Vatican Restricted Areas Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Fast Track Private Tour

Rome, Italy

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icon5 hours  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English and 1 more
Overview

Explore restricted areas of the Vatican with this half-day private tour. Enter the Vatican Museum with skip-the-line access and see the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica before visiting the restricted areas. This exclusive itinerary includes the Cabinet of Masks, Niccoline Chapel, and Bramante Staircase. Your private guide can tailor the tour according to your interests.
  • See restricted areas of the Vatican not normally open to the public
  • Utilize skip-the-line access into the Vatican Museums
  • Customize this private tour according to your interests
  • Learn about the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica from a private guide

Professional guide for 5 hours
Access to the restricted areas of Niccoline Chapel and Bramante Staircase
Skip-the-line tickets
Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel
Entry/Admission - St. Peter's Basilica
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

Via Vespasiano, 28, 00192 Roma RM, Italy

Departure Time

9:15 AM

Return Details

St. Peter's Basilica, Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Vatican Museums
The first part of your tour will be in one the special off-limits area of the Vatican Museums, which can be visited only with the permit of access: the Bramante Staircase.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Vatican Museums
After having visited the Bramante Staircase, you will proceed to the rooms of the Vatican Museums.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Vatican Museums
During your tour, you will have some time to stop in the panoramic terrace, where you will be able to admire a beautiful view of St. Peter's Basilica.
Duration: 40 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Vatican Museums
Once in the Upper Galleries you will see the Gallery of the Maps, the one of the Tapestries, and the one of Candelabra.
Duration: 50 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Stanze di Raffaello
Then, you will enter the Raphael Rooms, the space painted by a young Raphael for Pope Julius II.
Duration: 40 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Vatican Museums
After having visited the Stanze di Raffaello, you will enter another restricted area of the Vatican Museums: the Niccoline Chapel.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Sistine Chapel
When in the Sistine Chapel, you will be amazed by the view of the marvelous Michelangelo's frescoes. His depiction of the Last Judgement and the Creation of the World with stories of the life of Noah are among the most beautiful works of art in all the Vatican.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
St. Peter's Basilica
Finally, you will reach the splendid St. Peter's Basilica, where you will admire the artworks of both the Genius of Renaissance and the Genius of the Baroque.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
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Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • 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
  • A maximum of 6 people per booking
  • Adult pricing applies to all travellers
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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

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

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