Exploring a city so rich in history from Ancient Rome to the Renaissance and beyond is an adventure only to be undertaken alongside an expert. Our local guides are here to demystify the legends and uncover the truths of Rome, from the brutality and bravery of the Gladiators of the Colosseum, to the tranquil beauty of the Roman Forum & Palatine Hill and on to the splendor of the Vatican, Sistine Chapel and the Borghese Gallery. Delve deep into the wonders of Rome with our professional and personable guides, on hand to answer all of your questions on the Ancient city.
Your visit of the Vatican starts at its temple of art: the Vatican Museums. Bypassing the long lines, your guide will bring you straight inside the museums with a fast-pass ticket to ensure that you get the most out of your time. With nine miles of art, the Vatican Museums can be overwhelming, and we hear you! Once inside, your accredited specialist guide will take you through a route that covers all the must-see masterpieces and some surprises beyond the expected. The highlights also include panoramic view of St Peter’s Cupola, the Gallery of the Candelabra and the Gallery of Maps, as well as incredible darker stories that took place within the holy walls!
You’ll then reach the threshold of the Sistine Chapel that waits to take your breath away. Adam, Eve, Noah and thousands of figures descend to surround you with the full force of their musculatures and gestures. You’ll hear the extraordinary stories behind Michelangelo’s years of hard work as the meaning of his grandiose Last Judgement are unveiled.
From the Sistine Chapel, you’ll enjoy a privileged direct access to Saint Peter's Basilica through a private stairwell. Built over St. Peter’s tomb, the basilica is the heart of the Catholic world. Its striking architecture took the best minds of the Renaissance and the Baroque eras more than a hundred years to complete. The basilica is also packed with masterpieces, such as Michelangelo's Pietà and Bernini’s baldachin. Our tour will end at the spectacular columns of St Peter's Square, amongst the faithful who have gathered here for centuries.
Please note that the Vatican conservators can close parts of the museums at any time without notice. Localers cannot guarantee that every room listed on our website will be on visited, and your expert guide will adapt the itinerary accordingly.
Romain was AMAZING!!! I will 100% be recommending him to our friends! Our Louvre tour was one of my kids favorite things we did and they said it was because of Romain.
Highly recommend. Private tour is a great way to get more personalized insights on Paris history. Guide was very knowledgeable. Will definitely use again.
We have done several tours with Localers and they are definitely worth the money! We are pretty independent travelers, but there is no substitute for local knowledge. Localers has the best guides!
I did 2 tours with Localers and would enthusiastically do more when I return to Paris. The main reason is the quality of the tours themselves, the fact they are authentic experiences, and you learn so much!
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