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 Vatican Tour will start with a visit to a terrace which boasts one of the best views of St Peter's dome. Here, your Vatican guide will explain the marvels of the most famous basilica on earth.
Named after the colossal bronze pinecone that sits proudly within the garden, this 16th-century courtyard displays a mix of ancient and modern art.
During the day, many rush through the museum and make the mistake of skipping this amazing part of the collection. But we'll make sure you don't want to miss the 'Laocoon and Sons' sculpture.
With ancient relics dating back to 2BC, your Vatican guide will lead you through this marble gallery pointing out hidden gems like statues with glass eyes.
A room full of illusions, your guide will explain the techniques used to create such impressive works of art and the religious significance of each scene that decorates the walls.
Your Vatican group tour includes visits the three most famous galleries in the Vatican Museums: Gallery of the Candelabras, Hall of Tapestries and the gorgeous Gallery of the Maps.
Located in the heart of the Vatican Museums, here your Vatican guide will explain this artistic interpretation of the Virgin Mary's Immaculate Conception by Italian artist Francesco Podesti.
Once the Pope’s apartment, Raphael decorated the walls of these rooms in his frescos. You'll be walking through priceless works of art when going from room to room in this part of the Vatican museum.
Your guide will lead you through the rooms that once served as the apartments of Pope Alexander VI. Although these rooms have witnessed much scandal, the intricate carvings are extraordinary.
The Chapel where Pope’s are elected still today. Feel the overpowering emotion that lives in this room where cardinals have spent endless hours deliberating the fate of men in this room over history.
It took this 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 Vatican guided tour will finish in the Sistine Chapel, but that doesn’t mean your experience has to end. You can then revisit favorite sites and explore the Vatican Museums at your own pace.
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VATICAN MUSEUMS & SISTINE CHAPEL
Ever wanted to visit the Vatican at night, and see it from a different perspective with fewer crowds? Then this is definitely the best Vatican tour for you!
This "Under the Stars" Vatican tour is perfect for a visitor who wants see the Sistine Chapel from a new vantage point. Night-time entrances are often far less crowded and are a fresh way to see an amazing collection of artwork held within the Vatican museums.
This tour includes the Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel. It does not include the St. Peter's Basilica because it is closed at this hour. After your tour, consider staying inside the museums and having a drink or snack in the Pinecone Courtyard. There is a pleasant bar with outdoor seating in the courtyard overlooking the Dome of St. Peter's Basilica.
The tour begins in the Vatican Museums. By choosing a Vatican skip the line tour, you’ll get quick and easy access to the museums. Additionally, entering the Vatican in the evening will also allow you to enjoy this amazing museum without the heat of the day or as many crowds.
Your expert Vatican guide will take you on a journey through art history as you walk through the rooms of one of the most fascinating “living” museums on earth. See works of art in the Pinecone Courtyard and a great view of St. Peter's Basilica. View 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.
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 evening Vatican tour concludes in the Sistine Chapel, where the ceiling and the altar wall are adorned by frescos painted by the incredible Michelangelo. As you walk inside, it is difficult to imagine that one mortal 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.
This is one of the best Vatican tours online, offering you a new night-time experience of the Vatican Museums with fewer crowds, less heat, and our local expert guides sharing all it’s fascinating histories and stories!
For those who wish to stay inside the Vatican Museums after the conclusion of the Vatican "Under the Stars" Evening Small Group Tour, it is no problem at all. The museums will remain open for 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 to Rome so don't forget to ask for a great restaurant recommendations in the area for dinner. After all that culture, you'll deserve a pizza!
- "Privileged Entrance" Vatican & Sistine Chapel Tour
- "Pre-Opening" Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's Basilica Private Tour
- Private Vatican "Under the Stars" Tour
- Local Rome Food Tour in Trastevere
- Florence Walking Tour with Statue of David
*Booking less than 7 days in advance will not guarantee a spot on a tour, but feel free to contact and ask and we will respond as fast as we can! **If you have any doubt on your mobility we recommend to take a Private TourIMPORTANT: 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.---If you have any doubts about your mobility, we strongly suggest you take a Private Vatican Tour.
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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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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.
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**disclaimer** I am generally not a "tour person" per se, but I was traveling solo to Rome and just had a quick weekend to get in as much as possible.**disclaimer** I am generally not a "tour person" per se, but I was traveling solo to Rome and just had a quick weekend to get in as much as possible...so I found The Roman Guy tours first through Rick Steeves and then Trip Advisor. I did the Vatican, the Coliseum and the Golf Cart Tours with Brandon. All three were fantastic and not at all like the masses of people following around someone with an umbrella or a silly flag...they were small, personalized and educational.
I HIGHLY recommend the Roman Guy - they make it fun and easy to get to know this amazing city. Ciao!..more
We traveled to Italy on our honeymoon and The Roman Guy came recommended to us. From the beginning when I emailed Sean he was wonderful to work with, We traveled to Italy on our honeymoon and The Roman Guy came recommended to us. From the beginning when I emailed Sean he was wonderful to work with, he responded to emails and when I was not sure on times to visit the Colosseum and the Vatican he suggested the times that would be least crowded and not as hot. While in Italy, it was great to just arrive at the site and not have to worry about where to go to buy tickets and where to enter, Sean had taken care of everything! Both tours we received (Colosseum and Vatican) were great, we learned a lot and Sean showed us everything we wanted to see and taught us stuff we never knew. Another great perk with using Sean is he suggested a restaurant our first night in Rome and made the reservation for us. It was great to not have to worry where we were going to eat our first night. The food (and wine) was wonderful and the service was amazing, we will definitely go back! Sean also took us to restaurants for lunch after our tours of the Colosseum and Vatican - it was nice to be taken to a recommended place and not a tourist trap. On of our favorite restaurants while in Rome was the lunch spot Sean took us to by the Colosseum. It was also great to have someone take photos of us, Sean would say "Here is a great photo spot" and ask if we wanted our picture taken, it is nice to have pictures we knew would be good of the two of us. I would recommend The Roman Guy to anyone who asked for tour guides. Keep up the great work!..more
We had amazing guides for both tours. Group sizes were small and the information provided was exceptional. So glad we booked through the Roman Guy!
This tour was perfect for me because I was able to avoid the pesky crowds and also was able to sleep in! After seeing all of the amazing artwork I finThis tour was perfect for me because I was able to avoid the pesky crowds and also was able to sleep in! After seeing all of the amazing artwork I finished off the night with a drink at a nice little bar in the Pinecone Courtyard! ..more
Great tour. There were just 8 of us and we got to hang out in the Vatican in the evening. Not really many people at all.