Private Tour of the Vatican Sistine Chapel & St Peter with Skip-the-line Tickets

Rome, Italy

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 4 more
Overview

With its vast store of important art and architecture, the Vatican Museums can be overwhelming for the first-time visitor. See the highlights in the museum galleries and Sistine Chapel with this private tour, saving hours with skip-the-line tickets and spending your time learning about the history of these masterpieces instead. End with a walk through St. Peter’s Basilica before heading outside to the square to take in the Pope’s Palace and Swiss Guards.
  • See the Vatican City highlights in just hours by visiting with a guide
  • Save time with priority entrance to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
  • Learn about the artworks in the galleries and St. Peter’s Basilica
  • A private tour for individual attention and a slower pace

Local guide
Private tour
Blue Badge guide
Professional art historian guide
Guaranteed to skip the long lines
Gratuities

Departure Point

Viale Vaticano, Roma RM, Italy

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Vatican Museums
You have a choice of start time – either 9.00 am or 2.30 pm and as this is a private tour you can travel at your own pace and also visit some of the smaller rooms in the museums not accessible to the larger tour groups.  You meet with your guide at the entrance to the Vatican museums and with skip-the-line access head straight inside to begin the tour with a visit to the Belvedere Courtyard, the Pio-Clementino Museum and the magnificent collection of Ancient Roman and Greek Statues. You continue your tour with a visit to the Gallery of Tapestries followed by the Gallery of Maps, which houses one of the most significant displays of Renaissance Maps in the world.  In the Sobiesky Room you will see on of the largest painting in the Vatican and in the room of the Immaculate Conception gaze upon its wonderful frescoes. It is certainly worth spending time in Raphael’s Rooms.  Painted for Pope Julius II here are displayed some of the painters greatest works, the Parnassus and School of Athens. Before entering the Sistine Chapel (no talking allowed inside) your guide will tell you about the wonderful frescoes by Michelangelo, Botticelli and other famous artists that you will see once inside.  You will also hear interesting facts and anecdotes about this unique chapel that is still in use today as the setting for the conclave to elect new Popes. The tour continues to Saint Peter’s Basilica to see Michelangelo's Pietà and Bernini’s Baldacchino as well as other artworks celebrating the lives of Popes and Saints. The tour will end in Saint Peter’s Square where you can see the Pope’s Palace and catch a glimpse of the colorful Swiss Guards.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Sistine Chapel
You have a choice of start time – either 9.00 am or 2.30 pm and as this is a private tour you can travel at your own pace and also visit some of the smaller rooms in the museums not accessible to the larger tour groups.  You meet with your guide at the entrance to the Vatican museums and with skip-the-line access head straight inside to begin the tour with a visit to the Belvedere Courtyard, the Pio-Clementino Museum and the magnificent collection of Ancient Roman and Greek Statues. You continue your tour with a visit to the Gallery of Tapestries followed by the Gallery of Maps, which houses one of the most significant displays of Renaissance Maps in the world.  In the Sobiesky Room you will see on of the largest painting in the Vatican and in the room of the Immaculate Conception gaze upon its wonderful frescoes. It is certainly worth spending time in Raphael’s Rooms.  Painted for Pope Julius II here are displayed some of the painters greatest works, the Parnassus and School of Athens. Before entering the Sistine Chapel (no talking allowed inside) your guide will tell you about the wonderful frescoes by Michelangelo, Botticelli and other famous artists that you will see once inside.  You will also hear interesting facts and anecdotes about this unique chapel that is still in use today as the setting for the conclave to elect new Popes. The tour continues to Saint Peter’s Basilica to see Michelangelo's Pietà and Bernini’s Baldacchino as well as other artworks celebrating the lives of Popes and Saints. The tour will end in Saint Peter’s Square where you can see the Pope’s Palace and catch a glimpse of the colorful Swiss Guards.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
St. Peter's Basilica
You have a choice of start time – either 9.00 am or 2.30 pm and as this is a private tour you can travel at your own pace and also visit some of the smaller rooms in the museums not accessible to the larger tour groups.  You meet with your guide at the entrance to the Vatican museums and with skip-the-line access head straight inside to begin the tour with a visit to the Belvedere Courtyard, the Pio-Clementino Museum and the magnificent collection of Ancient Roman and Greek Statues. You continue your tour with a visit to the Gallery of Tapestries followed by the Gallery of Maps, which houses one of the most significant displays of Renaissance Maps in the world.  In the Sobiesky Room you will see on of the largest painting in the Vatican and in the room of the Immaculate Conception gaze upon its wonderful frescoes. It is certainly worth spending time in Raphael’s Rooms.  Painted for Pope Julius II here are displayed some of the painters greatest works, the Parnassus and School of Athens. Before entering the Sistine Chapel (no talking allowed inside) your guide will tell you about the wonderful frescoes by Michelangelo, Botticelli and other famous artists that you will see once inside.  You will also hear interesting facts and anecdotes about this unique chapel that is still in use today as the setting for the conclave to elect new Popes. The tour continues to Saint Peter’s Basilica to see Michelangelo's Pietà and Bernini’s Baldacchino as well as other artworks celebrating the lives of Popes and Saints. The tour will end in Saint Peter’s Square where you can see the Pope’s Palace and catch a glimpse of the colorful Swiss Guards.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

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