Private Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and Saint Peter’s Basilica

Rome, Italy

Experience Rating
icon3 hours  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English and 6 more

• Enjoy a three-hour private guided walking tour of the Vatican Museums
• Appreciate the awe-inspiring architecture of the Sistine Chapel
• Learn the remarkable history of the Vatican City
• Marvel at the incredible work of Michelangelo, including the esteemed artwork 'The Last Judgement'
• Admire the beauty of St. Peter's Basilica

Discover the highlights of the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica on this incredible three-hour private guided tour with a professional guide

Official certified guide
Radio system to hear the guide
Skip-the-line access to the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel
Visit to Raphael Rooms
Private Guided Tour
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks
Transportation to/from attractions
Entrance ticket to the dome of St. Peter's Basilica
Tombs of the Popes

Departure Point

Via Leone IV, 49, 00192 Roma RM, Italy

Departure Time

10:30 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Stop At:  
Vatican Museums
Take a stirring three-hour journey through art and religious history with skip-the-line entry to the unmissable Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica. The tour starts at Piazza della Città Leonina, where your well-informed guide will provide an overview of the remarkable history, architecture, and politics of the Vatican City. You will explore some of the less-discovered spots that are often missed by other tourists, before taking in the famous painting, sculptures, and artworks collected by popes over the centuries. You will then be taken through a priority line into the exquisite Sistine Chapel, the crown jewel of the Vatican, featuring the breathtaking work of Michelangelo’s 'The Last Judgement', one of the most famous artworks in the world. The tour will continue on to St. Peter’s Basilica, the largest basilica in the world. Here, you will admire the stunning masterpiece 'The Pieta' alongside the church’s ornate altar and impressive dome structure.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Wear clothes that cover your shoulders and knees, as the Vatican has a strict dress code. You may be refused entry if not properly dressed.
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes as there is a moderate amount of walking involved
  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible
  • Peter’s Basilica has an airport-style security check after skipping the long line outside. No liquids, large bags, or sharp items are allowed. On peak days the wait time can be impacted by security checks.
  • "Skip-the-line" access is guaranteed, even during peak season (except in the event of delays or strikes by the Vatican Museum management)
  • In high season the time allowed inside the Sistine Chapel could be limited by the Vatican Museums security staff
  • On rare occasions, St. Peter's Basilica closes without notice. In this case, the tour will include a 3-hour visit to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel instead of St. Peter's. The tour operator will not offer refunds
  • You are not permitted to enter theses attractions with suitcases or large bags. Please note that there is no cloakroom on site
  • Please note that the tour requires a minimum number of guests to run
  • Please note that if you arrive after the tour start time you will not be able to join and will not be refunded or have your tour rescheduled
  • 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
  • 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.This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.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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