Vatican City Walking Tour in Rome
Observe masterpieces from some of the most prominent artists in Italy before moving on to the Sistine Chapel where you will behold Michelangelo’s greatest work of art - The Last Judgement.
The last stop on this walking tour of Vatican City is St. Peter’s Basilica, home to Michelangelo’s divine Pieta and one of the largest and most beautiful churches in the world.
Before you start, our multilingual staff will welcome you at our fully equipped, air-conditioned offices.
The entrance fee for the Vatican Museums is NOT included in this price and must be paid upon arrival at our office.
- Expert tour guide
- Free Wi-Fi at the meeting point
- Bathroom access
- Recharging station for your devices
- Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel
- Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
- Entry/Admission - St. Peter's Basilica
- Entry/Admission - Stanze di Raffaello
- The entrance fee for the Vatican Museums is NOT included in this price and must be paid upon arrival at our office.
- Tickets to Saint Peter's Dome
- Visit to Saint Peter's Dome
- Gratuities/ tips (optional)
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Food and Drinks
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- On Wednesdays, Easter, Christmas and other religious holidays and feasts, Saint Peter’s Basilica will be closed. In that case, a three-hour tour will be offered inside the Vatican Museums.
- Evening tours do not include a visit to St. Peter's Basilica.
- Please note: Raphael Rooms are available only for the first morning tour.
- Please note- the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica maintains a strict dress code year-round. All visitors must have their shoulders covered and pants/skirts must come to the knee. Please wear comfortable shoes.
- The Vatican and St. Peter’s Basilica have strict security restrictions. Due to metal detectors at the entrances of most attractions, It is forbidden to bring the following:
- Weapons and blunt objects (knives, umbrellas, etc.)
- Glass bottles, aerosol sprays and alcohol
- Bicycles, skates, segways, luggage and pets
- Not wheelchair accessible.
- Luggage storage NOT available in our office.
- Near public transportation
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- All students should have their student identity card in order to get the discount for the admission fee
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
The company fulfilling this tour is extremely strict as they have multiple tours leaving at the same time. They have zero tolerance for people coming late and charge you full price for 'rescheduling'. Our tour had about 24 people and several of them including us were reschedules coming from earlier or same time tours there was a group of friends who were scheduled to be in separate same time tours that had to reschedule... and PAY... to be a part of the same group. I am disappointed about this because it cost us twice as much and we missed the morning viewings of the Apartment and Raphael rooms. ALSO!!! read the fine print. You'll still have to pay the Vatican Museum entrance fee of 24 Euros/person when you get to the tour office. This makes this tour not worth it in my opinion since you essentially have to pay double of the advertised price--deceptive! Getting into the Vatican is difficult, we understand. But our group did about 40 minutes of waiting around while our guide was getting tickets for us after security. I noticed other groups coming and going much faster since their guide moved quicker and did not require the group to follow them to collect tickets then back to the entrance. We definitely wasted time. Our guide, Gerolamo was not good in English and unfortunately, his personality was unable to come out. It was not enjoyable to be led by him. His descriptions of things were very basic and he repeated himself a lot. He was unable to answer questions coming from the group about paintings or artwork of the museum or sistine chapel. We were pushed through the Sistine Chapel without stopping even though other groups were able to stay longer. I would not suggest this tour to another person and recommend people go in on their own, purchase the museum audio guide and do it at your own pace. The lines for prepaid individuals went just as fast as for tour groups in early July.
Our tour guide was excellent, the knowledge she gave us was relevant and interesting. Many facts I did not know and if you don’t take a guided tour neither will you.
This tour was reasonably priced and totally worth it! We showed up at the Tour Office walking distance from Vatican City 15-20 minutes before our tour began where we checked in and received our headphones. Our tour guide Laura was friendly, informative and energetic. This tour is comprehensive enough theoretically, one could spend days exploring the grounds for the time frame 3 hours and price. We saw important collections within the Vatican Museum, spent time at Sistine Chapel, and ended tour at St. Peter's Basilica. I highly recommend!