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

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  • Duration: 3 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
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  • Departure Details :
    Viale Vaticano, 100, 00192 Roma RM, Italy
  • Return Details :
    Saint Peter's Square, Forum Sancti Petri, 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.


Blue Badge guide

Professional art historian guide

Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel

Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums

Entry/Admission - St. Peter's Basilica


Food and drinks, unless specified


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

Most travelers can participate

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  • 25-Dec-2019

    Our guide was excellent and showed us everything in detail. We highly recommend this tour. It will not disappoint!

  • 15-Nov-2019

    We had a private family tour (2 parents and 2 grown kids) and Frances was educational and entertaining. We were wowed by his knowledge and passion for pointing out special facts you don’t get on a group tour. He was so considerate of our needs and made the visit to the Sistine Chapel even more exhilarating with his commentary. He even suggested and made time for us to mail postcards from the Vatican. Paying a little extra for a private tour was well worth it! I would do it again in a heartbeat!

  • 25-Oct-2019

    Our guide did a tremendous job at teaching us all about the masterpieces in the collection while efficiently navigating us through the crowds. I would highly recommend the private tour!

  • 17-Oct-2019

    Franz was and outstanding tour guide. He was informative and receptive to our needs. I highly recommend this tour.

  • 17-Oct-2019

    I had passed the front of St. Peter's Basilica several times by foot and car as a tourist over the years, but never realized that Vatican City is indeed a small city-many times larger than just the Basilica. My guide brought this city to life as I learned about its history and beauty of the Basilica, Chapel, and Museum in relationship to the other buildings within the city.

  • 09-Oct-2019

    Our private tour with Franz (?spelling)was fantastic. Vatican City is an incredible piece of history, art, and architecture that cannot be missed.
    Our guide was extremely knowledgeable regarding all aspects of the Vatican’s religious and political history , it’s architecture, and its beautiful array of art history. I would only wish we could have spent more time with our guide at the Vatican!

  • 02-Oct-2019

    Our tour guide, Franz, was amazing. My wife has back issues so he took his time with the tour and went out of his way to find elevators instead of stairs where possible. Extremely knowledgeable which made the tour even that much more amazing. A must do excursion when in Rome!

  • 05-Aug-2019

    it has been a big dream to visit the Vatican again, this time with a private tour guide to really learn about the history, the stories and the art. the attraction is fabulous
    this is my third visit and I felt the guide was in a hurry. she knew a pre-learnt story which she would take us through. if we asked for anything that was not on her list, she is did not know.
    when I stopped at the art - painting by Dali and more as my father is an artist, she barely waited and rushed as it was not her list I suppose. I knew more trivia about the Sistine chapel for my son than she. she kept saying to my 12 year old that he is bored and she would hurry, though he told me was not and me , my dad and my mom most interested in history and art. I told her , please do not hurry my young teen will learn patience and this tour is important for us. nope.she knew my dad had to walk slow so we hired a private guide, but my dad was always behind, she never waited so we were literally catching with her and indicating for her to wait.

  • 02-Aug-2019

    Our guide Franz W. was the best. He was so passionate about all areas of our tour. Franz was well informed, funny and very organized in his presentation. Our tour was methodically planned and presented. He even made sure we had stops for water and the restroom and time for questions. Franz was very personable, had a great sense of humor and we felt comfortable with him immediately. Ask for him and you won’t be disappointed!

  • 03-Jul-2019

    With the huge crowds at the Vatican, this was a great option to have one person to guide my wife an I through the museums, Sistine chapel, and St Peter’s basilica... our guide, Frances, let us dictate the pace of the tour and took us through short cuts to help us see and learn as much as possible on our tour. We had great time, and it was well worth it to us to pay the extra for a once in a lifetime experience... thank you!

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