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!
When taking this tour on a Wednesday, you will get up close to some of the world's most iconic statues displayed in the Vatican's Bramante courtyard, such as the Laocoon & Sons.
How big would you build your bathtub if you ruled the world, or the Roman Empire? You'll witness just how far emperor Nero went in order 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 some of Michelangelo's famous works of art.
Before the tour ends, you can request that your guide leaves you inside the Vatican state so you can soak up every last drop. Inside the Basilica? Ask our guide where to go to access St Peter's Dome!
Enter a Full Hour Before General Opening
Visit the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica
Passionate English-Speaking Local Guide
** This tour will not include a visit to St. Peter's Basilica on Wednesdays. Instead, we visit some of the most iconic statues in the world and Emperor Nero's impressive bathtub. ** Students who book our Vatican Privileged Entrance Tour for a student price MUST bring their student ID. It is required at the start of the tour.** The Vatican tour has two start times depending on the season. Once you've 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 Vatican tour operator, we have access to a much shorter security line. Your guide will escort you to this special line at 7:30am/7:45am. At 8:00am when the museums open to tour operators, you will go directly inside.** During State visits or special religious events, parts of the Vatican may be closed unexpectedly. 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.---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.
4.94 / 5
I was in a group of 13 people and our guide was knowledgeable, passionate and funny. She knew in and out of the buildings and knew the exact places weI was in a group of 13 people and our guide was knowledgeable, passionate and funny. She knew in and out of the buildings and knew the exact places we should visit first because of which we could enjoy the sights without hardly anybody around. We could spend abundant time admiring the Sistine Chapel.
At the end of it, waking wake early and spending a little more money was absolutely worth it because of the efficiency of our guide and The Roman Guy.
If not, you have to wait in HUGE lines that wrap around the entire building and the museums get so busy once the doors are open to the public.
We had an absolutely lovely and informative tour. Our guide, Jad, was incredibly well learned and had all sorts of interesting info about the art and We had an absolutely lovely and informative tour. Our guide, Jad, was incredibly well learned and had all sorts of interesting info about the art and culture surrounding the Vatican...more
I can’t begin to tell you how fantastic The Roman Guy is! We arrived to Rome and on the day for our scheduled Vatican tour, it snowed. Meaning, EVERYTI can’t begin to tell you how fantastic The Roman Guy is! We arrived to Rome and on the day for our scheduled Vatican tour, it snowed. Meaning, EVERYTHING was closed. We did enter Sistine Chapel though right before the rest of Vatican Museums got shut down. So thinking that it was it and we won’t see the rest, we called them asking if we can go the following day. And voila! They accommodated us for the next tour the next morning.
Apart from that our guide was so very knowledgeable! No matter what question is being thrown at him, he knew the answer! This is the only tour operator that has SMALL groups. We saw other operators with 20+ people, walking like a cattle. Ours was 10 people. Very personal and intimate. We also had earphones, meaning the guide was talking into a small mic and we all could clearly hear him. That was fantastic if we wanted to stop by and snap a picture but didn’t want to miss anything he was saying. Other operators were either yelling to the rest of the group, making only those who was close to him/her hear them. We also went to Sistine Chapel the first thing in the morning, when there practically wasn’t anyone there. An hour later there wasn’t a place for an apple to drop (we circled back to the chapel for exit).
Overall, would highly, highly recommend them!!! They also lead you from A to Z as to where to meet them, how to get there, and what transportation to take. Just amazing customer service and care!!..more