Private Vatican Highlights Tour – Skip The Line

Roma, Italy

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

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Explore the Vatican Museums on a private tour that provides skip-the-line access (entrance fee is not included). You'll pass by all the must-sees of the museums, including the Sistine Chapel, plus enter St. Peter's Basilica for even more works of art. By booking a tour with a private guide, you'll avoid the hassle of navigating the large venue on your own or being rushed.
  • Make sure you see the top sights of the Vatican Museums by visiting with a guide
  • Learn more about the art and history than you would on your own
  • Don't waste time in the ticket line with priority access
  • Private tour provides more personalized service

Private tour
Local taxes
Live commentary
Professional guide
Guaranteed to skip the long lines
Entrance fees - Payable directly to the guide on the day of the tour.
€21 / Adult
€12 / Child under 18 years (with valid ID) OR Student under 25years (with valid student ID)
Free - Under 6 years
Radio Headsets - Compulsory after 5 people (rental fee of €3/person)
Gratuities (optional)

Departure Point

Via Tunisi, 4, 00192 Roma RM, Italy

Return Details

St. Peter's Basilica, Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
Stop At:  
Vatican Museums
We first visit the largest collection in the world, the Vatican Museums. In these museums we will see the Gallery of the Maps, Tapestries, Old Papal Apartments and the Rooms of Raffaele.
Duration: 1 hour 40 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Sistine Chapel
Once in the Sistine Chapel we get to enjoy the fruit of Michelangelo's intensive labor. Mainly the 'Creation of Man' on the ceiling, and the 'Last Judgement' on the alter wall.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
St. Peter's Basilica
Once in the Basilica we will get the chance to see the tombs of past Pope's, Michelangelo's Pieta, the central alter and baldachino designed by the famous architect Bramante. No visit to the Basilica would be complete without looking into the awe-inspiring dome, also built by Michelangelo.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
St. Peter's Square
The tour will finish looking over St Peter's Square with a full explanation of the piazza, the special markings throughout it, and the saints and martyrs looking over it.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • St Peter's Basilica is a holy place of worship and it is not subject to the rules of the Vatican Museums. The Basilica can often close with little or no notice due to religious events and 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
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved.

Cancellation policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.Learn more about cancellations.

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