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Vatican City 3 Hour Tour - Private
In the slippers of the Pope... (Skip the Lines!)

There is no better way to see the Vatican than with one of our English speaking professional private tour guides who will uncloak the Vatican on this 3 hour private walking tour. Relax, move at your own pace and let us pamper you through the largest collection in the world. With around 5 million visitors to the Vatican Museums in one year the Vatican can get quite busy. Don't get stuck behind other groups, pause when you want to, and most importantly, have the full attention of the guide.

Duration : 3 hours
Private from :
 €400 per group

Tour Itinerary

The Vatican City : The Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, Pigna Courtyard, Octagonal Courtyard, Round Room, Gallery of the Candelabra, Greek and Roman Statuary Collection, Gallery of the Tapestries, Gallery of the Maps, Old Papal Apartments, Rooms of Raphael, St Peter's Basilica & Square.

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Tour Duration :3 hours
Price Breakdown :Price per group
1 - 5 People :€400
6 - 8 People :€450
9 - 12 People :€500
Entrance Fees :€30 Regular, €20 Reduced (Price above does not include entrance fee)
Suggested Meeting Time :8:30am, 9:00am, 1:30pm, 2:00pm
Meeting Point :Central location in Rome. Full details in confirmation email.
Multiple tour discount: Book this private tour with any other private tour and get €20 off this Private Tour! Discounts applied upon checkout. 

Feel free to contact us with questions or to help you create an itinerary.

Tour Description

Our professional English speaking private Vatican tour guide will lead you through the maze of the Vatican Museums, while enjoying the many highlights and numerous works that Popes have been collecting and commissioning over the past 500 years. This is a private walking tour through the palaces of the most powerful men of their time, surrounded by work of the greatest artists of their time such as Raphael, Michelangelo and Bernini.

Beginning first in the Greek and Roman Statuary Collection, we see pieces dating back from the 3rd century BC and how their power influences today's contemporary art. Continuing on into the Gallery of the Tapestries, the extent of Raphael's talent is revealed with stunning optical illusions woven into cloth.

The Gallery of the Maps is by far one of the most impressive halls you will lay your eyes on, covering all parts of Italy we will see how the past Popes once viewed their territory. The old Papal Apartments are often skipped as there are quicker ways to reach the Sistine Chapel, but for many, the chance to see these rooms are a once in a lifetime opportunity and we make sure you get the full experience. These rooms are not only famous because past Popes once laid their head here, but due to the fact that the walls are covered in Raphael's masterful paintings.

One of the last things we see in the Vatican Museums is the unforgettable Sistine Chapel. Every nook and cranny is covered in detail so no matter where you look, you know exactly what you're looking at and the stress Michelangelo went through to paint it. After having some time to sit back and enjoy the view, we will exit the Vatican Museums into St. Peter's Basilica, again with priority entrance. In St. Peter's Basilica we learn about the legends and facts behind the death of St. Peter, the Basilica itself, Michelangelo's dome, as well as the massive St. Peter's Piazza. After the tour, you will also have time to climb the dome, head down below to see the tombs of past Popes, send post cards home from the Vatican Post Office or visit the nuns in the Vatican souvenir shops. 

The Vatican is covered with majesty and mystery, the best way to reveal such a place is with a Roman Candle Tour Guide.

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  • Priority Skip the Lines Entrance fee : €30 (Adults), €20 (Age 7 and up, Students under 26 years), Free (Children aged 6 and under)
    *Students aged 18 - 26 must show a valid Student ID on the day of the tour.
    **Children aged 17 and under will be asked for proof of age.

  • Meeting Time : Monday - Saturday, 8:30am, 9:00am, 1:30pm, 2:00pm. If you would like to begin at a different hour please specify in the special requests section when booking.

  • Meeting Point : The stairs of Via Tunisi, directly across the street from the entrance of the Vatican Museums. Full details and map will be provided in a confirmation email once booking is complete

  • Dress Code : Both men and woman must have knees and shoulders fully covered. Comfortable walking shoes.

  • Security Restrictions : Laptops, large umbrellas, tripods, sharp objects, glass, and medium sized bags / backpacks are not permitted through Vatican security.

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