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The Best tours of Rome and the Vatican

We offer high quality tours of Rome and Vatican City that are fun, easy to follow and educational. Whether you are looking for a group experience or a more personalized option, we have something for everyone.


The 27th of September is World Tourism Day for one day only your ticket is completely FREE 



Maya Tours have been organising tours since 2011 and we have had more than 150,000 visitors join us on our guided tours to discover the wonders of Rome! We offer tours in 6 different languages that are led by professional and fully licensed guides.

Discover Rome’s most famous sights with us, such as the Colosseum & the Roman Forum; the Vatican City and its marvellous museums; the historical City Centre with all its main attractions such as the Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps and the Pantheon. Let us take you on a journey to discover the capital’s hidden wonders and enjoy the magic of the Eternal City.

We offer skip the line, private-, semi- private and group tours, based on the individual interests and requirements of our customers. Our tours are even available outside normal working hours, which gives you the wonderful opportunity to avoid the daytime crowds.

You can call our friendly and multilingual team with any questions you might have, we will always be happy to hear from you!

Why choose Maya Tours

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Our Tours


If you have limited time and are simply looking to avoid lines and explore the sites on your own, this Fast-Track Entrance ticket to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel is the perfect option for you.
free of choice hours
from 33 €

Small Group Tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel & St. Peters Basilica

This intimate group experience, covering the best of the Vatican’s art collection with a specialist guide and VIP entrance, is designed for those who want to go beyond the surface and prefer a more personalized tour option.
3 hours
from 60 €

Exclusive Semi Private Tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peters Basilica

This intimate group tour is designed for those who want to visit the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peters, outside regular opening hours. Explore the Vatican before it opens to the general public, allowing a chance to see some of the key works, before the crowds really start to arrive.
3 hours
from 75 €

Group Vatican Tour

For those who want to see the Sistine Chapel and the highlights of the Vatican’s extraordinary art collection, this tour includes the best of the Vatican Museums as well as privileged access to St. Peter’s Basilica.
2.5 hours
from 50 €

Virtual Reality Experience + Self-Guided Tour of Ancient Rome

Join us on this amazing and innovative VR adventure to explore ancient Rome in a revolutionary new way! Enjoy skip-the-line access to the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill on a self-guided tour.
40 min + Tickets hours
from 43 €

Colosseum and Vatican combined package

This tour option is designed for those with limited time, covering almost 3,000 years of history and two cities in one convenient package. As with all our tours, fast-track tickets to all the sites are included.
6 hours
from 90 €

Private tour of the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

This option has been tailored towards those looking for an exclusive tour experience. Covering the best of Ancient Rome and divided up into 3 palatable sections, the Colosseum, the Roman Forum the Palatine Hill.
3 hours
from 250 €

Afternoon painting class with wine

Escape the crowds and pamper yourself for a few hours with this delightful art and wine experience, designed for those who are looking for a relaxing and unique way to spend an afternoon in Rome.
2.5 hours
from 69 €

Evening food tour

We have hand-tailored this tour for those who want to immerse themselves in Roman culture by experiencing real Italian cuisine. Avoid the tourist traps and find out where locals eat dinner, drink and enjoy ice cream.
4 hours
from 85 €

Evening Painting Tour with Wine or Wine Enriched Painting Lesson and Tour

Discover what Rome was like for the artists, learn how to paint like a master and uncover the joys of Aperitivo. This option is designed for art and wine lovers alike, or for those simply seeking a different type of Roman experience.
3.5 hours
from 89 €

Friday Night Vatican Small Group Tour

Have you ever wondered what the Vatican looks like at night? Well, wonder no more. This tour allows you to explore the best of the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel in the evening, all while avoiding the crowds and mid-day sun.
2 hours
from 60 €

Private Tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peters Basilica

This tour is for those who want to explore the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peters Basilica at their own pace. Whether you are looking for something specific or just want to see the highlights, this private excursion lets you choose what you see.
3 hours
from 250 €

Group Tour of the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

We designed this option for those who want to skip the lines, see the sites and learn some history. Explore the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill on a fun historic walking tour of Ancient Rome, with an expert guide and likeminded travellers.
2.5 hours
from 50 €

Rome at Sunset

A fun walking tour of Rome that covers the city’s highlights is great for those who want to visit the must-see sites and learn some history while avoiding the mid-day sun.
2.5 hours
from 40 €


"Vatican Museum Tour"

We made our way towards the Vatican museum ticket office and luckily bumped into a very nice Spanish guy who suggested this company. Maya tours were absolutely brilliant. Our tour guide was Lebanese and was very knowledgable and funny. He made sure all the 20 people in our tour got the best out of the visit and his explanation of the history behind how the Vatican came to be and Michael Angelo’s Sistine chapel made us appreciate what we were looking at so much more than if we had just bought a ticket. The tour lasted about two and a half hours. Definately recommend this company.

gbugs67, Gen 2017

"Worth every cent for Vatican Tour"

Our family of eight visited the Vatican during late December. The lines were hours long and we decided to join a Maya Tour. It was worth the cost in every way: we skipped the horrific lines and learned a great deal from our guide Deborah. The headsets allowed us to hear Deborah while looking somewhat independently during the tour. The tour group was huge — at least fifty, but Deborah was knowledgable and kept the tour interesting and snappy to young and old alike for several hours. Comments directed at a family accused of being gypsy pickpockets were a shock and the accuracy of the accusations is unknown. You might say this set the tone for theft and taking whatever one pleased as we learned about the history of the Vatican. Watch your pockets, indeed!

smbAlbany_NY, Dec 2017

"Excellent tour of the Collosseum, Palatino and Roman Forum "

We started under a “meteorological bomb” aka lots of rain, but our guide Diego, had so much information and was so full of energy that we stick to it and did not regret it. Booking a tour is 100% worth it as you skipped all the lines, you are given a headphones and can hear the guide perfectly , even if you fall a bit behind or look at other things while listening.
I am 100% convinced that we got much more with being with a guide _ as an historian I usually do the reading myself and/or take the audio guide, but this skipping the line make the extra $ worth.

lefaucheu, May 2017

"Best guided tour that i ever had!"

In a few words, we had the luck to find a guide very passionate about his job. A person with tons of information about cultures, religion, history and arts. His name is Ribal Abighanem. He explained, in detail, every single piece of art or history that we’ve meet along the Vatican tour. It was really a celebration of culture!

Daniel C, May 2017

"Best idea!!"

Thanks to Gabriel our tour guide we had an amazing experience at the Vatican! Was so helpful, kind with a very good English. Thank you Mayan Tours for this opportunity!!

anahí C, Dec 2017
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