Skip-the-Line Vatican Sistine Chapel St Peter Basilica & Dome climb Private Tour

Rome, Italy

Tour Rating
icon4 hours  (Approx.)
Private experience
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English

Enjoy a streamlined way to explore several of the Vatican’s busiest and most in-demand attractions on this private tour. Meet your guide outside the Vatican Museums and, with your skip-the-line entry, head right inside. Visit various galleries before touring Michelangelo’s world-famous Sistine Chapel. Next, transfer to St. Peter’s Basilica, located right next door, where you’ll take an elevator to its dome to see its embellishments up close. Ascend further up a flight of stairs, if you wish, for panoramic city views.
  • Enjoy a hassle-free, streamlined way to tour the Vatican’s top sights
  • A private tour makes for an intimate and personalized experience
  • Skip-the-line tickets save you time and help you bypass crowds
  • See the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s dome, and more

Local taxes
Professional art historian guide
Local guide
Guaranteed to skip the long lines
Private tour

Departure Point

Viale Vaticano, Roma RM, Italy

Departure Time

8:30 AM
Stop At:  
Vatican Museums
Meet your guide outside the Vatican Museum and skip the line as you enter the Vatican Museums. Explore the various luxurious exhibitions and rooms; the Gallery of Maps; the Gallery of Tapestries and into the Pinecone Courtyard. Awesome bosses like Raphael and Michelangelo made a great part of the staggering fine art for the popes amid the Renaissance time frame.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Sistine Chapel
As you leave the displays you enter the glorious Sistine Chapel with Michelangelo's famous roof frescoes The Last Judgment and The Creation of Adam on one of the sanctuary's dividers. (There is no talking inside the house of prayer so your guide will clarify everything before section).
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Cupola di San Pietro
Time to climb the Dome! Not long to hold up as you will be there before the standard every day crowds arrive. Included  into the visit is the lift ride to the principal level where you get a very close perspective of within the vault with its staggering mosaics and embellishments. From ground level they are noteworthy; from very close you can truly value the dominance that went into making such expand work. At that point set yourself up for the the 281 steps that will take you to the highest point . The guide will reveal to you what to search for once you achieve the top: marvelous perspectives of St. Peter's Square; the great view along the long, straight road that Mussolini bulldozed and that prompts St. Peter’s and the long separation sees over the Tiber to the simple focus of antiquated Rome. Unquestionably the best survey point in the entire of Rome!
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
St. Peter's Basilica
It is then back again to ground level for a voyage through St. Peter’s  Basilica where you will investigate the various side houses of prayer with their shrouded graves. You will see Michelangelo's Pietà and your guide will clarify why this is the main work that he marked. You will pick up an energy about the authority that went into the production of Bernini's altarpiece and figure out how Michelangelo triumphed over his peers for the respect to paint St. Peter’s heavenly arch. There is still more to see however subterranean level. You guide will lead you subterranean to the ecclesiastical tomb where, throughout the hundreds of years, a significant number of the Popes have been buried. This unique place is a site of journey for some Catholics. In spite of the fact that talking is permitted, before you enter the grave you guide will disclose to you where the most vital popes are let go.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • 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
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If the Dome is closed due to poor weather, you will be given the option for an alternative path inside the Museums, but no refunds if one of the areas is closed will be given.
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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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