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“Private Vatican & Sistine Chapel” is is a fully private and exclusive Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel tour in about three hours.

Our top-rated expert Vatican tour guide will guarantee you a once-in-a-lifetime experience inside the magnificent Vatican Museums!

You’ll skip the Vatican lines with priority entrance into the Vatican Museums. Your private Vatican tour includes the Pinecone courtyard, Greek and Roman sculpture in the Belvedere courtyard, Gallery of Tapestries, Gallery of Maps, Rooms of Raphael, and the Sistine Chapel with it’s incredible restored frescoes painted by Michelangelo.

You’ll wander through silent chambers which have come to be known as the Vatacombs (Papal sarcophagi beneath St. Peter’s) and then enter the Basilica, the largest Christian Church in the World. Therein you’ll behold Michelangelo’s Sculpture of La Pieta’, the Bronze Baldacchino and Holy Altar by Bernini, sculpted Papal funerary monuments, the famous Swiss Guard, St. Peter’s facade and vast piazza.

Meeting point info will be sent in booking confirmation e-mail.

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Priority skip-the-line Vatican tickets
Licensed private Vatican tour guide
Private Vatican City tour
Private Vatican Museums tour
Private Sistine Chapel tour
Private St. Peter’s Basilica tour
Does NOT include St. Peter's Tomb / Scavi / Necropolis - please book separately through the Vatican

Important Information

Daily exc. Sun.
Tour does not run on public holidays.
Sturdy, comfortable footwear advised.
Activity level: easy.
NOT wheelchair accessible.


Vatican tour guide Luigi was fantastic!

Made the tour 3rd of August. A really hot day, but our guide Luigi made the trip great anyway. His knowledge about everything that has to do with the vatican history and building was amazing. He also had a great personality and presented all information in a really interesting way. It made us really pay attention. We strongly recommend When in Rome tours and Luigi :)