Vatican tours in Rome


We have four different Vatican tours to choose from, each starting at a different time of day, and each with a varied itinerary to suit all ages and all interests. Our Vatican tours begin from the When In Rome Tours office on Via Sebastiano Veniero 21, close to the Vatican Museums entrance.

The Vatican tour types are as follows:

Vatican Highlights Morning Tour

Vatican Highlights Afternoon Tour

Vatican Museums, Vatacombs & St Peter’s

Private Vatican Tour

Morning and afternoon tours of the Vatican, which commence at c. 10:45 and 14:00 respectively (our afternoon Vatican tour starts at 11:00 between the months of November – March), include all the major works of art and important rooms such as those of Raphael inside the Vatican Museums, followed by an introduction and look inside the Sistine Chapel, before exiting the Vatican by St Peter’s. For those of you who wish to see St Peter’s Basilica, click here for details. Tour cost is 45 euros which includes priority entrance admission fees, ergo no waiting in line at the Vatican Museums. Children under 10 years of age accompanied by a paying adult can join either tour free of charge. Please note, however, that for children over 7 years of age, Vatican museum tickets must be paid for (20 euros each, no waiting in line).

Vatican Museums, Vatacombs, St Peter’s commences twice daily at 10:30 and 14:00 from our tours office between April – October, or once a day at 11:00 between November – March. This extended Vatican tour covers the museums, Sistine Chapel, St Peter’s and the papal tombs below the basilica. First architect of St Peter’s Basilica as it appears today, Donato Bramante, made sure of the destruction of over half the original tombs during construction of his new basilica in 1506. Tour cost is 55 euros including skip the line entrance admission fees.

Our exclusive private Vatican tour can be viewed here on the When In Rome Tours website.