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.
It took the popes centuries to collect these priceless works of art and this Private Vatican Guided Tour will introduce you to the most incredible pieces.
Your expert Vatican guide will not make the mistake of rushing and overlooking the hidden gems that inspired even the great Michelangelo himself, like the legendary "Belvedere Torso".
The Octagonal Courtyard is home to some incredible sculptures, including the magnificent 'Laocoon and Sons', possibly the first works in the entire collection!
Your Private Vatican Tour includes visits the three most famous galleries in the Vatican Museums: Gallery of the Candelabras, Hall of Tapestries and the incredible Gallery of the Maps.
A room full of illusions, your vatican guide will explain the techniques used to create such delicate works of art and the religious significance of each one.
With ancient relics dating back to 2 B.C. your Vatican guide will lead you through this marble gallery pointing out hidden gems like statues with glass eyes.
Once the apartments of the Pope Julius II, Raphael decorated the walls of these rooms in his magnificent frescoes, meaning you’ll walk through priceless works of art on your journey from room to room!
Sixtus IV may have instructed its construction, but Michelangelo made it immortal! Admire his talents that surround you in this holy chapel and learn about how the popes are elected in this very room!
The largest church in Europe and the center of Catholic faith. St Peter’s is a treasure chest of Christian relics and masterpieces by some of the greatest artists to have ever lived!
During the final part of your Private Vatican tour, you will pay a visit to one of the main highlights of St Peter’s Basilica, Michelangelo's ‘La Pietà’ - the only sculpture signed by Michelangelo.
Join our highly educated and passionate team of guides, consisting of art historians, phd archeologists, and architects that truly love what they do.
This is a private VIP tour and you will be able to truly enjoy having your own guide and moving at your own pace.
Explore the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, as well as the St. Peter's Basilica with an authorized tour guide and Vatican expert.
Nobody wants to wait in never ending ticket lines on their vacation. We have VIP access so you don't have to wait in line for admissions.
Would you like to skip the lines and visit the Vatican Museum with your very own personal guide? Well, this Private Vatican tour is just for you!
Taking a guided tour of the Vatican is a must for anyone coming to Rome, but nobody wants to wait in those long lines that wrap around the Vatican walls. With our Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's Basilica Private Tour, you'll have the privilege of skipping the line and going the Vatican Museums accompanied by your own expert Vatican guide.
This Private Vatican tour is a journey through time and art, taking you through some of the most fascinating galleries of the Vatican Museums. You'll also get the chance to stand in awe, admiring Michelangelo’s ceiling in the Sistine Chapel, and be given a detailed guided tour of the most famous church in the world and the center of the Catholic faith, St. Peter’s Basilica.
Your personal English-speaking professional guide will show you the very best of the Vatican Museums, as well as it’s hidden treasures. Having your own personal guide will allow you ask all the questions you like, and learn more about the artworks in the Vatican that you find the most interesting. This is the best Vatican tour for a couple, family, friends or solo traveler who wants the luxury of having a guide all to themselves.
Guide, Tickets & Admissions included.
You'll skip the lines at the Vatican Museums and go straight to the Sistine Chapel. Since the Sistine Chapel is a place of worship, you are prohibited to speak inside. The Roman Guy will provide you with a map of the chapel so that you have a reference as your guide explains it to you beforehand. You can then use this map when you are inside the chapel. You'll have at least 20 minutes to admire Michelangelo's masterpieces and really get a feel for where you are.
Imagine dedicating almost 10 years of your life to one masterpiece? Imagine braving the elements and still trying to paint - Your hands are so cold in the winter that you can barely feel the paintbrush; in the summer you can barely breathe from the suffocating heat. Now you can understand what Michelangelo, one of the most famous artists ever, endured during his struggle to make the most renowned art masterpiece the western world has ever seen. Your personal expert Vatican guide will bring to life one of the most beautiful rooms you'll ever walk into.
After visiting the Sistine Chapel your personal expert guide will take you back through the Vatican museums, where you'll spend almost 2 hours exploring the Candelabra Gallery, Gallery of the Tapestries, Gallery of the Maps and Raphael Rooms.
Being shown the Vatican Museums, you'll learn that the Popes have been collecting these priceless masterpieces for centuries. Not only that, but some of the world's greatest artists have decorated the actual walls of the rooms themselves!
You will then make your way to the Sistine Chapel for a second visit, and from here your guide will take you to the magnificent St. Peter's Basilica. It is important that you understand that you cannot re-enter the Sistine Chapel or Vatican Museums once we leave the Sistine Chapel for the Basilica. We have a special entrance to the Basilica that allows us to enter without waiting in line. If you want to stay in the Vatican Museums you are welcome to leave the tour, but it would be your choice to skip the Basilica with our tour. If you do leave the tour, please return your headset to the tour guide or else you will be charged 50€ per headset.
What does the word Renaissance mean? Raphael was one of Rome's greatest and most famous artists who encompassed all of the ideals of the Renaissance man. He designed and frescoed multiple rooms connected to the Vatican Museums. You will not only be able to admire the beautiful works of art, but will also hear all of the intrigues and behind-the-scene stories as this visit includes a tour of the Raphael Rooms. You'll see one of his most famous works of art The School of Athens amongst other masterpieces.
With The Roman Guy you’ll walk out of the Sistine Chapel and skip the line for the St. Peter’s Basilica! You’ll bypass the crowds trying to enter and walk into the massive front entrance of what is considered the most opulent church in the world. Here you will see some highlights with your guide such as the Baldacchino, La Pieta, the Statue of St. Peter and other masterpieces.
St. Peter's Basilica took approximately 120 years to build, spanning 20 popes and almost every famous Renaissance architect that you can think of, including Bramante, Raphael and Michelangelo. Now you can better understand why it is hailed as the most beautiful church in the world!
From the St. Peter's Basilica you will be unable to return to the Vatican Museums. If you would like to spend more time inside the museums you will need to forgo the Basilica portion of the tour. Inform your guide at the beginning of the tour and remember not to go with the group to St. Peter's Basilica or else you won't be able to re-enter the museums.
If you would like to stay in the St. Peter's Basilica longer DO NOT leave with the guide to take photos in the piazza. The security line is long and re-entry on your own is not recommended.
Want to climb St Peter's Dome? Before arriving in the Basilica, make sure you ask our guide where you can access St Peter's Dome. You can get an elevator part of the way, skipping over 300 steps, or climb the whole way to the top! Tickets cost between €5-€7, but trust us, the view is definitely worth the climb and small fee.
Skipping the lines and having your very own personal expert tour guide is definitely the best way to see the Vatican. On this Private Vatican tour you’ll have the opportunity to ask your expert guide as many questions as you like, as you learn about all the artworks you find the most fascinating. You'll soon understand why more than 5 Million visitors come to see the Vatican each year!
The Roman Guy gets VIP access, because he is a Vatican City accredited Tour Operator.
- Private Colosseum Dungeons Tour with Roman Forum & Palatine Hill
- "Privileged Entrance" Vatican Tour with Sistine Chapel
- Local Rome Food Tour in Trastevere
- Venice Walking & Boat Tour with St Mark's Basilica
- Florence Walking Tour with Statue of David
*If you need to start the tour at a different time please let us know.**Booking in advance is advised since the Vatican may not be offering availabilities for certain days.*** 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.-Please note that large bags, backpacks, luggage and tripods cannot be brought into the Vatican Museums. There is no coat check or space on-site to leave your belongings therefore we encourage you to leave such items at your hotel.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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The Roman Guy offers a full refund on 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.
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Perfect admin, friendly people, excellent guide - knowledgable, friendly, very good English- circumvented crowds with skill and knowledge of the "terrPerfect admin, friendly people, excellent guide - knowledgable, friendly, very good English- circumvented crowds with skill and knowledge of the "territory"; early start well worthwhile. In our 60s, we found the 3 hour tour very tiring but VERY worth the effort. Access to breakfast at the initial meeting point, which was preferable to the hotel's "breakfast bag", and coffee and toilets available on the tour. Excellent experience!..more
This tour is definitely work the money and the early arrival time! The tour guide ( Guilia) was very pleasant and knowledgeable! Everything about thisThis tour is definitely work the money and the early arrival time! The tour guide ( Guilia) was very pleasant and knowledgeable! Everything about this tour was incredible! We loved being able to skip the line and to see and hear about everything firsthand! Wonderful tour!!! Cannot recommend The Roman Guy enough!..more
We splurged a bit and went with a private tour. So happy we did. Raffa, as our tour guide calls herself, short for Raffaella, was simply amazing. ThanWe splurged a bit and went with a private tour. So happy we did. Raffa, as our tour guide calls herself, short for Raffaella, was simply amazing. Thanks Raffa for a great tour! See you again next time we are in Rome...more
Great experience visiting the Vatican Museums without the crowds and getting to see the wonders of Michelangelo and Raphael's masterpieces up close.
The Vatican is such a cool place. So happy I found this company so we didn't have to wait in line. The guide was on time and brought us straight insThe Vatican is such a cool place. So happy I found this company so we didn't have to wait in line. The guide was on time and brought us straight inside. After doing the tour I couldn't imagine going in on my own. Thanks Rome Guy!..more