Private Vatican VIP After-Hours: Exclusive Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel

Rome, Italy

Experience Rating
icon2 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 6 more

Explore the Vatican Museums with a private guide on this VIP tour. See the museums' renowned collection of works by artists including Michelangelo, Raphael, and Botticelli, and learn about the history and influence of the Vatican from a Blue Badge guide. Entrance fees, private access, and hotel pickup are included.
  • VIP tour of the Vatican Museums
  • See the Raphael Rooms, Gallery of Maps, and the Sistine Chapel
  • Admire paintings by Raphael and frescoes by Michelangelo
  • Hotel pickup included
  • Learn about the Vatican from a private guide

Hotel pick-up and drop-off (centrally located hotels)
Blue Badge Guide (Professional Art Historian Guide)
Private transport by Mercedes E-Class or Mercedes Viano
Private VIP Vatican Museums Access
Food and drinks

Departure Point

Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy

Traveler pickup is offered
Centrally located hotels or your preferred accommodation within Rome's City Center (Aurelian walls)

Departure Time

4:30 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Your private-access tour begins with hotel pickup within Rome's historical center. With your private guide, enter the Vatican Museums for a journey through some of the most valuable art in the world.

As you walk through the various rooms and galleries, marvel at the enormous collection of paintings, sculptures, carvings, and frescoes. See art by Perugino, Raphael, Michelangelo, and Botticelli, and check out the ancient Laocoön and His Sons statue. As you wander through the Octagonal Courtyard, the Gallery of the Candelabra, the Gallery of Tapestries, the Gallery of Maps, and the Raphael Rooms, feel free to ask your guide any questions you have.

Finally, enter the Sistine Chapel, and hear about the symbolism of Michelangelo's famous frescoes. As you stand in the chapel, you may take time to meditate, think, pray, or do what feels right in this holy room—an activity originally reserved for Renaissance masters and clergy. Exit the museums by walking through the Vatican Library and down the double spiral staircase. Your tour then ends with drop-off at your hotel or preferred location in the city center.
Stop At:  
Vatican Museums
With our Prime Tour, we get you inside the Museums before the regular Early Morning crowds, bypassing those already waiting in line for the Vatican doors to open - You'll really feel like the Popes Special Guest as you stroll right past everyone who has a Standard Early Morning Vatican Tour. Watch the Vatican Museum Galleries slowly come to life before their day starts.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Sistine Chapel
The Sistine Chapel takes its name from Pope Sixtus IV della Rovere (pontiff from 1471 to 1484) who had the old Cappella Magna restored between 1477 and 1480. It is known throughout the world both for being the place where the conclave and other official ceremonies of the Pope are held (in the past also some papal coronations), and for being decorated with one of the most famous and celebrated works of art of artistic civilization the frescoes by Michelangelo.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and select museums, please see voucher for more details
  • Wheelchair accessible, please advise at time of booking
  • Food and drinks are not allowed inside each attraction
  • Pictures are strictly forbidden inside the Sistine Chapel
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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.

From 4,010.84 USD


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