We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“So much better than an audio tour”

Vatican Guided Tours
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Skip the Line: Colosseum Official Guided Tour - Entrance Fee Included
More Info
and up
Skip the Line: Colosseum, Palatine Hill and Roman Forum Official Guided Tour...
More Info
and up
Rome by Night Private Sightseeing Tour
Ranked #115 of 797 Tours in Rome
More attraction details
Attraction details
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: We are an official tour operator, authorized by the Vatican, to have privilege entrances. Our staff and our official and mother-tongue tour guides will offer you an unforgettable experience over the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica at the most competitive price. The admiration, appraisal and enjoyment of countless astounding sights will always be seen in a more comfortable manner, avoiding tedious long lines and standard routine itineraries. We offer special deals for: Schools, associations and tour operators. All Tours are suitable for children and also disables. Our company, with head office in Rome, creates and sells its own services and itineraries and not reselling standard packages; we offer, also, tailor made services to give you the chance to live your stay in Rome as you have always dreamt. We guarantee good quality at the most competitive price. Our reward is to let you talk about us for a life time!
Kelowna, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
212 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“So much better than an audio tour”
Reviewed January 26, 2014

You can not compare having a knowledgable guide to a hand held audio tour. Our guide was well versed in the history of the Vatican and shared all kinds of interesting and sometimes scandalous information with us. Really brought the history to life for us. My only critique would be that the tour is only about 2 1/2 to 3 hours long and it just is not enough time to explore all there is to see but that was how I felt about most places we visited. I felt a little rushed through some areas as there were a number of tour groups converging on the same areas at the same time. Perhaps if they staggered the entries? All in all. Well worth the money spent and would recommend to anyone- especially first time visitors.

Visited January 2014
1 Thank Melody P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

1,693 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Hebrew first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Pickens, South Carolina
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“In Total Awe”
Reviewed January 26, 2014

We booked a Dark Rome tour and Marcella was an outstanding tour guide. We learned so much about the Vatican and the sculptures, paintings and tapestries. Even though the tour was nearly 4 hours, we could have spent days there and hope to go back. Worth every euro.

Visited December 2013
Thank Brazinkj
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dublin, Ireland
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Worth seeing vatican but tour not great”
Reviewed January 26, 2014

The Vatican itself was well worth a visit. Our tour guide was good however she cut the tour short on us. A few people on the tour wanted to go up the steps to the dome of the chapel but it had already closed for the day when we got there. We had said we would cut the tour short if the steps were open, but we assumed that when they weren't we would continue with the original tour. But instead, even though steps closed, our tour guide just left us there without bothering to finish the tour and take us round the basilica. It was €46 each to do the tour...waste of money. If you do want a tour, book online in advance as its a lot cheaper but if they do the audio guides in the Vatican I think you would be better off just getting them. Its a bit of a money racket the whole tour thing.

Visited November 2013
2 Thank 750Joanne
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thessaloniki, Greece
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Exceptional Vatican Tour by Dark Rome organised tour”
Reviewed January 18, 2014

Beyond any expectation this afternoon tour to Vatican, booked by Dark Rome. Most amazed by the rooms painted by Raffaello, but it was mostly our guide's will and passion that made our visit worth both time and money. Spacial thanks to our guide, Salvatore, from the Greek visitors on 13.01.14. Un giorno incantevole e memorabile. Mille grezie!

Visited January 2014
1 Thank Panagiotis-thess
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
1 review
“It was super!”
Reviewed January 17, 2014

It was a verry nice day and ana serra said everthing good! She explaned everything verry well.she is lisend to everybody in the group when they got a quistion.

Visited January 2014
Thank Dierckens14
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Vatican Guided Tours also viewed


Been to Vatican Guided Tours? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing