Vatican Tours

Welcome to the smallest and most powerful Country in the world: an absolute monarchy seated in the heart of the city of hospitality, which is democratic and multi-ethnic by its birthright. The ancient “ager vaticanus”, or the hill where the Vatican State stands, is known all over the world for being the site where the apostle Peter is buried, in the Circus of Nero, which is situated exactly in this area.

Today it is still possible to see the tomb of the Saint while visiting the Vatican necropolis. On this tomb the emperor Constantine erected, in the IV Century A.D., the most venerated basilica in the world. From the projects of Bramante to the dome of Michelangelo, from the sculptures of Arnolfo di Cambio to those of Bernini, Borromini, Algardi and Canova, the most important temple in Catholicism amazes the onlookers for the magnificence of the decorations, the enormous dimensions, the holiness of the spaces. And this is only the beginning. From Laocoon to the frescoed paintings by Beato Angelico, from Michelangelo to the Egyptian mummies, from Etruscan handcrafts to the works of Raphael, Matisse and Burri, from The Apollo of the Belvedere to the Boxer of Canova, from the Hallway of the Maps to the Sistine Chapel, from Giotto to Pinturicchio, from Leonardo to Caravaggio, these inimitable collections retrace the history of humankind from antiquity to the present day.

Walking through the corridors you can almost hear the whispers of the conversations between Bramante and Julius II, see Raphael spying on the frescoes of Michelangelo, his influential rival, smell the persistent and acerbic clouds of smoke from the conclaves of the Sistine Chapel.

This scene elevates every human soul to the glory of eternity.

IMPORTANT: from Dec 8, 2015 to Nov 30, 2016, due to the Pope’s celebrations related to the Holy Year, we will not be able to include St.Peter’s Basilica and Square in our tours. Therefore the tours will be better focused on the museums and their collections.

Runs: Daily Except Sunday

Private Tours Starting Time can be taylored on clients request

From Jan 8th to March 12th and From Nov 5th to Dec 6th;

AM: 9 or 9.30 Starting time available for PRIVATE and SMALL GROUP Tour

PM: 13.30 Starting time available for PRIVATE and SMALL GROUP Tour

From Dec 7th to Jan 7th and From March 12th to Nov. 7th

AM: 9 or 9.30 Starting time available ONLY for PRIVATE TOURS

PM: 14.30 Available for PRIVATE and SMALL GROUP Tours

3 Hours tour

We will show you the masterpieces from classical antiquity and the Renaissance.

The itinerary includes the Pius-Clementine Museum (The cabinet of Apoxyomenos, the octagonal courtyard with Apollo Belvedere, Laocoon, Persius and the Boxers of Canova, the Hall of animals, the Gallery of Statues, The Room of the Muses, the Round Room, the Greek Cross Room, the Hall of the Chariot, the Hall of the Candelabra), the Gallery of the Tapestries, the Gallery of Maps, the apartment of St. Pius V, the Sala Sobieski, the Hall of the Immaculate Conception, the Raphael Rooms, the Borgia Apartment, the Sistine Chapel, the Basilica of St. Peter.

from

200,00 €

admission fees and taxi not included

5 Hours tour

We will show you the masterpieces from classical antiquity and the Renaissance and the Pinacoteca. The tour starts in the Pinacoteca, where you can admire the magnificent artworks of Giotto, Melozzo of Forlì, Leonardo, Guido Reni, Caravaggio and Domenichino, including an entire room fully dedicated to the great Raphael. The tour continues with the Pius-Clementine Museum (The cabinet of Apoxyomenos, the octagonal courtyard with Apollo Belvedere, Laocoon, Persius and the Boxers of Canova, the Hall of animals, the Gallery of Statues, the Room of the Muses, the Round Room, the Greek Cross Room, the Hall of the Chariot, the Hall of the Candelabra), the Gallery of the Tapestries, the Gallery of Maps, the apartment of St. Pius V, the Sala Sobieski, the the Hall of the Immaculate Conception, the Raphael Rooms, the Borgia Apartment, the Sistine Chapel, the Basilica of St. Peter.

from

300,00 €

admission fees and taxi not included

Children at the Vatican

The narration during the tour is meant to entertain an audience of younger visitors and includes anecdotes and interesting, amazing and imaginative tales. The visit includes all the main and unmissable parts of the Museums (the Museum Pius-Clementine Museum, The cabinet of Apoxyomenos, the octogonal courtyard with Apollo Belvedere, Laocoon, Persius and the Boxers of Canova, the Hall of animals, the gallery of statues, Room of the muses, the Round Room, the Greek Cross Room, the Hall of the Chariot, the Hall of the Candelabra, the Gallery of the Tapestries, the Gallery of Maps, the apartment of St. Pius V, the Sala Sobieski, the Hall of the Immaculate Conception, the Raphael Rooms, the Borgia Apartment, the Sistine Chapel, the Basilica of St. Peter) with few stops in the garden or in the courtyard and in the Sistine Chapel.

from

200,00 €

admission fees and taxi not included

Friday Night at the Vatican

From April to July and from September to October the Vatican Museums have extended opening hours. It is finally possible to wander in the Raphael Rooms in a more relaxed way without fighting the crowds. You can stop and admire all the famous masterpieces, including the Sistine Chapel. The lighting at night makes the external and internal locations even more evocative than they already are. The itinerary is the same as the Three Hours Tour, but does not include the Basilica which is closed in the evenings.

from

200,00 €

admission fees and taxi not included

Full Day Tour

The itinerary is the same as the Five Hours Tour. In addition, the client can choose to visit two of the following museums:

  • The Egyptian Gregorian Museum
  • The Etruscan Gregorian Museum
  • The Gregorian Profane Museum
  • The Pio-Cristiano Museum
  • The Philatelic and Numismatic Museum
  • The Chiaramonti Museum
  • The Treasury Museum of St. Peter
  • The Vatican Grottoes

You will have a one hour lunch break inside the museums.

from

400,00 €

admission fees and taxi not included

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