As the only tour operator to offer this exclusive treat, you’ll enjoy an experience like no other accompanied only by the rest of your intimate tour group and your expert, English-speaking guide. While all is still silent and the priceless art sits dormant waiting for throngs of tourists to arrive, walk through the Vatican corridors hearing only your footsteps (and perhaps your heart as it beats vividly to such an emotionally-charged opportunity).
Savor a rich American breakfast buffet in the Vatican Cafeteria, delighting in everything from croissants to muffins, eggs-made-to-order to pancakes, fresh fruits and jams to cereals and cookies.[readmore]Get your caffeine fix for the day with both espresso and American coffee, or enjoy fresh juices or other cold and hot beverages as you desire.
After your palate-pleasing morning breakfast, you’ll hop on to a comfortably shaded open-air private coach. Riding through the hidden parts of Vatican State, just recently opened to the public, your guide will entertain you with historical anecdotes and intriguing facts. Be among the few, most privileged, to see Vatican railway station, the giant Year-2000 Jubilee bell, the stunning meditation gardens in use by popes since 1279, and the Pope’s private heliport which Roman Pontiffs use regularly for pastoral passages.
This 45-minute journey through Vatican State will pique your curiosity for the rest of the beauty, mystery and history within this city within a city. Be curious no longer because after your private coach adventure you’ll be brought within the Museum walls. Housing irreplaceable arts and religious artifacts, your guide (and historical expert) will host you on a 3-hour tour through time. With endless halls and so much to see, you might miss truly spectacular pieces if you tried to go it alone. Knowing your vacation time is as priceless as these masterpieces, we’ve tailored our route to the best the Museum has to offer, giving you the highlights you’ve longed to see all your life.
Time-honored tapestries, precious relics, ancient sculptures, intricate oils… the galleries seem to stretch on longer than time itself. Behold the Raphael Rooms and the famous characters modeled in the School of Athens. Stand before the Sistine Chapel and marvel at Michelangelo’s mastery.
This is a tour like no other, offered by no other. A small, intimate group of only 25 people or fewer with unparalleled early access, unbelievable individualized attention and the most interesting time-saving agenda. We also offer convenient audio headsets, so you can always hear your guide. Don’t attempt to experience the Vatican any other way. It’s marvelous.Read more
We strongly suggest that you avoid bringing large purses, bags, or backpacks on your tour
Children under the age of 6 years are not permitted on this tour
Plese be at the meeting point 15 minutes before departure. Guests arriving after departure cannot be accommodated, and missed tours or tickets cannot be refunded
Please note that on some religious festivities, the bus tour itinerary might change, and the gardens might no be accessible by bus
Entrance into religious sites requires a strict dress code. Knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women
On Wednesday mornings and afternoons St. Peter's Basilica may be closed to the public due to the Papal Audience taking place in Saint Peter’s Square
We regret that we are unable to accommodate guests with wheelchairs or any impairments requiring special assistance. We are also unable to accommodate strollers or baby carriages on our group tours