You'll want to fill it up, when you learn about our world famous Colosseum Underground Tour!
There will be plenty of walking and also going up & down the stairs as we cross between galleries on different levels.
Your VatStanding on one of the Vatican's favorite terraces with an incredible view of St Peter's dome, your private Vatican guide will explain the history and stories surrounding this iconic basilica.
Your Private Vatican Tour will lead you out to the beautiful Pinecone Courtyard, where you’ll learn the story behind why it has this name. Hint: you can't miss the giant bronze pinecone.
A must-not-miss area of the Vatican Museums. Your guide will delve into the history of these sculptures, including one of the most famous sculptures of all time, 'Laocoon and Sons'.
Your private vatican guide will then lead you through the Museum's marble gallery. Lined with statues and candelabras, you won't be short of ancient relics to admire.
A Gallery decorated by some of the Vatican's most intricate works of art. Learn the stories behind the most iconic tapestries that tell stories of Jesus and fallen emperors.
Our favorite room in all of the Vatican museums. Impressive works of art adorn both the ceilings and walls. I dare you to try and keep your mouth closed while passing through this gallery.
In the heart of the Vatican Museums you'll come across Francesco Podesti's artistic interpretation the Virgin Mary's Immaculate Conception.
Once the apartments of the Pope Julius II, Raphael has covered the walls of these rooms in his magnificent fresco’s, meaning you walk through priceless works of art when going from room to room.
As you walk through these apartments with your private expert guide, learn about the scandals that surrounded Pope Alexander VI.
The Chapel where Pope’s have been elected for centuries. Feel the overpowering emotion in the air of this room as cardinals have spent endless hours deliberating the fate of men in the Catholic church
It took the great artist 4 years to complete this work of art, portraying a sequence of biblical stories. Your attention will be drawn to the central point which depicts the "Creation of Adam".
Your tour will finish in the Sistine Chapel, but that doesn’t mean your experience has to end here. You then have time to revisit your favorite sites and explore the Vatican Museums at your own pace.
This VIP tour will allow you to experience things that very few people will ever have the chance to experience. Your private tour guide will give you the freedom to move at your own pace.
Join our highly educated and passionate team of guides, consisting of art historians, phd archeologists, and architects that truly love what they do.
Better than just skipping the lines, we enter after normal opening hours to avoid the crowds and see the Sistine Chapel after the day-time crowds have left!
Ever wanted to visit the Vatican Museums without the daytime crowds and your very own personal expert guide? This is likely one of the Best Vatican tours for you!
With the days being so much longer in the summer, there is a lot more sunlight for you to go sightseeing, and what better way to end your day than with a leisurely guided tour through the Vatican at sunset?
Our special summertime Vatican "Under the Stars" Private Evening Tour is the perfect way to experience the Vatican Museums in a whole different light. The heat and stress of the daytime crowds slowly melt away as you only encounter only a tenth of the regular visitors.
Accessing the Vatican Museums after closing hours is a surreal experience, and having your very own personal expert guide is simply the cherry on top. Your private expert Vatican guide will take you on a wonderful journey through one of the most fascinating art museums on earth!
This Private Vatican Tour begins in the Vatican Museums. By choosing a Vatican skip the line tour, you’ll get quick and easy access to the museums. By entering the Vatican in the evening, you’ll also get to enjoy this amazing museum without the heat of the day or the daytime crowds.
Your Private Vatican guide will take you on a journey through art history. See works of art in the Pinecone Courtyard and a great view of St. Peter's Basilica. Get up close and personal with sculptures handed down to us from the Ancient Romans in the Pio-Clementine Collection. Pass through Candelabra Gallery, Gallery of Tapestries and Gallery of the Maps as your guide explains the history and stories surrounding this massive collection of art. With your own personal expert guide, don’t forget to ask as many questions as you like!
Be prepared for some of the most beautiful rooms you’ll ever see, adorned with the most beautiful artwork. Your guide will explain the complexities of Raphael's fresco in the former papal apartments. See the famous School of Athens and find out the true meaning of this work of art. See how Raphael paid tribute to all those who inspired him, even modern day actors apparently!
The Vatican "Under the Stars" Private Evening Tour concludes in the Sistine Chapel, the perfect place to end this special tour. Here you’ll experience the incredible ceiling and the altar walls, adorned by frescos painted by the master Michelangelo. As you walk inside, it is difficult to imagine that one person spent almost ten years of his life in this one room alone, going partially blind in the process and making something so beautiful and pleasing to the eye that it takes your breath away.
If you wish to stay inside the Vatican Museums after the conclusion of the tour, it is no problem at all. The museums will remain open another two hours after the tour finishes so you have plenty of time to revisit your favorite works of art. Your Vatican Guide is a local in Rome so don't forget to ask the guide for a great restaurant in the area for dinner. After all that culture, you'll deserve a pizza!
If you’re visiting the eternal city in the summer, we’d definitely recommend this as one of the best private tours in Rome to add to your itinerary. Avoid the heat and the crowds, and enjoy the pleasure of your very own expert guide. Make your trip extra special!
- "Pre-Opening" Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's Basilica Private Tour
- Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill Private Tour
- The Borghese Gallery "Story Tellers" Private Tour
- Trastevere "Locals" Rome Food Tour
- Florence Walking Tour with Statue of David & Duomo
* If you are trying to make a booking up to 2 weeks in advance the website will show no availability, but feel free to contact us and we will do our best to accommodate you.IMPORTANT: Starting in December 2015, the Catholic Church will be celebrating the Jubilee Year of Mercy and during the following year there may be unexpected closings of different parts of the Vatican due to increased number of visitors. The Roman Guy will do his best to inform you on time of possible closings, but for the most part these will not be announced in advance. In the event that an area covered on the tour is closed, our guide will still provide explanations of the closed areas from outside and will show you an extra site or gallery to compensate the closed area.
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Don’t want to test yourself with public transportation in Rome? Choose an add-on transfer! A taxi is a less-expensive option, but for a convenient and luxury door-to-door experience, add our private climate controlled transportation from your hotel located in the city center to the meeting point of the tour.
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My guests absolutely loved this experience with The Roman Guy. They were on their honeymoon and saved this Friday evening visit for the last night in My guests absolutely loved this experience with The Roman Guy. They were on their honeymoon and saved this Friday evening visit for the last night in Italy. They were suitable wowed by their time with a great guide.
The husband is disabled and said that the guide went out of her way to get him in and out of tricky areas with ease and graciousness.
You absolutely can't go wrong with these pros!..more
My friend and I absolutely loved this tour we both like to sleep in so this was perfect for us! We both also really liked that we were able to avoid tMy friend and I absolutely loved this tour we both like to sleep in so this was perfect for us! We both also really liked that we were able to avoid the crowds and enjoy this once in a lifetime experience at our own pace as the museum was open for 2 hours after the tour ended so we got to go back and admire all of the beautiful art. ..more
Lea was great. She showed us all the main areas, plus some more hidden ones. The best part was that in the evening there was really nobody in the musuLea was great. She showed us all the main areas, plus some more hidden ones. The best part was that in the evening there was really nobody in the musuems. Would def. do it again...more
This tour was great. I've been inside during the day and it was like night and day (no pun intended). Much less people at night. Best part is afterThis tour was great. I've been inside during the day and it was like night and day (no pun intended). Much less people at night. Best part is after the tour we stayed inside and had a glass of vino in one of the courtyards. Really creative tour! ..more