vatican tour

Private walking tour of the Vatican Museums, Raphael Rooms, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica, Papal Tombs.

vatican tours

vatican tours 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.

the vatican tours

private 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.

The most efficient way through the Vatican starts in the Vatican Museums, progresses to the Sistine Chapel and then goes to St. Peter’s Basilica.

You can find descriptions of the various parts of the Vatican in the menu and then you can choose how long you would like your tour to be when you book below.

vatican tickets

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

You can decide if the Museums are something you want to spend 30 minutes, an hour or two hours in before you enter the Sistine Chapel.

visiting the vatican

vatican tours 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.

vatican city tours

Duration:Between 2 and 5 half hours.
You choose how long; different routes 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:2 Hours: €200. Mornings only, initial Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica.
3 Hours: €300. Half of Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica.
4 Hours: €400. All of the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilcia.
5 Hours: €500. All of the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilcia and the Papal Tombs.
Tickets:These are €20 per person and I book these for you 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 Visited: 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.


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

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    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 meet you in your hotel on the day of your tour.

    My Vatican Tour reviews: Vatican Tour

    Rated 5.0/5 based on a selection 10 customer reviews out of thousands.

    • Dara was an Excellent Tour Guide

      We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of the Vatican and felt that we obtained a lot more information than we would have done on our own. Dara was an excellent tour guide who was well informed and able to deliver the information in an enjoyable way.
      5/5 Stars
    • Dara's Tour was Fantastic.

      Dara's tour was fantastic. He made 2000 years of history much more fun than expected. I would certainly take his tour again when I next visit Rome. I learned so much and had a great time. Thanks!
      5/5 Stars
    • By Far the Best I have Ever Experienced

      Having travelled a great deal, I have been on many tours in many places, but this tour was by far the best I have ever experienced! Dara delivered a lot of information in a quick and witty way. I am so glad we didn't try to visit the Vatican without a tour. Thanks so much for a wonderful day!
      5/5 Stars
    • Great Tour!

      Dara was excellent! Thank you for such a great tour!
      5/5 Stars
    • Easy to Understand

      Dara was a good guide and seemed to know what he was talking about, plus he was easy to understand.
      5/5 Stars
    • Excellent Tour

      It was an excellent tour. Would recommend it to anyone who was going to Rome.
      5/5 Stars
    • Take the Tour

      Take the tour, even if you will do it on your own later.
      5/5 Stars
    • Worth every penny.

      Worth every penny.
      5/5 Stars
    • Excellent Work

      Our tour guide was very informative and knew the history of all the statues and art paintings and frescoes on the walls and ceilings. We are very glad we took this guided tour. We would not have known what we were looking at. Excellent work to Vatican tour and guide. Thanks!
      5/5 Stars
    • Wonderful Job

      Dara did a wonderful job. I wish we would have had him as our tour guide the entire time we were in Rome. He made the tour wonderfully entertaining and very educational. He placed just enough detail in the explanation to teach us but not bore us. He did an outstanding job. Thank you Dara!
      5/5 Stars