Exclusive Private Tour:expert Guiding On The Art And History Of All The Vatican - Rome

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  • Duration: 3 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    between 9am - 11pm between 2pm - 3pm at 7pm Please include a preferred time at time of booking. The closest available time will be allocated. You must call 24-48 hours prior to travel to recon.. read more
  • Departure Details :
    V.Le Vaticano/Musei Vaticani, 00192 Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Explore the art history of the Vatican Museums and St Peter's Basilica in style on a private walking tour with an art expert - and skip the queues. Accompanied by your own private guide who specializes in art history, you'll enjoy personalized attention on your special private tour of the Vatican museums, without wasting time waiting in line.

Highlights

  • Choice of several departures throughout the day
  • Led by an art historian
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Skip the line
  • All entrance fees included
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences

Know More about this tour

Your fascinating private walking tour starts at the Vatican museums, where you will take a journey of discovery to the Gallery of Maps, Raphael's Rooms and Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel. Best of all, when you book your Vatican Museums Art History Walking Tour with your own private art historian, you can skip the line when you reach the Vatican Museums. There's no need to waste time waiting in lines when you're on vacation!

Next, youll visit St peters basilica to admire the famous artworks by Michelangelo and Bernini, where your private walking tour concludes. Please note that St peters basilica closes at 7 pm so the Vatican evening tours would not include this.

This in-depth private tour of the Vatican Museums and St Peter's Basilica is hosted by an English-speaking guide specializing in art history. Please list any special interests you have (art, architecture, history, culture) at the time of booking to alert your guide, so they can prepare for your private tour.

Inclusions

Professional guide

Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums

Entry/Admission - St. Peter's Basilica

Exclusions

Gratuities

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Food and drinks, unless specified

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Wheelchair accessible

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

Evening Tours: St Peter's Basilica is closed during the evenings. As an alternative you will be offered an extended itinerary within the Vatican Museums, which still includes the Sistine Chapel and Raphael's Rooms. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. If you would prefer that St Peter's Basilica and Square are included, please select the Morning or Afternoon Tours as your travel date

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Regular temperature checks for staff

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  • 15-Jul-2022

    Die Tour ist kurzfristig gecancelt worden jede Kontaktaufnahme per Telefon oder Mail hat nicht funktioniert. Ich habe mein Geld auch noch nicht zurück !!! Sehr schlechter Service und Stil

  • 02-Jul-2022

    Tour guide never showed up. Even Viator wasn't able to get a hold of them. Met another group through Viator that had the same thing happen. I'm getting a refund for my $700+.

  • 11-Nov-2021

    We toured the Vatican museums and Sistine Chapel with our 18-year-old son; my husband and I had been there before, but my son had not. So our guide, Giovanni, had the challenge of choosing which items to present (a real risk there is to exhaust one's attention on the first few halls of the enormous collection, and become too overwhelmed to take in the rest of it), at the same time keeping the tour interesting for two who had already visited, and one- a teenager- who had not. He did a wonderful job highlighting items, explaining why they were important, and doing it in a fun and engaging way (how can you immediately tell if a sculpture is Greek, or Roman?). His English is excellent and he interacted comfortably with our son. I'm sure he would also have been an excellent guide for a longer and more detailed tour, or one which focused on a particular part of the museums collection, as he seemed very knowledgeable whenever we had a question about anything. Unfortunately the line to get into St. Peter's basilica was extremely long, so we didn't get to see that, but that wasn't Giovanni's fault (and he did suggest scheduling a tour in the morning and visiting the basilica first, when the line was likely to be shorter).

  • 15-Oct-2019

    Sehr sehenswert, aber ohne Wartezeiten nicht zu haben. Es hat Carina. 1 Stunde gedauert, bis wir im Museum waren.

  • 27-Aug-2019

    We had a private tour with our family of 6 which included a professor in a wheel chair and two teenage boys. The tour with Amy was excellent!! She was highly informed, friendly, patient and kind. We are not catholic but truly felt it was a balanced historical tour and worth every penny and minute we spent. We highly recommend a private tour with Amy

  • 03-Jul-2019

    Very disappointing experience. The Vatican is herding people through like cattle. How do we get a refund???

  • 10-Jun-2019

    Very disappointing experience. The Vatican is herding people through like cattle. How do we get a refund???

  • 21-Nov-2018

    We (80 and 75) were withe our grandchildren (25-27) and had a private because I needed a wheel chair. Our guide was VERY knowleabe and with an outstanding personality. She couldn't of been nicer......It is a long tour and if you have problems with your legs or back- get a wheel chair you are standing for about 4+ hours.

  • 20-Nov-2018

    We (80 and 75) were withe our grandchildren (25-27) and had a private because I needed a wheel chair. Our guide was VERY knowleabe and with an outstanding personality. She couldn't of been nicer......It is a long tour and if you have problems with your legs or back- get a wheel chair you are standing for about 4+ hours.

  • 22-Oct-2018

    We had the good fortune to have Maria Ludovica as our tour guide at the Vatican. When we originally planned this trip my daughter was not pregnant. But lo and behold, a 2 month old infant came with us. If you have been to Disney you know what Fast Pass is...well, the combination of a newborn and a trained professional like Mary Ludo made the crowded Vatican a wonderful experience.Maria Ludo had such great knowledge and her preview chat inside the walls set the tone for a terrific immersion in fine art and inspiration. Her visual aids were also an asset as we progressed from one site to the other. Her genuine enthusiasm and care are so appreciated by this family.I strongly urge anyone to have a tour like this one. It was a true highlight of our trip.Once again, many thanks to Maria Ludo for making our experience so positive.

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