In-Depth Private Vatican Tour: Discover the Magic of the Museums and Much More

Rome, Italy

Experience Rating
icon3 hours 30 minutes to 4 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English and 6 more

Get personalized attention on this 3.5-hour private tour of the Vatican, including visits to Saint Peter’s Basilica and the Sistine Chapel. Skip-the-line entry included.
  • 3.5-hour private tour of the Vatican
  • Get personalized attention from a private guide for just you and your party
  • Sistine chapel visit included
  • Choice of departure time

Professional guide for 3.5 hours to 4.5 hours (depending on the option you book)
Private tour
Guaranteed to skip the long lines
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks

Departure Point

Via Vespasiano, 28, 00192 Roma RM, Italy

Return Details

St. Peter's Basilica, Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
Choose between morning and afternoon departure, then meet your dedicated guide at the entrance to the Vatican Museums. With skip-the-line entrance privileges, you’ll breeze past the lines and begin exploring at your own pace. Stops on the tour can include the Gallery of the Candelabra, the Octagonal Courtyard, Raphael’s Rooms, the Borgia Apartments, and the Gallery of Maps. Finish up with skip-the-line entry to the Sistine Chapel and Saint Peter’s Basilica. This private tour ensures personalized attention from your guide and the opportunity to ask plenty of questions.

Please note: Both men and women must wear clothing that covers knees and shoulders.
Stop At:  
Vatican Museums
Meet your guide at the entrance to the Vatican Museums where you will enter with skip the line tickets. Your guide will offer detailed commentary as you explore the museums with their numerous galleries. Visit the Octagonal Courtyard, which houses an extraordinary collection of antique sculptures collected by Pope Julius II, such as the Apollo of Belvedere, the Torso of Belvedere, and the Lacoon. Continue on to the Gallery of the Candelabra, which contains Roman copies of Hellenistic originals from the 2nd to the 3rd century BC and great 2nd century candelabras. Then proceed to the Gallery of Maps, where the walls and ceilings are frescoed with a series of topographical maps of Italy based on drawings by friar and geographer Ignazio Danti. You will also see the amazing Borgia Apartments and Raphael’s rooms, famous for their frescoes.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Sistine Chapel
Your private tour will noe lead you to the most famous Chapel of Vatican Museums: Sistine Chapel. here you will admire for 30 minutes the Michelangelos' frescos. The most important parts of the chapel are: Lest Judgment and Creation of the World
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
St. Peter's Basilica
Your private guide will take you to one of the biggest church you can visit in Rome, but the most important one for sure: St. Peter's Basilica. You will enter the Basilica and have the chance to admire Michelangelo's masterpiece La Pietà and Bernini's Baldacchino
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
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Stop At:  
Vatican Museums
If you wish to visit also the Pinacoteca (painting gallery) and see artworks of the italian masters Raffaello, Caravaggio and Leonardo Da Vinci, choose to upgrade your tour with an hour extra private guide!
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Not 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
  • St. Peter's Basilica is a church and as such the Vatican can decide to close it for religious functions without any notice. We are not responsible for unexpected closure of the Basilica. When the Basilica of St. Peter is closed for religious functions, you will spend more time in the Vatican galleries with your guide.
  • Kids from 0 to 5 years old are considered infant. Kids aged 6 years old and older, pay as adults
  • If you arrive late you might lose the entrance at the Vatican Museums
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Please note that, for disabled visitors with certified invalidity of more than 74%, the Vatican Museums offers free entry that is extended to a companion for visitors who are not self-sufficient. To benefit from this, make sure you mention it at the time of booking so that our staff may handle your request.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation policy

If you cancel at least 4 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.If you cancel within 3 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.Learn more about cancellations.


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