Vatican Tours

Double the Roman Experience: Vatican Tour & Authentic Italian Cooking Class | Private

Combine a skip-the-line Vatican visit with a hands-on Italian cooking class.

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  • Duration

    Half Day

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Why Choose it?

  • Save time with skip-the-line entrance to the Vatican and its complex.
  • Explore with an expert guide who will bring the Great Masters' works to life.
  • Experience a tailored cooking class for lovers of pizza, pasta, gelato, and tiramisù.

Tour description

Love art, history and cooking? Here's a fantastic way to see the beauty and art of the Vatican and learn to make your very own Italian meal all in one day. Our Double the Roman Experience is designed for individuals and families visiting Rome with plenty of curiosity and a limited amount of time.

We’ll pick you up from your hotel and whisk you away for an exciting family-friendly tour of the Vatican, where we’ll explore the cream of its collection: the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and Saint Peter’s Basilica. Following this, we’ll escort you to one of our two prestigious cooking schools where you’ll learn to master the art of Italian cuisine. 

Step straight inside the Vatican with skip-the-line entry

Your private Roman Experience Tour guides you through the highlights of the Vatican's vast collection. Whether there's something in particular you'd like to see or you're happy to let your expert guide select the perfect itinerary for you, we'll bring you face-to-face with the Vatican's most unmissable treasures, from the stunning statues of the Gallery of the Candelabra, ornate artworks of the Gallery of Maps, and intricate designs of the Gallery of Tapestries.

You have the option of stopping off at the Raphael Rooms to discover the phenomenal frescoes that rival those of Michelangelo in the Sistine Chapel. Then we'll make our way to what most consider the magnum opus of the Great Master in Rome: the Pope's private Sistine Chapel.

Enter Saint Peter's Basilica through a secret passageway

No visit to the Vatican would be complete without discovering the spectacular Saint Peter’s Basilica. At the epicenter of the Christian world, the largest church in Rome boasts more than just its sheer scale. Its stunning mosaics and awe-inspiring artworks, such as Michelangelo’s Pieta and Bernini’s Baldachin, count among western art's most inspirational achievements. 

Your Vatican tour ends in Saint Peter's Square, where under the shadow of the imposing Vatican Obelisk, brought to Rome by the emperor Caligula in the 1st century AD, you can stand in reverential admiration of Bernini's perfectly proportioned colonnade which surrounds you. From here, we'll drive you the short distance into Rome's center and your cooking class. 

Enjoy a prosecco and snacks reception at our cooking school

Your private cooking class will take place in one of two stunning locations: just around the corner from Piazza Navona or a stone’s throw from the Pantheon. After recalibrating yourself with an indulgent prosecco and antipasti reception, you’ll get creative in the kitchen perfecting classic Italian cuisine under the guidance of your own professional, English-speaking chef.

We can adapt the menu according to what you want to make and your level of expertise. So whether you’re longing for some pizza, want to master the art of Roman pasta like cacio e pepe, amatriciana, or carbonara, or fancy assuaging your sweet tooth on some gelato or tiramisù, we’ll customize the course just for you.

Dine on your homemade meal after the class

When you’ve finished your hands-on cooking class, you can sit down and linger over the delicious meal you’ve created, paired with specially selected wines and soft drinks. What’s more, we’ll email you the recipes at the end of the class so you can recreate your Italian cuisine at home to impress friends and family and be the king or queen of dinner parties. Splendido.

included:

Skip-the-line entrance
Licensed tour guide
Transportation between the Vatican and the cooking school
English-speaking chef
Prosecco and snacks reception
All ingredients and equipment
Homemade meal with drinks

itinerary:

  • Vatican Museums
  • Sistine Chapel
  • Saint Peter's Basilica
  • Prosecco and snacks reception
  • Hands-on cooking class
  • Homemade meal

Kids friendly:

This tour is kids friendly, your children are welcome

Wheelchair accessible:

No

meeting point:

Vatican Museums entrance

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excellent guides

Our guides are fluent in English and have a contagious passion for the inspiring cultural heritage of our Italian cities. Experts in their fields, they will immerse you in the hidden histories and intriguing lives of history's great protagonists. So much to see, so easy to miss out: with the help of our guides, visit the most absorbing sites and uncover the stories that have changed the world. Don't miss this fascinating journey!