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Rome: Private Vatican & Sistine Chapel Tour - VIP Entrance

Product ID: 228901
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Experience the highlights of the Vatican City on a 3-hour private tour with VIP access. Explore one of the most extraordinary art collections in the world. Pause in the Sistine Chapel and admire Michelangelo's masterpiece with an expert guide.
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Duration: 3 hours
Starting times 10:00 AM, 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM, 3:00 PM
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  • Save hours of vacation time with fast track tickets to the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel
  • Enjoy a private tour of the Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica
  • Take advantage of a tailored service and personal guide at your disposal
  • Admire ancient and Renaissance masterpieces
Full description
Meet your private official guide in front of the main entrance of Vatican Museum and set out on a special VIP tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and Saint Peter's Basilica. Use your skip-the-ticket-line tickets to gain priority access.

Discover one of the largest and most spectacular art collections in the world. Stroll into the Belvedere courtyard to see the incredible ancient Roman and Greek statues. Then head into the Muse's rooms, Circular Room, and Greek Cross Room to see Constantine's sarcophagus. Continue the tour through the Gallery of Maps overlooking the Vatican Gardens.

Finally, step inside the Sistine Chapel to marvel at Michelangelo's breathtaking Last Judgement. Journey through the history and the secrets which envelope the Catholic Church. Hear the stories of rivalries between the Renaissance artists.

Continue through into the Basilica of St. Peter to marvel at the masterpieces of the Baroque genius of Bernini and Michelangelo. Walk below the Basilica, through dimly-lit tunnels towards the Vatican Grottos, the resting place of many popes.
  • Fast track entrance tickets guaranteed to skip the long ticket lines
  • Entry to the Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica
  • 3-hour private tour
  • Official expert private guide
  • Assistance
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Transportation to/from attractions
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Viale Vaticano, 100, 00192 Rome. Meet your guide at the Vatican Museum main entrance. Your guide will be waiting for you holding a signboard with your name on it.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Shorts
  • Baby strollers
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts
Know before you go
• Estimated time entrance in the museum is 45 minutes after tour departure because you will have to pass the security check. All visitors must pass through airport-style security. During high season the wait at security may be up to 30 minutes.
• A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
• A maximum of 14 people per booking
• Your tickets will be held by the guide for collection on the day of the tour. You will be required to present this voucher. If you have purchased a discounted option you will be asked to show a photo ID in exchange for your tickets
• Not wheelchair accessible due to some difficulties in the Sistine Chapel
Estimated time entrance in the museum is 45 minutes after tour departure because you will have to pass the security check
• It is not possible to enter the Basilica on religious holidays including
papal audiences, beatifications, or masses of the pope; the tour will not operate on these days

From £83.24 per person

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