Vatican Guided Tours
Vatican Guided Tours
4.5
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8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
About
Vatican Guided Tour is an official tour operator authorized by the Vatican to have privileged entrances - skip-the-line guided tours. Our staff and 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 more comfortably, 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 the disabled. Our company, with its head office in Rome, creates and sells its services and itineraries and not reselling standard packages; we offer tailor-made services to give you a 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 lifetime!
Rome, Lazio, Italy

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Alisha W
1 contribution
Dec 2023 • Business
We fully enjoyed our special daily sightseeing private tour of the major historical sites of the Eternal City. Simona, our professional art historian-cum-guide customized our trip to the major stopovers of Rome, including Trevi Fountain, Circus Maximus, Spanish Steps, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, St Peter Square, Castle Sant Angelo, and more.

Again, we were escorted in a luxury private AC minivan to witness the ancient landmarks. We were lucky to visit the Emperor Hadrian’s Mausoleum, and also the epic Ponte Sant Angelo to catch a spectacular glimpse of Castello Sant Angelo.

Our custom tour also included the Janiculum Hill and the Circus Maximus. After the 1-hour lunch break, we took the next 3-hour skip-the-line VIP tour to the Colosseum.
Written 16 February 2024
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Paulos K
Italy1 contribution
Nov 2023 • Business
We thoroughly cherished the exclusive private Rome Colosseum tour with priority entrances via skip-the-line entry tickets that directly took us to the major ancient landmarks of Rome.

We were accompanied by our professional art historian guide Daniella, who helped us bypass the lengthy queues and crowds to enter the impressive Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill.

Thus, this private tour assisted us in cutting short travel time, as well as our endeavours. The 1-hour 30-minute trip also comes with headsets to listen to the live commentary from the private guide to enjoy an immersive experience.
Written 6 February 2024
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Adolfina T
Italy1 contribution
Dec 2023 • Business
Our exclusive Colosseum and Ancient Rome private tour of 3 hours was especially guided by the professional art historian guide, Dina. She helped us to avoid the long queues and waiting during our visit to the majestic Colosseum.

We were lucky to explore the first and second tiers of this ancient monument, where we cherished some breathtaking views.

Thereafter, we also strolled through the ancient ruins of Palatine Hill, and also the Roman Forum. Dina was also an expert in art and archaeology. I recommend this tour from Vatican Guided Tour, as well as Dina for couples, families with kids, and friends’ groups.
Written 5 February 2024
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Barry Gates
2 contributions
Nov 2023 • Business
We started early in the private guided tour of Rome with our professional English-speaking live guide Robbie. The tour took around 2-3 hours during which we explored the Vatican City with the experience of a VIP morning trip. Thereafter, we visited the stupendous St. Peter’s Square, along with entering the most devout place of the St. Peter’s Basilica.

What’s more! We also climbed to the top of the Basilica dome to enjoy the most picturesque views of the Eternal City, while savouring an open-air breakfast. We also descended to unearth the grottoes beneath the basilica, where we witnessed the tombs of popes and saints.
Written 22 January 2024
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Ancel J
Rome, Italy1 contribution
Dec 2023 • Business
We were delighted to save our time and money with the small-group Rome Open Bus Guided Tour last month. The 3-hour Hop-On Hop-Off open bus tour was thoroughly customized by our professional English-speaking tour guide, Sophie.

She was profoundly supportive and helped us to comfortably tour the major attractions of the Eternal City, the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Palatine Hill, Trevi Fountain, Vatican City, and more.

The open bus tour is available with the option of 24, 48, or 72-hour bus tickets. We unearthed the origin, myth, and grandeur of the ancient city of Rome with the help of Sophie!
Written 17 January 2024
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Albert W
1 contribution
Sept 2023 • Business
With exclusive skip-the-line tickets and priority access to the Catacombs, our private guided tour of Rome was simply immersive. The open bus hop-on hop-off panoramic trip was well-customized by our live professional and supportive tour guide, Simona, where we moved to the ancient Roman landmark of the Catacombs! The Roman Catacombs, built in the 2nd century are hidden deep inside the Eternal City, where we unearthed the elaborate galleries exhibiting the rock-cut tombs. Like other tourists, we also enjoyed the exclusive audio commentary in 8 languages narrating the unknown history of the Eternal City in the 2-hour tour! Well-done Simona!!
Written 9 January 2024
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Nancy S
2 contributions
Sept 2023 • Family
Last month, we took a trip back in time with Sophie, the English-speaking live professional tour guide to the Grand Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill. We took our kids along in this 3-hour semi-private tour offering priority access with skip-the-line passes. Cherishing the ancient Roman Empire, we were simply fascinated with the breathtaking history of the Colosseum which once showcased the gory gladiator battles. What’s more!! We also exclusively toured the first and second tiers of the ancient amphitheatre in a small group.
Written 28 December 2023
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Stacy M
2 contributions
Aug 2023 • Business
We thoroughly enjoyed our Official Guided Small Group tour of 1.5 hours to the magnificent Colosseum, the oldest iconic attraction of Rome. We were lucky to get Robbie, the highly experienced and professional English-speaking local tour guide narrate the entire trip of the Colosseum, unearthing the secret history of the bloody battles of the gladiators. We are thankful to Robbie for providing us the privileged access via skip-the-line tickets to witness this ancient site! Keep it up, guys!!
Written 22 December 2023
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Noella P
3 contributions
Sept 2023 • Friends
We are overwhelmed with the exclusive 6-hour routine sightseeing tour of the Eternal City! Thanks to Dina, our private English-speaking live tour guide and personal chauffeur transporting us via AC private car or minivan! We also got customized hotel pickup and drop-off with a VIP entrance to the Appia Antica Archaeological Park. Continuing with our immersive tour experience, we are enchanted with the stupendous architectural marvels of ancient Rome, the Catacombs where we found an intricate labyrinth of underground tunnels. The group tour also took us to adore the frescos of the bygone Roman era, along with mausoleums, crypts, and much more. In the guided catacomb tour we visited San Sebastiano, San Calisto, or Santa Domitilla while cherishing awe-inspiring views of Rome from the Janiculum Hill terrace.
Written 18 December 2023
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Victor Wilson
Italy4 contributions
Sept 2023 • Business
Our group guided tour to the Eternal City in a day includes the Vatican Museums trips plus exclusive hop-on-hop-off buses pass for 12, 24, or 48 hours. The live English-speaking expert local tour guide, Daniella helped us to cover the immense area of the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel while offering them headsets for the open-bus trip. We cherished the most impressive sightseeing panorama via the open-top bus tour in just 2 hours and 30 minutes. What’s more! We also got the lowest price guarantee with free cancellation only with this Vatican Guided Tour. Strongly recommend the tour, and Daniella!!
Written 5 December 2023
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