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.
With a visual aid in hand, be among the first people to walk into the spectacular Sistine Chapel.
Learn about Michelangelo and the incredible fresco paintings on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.
Visit our favorite collections in the Vatican Museums, with an art history expert in tow.
Originally an open "loggia", this gallery was walled and closed some 200 years ago. The statues and candelabras on display here date as far back as the 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.
Admire Francesco Podesti's impressive Immaculate Conception fresco.
Decorated for Pope Julius II by the hand of Raphael, the next stop on your Vatican tour is the Raphael Rooms.
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.
St. Peter's Basilica is the most important church in all of Christendom, the home of the papacy and one of the most remarkable buildings ever built.
This statue inside St. Peter's is celebrated today as one of the greatest ever made and also the only work of art ever signed by Michelangelo.
One of Gian Lorenzo Bernini's most celebrated works sits in the center of the basilica. Directly below it is St. Peter's tomb.
Private English-Speaking Local Guide
Enter an Hour Before General Opening
Experience the Sistine Chapel with Less Crowds
Guided St. Peter's Basilica Tour
Q: Does this tour always include St. Peter's Basilica?
A: St. Peter's Basilica is closed on Wednesday mornings due to the papal audience. We still run the tour bc it might be your only day in Rome! Instead, we visit some of the most iconic statues in the world and Emperor Nero's enormous marble bathtub.
Q: Does the tour go inside at 7:30 am without waiting in any lines?
A: As an accredited tour operator we do not have to wait in the ticket line, but we still have to wait in a security line. For this reason, we leave the meeting point as early as possible and get in the security line reserved for tour operators. The doors open for us at 8:00 am, an hour before the general public.
Q: What are the chances my tour will be canceled or the Vatican will close something.
A: We run the tour rain or shine all year round. Although it is rare, sometimes part of the Vatican City closes for special religious events. 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. Is this tour right for me?
A: If you have any doubts about your mobility, this is your best bet for a Vatican tour. Private Vatican tours are more easily customized to the needs of people with reduced mobility.
Where to Meet
What to Bring
€304.95 BASE PRICE
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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Our Roman Guy tour guide, Fabiola, was FABULOUS! Her high level knowledge of art and history of the Vatican museums, Sistine Chapel and St.Peter's BasOur Roman Guy tour guide, Fabiola, was FABULOUS! Her high level knowledge of art and history of the Vatican museums, Sistine Chapel and St.Peter's Basilica was brought to life with her explanations, passion and personality.
For our family tour, we spent a little extra money on a private Roman Guy tour to skip the line and ditch the headset - it was worth every dollar/euro. Super tour; I highly recommend our guide and this tour to others.
PS: Plan to visit in January or February when there are no crowds and you can actually enjoy all the wonders in Roma!..more
We signed up for a personal tour of the Vatican. Our guide was Sabrina. She met us at 7:30 AM and took us on an extensive tour of the Sistine chapel, We signed up for a personal tour of the Vatican. Our guide was Sabrina. She met us at 7:30 AM and took us on an extensive tour of the Sistine chapel, museum, and cathedral. Starting early helped avoid some of the crowds. It was very helpful having a guide to help us through the maze of buildings and explain all the history of what we saw. I highly recommend the Roman Guy tour. Be aware that that tour involved 4 hours of walking with numerous stairs...more
Definitely worth it, the lines are very long if you go on your own and will miss some of the greatest VIP areas. Our tour guide Alessandra was great vDefinitely worth it, the lines are very long if you go on your own and will miss some of the greatest VIP areas. Our tour guide Alessandra was great very knowledgeable, I will recommend her or any tours with this company. ..more
I was reluctant to believe that this company really was able to provide access to the restricted areas of the Colosseum and to skip the lines to get iI was reluctant to believe that this company really was able to provide access to the restricted areas of the Colosseum and to skip the lines to get into the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica. I'm happy to say that they did everything that they said they would. The guides were tremendously helpful and knowledgeable, and spoke English very well. I especially enjoyed Mario's insights into the Colosseum and Forum. Don't hesitate to use this company - you won't regret it...more
Our guide was fine. She was easy to understand and worked at a good pace. The before hours tour is the only way I would go here. Glad we booked this tOur guide was fine. She was easy to understand and worked at a good pace. The before hours tour is the only way I would go here. Glad we booked this tour. I appreciated all of the famous artwork that I learned about previously. I am not Catholic, so our guide's belief that Mary was sinless doesn't match my own beliefs. I might consider a tour guide with my same beliefs in the future.