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 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.
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 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.
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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: Do I have to bring anything?
A: Students that book our Vatican tours for a student price MUST bring their student ID. It is required at the start of the tour.
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.
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.”
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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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Enjoyed an absolutely stunning tour with Raffa from The Roman Guy. Last year we did tour on our own and it was pushy and chaos and hard to focus. StarEnjoyed an absolutely stunning tour with Raffa from The Roman Guy. Last year we did tour on our own and it was pushy and chaos and hard to focus. Starting at 730am we were able to learn and walk through at a calm pace. The 20 minutes in the Sistine chapel- after a brief ‘what to look for’ was the highlight of the trip. Truly heavenly experience. Probably why the Pope lives there...more
You would be hard pressed to go with a better company to see this amazing place! While not everything on our tour went as planned, life is what you maYou would be hard pressed to go with a better company to see this amazing place! While not everything on our tour went as planned, life is what you make it. In a day and age when customer service seems like a forgotten skill the Roman Guy leadership, owner Sean setting the pace, is the example of what customer service should be. When the owner of the company calls you the night of the tour to tell you he heard things weren't as he plans them to be for his guests--through no fault of the company--that speaks volumes about their service attitude. Having gone on the Roman Guy coliseum tour the day before and being out on the Roman Guy Rome Food Tour with them when he called we knew what happened was an anomaly. Even with the issue our tour had, the experience at the Vatican is amazing and knowing the people you trusted to make your time special Really care about your experience makes this the tour and company to see the Vatican!!!...more
We were a group of 8 & had Frank as our guide. His English was great and we learned so much on this tour! He was like a walking encyclopedia, he knew We were a group of 8 & had Frank as our guide. His English was great and we learned so much on this tour! He was like a walking encyclopedia, he knew so much! Highly recommend the Roman Guy Tours and this fantastic guide!!!..more
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Had a great tour with Jad. Really nice, didn’t kill us with too much information but was very knowledgable and supplemented questions with detailed anHad a great tour with Jad. Really nice, didn’t kill us with too much information but was very knowledgable and supplemented questions with detailed answers nicely. The dry sense of humour went a long way in making it more entertaining. Our 12 year old survived this well .... this in itself is a big positive :) highly recommend this if you are looking for a nice big picture overview for something that could take a lifetime to see otherwise. Cheers!..more
What a great tour with Marizia. Knowledgeable, enthusiastic, passionate. She made the day. Skipped lines, knew where to go first. Learned so much. WelWhat a great tour with Marizia. Knowledgeable, enthusiastic, passionate. She made the day. Skipped lines, knew where to go first. Learned so much. Well worth it. Would never visit the Vatican without this tour...more