vatican tour

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.


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.


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.
3 Hours: €300.
4 Hours: €400.
5 Hours: €500.
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.

Booking:

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

Preferred transport to the Vatican:

Things you would like to see:

Tours of the Vatican Gardens or Necropolis can only be booked with the Vatican themselves.


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.


  • sistine chapel ceiling
  • st peter's piazza
  • sistine
  • the last supper tapestry
  • st peters basilica and square
  • garden visit
  • The Laocoon Group in the Vatican
  • bernini st peters
  • st peter
  • michelangelo the sistine chapel

My Tour reviews:

    Vatican Tour
    Outstanding Guide
    Thank you for providing a wonderful tour of the Vatican – with special thanks to Dara who was an outstanding guide!
    5.0 Stars Simon Harris

    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

    Vatican Tour
    Excellent English
    Spoke excellent English. Loved the headphones. Did not have to keep up to enjoy the tour. Have two teenagers with us and they enjoyed it too!
    5.0 Stars Toni Elizabeth Stanek

    Vatican Tour
    Dara was Great
    Dara was great. We had to leave the tour early because our ship changed the departure time from the port city – move it up 1 hour. Dara gave us great directions on where to go to see what we wanted to see since we couldn’t stay with the tour. He also was very informative while the hour or so we were with the tour.
    5.0 Stars Jerry Parche

    General Tour
    Great Tour
    Great tour
    5.0 Stars Angela Delzotto

    Vatican Tour
    Dara was an Excellent Guide
    Dara was an excellent guide. His tour was very informative without being too ‘heavy’ and included just the right amount of humour. I’m sure we learnt a great deal more from Dara than if we simply read the guide books. The whole tour experience was incredable and helped to make our brief holiday to Rome a great success. Well Done!!
    5.0 Stars Alison and Alan Twyford

    Italy Tour
    Excellent Tour
    Just loved all the info that Dara gave us. Excellent tour and tour guide. Would recommend your tours to our friends visiting Rome. Thanks for your services.
    5.0 Stars Brando DeOliveira

    General Tour
    Extremely Interesting
    I attended the tour with my friend and we both found the tour extremely interesting. I would definitely recommend this tour.
    5.0 Stars Tracey Bennett

    Vatican Tour
    Great Tour
    It was a great tour except it was too long without being able to sit down or take breaks. (This is a criticism of the Vatican many people have – there should be more benches – Dara).
    5.0 Stars Sheila Picard

    General Tour
    Dara was Outstanding
    Dara was outstanding. The tour was sensational and met every expectation we had. Our two teenage boys where very impressed with the tour and thoroughly enjoyed Dara’s commentary, humor and knowledge.
    5.0 Stars Carolyn Wales