Private tour

Skip the Line: Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Private Tour

4.6 / 5

8 reviews

Activity provider: Maya tours

Skip the Line: Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Private Tour

Activity provider: Maya tours

From US$ 208.84 per person

Skip the long lines for the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel and enjoy direct entrance with a private tour guide.

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


  • Enjoy privileged entrance to the museums
  • Have your own personal tour guide, licensed by the Vatican
  • See the best of the Vatican Museums
  • Explore Michelangelo’s world famous masterpiece, the Sistine Chapel
  • Explore one of the biggest art collections in the world
Full description

The Vatican Museums, with more than 1400 galleries, is one of the most important and largest art collections in the world. They house a variety of superb galleries, excellent Roman and Etruscan collections and plenty more. See the Sistine Chapel through the eyes of an experienced tour guide, officially licensed by the Vatican. With this exclusive private tour, it will just be you and your own guide. This gives you the chance to ask questions and make special requests about what to see. This sanctuary boasts works by master painters like Perugino, Pinturicchio, Ghirlandaio, Rosselli, Botticelli, Signorelli, della Gatta and, of course, Michelangelo. Learn about the fascinating history of the Vatican, from its creation to its modern status as the world’s smallest state. 

  • Skip-the-line entrance to the Vatican Museums
  • Private tour
  • Professional art historian guide
  • Entrance fee
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • All participants are required to bring and wear FFP2 masks. Blue surgical masks will not be accepted

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Meeting point

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Student card

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  •  Children under 6 travel free
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 8 reviews

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The tour was interesting but there were so many people, and lines, it took some of the richness away from what we saw. Our guide, Marco, was execlant bir many in our group had a hard time hearing him so were not able to get as much from the tour. Sistene Chapel was as spectacular as I anticipated.

June 28, 2019


I’m so happy that we used your guide service

June 4, 2019

Complimenti alla guida Sig.ra Alessandra veramente brava.

June 3, 2022


Product ID: 72347