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Vatican City Private Tour: Vatican Museums Sistine Chapel and Vatican Basilica

4.8 (110)
Rome, IT

Vatican City Private Tour: Vatican Museums Sistine Chapel and Vatican Basilica

4.8 (110)
Rome, IT
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Experience the wonders of the Vatican with a private tour of the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, and the Vatican Basilica. Skip the lines and immerse yourself in a world of art masterpieces and historical treasures. Marvel at Michelangelo's stunning creations on the Sistine Chapel ceiling and the Last Judgement. Discover the grandeur of St. Peter's Basilica, home to iconic works like the Pietà by Michelangelo and the Baldachin by Gian Lorenzo Bernini. Your expert guide will lead you through the must-see areas of the museum, providing fascinating insights along the way. This unforgettable tour will transport you back in time, offering an intimate and exclusive journey through the Vatican's rich history and cultural heritage. Don't miss this opportunity to uncover the hidden treasures of one of the world's most iconic destinations.

About this experience

  • Non Refundable There is no return, refund or cancellation possible with this product
  • Admission Included
  • 3 hours
  • Suitable for 2-15 Participants
  • Private Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Skip the line to get inside Vatican Museums directly
  • Discover the Treasures of the Vatican Museums
  • Admire the paintings of the genius Michelangelo
  • Explore the biggest church in the world
  • See the Pietà of Michelangelo
  • If St. Peter's Basilica is closed, Rafael Rooms will be visited instead
  • Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Private Tour
  • St. Peter's Basilica Tour
  • Skip the Line Tickets
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Food and drinks
  • Tour operating after 3:00 PM will not visit St. Peter's Basilica
  • St. Peter's Basilica is subject to last minute closure

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Embark on a mesmerizing journey through the Vatican City with the Vatican Museums Sistine Chapel and Vatican Basilica private tour. This exclusive experience guarantees a skip-the-line entry, allowing you to make the most out of your visit and immerse yourself in the wonders of this iconic destination. As you step foot inside the Vatican Museums, prepare to be captivated by an extraordinary collection of art masterpieces that will transport you through different eras and cultures. Your knowledgeable guide, an expert in art history, will navigate you through the most significant areas, sharing fascinating insights and stories along the way.

What to expect?

The Vatican City private tour promises a total duration of 180 minutes, filled with awe-inspiring discoveries. Begin at the Vatican Museums, bypassing the long queues, and dive into the treasure trove of artistic marvels. With your guide by your side, you'll explore one of the world's most important collections of masterpieces and artifacts, uncovering their historical and cultural significance. Prepare to have your breath taken away as you enter the legendary Sistine Chapel, where the genius of Michelangelo is revealed in his astounding ceiling frescoes and the mesmerizing Last Judgement.

Who is this for?

This tour is designed for anyone seeking an exclusive and tailored experience within the Vatican City. Whether you're an art enthusiast, a history buff, or simply someone with a thirst for discovery, this private tour offers something truly special for everyone. Additionally, the Vatican City welcomes people of all backgrounds and ages, making it an ideal destination for families, friends, and solo travelers alike. No matter your interests or preferences, the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and Vatican Basilica promise to leave an indelible mark on your soul.

Why book this?

Indulge in a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to explore the heart of the Vatican City with a private tour curated just for you. By choosing this experience, you'll bypass the long lines and benefit from the expertise of an art historian guide who will bring the artworks to life with their intricate knowledge and captivating storytelling. Dive deep into the grandeur of the Vatican Museums, witness the brilliance of Michelangelo's masterpiece in the Sistine Chapel, and marvel at the splendor of St. Peter's Basilica. This exclusive tour ensures an intimate and immersive encounter with the Vatican City's rich cultural and artistic heritage.

Good to know

Before embarking on this tour, remember to meet your guide at the designated meeting point: Viale Vaticano 100, Rome, at the top of the stairs near Caffè Vaticano. Look out for the "Tours of Rome" sign held by your guide. The total duration of the tour is 180 minutes, divided into three steps: Vatican Museums (120 minutes), Sistine Chapel (30 minutes), and St. Peter's Basilica (30 minutes). During your exploration, you'll be treated to iconic highlights such as the bronze Baldachin of St. Peter and Michelangelo's Pietà. Be prepared to be inspired by the sheer magnificence and spiritual significance of these renowned landmarks.


Customers who have embarked on this private tour have been left awe-struck by the incredible experience. They praise the knowledgeable guides who expertly navigate through the Vatican's vast collection, providing valuable insights and enriching their understanding of the artworks. Visitors appreciate the skip-the-line access, avoiding the crowds and maximizing their time exploring the cultural marvels. The Sistine Chapel and its breathtaking frescoes are often cited as the highlight of the tour, leaving a profound impact on visitors. The tour's comprehensive duration allows for a leisurely pace, offering ample time to appreciate the grandeur and beauty of the Vatican City's most iconic sites. Overall, reviews rave about the exceptional quality of this private tour, making it a must-do for anyone visiting Rome.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

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Your Itinerary

Vatican Museums

- Skip the line to get inside Vatican Museums directly - Discover the Treasures of the Vatican Museums with a professional Art Historian. - Explore one of the most important collection of masterpieces and artifacts of all the world.

Admission Included

Sistine Chapel

- Discover the Sistine Chapel. - Admire the paintings of the genius Michelangelo. - Know all the details and secrets of the most important paintings of the Vatican City.

Admission Included

St. Peter's Basilica

- Discover the Biggest church of the World. - Admire the bronze Baldachin of St. Peter - See the Throne of St. Peter - Explore the Pietà of Michelangelo

Admission Included



4.8 (110)


Deborah was MAGNIFICENT! We came away with increased knowledge of history and a new depth of appreciation on how important art and religion are to understanding it. This tour is well worth the extra cost and by far the best.


In our 2 weeks in Europe, this was my favorite tour. He went at our pace and took our pictures where he knew the best spots were. He was super knowledgeable and I learned so much about the history of the Vatican.


Deborah was absolutely incredible as a tour guide. The Vatican is breathtaking and Deborahs knowledge of each specific room and the history was unmatched. I would not do the Vatican any other way.


Thanks so much!!! It was a great experience, our tour guido Kathy was awesome!!! She explain everything to us, and answered all our questions!!!


We absolutely loved this tour! Our tour guide Christina was fantastic. She was so knowledgeable, passionate and patient with our group. She showed us a side to the Vatican we never knew existed! Would recommend this experience to everyone.


Valentina was our tour guide for our private tour, and she was fabulous! I could not have imagined the experience without our tour guide. Valentina was very knowledgeable and spoke great English. My 11-year-old daughter enjoyed the tour very much, which is always satisfying as you can imagine an 11-year-old's attention span is not very lengthy :). It was very hot and of course, the Vatican was super crowded. Make sure you pack an umbrella to shield you from the intense sun and plenty of water to stay hydrated! A private tour for the Vatican is the best way to go as there is so much to see and learn it was nice to be able to ask questions and engage with Valentina! :)

Andy B

Our guide, Fedi, met us outside the Vatican Cafe and we jumped the massive queue to get our tickets. We did have to join other groups queuing inside to get our headphones though. We started our tour and our guide was very friendly & knowledgeable. We went to the gardens, galleries, museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica. The whole place was rammed! This didn't detract from the spectacle of the place though and we took plenty of photos of the beautiful artifacts. Over 2 hours was great value for money. Recommended.


Silvio was our guide and he was fantastic! He is extremely knowledgeable about everything in the Vatican could answer any questions we had. It was a very enjoyable and memorable tour.


Truly disappointing tour!! We unfortunately had a English speaking Italian guide, who had a very strong accent and was incredibly hard to understand over the headphones. Lots of talking/mumbling to herself and others made the whole tour almost impossible to follow and enjoy. We reported this to our tour operator who did nothing!! I have a similar tour before and it was one of the most enjoyable and engaging experiences. This was sadly not that!


Guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. He made the tour interesting and was definitely worth it.
Collected by Evendo, Tripadvisor & Viator
2024-04-18 10:38