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This is a walking tour and involves occasional walking up & down stairs.
Follow your guide past the long general access line and into a much shorter security line. In no time at all, enter the Vatican Museums.
Enjoy the amazing views and open space of the Pinecone Courtyard, one of the many open spaces within the Vatican State and Museums.
The Vatican's Pio-Clementino Museum is one of Rome's best collections of ancient Greek and Roman statues.
Get up close to some of the world's most iconic statues in the world, including Laocoön and His Sons in the Pio-Clementino Museum.
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 gallery was originally an open "loggia" but was walled and closed some 200 years ago. The statues and candelabras you see 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. 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 pièce de résistance of the Vatican Museums is the Sistine Chapel. Witness Michelangelo's masterpiece in person.
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 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.
One of the hidden treasures of St. Peter's is a statue celebrated today as one of the greatest ever made. It's also the only works of art ever signed by Michelangelo.
Before we say "arrivederci", learn about St. Peter's Square from the balcony of St. Peter's Basilica.
Skip the line Vatican tickets
Passionate English-speaking local guide
Maximum Group Size of 18
*Short delays at the security check may occur during the busiest months, June and July. We do, however, have a team of experts at the Vatican every morning to help our groups avoid delays as much as possible.
Important! If you wish to stay in the Vatican Museums toward the end of your tour, you must forgo the guided visit of St. Peter’s Basilica. If you choose to do this, you’ll lose the chance to use the special entrance to St. Peter’s Basilica from the Sistine Chapel and skip the lines with your guide. If you decide to leave the tour early, remember to return your headset to the tour guide.
Q: Is there a dress code to enter the religious sites on this tour?
A: We ask both men and women to cover knees and shoulders, otherwise you may be refused entry to religious sites and miss out on a portion of your tour. We understand the summers in Rome can be hot, so a great alternative is to bring a shawl/scarf/sweater with you. That way, you can cover your knees and shoulders when necessary.
Q: Will the Vatican Museums be crowded during this tour?
A: The Vatican is often slow in the late afternoon, but there is a chance the museums may be crowded while we are inside.
Q: Does the Vatican ever experience unexpected closures?
A: 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.
Q: I have some doubts about my mobility. What do you suggest?
A: If you have any doubts about your mobility, we strongly suggest you take a Vatican Private Tour.
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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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What a PHENOMENAL visit. We had to be there early - before 745am - but it was worth it. Speeding through the museum (we went back to the missed bits lWhat a PHENOMENAL visit. We had to be there early - before 745am - but it was worth it. Speeding through the museum (we went back to the missed bits later) meant we got to the Sistine Chapel when it was empty - just a handful of people there. It was lovely spending a good 20 minutes there, just soaking in the atmosphere and the art. After retracing our steps, we took in the other highlights of the Vatican museum before heading (via the now-crowded Sistine Chapel) to St Peter's Basilica … which was stunning. Breath-taking is an understatement.
Our guide, Jad was FABULOUS! He is so knowledgeable and funny too. Kept the group informed and entertained, including my sleepy tween. It may not have been apparent during the tour, but she enjoyed herself very much, Jad :)
This was my second Roman Guy experience (the first was a tour in Florence) and every experience has been way beyond expectations. I'd book a Roman Guy tour in a heartbeat. Well organised, clear information about where to meet and all those pre-tour nitty gritty details, and QUALITY guides who really know their stuff...more
We enjoyed our tour of the Vatican (including Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s, etc.) tremendously! Our guide, Jad, was amazingly knowledgeable with detailWe enjoyed our tour of the Vatican (including Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s, etc.) tremendously! Our guide, Jad, was amazingly knowledgeable with detailed information about art and archaeology with so many interesting stories, as well as humor. Thank you, Jad and Roman Guy tours for a great experience! ..more
I seriously wouldn't have known where to begin going into the Vatican. It's sooooo busy you need someone to hold your hand and take you to the right pI seriously wouldn't have known where to begin going into the Vatican. It's sooooo busy you need someone to hold your hand and take you to the right place through massive crowds. We had a group of 10 and it was easy to be close and not worry about losing your group in the crowd. On top of the JAD was amazing so so so knowledgeable and really did an amazing job with out tour. He even pointed out a good place to grab some breakfast that wouldn't price gouge us as tourists! ..more
Lucia was a phenomenal guide. Kept us moving, pushed to the front to give us best views, maximize our time. Fountain of information! Definitely book aLucia was a phenomenal guide. Kept us moving, pushed to the front to give us best views, maximize our time. Fountain of information! Definitely book and ask for Lucia!..more
Our Vatican tour with Laura S. was awesome! She was very knowledgeable, interesting, and easy to understand. The group size ended up being only six peOur Vatican tour with Laura S. was awesome! She was very knowledgeable, interesting, and easy to understand. The group size ended up being only six people total, so that made it personable as well. Thank you Laura and The Roman Guy for a great experience!..more