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Skip-the-line Private Tour of The Vatican Museums Sistine Chapel and Saint Peter

On this private tour you will have the chance to visit the highlights of the Vatican city with a top rated local guide.

You will not be standing in the long entrance lines but instead use our preferential fast access. You will see all the important and famous artworks in the Vatican! Discover masterpieces of art from the papal collections on a 3-hour guided tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica. Marvel at art and antiquity by Michelangelo and others.

The Vatican City visit is a lifetime experience you' wont' forget.

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3 hours


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  • What's included :
    • Professional art historian guide
    • Local taxes
    • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
    • Private tour
    • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
    • Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel
    • Entry/Admission - St. Peter's Basilica
    • Entry/Admission - St. Peter's Square
    • Guaranteed to skip the lines
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuities
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Vatican Museums, Viale Vaticano, 00120 Vatican City Italy

    The tour begins from the entrance of the Vatican Museums, where, after skipping the long line,  from Momo's spiral staircase you will walk to the Belvedere courtyard where the huge bronze pinecone is located.

    The visit continues to the Gallery of Ancient Roman Sculptures, the Room of Muses, the Room of Animals and the Rotunda. Next, the guide will take you to the gallery of Geographic Maps, the Gallery of Tapistries, and the Sobiesky Hall.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Sistine Chapel, Viale Vaticano, 00165 Vatican City Italy

    After this comes the most famous part of the Museums, the popular rooms painted by Raphael for Pope Julius II and the Sistine Chapel including Michelangelo's masterpieces: the Creation of Adam and the Last Judgment.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: St. Peter's Basilica, Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Vatican City Italy

    The last part of the tour focuses on the Basilica of St. Peter and its most famous treasures: the Pietà, the Baldacchino, the Cathedra and other famous artworks.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: St. Peter's Square, Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Vatican City Italy

    Your Vatican visit will end in the square where you will see the Pope's Palace, the smoke's chimney and the Balcony of blessings. 

    While in Vatican City you can't miss the opportunity of sending a postcard from the smallest country of the world! 

    Duration: 30 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Viale Vaticano, Roma RM, Italy
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • READ CAREFULLY: Because of the growing popularity of the current pope Francis and his intense activity in organising mass events in the Vatican some areas might get closed last minute without previous notice. This has already happened this year and can happen again during you Vatican tour: the Sistine chapel and/or the Basilica of Saint Peter might not be accessible. In case of such events our tour guide will provide you with a valuable alternative focusing the tour inside the Vatican museums.
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


English - Guide

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Organised by Private Tours of Rome

Activity ID: V-71452P1

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