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 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.
*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.
Child (5 & under)
The Roman Guy offers a full refund on Group Tour cancellations made more than 72 hours prior to the start time of your tour. 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 the start time of your tour. 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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So awesome being able to see so many aspects of the Vatican! I loved it!
First of all, I loved skipping the line! This made everything so convenient and I am so thankful that I did not have to wait in line! Second of all, IFirst of all, I loved skipping the line! This made everything so convenient and I am so thankful that I did not have to wait in line! Second of all, I did not think I would appreciate the Sistine Chapel as much as I did but it was the highlight of my WHOLE trip! Our tour guide was incredible and I owe half of my enjoyment to him!..more
Our tour group consisted of 5 people (low season!) and it couldn't have been a better experience. Our tour guide Anna, was amazing and so knowledgeablOur tour group consisted of 5 people (low season!) and it couldn't have been a better experience. Our tour guide Anna, was amazing and so knowledgeable about every aspect of the Vatican and St Peteres Basilica and square. Would definitely recommend...more
We booked The Roman Guy for multiple tours during our time in Italy & cannot recommend enough. This tour of the Vatican was one of my favorite parts oWe booked The Roman Guy for multiple tours during our time in Italy & cannot recommend enough. This tour of the Vatican was one of my favorite parts of our stay in Rome. Our tour guide was fantastic – so knowledgeable and passionate. The tour was perfectly paced and small enough that it felt very personal. Would definitely recommend...more
This was a wonderful January tour with only one couple, our guide, and myself! The tour was paced perfectly, and our guide, Anna, was knowledgeable anThis was a wonderful January tour with only one couple, our guide, and myself! The tour was paced perfectly, and our guide, Anna, was knowledgeable and passionate about art and history. She was a delight! I learned tons! I highly recommend this tour!..more