Vatican Walking Tour
Discover the Heart of Catholicism
When in Rome, the only way to fully experience the Vatican Museums is with your very own private guide leading you through the labyrinth of galleries to divulge the little known secrets of the masterpieces before you. Starting with the Vatican Museums, where we have included pre-reserved entrance tickets. This private 3-hour tour will also take you through the Sistine Chapel and Saint Peter’s Basilica.
In the Vatican you will see the priceless collection of art and treasures that fill this amazing museum. The founding of the Vatican Museums can be traced back to 1503, when the newly elected Pope Julius II della Rovere placed a statue of Apollo in the internal courtyard of the Belvedere Palace, built by Innocent VIII. Michelangelo, Perugino, and Botticelli created the unbelievable wall frescoes that adorn the complex. You will have time to visit the famous Sistine Chapel, whose unique ceiling is surely one of Michelangelo's greatest achievements. Finish the tour with a visit to Saint Peter's Basilica, an architectural masterpiece with contributions from Michelangelo and Bernini, among others.
Full Names: In order to purchase the pre-reserved Vatican Museum entrance tickets, it is imperative that you notify us of all tour participants' FULL NAMES, as stated on their Passports, upon booking this tour.
Includes: Private English-speaking guide for 3-hours, Pre-reserved, timed Vatican entrance tickets.
Excludes: Guide Gratuity, Extra Hours, Taxi Fares/Transportation to/from the Vatican (to be paid locally by the client).
- Private, direct transfers to/from the Vatican can be arranged for additional cost.
- Modest attire is required – knees and shoulders must be covered.
Availability (subject to change without notice).
Our Vatican walking tours are available most days Monday through Saturday, although every Wednesday morning, a Papal Audience is held, which limits touring to the afternoon only (see Official Vatican Calendars below).
Morning Tours – Begin at 9:00AM; the guide can meet you in the lobby of your Rome hotel lobby, and together, you will engage a taxi (paid locally) to the Vatican. Alternatively, you can meet the guide at a set meeting point, across the street from the entrance to the Vatican Museum.
Afternoon Tours – Can begin at 2:00PM; you must make your way to the Vatican, where you will meet the guide at a set meeting point, across the street from the Vatican Museum.