For those interested in an in-depth Vatican Museums experience in Rome, this private tour grants you skip-the-line access (entry fee itself is at your own expense) so you can go straight in to start admiring the renowned art collection made up of works by artists such as Caravaggio, Raphael, and Michelangelo, known best for his Sistine Chapel ceiling. But there's more: you'll also check out the Papal Apartments of the Borgia family and Pope Julius II, plus explore St. Peter's Basilica and the tombs and crypt below the church.
Explore the Vatican Museums with a guide so you won't miss the top features
Hear stories behind the artwork, galleries, and apartments
Skip the line at one of Rome's most popular attractions
Private tour provides personalized experience
Live commentary on board
Professional Tour Guide
Entrance fees - Payable to the guide on the day of the tour
€21 / Adult
€12 / Child under 18 years (with valid ID) OR Student under 26 years (with valid student ID)
Headsets - Compulsory after 5 people (rental fee of €3/person)
Departure & Return
Via Tunisi, 4, 00192 Roma RM, Italy
St. Peter's Basilica, Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
What To Expect
The Vatican Museums are the largest collection in the world so it is important to leave ample time to explore them
We first enter into the Picture Gallery which holds great works of Raffaele, Caravaggio, Bernini and many more.
We then begin to go through the many galleries and courtyards visiting impressive statues such as the Belvedere Torso and Laocoon.
We pass through the Gallery of the Maps, Tapestries, Candelabra, multiple Rooms of Raffaele. We will also visit the Old Papal Apartments and Borgia Apartments.
In the Sistine Chapel we will examine Michelangelo's frescoes with his alter wall; The Last Judgment. From top to bottom we will cover all areas in depth. We will also look at the ceiling which holds one of the most import works of art in the western world, the 'Creation of Man', also done by Michelagelo's masterful hand.
We will also cover St. Peter's Basilica in depth visiting the many alters throughout the church, Michelangelo's Pieta and Bernini's Baldacchino.
Your guide will also bring you below the church to see many tombs of past Popes including a gimps of the tomb of St. Peter.
The tour will finish in St. Peter's Square where the guide will talk about the purpose of the square, the Ancient Egyptian obelisk in the center, as well as the many saints and martyrs who welcome us into the piazza.
Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
St Peter's Basilica is a holy place of worship and does not follow the same rules as the Vatican Museums. The Basilica is subject to close with little to no notice due to religious events. In this case the tour will conclude in the Sistine Chapel.
All youth / students aged 18-25 years must present a valid photo student ID and document with date of birth. Students below the age of 18 will only be asked to show proof of age. If you do not arrive with the proper documents, the Vatican will not honour the reservation and a new full price ticket must be purchased.
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
A moderate amount of walking is involved.
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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