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.
Follow your Vatican guide past the long line and go directly inside the Vatican Museums.
Marvel at one of the largest and most impressive art collections in the world. Your guide knows all the best highlights of the Vatican Museums.
This gallery was originally an open "loggia" but was walled and closed some 200 years ago. The statues and candelabras on display here date as far back as far 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.
The pièce de résistance of the Vatican Museums is the Sistine Chapel. Witness Michelangelo's masterpiece in person.
Learn about the secrets behind Michelangelo's staggering work of genius in the Sistine Chapel before you enter. Since the chapel is a place of worship, there is no speaking inside.
Except on Wednesdays, this tour includes a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, the most important church in all of Catholicism.
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 works 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.
Our final is a stop to the Papal Tombs below the floor of the basilica. Visit the the crypts that hold the tombs of hundreds of ex-popes.
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? Witness just how far emperor Nero went to bathe in ultimate luxury. Only on Wednesdays.
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 want to explore more of the Vatican State, feel free to do so. We suggest climbing St. Peter's Dome for some of the best views in Rome.
Enter an Hour Before General Opening
Passionate English-Speaking Local Guide
Max Group Size 16 People
Q: Does this tour always include St. Peter's Basilica?
A: St. Peter's Basilica is closed on Wednesday's in the morning 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: Yep! 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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Maria led the tour and was outstanding. Her knowledge of the Vatican and its art work was excellent. She was very pleasant and clearly enjoyed tellingMaria led the tour and was outstanding. Her knowledge of the Vatican and its art work was excellent. She was very pleasant and clearly enjoyed telling the group about the background behind the many paintings and the Vatican. The group was not too large which made the experience very enjoyable. I highly recommend the early morning tour as the crowds at teh Vatican become unbearable later in the day...more
Our guide was incredibly knowledgeable, very sweet, and she really knew how to navigate the crowds to maximize the time we had. She even went above anOur guide was incredibly knowledgeable, very sweet, and she really knew how to navigate the crowds to maximize the time we had. She even went above and beyond to help negotiate the purchase of a leg cover-up for my wife from a street vendor the morning of the tour (we were not aware that knees and shoulders must be covered within some of the chapels.)..more
We stayed at the Roma Style Hotel (15 minutes from the Vatican Museum Entrance), caught a taxi ($12 Ride) and followed step-by-step directions by The We stayed at the Roma Style Hotel (15 minutes from the Vatican Museum Entrance), caught a taxi ($12 Ride) and followed step-by-step directions by The Roman Guy. We waited patiently and finally checked-in around 7/7:15am — Tour began around 8am after security check point.
Filipo was a great guide! He was informative, patient, funny, kind and we’ll knowledged about Vatican City, Rome and more! He guided us through all the main attractions through the museum as well as the Sistine Chapel + St. Peter’s Basilica. He was so patient with everyone including the old folks that were part of our tour group. After a great tour, he took us to the Vatican Gift Shop where I purchased my Rosary + Pendant.
Mahalo Filipo for making my first-time experience a fun and memorable one!..more
Tour was very good. Got into the Vatican museum, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's ahead of the big lines. Guide was very good, tour seemed too short oncTour was very good. Got into the Vatican museum, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's ahead of the big lines. Guide was very good, tour seemed too short once we were done! Lots of detail and info. Entire Vatican was awesome. Would do it again with The Roman Guy if we ever get back to Italy!..more
I recently visited Rome with a group of 5 friends and we booked this tour through the Roman Guy. The Vatican can be very overwhelming due to the size I recently visited Rome with a group of 5 friends and we booked this tour through the Roman Guy. The Vatican can be very overwhelming due to the size and the large crowds the visit daily so we were very happy to find a tour that offered a small group size. Faby (not sure if I'm spelling her name correctly) was our guide and she was just lovely. Faby was incredibly knowledgable and had such a fun and lively personality. I would definitely recommend this tour to everyone. There is so much to see there but Faby made it very manageable. My group decided that the next time we travel to Italy we're using the Roman Guy exclusively for our tours...more