Private Tour of the Vatican with Museums, Sistine Chapel & St Peter’s Basilica

Rome, Italy

Experience Rating
icon3 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 1 more

Visit one of the most popular attractions in Rome on a skip-the-line private tour, allowing you to make the most of your time. You'll see the major artistic highlights of the Vatican Museums, including the Sistine Chapel and Raphael's Rooms, plus enter St. Peter's Basilica, home to more works of art. By booking this tour, you can avoid the stress of navigating this crowded venue on your own.
  • Explore the Vatican Museums with a guide to make sure you see its top artworks
  • Learn more info about the art and history than you would on your own
  • Skip the ticket line and save time
  • Private tour provides more personalized service

Local guide
Private tour
Blue Badge guide
Professional art historian guide
Guaranteed to skip the long lines
Food and drinks
Hotel pickup and drop-off - Possibility to meet the guide to your hotel and book a private transfer, but only for reservations made at leastt one week before

Departure Point

Province of Rome, Province of Rome, Lazio

Return Details

Saint Peter's Square, Forum Sancti Petri, Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
Stop At:  
Rome Tours with Local Guide Marta and Her Team
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Vatican Museums
Your itinerary will include the highlights of the Vatican museums, the Pinacoteca gallery that contains paintings and tapestries dating back from the 11th to the 19th century, the Pio-Clementine museum which is the first court yard to be filled with ancient statues such as the colossal marble statue of “Laocoon”. Wander down the vast galleries to see sculptures, paintings and historical artefacts  accumulated by the popes over many centuries, like in the Gallery of Candelabra where you could see reach Roman mosaics and magnificent statues of Greek tradition. The visit proceeds inside the Rooms of Raphael, the apartments of Pope Julius II stunningly decorated by Raphael, who took inspiration  by the scientists and intellectuals of his time for the subject of his fresco the “School of Athens”. Then you will get to the Sistine Chapel, once of the most visited highlights in Rome. Your guide will unrevel details about Michelangelo’s frescoes the Last Judgment, the Creation of Adam and the Genesis. The Chapel is the place where the conclave is held for the election of the new Pope. The last stop but not least is Saint Peter's Basilica. Admire the immortal beauty of the “Pietà” of Michelangelo, who was only 23 years old when he sculpted it. Your tour guide will enlighten you with the history of the most important catholic church in the world starting from the story of the apostle Peter the first pope, to the present.  
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
St. Peter's Basilica
Continuing the tour started at the museums, your guide will accompany inside the Basilica and will show the highlights including Michelangelo's Pietà, the famous sculpture represing Virgin Mary holding Jesus in her arms, and frescoes, mosaics, symbols and meanings of the masterpieces that will make this place alive
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties. Learn more about cancellations.


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