Guided tour

Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel: Private Tour

4.8 / 5

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Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel: Private Tour

From $88.04 per person

Skip the line and discover the Vatican museums and the Sistine Chapel on a private tour with your own personal guide.

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Duration options: 2 - 3 hours
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Private or small groups available
  • Enjoy privileged entrance to the museums
  • Have your own personal tour guide
  • See the best of the Vatican Museums
  • Explore Michelangelo's masterpiece, the Sistine Chapel
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Beat the crowds with a private tour of the Vatican Museums. Explore the Vatican and the Sistine Chapel with your personal and highly professional tour guide, who will tailor the experience to fit your needs and requirements. Learn about the fascinating history of the Vatican, from its creation to its modern status as the world’s smallest state. You'll explore the second largest museum in the world, home to the Raphael Rooms, Pinacoteca and Gallery of the Geographical Maps. The Vatican Museum has more than 1400 galleries, and hosts one of the largest art collections in the world, with a variety of excellent Roman and Etruscan artworks. There are pieces by master painters like Perugino, Pinturicchio, Ghirlandaio, Rosselli, Botticelli, Signorelli, della Gatta and, of course, Michelangelo. See the Sistine Chapel through the eyes of an experienced tour guide, officially licensed by the Vatican. With this exclusive private tour, it will just be you and your own guide.
  • Vatican Museums guided tour
  • Access to Vatican Museums
  • Access to Museo Pio Clementino
  • Access to Raphael Rooms
  • Access to Sistine Chapel
  • Live tour guide
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments
    • Wheelchair users

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      What to bring

      • Passport or ID card
      • Comfortable shoes

      Not allowed

      • Shorts
      • Weapons or sharp objects
      • Baby strollers
      • Luggage or large bags
      • Short skirts
      • Sleeveless shirts
      • Unaccompanied minors

      Know before you go

      • St. Peter’s Square may be closed in the morning due to Papal Audience.
      • The Vatican can get very crowded all year round. June, July, and August are particularly busy.
      • All visitors must pass through airport-style security, during high season the waiting time may be up to 30 minutes.
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      4.8 /5

      based on 98 reviews

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      Great tour in spanish with Jose

      September 16, 2021

      Really enjoy it. The guide made it so much better bring things to life

      February 9, 2020

      Our guide was fantastic!

      He made the Vatican come to life.

      June 8, 2019

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      VA ID: 390677