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 garden
  • colonnade architecture
  • sistine chapel before and after restoration
  • 16th chapel
  • sistine chapel
  • pictures of the vatican in rome
  • berninis colonnade
  • st peters basilica dome
  • pinacote
  • sistine chapel michelangelo

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 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 Incrediby Informed
I don't know how people go to the Vatican without a guided tour. There is no other way of doing it. Our guide was incredibly informed and very intelligent. I learnt so much with this tour! He was amazing and there is no complaint to be made. On a scale from 1 to 10 (10 being the highest), he ranks at a 10+. :-) Thank you for making our Vatican tour the best!
5.0 Stars Melissa Kelly
Vatican Tour 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!
5.0 Stars Katherine R. Yazzie
General Tour Very funny and Entertaining
Dara was fantastic!! Really informative, considerate of everyone on the tour. Aware that it was a long tour with a lot of walking and was always aware of the groups comfort and needs. He was also very funny and entertaining, I would highly recommend him!
5.0 Stars Tracey Herbert
General Tour Very Professional
My husband and I went on the tour and enjoyed it very much. It was very professional.
5.0 Stars Marianne Sweeney
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
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 Tour was good
Tour was good. Dara was informative and accomodating
5.0 Stars Nancy Stanton
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
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