Private tour

Vatican City Private Tour

4.9 / 5

21 reviews

Vatican City Private Tour

From $224.50 per group up to 1

Enjoy a private guided tour of the Vatican City State with skip-the-ticket-line access. Discover the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, and St Peter's Basilica.

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 ticket line
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, Italian
Wheelchair accessible
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Skip the ticket lines with this exclusive tour
  • Visit Michelangelo's masterpieces in the Sistine Chapel
  • See St Peter's Basilica, the biggest church in the world
Full description
Discover the best of the Vatican City with a skip-the-ticket-line tour, including the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica. Visit the Vatican Museums, which offer a unique collection of art masterpieces. The itinerary of this tour is focused on the most important areas of the museum. See Michelangelo's masterpiece on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, and the extraordinary depiction of the Last Judgement. Explore the Basilica of St. Peter, which today is a treasure trove of precious works of art, such as the Pietà by Michelangelo and the Baldachin by Gian Lorenzo Bernini.
Includes
  • Blue badge guide
  • Skip-the-ticket-line access
  • Fees and admissions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • 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

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Meeting point

Viale Vaticano, 100, 00192 Roma RM, Italy

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card for children

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • Please note that a strict dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums:
  • No shorts or sleeveless tops
  • 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
  •  All visitors must pass through airport-style security. During high season the wait at security may be up to 30 minutes.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 21 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Service
    5/5
  • Organization
    4.8/5

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This tour was fantastic! We visited during an extremely hot Summer day in 2021 and our guide was Franz. Franz is a true superhero! Despite the heat and masking conditions, etc. he was unbelievably passionate, knowledgeable, kind and supportive during our tour. He is a true Vatican expert and made sure we had a wonderful experience. Thank you for an unforgettable tour. I highly recommend this to all!

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August 14, 2021

Wonderful experience with Masai (I know I’m spelling it wrong, so sorry!). He was so knowledgeable and was willing to go at our pace. I was so glad we booked something private to ask all the questions we wanted and he took us to some of the over looked gems which was incredible. Thanks for an unforgettable experience.

July 23, 2021

Thanks to the pandemic, there were very few visitors. No crowds, no queues. The guide had very interesting comments on many of the exhibits. The only disappointment: I expected to visit nooks and crannies inaccessible to visitors, and the route is the same as in normal sightseeing. The wonderful works of Raphael, Michelangelo and many others show the roots of European culture. I think this should be a must-see for all LGBT followers. Impressive creativity that has no equals today. Perhaps not a mactak of enlightened spons. The contemporary art department looks pale.

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June 26, 2021

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