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This is a walking tour and involves occasional walking up&down the stairs.
With a visual aid in hand, be among the first people to walk into the spectacular Sistine Chapel and admire the masterpiece of Michelangelo, leaving the crowds waiting in line outside.
Learn about Michelangelo and the incredible fresco paintings on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.
Marvel at one of the largest and most impressive art collections in the world as you visit our favorite collections.
Originally an open "loggia", this gallery was walled and closed some 200 years ago. The statues and candelabras on display here date as far back as the 3rd century B.C.
Some of the masterpieces in this gallery were designed after the cartoons drawn by Raphael. Look out for a tapestry that includes a spectacular optical illusion.
This is a true highlight of the Vatican Museums. On display here are incredible frescoes of maps.
Decorated for Pope Julius II by the hand of Raphael, your next stop on your Vatican group tour is to the apartments adorned in Raphael’s priceless frescos, including his glorious "School of Athens”.
Visit the rooms that once served as the apartments of Pope Alexander VI. With all the scandal around this pope and his family, you'll wish these walls could talk.
The most important church in all of Christendom, the home of the papacy and one of the most remarkable buildings ever built. There’s no better place to wrap up your Vatican tour.
One of the hidden treasures of St. Peter's is a statue celebrated today as one of the greatest ever made and also the only work of art ever signed by Michelangelo.
One of Gian Lorenzo Bernini's most celebrated works sits in the center of the Basilica. Marvel at the gorgeous dome - directly below it is St. Peter's tomb.
If you take this tour on a Wednesday, instead of St Peter's Basilica, get up close to some of the world's most iconic statues in the world, including Laocoön and His Sons.
How big would you build your bathtub if you ruled the world, or the Roman Empire? On Wednesdays, witness just how far emperor Nero went to bathe in ultimate luxury.
This marble torso is more than it seems. Our guide will explain just how significant this broken statue is and why you can thank it for inspiring some of Michelangelo's most famous works of art.
If you're up to it, access some amazing views of Rome from St. Peter's Dome. The climb is worth it.
Enter a Full Hour Before General Opening
Visit the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica
Passionate English-Speaking Local Guide
Q: Does this tour always include St. Peter's Basilica?
A: St. Peter's Basilica is closed on Wednesday mornings due to the papal audience. We still run the tour bc it might be your only day in Rome! Instead, we visit some of the most iconic statues in the world and Emperor Nero's enormous marble bathtub.
Q: If I book as a student do I need to bring anything?
A: Please bring your student ID and have it the ready the morning of the tour.
Q: Does the tour go inside at 7:30 am without waiting in any lines?
A: As an accredited tour operator we do not have to wait in the ticket line, but we still have to wait in a security line. For this reason, we leave the meeting point as early as possible and get in the security line reserved for tour operators. The doors open for us at 8 am, an hour before the general public.
Q: What are the chances my tour will be canceled or the Vatican will close something .
A: We run the tour rain or shine all year round. Although it is rare, sometimes part of the Vatican City closes for special religious events. If an area normally covered on a tour is closed, our guide will still provide explanations of the closed areas from outside. Plus, we will show you an extra site or gallery to compensate.
Q: I have some doubts about my mobility. Is this tour right for me?
A: If you have any doubts about your mobility, we strongly suggest you take a private Vatican tour.
In front of Caffé Vaticano – on Viale Vaticano, 100. This is across the street from the Vatican Museum Entrance. Your guide will be there holding a sign that says “The Roman Guy.”
Where to Meet
What to Bring
Student (18-25 w/ I.D.)
Child (5 & under)
The Roman Guy offers a full refund on Group Tour cancellations made more than 72 hours prior to your tour taking place. Cancellations made within 72 hours of your tour taking place cannot be refunded but we will do our best to accommodate you on another tour or date, pending availability.
The Roman Guy offers a full refund on Private Tour cancellations made more than 7 days prior to your tour taking place. Cancellations made within 7 days of your tour taking place cannot be refunded but we will do our best to accommodate you on another tour or date, pending availability.
Be prepared to be walking or on your feet for the duration of the tour. If that makes you nervous due to a physical condition, contact us for more information or go with a private tour that will move at your pace. Thanks!
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We had a great time with our tour guide RAF. She was very informative and very passionate about the tour. We loved our group of twelve. We were in theWe had a great time with our tour guide RAF. She was very informative and very passionate about the tour. We loved our group of twelve. We were in the Sistine Chapel before the crowds. This was our second tour with the Roman Guy and we plan to do more. We also recommend them to our friends...more
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My wife and I and the friends we were travelling with booked the early morning advance entry tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. PeterMy wife and I and the friends we were travelling with booked the early morning advance entry tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica. Our guide, Allesandra, was on time and began telling us about what we would see and experience right away. Even though we were part of a small group, there were a lot of other small groups going in at the same time, so it was crowded right away, but not like it got later. Allesandra recognized that we were getting backed up and revised our tour route to let us see some of the museums and the Sistine Chapel without the other tours crowding the spaces. She was a veritable encyclopedia of knowledge and the information was fascinating. We finished in St. Peter's Basilica, beyond stunning and the size and level of detail is breathtaking.
It was a great tour, I highly recommend it and got good value for the extra euro we spent to do this small group tour...more
Stella was our guide. She was amazing. So much better than if we had tried to conquer the Vatican onlir own.
We booked with The Roman Guy after a recommendation from a friend & seeing them on travel man & we were not disappointed! We booked the early access VWe booked with The Roman Guy after a recommendation from a friend & seeing them on travel man & we were not disappointed! We booked the early access Vatican/Sistine chapel & colosseum tours. Both guides were clearly experts on their subjects, they were informative & friendly. They were the highlight of our trip
This tour is really worth every penny if you want to see the Sistine Chapel without the huge crowds of people later in the day. You get to be the firsThis tour is really worth every penny if you want to see the Sistine Chapel without the huge crowds of people later in the day. You get to be the first group in. After seeing the Sistine Chapel then you can enjoy the beautiful art in the Vatican Museum and St. Peter's Basilica. Our guide was Sabrina and she did a great job. Her English was perfect and she was incredibly informative. Guided us expertly through all the crowds. The length of the tour was just right and then you had as much time on your own to explore the Vatican and St. Peter's. We climbed all the steps to the top of the cupola. Incredible views. What a wonderful experience. Is a must do if you are in Rome!..more