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Vatican Museums guided tour& Navona Square-underground entrance + audioguide

Vatican Museums guided tour& Navona Square-underground entrance + audioguide

By VipinItaly
Skip the ticket line and learn about the museum's impressive art collection, the fascinating frescoes in the Sistine Chapel and the world-famous Raphael's Rooms (stanze di Raffaello) And you are the one determining the duration of the tour and the stay. As the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel are one of the most visited places in Rome, if not the world, you will see there in all seasons crowds. In 2018, there were an average of 20,000 visitors daily. No matter what weather conditions (sun or rain), who wants to go to the Vatican Museums, you have to queue for the ticket. Do not waste your time queuing at the museums' ticket office, which may take up to 3 hours on some days. We offer you a way to skip this queue. Navona Square, the second part of the tour, sits over the covered archeological site of the Stadium, which was built by Domitian before 86 d.C., for athletics competitions that had them origin in the ancient Greece.
per adult
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Ages 0-99, max of 20 per group
Duration: 5–6 hours
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English, French
Audio guide: English, French

  • Tickets
  • Guide for the Vatican Museums
  • Audioguide for the Navona Square Underground
  • Entry/Admission - Stadio di Domiziano - Navona Square Underground
What's not included
  • Food and Drinks
  • Transfer
  • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums

  • Via Vespasiano, 41, 00192 Roma RM, Italy
    Vipinitaly office
  • Piazza Navona, 00186 Roma RM, Italy

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 24319P50

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 24319P50

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  • VipinItaly
    Rome, Lazio, Italy
    Joined in November 2015
  • Joe R
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Walking tour with pickup at hotel
    We had an amazing tour on Oct 5, 2021, in large part due to our guide Flavio. He was smart, entertaining, and he really new his stuff. This was our 5th visit to the Vatican, and this was by far the best tour. We learned many news things, and Flavio kept us moving at a good pace so we saw quite a bit in ur allotted time. We highly recommend this tour and Flavio!!!
    Written October 12, 2021
  • G376JZivanb
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great tour with an outstanding guide. The guide is so knowledgeable and really captures the crowd's attention from beginning to the end with plenty of details.
    Written August 8, 2020
  • PDA5725
    0 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    Do NOT book this Coliseum trip!! This company was completely disorganized. It was an audio tour but you needed to download a random program and listen with your phone, which would completely drain you battery and data usage. The people in this company literally had no idea how to coordinate even a small group of people.
    Written November 7, 2019
  • Snyder6866
    0 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    It’s Huge!
    My husband loves history, but I selected the guided tour to skip the lines. We went with Viator. We met at their office and our group walked to the Colosseum which was about a 5 minute walk. The tour guide was knowledgeable, funny and he connected with the group. It was nice to skip the long security line even at our 5:00 tour time. You can definitely get good pictures from outside, but you must go inside to grasp how huge it is. After the guided tour ended, we could stay as long as we wanted.
    Written July 22, 2019
  • KrissieK_12
    0 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    No, no, no
    Our experience was beyond disappointing. I booked with this company through Viator. We had been in Positano and wanted to spend some time in Rome before going home. Because it was over Good Friday and the Saturday before Easter, I investigated and found a full day tour. We were to visit the Colosseum in the morning and Vatican City in the afternoon on Good Friday. We showed up at a tour office that was NOT VIPINITALY for the door to be closed and no one there. There were about 20 people standing around. Two office workers showed up 20 minutes after the time we were all told to be there to open the office. It was clear they were disgusted ewe all were there, as they had sent out an email the day before canceling our tour. No one had received an email from them. I was able to persuade one of the workers to call VIPINITALY. They told us that they would reschedule us for the next morning and that our tour of Vatican City would procede as planned that afternoon. Let me also say that we had paid to “skip the line” in both these places. We showed up to the VIPINITALY office for the afternoon tour and she walked us to another tour company and left us with them, telling us there would not be more than 15 people in our group. There were 27. Our “skip the line” tour took us 1:20 (yes, one hour and twenty minutes) to get us in to the Vatican Museum, and during this time we were also told we would not get to get in to St. Peter’s Basilica because it closed due to the fact it was Good Friday. I specifically booked a tour through a company so that we would be admitted to these places BECAUSE it was a holy day. The guide for Vatican City was very knowledgeable and did an amazing job keeping track of our group. We were not offered any compensation for a third of our Vatican City tour not happening. Then, unfortunately my boyfriend got sick that night. He was unable to go on the Colosseum tour. There were 28 people on that tour without my boyfriend. The guide was knowledgeable, but he was terrible at making sure the group stayed together and nearly walked off from the gate at Palentine Hill until I pointed out there were still people in our group not in yet. This tour was expensive, and the value for money paid was not there. I would not recommend this company to anyone under any circumstance.
    Written April 23, 2019
  • jenniferdawson
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    High quality tours
    The guide was very precise and didn’t miss any detail. I consider using the same guide for other visits because it was a memorable experience. I suggest this agency because they are highly qualified and flawless. The guide was very professional and made us learn many new facts without getting bored. High quality tour
    Written December 29, 2018
  • AmandaWestYorks
    0 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Colosseum Guide Boring/Roman Forum Guide Very Interesting
    My friend and I booked these guided tours to include the underground of the Colosseum prior to arrival in Rome as we had read that the queues were big. Queues didn't look too bad when we got there but I still think it's best to pre-book. We were greeted by a very friendly young lady outside the metro opposite the colosseum and she passed us onto a nice guy who walked us to the colosseum and sorted out our access. We were introduced to our guide who, unfortunately did not speak very good English. This spoilt the tour for us as we kept missing bits. Also he wasn't very engaging and seemed bored. We found this totally unacceptable as we had paid a lot of money for the tour and will never do it again. We have given feedback to the company to this affect so, hopefully, things will improve. However, when it came to meeting the guide for the tour of the Roman Forums, it couldn't have been more different. Our guide was lovely, she was very interesting and spoke perfect English even though she was from Serbia. We gave very good feedback to the company for her. Just a shame same couldn't be said for the colosseum guide. Loved seeing it though due the the history obviously so I would still recommend doing the tour.
    Written November 5, 2018
  • Souldemio
    0 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    Scammed out of our money
    American Express Concierge booked the skip the line Coliseum tour for our group of four. The weather turned bad early so I began calling at 8:00 am the contact number on the voucher to cancel or reschedule the tour. No one answered the phone after calling multiple times between 8:00 am and 10:00 am. I called the American Express Concierge for assistance. The Concierge also could not contact the tour operator. I was told that an email would be sent requesting a refund and would get a reply within 24 hours. We received a reply that I would not receive a refund.
    Written October 31, 2018
  • becky_k_m
    0 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    We booked this due to the fact it stated small tour and head sets. We waited over an hour at the start whilst being passed around to different organisers. No head sets. Group size was 30+. Further more entry to the attraction on this particular day was free. I have no idea what we paid £45 for but it was a rip off.
    Written March 11, 2018
  • Peter B
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    GREAT !
    The tour was great, we were weel welcomed by the personal of the agency which bring us into the group. The guide was really professional, nothing to complain about.
    Written January 9, 2018
  • Kay T
    0 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unprofessional Guide
    Our guide tor the Forum was rude, boring and a thorough time waster. One and a half hours later we had achieved nothing and it was near closing time. We did out own tour in the final 15 minutes available. Bitterly disappointing.
    Written November 14, 2017
  • markwalsh999
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great tour, family friendly.
    We booked the 3-hour tour of Palantine Hill, the Roman Forum and Colosseum with VIPinItaly. Our guide, Vasco, was excellent, incredibly knowledgeable and really friendly, he really brought the whole experience to life with his vivid explanations. Our children (12 and 14) really enjoyed it and Vasco even made a Harry Potter connection at one point! The tour was very well organised and paced, and the headsets worked really well. My only suggestion would be that Viator and the tour operator could give more detail about the meeting location in advance (e.g. full address, Google maps reference), but we found it okay and this in no way detracted from the whole experience. Thanks again Vasco!
    Written April 20, 2017
  • Kate M
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Roman forum and colosseum
    We booked a tour that covered the roman forum the colosseum and palentine hill. The tour guides were very interesting and helpful especially Diago who showed us around the forum and the hill. He went above and beyond to find 2 members of the group and return them in time for the chance to see the dungeons of the colosseum
    Written April 17, 2017
  • Hatim A
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    5-star experience
    Great tour had a wonderful experience. Reliable agency - the Vatican tour was exceptional and the staff was very friendly and outgoing. I recommend them very much!
    Written March 10, 2017
  • Riya D
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    a brilliant tour guide who kept the spirits high!
    had a lovely trip to the colosseum on august and just got round to writing about it. it happened to be the one day where thunder and lightning as well as rain came down but our guide elena did everything to make the best situation out of it. she was really informative and very kind, loved the tour and cannot recommend it more . thankyou :)
    Written November 2, 2016
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