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Vatican: Museums, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's Private Tour

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Vatican: Museums, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's Private Tour

From US$ 198 per person

See masterpieces of art from the papal collections on a 3-hour guided tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica. Skip the long lines to the popular monuments to get a complete Vatican City experience.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 3 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
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Live tour guide
English, Italian, Dutch, Spanish, French
Audio guide included
English, Spanish, French, Italian
Wheelchair accessible
Private group

Experience

The experience
  • Skip the long lines to the main monuments of the Vatican City
  • Marvel at masterpieces of art from Ancient Greece and the Renaissance at the Vatican Museums
  • Interact with your private tour guide
  • Learn about different artistic techniques and the rivalry between artists
  • Enjoy a tour with an official guide
Full description
Save precious time with skip-the-line access to the popular monuments of the Vatican City, and explore on a private tour for only your party for a more personalized experience. Follow a meticulously designed itinerary to see the best of the city-state and admire priceless treasures such as the massive bronze statue in the Pinecone Courtyard and the historic maps in the dedicated Gallery of Maps. Look at the enigmatic sculpture of Laocoön and His Sons, and discuss techniques used by different artists with your expert guide. Marvel at Michelangelo's miraculous ceiling in the Sistine Chapel, and get inside details about the 4 years of back-breaking labor it took to complete. Conclude your tour inside St. Peter’s Basilica. Witness the incomparable grandeur of its mosaics, golden ceilings, gigantic statues, and the spectacular dome.
Includes
  • Skip-the-line entrance to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
  • Skip-the-line entrance to St. Peter's Basilica
  • All entrance and reservation fees
  • Professional guide
  • Headsets
  • Free Wi-Fi at the meeting point
  • Private tour
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Optional gratuities
  • Access to the dome at St. Peter's Basilica
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 15 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts
  • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)

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Date

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Meeting point

Meet your guide in front of the Bar-Coffee Shop located at Borgo Pio 136 in Rome. Please arrive 10 minutes before the scheduled start time.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Face mask or protective covering

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Shorts
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • This tour involves a fair amount of walking. Comfortable shoes are strongly recommended
  • All visitors must cover their knees and shoulders to enter the Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica
  •  Bags measuring more than 40 x 35 x 15 centimeters, tripods, large umbrellas and objects that could be harmful to other visitors or damage the works of art are not allowed into the Vatican Museums and must be stored in the cloakroom
  • The cloakroom is a 20-minute walk from the end point of the tour
  •  St. Peter’s Basilica is an active parish church and subject to unforeseen closure for spiritual celebrations. In the event this happens, the local tour operator will contact you in advance with an alternative tour time or itinerary
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 4 reviews

Review summary

  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Service
    4.5/5
  • Organization
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The tour was great!! The company was lovely, offered us coffee and snacks on arrival. And our tour guide Grant was a wealth of information! Would definitely recommend!!

September 30, 2018

Our guide gary was very informative with a good sense of humour

The tour was excellent

August 24, 2018

March 22, 2019

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