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  • Happy Hour in the Vatican Museums

    1. Happy Hour in the Vatican Museums

    Experience a cultural adventure and discover the Vatican in another light. Start with a lovely Italian-style aperitif in the Pinecone courtyard before diving into the best of the Vatican with your guide.  From the courtyard you'll cross some of the 54 museum galleries, stopping by the gallery of tapestries, where you can admire unique needlework. See how the overall understanding of the world has changed throughout the centuries in the Gallery of Maps. Fall in love with Raphael's delicate hand and gaze in awe at his frescoes which decorate the papal apartments. Last but not least, enjoy the Sistine Chapel without the daytime heat and huge crowds. Give yourself the time to experience the star of the Vatican museums and explore the detailed frescoes that decorate the walls and ceiling of the chapel. Learn all about how Michelangelo painted the Last Judgment. He even incorporated a self p...

  • Vatican: Skip-the-Line Afternoon Tour

    2. 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.

  • Rome: Colosseum & Vatican Museums Day Tour

    3. Rome: Colosseum & Vatican Museums Day Tour

    Skip the ticket line to the 2000-year-old Roman Colosseum. Once inside, your expert guide will tell you about the Flavian Amphitheater's history in dramatic detail. Walk out onto the Arena Floor and stand where gladiators once fought wild animals. Look up to the stands and imagine what it must’ve felt like to see 60,000 spectators cheering for you. Visit the first and second tiers, before moving onto the Roman Forum which once served as the political and commercial hub of the powerful Roman Empire. Take a quick walk through the ruins of this once thriving district of Rome. Continue your tour by strolling through the most awe-inspiring piazzas and fountains in the city including the Piazza Navona, Pantheon, and the iconic Trevi Fountain. Experience Rome off-the-beaten-path under the wing of a local guide. After breaking for lunch, climb aboard your private, luxury transportation and dri...

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What people are saying about Vatican Museums

Overall rating

3.8 / 5

based on 4 reviews

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.

Exceptional Tour!

I booked this because I wanted to see the Pope's vintage/antique car and carriage collection and it did not disappoint! Our guide, Chiara, was exceptional. I felt so fortunate to have her as my guide as I would have been lost in the Museums without her. Her insight made the tour for me. Thank you, Chiara!

Great fun. The tour was awesome

It was such a great tour. I learned so much And skip the line without pb. And everything went smoothly. Everything : the booking, the customer service, the representativ paolo and the guide (i don t remember the name sorry :( ) were so nice. Thanks, I recommend !

Guided tour in the evening with few people in the museum. The aperitivo in the garden was very copied. A big thank you to our guide Martina, for her smile, her kindness and above all for everything she taught us.

Very informative , covered more than you would see without a guide..loved it