Guided tour

Vatican City: VIP Vatican Experience

4.8 / 5

44 reviews

Vatican City: VIP Vatican Experience

Activity provider: Carpe Diem Rome
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From US$ 62.33 per person

Experience the smallest country in the world. Small in size, massive in history and legends. Join this amazing experience with a professional guide and unlock the secrets of the Vatican.

About this activity

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Duration 2.5 - 3 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
Live tour guide
Optional audio guide
Private or small groups available


  • Experience the endless Vatican Rooms with a professional guide
  • Enjoy the vast and rich history of the musuems
  • Find the hidden messages behind the Sistine Chapel
  • Admire works of art from the worlds legendary artists
Full description
Enrich your Vatican experience by joining this personal, semi-private tour where you can delve into the fabulous art and history that surrounds the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica. You will begin at the Vatican Museum, a labyrinthine complex featuring over 1000 rooms that cover four millennia. Those visiting unguided often find themselves dazzled by the work on display here – which can make it somewhat difficult to navigate. But this curated route through the museum packs in all the best bits. The next stop is the world-famous Sistine Chapel, best-known for its sprawling ceiling art painted by Michelangelo. The rules dictate silence upon entry to the chapel, which isn’t usually a problem – its sheer beauty leaves most speechless.
  • Local guide
  • Entrance tickets to Vatican and museums
  • Sistine Chapel
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • All participants are required to bring and wear FFP2 masks. Blue surgical masks will not be accepted

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at the center of the steps. They will be holding a yellow flag.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Sportswear
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 44 reviews

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We did a tour of the Vatican including Sistine chapel with Fe from Carpe Diem. Fe was so knowledgable and super engaged in the art and history we were seeing which really brought the tour to life for us all (even the children on the tour which i was amazed about!) So glad I booekd this tour, we really enjoyed it.

April 20, 2022

This tour was fantastic! Barbara was super knowledgeable on all of the history of the art work inside the Vatican and she really made it come alive! Not to mention made it really fun. I think it I went alone it would have been a bit overwhelming, there was so many rooms I would not know where to go. If you’re looking for a smaller tour, with a guide that can keep you engaged for hours, this is the one for you!

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March 29, 2022

Maria was the guide and she was very dynamic , passionate and fun, she really wants to ensure that we enjoy our time in there. The Vatican museums and Sistine chapel are beautiful places to see, it’s amazing, a piece of art, literally! Carpe Diem gave me above and beyond customer service, and the team elevated our trip to Rome from great to fantastic!

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March 29, 2022

Product ID: 401217