Vatican City Tours
Private Tour - Vatican Museums Extended (7 hours)
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Private Tour - Vatican Museums Extended (7 hours)

By Rome Guides
Recommended by 100% of travelers
100% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
About

Ages 0-99
Duration: 7h
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English, Italian
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  • Tickets
  • Local guide
  • Private tour
  • Professional guide
  • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
  • Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel
  • Entry/Admission - St. Peter's Basilica
What's not included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private transportation


Start:
  • Vatican Museums, 00120, Vatican City
    We will meet in front of the entrance of the Museum, in front of the white marble gate. We will hold a sign with your name.
End:
  • Saint Peter's Square, Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
    We will end inside the church in order to give you the opportunity to spend more time inside of it. The Square is close to metro or taxi stations, restaurants and shoppping areas.

  • Near public transportation
  • Stroller accessible
  • Not wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 47029P12

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • It's mandatory to leave bags, backpacks and big umbrellas in the checkroom
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

  • 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: 47029P12

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Itinerary
  • 00120, Vatican City
    We will meet in front of the entrance of the Museum, in front of the white marble gate. We will hold a sign with your name.
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  • Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
    We will end inside the church in order to give you the opportunity to spend more time inside of it. The Square is close to metro or taxi stations, restaurants and shoppping areas.
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  • Rome Guides
    2,364
    Rome, Lazio, Italy
    Joined in June 2012
  • meredith o
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Roman imperial Tour and Vatican Tour
    My daughter and I had two tours with the same guide, Martina, she was beyond lovely and spoke very fluent and ease to understand English. We went to the Roman Forum and the Vatican with her. It was so incredible and informative. She was very patient and understanding. Also incredibly well prepared. My daughter happens to be a big fan of history along with myself and she was asking our guide all types of questions, some not even relevant to our location 🤭 but every question was answered with equal enthusiasm. Would 110% recommend this tour it was worth every cent and more. And absolutely ask for Martina!
    Written June 15, 2024
  • marchH800RM
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful.
    Wow! What a fantastic tour of the colosseum and forum. Vincenzo taught and entertained us through stories. He was extremely engaging and knowledgeable. Top marks all around.
    Written May 30, 2024
  • Knadochka
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Remarkable Experience gifted by Vincenzo
    I will start with one word - REMARKABLE! As a world traveller, I come across tour guides a lot, but Vincenzo blew us away. We were a group of 11. Vincenzo and I connected 9 months before the trip. Every interaction was always nothing but perfect. The tours we had in Rome were nothing short of a theatrical production lead by a historian. We started with the city tour, where Vincenzo shared his passion about the artistic/architectural landmarks of Rome. We continued with Roman Forum and Colosseum, where we felt the landmarks come alive with Vincenzo’s captivating stories. Finally, we may as well receive a degree in Vatican museums and Borghese Gallery as Vincenzo spent generous amount of time sharing the secrets behind the art works. I addition, Vincenzo went above and beyond giving us tips and tricks around Rome including helping us to book the most sought after restaurants. All in all, he was REMARKABLE. True professional, passionate about his trade and absolute admirer of his city of Rome. Thank you from Niagara University in Canada from the bottom of our hearts. Vincenzo, you are a STAR!
    Written May 29, 2024
  • PEH084
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun Tour of the City Center
    We went on a 3 hr walking tour of the center of Rome with Vincenzo. It was a great experience. He’s knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and incredibly engaging. We got so much more out of the experience than we would have if we’d viewed the same locations on our own. Highly recommend!
    Written May 27, 2024
  • medrants
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Vincenzo the great
    Vincenzo is a first class tour guide. During our day and a half with him, we learned much history, art and architecture. He is incredibly knowledgable with outstanding enthusiasm. Would recommend him to anyone.
    Written May 9, 2024
  • BackPacker399287
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A memorably enriching, fun and awe inspiring tour
    We had an absolutely amazing visit of Galleria Doria Pamphili, full of stories and anecdotes that hands the tour truly memorable. Rome is full of art and beauty, and it can be so overwhelming that it is often hard to retain it all. But with Vincenzo’s incredibile knowledge, his anecdotes and fun way of recounting the history of art, this visit will remain deeply impressed in our hearts and minds. Highly recommended
    Written May 6, 2024
  • liz0329
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best Roman tour Guide
    We went on 2 Private tours (our family only) with Vincenzo: one to the Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica and another to the Colosseum. Vincenzo was at the exact meet-up place both times, waiting for us. Vincenzo is a walking history book! He is very knowledgeable and makes learning about Roman life, art, and general history a truly fun and interactive experience! It's evident that he truly enjoys what he is doing and is a master of his subject matter. Whatever question we asked, he was able to respond with an informative answer. Vincenzo is very attentive to any needs that you may have on the tour as well. I would highly recommend booking any tour with Vincenzo! You will have fun and learn so much! I am confident that when we return to Rome one day, we will definitely book more tours with Vincenzo!
    Written May 6, 2024
  • James L
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best Tour Ever
    Our visit to the Forum with Martina was absolutely wonderful. She was the perfect guide giving us a really helpful over view of the history and precise and excellent explanations of each of the key features. Every question was answered. The visit took around 2 1/2 hours and we both enjoyed every minute. Martina was absolutely perfect. This was the best tour of my life
    Written May 3, 2024
  • Sherpa33188638349
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing Roman experience— a guided tour NOT TO BE MISSED
    Rome Guides ( Martina) gave our family ( 6 of us) A SPECTACULAR tour of the Coliseum, the Roman Forum, the Vatican Museum and Basilica, the Capitoline Museum and the Borghese Museum in five incredible days — engaging our grandchildren and satisfying my insatiable curiosity about Roman History — we cannot recommend her highly enough— we have traveled the world and never encountered a better guide
    Written April 27, 2024
  • Jessica W
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Birthday celebration-unforgettable experience
    A tour like no other. Vincenzo is a storyteller that transports you right into the heart of the history of the moment.His deep understanding of Rome's history, art, and architecture is truly impressive. Over the two days our group spent with him, he effortlessly brought ancient ruins to life, weaving captivating stories and historical anecdotes that transported us back in time. It was like stepping into a time machine, with each site and landmark revealing its unique secrets under his expert guidance. When we visited St Paul’s outside the Walls, the next day. What struck us most was Vincenzo’s ability to taylor the experience to the groups interest. It has not been the 1st time we have sought the expertise of Vincenzo, and for my husband’s 50th birthday, he made the experience extraordinary! Overall, I cannot recommend this tour guide and his experience and enthusiasm enough . He went above and beyond, each time and this to ensure our experience in Rome was enjoyable and unforgettable!
    Written April 23, 2024
  • B2873QRleahm
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastico Tour
    Vincenzo was the best guide we have ever had. Super knowledgeable and engaging. His energy is definitely part of his charm. The Trajans Markets are an incredible place to visit and he brought it to life for us. Leah and Todd.
    Written April 5, 2024
  • APG1
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Magnificent lively guide visit to Rome
    You only find exceptional outcomes when in difficult circumstances - and we had it all: it rained like it never did in Rome and we were in family with kids … but still Vincenzo managed to get us through all the really relevant information and without the kids getting rebellious - we repeated obviously for the Colosseo and Imperial Forum and this time with better weather - the visit and the explanations were as if we lived that time along Vincenzo - thank you truly for your energy and dedication
    Written February 14, 2024
  • alessioa42
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Museo di Roma/Palazzo Braschi
    Martina guided us through a fabulous historical tour of Rome. She described in lively details the various epochs of Rome depicted in the paintings of the Museum of Rome at Palazzo Braschi, we could feel we were walking through history, with its colors, sounds and feelings. An amazing guide. Highly recommended!!!!!
    Written January 3, 2024
  • lxb807
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Absolutely fantastic: Could not recommend more highly
    We did four tours: Borghese Gallery, Vatican Museum/St. Peter’s/Sistine Chapel, Imperial Rome, City Center. We saw essentially every major landmark of the city during those four tours. Martina was extremely knowledgeable about art and history. She is easy going and worked directly with us and our interest to tailor our tours so we maximized our exposure to the history and art of Rome. Martina’s delightful personality lends itself to a positive and enjoyable experience. We thoroughly enjoyed our time with her. We had very basic knowledge of the history and who the important figures of Rome were. Our knowledge was dramatically increased in a few days with Martina. It is overwhelming to understand what happened here - sometimes in the very place you are standing - but Martina explained it all with great insight. We have never used a guide before. Our experience was 1000 times better than if we had tried to do this trip on our own or with a group. We cannot recommend Rome Guides more highly!
    Written December 30, 2023
  • Dan S
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Rome Capitoline Museum Private Tour - 2 hours
    Vincent gave us an outstanding tour of the National museum. His energetic style and superb knowledge kept us engage. Wonderful
    Written November 4, 2023
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James W
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
We had a fantastic time on our private Vatican Museum/Coliseum tour, it was worth every penny, and we highly recommend our guide, Vincenzo. He is super knowledgeable, fun and funny, very organized, and he took care at all times that we could take breaks or get some water when needed. We moved briskly, but we were never rushed, and he answered every question. This tour was absolutely one of the highlights of our recent holiday in Europe.
Written October 31, 2022
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Nanette M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples
Vincenzo Spina was a wonderful tour guide and highly recommend! Very knowledgeable and full of interesting facts.
Written December 12, 2019
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Andrew S
New York City, NY2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
Martina was an excellent guide, we did Vatican & Sistine together, her knowledge and kindness was great, highly recommended.
Written November 28, 2022
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ren_inc
Adelaide, Australia31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Totally amazing! Way more than 5 stars, Vincenzo Spina was knowledgeable, engaging and impactful! It made our stay memorable! Highly recommend
Written March 20, 2024
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Steve W
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
What can I say about our private, 9 hour Vatican City/Sistine Chapel/St. Peter’s Basilica tour with the wonderful and knowledgable Martina. My wife and I booked our visit through Viator. We met her outside the Vatican’s white marble front gate and although Rome, to newbies like us seemed very chaotic, she was a calming and reassuring presence. She explained everything ahead of time. What we would see. How much walking and stairs are involved. When we could find time to rest, eat, and most importantly, find a restroom.

Her knowledge of the all we saw was insightful and well presented. I am an artist with an art history minor and a Christian so I am very familiar with Western history as it relates to the Catholic Church and the historical significance of Ancient Rome to the Renascence. She gave detailed accounts of paintings, sculptures, tapestries, and buildings. She was such a joy to spend the day with, we asked her to dine and take photos with us.
Written October 1, 2023
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Kristin S
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
We had an amazing experience touring the Colosseum and Roman Forum along with the Vatican tour. Vincent was awesome! Our family of 5 (all late teens) loved his enthusiasm and his knowledge of these beautiful places. We were an interactive part of this tour which made it even more exciting.
Our trip to Rome would not have been complete without these tours. This is a must on your bucket list as you will not appreciate the history without this experience. Thanks again Vincent for an amazing experience!
Written June 12, 2023
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EmiddioB
212 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I had already visited the Vatican Museums on other occasions, alone or with companions, but I must say that the experience I had was like a first time. Vincenzo, our guide, involved us completely, illustrating the masterpieces of the Museums but enriching the explanations with funny and rare anecdotes. An experience definitely worth repeating.
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Written March 10, 2024
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Agnese A
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
Martina was an extraordinary guide, attentive to our needs, clear and punctual, allowing us to get to know a world of art, history and beauty from which we would have liked to never leave. I hope to come back soon. I absolutely recommend this guide.
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Written January 29, 2024
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