3 hours 30 minutes


  • Experience Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel in exquisite peace and quiet. On our VIP Vatican tour, you’ll have it almost entirely to yourself.
  • Gaze upon the treasures of the Vatican Museums in the company of an official Vatican guide and a small group of just 10 guests maximum.
  • Morning tour: Arrive at the Vatican at sunrise and explore the tranquil Museums before they officially open, then head out to the Pinecone Courtyard to cap off your unforgettable morning with a home-cooked breakfast buffet.
  • Evening tour: Make your way through the hallowed halls of the Vatican after the gates have closed to the general public for the day. After a relaxing, crowd-free visit, sit back and enjoy a traditional Italian aperitivo and light dinner at sunset in the Pinecone Courtyard.

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Sep 15, 2023

The tour guide we had was excellent, detailed and above all knew (or so we believed) a lot about The Vatican Museums and The Sistine Chapel. His enthusiasm about this showed throughout with a few detailed tidbits.


Sep 07, 2023

We loved our Walks experience at the Vatican Museum! First, we met a Walks representative who very quickly and smoothly got us through security and got us our tickets. She stayed with us until our guide was ready and was so nice to talk to. We had the unexpected opportunity to just have the two of us and our tour guide in our group! Like a private tour! Our guide was so knowledgeable and friendly! She took the time to explain the historical/cultural context as we made our way through the museum. When we got to the Sistine Chapel, we were the last ones in. She gave us some information and then let us sit and admire the Chapel for a bit before they closed up for the night. We then went to the cafeteria for a charcuterie board and wine as part of our ticket, and that was delicious. Would 100% recommend this tour and experience.


Sep 02, 2023

Patrizia was our guide and she was beautiful in every way. Knowledgeable, great English and a sweet lady. She was very experienced and it was so easy to spend time with her, we had a small group of four, so it was intimate and really personal. Patrizia had answers to any questions snd her knowledge of the Vatican was second to none. Highly recommend her and any of the WALKS tours. These people care about what they do and make it memorable and valuable. At the end, we had drinks and a meal at the cafe, included in the price. We loved this also…food was delicious and it was a perfect balmy evening to end a special day. Xx


Aug 22, 2023

Did not appreciate the 25 minute wait at ticket window. THEN we were told to use the toilets and buy water. Why did we wait doing nothing while coordinator bought tickets? She should have told us to use the toilets and buy water while we were waiting. Not sure there was any value to this tour vs buying direct through Vatican


Aug 04, 2023

Great job tour. Our guide Eddy was amazing! Thank you walks of Italy! Herb

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