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Address: Via Sebastiano Veniero 21, 00192 Rome, Italy
Phone Number:
+39 06 8390 4705
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

When In Rome Tours is a collective of like-minded tourism industry...

When In Rome Tours is a collective of like-minded tourism industry professionals, comprising company directors, two business managers, several admins, and dedicated support staff. Our Rome tour guides are fully licensed and have been leading Rome walks for many years in both English and native Spanish. Instead of working for a corporate tours provider on a commission basis, we have worked our way up over the years to become Rome's leading independently established tour operator. There are no middlemen, book a Rome or Vatican walking tour with us and you will tour WITH US. In this way, you get value for money with no extra costs at any stage. Our guides are experts in their chosen field, be they art historians or archaeologists. Our primary aim is to deliver education about Rome and the Vatican in an enjoyable way, so we take great care to ensure that our guides are as personable as they are professional. Small group tours of Rome work well for everyone and they are our focus. If, however, you wish to book a fully private and exclusive tour, we have many private Rome tour options for you to consider. As a fully licensed tour agency in Rome, we have to bear considerable operating costs as anyone working in Italy will tell you, so we are very proud to announce that our prices continue to be as competitive today as they always have been. In order to be fully transparent, tour costs on our website include all tickets and all local taxes - there is never anything else to pay over and above the prices we publish online. One of our many guarantees is "skip the Vatican line". The same also applies to our ancient Rome tours - "skip the Coliseum line". You will always enter venues in Rome before everyone else on a Rome or Vatican tour with When In Rome Tours. Our reputation in Rome is second to none, and we are sent recommendations every day. When In Rome Tours strives to offer the best possible tours of Rome and the Vatican, and we will continue to pursue even higher service standards in future.

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2 in 1 - Entire Vatican and Colosseum Ticket
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Entire Vatican and Vatacombs: Heritage of Rome Tour
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USD 125.59*
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Full-Day Small Group Tour of Rome and Vatican

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We enjoyed the Entire Vatican with Vatacombs tour with Luigi. Fascinating detail which was all tied together as we explored the treasures and history of the vatican. Luigi kept us... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We joined a Vatican tour and it was very interesting! The knowledge and narrating skills of our guide were amazing. She did a fantastic job!

Thank C L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed the Entire Vatican with Vatacombs tour with Luigi. Fascinating detail which was all tied together as we explored the treasures and history of the vatican. Luigi kept us entertained throughout the tour and his knowledge and passion for his work was clear. He also remembered all our names.

Thank Dale N
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Tour guide was full of knowledge. He took his time and answered all our questions. It was great to skip the lines too.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked this tour via Viator from Australia a month before we travelled. We did three tours whilst in Rome and this was easily the most average. Our guide Christina was highly informative & knowledgeable however through no fault of her own the Vatican was closing early because of a mass this also impacted our tour as we had no... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our experience with this tour company did not start well. The voucher clearly stated that they have three tours to the Vatican daily: 9am, 11am and 1pm. We arrived at the tour office at 8:45 am for the 9am tour and found the office closed. When we were able to get someone on the phone, we were advised that due... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Christina was excellent this morning as she led us through the Vatican. Museum, Sistine chapel, St. Peter's Basilica and tombs. Very worthwhile to obtain a historical perspective about Vatican city. Regardless of how religious you are, it's worth a visit to appreciate the skill of the builders and artists who built these amazing buildings, created wonderful statues, wove the tapestries... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The entire Vatican is amazing and without the right guide it would be very difficult to navigate and understand. Christina was amazing and knew everything, she took the time to show us the most important parts/sculptures and her knowledge and communication were great. I'd recommend this tour anybody especially if it's your first time at the Vatican.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked the Vatican guided tour and Colosseum (only reserved tickets to skip the line) with When In Rome Tours. It was perfect!! Our guide was Christina. She is energetic and very confident about the Vatican! The groups are not big. I recommend this company!!

Thank Fabiola B
Ski Municipality, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a guided tour in the Vatican, with the guide Christina. She was an excellent guide, very funny and energetic. She had lots of knowledge about the Vatican and was a big smile during the whole tour! Would recommend!

Thank Siljebre
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

We booked the COLOSSEUM HIGHLIGHTS and VATICAN HIGHLIGHTS online with When In Rome Tours about 2 weeks in advance. Both tours were flawless! The guides were there on time, we didn't have to wait for long to get in, the timing was perfectly planned, the groups weren't too big and there wasn't any hidden prices. Our experience wouldn't have been... More 

Thank Raya K

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