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.


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 Fantastic Job
Dara did a fantastic job. His sense of humor was a definite plus and kept us all engaged.
5.0 Stars Roger Koppy
Vatican Tour The Tour was Excellent!
The tour was excellent! Very informative. Dara was an excellent tour guide - funny, knowledgeable and very friendly. This was the best tour we went on during our stay in Italy.
5.0 Stars Edvard Lauman
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
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 Excellent tour.
Excellent tour. Our guide was wonderful and really cared about everything.
5.0 Stars Peggy Collias
General Tour Tons of Sense of Humour
I love Dara's format of explaining with tons of sense of humour.
5.0 Stars Celina Tablante
Italy 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
Vatican Tour Excellent Tour
It was an excellent tour. Would recommend it to anyone who was going to Rome.
5.0 Stars Paula Bawiec
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 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