Even though it is the smallest country in the world, Vatican has many secrets and hidden gems that are waiting for you to find them out!
The Vatican is cloaked with majesty and mystery, the best way to explore the wonders of the Vatican is with our Vatican experts.
Join us on this spectacular private tour of the Highlights of the smallest country in the world. You will have the opportunity to visit all the must-see places of the beautiful Vatican and be amazed by their beauty, their history and their cultural wealth.
You can explore the awe-inspiring Vatican Museums, admire the architecture of the Sistine Chapel and meet the Old Papal Apartments, Rooms of Raphael and have an introduction about the St. Peter's Basilica, all at your own pace, accompanied by our experienced guide who can understand your needs. Your professional English speaking guide will lead you through the history of the Vatican and the largest collection in the world and show you the most impressive works of art of Caravaggio, Michelangelo, Raphael and many others. Learn all about Michelangelo’s masterpiece in the Sistine Chapel before visiting largest church in the word; St Peter's Basilica. At the end of the tour you are free to wander through St Peter's Basilica, St Peter's Square or climb the dome of the Basilica, the tallest structure in Rome.
Our excellent guide will be there for you to help you immerse into the history and the culture of this place.
Our tours run rain or shine.
Bring comfortable walking shoes and dress appropriately for the weather (hat, sunscreen, umbrella, bottled water, etc).
Our Vatican Tour meets: 1.45pm "at the bottom of the Stairs" of Via Tunisi, opposite the entrance of the Vatican Museum and next to Hotel Alimandi. Look for your guide holding a BLUE FOLDER and ask for MAXIMUS TOURS.
It's very important that you have a tourist map with you with the street name in case you need to ask for directions. (We DO NOT meet on the steps of the Vatican Museums entrance)
ATTENTION: As most visitors to Rome are in unfamiliar territory, it is very important that you allow yourselves ample if not extra time to reach the meeting point. Rome can be an unpredictable place regarding transport strikes or the Roman Traffic in general.
Out of respect for other people taking part in the group tour we aim to depart promptly at 2.00pm.
We regret that fees are non-refundable if you arrive late or miss the tour.
As other groups may be meeting in the same place please look for the Guide with a Blue Folder and ask for Maximus Tours.
There may be other groups using a Blue Folder leaving at the same time, please make sure you go with the correct guide.
Monday - Saturday Meeting at 1:45 pm (sharp)
Time Tour Times & Duration:
From January 1st - March 28th the Tour meets at 1:45pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, Saturdays
From March 31st - October 12th the Tour meets at 1:45pm on Mondays – Saturdays From
October 14th - December 31st the Tour meets at 1:45pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, Saturdays
3 Hours duration. The tour departs at 2pm sharp.
* After 1pm is best time for a Vatican Tour, avoiding the morning rush-hour. The Museums are quieter, more relaxed with less large tour group competition.
The tour ends directly in front of Saint Peter's Basilica (located in Saint Peter's Square).
*All students 18-25 years old must present a valid photo student ID and document with date of birth. Students bellow the age of 18 will only be asked to show proof of age. If you do not arrive with the proper documents, the Vatican will not honor the reservation and a new full priced ticket must be purchased.
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The finest hour to visit the museums.Not as crowded as the mornings.Were very satisfied by our guide. very gracious and knowledgeable. Loved the Basilica and the Sistine chapel. So much to see!