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The Vatican and the Sistine Chapel; Private Tour - Skip the Line!

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Key Highlights

  • Enjoy a tour of one of the largest art collections of the world
  • Explore the famous Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and St Peters Basilica
  • Enjoy the flexibility to spend more time at areas that interest you
  • Private tour ensures personalized attention from the expert guide
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    Daily except Sundays


    3½ hours approx.

    Start time

    Start time: Entrance slots to the Vatican are available at the following times; 10:30 am, 2:00 pm & 3:00pm
    (Please mention your preferred start time in the special request section at the time of booking.)

    Meeting Point

    The private Vatican tour departs from the Main entrance to the Vatican museum where your guide will be waiting holding a sign with the tour name on.
    Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.

    Ending Point

    The tour ends at St. Peter's Square

  • Overview & Itinerary


    Tour the important sights of the Vatican and discover the rich culture and history of the city though its landmarks.

    This is a private tour which gives you greater flexibility and provides a more in depth experience. Spend more time at areas that interest you and interact and ask questions to your expert guide.

    Enjoy a tour of one of the largest art collections of the world, spanning from Roman, Etruscan and Egyptian antiquities to contemporary art. Learn about the famous Popes and their glamorous lives during the Renaissance period of Roman history. Admire the works of important renaissance masters at the St. Peter's Basilica and Square and see the magnificent frescoed ceiling of the Sistine chapel.

    This private Vatican tour gives an enlightening insight into the rich cultural heritage and history of one of the oldest civilisations in the world.


    Meet your English-speaking guide at the main entrance to the Vatican Museum at your chosen start time. The tour proceeds on foot to visit:

    Vatican Museum and St. Peters Church : See one of the largest art collections in the world, spanning from Roman, Etruscan and Egyptian antiquities to contemporary art. Learn about the famous Popes of Rome, their love for art, and their glamorous lives in one of the most enlightened periods in Italian history, the Renaissance.

    Sistine Chapel : The Sistine Chapel, in the Apostolic Palace, is the official residence of the Pope in the Vatican City. The chapel is famous for its architecture, and the frescos by the greatest Renaissance artists, including the legendary ceiling by Michelangelo.

    St. Peter's Basilica and Square : This immense area houses many precious works including the breathtaking Pieta' by Michelangelo, and Bernini's papal canopy. The tomb of Saint Peter is the focal point of the basilica.

    The tour will finish in St. Peter's Square.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • Guide available in English, German, French languages (Spanish & Italian languages on request)
    • Reservation and entrance fees to the Vatican
    • Skip the line tickets to Vatican museum


    • Hotel pick up & drop off
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Please call the local activity operator anytime between 9:00am – 5:00pm, Monday to Saturday, atleast a day prior to the start of the tour to confirm the departure details.

    Your tour guide will be holding sign with your name written on it.

    Please cover shoulder and knees for entrance to the Vatican

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. This tour has reserved entrance to the Vatican, this has limited availability and is only available between 8:00am to 10:00am. You are advised to book well in advance.
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