The Vatican City State, a foreign state in the heart of Rome

The Vatican City State, a foreign state in the heart of Rome

Did you know that even though you are right in the heart of Rome, you cross the border of a foreign state when visiting Saint Peter’s Square or entering the Vatican Museums?

EUR 310.00

A center location in Rome

    Highlights and what's included


    • An experience away from standard ‘ordinary’ tours.
    • Only licensed guides, both fun and experienced.
    • The tour is private and fully customisable.
    • Skip the line.
    • Sights visited: Saint Peter's Square, Saint Peter's Basilica, Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel.
    • Meeting point: a location in the area of Saint Peter's Square.

    Note Well


    • Entrance fees to the visited sights are not included in the subtotal. Please make sure you add the right number of entry tickets before you book! Reduced tickets are valid for children from 6 to 18 years old. Free admission is for children up to 6 years old (with a mandatory Vatican Museums service charge).
  • Did you know that even though you are right in the heart of Rome, you cross the border of a foreign state when visiting Saint Peter’s Square or entering the Vatican Museums? The Vatican City State was founded after the signing of the Lateran Pacts between the Holy See and Italy in 1929 and is universally recognized under international law. It is the smallest state in the world (with a surface area of around 0,44 ha) with its own coins, stamps, daily newspaper, railway station, telecommunications, army, and police. The state includes Saint Peter’s Square, Saint Peter’s Basilica, Palazzi Vaticani with the Vatican Museums, the Vatican Gardens and other buildings inside the Vatican walls.

    During the tour

    Visit Saint Peter’s Square, a masterpiece of theatrical architecture created by Gian Lorenzo Bernini. An impressive ellipse 320m deep, 240m wide, surrounded by 284 columns and 88 pilasters. Witness 140 statues of saints, 3.20m high, looking down at you from above, and then admire the imposing Saint Peter’s Basilica, the largest church in the world able to host 20,000 people.

    Follow your guide inside the basilica, the first temple of Christianity, and prepare to be even more amazed. The basilica is a treasure chest of art, an expression of papal patronage that seems to have no limits, retaining its ability to charm both believers and non-believers.

    Take a guided tour of the Vatican Museums, one of the most famous museum complexes in the world, a unique collection of works by Caravaggio, Giotto, Leonardo, and Raphael. Be enchanted by beautiful frescoes in the sacred Sistine Chapel, an antique jewel of the Palazzi Vaticani, where “the truths of our faith speak to us from all sides.”

    Discover the meaning of the word “conclave” and where the term “Jubilee” derives from. Learn who really designed the uniforms of the Swiss Guards, as well as facts such as the population of the smallest state and if it’s true that the next pope will be Greek and will have the letter “r” in his surname .

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    • When you book with us you receive our HEADACHE FREE GUARANTEE. A guarantee that if, for ANY reason you can’t use our services, your fees (minus 10% of the non-refundable portion) will be returned to you. Just tell us at least 24 hours in advance. This guarantee means you can reserve today and if your plans change you're covered.
    • In the event of cancellation, the value of the entrance tickets, if any, booked for your party will not be refunded.
    • If you cancel with less than 24 hours before your tour, 100% of the amount will be charged.
    • In case of no-show, 100% of the amount will be charged.
    • The tour must be booked at least 48 hours prior to the tour date. For last minute bookings, please, contact us first!
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