Private Vatican Museums Tour with Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's Basilica

3 hr

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

After meeting your private guide, go straight inside the Vatican Museum with your skip-the line ticket, and let your guide know if there’s anything specific you want to see or any particular interests you have that you’d like to hear more about, such as the history of the Vatican or the sometimes-scandalous stories about its inhabitants...
Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

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

After meeting your private guide, go straight inside the Vatican Museum with your skip-the line ticket, and let your guide know if there’s anything specific you want to see or any particular interests you have that you’d like to hear more about, such as the history of the Vatican or the sometimes-scandalous stories about its inhabitants over the years.

Follow your guide to some of the complex’s dozens of galleries and rooms, such as Raphael’s Rooms, the Gallery of Maps, the Gallery of Tapestries and the Pinecone Courtyard. Hear about the famed Renaissance masters like Raphael and Michelangelo who created art for the popes, and listen to stories about rivalries between artists.

Duration: 2 hours

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

You’ll eventually reach the Sistine Chapel, known for its iconic frescoes by Michelangelo—The Last Judgment and The Creation of Adam, which decorates the chapel’s sacred ceiling. (Talking inside the chapel is prohibited, so any commentary from your guide will be given outside the doors.)

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: La Pieta, Chapel of the Pieta Basilica Di San Pietro, Vatican City Italy

Next, walk over to St Peter’s Basilica, the Italian Renaissance church that’s home to more artistic masterpieces, most famously Michelangelo’s La Pietà sculpture and Bernini’s bronze baldachin altar canopy.

Duration: 5 minutes

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

Then head outside for a stroll around St Peter’s Square, where your guide points out Bernini’s use of optical illusion at the colonnades. Your tour ends here, where you can continue exploring on your own.


Duration: 30 minutes

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Important Details

Included
  • Private expect guide
  • Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel
  • Entry/Admission - St. Peter's Basilica
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • No-Wait Access to the Vatican
  • Entry/Admission - La Pieta
  • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Departure Point
Via Tunisi, 4, 00192 Roma RM, Italy
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Visitors must pass through metal detectors at the security check point; expect to wait 20-30 minutes to clear security
  • Tours departing Wednesday: Unable to include St Peter's Basilica and St Peter's Square. This is due to the Papal Audience during which access to St Peter's Basilica could be closed. As an alternative, you will be offered an extended itinerary within the Vatican Museums
  • On rare occasions, St Peter’s Basilica closes without notice. If this happens, the full 3-hour tour is spent inside the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel.
  • Only small bags are allowed
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.