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Key Details

  • City: Vatican
  • Duration: 3hrs 30mins
  • Start Time: Times vary.

Tour Highlights

  • For visitors who want more than a flying Sistine Chapel visit, our no-wait Complete Vatican Tour goes beyond the expected, offering you a deeper insight into the Vatican City.

  • See the best of the Vatican Museums – from the Sistine Chapel to the Raphael Rooms and the Belvedere Courtyard. Then explore St. Peter’s Basilica with Michelangelo’s Pietà and Bernini’s baldachin.

  • Avoid lines that often stretch for hours with skip the line access at both the Vatican Museums and St. Peter’s Basilica. Small groups of 15 or fewer keep groups intimate and our 5-star guides easy to engage with.

The Sistine Chapel Roof The Raphael Rooms, visited on this Vatican tour The School of Athens' by Raphael Can you see Rocky? The Raphael Rooms The Belvedere Torso, inspiration for masters Priceless ancient sculpture at the Vatican Museums Greek sculpture, the Vatican Museums Apollo Belvedere' at the Vatican Museums The ceiling at the Gallery of Maps, Vatican Museums Gallery of the Tapestries, Vatican Museums A Polish masterwork at the Vatican Museums The Virgin Mary at the Vatican Museums St Peter's Basilica, included on our Complete Vatican Tour Bernini's 'Baldachin' altar, St. Peter's Basilica The 'Pieta' by Michelangelo, St. Peter's Basilica St. Peter A footrub for good luck St. Peter's Basilica, from St. Peter's Square St. Peter's Basilica Side chapels at St. Peter's Basilica Alexander VII monument, St. Peter's Basilica

EXTENDED TOUR DESCRIPTION

The Raphael Rooms on our Complete Vatican Tour

MORE THAN THE SISTINE CHAPEL, THE BEST OF THE VATICAN MUSEUMS.

Our Complete Vatican Tour goes beyond the expected to give you a real insight into the Vatican City. From the Sistine Chapel and Raphael Rooms, to incredible ancient sculptures you may never have heard of. We’ve drawn up a route through the Vatican Museums that visits all the sights you knew you wanted to see and some surprises you didn’t expect. And because we know it’s the stories that make a visit memorable, we’ll focus on them.

The pièce-de-resistance, of course, is the Sistine Chapel, where Michelangelo spent eight years of his life on his now-famous frescoes. By the time we arrive at the chapel, you’ll know not only the story behind the paintings, but what they mean and why they’re so renowned.

St Peter's Basilica, on our Complete Vatican Tour

GUIDED TOUR OF ST. PETER’S BASILICA (AND NO LINES!)

Located outside of the Vatican Museums, St. Peter’s Basilica has its own entrance and its own rules, with limited hours for guided tours. We’ve timed our Complete Vatican Tour to guarantee that you’ll always have a tour inside the basilica (not to mention skip the lines!) because you’re really going to want a guide once you set foot inside.

Built over St. Peter’s tomb, the basilica is one of the world’s most important Christian sites and the world’s largest ancient basilica. It’s also one of the most striking architectural spaces, taking the best minds of the Renaissance more than 120 years to complete. Inside, we’ll explore Michelangelo’s Pietà, Bernini’s baldachin, and the chair of St. Peter, among other treasures.

Small groups & expert tour guides

EASY, ENTERTAINING, ENGAGING, COMPLETE.

We’re passionate about the Vatican – crazy about the art, architecture and history behind those huge walls – and our guides are too. We’ve spent years growing a team of experts that share our passion and who want to share that passion with you. While many operators fit 25 people plus in a Vatican tour group, we keep all of ours to only 15 people or fewer, so you’ll find it easy to keep pace with your guide, to hear them (we have headsets too) and to speak to them. Ask all the questions you want – our team love to show off and work hard to engage you.

To make your Vatican tour even easier and to be sure that you’re getting the best from every precious second, we use privileged entrance at the Vatican Museums and St. Peter’s Basilica, bypassing general access lines that can stretch for hours at each site during high season.

This tour offers an uncompromising, unhurried exploration of the world’s most fascinating independent state, for those that want a truly complete Vatican experience.

Sites visited

  • Sistine Chapel
  • Raphael Rooms
  • Belvedere Courtyard with Apollo Belvedere & Laocoön & His Sons
  • Pinecone Courtyard
  • Gallery of the Candelabra
  • Gallery of the Maps
  • Gallery of the Tapestries
  • St. Peter’s Basilica
  • St. Peter’s Square

Included

  • Skip the Line Access tickets to the Vatican Museums
  • Skip the Line Access to St. Peter’s Basilica
  • Expert Walks of Italy tour guide
  • Small groups, never more than 15 people
  • Headsets

Reviews

5-stars from over 1470 Customer Reviews

Gigi was a great tour guide--very charismatic and knowledgeable. He learned our names and made the tour very personalized. It was great!
Laura did a wonderful job. She was quite engaging and we thoroughly enjoyed our tour.
Excellent tour we are so pleased that we booked tours with walks of Italy the guides were well informed, helpful and interesting. having a guide made the whole experience much more informative. Thank you
Vincenzo did a wonderful job !
Terrific tour guide, Emma! She was very knowledgeable and friendly. The group size of 15 was just right.
Not enough time in Sistine new chapel. Small group was right size. Guide very knowledgeable. Odd to find no pictures allowed in chapel, but allowed in basilica.
Just the best! G- could not have been better. Meets all expectations. Would highly recommend. Margie says hello
Toured with my husband and 2 kids, ages 12 and 13. It was nice that we started in the afternoon. Makes it less tiring. Seeing everything with stories from the guide was very satisfying. Thank you.
Wonderful tour, Maria Gracia was the best!
Just loved it!
We greatly enjoyed our tour of the Vatican. Our tour guide Tiberius was incredibly passionate and well knowledgeable. As well as humorous. Overall we found the tour highly interesting and would highly recommend it.
Emma was a fantastic tour guide. By booking through you we were able to get in at an earlier time (9:45 am), as the official Vatican website showed times only for late afternoon. We are very happy with our choice to use Walks of Italy. Thank you!
Francesca was excellent!!! She was so passionate and was eager to answer all of our questions. I could have spent an entire day with her. Tonite we will do the Colliseum tour, can't wait!!!!
Vanessa was a wonderful guide!
Vanessa was very knowledgable and was able to answer all of our questions. She also went above and beyond by helping my 12 year old daughter who was feeling dehydrated by giving her electrolyte powder to add to her water. Thoroughly enjoyed this tour!
GiGi was one of the coolest people ever! He had us smiling and enjoying the tour from beginning to end. His wealth of knowledge was most impressive. He made our trip to The Vatican very special!
Really impressed with the tour, Sev was incredibly informative and entertaining.
Well paced tour and knowledgeable guide. And would never have survived the lines or navigated the crowds without being able to bypass lines and be led by our guide!
Our guide was excellent and took time to answer questions.
I hope I'm spelling his name right Dario was wonderful. Two of the most interesting facts was the 'fresco' technique used for painting in between the walls and the 'basin' that was actually a gladiator coffin - full grown man. They sure were short!
We enjoyed our time touring the Vatican. Vincenzo was very knowledgeable and we left feeling like we learned a lot and had a great experience! Will definitely recommend to friends and family! Thanks!
Glad we picked this tour it was just the right amount of time. Deb made the experience a once in a life time.
Spend less time in the Museum and more time in St. Peters Church
We had a wonderful half day tour with Sev, our guide. He was so knowledgeable and passionate about everything that we saw and we appreciated his humor and interaction with our teens and tweens. Would definitely recommend Walks of Italy to anyone going to Rome. Thank you.
Mr. T did a fantastic job describing the history of the Vatican and the fabulous art work within. Again enjoyed his humor and the pace of the tour. Highly recommend.
Great tour and a great tour guide. Thank you!
Guide was excellent! Only problem her microphone failed 3/4way through and we could not hear, that was disappointing.
Marie Theresa was an excellent guide. Really informative guide of the vatican. Woukd recommend to everyone coming to Rome
This was a fantastic tour. There was so much to see that it would've taken us several days to get through all the museums, so it was so nice to have our guide, Mr. T, there to helps point out the highlights. Mr. T was awesome as well, we learned so much. Great tour!
Great time!!
Mr T was a great leader and very knowledgeable as well as entertaining!
It was one of the best tours we have ever had and my thanks to you for making it a fantastic trip. We will always recommend Walks of Italy to all of our friends and family.
Thank You very much, You are great :)
Our guide Toni was great .
Emma was fantastic! She provided additional details about the art that was very interesting, as I had my daughter, who is studying art history, with me. She maneuvered the crowds like a pro and kept the pace up.
Our guide was knowledgeable and friendly. She was super accommodating- one couple wanted to leave early so she helped them exit then came back to us for more time. She was so good that we just booked a tour in Florence through Walks of Italy.
I could unfortunately give only 5 stars. Our guide, Tiberius, deserves a much higher rating! His tour was the best one I've ever been on. It was history lessons, stories, and performance all rolled into one. Outstanding!
Excellent tour
Susanna our guide was wonderful.Despite the crowds she expertly guided us around giving us a n expert commentary.A five star performance.
fantastic tour
Mariana was a very charming gal! Enjoyed her knowledge very much.
Great tour. Perfect amount of time and information.
Our tour guide Darrio was incredibly knowledgeable and funny. He made the tour fantastic and not boring. Based on our experience, we have already recommended your company to others Absolutely unforgettable.
Excellent tour with a very knowledgeable guide. Silvia made the tour interesting with all of the historical facts. It was also nice to skip the lines! Would definitely recommend Walks of Italy, and in fact, we have told many people how much we liked the tour.
very personable and Excellent knowledge of the Vatican
well organized, easy to hear with ear pieces, tour guide took their time and made sure you had time to see everything, from time to time the ear pieces did pick up other groups but there were a lot of people in the building. Very pleased with tour and our tour guide
Very informative, amusing, evenly paced, skillful handling of group with crowds, invited & answered questions, a very charming &a delightful young women who was easy to relate to! And excellent English!
Claudia was faboulos!! She was knowledgeable, happy to answer all questions, entertaining and just wonderful! I would recommend walks of Italy tours to all. The tours are kept under 15 ppl, so it isn't a large crowd and remains intimate. We were very happy!
Our guide, Vincent, was incredible. He provided amazing background to everything we saw.
Vincent was FANTASTIC! Kept the group engaged throughout the entire tour and I left very pleased and having learned a lot.
Great tour but very crowded
Mary Grace did a fantastic job and made the experience so worth it. Even with the crazy crowds, she was able to make it a wonderful and unforgettable tour!
Jon was excellent and so helpful! Wish we would have had him in our second tour.
Our guide was excellent!
Marisa was amazing with a lot of knowledge! I would use your company again just because of her
Susanna was an excellent tour guide: very knowledgeable and friendly. Made us feel comfortable even as we worked through large crowds inside the Vatican museum. We were very happy with the tour.
Maria was awesome and very informative. I would definitely use your service again.
Francesca was an amazing tour guide! She is very knowledgeable, shares the information well, and did a great job of navigating the incredibly crowded Vatican.
Vincent was wonderful! He was so enthusiastic and got everyone into the stories of artists. Prior, I had been on disappointing tours that sound like they are reading off a script. Vincent put so much heart and soul into the tour, I will not be forgetting this anytime soon.
Susanna was fun to tour with and kept or attention.
Camilla was amazing.
We had been to the Vatican before with another tour company but being with Gus, our guide from Walks of Italy, showed us how much we didn't know and what we missed on our 1st trip. Wonderful tour and company. We will use your services next time. C. Thornton
Lovely experience. I came to Rome just to see the Sistine Chapel and the tour did not disappoint. Suzana was fabulous.
Gigi is the best! He made the tour fun and enjoyable
Great tour! Our tour guide Teresa was awesome!
Our tour guide was great. He was very nice and very informative. Couldn't ask for a better tour.
Very enjoyable tour. Vincenzo was an excellent guide, providing the group with many details of the Vatican City. Thank you.
Our guide with pleasant, informative and passionate about the subject. A real pleasure.
Lovely tour...many thanks
Jon was very knowledgeable and took plenty of time to explain things without rushing.
Just excellent , no problem at all very efficient guide .
Highly professional guide. Friendly, knowledgeable and answered questions when raised.
This tour is the best dollar value in Italy. The scenery is beautiful beyond description and the hiking, if the entire trail is used, is challenging. The guides are courteous, considerate, knowledgeable and skilled.
What a wonderful tour. From start to finish! Our tour guide was so informative as well as personable. So glad we booked this company.
Wonderful tour and wonderful guide. Would highly recommend.
I really enjoyed this tour,the guide was excellent very informative and looked after us all on the tour very well
Sev was very knowledgeable and had great stories and was fun to listen to
MG was a great guide, very informative and engaging. She did a great job keeping us together is the chaos of the museums.
Vincenzo was simply incredible. Knowledgeable about anything and everything we asked for. I would take him as a tour guide any day
This tour was absolutely worth every penny I spent on it. We skipped a huge line and getting in was made easy. The tour guide (Maria) could not have been better and in fact was the most important factor in making the tour a success.
Fantastic guide...a lovely lady, knew everything there was to know and more. She was passionate about everything!! Couldn't recommend enough!!!
Excellent tour guide who made it interesting for all my family including my 12 year old son, massive thank you
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Martina. She was very professional, knowledgable, and informative. I highly recommend this tour!
This tour and tour guide, Dario, were wonderful - his tour was a great way to visit and navigate the Vactican and St Peter's. He host was informative, organized and humorous. I was impressed with his depth of knowledge and candid commentary.
Hasslefree experience and an informative guide - worth every penny to avoid, as best you can, the crowds
The tour was a little on the long side but the guide was AMAZING....top-notch for sure. I'd certainly recommend this tour to others without hesitation.
We really enjoyed the tour and the tour guide. Very crowded though and decided to miss the Basillica
les explications de la guide étaient des plus complètes tres attentive a ne perdre personne du groupe elle a mémorisé les prénoms de chacun en tres peu de temps merci a elle pour son efficacité
Fantastic guide that is extremely knowledgeable, very informative, and very energetic.
Ivana was very well knowledgeable and provided a wonderful tour with a very historic and informative history. We would recommend your tour and her any time.
I can't remember the tour guides. Ame was it Marabelle anyway she made the tour fun even though that's has to be tough job to navigate the tour group through those insane crowds but she was upbeat kind , happy and informative she really made it fun..would highly recommend ur tours
Maria is pleasant, informed and a born leader! We thoroughly enjoyed her patience and concern for us throughout the tour. She I passed many obstacles and led us to key artifacts.
This tour was very informative. Our guide Francesco (spelling) was amazing and super knowledgable. He really took the time to make sure he answered all questions and understood the history of the Vatican.
I wasn't sure about spending that much on a tour without recommendations from friends but I was very happy I did it. I got so much more out of the guided tour than I would have on my own. I will definitely recommend you and review you online! Thanks so much!
Guide was lovely and so sweet! Extremely knowledgeable
Our guide was excellent. I enjoyed this tour.
We wouldn't do it any other way. We highly recommend!
The guide's knowledge and passion makes the tour so enjoyable.
Excellent tour again. We were happy to have Vincenzo once more, who recognised us from a few days previously. His enthusiasm for the subject matter was clear and he made the entire experience (even the queuing!) very enjoyable.
Our guide was not only very knowledgable and passionate about the information but he made the tour very interesting
Our tour guide Maria was fantastic!! She's an asset to your company!!
Camila was excellent. She was easy to understand and had so much information. We loved her.
Excellent tour and excellent guide. Next time in Rome we plan on signing up for another tour.
Great tour guide, great tour. Worth every penny!
Excellent tour. Our guide was friendly and quite knowledgable. Also, very patient with the group.
Excellent tour & guide, with the right balance of information and areas of interest - the provision of an labelled print relating to the Cistine Chapel paintings was a helpful bonus. (Only feedback tip would have been to give some info re potential toilet stops given the 3 hour + length of tour).
Maria was amazing!! Fun exciting and knew her history, she is a definite person to be quided through a city of loads of history!! Extremely please!!
Maria was delightful - her enthusiasm and knowledge made this tour one of our favorite events in our Europe travel!
Anna was fantastic ! Very knowledgeable and excellent people skills.
Loved everything about worming with walks of Italy!!! The over the phone customer service was friendly and extremely helpful. Tour guide was the BEST! And the tour itself was breathtaking!
Great tour with fantastic guide. No way could I have tackled that myself!
Sev was so informative and engaging. He was a pleasure as our tour guide. Would definitely book a tour with him again!
Thoroughly impressed with Elena's knowledge and care she took of the group. A great way to see everything in a short time - I'll definitely be back to explore more. Thank you
Cecilia was wonderful very knowledgeable. Out Vatican guide Enza was almost amazing. And our colosseum guide Francesco was incredible! Thank you thank you!!
Maria was informative & enthusiastic about the tour & we thoroughly enjoyed our experience.
Alessia was very good and always made sure our group was together. She was extremely knowledgeable and always answered any questions. I would certainly recommend this tour and to use your company for future tours. Thank You
Maria was wonderful. She was so extremely knowledgeable, very funny, and went out of her way to give us the best experience possible. One of the high points of my trip. Mille gracie, Maria!
Camilla was our guide and she was just great. Very satisfied.
Toni was an excellent guide.
It was a good tour. Depending on how the guide held his head, his speech was quite choppy. In the future, he could possible wear clothing that allows him to clip the microphone in a better place. Very knowledgeable.
Emma was wonderful! My mother has a back injury, and Emma pointed out spots my mother could sit, which helped on a long tour.
Anna was a wonderful tour guide! Incredibly knowledgeable, thoughtful and very funny at times. She made our visit in Rome that much more special. Thank you
We had a lovely tour, Tony our tour guide could not have done a better job. She was very thorough and took the time to explain and answer any questions we asked her. I would recommend your tour to anyone that asked us. It was really enjoyable
Claudia was an excellent tour guide. She was extremely knowledgeable and such a friendly personality. You could feel how much she loves sharing her knowledge of history!
Laura was great, very knowledgeable and did well under the extremely crowded conditions.
Maria was great. Passionate about her country and she even had a treat for us when she took us behind the ropes of a small section of the Vatican museum! I did this same tour a few years ago with WOL and I thought this one was much better because of Maria!
The tour more than exceeded our expectations thanks to Sev's knowledge, sense of humor and excellent presentation. Was a great experience.
Tiberius was an exceptional guide. His combination of knowledge and vivid explanation really helped the tour come alive. So glad we got a chance to see the Vatican with him.
Boy there are a lot of people going through the Vatican.
Guide was fascinating - wish I could remember his name. I have been to the Vatican, three times before and this was by far the best tour guide.
Susana did a great job!
Great tour, guide was very informative!
Enjoyed the tour and Alessandra's presentation. A smaller group (of 6) also made a difference.
SEV is VERY GOOD
Very knowledgeable guide who also kept the group moving through the crowds to the points of interest
I am a world traveler. OUr guide was outstanding!! I wish I could do more tours this trip with your company in Italy.
Susan was great. She explained everything in detail and it helps that the tour company kept the group small.
This was a comprehensive, educational, and enjoyable tour. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and engaging. Our only suggestion for the future is that a few more minutes are dedicated to the Sistine Chapel. Thank you for offering this tour.
Just perfect. My only comment is to better define the meeting place. I suggest the courtyard instead of the "Main Entrance" as we were not sure which side is considered the main entrance. The courtyard is clearly identifiable. Perhaps a better way to identify the tour guide.
Incredible tour. Our guide Emma was amazing, her knowledge and conduct we admirable. We had a great tour and would highly recommend it to other people.
Give her a pay rise. She never stopped talking. Worth every penny. Would have been hell without her.
Tiberias was the best tour guide we've ever had. His passion for history and the arts just flowed from him. He was very knowledgeable and the next time we're in Italy, we're going to go for another tour with Walks of Italy. It was awesome!
My guide was actually Anna not Camilla. Anna was very informative and lots of energy and personality!
We had Francesco as our guide and here was wonderful. He was patient with our questions and very knowledgeable on the subject matter. We have a tour of the Coliseum booked, I hope we have him as our guide again!
The tour was just stunning! We loved it very much! Ema is the best guide ever! Many LOVES from Ukraine!
Camilla did a very good job in guiding us and showing us around. Thank you so much.
The tour guide was very friendly, knowledgeable and enthusiastic. 10 out 10. Thank you for your great service.
Felix was very a very good guide i recommanded him!
we had a great tour. was definitely worth it and especially to skip the lines!
Absolutely pleased with the service
Our guide was knowledgeable and fun!
Fabrizio was the best.. Fantastic... Knowledgeable.. . Funny ... Can't say enough great things about him
Dario was our guide and he was very knowledgeable and entertaining. We enjoyed his tour very much.
Hard to hear the guide at times but she was good
The tour was fantastic and our Guide even more so. 5 stars to Tiberius!
The guide, Marisela, was very knowledgeable, engaging, and sweet. Her english was excellent and she did a great job keeping the tour moving, even despite major Easter weekend crowds.
Very pleasant experience. Nice and helpful guide - Mrs. Camilla. No stress in spite of huge crowd waiting before the museum and inside the museum. Family Brodnik (SLO)
Camilla was the guide, brava and intelegent and also with a sense of humour. Well done keep it up.
Francesco was incredibly knowledgeable and funny! A great experience!
Our guide was AMAZING!!! THE BEST!!!
Sev was really great. He clearly knows his stuff about this place. (And there is a lot to know about.) So, five stars plus for him. (And, yes, we will definitely be recommending this tour--as well as the others--for anyone we know who is going to Rome.)
SAMs as above! Outstanding! I will make some comments on your page!
Camilla was fantastic. Beautiful smile, pleasant, engaging, and did not rush us one bit. I would highly recommend this company to anyone planning a trip to Rome.
Luciano was a fabulous and informative tour guide!
Loved our tour! Our guide was very organized, attentive, gracious and very knowledgeable. I would recommend Walks Of Italy as the "must have" tour company for anyone visiting Vatican City.
Great tour of the vatican with Mama G our guide was very informative
As with our Colosseum tour, this was first class with an amazing guide. Can't recommend highly enough.
LOVED our guide. So knowledgeable and funny. Will definitely use you all again if in the city I visit!
She was brilliant. Answering all questions and at the same time navigating our group around the numerous 'traffic jams" so that we were able to keep moving. Full marks!!
I had the best experience with Sev. He made the experience so much better for us. He is an excellent guide with not only knowledge (I refer to him as an open encyclopedia) but he is also very passionate about history and art. I have already recommended the tour to other people.
Guide was brilliant
It was a phenomenal experience. Our guide was engaging and fully knowledgeable. Top of the line
Francesco was great! Very knowledgeable and enjoyable to listen to. Although the tour was a bit rushed, it was still incredible to see everything! Just wish we had more time to look around but it was very busy and closing early for Easter services. Not Fransesco's fault.
Laura was an amazing guide. We did other tours and she was by far the most knowledgeable guide we had. The time went by so fast but we were able to see everything we wanted. It was a great tour and would recommend it to anyone looking to go to the Vatican.
Marta was excellent. Very professional, informative and friendly!
Giovanna was a brilliant tour guide and she ensured that we had a lovely morning tour. She was highly knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the tour. We had a brilliant time and would recommend the tour to anyone visiting Rome.
The tour was excellent and informative. I appreciated being able to skip the lines, having an earpiece, and getting information that I might not have gotten on my own.
Maristella was amazing! Very nice and extremely knowledgeable. Her tour was the highlight of our visit to Rome. Thank you!
Jeb was terrific at leading us through the crowds and telling us about all the art and history we were privileged to see with him.
Everything was top notch. Guide was personable, knowledgeable and knew all the ins and outs. Would highly recommend.
My friends took the tour and said it was wonderful. The guide was informative even though there was a lot to see.
We will always look for your tour when traveling. She was awesome funny and knowledgeable Thank you
What an incredible experience. I was somewhat skeptical going in, but our guide was organized, personable and extremely knowledgeable. Our entire family had an amazing and memorable tour.
I will forever remember these tours and forever tell those who will listen that to go to a city for the first time and not look your company up are doing themselves and the city an injustice. Keep up the excellent work and thank you.
Lucinano personally remembered everyone name. She would direct conversations right at us individually while she was giving us the history as if she was only talking to us individually. She was amazing.
Very informative, big mama g was great and provided a lot of information.
Theresa was a rock star! She was just lovely--very knowledgeable and with great energy and enthusiasm. We very much enjoyed the tour!
Great tour! Francesca was wonderful. The youngest person in the group was my 6 year old daughter. You would think she would have been bored after 5 hours of talking but Francesca was so good and entertaining that my daughter still remembers everything! Excellent tour! Thank you!
Our tour guide was awesome and really made our tour !
Fabio was amazing and very entertaining. If I could give him more stars I would. Very good trip and insightful.
Judging by the size of the crowds we were glad we booked ahead. Our guide was excellent and made the tour a very special and memorable experience.
We had a great tour! Our guide was very friendly, enthusiastic and knowledgeable. I'm happy that we chose Walks of Italy to visit this beautiful place.
Dario's presentation was flawless and the use of headsets was very helpful! He exuded knowledge and enthusiasm. I found the tour to be extremely informative and well orchestrated, despite the crowded circumstances. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Vatican City.
Great guide under tough crowded conditions. She was excellent
We went to several tours in Florence, Rome, and Munich. Our tour guide for our Vatican tour remains our favorite. She shared so much information with us but her passion for the subject made it fun. She really made our trip to the Vatican a memorable experience.
Great value walks. We had a baby and everybody was so helpful. Great tips from guides on what to do afterwards.
Lovely tour, and our guide was fantastic. Really enjoyed doing this and being able to have such quick and easy access to the Vatican Museums.
She was excellent as well though not the art expert or enthusiast our first guide was. But she was quite competent and thorough, very good but not outstanding.
Great tour!! Thank you to our guide and thank you to the company for accommodating us when we accidentally missed our tour and were able to get the next available date at no charge! Much appreciated!!
Wonderful tour. Our guide was very friendly and let us ask lots of questions.
Our tour guide was very knowledgeable about the different art works at the Vatican. His enthusiasm and passion was so obvious, it is difficult not to fall in love with the entire place as well.
Excellent tour. We loved it!
Dario was not only knowledgeable about the Vatican, he was passionate about the art and its history. Thankful we chose this tour
We loved Francesca! She was a wonderful, knowledgeable, and engaging tour guide. Give her a raise!
Would recommend this tour as extremely informative and the guide was very knowledgeable and personable. Excellent visit
Excellent guide with great knowledge and enthousiasme to share it. Friendly, passionate, everything you'd want.
Not quite enough time to have guide in St Peters. Not fault of guide. She was great. I think u need to add a half hour to tour.
Awesome!
radio had some issues with static & cutting out Guide was very informed, easy to understand and pleasant
Thoroughly enjoyed the tour. The guide was amazing would definitely recommend
Excellent tour!! Our guide was brilliant very helpful and informative throughout the tour. Considering the extra busy crowds as the Colosseum was closed the guide did extremely well in keeping the group together and making sure we saw all the features within each room.
IT was a incredible experince to take a guided walk of the Vatican,. And I will warmly recommend friends to take this walk as well. I loved our guide, the best probably, she thoroughly new the everything about the Vatican and I listened to everything. I had a great experience!!!
The tour guide spoke incredibly good English, she was passionate about the subjects she spoke about, very knowledgeable. Bearing in mind how busy and crowded the museums were she was very good at looking after the group and very patient. She was fantastic and we got to see a lot.
Even though the Vatican was very crowded and I worried about losing sight of our tour guide, she took us through the Vatican expertly and shared all of her knowledge in an enjoyable and informative way!
Great value. Very knowledgeable. Easy to talk to
Our guide provided a personal touch, engaged his audience, joked around and really made our Walk of Italy Tour memorable. I would highly recommend this tour for anyone!
Even in March the lines were incredibly long, skip the line tours are well worth the extra expense. The Vatican is an amazing place to visit but I found some of the tourists there were in a rush, our guide did her best to keep us out of the way.
It will be great to include the rooftop of St Peter's Basilica.
It was great. I only wish they gave us time to buy souvenirs
Guide and organisation were great! We enjoyed the tour very much.
Nice tour, guide who really knew what she talked about.
Beata was great! She was very knowledgeable and we learned things we never knew about Vatican City.
Our Guide Susanna was AMAZING! Very great tour and we will recommend you for sure!
So glad I took this tour -- I would never have been able to navigate the crowds at the Vatican on my own, and Enza was very knowledgeable.
Very good guide.
I really enjoyed the whole tour and thought it was well organised and very informative, I would have been totally overwhelmed and probably would have missed so much if I hadnt been on it. Highly recommended!!
The guide Angela was wonderful. We could sense her passion for the history and art in the Vatican and that made us want to learn more about it too. She managed the group of us well in the crowded Vatican museum. Pace was good.
Again a very friendly, entertaining guide. This tour wasn't so enjoyable as the last, but that is no reflection on the guide, but more to do with the volume of people in the Vatican....and nothing you can do anything about.
Laura was fantastic! I will recommend this tour and Laura to anyone I know. I certainly plan to be back again and would try again for Laura as well if that is an option. The experience was beyond our expectations. Thanks!! Samantha and Taylor Morrow
Maria was amazing, and very knowledgeable and excited about the information she had to share with us!
Hard time finding starting meeting point
The guide was knowledgable and I got the best experience on this tour!
We did 5 tours with Walks of Italy and they were all amazing. Thank you. Will definitely recommend to friends.
The tour was wonderful and elleanora was a great guide, she was enthusiastic and charismatic in carrying the tour. We enjoyed our time thoroughly!
There is so much amazing art work on this tour, it was a little overwhelming. Raphael's Apartment was so crowded that we didn't get to stop and look at the art, but that was not your fault. Again, all of your tour guides seem to really love their work and were happy to answer all questions.
Our guide, Francesco, was very knowledgeable and passionate about art. He made our tour extremely interesting and the tour group was just perfect. A great experience!
This tour was fantastic. Luigi was a great tour guide and definitely made the experience great. He pointed out important things to look at and took his time answering any and all the questions from the group. Would highly recommend for anyone.
Great, friendly and informative guide, Ismael. This is my second time doing the Vatican tour in less than six months and I absolutely enjoyed Walks Of Italy.
Our guide Angela was great!
Loved the Complete Vatican and our guide Lisa was very knowledgeable and easily understood. Would definitely recommend.
Loved the tour and guide, if could change anything - it seemed a little long, would love to have shortened it by 30 min.
Guide was excellent! Will definitely recommend!
Toni was a delightful tour guide and very knowledgeable!
My family and I absolutely loved mr. T. Even though I wish that the tour would have consisted more about the Catholic church and the beliefs. I still love all the detail that he gave us in reference to the artists and their Fresco's.
We really enjoyed the tour, our guide was fantastic. We appreciated her knowledge, and simple style. It made it easy to keep up, and she seemed confident and very well organized... and very approachable. Loved what we saw, and we are still laughing about seeing Sylvester Stallone!
Antoinetta/Tony was a wonderful guide! She explained things so thoroughly yet in a way that was easily understood. She made the tour both interesting and enjoyable with her knowledge and pleasant personality. We loved it!
Really helpful tour guide and the smaller group was very nice.
We loved Luigi! Excellent tour and we learned so much! Thank you!
It was a fantastic tour. The tour guide provided lots of information. I would highly recommend to people travelling to Rome to do this tour.
Great tour, we covered all the main attractions of it in a good timing. It was really interesting to know more about the relationships between the Pope´s and the painters. Very nice.
I loved this tour. Our guide (sorry I forgot her name) was very knowledgeable, passionate, professional and fun! I highly recommend Walks of Italy.
Silvia our guide was amazing. She has an enormous breadth of knowledge of art, history, philosophy and was able to put it together for us in a warm, interesting and fascinating way. I recommend the walk very highly.
was the highlight of our trip to italy
Francesca was excellent in every way: from her most pleasing personality to her in-depth knowledge of all the sites all of which greatly enhanced our tour experience. All in all, an outstanding tour! Steve and Marlies Owens
Again, the tour guide was great. He was very knowledgable. My husband and I really enjoyed the tour. It was the right amount of time and hit the main points and sights. Thank you!
Excellent guide and trip though it was quite crowded on that day
Francesca was excellent. Both entertaining and insightful. Really enjoyed the tour.
Laura was the best guide for the Vatican! She was able to manage the crowds and ensure we had an opportunity to see everything up close.
Very knowledgeable. V good conversational style. Easy pace.
Doriana was a great guide-very fun and informative.
The tour was amazing! A small easy to navigate group with a witty, friendly and knowledgeable tour guide who gave us interesting facts every step of the way!
Laura is an excellent tour guide. Vatican tour was an awesome experience thanks to her.
Great tour and so glad we skipped the line. Julietta was great! Funny and informative. We would definitely recommend this tour.
Excellent, knowledgeable guide! She did her best to steer us away from the worst of the crowds and truly made it a wonderful experience!!
Maria was an excellent guide. There were several children on our tour and she engaged them while making the tour interesting for all of us. She is very positive and made the Vatican come to life for us.
Doriana was great! Had lots of knowledge, was very interesting and funny. I'm really happy we chose your guided tours. Thank you
Also wonderful- we loved Julietta too! She took so much care.
Guide was amazing, had a good sense of humor, english was excellent and understandable.
My guide was very knowledgeable and spoke excellent English. I really enjoyed her humor and manner. I give her an A+.
Our guide was awesome - loved it that he spoke from a religious and archeologist point of view. Great tour - We ended up spending more time there after the tour was finished .
Appreciated the size of the group.
Vittorio was very informative and was able to translate the information very well through out the tour. I was happy to have booked with Walks of Italy. It provided the information that I was looking for, for my Vatican Experience.
excellent guide ! very cultivated with enormous historical information !
Our guide was excellent, very knowledgeable and interesting, to be recommended!
Very capable and kind guide. Audio-system with headset was just perfect to understand everything Thanks!
We had such a fantastic tour!! Enza was a wonderful guide, kept us all interested and was able to answer all of our questions. She made the tour quite special and I feel fortunate to have gotten the tour with her.
Enza was an excellent guide! Very informative and interesting!
Again, fantastic tour and tour guide. I have already recommended your company and would certainly use you again if I visited. Thank you
Guides were fantastic! Perfect duration and priority on the right areas of each walk
The guide was fantastic! She showed us so many important aspects of this special place! Thank you !
Silvia was passionate, interesting and so very nice. Thankyou for our amazing time!
Claudia was GREAT! Very knowledgeable and helped us navigate Vatican City very easily inspite of the massive amounts of people that were there! :) Very well done tour! Thank you!
Suzanna's knowledge, patience and experience were truly appreciated!!
Our guide was outstanding and very professional. Kept the information easy to understand and follow. Hope we can use you again in the future.
Maria Susanna is a motivated and professional tour guide, one who has first-hand knowledge of these historic treasures and who gets people involved. This was a memorable tour for our three young grand-daughters. Grazie di nuovo Maria Susanna !
Well organised and great guide. Thanks.
The Tour was great & Lucia is an amazing guide.
Our guide did a great job throughout the visit. Thank you!
Claudia mixed just the right amount of detail and overview. She was clearly an art historian and able to farm responses based on historical context.
Wonderful!
Another well informed guide with an excellent approach. She appeared to really enjoy her work.
Uta was an excellent guide, highly recommend her and your company for tours!
Although the Vatican was extremely crowded due to a special event, our guide Emma managed to keep us moving along together at a good pace. She explained the significance of things in detail, obviously knows and loves art history, and made it interesting for all of us.
Francesca was an amazing tour guide!
The tour was very informative and well worth the money. Our female guide, (sorry I can't remember her name, she was Argentinian) was superb! A real asset! Thank you for a great day!
Again, awesome and great info.
For both tours, I wish we have 15 to 20 mins to visit the museum shops since we can't go back into the museums after the tour. Other than these, the guides were fantastic. Thanks!
Small group essential to appreciate the Vatican in the extremely crowded settings- our guide was super!
Francessca was AMAZING! There was so much background information that she gave. The tour was more than I ever expected, very well organized to maximize our time. There were 6 in my family who took the tour and we could not stop talking about it. I would highly recommend your company to anyone.
The guide was great! Highly recommended !
Our group of four had a fantastic time touring the museum and St. Peter's. Angela our tour guide was full of knowledge and made listening to the history of the Vatican interesting. We had a wonderful time in Italy.
Our guide was very knowledgeable. The tour was amazing! I was very impressed with your company and would use them again any time we head back to Italy!
Our guide was amazing - energetic full of information with a great sense of humour
Luciana was an excellent guide who was able to give us an amazing amount of detail about the Vatican and its history. She conveyed this in a friendly manner and displayed a great sense of humour in her delivery.
Claudia was so knowledgeable! She paced the tour well and gave us so much information! I'd highly recommend Walking Tours of Italy.
Guides were entertaining and incredibly knowledgeable. Fabulous insights. Admin was amazing in helping me deal with my booking fluff up, thank you.
Our guide was wonderful. Very informative.
Excellent! We could not get a taxi and were late, and someone walked us to meet up with our tour. Very nice!
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Ferdinando! He provided us with information in an interesting and thought provoking way. We loved is knowledge and passion! I would highly recommend Walks of Italy, especially if they could have Ferdinando as their guide!
Guide was excellent. St. Peter's Basilica was unbelievable! Crowds were large, but was to be expected.
I'm so glad I did this tour with your tour company. Our guide was so professional and really gave us an exceptional tour and enriching experience of the Vatican. Itwas so worth the money, and I have recommended your company to family who are travelling to Italy later this fall.
Very knowledgable guide. Enjoyed his perspective on art and preservation. Very glad we took this tour
Our guide was amazing. Despite the hordes of people and over commercialization of the Vatican museums and St Peters Basilica, our guide made the visit informative and memorable. The length of the tour and the sites shown were just right. And there is really no other way to visit the Vatican.
Our guide was delightful, knowledgeable and knew how to move the tour along with the balance of answering questions. This tour was worth every penny! Thank you for helping to make our time in Rome wonderful.
Davide was a wealth of information. Grest tour!
Great tour, tour guide was very knowledgeable and showed us lots of amazing things.
Valentina was molto bene! everything was well organized, she was very knowledgeable and friendly. Even though the Vatican was crazy busy, she was able to take time with us and provided a quality tour. highly recommended! Grazie mille!
Our tour guide was wonderful! She made sure went were able to see everything, she was very knowledgeable about the history and was able to get us into the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's before an event that would have closed those sites off to us. Wonderful tour!
Our tour guide was a wonderful lady who knew so many fascinating facts about the vatican would recommend this tour to anyone who is interested
Claudia was charming, informative, and a pleasure on the tour. I can't think of any way she could have improved our experience.
Our guide was fantastic, it really made the difference to understanding everything.
Our guide was extremely knowledgeable. We were amazed at how much detail she covered.
Luciana was extremely knowledgeable and personable. Thanks to her we learned to pay attention to what is underfoot as well as ahead and above. Our morning with her was very informative and she is a pleasure to spend time with. I would recommend her (and your services) to anyone.
Our guide was wonderful. She is very knowledgeable, kind and pleasant. She really gave us excellent information and tips.
Francesca was very knowlegable and informative. We learned so much about the history of Rome and even about her personal event when Pope John Paul II died. Her personality was great and her English was excellent.
Positively excellent on all fronts!! Tour guide Dario was exceptional.
Exceeded our expectations!!! Our guide was extraordinary and gave us additional information on how to obtain passes for Wednesday's audience with the pope which we were able to acquire thanks to him.!!!
Our guide was fantastic and knowledgeable! She made sure to point out and elaborate on all of the most important area and pieces. Her insight into the artists and the time period were wonderful.
The guide (Julietta?) was excellent and very informative. Great experience and will certainly recommend Walks of Italy (a friend of mine had recommended you and I found it was worth!)
Great tour and well worth the money. Highly recommended!!!
Great tour! This was my second time going to the Vatican and I personally felt I discovered more with this tour. Our tour guide was great and knew her way around the Vatican.
the only criticism I have for this tour is that the ear piece/speaker system was pretty lousy unless the room was fairly quiet and the guide was close by
I found our guide to be most knowledgeable and learned so much! Really enjoyed the tour,
Found my guide Susanna very informative. She allowed for each member of our group to view/photograph and appriciate each area we visited without interrupting the overall flow of the tour. A great achievement considering the crowds we had to work our way through. Well done Susanna
Guiletta was amazing. Very knowledgeable and gave us a fantastic experience! The tour was more than I expected!
The guide was excellent and we enjoyed the tour a lot.
An incredibly friendly, amusing and knowledgable guide who brought history and artwork to life. We would have missed so much had we not had Alessia there to explain and guide us. Thank you for a fantastic afternoon.
Susanna was fabulous. She had great delivery, knew her stuff and guided us through the Vatican and Basillica with ease ~ amazing given the crowds!
Camilla was superb! She was so knowledgeable and informative. She did a great job of navigating through the crowds to make our visit as pleasant as possible. Seeing the Vatican through this guided tour is the only way to go!
The meeting point was easy to get to and the tour was Very well conducted and explained.. Jeb was extremely knowledgeable and made history come alive for us!!
The tour was well organised, audio worked, skipping the line was so satisfying! Camilla was personable, funny and full of information. It was a great experience, certainly worth the money. Highly recommended!
The guide, again, was terrific and made the walk through the Vatican a delightful experience. Based on our two tours with you I would recommend you to others.
We were very happy with the tour. Our guide , Francesca, did an excellent job navigating the crowds in the Vatican. We were so happy that we chose Walks of Italy because of its small group sizes.
Davide was wonderful. We learned a lot and he navigated us through the crowds with great ease.
Peru Our guide was very knowledgeable about the subject and about art history. It was enjoyable.
Great tour guide- frisky and informative. She did an excellent job leading us through the history and the crowds. We definitely feel we had a very fulfilling Vatican visit.
Our tour guide was excellent..his name was Vincenzo..he was polite, knowledgeable and answered all if our questions.
Our guide Luciana (from Argentina) was fantastic. She was extremely knowledgable with lots of personality and humour. Luciana took the time to speak to each of us individually which was a nice touch. Loved her tour!
Guide very informative
Our guide Beata was very good and informative and made our visit to the Vatican a wonderful experience.
Great tour and excellent guide
Great tour with a wonderful guide. Enza was fantastic and very informative
Hard to understand for me, but compelling.
Dario was excellent! Your tours are a perfect number of people.
Our tour guide, Maristella, was extremely knowledgeable and her tour information was most interesting! We truly enjoyed our tour with Maristella
Francesca did a great job!
Francesca was brilliant
Excellent guides on both tours.
Very informative and a great experience Angela was awesome
Felix was a great tour guide! Engaging, knowledgeable, and kept everything fun and paced. I learned a lot about the paintings, architecture, and history. It was also great that we analyzed in great detail The Last Judgment & the painting at the Sistine Chapel ceiling.
Angela was passionate and informative. She took the time to explain in great detail. She is a great guide
She was amazing! So kind, knowledgeable and funny. She was able to relate to everyone in the group- I would gladly book with her again.
Maria certainly knew her history, and was very informative. She also added humour to the tour. I absolutely loved the experience! First class tour and great value for money. I have developed a real interest in the history of the Vatican now. Thank you, Maria.
Francesco was very attentive and passionate about the area. Very difficult to guide due to abundance of people, however, he did a great job of waiting for us and enthusiastically pointing out significant art and historical pieces! Excellent job!
Great tour! We love how attentive and knowledgable Maria is!
Our guide was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic and obviously had great love of history. Listening to all his explanations was very interesting and enjoyable. We were very lucky to have someone like him as our tour guide. We enjoyed every minute of the tour Tom and Caroline
Jeb was great, navigating as well as possible given the tremendous crowds!
Susanna was wonderful, patient, especially given the insane hordes at the Vatican.
Very good guide excellent
Very good guide...he navigated thru the crowd well..explained what we were seeing and also gave us the "Italian view"Excellent tour!
Cecilia was patient, friendly and very and knew her church history. We enjoyed this tour the best
Enza was an excellent guide. She maneuvered us through what we considered to be unsafe conditions in the Vatican museum and Sistine chapel. The Vatican personnel were not welcoming or attentive to the size of the crowds in several rooms. That is not a reflection on Walks of Italy.
Toni was a fantastic guide and a vast amount of knowledge. She made the tour very fun and interesting and I would recommend this tour to everyone. Two fantastic tours with you and two fantastic guides. Thank you so much.
Davide was an excellent guide - very knowledgeable and a great sense of humor! The crowds were massive that day but he made sure we all got first class treatment. Would definitely recommend!
The Vatican was crowded but our guide did a good job on routing us through and providing thoughtful information. She seemed very enthusiastic and proud of her city.
Excellent tour, we learned a lot and had a great time.
It's so huge it would be difficult to know where to begin viewing the Vatican on your own! Our guide was able to answer any of our questions and guided us through the maze well. She gave lots of info Burt not overload.
Enza was fantastic. Her knowledge was excellent but she also looked after the group very well.
The guide was great. She kept things moving along, despite the very crowded Vatican.
Amazing give advice to bring sweets and drink as we all had sugar lies and thirst
We missed the original early tour I booked as had trouble with public transport but a local info guide phoned for us. Luckily we were transferred to another tour that day. Our guide was excellent ! Very informative !
Our guide was outstanding -- he had history in art restoration and was very well informed. He happily answered all questions and you can tell he was very passionate. He really made our experience spectacular.
The guide was great!
This tour was very good, Mauro was very informative and did a great job as a Guide. The sound wasn't great on my headset but Mauro did everything he could to improve this but it did take away from my experience.
The detailed descriptions, history and interpretation of art within the Vatican was incredible. Our guide used both humor and seriousness in his explanations. Again, we thought the tour was amazing and learned so much. Highly recommend.
Excellent and informative guide. Very good at keeping us moving slowly through the busy Vatican. Many thanks
A brilliant guide. Extremely knowledgeable and navigated the crowds beautifully. We loved her sense of humour too.
Camilla was excellent, her knowledge was superb, she's very easy to listen to and most approachable.
Loved, Loved, Loved this tour and our Guide! Very impressed with every tour we took with your company!
Mauro was very interesting and amusing. He helped us to really see the museums high points, as well as the cathedral on a busy day. He had answers for every question and kept things in schedule. I was very pleased with our tour.
this was absolutely the best way to see the Vatican- highly recommend
A great tour considering the crowds and the vastness of the Vatican museums and the grandeur of the Sistine Chapel. Uta ( forgive me if I got the guides name wrong ) highlighted it very well .
The guide was very good. She kept everything interesting. I would recommend your company!
Oota (unsure of spelling) was excellent!! She has a true passion for her job and hS so much knowledge. She was a delight and kept us mo I got along bypassing the worst of the crowds.
Very informative, three hour tour.
Tanguy was just a walking encyclopedia! We were astounded with his knowledge and ability to navigate packed and crowded rooms. Fabulous!!
The Complete Vatican Tour was well designed and executed. The audio equipment worked very well. Most importantly, our guide Bruno was fantastic in knowledge and personality.
Our guide was very well informed and was welcoming to any questions. The group size was perfect also-not too big!
Our guide was fantastic - very funny, and very knowledgable. Everything was great! Loved the tour and our guide.
Maria was incredibly well versed in the history of the Vatican. We had a great tour.
She was friendly, entertaining and knowledgeable.
The tour guide was very knowledgeable. Great tour! Thanks!