Private Tour of the Vatican and Sistine Chapel

  • Type of tour: Private walking
  • Tour length: 3 hours
  • Depart from: At the Vatican


Set off on a private tour of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel with a top-rated tour guide for an unforgettable experience that will last 3 hours. A private tour with a knowledgeable, entertaining tour guide is by far the best way to fully appreciate the impressive collection of artwork and masterpieces kept inside the Pope’s Palace. Our tours are all customizable and also catered to families traveling with kids.

Start your private tour at the lobby of your hotel in Rome, where your private tour guide will pick you up. Easily reach the entrance of the Vatican Museums, which you will access with skip the line tickets to save time.

Once inside the Pope’s Palace, start the exploration of the Upper Galleries, the Gallery of Maps and the Gallery of Tapestries. Marvel at impressive artwork by great Italian artists such as Bernini, Raphael, Perugino and Caravaggio, just to mention a few.
Your private tour guide will help you and assist you during the entire experience, making sure you focus your attention on the most significant details and answering all of your questions.

Next, continue your tour of the Vatican Museums. Reach the Apostolic Palace and enter the stunning Sistine Chapel, one of the main highlights of your tour of the Vatican Museums. Take your time to fully appreciate Michelangelo’s great masterpiece and admire interesting details of the painted ceilings.

Afterwards, head to the entrance of St. Peter’s Basilica. Entering the Church you will find yourself right in the birthplace of Christianity. Admire beautiful masterpieces, such as Michelangelo's’ Pietà and Bernini's’ Baldachin.

End of your half-day tour at the Vatican Museums in St. Peter’s Square to admire the Basilica from the outside, surrounded by the tuscan colonnades and graced by the fountains.

Please note that the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel are closed on Sundays except the last Sunday in the month, but we don't offer this tour that day.

Should you be interested in a walking tour of the Ancient Rome, then don't miss our Ancient Rome walking tour!

Highlights of this tour

  • Vatican museum
  • Sistine Chapel
  • St. Peter's Basilica
  • The corridor of maps
  • The corridor of tapestries
  • ... and much more

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