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  • Rome: Small-Group Early Bird Vatican Tour

    1. Rome: Small-Group Early Bird Vatican Tour

    Enjoy a 2.5-hour early morning tour of Vatican City before the crowds arrive. Your English-speaking guide will take you to the Vatican Museums, to see the Pinecone and Octagonal courtyards before you visit the Room of the Muses, the Round Room, and the Greek Cross Room, the site of the 2 sarcophagi of the Constantine family. Take a walk through the galleries of the Candelabra and the Tapestries, and the private gallery of Pope Gregory XIII, to admire the collection of Italian cartography. Head to the Sistine Chapel and hear about what Michelangelo endured while working on the scaffolding for seemingly endless hours in the Sistine Chapel. It is in this Chapel that all eligible cardinals meet to elect new popes. Take a walk across St. Peter’s Piazza, where many exciting moments in history have taken place and admire views of St. Peter’s Basilica. Inside the Basilica, your guide will po...

    The tour was easy to find, easy to get through and the guide was great! We enjoyed the ability to roam around a bit while still listening to the live tour. The size of our group was prefect and the items covered in the tour were wonderful. Value was spot on as well.

  • Rome: Early-Entry Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Tour

    2. Rome: Early-Entry Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Tour

    Benefit from early access to the Vatican Museums before the standard morning opening time. Enjoy 1.5-hours to explore the highlights of the museums with your guide, away from the large crowds. Discover fascinating collections of art housed throughout the various galleries and rooms of this ancient building.  Next, visit the magnificent Sistine Chapel and see Michelangelo's famous frescoes which adorn its ceiling. Learn about the history of the building and its amazing artwork with your guide. Finish the tour at St. Peter's Basilica, a major site of pilgrimage for Christians worldwide. Here, you can explore the building at your own leisure.

  • Rome: 1-day Tour With Luxury Car, Guide, Tickets, and Lunch

    3. Rome: 1-day Tour With Luxury Car, Guide, Tickets, and Lunch

    Discover the best of Rome on a private full-day tour. Get picked up at your doorstep and head to the legendary Colosseum, where your guide will be waiting for you. See the Roman Forum and the Palatine, as your guide brings 3,000 years of Roman history to life. Continue your tour and drive to some of the most beautiful sights in Rome including the Pantheon, Piazza Navona, the Spanish Steps and Trevi Fountain. After enjoying lunch at a traditional restaurant, your driver will pick you up and take you to the Vatican City. Avoid the lines and see masterpieces by Giotto, Bernini, Caravaggio, Raphael, Botticelli and more. Wander through the Sistine Chapel where you will marvel at Michelangelo’s extraordinary fresco, the Last Judgement. Finally, visit St. Peter’s Basilica, famous for its Renaissance architecture and for being the largest church in the world, before being dropped off back at y...

  • Rome: Vatican Private Tour with Choice of Language

    4. Rome: Vatican Private Tour with Choice of Language

    Enjoy priority access and a guided tour in your choice of language. Start your private tour of the world's smallest state with a quick security check. Then, it's time to delve into the Vatican's outstanding museums. Your tour guide will focus on art, Christianity and its history. Get the inside track on statues, frescoes, and the other art works that adorn the Vatican. Be awed by a visit to the Sistine Chapel, including the famous frescoes painted by Michelangelo. Your guide will tell you the story behind these incredible works, and give you some time to linger and reflect in the chapel itself. Explore St. Peter's Basilica on your final stop. See the La Pietà statue and visit the popes' tombs of the Grottae Vaticane.

  • Vatican: Skip-the-Line Afternoon Tour

    5. Vatican: Skip-the-Line Afternoon Tour

    On this 3.5-hour afternoon tour you’ll skip the lines and enter the Vatican Museums directly to discover the wonders and the stories hidden inside. Visit the Pavilion of the Carriages, the Pinecone Courtyard, the Hall of the Maps, the Gallery of Tapestries, the Pinacoteca, the Round Room, Belvedere Courtyard, Room of the Muses and Candelabra Gallery. Your guide will provide information about the Sistine Chapel before entering, as it is forbidden to talk once inside. Marvel at the beauty of Michelangelo's most important masterwork without the crowds, as you’ll be visiting at the end of the day. From the Sistine Chapel, you’ll enter St. Peter's Basilica directly, avoiding the security lines. Inside you will have a full tour with your guide. Please note that the Basilica is subject to closure, sometimes without notice. If this happens, you will be provided with an extended tour inside th...

    Firstly, booking changed by an out of the blue phone call while in Rome which ended up costing ''me'' approx $25 for just recieving it. i was offered a different tour at different time, and was even asked if i could change my morning boooking i had booked to fit in with their sheduled tour which i couldn't, and was then offered a partial refund! we ended up agreeing to a lesser tour in the afternoon just so we didnt miss out of seeing the Sistine Chapel and St Peters Basillica. This tour was booked as we wanted to see the pope mobile collection and appreciated our guide allowing us to separate from group for a quick 5 min visit while we were close by looking at something else. The Meeting point was set up and towards to the back end of the Basillica building, and using the Maps app it was easy to find. we were split into two large groups, we went with a wonderful guide who was very informative, sorry don't remember his name. it was a long 3 hour tour but we thouroughly enjoyed it.

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Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 13 reviews

We really enjoyed the guided tour of the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel. What was very informative and we were very enthusiastic. Our guide told us very detailed and interesting about it, without him we would not have learned a lot and also overlooked a lot. Even my 15 year old daughter loved the tour. We would also like to thank you very much that the tour was only carried out for the two of us, despite the fact that we booked a group tour. Unfortunately due to Covid 19 there are still relatively few tourists in Rome.

Martina our guide was perfect throughout the visit! She paced the visit very well, knows absolutely every nook and cranny of the Vatican. She speaks French very well, listens, answers questions and is always trying to find out if you are doing well. We did not see the 2 hours of visit with her and absolutely recommend her!

The tour was great. We had booked a tour guide for up to 10 people. Had the tour to ourselves all alone. Lots of interesting knowledge. The guide tried very hard and knew exactly what interests us and how he will respond to us with real humor. Gladly again. Was great.

The tour was easy to find, easy to get through and the guide was great! We enjoyed the ability to roam around a bit while still listening to the live tour. The size of our group was prefect and the items covered in the tour were wonderful. Value was spot on as well.

We had a very nice trip in a quiet Vatican. Our guide was very funny and well informed. Definitely a suggestion if you want to have the best experience at the Vatican!