vatican tour

Vatican Museums, Raphael Rooms, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's Basilica, Papal Tombs
Vatican tours booked through me allow you to see exactly what you want, for as long as you would like, when you want. Although I no longer personally provide tours in the Vatican, my friends do and I can connect you with them.

There is only one way through the Vatican but there are choices along the way, not everything is compulsory. My tours let you pick and choose what you would like to see. Other companies just show you established routes.

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vatican tours

I charge per hour and I calculate that based on the average amount of time it takes to see that part of the Vatican. You can find descriptions of the various parts of the Vatican in the menu and then you can choose what you would like to see when you book below.


vatican tickets

All the tours I organise use skip the line tickets for the Vatican so you will experience no line or queue for the Vatican.


visiting the vatican

If you want to see the Vatican properly and are genuinely interested in what it has to offer, this site is for you.
If you just want to 'do the Vatican', I would recommend a standard tour company instead. In order to book a tour through me, English must be your native language and you must have full walking abilities; tours walking slow or taking breaks to sit down are no problem at all - you can select taking it easy in the form below.


vatican city tours

Duration: Between 2 and 5 half hours.
You choose how long; different things take different times.
Skip the Lines: Yes. I book skip the line tickets for your tour and we use the tour guide entrance which has no line.
Tour Price: €80 per hour. Not per person.
Tours can last, 2, 3, 4 or 5 hours.
Tickets: These are €20 per person and I book these for us in advance. I then combine these in to the total tour price when I email you.
Start Time: Anytime between 9am - 2pm.
Monday to Saturday.
People on the Tour: Up to 6 people. Any more requires the use of radios according to Vatican bye laws, which I do not provide.
Photos: Yes, allowed everywhere except the Sistine Chapel. Flash permitted downstairs (sculpture) in the Museum but not upstairs (painting).
Breaks: Yes, to sit down, for bathrooms, drinks etc.
You can choose to have a break for lunch or a snack inside if you want.
Sights Visted: The Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, the Raphael Rooms, Borgia Apartments, St. Peter's Basilica, the Papal Tombs. You can choose from the form below.
Transport: I normally use buses, metros and taxis but I can arrange private transport if you like. You choose as you will pay.

Booking:

If you would like to book a tour through me, please fill out this form and it will email me your request.

Your Details:

Your Preferred Tour Date and Start Time:

Adults, Older Children and Younger Children:

Preferred Transport to Vatican:

Things you would like to see:

90 mins - first half of the museums - required, this is the entrance
45 mins - other half of museums - optional
30 mins - paintings & tapestries - optional
45 mins - includes Borgia Apts - optional
45 mins - largest church on Earth optional
15 mins - resting place of Popes - optional
Tours of the Vatican Gardens or Necropolis can only be booked with the Vatican themselves.
Special Requirements:

I will reply to you within 24 hours via email and answer any questions you may have.
Once you are happy and want to confirm the tour, I will send you an email through paypal where you can pay a deposit or the whole thing using your credit card or paypal account. You can alternatively pay the guide in cash on the day if you prefer. Then your tour is booked and the guide will see you on the day of your tour.

My Tour reviews:

General Tour Thoroughly Pleased
Thoroughly pleased with the entire experience.
5.0 Stars Christy Turner
Italy Tour Dara was Fantastic!
Dara was fantastic! Not only very informative but funny as well. He kept the group together well, he frequently asked if everyone was okay and we stopped for toilet breaks. The tour was so interesting and well paced. It was also great that Dara was able to talk and walk at the same time unlike the guide the following day!
5.0 Stars Natasha Thomas
Vatican Tour A Great Tour
The tour was great, after talking with others on our cruise we got the better deal as they went on the cruise sponsor tour. I do have 2 items to help with improvements. I know you may not be able to do this one and it may be out of your control, but benches would be great when listening to the information on the Sistine Chapel. The second, the guides need better microphone, when they turn their head the mic stays put and you lose volume. My party all agreed that it was a great tour. Debbie.
5.0 Stars Deborah Flanders
Vatican Tour Knowledgeable and Friendly
We had a wonderful time on our tour. Dara was knowledgeable and friendly. The Vatican trip was a highlight of our trip to Rome. Thank you.
5.0 Stars Medina Khalil
General Tour Great Tour!
Dara was excellent! Thank you for such a great tour!
5.0 Stars Ruth
Vatican Tour Very Knowledgeable and Spirited
He was very knowledgeable and spirited. Plus, what with the Obamas in town, we had to walk the entire way around to get to the Vatican when the tour was over. As an aside, my daughter and I waited in the Vatican for almost an hour as there was a rumor that Mrs. Obama was expected, but in the end, what with only 1 1/2 days in Rome, we left. Since we continued on to Florence, Bologna, and Venice, we never did find out if we had missed seeing her. But was there ever a lot of excitement in that area
5.0 Stars Dr Donna Ferrara
Italy Tour Perfect Balance of Wit and Knowledge
He was the perfect balance of wit and knowledge - was amazed at the depth of his knowledge and he has ability to communicate the facts in an interesting manner - also gave us a good selection of the things worth seeing - I have recommended the tour on our expedia review of Rome
5.0 Stars David Garwood
Italy Tour The Most Enjoyable Tour
This was the most enjoyable tour of our entire two week vacation to Italy. Dara was quite knowledgeable and interjected fun facts and humor which made it even more engaging for our children - ages 20, 17 & 15. He was always respectful of the faith and reminded us of the rules, other tour guides must not have been as informative.
5.0 Stars Mike Howard
General Tour An easy and Fun Experience
The tour was everything and more than we expected. Thanks for making it an easy and fun experience for the whole family.
5.0 Stars Sarah Morel
Italy Tour Helpful and Informative
Dara was very helpful and informative. He knew each room and detail and I am glad that he was our tour guide. He had a nice personality and I was amazed with his ability to keep counting our group to make sure all were together before we moved forward. I have already recommended your tour to other people as I traveled in other parts of Italy.
5.0 Stars Audrey Ferrante