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IN DEPTH VATICAN: PRIVATE & EXTENDED

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by Steven
Never stop learning

We had Chiara as our guide for the afternoon. We passed by many group tours and the people therein looked bored. Confused. Somewhat rushed. In the 5 hours we had with our guide, nothing was boring, nothing was confusing, nothing was rushed. We had time enough to relax, to learn, and to appreciate. This was an EPIC tour, in fact I don't recall it as being a tour, rather an exclusive experience in one of the most beautiful exhibitions imaginable.

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  • *** All tickets INCLUDED
  • Expert Vatican tour guide
  • Fully private and exclusive
  • Skip-the-line Vatican
  • St. Peter's Basilica tour

  • Entire Vatican

  • St. Peter's Basilica

  • 5 hours

Overview

“In Depth Vatican: Private & Extended” is a fully private and extended Vatican tour in five hours.

You have travelled a very long way to get here, so be sure not to miss any treasures in the Vatican City! This brand new tour visits many of the rooms which competing operators omit as a matter of routine. While our other tours strive to cover all the major works of art in the museums, this is the tour for one and all!

We begin with time spent in all the most important galleries inside the magnificent Vatican Museums. You’ll also get access to several lesser known rooms of equal or greater magnificence, some of which are listed below. Your private Vatican guide will illustrate and explain the following places of interest: Courtyard of the Pinecone, Chiaramonti Museums, Pio-Clementine Museum (Belvedere Courtyard, Room of the Animals, Room of the Muses, Round Room, Greek Cross Room), Gallery of the Candelabra, Gallery of Tapestries, Gallery of Maps, Raphael Rooms (of Constantine, Heliodorus, Signature, and Room of the Fire in the Borgo), Immaculate Conception and Sobieski Rooms in the Apartment of Pius V, Borgia Apartment, Egyptian Museum.

From the Sistine Chapel, as a customer of When In Rome Tours, you’ll have right of way through a special exit which leads directly into St. Peter’s Basilica. Upon arriving in the church, your guide will discuss Michelangelo’s beautiful Pieta’ and dome, Bernini’s bronze Baldacchino and Holy Altar, sculpted Papal funerary monuments, and then proceed to explain the diffuse history of how the building as it appears today came into being. The Vatacombs (Papal Tombs beneath St. Peter’s, not the Vatican Necropolis) are included if your tour departs in the morning, and you’ll see the Crypt of St. Peter from above. In Depth Vatican: Private & Extended concludes on the portico, where we discuss the Swiss Guard and Vatican City State.

Meeting point info will be sent in booking confirmation e-mail.

Before e-mailing us about availability and cost, please read this page.

INCLUSIONS

  • Priority skip-the-line Vatican tickets
  • Licensed private Vatican tour guide
  • Private in-depth extended Vatican City tour
  • Private in-depth extended Vatican Museums tour
  • Private in-depth extended Sistine Chapel tour
  • Private in-depth extended St. Peter’s Basilica tour

Exclusions

“Scavi” ā€“ believed to be the resting place of St. Peter (must be booked separately through the Vatican ā€“ 3 to 6 months waiting list).

Important Information

  • Daily exc. Sun.
  • Tour does not run on public holidays.
  • Sturdy, comfortable footwear advised.
  • Activity level: moderate.
  • NOT wheelchair accessible.

Voucher

You will be e-mailed a confirmation voucher automatically once the booking process is complete. Please ensure that the e-mail address you enter during the booking process is correct or we will not be able to send confirmation! Payment made will be clarified and meeting point maps included for you to find your way in Rome. We accept vouchers by smartphone / tablet. If you prefer to print your voucher, please show it to our representative at the start of the tour.

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by Steven
Never stop learning

We had Chiara as our guide for the afternoon. We passed by many group tours and the people therein looked bored. Confused. Somewhat rushed. In the 5 hours we had with our guide, nothing was boring, nothing was confusing, nothing was rushed. We had time enough to relax, to learn, and to appreciate. This was an EPIC tour, in fact I don't recall it as being a tour, rather an exclusive experience in one of the most beautiful exhibitions imaginable.

by Carol
Superb private Vatican experience

We never expected such an incredible guide. The level of detail and absolute knowledge of all the art and all the sculptures in all the rooms we ventured into was beyond astonishing. In Depth Vatican with When In Rome Tours was easily the most impressive experience we had in Europe. We were a group of 6 and the value was fantastic. Thank you!

NEW COMMENT BY WHEN IN ROME TOURS (Jun 9, 2017) - Many thanks Carol, this is a great tour and really good value for a small group of friends as you were šŸ™‚


Schedule

Annual
Daily exc. Sun. Please let us know your preferred start time, between 09:00 AM and 13:00 PM.
Sun Closed
IMPORTANT! You must be at the meeting point (Via Sebastiano Veniero 21, almost opposite the Vatican Museums entrance) 30 minutes before the tour departure time you have communicated to us. Don't be late!
 

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by Steven
Never stop learning

We had Chiara as our guide for the afternoon. We passed by many group tours and the people therein looked bored. Confused. Somewhat rushed. In the 5 hours we had with our guide, nothing was boring, nothing was confusing, nothing was rushed. We had time enough to relax, to learn, and to appreciate. This was an EPIC tour, in fact I don't recall it as being a tour, rather an exclusive experience in one of the most beautiful exhibitions imaginable.

by Carol
Superb private Vatican experience

We never expected such an incredible guide. The level of detail and absolute knowledge of all the art and all the sculptures in all the rooms we ventured into was beyond astonishing. In Depth Vatican with When In Rome Tours was easily the most impressive experience we had in Europe. We were a group of 6 and the value was fantastic. Thank you!

NEW COMMENT BY WHEN IN ROME TOURS (Jun 9, 2017) - Many thanks Carol, this is a great tour and really good value for a small group of friends as you were :)