Private Vatican Tour with Extended Itinerary And Papal Grottoes

Rome, Italy

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

Go beyond the normal Vatican tour on this extended tour of the holy city-state. Follow your private guide around the city’s highlights—the Vatican museums, the Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica—as well as the Pinacoteca, or the Painting Gallery. See masterpieces from famous artists such as Michelangelo, Raphael, Caravaggio, Da Vinci, and more as you listen to informative commentary from your guide.
  • Take a 4-hour extended tour of the Vatican with a private tour guide
  • See the Vatican museums, Sistine Chapel, the Basilica, and the Pinacoteca
  • Listen to informative commentary about the history of the Vatican
  • Enjoy skip-the-line access to all of the attractions in the sacred city-state

Professional guide for 3.5 hours or 4.5 hours (if you take the tour with Pinacoteca)
Private tour
Skip-the-line tickets
Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel
Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
Entry/Admission - St. Peter's Basilica

Departure Point

Via Vespasiano, 28, 00192 Roma RM, Italy

Traveler pickup is offered
Your private driver will pick you up in your hotel is it is central located

Return Details

St. Peter's Basilica, Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
Stop At:  
Vatican Museums
Your tour will start when you will meet your private guide at the entrance of the Vatican Museums (the guide will be waiting for you holding a sign with your name). Your tour's first stop will be in the Vatican Museums, where you will have the opportunity to admire the Octagonal Courtyard, the Apollo of Belvedere, the Laocoon, Raphael's rooms, the Gallery of Maps, the Gallery of Candelabra, and Gallery of Tapestries.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Sistine Chapel
Your tour will continue to with the visit to the Sistine Chapel: the stunning Sistine Chapel where you can admire the beautiful ceiling painted by the great Italian master Michelangelo. Our guide explains you the Sistine Chapel before the entrance with images because in the Chapel the silence is a must. 
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
St. Peter's Basilica
From the Sistine Chapel you will reach the amazing St. Peter's Basilica, skipping the line for the entrance. Here you will be able to admire many important artists' works of art; among these masterpieces, you will have the opportunity to see the amazing Michelangelo's Pietà.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Vatican Museums
PINACOTECA VATICANA OPTIONAL EXTENSION (if you would like to add this option to your tour, please let us know it in the moment of your booking) If you wish to visit something more, choose to book the tour with one-hour extra private guide and go to visit the Pinacoteca (Painting Gallery). In this case, the tour would last 4 hours and 30 minutes. The Pinacoteca reserves a large collection of masterpieces of great masters: from Giotto to Da Vinci, Guido Reni, and Caravaggio.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
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Admission Ticket Free
  • 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 longer time in the Vatican galleries with your guide.
  • Please note: if you arrive late you might loose the entrance for the Vatican
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible but may be adapted to an accessible itinerary if you contact us. 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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