Begin your Vatican experience a little differently with a climb up the dome of St. Peter's Basilica with a guide. After getting sweeping views of Vatican City and Rome beyond, proceed inside for a guided tour of the church itself, the Vatican Museums, and the Sistine Chapel. This half-day tour takes place in the morning, before much of the crowds arrive at the Vatican.
Unlock the mysteries of the Vatican on this popular tour. With an expert art historian guide by your side, you’ll easily navigate through the largest and most important collection of art in the world. With more than 70,000 works of art scattered across 1400 galleries, we’ve carved out a tried-and-true route to highlight the most important masterpieces spanning over 2000 years while making our way to the majestic Sistine Chapel. You also gain fast-track access to St. Peter's Basilica and a fully guided tour of the masterpieces inside.
Combine several of Rome's most-visited highlights—climbing St. Peter's Dome and the interior of the Basilica on a single tour with a guide. You'll also get the rare chance to visit the the papal crypts and the vatacombs, stops that aren't typically included on standard tours. This tour includes a lot of stairs, and although there are plenty of rest breaks, it is best for those in decent physical shape. As you explore the sites, you'll learn about the Vatican's history and religious significance.
Maximize your time in Vatican City on a guided tour that takes you straight to the highlights of the enormous Vatican Museum collection. Beat the crowds by starting early, and enjoy priority access so you can spend more time admiring the artistic treasures of the Sistine Chapel, Belvedere Courtyard, Classical Antiquities galleries and more. Learn the history and legends behind the masterful frescoes, sculptures, maps, and relics from your highly knowledgeable guide as you stroll through room upon room of world-class art. Enjoy Fast track entry to St. Peter's Basilica to explore on your own.
Make the most out of your Roman sightseeing experience with a private history of Rome tour led by an art historian guide. You’ll explore the city’s ancient Imperial sights on a walking tour from the Arch of Constantine to Piazza Venezia, visiting major attractions like the Colosseum and Roman Forum along the way. Listen to expert commentary about ancient Rome and the Roman Empire from beginning to end, and enjoy the personalized attention that comes with a private guide.
Discover the Vatican on a group tour of the Sistine Chapel and the Vatican Museums with an expert guide. Navigate the vast complex of rooms, artwork, and history with a guide, who brings the ancient collection to life. Skip all the entrance lines to explore halls such as the Gallery of the Maps; step inside the Sistine Chapel to admire ‘The Creation of Adam’ by Michelangelo and finish your tour visiting St. Peter's Basilica. Choose from several departures, or upgrade to a small-group tour.
The ancient glory of Rome is reborn! Skip the Line at three of the most significant surviving remnants of the Eternal City: the Colosseum, Palatine Hill and Roman Forum. Your English-speaking expert historian tour guide will share anecdotes and history throughout the 3-hour tour, rebuilding the impressive ruins with tales of Ancient Rome’s heyday.
Take a Rome hop-on hop-off tour by open-top bus, and spend time city sightseeing as you travel past attractions such as the Colosseum and Vatican City. Relax aboard the double-decker Rome tour bus, listen to the audio commentary and hop on and off at any of the stops. Select a sightseeing ticket that’s valid for 24 or 48 hours, or pick an upgrade option to include entry to the Vatican, Sistine Chapel, Roman Forum and more.
See the highlights of Vatican City ON this skip-the-line tour of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. Join a knowledgeable guide for a visit to the incomparable Vatican Museums—home to one of the most extensive and impressive art collections in the world. Admire the Raphael Rooms and take in the incomparable frescos of the Sistine Chapel.
Home to the world’s largest private portfolio of artwork, the Vatican is a must-see for visitors to Rome, and the best way to explore it is with a guide. Learn about the highlights of Vatican City with an expert guide, visiting the Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel. Explore intriguing sites like Raphael’s Rooms and then visit the Sistine Chapel to see incredible frescoes by Michelangelo.
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Explore the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel at your leisure and avoid the long lines with this skip-the-line admission ticket. Spend more time admiring the world-famous art as you are escorted inside through a dedicated no-wait Vatican Partner entrance. Once inside, independently explore galleries like Raphael’s Rooms and, of course, the Sistine Chapel with its iconic frescoes by Michelangelo.
Take a day out of your Rome vacation to get acquainted with Mt. Vesuvius and Pompeii. This day trip to Pompeii includes a steady-paced hike up Mt. Vesuvius (summer only) or a visit to Naples (in winter) and an expert guided tour of the UNESCO-listed digs at Pompeii. Breath in the history of the ancient city and admire artifacts that date back to the infamous Mt. Vesu. You also have the option to select a Pompeii, Amalfi Coast and Positano day trip from Rome, which combines three of the most famous and beautiful sites in Italy in a single day.
Tens of thousands of people visit the Vatican Museums each day to see St. Peter’s Basilica, masterpieces by the likes of Michelangelo and Raphael, and the Sistine Chapel. Get inside the UNESCO-listed complex before it opens to the general public on this early access tour that’s limited to a small group. Enter through a reserved doorway to skip the lines, and stay a step ahead of the large crowds on this carefully planned route that ensures you make the most of your time.
The Catacombs of Rome are a popular attraction—bypass the long lines outside with this Roman Catacombs and Crypts Skip-the-Line Small-Group Tour. This tour also gives you skip-the-line access to Capuchin Crypt and Basilica San Martino Ai Monti, making it a great pick for travelers short on time. See Rome's mysterious side with a guide who knows the history well so you can get more out of your visit.
This Vatican Museums Skip-the-Line Tour is a great choice for first-time visitors and travelers that prefer to bypass the long lines that the Vatican can attract. Skip the entrance lines with your tour group and then explore the highlights of the museums, including the Sistine Chapel and Raphael's Rooms, with a guide leading the way. Plus, this tour also gives you skip-the-line access to St. Peter's Basilica (morning tours only; and not on Wednesdays).
Get a gladiator’s view of the Colosseum, then explore the Roman Forum on a walking tour of ancient Rome. With a skip-the-line ticket, avoid the long entrance lines and access the arena via the Gladiator’s Gate. Stand where gladiators once fought, hear tales of ruthless crowds and emperors, then explore the Colosseum’s first level with your guide. Finish with a tour of Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum, with stories that bring the ruins to life.
Skip the lengthy lines and enjoy VIP access to the Vatican Museum’s many works of art on this private, guided tour. Hear the stories that bring the art to life. Visit the Vatican Pinacoteca art gallery; the Chiaramonti Museum, and a collection of Roman busts and statues. Also, see Raphael’s Rooms, four interconnected rooms with frescoes painted by Renaissance artist Raphael and the Gallery of Tapestries. Visit the Sistine Chapel to see Michelangelo’s famous “Creation of Adam” painting, plus St. Peter’s Basilica and more.
Gain exclusive after-hours access to the Church of S. Maria Immacolata and the Capuchin Crypt during this concert experience in Rome. Celebrate the holidays by listening to a beautiful performance by the Schola Romana Ensemble, who specializes in a capella. Plus, get a special tour of the crypt, which is famous for containing the skeletal remains of more than 3,000 bodies believed to be Capuchin friars.
Visit two of Rome’s most popular landmarks on this two-in-one premier access tour. First, visit the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel with a small group of no more than 10 people. Then it’s on to the Colosseum, where you’ll enter the arena floor through the gladiator gate. In groups of 24 people or less, learn about the Colosseum’s history via a live guide and personal headset.
Visit the Sistine Chapel and the rest of the Vatican Museums with skip-the-line access. While this tour does require you to pay for your own entry ticket, you won't have to wait in the notoriously long ticket line to do so. Instead, head on inside to admire the large art collection, including, of course, Michelangelo's ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. You'll also visit St. Peter's Basilica.
Escape the crowd of tourists of Rome and explore the ruins of Ostia Antica, one of the most interesting and beautiful sights near Rome!
The archaeological site of Ostia Antica it's only 35 minute train ride from Rome. Like Pompei and Hercolaneum, it is the best preserved example of Roman town. Also known as the "Pompei of Rome", Ostia Antica is a real gem off the beaten path, where you can really explore, walk through the ancient streets, sit in the theater, go inside temples, baths, in a relaxed atmosphere.
Enjoy a unique wonderful experience with an expert archaeologist and learn about this amazing ancient city.
Admire the art of ancient Rome on a private 3-hour walking tour of Rome’s Capitoline Museums and Roman Forum. With your own private guide who specializes in art history, discover the key art and archaeological treasures of the famous Capitoline Museums, including the original equestrian statue of Emperor Marcus Aurelius. Ogle the views of the Roman Forum from the museums, and explore the forum to see Trajan’s Column and other sights. This private tour ensures in-depth attention from your guide.
Discover Rome's history through by experiencing the places where millennia of human activity have left their traces, side by side, visible and almost invisible. Explore the city's triumphal and tragic moments in the places where they happened. Rediscover layers of time and retrace steps that are sedimented in the city today.
I am passionate about urban history - urban history that comes alive through wandering in the less traveled-by corners of the city. I am professor of urban history who teaches on and researches the cities but I work only in places that I know well and love.
I do not believe in ready-made tours. This is why the precise structure of this tour is flexible. I start with a core of key areas and then fill in the gaps according to your interests. I always strive to make every tour unique and personal.
If you want to go beyond a couple of sites and understand how this amazing city came about, how it developed over time, where its secrets are, this is the tour for you.
The Vatican Museums are one of Italy's top attractions, with the crowds to match. Bypass long wait times during this special skip-the-line tour, and get guaranteed fast-track access to the Raphael Rooms, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica, plus other top collections. Intimate, historian-led tours include family-friendly commentary.