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.


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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.


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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:

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
General Tour Easy to Understand
Dara was a good guide and seemed to know what he was talking about, plus he was easy to understand.
5.0 Stars Jason P
Vatican Tour Informative and Interesting
Our tour was most informative and interesting. The guide kept the family entertained with facts of the origins to the many statues and artwork. Well worth the cost to cover such a magnificent papal residence.
5.0 Stars Gilbert & Luisa Rigon
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
General Tour Very Funny
Dara made the whole foot pounding experience very interesting with a touch of humour thrown in for good measure. Without him pointing out things on the way we would have missed a lot. My teenage daughter was not looking forward to the tour, but afterwards she commented on how much she got out of it and found it very funny.
5.0 Stars Mr Parlour
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
Italy Tour Highlights of My Trip
Most professional tour that I had on Rome. One of the highlights of my trip. Thank you!
5.0 Stars Marti Panikkar
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
Vatican Tour Very Good
The tour was very good and Dara had the perfect combination of knowledge, respect and humour! It was good he had this as the tour is long but we knew it would be. The only aspect of the tour which saddened me and my friends (this has no reflection on Dara) when we entered the Sistine Chapel I could believe the noise, flash photography and uncovered arms!!) This is obviously a sign of the times but the Vatican should Not allow it. Vatican Tour was amazing and of course I will be recommending it.
5.0 Stars Anna Baker
General Tour The Tour was Great
The tour was great. Dara was a great combination of knowledge and humor. Good pace. I would use your tour company again.
5.0 Stars Mike Marotta