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  • Vatican: Skip-the-Line Afternoon Tour

    1. 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: Guided 2-Day Private Tour

    2. Rome: Guided 2-Day Private Tour

    This private tour of Rome is the perfect entry point to providing you with a better understanding of the "Eternal City". Your tour will begin as you explore Circus Maximus, Capitoline Hill, Palatine Hill, Colosseum, the Pantheon, Aventine Hill, the Key Hole, Appian Way, and the Catacombs. From there you will move on to the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, St Peter’s Basilica, the Spanish Steps, and Trevi Fountain. Next on your experience you will explore People Square, Navona Square, Janiculum, Piazza Venezia and more. This tour will allow you to travel all around Rome, discovering the most beautiful attractions located in this incredible city. Consisting of a well-paced program over the course of 2 days, you will be free to travel without any stress or queues and with a professional tour guide who will accompany you to all the attractions.

  • From Civitavecchia: Golf Cart Tour of Rome

    3. From Civitavecchia: Golf Cart Tour of Rome

    After pickup from the Civitavecchia Cruise Port in a comfortable Mercedes van, you’ll head straight to Rome to meet your expert, English-speaking guide. Across your tour, amble down the 15th-century, cobblestone streets, jetting between the most popular and iconic sights of the city, and lesser-known, off-the-beaten path sections exclusively known to locals.  On the maneuverable golf cart, you’ll head to the Trevi Fountain, pausing to gaze upon its ornate marble statues. Swing by the Villa Borghese, a stunning park home to one of the best views of the historical center of Rome. Head to the Spanish Steps before traveling to 2 of Rome’s most iconic squares, Navona and Venezia, before heading to Colosseum. At this point, depending on the option chosen, you’ll either head to Vatican City to explore the center of the Catholic world, or head to the Renaissance Square to grab a bite to eat. I...

  • Rome: Colosseum & Vatican Museums Day Tour

    4. 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

4.2 / 5

based on 34 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 !

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