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Rome: Vatican Virtual Reality Experience

Activity provider: Ancient and Recent

Rome: Vatican Virtual Reality Experience

Activity provider: Ancient and Recent

From US$ 48.38 per person

Enjoy a virtual 3D experience in Rome and see the reconstructions of St. Peter's Basilica and the Sistine Chapel. Listen to the audio guide and see the iconic Michelangelo and Last Judgment.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Italian, English
Audio guide included
English, Italian
Wheelchair accessible


  • Hear the history of St. Peter's Basilica and the Neronis Circus
  • Follow Michelangelo to discover the vault of the Sistine Chapel and its frescoes
  • Meet Charon and the Saints called before Christ in the Last Judgment
Full description
Have you ever participated in a Virtual Reality? There is always the first time. This then is unprecedented. Wear a latest generation VR viewer and, step by step, become a witness of how, over the years, St. Peter's Basilica has taken shape. First the Neronis Circus, then the Paleochristian Basilica of Constantine. You can virtually enter it to observe every little detail. From the precious marbles, to the fountains, from the frescoes, to the architectural structures. But this is only the beginning. Put the viewer back on and meet Michelangelo. Hear him tell his story and let him guide you inside his masterpiece: Genesis. He looks at how God created heaven and earth; how he gave life to animals and plants; as with a touch he created the sun and the moon. And again he walks through the Garden of Eden and becomes a witness of the Creation of Adam and Eve until he sees them eat the forbidden fruit that led them to the Expulsion from Paradise. Follow them to the gate of hell and go through it. Look around. Skeletal bodies rise from the earth; the blessed ascend to heaven supported by angels; here from the bottom arrive the Angels of the Apocalypse who, sounding the trumpets, announce that the judgment has begun; the damned are kept at bay by Charon, in their attempt to ascend to heaven; and then one by one the Saints are called before Christ. The Last Judgment has begun.
  • Assistent VR in English and Italian
  • VR headsets
  • RC insurance
  • Integrate Audio-guide (Italian, English)
  • Eye cover mask
  • Hand sanitizing gel
  • Vatican Museum Ticket
  • Saint Peter’s Dome
  • Saint Peter’s Basilica Ticket
  • Guided Tour
  • Tour guide
  • Transport to/from the l’hotel
  • Tips
  • Food & Drinks
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meet your host at the Viale Vaticano to begin your virtual audio tour. Your host will be holding a black flag and golden Ancient & Recent logo on it.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Passport or ID card for children

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • You must be at the meeting point at least 15 minutes before the tour start time. Customers who arrive late at the meeting point can NO longer participate in the tour, therefore they are not entitled to any kind of right or refund.
  • Please show the voucher to the staff (also in electronic format)
  • Tour not available on January 1st, May 1st, December 25th
  • Online bookings must be made at least 24 hours in advance, last minute bookings are accepted by phone or e-mail.
  • Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult and bring a valid ID card
  • Comfortable shoes are recommended
  • It is forbidden to carry bulky and heavy luggage.
  • For assistance with meeting points or other urgent problems, call +39 3313586107
  • In case of rain, all of our tours run regularly

Product ID: 412343