Private tour

Skip the line Vatican Museum Sistine & St.Peter Private Tour

4.9 / 5

24 reviews

Activity provider: Enjoy Rome
Private tour

Skip the line Vatican Museum Sistine & St.Peter Private Tour

Activity provider: Enjoy Rome
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From US$ 238.52 per person

Likely to sell out

Visit the Vatican and the treasures of art it contains on this exclusive private guided tour. Skip the line to the Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel and the Saint Peter's Basilica.

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Duration 3 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
Italian, Spanish, French, Portuguese, English, German
Wheelchair accessible
Private group


  • Explore the Vatican, internationally known for its art heritage
  • Admire masterpieces that were painted by Caravaggio and Leonardo
  • See the most important works of art titans like Bernini, Raphael
  • Marvel at the Sistine Chapel, well known for its frescoes by Michelangelo
  • Save time in Rome with skip-the-line access to Saint Peter’s Basilica
Full description

Enjoy the best of the Vatican collections on a guided tour that is tailored to meet your special needs. With your expert licensed tour guide have the best experience, visiting the masterpieces of the renaissance art as well as the modern art.

Explore the highlights of the Vatican museums. Head to the Pinacoteca gallery with paintings and tapestries dating back from the 11th-19th century. Marvel at ancient statues like the colossal “Laocoon”in the Pio-Clementine museum. 

Follow your guide to the 'Julius II' rooms where important political decisions were made. Discover frescoes by Raphael and his pupils. Stroll through the Carriage Museum which contains the pope's saddles, carriages, automobiles and sedan chairs.

Be lead through the Borgia’s apartments decorated by Bernardo di Betto called “il Pinturicchio” and his assistants which now house part of the Vatican Museums’ Collection of Modern Religious Art inaugurated by Paul VI (1973). 

Gaze up at the masterpiece of the Sistine chapel. The last stop is Saint Peter's Basilica. View Michelangelo's “Pietà” which he created at 25. Be enlightened with the history of the largest catholic church in the world.

  • Tour guide
  • Headsets
  • Entrance fees
  • Skip-the-line access to the Vatican Museums
  • Skip-the-line access to the Sistine Chapel
  • Access to St. Peter's Basilica (entry to St. Peter's Dome not included)
  • Free Wi-Fi at the meeting point
  • Bathroom access
  • Recharging station for your devices
  • Transportation
  • Tickets to Saint Peter's Dome
  • Visit to Saint Peter's Dome
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at Tours About. Take the metro to Ottaviano and stop on Line A.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Shorts
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • St. Peter's is closed on December 24th and 31st. During these times the tour will visit other parts of the museums
  • On rare occasions, St. Peter's Basilica closes without notice. In this case, the tour will include a 3-hour visit to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel instead of St. Peter's. The tour operator will not offer refunds
  • The Vatican strictly enforces a dress code of covered shoulders and knees. You may be refused entry if not compliant
  • Regrettably this tour is not wheelchair-accessible
  • Please be at the meeting point 25 minutes before the scheduled departure time
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 24 reviews

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Rudy was an outstanding tour guide. The private tour was well worth it. Not only did we skip the lines but we learnt so much about the Vatican, the Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s. Rudy was so knowledgeable and he kept our 8 year old daughter entertained throughout the tour.

April 1, 2023

Having a private tour made the Vatican art make sense. It was easy to hear him, easy to ask all the questions. And wonderful to gonat our own pace. He helped us stay focused on the important details without being too overwhelmed with all the the things. Marius was phenomenal- request him.

April 1, 2023

Our tour guide Davide, was just the best! His passion for story telling and expertise regarding the history of Vatican City was amazing. We opted for a private tour for our group of four and it was a great decision. Davide, must us all feel special and answered all of questions. He also gave us several recommendations regarding the rest of our time in Rome that were all spot on! I would highly recommend the private, skip the line tour for your once in a lifetime Vatican experience and ask for Davide! You will not be disappointed.

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April 1, 2023

Product ID: 145242