Private tour

Private Vatican Tour: Museums & Sistine Chapel

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55 reviews

Activity provider: RomeGuideTours

Private Vatican Tour: Museums & Sistine Chapel

Activity provider: RomeGuideTours

From US$ 184.09 per person

Explore the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel on a private tour. See one of the world’s greatest collections of art with a personal guide and walk the galleries, admiring masterpieces by Rafaello, Michelangelo and more.

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Duration 3 - 4 hours
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Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Portuguese
Wheelchair accessible
Private group


  • Explore the galleries of the Vatican Museums with a private guide
  • See the 4 Raffaello rooms
  • Admire the Vatican Gardens from Belvedere Courtyard
  • Look at Michelangelo's Last Judgment and ceiling frescoes in the Sistine Chapel
Full description

Enjoy a private tour of the Vatican Museums, and see Michelangelo’s fabulous frescoes in the Sistine Chapel on a private tour.

After meeting your guide, make your way to the Vatican Museums entrance. Before you enter the galleries, view part of the lovely Vatican Gardens from the Belvedere Courtyard, designed by Donato Bramante. The long Belvedere Court connects the Vatican Palace with the Villa Belvedere in a series of terraces connected by stairs. Enter the museums and wander through the Gallery of Maps to the Raffaello Rooms. The largest of the 4 rooms is the Hall of Constantine, the last stop on your museums tour. You will also see the Room of Heliodorus, Room of the Signatura, and Room of the Fire in the Borgo. Continue to the Sistine Chapel to admire the legendary frescoes by Michelangelo, Sandro Botticelli, Pietro Perugino, Pinturicchio and others. The ceiling, and especially “The Last Judgment,” is widely believed to be Michelangelo's crowning achievement.

  • Private professional guide
  • Museum entrance fees
  • Transportation
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • All participants are required to bring and wear FFP2 masks. Blue surgical masks will not be accepted

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Meeting point

Meet your guide outside Caffè Vaticano.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • To enter the Vatican, you must observe the dress code in place. Please ensure you cover your shoulders and legs
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 55 reviews

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Indispensable and instructive

A guided tour of this site is essential so as not to miss its riches and see it as yet another museum, yet another church, etc. The choice of the private tour with a French-speaking guide is obviously a plus as Sarah was clear and very friendly. The price remains high, however, and that's unfortunate!

August 27, 2018

Very educational, entertaining tour.

We have been smuggled through the masses and have gained a good insight into the Vatican treasures. We would only have liked to have given the meeting point more precisely, because all the tours meet there and it is not so clear for visitors unfamiliar with the location. Without the help of the competitors who offer their tours there, we probably would not have found our guide. But otherwise we enjoyed the tour and would book it again.

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November 9, 2015

Beautiful experience. Our guide Luisa was very good at an impressive, professional and nice culture. We never got bored and the 3 hours flew by. I will certainly turn to this site again for the next visit and will definitely ask for Luisa.

January 8, 2022

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