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This is a fully private and exclusive Vatican City tour in three hours.

Our Vatican tour guides guarantee a once in a lifetime Vatican tour experience, so it pays to plan ahead! In the company of a top rated Vatican tour guide you will be sure to see all the major works of art with our skip the Vatican line promise.

You'll skip the Vatican lines with priority entrance into the Vatican Museums. Your private Vatican tour includes the Pinecone courtyard, Greek and Roman sculpture in the Belvedere courtyard, Gallery of Tapestries, Gallery of Maps, Rooms of Raphael, and the Sistine Chapel with it's frescoes by Michelangelo.

You'll visit the Vatacombs (Papal Tombs beneath St. Peter's, not the Vatican Necropolis - mornings only) and then enter St. Peter's Basilica, the largest Christian Church in the World. The visit includes Michelangelo's Sculpture of La Pieta', the Bronze Baldacchino by Bernini and Holy Altar, sculpted Papal funerary monuments, the Swiss Guard, St. Peter's facade and piazza.

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View and print meeting point for this tour: Via Sebastiano Veniero 21, by Vatican Museums entrance

  • Priority skip the line Vatican tickets

  • Licensed private Vatican tour guide

  • Private Vatican City tour

  • Private Vatican Museums tour

  • Private Sistine Chapel tour

  • Private Vatacombs tour (mornings only)

  • Private St. Peter's Basilica tour

  • None!
Dress Code

Inside the Vatican City, for both ladies and men, knees and shoulders must be covered. For men, no shorts of any kind are allowed. No exceptions are made.

Important Information
  • Tour runs daily excluding Sundays.
  • Tour does not run on public holidays.
  • Sturdy, comfortable footwear advised.
3 hours
Meeting Point
Please let us know your preferred start time, between 09:00 AM and 15:00 PM. Meet at our Vatican office on Via Sebastiano Veniero 21. Full details in booking confirmation voucher.

Following payment, you will be e-mailed a confirmation voucher with comprehensive booking details therein. Payment made will be clarified, and clearly explained tour meeting point info plus maps included for you to find your way in Rome. Please print your voucher and bring it with you at the start of the tour.

When In Rome Tours Promise

** Vatican Museums tickets included!

No hidden costs, English speaking guide, personalized assistance, free Rome orientation & local maps at our customer service center when you check in for your Vatican tour. Amenities include intranet points, lounge, wi-fi, rest rooms, refreshments, and a Roman gladiator photo shoot!

Rated: 5/5 - Luigi was fantastic!
Anita from Norway (04 August, 2015 - 05:48pm)

"Made the tour 3rd of August. A really hot day, but our guide Luigi made the trip great anyway. His knowledge about everything that has to do with the vatican history and building was amazing. He also had a great personality and presented all information in a really interesting way. It made us really pay attention. We strongly recommend When in Rome tours and Luigi :)"

Rated: 5/5 - Vatican Tour
Anita Lombardo (28 June, 2013 - 11:01pm)

"Toni was great--her comprehensive knowledge of the art and history of the Vatican made our family group's tour informative and special. We enjoyed getting to know her and would definitely ask for her again!"

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be received in writing. Cancellation requests by telephone only are not accepted, but you may call us to confirm that you have submitted a cancellation request to us in writing. If you cancel your booking greater than seven (7) days before the scheduled tour departure, you will be entitled to a full refund less a 10 Euro cancellation fee per transaction. If you cancel your booking less than seven (7) days before the scheduled tour departure, you will be entitled to a full refund less a 20% cancellation fee per transaction. No refunds will be issued for cancellation requests received less than 24 hours before the scheduled tour departure. Similarly, no refunds will be issued for failure to cancel (no show), or failure to arrive at the designated meeting point at the departure time displayed in your booking confirmation. When In Rome Tours SRL may not be held responsible for acts of god, nor alterations to tours made necessary by unforeseen or unannounced closure of all or part of venues including monuments in the tour package. In the event of such closings, When In Rome Tours SRL will not reimburse the package, but may honor the ticket on another day.

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