Skip The Line Private Tour: Vatican Museums And St Peter's Art History Walking Tour - Rome

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    between 9am - 11pm between 2pm - 3pm at 7pm Please include a preferred time at time of booking. The closest available time will be allocated. You must call 24-48 hours prior to travel to recon.. read more
  • Departure Details :
    V.le Vaticano/Musei Vaticani, 00192 Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy
  • Return Details :
    St. Peter's Basilica, Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Explore the art history of the Vatican Museums and St Peter's Basilica in style on a private walking tour with an art expert - and skip the queues. Accompanied by your own private guide who specializes in art history, you'll enjoy personalized attention on your special private tour of the Vatican museums, without wasting time waiting in line.


  • Choice of several departures throughout the day
  • Led by an art historian
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Skip the line
  • All entrance fees included
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences

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Your fascinating private walking tour starts at the Vatican museums, where you will take a journey of discovery to the Gallery of Maps, Raphael's Rooms and Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel. Best of all, when you book your Vatican Museums Art History Walking Tour with your own private art historian, you can skip the line when you reach the Vatican Museums. There's no need to waste time waiting in lines when you're on vacation!

Next, youll visit St peters basilica to admire the famous artworks by Michelangelo and Bernini, where your private walking tour concludes. Please note that St peters basilica closes at 7 pm so the Vatican evening tours would not include this.

This in-depth private tour of the Vatican Museums and St Peter's Basilica is hosted by an English-speaking guide specializing in art history. Please list any special interests you have (art, architecture, history, culture) at the time of booking to alert your guide, so they can prepare for your private tour.


Professional guide

Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums

Entry/Admission - St. Peter's Basilica



Hotel pickup and drop-off

Food and drinks, unless specified

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Wheelchair accessible

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

Evening Tours: St Peter's Basilica is closed during the evenings. As an alternative you will be offered an extended itinerary within the Vatican Museums, which still includes the Sistine Chapel and Raphael's Rooms. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. If you would prefer that St Peter's Basilica and Square are included, please select the Morning or Afternoon Tours as your travel date

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  • 03-Jul-2019

    Very disappointing experience. The Vatican is herding people through like cattle. How do we get a refund???

  • 21-Nov-2018

    We (80 and 75) were withe our grandchildren (25-27) and had a private because I needed a wheel chair. Our guide was VERY knowleabe and with an outstanding personality. She couldn't of been nicer......It is a long tour and if you have problems with your legs or back- get a wheel chair you are standing for about 4+ hours.

  • 22-Oct-2018

    We had the good fortune to have Maria Ludovica as our tour guide at the Vatican. When we originally planned this trip my daughter was not pregnant. But lo and behold, a 2 month old infant came with us. If you have been to Disney you know what Fast Pass is...well, the combination of a newborn and a trained professional like Mary Ludo made the crowded Vatican a wonderful experience.Maria Ludo had such great knowledge and her preview chat inside the walls set the tone for a terrific immersion in fine art and inspiration. Her visual aids were also an asset as we progressed from one site to the other. Her genuine enthusiasm and care are so appreciated by this family.I strongly urge anyone to have a tour like this one. It was a true highlight of our trip.Once again, many thanks to Maria Ludo for making our experience so positive.

  • 14-Nov-2017

    Rosanna our tour guide was passionate, informative and amazingly gifted at bringing all the Vatican treasures and art works to life, we spent over 3 hours in her company and enjoyed her knowledge and wisdom of this awe inspiring place, it truly is a jaw dropping moment when you enter the sistine chapel and onwards to St Peters Basilica, if you want a truly 5 star, personal experience then this is for you, we were fortunate in that the Vatican and St Peters were not that crowded so were lucky enough to have the chance to truly absorb the beauty of this place and through Rosanna's talks really get a feel for the artworks and treasures on display.

  • 13-Oct-2016

    Our tour guide, Isabella,Botti was wonderful. She spent 3 hours with us, skillfully negotiating through the crowds, discussing the history and art of the Vatican. We were able to stop and ask questions whenever we needed more information and she made the large, imposing collections accessible. After comparing notes with friends who have taken Vactican tours, I am convinced that this is the only way to see and appreciate the museum, the Sistine Chapel, and St, Peter's. Brava Isabella!

  • 08-Aug-2016

    This was a highlight of our trip. Our guide, Anna, was very knowledgeable having studied at the Vaticcan and received a doctorate in art history. Having our own personal guide was outstanding. My wife is an artist and could ask many questions. We tell everyone how great it was.

  • 01-Jun-2016

    We had an amazing tour!!!
    Were lucky to have one of the best tour guides!!!
    Thank You.

  • 28-Mar-2016

    Excellent tour, an extremely knowledgeable and pleasant guide Alicia, we enjoyed it a lot. Highly recommended.

  • 27-Mar-2016


  • 17-Nov-2015

    Again we used the tour with an art historian.I cannot express enough how much this benefited our group. Our guide was so knowledgeable and easy to understand.I know I would not have gotten as much out of this tour without the art historian. The. Vatican is very crowded,do not go on the free museum day.

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