The Vatican City and Museums

Private walking tour of the Vatican including Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel and Saint Peter's Basilica



Saint Peter's Square and Basilica


Sistine Chapel, Michelangelo's Creation of Adam


Raphael, The School of Athens


The Vatican Museums


Michelangelo's Pietà


Vatican City, Swiss Guard



The Vatican is a must see for every visitor coming to Rome: the city of Vatican is the Holy See where the Head of the Catholic church resides, is the smallest State in the world, has the biggest church and one of the largest museums in the world. The itinerary of this walking tour will be the following: 


  • Vatican Museums: highlights of the collection. Among the treasures that you will see are the famous sculpture of the Laocoon, and the Raphael Rooms (part of the private apartments of Pope Julius II) 

  • The Sistine Chapel, frescoed by Michelangelo and thought to be the largest body of painting executed solely by one artist, considered the greatest masterpiece of Western art

  • St. Peter's Basilica, where you will enter the heart of Catholicism. This vast and awe-inspiring church is rich in decoration, history, and magnificent art. Among its many treasures is the moving Pietà by Michelangelo


The Vatican Museum is very big and unfortunately also very crowded. A walking tour with Romaround will offer you the following benefits:


  • A private tour only for you and your party. It will be easier to listen and follow the tour, and the guide will be happy to accomodate your requests going faster through parts of the museum that you are not interested in, or stopping longer to see what is more relevant for you 

  • The Vatican Museum is one of the largest collection in the world. With a Romaround tour you will be sure of seeing all that is important and will not spend time in wandering around

  • Avoid the long lines at the entrance. We can make reservations to skip the lines and make you save precious time. Please note that this is an optional service requiring an extra fee. If you wish you can take the tour without reservation 


Type of tour: walking tour

Duration: 3-3.5 hours




For a complete overview of the Vatican area, you can request a Full Day Vatican Tour. With this private walking tour, additionally to the above mentioned itinerary, you will see the Picture Gallery inside the Vatican Museum and the beautiful fortress of Castel Sant'Angelo.

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