Vatican City Private Tour: Vatican Museums Sistine Chapel And Vatican Basilica - Rome

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  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 3 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. Afternoon Tour 2/3/2019 - 5/1/2030Monday - Saturday:12:30 PM - 03:30 PM Morning Tour 7/1/2015 - 2/1/2027Monday - Saturday.. read more
  • Departure Details :
    Viale Vaticano, 100, 00192 Roma RM, Italy
  • Return Details :
    Saint Peter's Square, Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Enjoy aprivate tour of the Vatican museums, the Rome-italy/Sistine">Sistine Chapel, and Saint Peter'sBasilica with this skip-the-lineguided tour to enjoy the best of the Vatican.The Vatican Museums offer a unique collection of art masterpieces. The itinerary is focused on the most important areas of the museum. Finally, arrive at the Sistine chapel to see Michelangelo's masterpiece onthe ceiling and in the extraordinary depiction of the Last Judgement. The Basilica of St. Peter, the biggest church in the world, will be the last stop on your visit. Today, the church is a treasure trove of precious works of art, such as the Piet by Michelangelo and the Baldachin by Gian Lorenzo Bernini.


  • Fully narrated tour
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Led by a local guide
  • Led by an art historian
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience

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The itinerary for this private tour is focused on the most important areas of the museum.

Begin in the Pigna Courtyard and the Ottagono Courtyard. From here, the route takes you to the gallery of the candelabras, the tapestry gallery, and then the geographical maps gallery. Visit one of the most important examples of Renaissance art, the rooms that Raphaelpainted for Julius II.From the apartments of Julius II, visitors pass to the apartments of the Pope Alexander VI Borgia, whose rooms still house arich collection of contemporary art.

Finally, arrive at the Sistine Chapel, with Michelangelo's beautiful frescoesonthe ceiling and the extraordinary depiction of the Last Judgement on the altar wall. The Basilica of St. Peter will be the last stop on your visit.


Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Private Tour

Skip the Line Tickets

St. Peter's Basilica Tour

Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel

Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums

Entry/Admission - St. Peter's Basilica


Food and drinks, unless specified


Tour operating after 3:00 PM will not visit St. Peter's Basilica

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements

Wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Near public transportation

Infants must sit on laps

If you don't receive our email with the exact start time, please check your Spam box and contact us at least one week before the tour date

We will not be able to accomodate you if you don't arrive at least 10 minutes before the tour start time

Pets and service dogs are not allowed

Tours operating after 3:00 PM will not visit St. Peter's Basilica

Most travelers can participate

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for travelers

All participants over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination or a proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months. FFP2 Face Masks are required.

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  • 04-Jan-2023

    Alesandro was a wonderful guide. His English is excellent. He took the time to answer our questions and kept the 5 of us moving forward. Alesandro really enhanced our tour by adding interesting tib-bits of information throughout.

  • 30-Dec-2022

    Excellent trip - Fredrica was brilliant and very informative. Microphone and headphones were a great asset ensuring we could hear everything and made it easy to follow the guide in busy areas.

  • 29-Nov-2022

    What a great tour! I've been to the Vatican Museum several times and I definitely learned new things with our amazing guide Abi. Definitely worth having a private tour as the museum was absolutely packed. The pick up was directly across from the museum entrance (stairs across the street) and Abi customized the tour for us so we could maneuver around all of the slow moving groups. He is extremely knowledgeable with a great sense of humor. Really fantastic.

  • 26-Nov-2022

    Allasandro is amazing and a wealth of knowledge. We had a great experience and the sites were beyond words.

  • 02-Nov-2022

    My family and I thoroughly enjoyed doing a smaller tour of the Vatican. It allowed us to move at our own pace and get more in-depth details from our tour guide. It was also great to be able to request a Spanish-speaking tour guide, since not all my family speaks English. Would definitely recommend.

  • 18-Oct-2022

    Die Tour hat uns sehr Spaß gemacht mit unserem Guide Lars! Es ist absolut empfehlenswert für die jenigen die noch nie im Vatikan waren. Ich persönlich war schon das 2te mal im Vatikan, und würde auch nochmal wieder kommen.

  • 16-Oct-2022

    Our tours was in Spanish and I have to said that Katherine was so knowledgeable and explained every little history that I was not aware . Kudos to Kathy. I strongly recommend this tours and if you are able to request Katherine ( she is Colombian ) that will add a plus to your tours .

  • 15-Oct-2022

    The best part of the tour was our guide, Ribal (spelling?). He was knowledgeable, professional, courteous and had a way of injecting humor to help you better understand the history.

  • 07-Oct-2022

    It was supposed to be a a”V small group Tour”.. 24 participants is not small. After we had to return our headsets our small tour guide was difficult to see and impossible to hear among the throngs of people. She ducked our group into the basilica without me knowing and I became separated from the group. I walked perhaps 40 ft on my own trying to reconnect with the group and inadvertently passed a point of no return. My husband came looking for me and we were not allowed to go back to join our group therefore both of us missed the Basilica entirely which was the whole point of our tour! I am so disappointed I could cry! We paid a premium for a service we did not receive!

  • 06-Oct-2022

    It was a great tour Debra's knowledge and enthusiasm was contagious. We highly recommend this tour. Wear your walking shoes.

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