Vatican Private Tour

Skip the line with us and enjoy your tour of the Vatican Museum, the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica with one of our professional guides!.

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What’s included

First-class tour with a private guide

Special skip-the-line tickets

Fluent English Speaking guides with a background in archaeology, history and art

Entertaining and insightful explanations

Highlights

TOUR DESCRIPTION

Our Vatican Private Tour includes the three most important sights in Vatican City: the Vatican Museum, the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica.


Duration: about 3 hours

The Vatican Museum is not only famous for its collection of Renaissance masterpieces, but also for the crowds and long lines. That’s why we believe that the best way to see the Vatican is taking a customized private tour. We’ll make sure that you skip the line, and we can also recommend the best time to start your tour.

There are many beautiful museums in the world, but there’s nowhere quite like the Vatican. In fact, this museum is not only home to a breathtaking collection of artworks, but it is also a masterpiece of architecture itself, designed by Bramante and other great architects and decorated by the most talented and celebrated artists of the day.

During your Vatican Private Tour, your expert guide will lead you through the frescoed rooms and galleries, making sure you get the best out of your tour, helping you discover the highlights and some less famous hidden gems. What’s the difference between an oil painting and a fresco? Your guide has the answer! Let us teach you about ancient Greek and Roman sculptures, colorful tapestries, dramatic stuccoes, and gilded reliefs. You will encounter the two main characters of the Renaissance in Rome, Michelangelo and Raphael, learning about their temper and rivalry, and you’ll see their most remarkable masterpieces. After visiting the Raphael Rooms, famous for their colors and dramatic composition, you’ll enter the Sistine Chapel and admire Michelangelo’s majestic ceiling as well as the Last Judgment, an extraordinary fresco which covers the entire altar wall.

What does the word ‘renaissance’ mean? Why are the Vatican artworks so important? Why is Rome the center of Catholicism, and also one of the world’s religious capitals? Why does the Pope live in Rome? Choose our Vatican Private Tour to find out! The last stop of the tour is St. Peter’s Basilica, where you’ll enter directly from the Sistine Chapel, with a special access, skipping the long line. Prepare to be amazed by the splendor of this church, which is the biggest and the most impressive in the world.

Your private tour guide will tell you the story of St. Peter, his dramatic martyrdom and his death, and will show you the highlights of the Basilica: Michelangelo’s Pietà, Bernini’s Baldacchino and many, many other masterpieces. You will end your private tour in front of St. Peter’s square, embraced by the Bernini’s colonnade, where you can admire the Pope’s palace and the Swiss Guards in their colorful uniforms. Which window does the Pope use for his Sunday speeches? Your guide can show you!

Why join a regular big group tour and waste half of your time trying to hear what the guide is saying? Take our Vatican Private tour and forget about standard talks and routes – go at your own pace, and take advantage of our fully-customized service!

Sights Included

Vatican Museum
Gallery of the Maps
Gallery of the Tapestries
Raphael Rooms
School of Athens & Room of Signature
Room of Heliodorus & Room of the Fire of Borgo
Sistine Chapel
Ceiling and Last Judgment by Michelangelo
Renaissance frescos by Perugino, Botticelli, Ghirlandaio
St. Peter’s Basilica
Michelangelo’s Pietà
Bernini’s Baldacchino

Tour Location

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Price:

275 € up to 2 people, 30 € per each additional adult.
Kids under 18 pay only 15 € each.
Pick up and transportation by cab included*.
Tickets are extra, but we'll get them for you.
Ticket price: 23 € for the adults, 19 € for the kids under 18

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*Pick up and transportation are included only if you’re staying within the pick up area. If your hotel is not in the pick up area, we will find the best solution to accommodate your needs.  Click here to see the free pick up area 

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