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.
Be one of the first people to walk into the spectacular Sistine Chapel with your private expert guide, and admire Michelangelo’s work in a peaceful environment, leaving the crowds waiting outside.
The great artist depicts the event from the creation of man, through to the "Last Judgement" on the Altar wall. This is an item to tick off on anyone's bucket list.
One of the largest and most impressive art collections to exist inside a living museum. Getting there early means you get to admire these works of art before they are awoken by the general public.
This gallery was originally an open "loggia" but was walled and closed some 200 years ago. The statues and candelabras you will see inside date back as far as 3rd Century B.C.
Some of the masterpieces in this gallery were designed after the cartoons drawn by Raphael! Our guide will explain the stories portrayed, and show you a tapestry with a spectacular optical illusion!
The Vatican Museums are overflowing with art, history and beauty. See it for yourself as you stroll through the magnificent Gallery of Maps on our Vatican tour.
Your Vatican guide will then take you into the heart of the Vatican Museums where you'll admire Francesco Podesti's impressive Immaculate Conception fresco.
Once the apartments of pope Julius II, and with the walls adorned in Raphael’s frescos, you will be confronted with the likes of his glorious "School of Athens” as you walk through these rooms.
Before leaving the Museums, your guide will lead you through the Borgia apartments, where the scandals of the Borgia family unfolded.
The most important church in all of Christendom, the home of the papacy, and one of the most remarkable buildings ever built to have been built! The next stop on the Vatican tour is St Peter’s.
During the final part of your Vatican tour, you will pay a visit to one of the main highlights of St Peter’s Basilica, Michelangelo's Pietà.
One of Gian Lorenzo Bernini's most celebrated works is sitting in the center of the Basilica. It is a Canopy indicating that directly below it is the Tomb of St Peter himself!
Experience the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's Basilica with a expert private tour guide making it an unforgettable experience.
Join one of our highly educated and passionate guides, consisting of art historians, phd archeologists, and architects that truly love what they do.
Better than just skipping the lines, we enter before normal opening hours to avoid the crowds and see the Sistine Chapel as they open the doors!
If you've ever seen the lines waiting outside the Vatican Museums, then you'll truly understand the meaning of 'lined up round the block'. We really don't like waiting in lines, so we don't want to subject you and your travel companions to that experience either. This is why we offer our "Pre-Opening" Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St.Peter's Basilica Private Tour.
Your private tour will enter the Vatican museums a whole hour before the general public is allowed inside*. Taking you straight to the Sistine Chapel, where you will be one of the first to enter this sacred room, you'll enjoy plenty of time to admire Michelangelo's incredible masterpiece before the crowds flood in.
The popes have spent centuries collecting masterpieces that are displayed throughout the museum. Not all of these, however, are hung on the wall, as some walls themselves have actually been decorated by the likes of Raphael and Michelangelo. This Vatican tour will introduce you to the most famous works of art, before leading you into the incredible St Peter's Basilica. You'll soon understand why more than 5 Million visitors come to see the Vatican each year!
The Roman Guy's VIP Vatican tour offers you a chance to see these timeless masterpieces before they are awoken by the thousands of regular visitors each morning!
The Roman Guy gets VIP access, because he is a Vatican City accredited Tour Operator.
-As an accredited Tour Operator of the Vatican, we have access to a much shorter security line to enter the museums. You will go with your expert guide in this line at 7:30am/7:45am. At 8:00am when the museums open to Tour Operators, you will go directly inside.*This tour has two start times depending on the season. Once you have selected your date, please pay attention to the start time before continuing with your booking. Always consult your voucher before your tour to make sure you arrive on time and at the right time.**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.***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.
Near Vatican Museums. Full details will be provided upon booking
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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.
Same as above. -€64.00]
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The Roman Guy offers a 95% 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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As a first time visit to the Vatican Museum and St. Peter's Basillica, the 7:30 am Privilege Access tour with The Roman Guy was definitely the way to As a first time visit to the Vatican Museum and St. Peter's Basillica, the 7:30 am Privilege Access tour with The Roman Guy was definitely the way to go. Our guide, Elly, was excellent. Drawing on her archeology background in Roman Art, she told the stories of the Vatican as we leisurely walked through the museum and Sistine Chapel without the chaos of the crowds...more
On a day that would celebrate a special birthday in my life, I wanted to spend in a location that has celebrated beauty, art and connection to God thrOn a day that would celebrate a special birthday in my life, I wanted to spend in a location that has celebrated beauty, art and connection to God throughout the ages. I had visited the Vatican and Sistine Chapel ten years ago and felt pushed and shoved through. I wanted to find a special experience and so I booked this tour. We entered the Vatican "before hours" and sure enough, you are walking to the Sistine Chapel with just a few people and as the Vatican is just waking up for the day. We spent about 20 - 25 minutes in the Sistine Chapel. While it was not quite as limited in number as I anticipated, it was special nonetheless. Our tour guide was very informative and helpful...more
Saw the Sistine Chapel empty. Beyond words
We did this with the hotel pick up add-on. Wasn't cheap, but worth it. Driver was on time and waiting for us in a suit. This was great bc he calledWe did this with the hotel pick up add-on. Wasn't cheap, but worth it. Driver was on time and waiting for us in a suit. This was great bc he called the guide and brought us straight to her. Raffa opened the door to our car and brought us straight inside while everyone else was lining up unable to enter for anther hour. That was only the first 20 minutes of our experience. Highly recommend this if you have the money to do it. ..more