Private tour

Vatican Museums: Private Tour with Sistine and St. Peter's

4.9 / 5

23 reviews

Activity provider: TOURS OF ROME
Private tour

Vatican Museums: Private Tour with Sistine and St. Peter's

Activity provider: TOURS OF ROME
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From US$ 216.90 per person

Likely to sell out

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.

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


  • Discover the treasures of the Vatican Museums with an art historian guide
  • Admire the one-of-a-kind artworks of the Sistine Chapel painted by Michelangelo
  • Visit the biggest church in the world on your own personal private tour
  • Snap a picture of the Pietà of Michelangelo and admire intricate ceiling art
  • Take advantage of skip-the-line privileges with included entry tickets
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.
  • Private tour guide
  • Vatican Museums entry ticket
  • Skip-the-line entry privileges
  • Transportation
  • St. Peter's Dome and crypts entry
  • Tips

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at the top of the stairs nearby Caffè Vaticano, located across the road from the main entrance of the Vatican Museums. Your guide will be holding a sign that says "Tours of Rome."

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Important information

What to bring

  • Driver's license
  • Passport or ID card for children

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • There is a strict dress code: 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 the dress requirements
  • You will need to pass through airport-style security to enter the museums. During high season, the wait at security may be up to 30 minutes
  • St. Peter's Basilica may be closed last minute for private services. If St. Peter's Basilica is closed on the day of your tour, the Rafael Rooms will be visited instead. Tours at 3:30 PM, 3:45 PM, 4:00 PM, 4:15 PM, 4:30 PM, 5:30 PM, and 6:30 PM will also visit the Rafael Rooms instead of St. Peter's Basilica
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 23 reviews

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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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March 29, 2023

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.

March 29, 2023

We booked quite late but were still able to get a private tour through GetYourGuide. The guide was a young local man named Frans who was so knowledgeable and so pleasant to walk around with. I was there with my three teenage children who were all mesmerised by the three hours we walked around the Vatican with him. I can really, really recommend getting a tour guide and if you have a chance a private tour is just the best! Why not ask for Frans! He will not disappoint!! Five out of five stars from us *****

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March 29, 2023

Product ID: 201148