You'll want to fill it up, when you learn about our world famous Colosseum Underground Tour!
This is a walking tour and involves occasional walking up&down the stairs.
Rise and shine! Be among the first people to walk into the spectacular Sistine Chapel and admire the masterpieces of Michelangelo, leaving the crowds waiting in line outside.
Your Vatican guide will explain the secrets behind the genius and his fresco paintings in this glorious chapel that still today serves as the room where the popes get elected during the Conclave!
Marvel at one of the largest and most impressive art collections in the world as your expert guide introduces you to these works of art before they're even awake.
This gallery was originally an open "loggia" but was walled and closed some 200 years ago. The statues and candelabras you will see inside during this Vatican tour date back as far as 3rd Century B.C.
Some of the masterpieces in this gallery were designed after the cartoons drawn by Raphael! Your guide will explain the stories portrayed, and show you a tapestry with a spectacular optical illusion!
The Vatican Museums are overflowing with art, history and beauty. See it for yourself as you stroll through the magnificent Gallery of Maps, decorated in the 16th century with outstanding precision!
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”.
You'll 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 the 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 ever signed by Michelangelo!
One of Gian Lorenzo Bernini's most celebrated works is sitting in the center of the Basilica. Marvel at this Dome, indicating that directly below it is the Tomb of St Peter himself!
Before the tour ends in St Peter's Basilica, you can request that your guide leaves you in the Basilica so you can soak up every last drop.
INCLUDES ADMISSIONS TO ENTER AN HOUR BEFORE REGULAR OPENING
VISIT ST PETER'S BASILICA, SISTINE CHAPEL & VATICAN MUSEUMS
ENGLISH SPEAKING LOCAL GUIDE
*Students that book this tour for a student price MUST bring their student I.D. It is required at the start of the tour.**This tour has two start times depending on the season. Once you have selected your date, please pay attention to the start time before continuing with your booking. Always consult your voucher before your tour to make sure you arrive on time and at the right time.***As an accredited Tour Operator of the Vatican, we have access to a much shorter security line to enter the museums. You will go with your expert guide in this line at 7:30am/7:45am. At 8:00am when the museums open to Tour Operators, you will go directly inside.****IMPORTANT: Starting in December 2015, the Catholic Church will be celebrating the Jubilee Year of Mercy and during the following year there may be unexpected closings of different parts of the Vatican due to increased number of visitors. The Roman Guy will do his best to inform you on time of possible closings, but for the most part these will not be announced in advance. In the event that an area covered on the tour is closed, our guide will still provide explanations of the closed areas from outside and will show you an extra site or gallery to compensate the closed area.
Near the entrance of the Vatican Museums
Where to Meet
What to Bring
Student (18-25 w/ I.D.)
Child (6 or under)
*Price Per Person
Don’t want to test yourself with public transportation in Rome? Choose an add-on transfer! A taxi is a less-expensive option, but for a convenient and luxury door-to-door experience, add our private climate controlled transportation from your hotel located in the city center to the meeting point of the tour.
Same as above. -$73.00
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Senior (65+) [$84.00]
Youth (7-17) [$74.00]
Student (18-25 w/ I.D.) [$79.00]
Child (6 or under) [$0.00]
The Roman Guy offers a 95% refund on 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.
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I've enjoyed several tours around Rome with The Roman Guy and have always had a wonderful experience, but this morning's early entrance tour of the SiI've enjoyed several tours around Rome with The Roman Guy and have always had a wonderful experience, but this morning's early entrance tour of the Sistine Chapel, Vatican Museums, and St. Peter's Basilica was truly extraordinary thanks to the really fantastic guide Elaine, who made a beautiful place even more interesting with her knowledge and genuine passion. Thank you, Elaine and TRG; I look forward to seeing you guys again! ..more
I went on a trip with several friends (30) to Rome and we did private tours of the Vatican Museum and the Coliseum through The Roman Guy. Luca did ourI went on a trip with several friends (30) to Rome and we did private tours of the Vatican Museum and the Coliseum through The Roman Guy. Luca did our tour of the Vatican and Cistine Chapel and was a wealth of knowledge and extremely interesting. Fabi was our personal guide for the Coliseum and was extremely knowledgeable, fun, and interesting. When you pay for a tour for the Coliseum you get to go to the 3rd level and "backstage", which you cannot do with a general entry. Both guides could not have done a better job. The tours were organized, with no waiting-around time. They were extremely educated and I would choose them again for ANY site you want to see in Rome...more
I am so glad I did this tour. By the time it hit 9am, the museums started flooding with people, but luckily our guide had already taken us to see the I am so glad I did this tour. By the time it hit 9am, the museums started flooding with people, but luckily our guide had already taken us to see the Sistine Chapel so we really got the best of it! Would recommend this to anyone visiting Rome. Our guide Raffa was wonderful too!..more
There is no way I could've said I had seen all of Rome without seeing the Vatican Museums. Our tour guide was knowledgable and willing to ask all of mThere is no way I could've said I had seen all of Rome without seeing the Vatican Museums. Our tour guide was knowledgable and willing to ask all of my questions (as silly as some of them may have seemed). I can only imagine how packed the museum rooms can get so I am really glad we decided to do this tour. Would definitely recommend...more
I know I never want to wait in long lines or be stuck in crowded areas thats why this tour is so ideal! You not only get to skip the line, but you getI know I never want to wait in long lines or be stuck in crowded areas thats why this tour is so ideal! You not only get to skip the line, but you get to enter the Vatican an hour before it opens to the public so I got to explore the Sistine Chapel when it was almost empty!..more