This is a fully private and extended Vatican tour in four hours. You have travelled a very long way to get here, so be sure not to miss any treasures in the Vatican City!

This brand new tour visits many of the rooms which competing operators omit as a matter of routine. While our other tours strive to cover all the major works of art in the museums, this is the tour for one and all! Meet your personal guide at our Vatican meeting point, just one block away from the Vatican Museums entrance. Upon request, meeting point at hotel may be possible.

We begin the tour with time spent in all the most important galleries inside the magnificent Vatican Museums. You'll also be handed the keys to several lesser known, but equally important rooms and galleries, some of which are listed below. Your private Vatican guide will illustrate and explain the following places of interest: Courtyard of the Pinecone, Chiaramonti Museums, Pio-Clementine Museum (Belvedere Courtyard, Room of the Animals, Room of the Muses, Round Room, Greek Cross Room), Gallery of the Candelabra, Gallery of Tapestries, Gallery of Maps, Raphael Rooms (of Constantine, Heliodorus, Signature, and Room of the Fire in the Borgo), Immaculate Conception and Sobieski Rooms in the Apartment of Pius V, Borgia Apartment, Egyptian Museum, Sistine Chapel.

From the Sistine Chapel, as a private client of When In Rome Tours, you will have right of way through a special exit which leads directly into St. Peter's Basilica. Upon arriving in the church, your guide will discuss Michelangelo's beautiful Pieta' and dome, Bernini's bronze Baldacchino and Holy Altar, sculpted Papal funerary monuments, and then proceed to explain the diffuse history of how the building as it appears today came into being.

This is a privately guided exclusive Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica experience.


Private Vatican tour guide
Fast track Vatican entrance
Private Vatican Museums tour
Private Sistine Chapel tour
Private Papal sarcophagi tour
Private St. Peter's Basilica tour
No photos inside the Sistine Chapel
Does NOT include St. Peter's Tomb / Scavi / Necropolis - please book separately through the Vatican
Not wheelchair accessible

Important Information

Remember to use promo code ROME2019 when you book this tour to get 10% off!
On days immediately surrounding religious holidays at the Vatican, alterations to tours may become necessary due to partial closings of areas normally included in this tour. In the event that the Papal tombs beneath St. Peter's Basilica are closed, the tour of the Basilica itself will be extended and no refunds made.