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VIP Vatican in a Day Tour: Experience Art and History as Never Before
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VIP Vatican in a Day Tour: Experience Art and History as Never Before

By Through Eternity Tours
Recommended by 95% of travellers
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HK$770.75
per adult
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HK$770.75
per adult

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Ages 0-99, max of 30 per group
Duration:5h
Start time: Check availability
Ticket type:Mobile
English


  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Expert guide
  • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
  • Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel
  • Entry/Admission - St. Peter's Basilica
  • Entry/Admission - Stanze di Raffaello
  • Entry/Admission - La Pieta
  • Entry/Admission - Cortile della Pigna
  • Entry/Admission - Baldacchino di San Pietro, di Bernini
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities


Departure details
  • Viale Giulio Cesare, 237, 00192 Roma RM, Italy At the flower stand on the corner of Viale Giulio Cesare and Via Leone IV at Viale Giulio Cesare, 237. You will receive full details, including a map and photograph of the meeting point, after completing your booking.
Return details
  • Saint Peter's Square, Piazza San Pietro, Città del Vaticano, Vatican City

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 31810P1

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements.
  • Please note that the Vatican Museums provide free entrance for visitors who are (according to the requirements stated by the Vatican City) at least 74% disabled by presenting the appropriate certification and, if one needs assistance by another person, that person also receives a free entrance. Please inform us when you are booking if you fit into these requirements and we will remove the pricing of the entry tickets from the price of the tour.
  • Please ensure you arrive 10 minutes early and at the right meeting point as we cannot wait for late arrivals.
  • Please note that to obtain a student discount, valid student ID must be shown on the day of your tour. If a student does not have valid student ID, he/she may be charged a new full ticket price by the Museums, which must be paid by you on the day of the tour.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Which attractions will I visit with VIP Vatican in a Day Tour: Experience Art and History as Never Before?
How much is VIP Vatican in a Day Tour: Experience Art and History as Never Before?
VIP Vatican in a Day Tour: Experience Art and History as Never Before price starts from HK$810.19. Discover and book VIP Vatican in a Day Tour: Experience Art and History as Never Before on Tripadvisor
What is the VIP Vatican in a Day Tour: Experience Art and History as Never Before cancellation policy?
VIP Vatican in a Day Tour: Experience Art and History as Never Before cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book VIP Vatican in a Day Tour: Experience Art and History as Never Before on Tripadvisor
Which company provides VIP Vatican in a Day Tour: Experience Art and History as Never Before?
VIP Vatican in a Day Tour: Experience Art and History as Never Before is hosted by Through Eternity Tours. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Through Eternity Tours on Tripadvisor. Discover and book VIP Vatican in a Day Tour: Experience Art and History as Never Before on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 31810P1

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Viale Giulio Cesare, 237
    Viale Giulio Cesare, 237, 00192 Roma RM, Italy
    At the flower stand on the corner of Viale Giulio Cesare and Via Leone IV at Viale Giulio Cesare, 237. You will receive full details, including a map and photograph of the meeting point, after completing your booking.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Vatican Museums
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Sistine Chapel
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    St. Peter's Basilica
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    St. Peter's Square
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Stanze di Raffaello
    Stop: 40 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 6
    La Pieta
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 7
    Cortile della Pigna
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 8
    Baldacchino di San Pietro, di Bernini
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Saint Peter's Square
    Piazza San Pietro, Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
    See address & details
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

susana820
susana820
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Enjoyable view of history
This was a good tour and Renata was a very good guide who was friendly and easy to understand. The virtual reality
happytraveller19992
happytraveller19992
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Excellent tour
Amazing tour! Well worth a visit. Our guide (Enrica) was extremely knowledgeable and brought the ruins to life. The
tandsfab
tandsfab
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Summer in Nero's House
The site was impressive. Our tour guide's (Thomas Robinson) commentary was very insightful. It was a perfect segue
Extraordinary533906
Extraordinary533906
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The best 3 hours I spent in Rome.
This tour was everything we had hoped for and more. The itinerary and schedule was spot on - the fact that the time
Adrian M
Adrian M
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Great experience
On time friendly and knowledgeable guide, we learned a lot and worth the price please do not tell me to add more I
pegmoonstruck
pegmoonstruck
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Amazing tour of Nero's Golden Palace
This was an off the beaten path site to visit in Rome and well worth it! Thomas Robinson was our guide and he was
Gail T
Gail T
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Terrific Tour. John Tinto was charming and very knowledgeable. We didn’t want the experience to end and would recommend
The guide provided just the right tone: historical information, technical detail and human interest. The group was
saratobias57
saratobias57
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Great Tour with Excellent Tour Guide
We had Guia as our tour guide and she was amazing! Very knowledgeable and she did a great job showing us the highli
674birgitteb
674birgitteb
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Guide very committed but tired
Headphone instead of earphone (too much noise from other visitors), English speach weak: foreign accent strong, too
mikedG7514VE
mikedG7514VE
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Awesome Rome in a day tour, bravo !
I am writing to thank you for the wonderful tour we had with your excellent tour guide John Tinto and driver Peter.
WineTime29
WineTime29
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An Experience We’ll Always Remember
We experienced the Colosseum to its fullest with our guide Lorenzo, who was outstanding. His detailed explanation o
kinseyr2021
kinseyr2021
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Definitely go with Through Eternity! Guide John was great
We had a great tour of the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill. Who your guide is can make or break the exper
Lauren S
Lauren S
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Great tour and excellent tour guide!!
This was our favourite tour in Rome! Although its slightly longer than the rest, you are able to see all the key pa
W5556DQkarenm
W5556DQkarenm
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Recommend
Very interesting ruins, but most fascinating and unique was the VR part. A little off the beaten track so follow "m
KarenDP659
KarenDP659
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Excellent overview
This was an excellent tour that encompassed everything we wanted to see! Tour guide was well informed and very know
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5.0
21 reviews
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Ireally Luged
1 contribution
May 2022 • Solo
We had the absolutely best experience with John Tinto. We were blessed to have John as our guide on back-to-back day tours of the Colleseum and the Roman Forum, and then the Vatican and St. Peter's Square and Basilica.
John's delivery of details [to our specific desired level] was masterful. No matter what religious denomination, John was able to bring history to life and had a wealth of information to share. He made the tours more than enjoyable!
Written 8 May 2022
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Through Eternit... T
Dear IreallyLuged, Thank you very much for such a great review! We work really hard to offer the best tours with the best possible guides, so we’re happy to see that reflected on your last visit to Rome. We made sure that John got the recognition he deserves, and yes, we're so blessed to work with him; he indeed brings history to life in such a detailed and enjoyable way. If there is any other way we can help you make your next holiday in Europe a special one, don’t hesitate to reach out. Until then, Marco
Written 10 May 2022
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L Taylor
Tarpon Springs, FL7 contributions
Apr 2022
We can’t say enough great things about this day! It was awesome to be at the Vatican and then walk into St. Peter’s Square. Our guide was John Tinto. We felt so lucky to spend the day with him hearing stories and learning so many things. He’s extremely knowledgeable and passionate. This was a long tour but never felt like it. We were a tour of just four. The couple with us had been on our other tour the day before. That was a nice surprise. Another highly recommended tour!
Written 22 April 2022
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LauraT414, Thank you for your kind words! It makes us happy to know that providing our customers with the best tours and guides we can offer is paying off. If we can make your life easier, then we have truly done our job, John will be happy to read your comment. If there is any other way we can help you make your next holiday in Europe a special one, don’t hesitate to reach out. See you soon, Marco
Written 27 April 2022
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Peggysalinas
Brownsville, TX3 contributions
Great guide. Incredible knowledge, great personality, love of subject that drew us in!!
Couldn’t have asked for a better tour! Gained a whole new understanding and appreciation of the museum complex and the Sistine Chapel. I highly recommend these tours
Written 5 June 2022
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Through Eternit... T
Hello Peggysalinas, We’re delighted to receive your awesome review, thank you! Comments like these make everything worthwhile! We’re also excited to tell you that we will be adding some very hot tours in Paris, Amsterdam, London, Barcellona and many other European cities soon! A presto! Marco
Written 10 June 2022
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Experience751847
Downey, CA13 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
We benefitted from our guides knowledge and direction in this very crowded museum. She was knowledgeable and adept at moving us around the crowds. As a comfort, she even knew when to recommend bathroom breaks!
Written 6 June 2019
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Ciao Experience751847, It's always great to hear that clients enjoy their time with us. Taking a tour with one of our certified guides is an guaranteed experience that will allow you to take home a deeper appreciation for what sites are being visited. Our guides have toured the walls of places like the Vatican and Colosseum over a hundred of times and still carries enthusiasm on each tour and picked up a thing or two about organising the right time for bathroom breaks :) Thank you for your review, and we can't wait to have you join us again ! -Gina
Written 6 June 2019
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nygryph
Hillsborough, Canada15 contributions
Oct 2018 • Friends
I will start by saying skip the line was a big deal in this tour where sooooo many people are being pushed through a small space...Our guide Guia was very knowledgeable and very good at what she does, it just was not what I had imagined! To all you art lovers this is a tour for you, to those of u curious about historic places, go to St Peters Bascillica and the Sistine Chapel and skip Vatican museum as after 2 hours of art it kind of ruined us for the Sistine Chapel...The Bascillica was our favorite part of the whole tour, a 5 hour tour that let us break for a 45min lunch which u needed after the hustle and bustle of the Vatican Museum! Tour operator was great, just not my ideal tour!
Written 15 October 2018
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Dear nygryph, Thanks so much for your review. I am pleased that you enjoyed Guia as a tour guide and that you do state that my tour company provided for you what we promised which was an excellent thorough tour of the Vatican City. I do understand how seeing a lot of art can be overwhelming and tiring at times and that is why we incorporate a break during the tour. I am curious though as to why you chose a 5 hour tour if art really isn't your thing? Aside from that I do thank you for saying, "Tour operator was great". Trip Advisor can be a challenging thing. It is a venue where people are asked to give their honest feedback. You state that we did a good job but I think that your 3 star review is due to the fact that you did not like the Vatican Museums itself for the amount of art inside and the crowds. So, in my opinion, you are trying to balance both in the review hence the 3 stars. The unfortunate thing is that the 3 stars greatly affects our ranking on Trip Advisor which is very important for us but not so much for the Vatican Museums. I am all in support of honest reviews because they do help our business but if I may suggest to our readers of this page to make sure to distinguish when you are reviewing the company and the site itself. There are actually also pages to review the moments of Rome on Trip Advisor. -Rob
Written 2 May 2019
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Matisse390
Washington DC, DC51 contributions
Oct 2018 • Solo
Robert Huber invested all his knowledge and art history background in this 5-hour tour. I've been through the Vatican museums several times, but never saw or understood as much. I particularly liked the attention paid to the Greek and Roman collections, and the fact that he actually accompanied us into the Sistine Chapel, after a very thorough briefing of what to look for. His attention to St. Peter's was equally careful, giving me for the first time a better appreciation of the structure's design, and its Bernini statutes.
Written 17 October 2018
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Hello Matisse390 ! Love your name I'm a fan of Expressionism/Post-Impressionism artists myself :) I would like to start by saying your sentiments are mutual ! I, like you, having already been to the Vatican, experienced a visit with Robert Huber, and took home a deeper appreciation for the artworks housed there then I did during my previous visit. Even as an employee of the company, I still get blown away every time I get the opportunity to join one of our tours with our spectacular team of guides, some who've even been with us from the start, 20 years ago. Each guide carries their own style in bringing the art to life for our visitors. Our guides have walked the walls of places like the Vatican and Colosseum over a hundred of times and still have the enthusiasm to infinite our guests interests each time, that's true passion for the arts ! Thank you for your review, and we can't wait to have you join us again ! - Gina
Written 1 May 2019
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Lina
Tucson, AZ4 contributions
Jun 2022
We had a very interesting and pleasant Tour with Thomas. We all enjoyed it a lot.
this was one of three tours we took with Through Eternity in Italy, and all of them were excellent.
Written 4 August 2022
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ThroughEternityTours
Lovely! Thank you again.
Written 6 August 2022
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Caroline L
1 contribution
Oct 2021 • Solo
We had a tour with John Tinto and he was absolutely incredible! It was meant to be a group tour, but we ended up being the only two on the tour—a great experience, would definitely recommend as a group or a private tour.

It was clear that John knew exactly what he was doing and where he was going. He led us through the lines and small crowds with ease, knew when the best times were to stop and break. The best part of this extended tour was that we didn’t feel rushed at all, we were able to enjoy all the highlights of the Sistine Chapel, the Papal Residence, and the Basilica.

John was extremely knowledgeable about the history of all the buildings and art and various artifacts that we passed. He came prepared with photos to show us away from the crowds/other tour groups which made it much easier to hear him.

He also spoke fantastic English (which was great for us, as we don’t speak much Italian) and was incredibly easy to understand. He made the entire experience so enjoyable and informative. Would absolutely recommend and would absolutely do again.
Written 14 October 2021
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What luck you had to be the only folks on the tour and get our tremendous John all to yourselves, such a treat! You came at a good time when tourism isn't yet quite back up to the usual numbers we are used to - always warms our hearts to hear such wonderful feedback from our guests as it means we are doing our jobs well! John is so happy to be back working as a guide and doing what he loves most after all this time of uncertainty and site closures and he really deserves the amazing review you have left him, we will be sure he sees it and look forward to having you with us again in the very near future. Thanks for choosing Through Eternity and our spectacular Vatican tour! If you want to continue your adventures with us over the winter, check out our Virtual Tours that you can enjoy during the cold months all from the comfort of your own sofa! Pips
Written 15 October 2021
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Amy A
1 contribution
Jun 2019 • Family
My family and I took the VIP tour of the Vatican and were extremely happy with our choice. Our guide, Luca, had an expert command of English and a profound understanding of the subject matter. He was able to elaborate on subtle details of the art we were viewing and explain their influences in vivid detail. He was also able to explain the historical and cultural events surrounding the creation of many works, giving greater context. Further, he knew how to steer our group to avoid the crowds as much as possible. (That being said, it WILL be crowded. It IS the Vatican!) Overall, I was very happy with the choice of Through Eternity for our tour of our the Vatican and would recommend them without hesitation. My only criticism would be to allow a little more time for lunch, since it can take a while to make your way through the lunch line, not leaving much time to eat. However, this did not detract from our enjoyment of the tour. Overall it was money well spent on a wonderful, well organized tour.
Written 6 June 2019
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Dear Amy A, Thanks for taking our group ViP Vatican tour which is a tour that is close to my heart. No one else in Rome really offers a 5 hour experience going to the Vatican City and with the ability to see that Paint Gallery as well as the Sistine Chapel, it can be an inspiration in one’s life. Getting to see this place with Luca must have been indeed truly amazing. I am so glad that he was able to put everything into a context for you on your journey into the Catholic center of the world. I thank you for your point about taking a longer break during the tour and I will check with Luca about how long it was on that day. I agree that it should be long enough for you to enjoy your food and have a nice conversation about what you have seen with the people that are touring with you. Kind Regards, Rob
Written 7 June 2019
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exploreKrisK
Payson, UT159 contributions
Mar 2019 • Couples
We were so grateful to have Art Historian Guia Grandi as our guide. She really helped us navigate the multiple layers of fantastic art and history as we would have been overwhelmed otherwise. We highly recommend her for anyone wanting to take the private tour. The cost was well worth it to as Guia is a lovely woman, who speaks excellent English. LIkewise she has alot of knowledge about the history of the Vatican Museums and the stories behind the religious art. We never felt as if she hurried us along. We recommend her to anyone thinking about this tour.
Written 31 March 2019
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We are truly grateful to you for your recommendation to fellow travellers to book with us! Guia is a gracious and gloriously amazing guide and she loves nothing more than sharing her vast knowledge with her guests. It's quite incredible what stories lie behind the art works within the museums which one might otherwise miss so having such an experienced guide as companion, really is essential! We will be sure to pass along your lovely words to her and thank you for your 5-star review!
Written 3 April 2019
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VIP Vatican in a Day Tour: Experience Art and History as Never Before