card. This also applies to children.
  • The Virtual Reality Tour Vatican is wheelchair accessible.
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Meeting point

The meeting point is at the address: Viale Vaticano, 00136 Roma RM, Italy. Here you will meet the staff with a black flag and golden "Ancient & Recent" logo.

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FAQ - Virtual Reality Tour Vatican

Can I cancel this Vatican Virtual Reality Tour?

Yes! We’re very flexible. If there is a change of your plans, simply cancel your tour up to 24 hours in advance, and you’ll receive a full refund.

Is Virtual Reality Tour Vatican wheelchair accessible?

Of course! The tour is open to all visitors, including those with a wheelchair.

What is the dress code for the Vatican Virtual Reality Tour?

Keep in mind that this tour includes visits to the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel, so it is important to dress appropriately. That means knees and shoulders must be covered, and hats are not allowed.

What are other must-do tours while in the Vatican?

Besides going on the Vatican Virtual Reality Tour, we highly recommend booking the Vatican Night Tour to experience the peaceful beauty of St. Peter's Square at night. Also, by booking the Vatican Night Tour, you will be able to avoid the daytime crowds and long lines at the Vatican Museums. For those who wish to explore famous attractions in Rome, such as the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill, we recommend booking the Roma Pass.

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