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Skip-the-line Private Vatican and Sistine Chapel Tour

  • Private 4-hour tour of the Vatican and Sistine Chapel, in Rome
  • Visit Belvedere Courtyard, Pio Clementino Museum, Gallery of Maps, Sobiesky Room, and Immaculate Conception Room
  • View The Creation of Adam ceiling fresco by Michelangelo in the Sistine Chapel
Skip-the-line Private Vatican and Sistine Chapel Tour
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Private Tour - 9:30 amMost Popular
3-hour Skip-the-line Private Vatican Tour including highlights of the museums, Sistine Chapel and St, Peter's Basilica, departure 9:30 am
Private Tour - 2:00 pm
3-hour Skip-the-line Private Vatican Tour including highlights of the museums, Sistine Chapel and St, Peter's Basilica, departure 2 pm
Take a private 3-hour tour of the Vatican that allows you to skip the long lines and learn about this famous site from your own private guide. See renowned artworks by Michelangelo, Raphael, and Botticelli, and visit the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, Saint Peter's Basilica, and more. By touring this popular site with a private guide, you can proceed at your own pace and easily visit the smaller rooms of the museum.
What to Expect
Make your own way to meet your private guide at Vatican museums entrance at your choice of either 10am or 2pm. 

Begin by taking in the Belvedere Courtyard, which was designed in the 1500s by Donato Bramante and is considered an influential High Renaissance architectural work. Then see a large collection of classical Roman and Greek statues in the Pio Clementino Museum.

Peruse an important display of tapestries and Renaissance maps in the Gallery Maps, see the Vatican's largest canvas painting in the Sobiesky Room, and learn about the 19th-century frescoes that decorate the Immaculate Conception Room.

Next, see the Raphael Rooms, commissioned by Pope Julius II when the artist Raphael was young, in the early 1500s, and considered some of his greatest works.

Head into the Sistine Chapel to view famous frescoes by Botticelli, Michelangelo, and other renowned artists. Hear about the papal conclave that is held in the Sistine Chapel to elect a new Pope.

Continue to Saint Peter's Basilica, home to Michelangelo's Pietà, Bernini Baldacchino, and numerous monuments of popes and saints. End your tour in Saint Peter's square to see the Pope's Palace and the Swiss Guards.
Reviews (14)

1 - 5 of 5 reviews

Reviewed 15 June 2018
Good tour but crowded

We got a lot of great information from our guide. The only downfall was we felt rushed through the Sistine Chapel and felt like herded cattle the entire time. We traveled in early May, so it wasn't even the height of the tourist season. I...More

1  Thank Ledralin
Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile
Excellent Guided Tour

We took the 3 hour tour through the Museum, Sistine Chapel & St Peters Cathedral. Fabio was a terrific guide; very friendly and knowledgeable. The tour was not rushed at all, and there was plenty of time for questions and for observing the many historical...More

1  Thank Mdshrp
Reviewed 5 April 2018
The ONLY way to visit the Vatican

Our guide Romina was super helpful, knowledgeable, and friendly. Romina was at the agreed upon meeting place promptly at the right time and she made sure we were able to see everything we wanted. She was very good at explaining the grounds, artwork and history...More

Thank Martin C
Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile
Do it this way

We had the most incredible day on this tour. Cristiana was our tour guide. She was extremely personable and there was nothing she didn’t know. We received so much valuable information that we could never have found out on our own or in a large...More

1  Thank amcbrisbane
Reviewed 18 October 2017
Fantastic experience and superior guide!

Finding the meeting point was really time consuming given that we walked to our meeting point (our accommodations were not on a metro line). That said, had we been travelling by metro, the meeting point would have been super convenient! Our guide Robert Huber was...More

4  Thank merriemate2017
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