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Skip The Line: Vatican Private Tour

Roma, Italy

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icon3 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 7 more


Get personalized attention and a tour tailored just for you during this 3.5-hour private tour of the Vatican in Rome. Take advantage of skip-the-line access to make the most of your time at one of Rome's most important landmarks, where you'll get a guided tour of the Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's Basilica, and the Vatican's impressive art collection.
  • 3.5-hour private tour of the Vatican Museums
  • Skip the long entry lines to this popular attraction
  • Private guide dedicated to just you and your party
  • See the Raphael's Rooms, the Lacoon Group, the Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica
  • Multiple departure times
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Skip-the-line admission
Full tour from an expert guide
Headsets for groups of 6 or more
Languages: English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian, Italian, German, Japanese, Chinese, Portuguese
Food and drinks
Hotel pick-up and return

Departure Point

Viale Vaticano, 100, 00192 Roma RM, Italy

Departure Time

1:30 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Meet your private guide just across the street from the Vatican Museum Entrance, in front of a local cafe, at your chosen departure time. You and your private party will have the full attention of your dedicated guide as you explore the premises. 

Skip the often long entry lines and proceed directly inside the Vatican Museums to explore the rooms, courtyards, and corridors where various Popes lived, studied, and ruled. Learn about the history and culture behind each of the artworks that span more than 2,000 years of history. 

Walk through the Raphael's Rooms and pause to learn about the Laocoön Group, then make your way to see Michelangelo's famous fresco on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. You'll also see other highlights such as the Hall of Maps, the Hall of Tapestries, and Porphyry Sarcophagi made for Emperor Constantine’s family. End your tour inside St. Peter's Basilica, where you can see Michelangelo's Pietà and Bernini's Baldacchino. 

This private tour ensures personalized attention from your guide and plenty of opportunities to ask questions.
Stop At:  
Vatican Museums
A tour of the Vatican Museums promises an insight to some of the greatest art in the world, from classical antiquity, through the Renaissance and to the present day. See masterpieces by Raphael and astonishing statuary like Laocoön and His Sons.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Sistine Chapel
Here you’ll see one of the greatest masterpiece’s mankind has ever produced: Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel frescoes. Old Testament scenes come alive in the astonishing frescoes. Once seen, they’re never forgotten.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
St. Peter's Basilica
St. Peter’s Basilica is an architectural triumph; possibly the grandest church on earth. See the combined effort of 4 genius architect/artists – Bernini, Bramante, Raphael and Michelangelo – synthesize to beautiful effect.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Cortile della Pigna
Designed by genius architect Bramante, the Courtyard of the Pine houses the iconic Fountain of the Pine – one of the few Ancient Roman fountains that survives to this day.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
La Pieta
Discover Michelangelo's evocative sculpture of Mary with the body of Jesus, in the incomparable St. Peter's Basilica.
Pass By:  
Vatican City
See all the treasures of the world's smallest state on this comprehensive Vatican tour.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. 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
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY RomaExperience Tours

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Great private tour
, Oct 2019
Fyi Our private tour to museums and Sistine and st Peters With Paolo Was amazing and great He was engaging He was a font of Information He was incredible thank you
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
Dear gwggwg, We enjoyed reading your generous review and were pleased to learn you found Paolo to be accommodating and knowledgeable during your private tour. Thank you for taking the time to share your opinion on our Private Vatican Tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and Saint Peter's Church!
Great service
Giovanna U
, Jul 2019
Our guide was very nice and knowledgeable. She knew Spanish very well. Thanks Stefania for all. Using skip the line plus all her explanations gave us much more tools for getting to know more about the Pope’s the museums the basilica and all what has happened since Vatican was founded. This is a must with excellent guidance
icon Response from Host , Aug 2019
Dear Giovanna, Going around the Vatican with a Private guide certainly is a must for lovers of art and religion, isn't it? Stefania is one of our beloved guides and as you opted for a private tour we can customize the language and the tour your prefference. We are pleased to see your five star rating and will strive to maintain this quality in the future. If you ever need tips or tricks on what else to visit upon return, please feel free to drop us a line!
Skip the line
, Oct 2018
Michela was our guide and she was awesome. Her patience, insight and demeanor made the entire tour incredibly interesting and informational.
Magnificent tour! We got Francesca...
Reynie A
, Feb 2017
Magnificent tour! We got Francesca again for the second straight tour day. She did not disappoint again! I was a personal tour and would highly recommend it! Very informative tour and beautiful surroundings!
Ariana was a great tour guide! She...
Ryan M
, Dec 2016
Ariana was a great tour guide! She was so informative and I truly think there wasn't a thing we didn't see! She was also very accommodative as far as bathroom breaks, picture taking, whether or not we wanted to walk the duomo terrace, etc. Would highly recommend to everyone! Such an experience.

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