front view of the St Peter Basilica
Private tour of the Sistine Chapel
Ancient map of Sardinia
Guided tour inside the Basilica of St Peter
Tourists walking inside the Vatican museums
Reserved Access

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

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2h 30min
Mon to Sat
Several Departure Times

  • With our amazing Reserved Entrance access we get you into the Vatican quickly and easily ready to enjoy a private tour. This is a once in a lifetime experience to enjoy an unforgettable visit to the Vatican.
  • Explore the Vatican like a VIP on this intimate private tour. Marvel at Michelangelo’s awe-inspiring Sistine Chapel and Last Judgement and bask in the beauty of the Vatican’s many opulent galleries, before immersing yourself in the jewel of the Vatican, St. Peter’s Basilica.
  • Tailor your Vatican experience to perfectly suit your needs and interests on this private tour. In the company of an expert, English-speaking guide, explore the Vatican at your own pace as you navigate through the museums.

Make the Most of a Vatican Tour with us

What's Included

  • Reserved Access into the Vatican Museums
  • Vatican Museums entrance ticket and reservation fee
  • Access to the Sistine Chapel
  • Skip the Line entrance into St. Peter’s Basilica
  • Intimate private experience
  • Expert, English-speaking tour guide
  • Gratuities

Sites Visited

  • Vatican Museums
  • Sistine Chapel
  • Gallery of Maps
  • Gallery of Tapestries
  • St. Peter's Basilica
  • St. Peter's Square
Tailor your Vatican experience to suit your needs and interests on this carefully curated private tour. In the company of your dedicated, English-speaking guide, you’ll explore the Vatican Museum’s most-reputable sights as well as lesser-known treasures. From the Sistine Chapel to the Gallery of Maps, immerse yourself in centuries of captivating history and culture. Your tour will conclude with a visit to the iconic St. Peter’s Basilica, where you’ll uncover the Basilica’s many treasures, from Michelangelo’s Pietá to Bernini’s enormous bronze altar.

Our customers will benefit from our Reserved Entrance, so you can make the most of your precious vacation time as you are whisked straight inside in a matter of minutes. All of our guides are experts in their field and fluent English speakers, making them the perfect people to lead your journey through the Vatican Museums. In the company of your passionate guide, you can tailor your experience to suit your interests and needs, as they answer your questions and enthral you with fascinating insights as you explore.

Follow your interests in the Vatican Museum

Choose to explore parts of the Vatican Museums that interest you or opt for our classic Vatican route. Our classic highlights tour visits the Sistine Chapel and a diverse range of galleries covering ancient Greek and Roman sculptures, maps, tapestries and precious relics.

Whatever you choose, rest assured that your guide will be the perfect host – well-versed in the history, art and architecture of the Vatican and able to answer all your questions. Experience the masterpieces of the Vatican at a higher level when you spot the little details and hear the stories behind the artworks.

Your expert guide will provide a fascinating commentary as you explore the Pinecone Courtyard, the Gallery of Tapestries, the Gallery of Candelabra and the wonderful Hall of Maps. There is so much to see and learn, and now is a great time to do so in peace and quiet.

A highlight of your tour will no doubt be the Sistine Chapel. Your guide will share the hidden meanings depicted in the Last Judgement, where Michelangelo painted his personal vendettas and private jokes. Insights from your passionate guide will help you truly appreciate this artistic marvel and give you a better understanding into the complex character who created it.

From the Sistine Chapel we’ll use a special access door to gain entry directly to St. Peter’s Basilica, allowing us once again to skip the long lines that form outside St. Peter’s Basilica, so you can really optimize your time at the Vatican. Inside the Basilica your guide will excite you with tales and anecdotes surrounding the many breath-taking artworks that call the basilica home. Marvel at the monumental carved altar and the incredible architecture of Christianity’s most iconic church.

In just three hours you’ll see the very best of the Vatican on our Private Vatican Tour. Without a tour group to influence your route, you can spend as long as you like appreciating the works and artefacts that most pique your interest, while moving quickly through areas that don’t. With your own dedicated expert, English-speaking guide, you’ll be enthralled throughout this immersive tour; we take the hassle out of the day so you can have a truly once-in-a-lifetime Vatican experience. Especially now, with the lack of crowds!

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Price per adult based on a group of 2 people. Price per adult decreases as more people are added.
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  • All of our guides are experts in their field
  • We only hire fluent English-speakers so nothing is ever lost in translation
  • We focus on the little details and anecdotes that make City Wonders so special

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